Europa League highest goal scorers this season [See top 18]

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Following the conclusion of the UEFA Europa League Match Day 4 fixtures on Thursday night, below are the current highest goal scorers chasing the golden boot in the Europe second top-flight league. Sevilla’s Munir El Haddadi is presently the highest goal scorer in the Europa League after he scored a hat-trick in his side’s 5-2 victory over Dudelange on Thursday to take his tally to 5 goals. AZ Alkmaar forward, Myron Boadu has four goals alongside Slovan’s Andraz Sporar and Dudelange’s Danel Sinani. UEFA Europa League top scorers: 5 goals: Munir El Haddadi (Sevilla) 4 goals: Myron Boadu (AZ Alkmaar), Danel Sinani (F91 Dudelange), Andraz Sporar (Slovan Bratislava) 3 goals: Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Alfredo Morelos (Rangers), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting), Donyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven), Claudiu Keseru (Ludogorets), Víctor Campuzano (Espanyol), Ángel Rodríguez (Getafe), Roman Yaremchuk (KAA Gent) 2 goals: Dani Quintana (FK Qarabag), Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal), Matías Vargas (Espanyol), Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma), Calvin Stengs (AZ Alkmaar), Munas Dabbur (Sevilla). (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

UEFA Europa League: All the teams that have qualified for Round of 32 so far

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Five clubs have already booked their place in the last 32 of this year’s UEFA Europa League following the conclusion of Match Day 4 fixtures on Thursday night. They are: Manchester United, Celtic, Basel, Espanyol and Sevilla. Celtic progressed into the next round, following an incredible 2-1 away victory over Lazio in Italy on Thursday. Manchester United defeated Partizan 3-0 at Old Trafford, thanks to goals from Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. FC Basel also advanced to the next round with two games to spare after beating Getafe 2-1 at home. Espanyol thrashed Ludogorets 6-0, while Sevilla won 5-2 against Dudelange. The twenty-seven remaining teams will be decided on Match Day 5 (November 28) and Match Day 6 (December 12) respectively. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Chelsea’s Jorginho named in UEFA Champions League team [Full list]

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Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho has been included in the UEFA Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post on their official website on Thursday. Jorginho was included in the team after his impressive performance of Frank Lampard’s men against Ajax on Tuesday night. The Italy international scored a brace in their 4-4 draw against the Dutch giants at Stamford Bridge. Jorginho made the list alongside Paris Saint-Germian’s Keylor Navas and Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son UEFA Champions League team after match-four is found below: Goalkeeper: Keylor Navas (PSG) Defender: Achraf Hakimi (Dortmund), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Joachim Andersen (Lyon), Jan Bořil (Slavia Praha). Midfielder: Heung-Min Son (Tottenham), Jorginho (Chelsea), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax), Quincy Promes (Ajax) Forward: Rodrygo (Real Madrid) and Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Liverpool vs Man City: Paul Merson predicts winner of EPL clash

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Arsenal hero, Paul Merson has said that Liverpool are favourites to beat Manchester City in this weekend’s English Premier League clash. Unbeaten Liverpool play host to Pep Guardiola’s men, who have won five of their last six matches in all competitions. Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in the league this season and go into the match six points clear of rivals City after 11 games played. But Merson has now explained why, for him, Liverpool are favourites to beat City on Sunday at Anfield. “Liverpool and Manchester City were both on the floor against Aston Villa and Southampton but yet again they found the answer,” Merson told Sky Sports. “Both clubs are relentless in their pursuit of the title but I don’t see a way back for City if Liverpool win on Super Sunday. “Liverpool will move nine points clear with a win at Anfield and, as we saw at Villa Park, they simply don’t know how to lose, so I just don’t know where they would lose three matches to let City back in.” Merson continued: “Sunday’s game could be a straight shootout, and whoever misses first will lose the game. “I cannot see Manchester City keeping Liverpool out, and I cannot see Liverpool keeping Manchester City out. I cannot see anything but goals, there’s so much attacking talent on the pitch. “If it’s end-to-end, there’s only one winner in my opinion and that’s Liverpool, their front three will have too much for City’s current back four. “Pep Guardiola is undoubtedly a great manager, but these are the kind of games where we really see what he’s made of. “Opening up the game could be fatal, as Liverpool have proved in the past, so he may have to alter his principles slightly, sit back, contain Liverpool. “City don’t have to win the match, it will be game on in the title race if they remain six points behind, but they cannot afford to lose.” (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Leicester vs Arsenal: Unai Emery suffers major injury blow ahead of EPL clash

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Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, will be without Dani Ceballos, in their trip to Leicester City on Saturday. Ceballos was substituted early in the second half of the Gunners’ 1-1 draw at Vitoria on Wednesday night. The Spanish midfielder went off with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. The club has now confirmed his unavailability in an official statement. “[Dani Ceballos is] currently being assessed, but will miss Saturday’s match at Leicester City,” the statement read. Arsenal go into the game at the King Power six points behind Leicester, after failing to win their last three league games. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Leicester vs Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers lists reasons Vardy snubbed Gunners

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Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has denied that Jamie Vardy turned down a transfer to Arsenal, because he was worried about competition for places. Vardy came close to joining the Gunners in the summer of 2016, but eventually remained at the King Power, where he signed a new contract. The 32-year-old has scored eight goals in his last eight matches against Arsenal, including a brace in last season’s convincing 3-0 win, which damaged Arsenal’s chances of a top four finish. Victory for Leicester this Saturday will put them nine points clear of Arsenal in the race for the top four and Rodgers spoke about Vardy ahead of the game. “It won’t have been because of that, that he didn’t go to Arsenal,” Rodgers told reporters, when asked if Vardy was concerned at the prospect of fighting for a place in the Arsenal team. “The one thing I know from Jamie Vardy is he is a team player who loves competition. “He is a competitor, I see it everyday. He has proven himself to be one of the top strikers in Europe for me. “It was probably a number of things – he was offered a good deal here, felt comfortable, stable here with his family at an incredible club.” (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Europa League: What Solskjaer said about Rojo after 3-0 win over Partizan Belgrade

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Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was full of praise for Marcos Rojo, following their 3-0 win over Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday night. Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford all scored, as United booked their place in the last 32 of the competition. Rojo made his eighth appearance of the season, alongside Harry Maguire in defence. The Argentinean had looked set to leave Old Trafford, but Solskjaer is delighted he stayed. “I thought he was excellent tonight. I think he’s been excellent since we started pre-season. “He’s played maybe more than he expected but that’s why he’s still here. “He’s a top-quality footballer. He’s a winner, good mentality, he can pass, he can defend. “It’s now about keeping him fit and he’s been fit now for a long, long time and you can see his qualities,” Solskjaer told BT Sport. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Leicester City vs Arsenal: What Brendan Rodgers said about replacing Unai Emery

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Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has played down speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal, as replacement for Unai Emery. Emery is under pressure at the Emirates, and takes his side to the King Power to face Rodgers’ men on Saturday. Victory for third-placed Leicester, would see them move nine points clear of the Gunners. And Rodgers has played down suggestions he could potentially leave the Foxes, to take charge at the Emirates. “If you work well, it’s a natural consequence of what happens in this game – you’ll get linked to other jobs. “People link me, at times, to top clubs – I’m already in a top job. “This is a fantastic club, a great job for me and in this moment with the ownership we have, the players I have, I’m absolutely loving every minute of it. “All the gossip and speculation, whether it’s for you or against you, is part of the game,” Rodgers told Sky Sports. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Liverpool vs Man City: What Salah said about Premier League clash, title

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Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah has insisted that his side will still have a long way to go in winning this season’s English Premier League title even if they beat Manchester City on Sunday at Anfield. Unbeaten Liverpool play host to Pep Guardiola’s men, who have won five of their last six matches in all competitions. Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in the league this season and go into the match six points clear of rivals City after 11 games played. But Salah now believes that victory over the Citizens this weekend will not prove decisive at this stage of the season, adding that it is too early. “They [Man City] were talking about that [victory over Liverpool will prove decisive] in December last year when we were six or seven points ahead,” Salah told Sky Sports. “It is not over. It is for three points. If you go through a period of time and lose three games, you are in trouble. “Even if we win against Man City, it is a long way. We are in November, it is too early to talk about the Premier League Liverpool vs Man City: What Salah said about Premier League clash, title.” (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Champions League draw: Arsenal to play PSG, Barcelona face Madrid [See full fixtures]

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The draw for the quarter-final stage of this season’s Women UEFA Champions League has been made public. The draw was held in the Swiss city of Nyon Friday afternoon. Arsenal have been paired with Paris Saint-Germain, while Barcelona will take on Atletico Madrid. According to UEFA, the quarter-final fixtures will take place on 24/25 March and 1/2 April 2020, while the semi-final fixtures will hold on 25/26 April and 2/3 May 2020. The Champions League quarter-final draw is as below: Atlético Madrid (ESP) v Barcelona (ESP) Lyon (FRA, holders) v Bayern München (GER) Glasgow City (SCO) v Wolfsburg (GER) Arsenal (ENG) v Paris Saint-Germain (FRA). (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

EPL: Nigerian-born Juventus top striker attacks Guardiola, reveals why Klopp is better coach

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Nigerian-born Juventus forward, Eni Aluko, has noted that the current Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola must lift the Champions League title with Manchester City to be considered an all-time great. Guardiola has not won the champions league competition since he captured the trophy twice with Barcelona in the 2008-09 and 2010-11 seasons. However, 32-year-old Aluko believes that 48-year-old manager’s failure to reach the final without Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi could see him miss out in the conversation for all-time greats. Aluko, a former England international took a shot at the former Barcelona boss by saying that Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp managed to win the trophy with Divock Origi last season. “Guardiola has never got to a European final without Lionel Messi, whereas Klopp has won one with Divock Origi,” she told The Guardian. “Guardiola’s Barcelona side won the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League in 2008-09, something no other manager had done, but Luis Enrique repeated the feat in 2014-15 and nobody has him down as one of the all-time greats. “Jose Mourinho won the Champions League with Porto and Internazionale and eight league titles in four countries, yet he seems to be disregarded as an old‑school manager with outdated ideas. “Guardiola, who is one of the most successful trophy-winning managers in history, has failed to progress past the quarter-final stages of the competition with City so far. And the former Bayern Munich boss claimed only last month that his side was not ready to win UEFA’s coveted prize this season. “Guardiola […] took over Barcelona when they had won the league in two of the previous four seasons, Bayern Munich when they were reigning champions, and Manchester City when they had been champions in two of the five previous seasons and had unrivalled spending power.”- (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

EPL: Guardiola confirms one key player will miss Liverpool, Man City clash

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Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed that his side will be without their number one goalkeeper, Ederson, when they take on Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday at Anfield. According to Guardiola, second-choice keeper, Claudio Bravo will feature for the Citizens in the absence of the Brazilian international. Ederon was substituted at half-time during Man City’s Champions League 1-1 draw against Atalanta some few days ago after sustaining a muscular problem. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Guardiola was quoted by Man City’s official website as telling reporters: “Ederson is not able to play. I don’t know how long he will be out for, but Sunday, he cannot play. “We have another keeper. Claudio Bravo and he can do it, too. I have every confidence in him. “We won the Carabao Cup thanks to Claudio. He is an exceptional keeper and has won a lot of international games and tournaments with Chile. I have no doubts.” (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Leicester vs Arsenal: What Emery, Xhaka discussed ahead of EPL clash

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Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has confirmed that Granit Xhaka, will not play against Leicester City this Saturday. Emery, addressing the media on Friday, revealed that Xhaka told him he does not feel he can feature in the Premier League game. “Not yet,” Emery replied when asked if Xhaka was ready to return. “I spoke with him on Tuesday for how he is feeling now and his mind because he is training well, but he said to me he can’t play. We are going to wait.” Xhaka has not played since his furious outburst at the Emirates and is reportedly keen to leave the club in January. The Swiss international has already been replaced as captain by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Lampard wins Premier League prize ahead of Klopp

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Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for October. Lampard won all three of his league games last month against Burnley, Southampton and Newcastle. It has seen the Blues move into fourth place, six points above fifth-placed Arsenal. “Winning an individual award like this is the perfect time to appreciate the close staff who have worked so hard since pre-season and the players, as they are the ones who go out and perform. “I am delighted for everybody. “Out of the Premier League games we played in October, the one away against Burnley was the highlight because of the way we were so dominant in our performance and it is a very tough place to go,” Lampard told the Premier League. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Brighton’s Graham Potter, were also in the running for the prize. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

EPL: Guardiola reveals strongest team in the world

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Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has described Premier League title rivals Liverpool as ‘”probably the best team in the world right now”, ahead of their clash on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp’s side remain unbeaten and are six points clear at the top of the table. Last season, City took four points off the Reds, which ensured they won the title by one point. “As a manager, I said last season when we won the league, they’re the best contender I ever faced in my career to win this league. “It was the biggest achievement, or one of the biggest achievements, as a club. It remains the same. Probably right now they’re the strongest team in the world. “They are an exceptional team. Of course, the history is there for itself. It’s something special, I think more for the quality of the team of what they do, quality of players they have, quality of manager they have, I believe more in that, in the team, than the scenario [atmosphere at Liverpool]. “Right now it’s [Anfield] one of the toughest ones, right now in Europe it’s the toughest stadiums to go there,” Guardiola told a press conference on Friday. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Zidane reveals Mbappe’s dream club

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Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has insisted that Kylian Mbappe’s dream, is to play for the Spanish giants. Mbappe was linked with a move from Paris Saint-Germain to Madrid last summer, but ended up staying with the Ligue 1 side. Zidane spoke about his compatriot’s desire to play for Los Blancos and his comments annoyed PSG’s sporting director Leonardo. Leonardo called on Zidane to stop “destabilising” Mbappe, but the Real boss is refusing to budge. “All I said was something that Kylian Mbappe had already said himself – that it was his dream to one day wear Real Madrid’s white jersey. “That’s all I said, and I’m saying it again today and I would repeat it again everyday. I have nothing more to say about Leonardo, I can say whatever I want,” Zidane retorted during Friday’s press conference. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

AFCON qualifier: Super Eagles’ camp opens Sunday ahead of Benin clash

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The Super Eagles’ camp will open on Sunday, ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin Republic on November 13, according to SportingLife. All the 23 invited players will fly to Uyo, the Akwa Ibom capital to begin preparations for the encounter, scheduled for the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium. The team will lodge at the Le Meridien Hotel. Head coach, Gernot Rohr, who is in Egypt, is expected in the country on Saturday. Rohr has been in the North Africa country since this week, to offer technical support to the U-23 National Team coaches, ahead of Saturday’s game against Cote d’Ivoire at 2pm. Nigeria’s opponents are expected next week. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=420332301344305&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2&appId=181005951975036&autoLogAppEvents=1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));