David Luiz was given a dressing down by Antonio Conte during Chelsea’s team meeting, according to reports. The Daily Telegraph claims that the Italian launched an ‘angry inquest’ after his side’s 3-0 defeat to Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
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Arsenal’s looming trip to take on Manchester City has just a whiff of inevitability about it. Still unbeaten across all competitions, and having dropped only two points in the league, Pep Guardiola’s devastatingly attack-minded side are already being widely compared to the famous Invincibles of 13 years ago.
That talk is probably a little premature, though their case is as strong as any side before them at this early stage of the season.
By comparison, Arsenal still look like they are finding their identity. Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez have at least all played together at the same time now, though question marks remain over Arsene Wenger’s decision to switch to a back three. Results have been acceptable, but not always performances, and they’ve conceded just one less goal than second-from-bottom Bournemouth.
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- N’Golo Kante was not deemed fit enough to feature in the shock 3-0 defeat to Roma on Tuesday but will surely start against Manchester United on Sunday.
- Antonio Conte would have been fuming with the way his side crumbled in his native Italy and some players might be at risk of being dropped here.
- César Azpilicueta picked up a knock against Roma and has since been left out of the Spain squad for the international break, which could mean he misses out here. Predict this game now
- Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia return to the starting XI after being given a rest in midweek.
- Jesse Lingard picked up a hip injury in the 2-0 win over Benfica on Tuesday and is a slight doubt for the trip to Stamford Bridge.
- Jose Mourinho may stick with the team that beat Tottenham 1-0 last time out in the Premier League.
- Michael Carrick and Paul Pogba look set to miss out this weekend as they continue to build their fitness up, while Marcos Rojo and Marouane Fellaini are certainly out until after the international break. NaijaBet.com
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Dele Alli was the star of the show as Tottenham swept aside European champions Real Madrid with a historic 3-1 victory at Wembley. NaijaBet.com
The England midfielder opened the scoring for Spurs in the 27th minute as he steered home Kieran Trippier’s marvelous volleyed cross from the right flank. Continue reading Dele Alli joins elite group of legends after double for Tottenham against Real Madrid
Roman Abramovich has already decided to sack Antonio Conte and is considering Chelsea’s next managerial appointment, according to reports in Spain. NaijaBet.com
Marca claims that the Italian’s relationship with Chelsea’s hierarchy has ‘deteriorated’, he is no longer on speaking terms with the club’s billionaire owner and all communications are going through Marina Granovskaia, a director who plays a large part in the team’s transfer business. Continue reading Roman Abramovich makes major decision over Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea
Rio Ferdinand believes Eden Hazard must start feeling ‘upset’ every time he fails to score if he is to reach the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Hazard is undoubtedly one of the stand-out players in the Premier League and was named in the PFA Team of the Year for 2017 after helping Chelsea win the title. NaijaBet.com Continue reading Rio Ferdinand tells Eden Hazard how to reach level of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Roy Keane says Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho should ‘shut up’ and stop listening to his critics. Mourinho said he would leave it to the ‘specialists’ to analyse United’s 2-0 win against Benfica on Tuesday following criticism of his side’s style of play in recent weeks. NaijaBet.com
The Portuguese boss made a ‘shushing’ gesture following United’s 1-0 win against Tottenham last weekend and told critics to ‘relax and stay calm’ after the victory. United have only lost one match so far this season and have a 100% record in the Champions League but Mourinho’s comments have created a slightly negative atmosphere at the club. NaijaBet.com Continue reading Jose Mourinho should ‘shut up’ and forget about his critics, says Roy Keane
Arsenal have made an approach to sign Charly Musonda after he informed Chelsea that he wants to leave, according to reports in France. Last month, the 21-year-old took aim at Chelsea on Instagram over his lack of playing time under Antonio Conte.
And Foot Mercato now claims that Musonda wants to leave Stamford Bridge in the upcoming transfer window and has no intention of signing a contract extension, with his current deal set to expire in June 2019. The report also claims that Arsenal have been alerted to Musonda’s desire to leave Chelsea and are ready to make a ‘firm offer’ for the Belgian. NaijaBet.com Continue reading Charly Musonda in talks with Arsenal after telling Chelsea he wants transfer
Thibaut Courtois was disappointed with the lack of ‘fighting spirit’ displayed by his Chelsea team-mates in the second half against Roma and insists they have to ‘fight back’ against Manchester United on Sunday. NaijaBet.com
The Belgian goalkeeper saw the ball fly past him three times on a difficult night at the Stadio Olimpico as Stephan El Shaarawy scored twice in the first half before Diego Perotti put the game beyond their reach in the second half. Continue reading Thibaut Courtois slams Chelsea team-mates for lack of fight v Roma
Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that Real Madrid are a weaker team following the departure of a number of stars this summer, including Chelsea record signing Alvaro Morata. NaijaBet.com
Los Blancos have made an unspectacular start to their defence of both La Liga and the Champions League, suffering a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham just days after Girona shocked them. Continue reading Cristiano Ronaldo regrets Real Madrid decision to sell Alvaro Morata, James Rodriguez and Pepe