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Teammate describes Chelsea and Arsenal target Kepa Arrizabalaga as Athletic Bilbao 'until death'

The two London clubs are said to be in the running to land the 23-year-old Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Chelsea and Arsenal target Kepa Arrizabalaga has been described as Athletic Bilbao ‘until death’ by a team-mate. The two London clubs are said to be in the running to land the precocious goalkeeper, who is out of contract in the summer. Meanwhile, Real Madrid are very keen on landing the 23-year-old but a new deal at Athletic Bilbao is also on the table. Fellow Bilbao goalkeeper Iago Herrerin, who trains alongside him…

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Coral Daily Download – Manchester United and Chelsea Champions League odds, plus Ashes preview

Australia are slight favourites over England to win The Ashes Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Coral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds. Manchester United are in Champions League action on Wednesday night, away to Basel, and are odds on [10/11] to win in Switzerland. Chelsea are also in action, against Azerbaijani side Qarabag, and are 2/7 to return from the 5,000-mile round trip with a victory. Meanwhile, The Ashes begins in Brisbane on Thursday and hosts Australia are 4/9 favourites to win the series, while England…

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Tony Pulis: West Brom sack head coach after Chelsea defeat

Media playback is not supported on this device Tony Pulis has been sacked as West Brom head coach with the club a point above the Premier League relegation zone and without a win in 10 top-flight games. The Baggies were beaten 4-0 at home by Chelsea on Saturday. Albion won their first three games of the season, but have drawn four and lost seven since beating Accrington in the Carabao Cup on 22 August. Former West Brom manager Gary Megson, who had been Pulis’ assistant, is taking over “until further…

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Chelsea FC: Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio wants Antonio Conte as Azzurri manager

Antonio Conte left Italy after Euro 2016 Sunday, November 19, 2017 Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio has suggested Antonio Conte would be his preferred choice as national team boss. The Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC) sacked Gian Piero Ventura following Italy’s failure to qualify for next summer’s World Cup and Tavecchio would like to see Chelsea boss Conte return to his former role. Conte left for Stamford Bridge after Euro 2016, but, after winning the Premier League title in his first season in west London, has been forced to…

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Premier League team of the weekend, featuring Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal stars

A top class performance from the Watford star to prove he is still one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. He made point-blank saves from Cheikhou Kouyate and Marko Arnautovic, with the triple stop against the latter arguably the best save of the Premier League season so far. Sunday, November 19, 2017 Another weekend of Premier League football has finished, with Monday’s clash between Brighton and Stoke set to round off matchweek 12. There were routine wins for Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United, while Arsenal surprised many…

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Antonio Conte claims fixture schedule has left Chelsea at a disadvantage

Chelsea have been dealt an unfair hand by schedule makers in comparison to Premier League leaders Manchester City, according to boss Antonio Conte. The Blues won their fourth successive league game by defeating West Brom 4-0 at The Hawthorns on Saturday, but still trail Pep Guardiola’s City by nine points after they beat Leicester to make it 16 wins on the bounce in all competitions. One of those came at Stamford Bridge in late September, three days after the Blues had beaten Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, and four…

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Tony Pulis says his future is out of his hands after Chelsea crush West Brom

Tony Pulis admitted his future rests with West Brom’s owners after the joint-heaviest defeat of his tenure to Chelsea left his position looking increasingly perilous. One day after conceding he could understand if the Baggies board opted for a managerial change given their rotten form, Pulis saw his side thumped 4-0 at The Hawthorns in front of Chinese owner Guochuan Lai and a home crowd that greeted the final whistle with a chorus of ‘Pulis out’. Albion have now gone 11 games without a victory, and will be in the…

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