Tom Clatworthy

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West Ham United v Arsenal: match preview

Both of these sides suffered midweek defeats in the EFL Cup but Arsenal will be confident of maintaining their title challenge. News that Santi Cazorla requires surgery on an ankle injury is a blow but Arsène Wenger’s side have not lost in the league since the opening day, while West Ham are a …

Middlesbrough v Hull City: match preview

As encouraging as Middlesbrough’s recent performances have been they have still won only twice and are one point ahead of Hull. While Harry Maguire – a centre half coveted by Aitor Karanka – may have a chance to audition for a January move by marking Álvaro Negredo, the absence of Boro’s injured …

Brazilian soccer team hangs on to underdog spirit after crash

CHAPECO, Brazil (Reuters) - For the scrappy soccer club from southern Brazil that lost nearly all of its players in a plane crash this week, the challenge ahead is not just fielding a new team but rebuilding a culture that made them outperformers despite tight budgets and limited star power.<p>Players …

Why Chelsea’s 3-4-3 means Pedro finally has a system worthy of his ability

<b>Of all the fashionable aspects of the modern game to inspire antipathy, it’s odd that so many have taken against the very notion that tactics can</b> …

Kevin De Bruyne vs Eden Hazard – is the Chelsea or Manchester City star having the better season?

It’s the one to watch in the Premier League this weekend: It’s Manchester City vs Chelsea, it’s Pep Guardiola vs Antonio Conte, it’s £470.55m vs …

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Manchester City vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Opposition Analysis

A key game in the Premier League title race and the first massive test of Antonio Conte since the 3-0 thrashing away to Arsenal. This is truly a clash of the titans.<p><b>The Season So Far</b><p>Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City career started in terrifying fashion, with ten straight wins in all competitions, a …

Mamadou Sakho to Leave in January Transfer Window

The French international is not considered a first-team player or part of Jürgen Klopp's plans for the future.<p>It is almost certain that Mamadou Sakho will leave Liverpool in the January transfer window after Jürgen Klopp made it clear that the 26-year-old is not part of the senior squad ahead of …

RUMOURS: Arsenal will bid for Payet in January

Arsene Wenger is ready is reignite interest in the West Ham star with a concrete bid when the transfer window opens, having lost Santi Cazorla for three months<p>Arsenal are ready to make a big offer for West Ham star Dimitri Payet, according to <i>The Sun</i>.<p>The France international is a fan favourite at …

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Claudio Ranieri admits Leicester are desperate to end Jamie Vardy's goal drought

Claudio Ranieri has revealed Leicester’s players are all trying to tee up Jamie Vardy to break his goal-scoring drought.<p>A year ago Vardy was the …

Colombia repatriates dead as airline's licensing questioned

RIO NEGRO, Colombia (AP) — Victims of this week's tragic air crash in the Andes were flown home Friday as Bolivia's president called for "drastic …

Man City clash a chance for Chelsea to prove themselves - Conte

(Reuters) - Chelsea’s Premier League game at Manchester City is a good chance to show they have rediscovered their best form following last season’s problems, manager Antonio Conte said on Friday.<p>Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates and Chelsea manager Antonio …

Aubameyang could stay at Dortmund past 2020 for 'incredible' fans

The coveted striker has cited BVB's Signal Iduna Park support as key to his decision to extend his contract, and revealed he may even remain beyond<p>Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists he is happy at Borussia Dortmund and hinted that he could stay beyond 2020 owing to the passion of the club's</b> …

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Manchester City news: Pep Guardiola praises his players for keeping up the pace with title rivals

Pep Guardiola has praised his Manchester City players for staying in contention with Chelsea and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League while …

Pedro reveals Conte's half-time adjustments in Chelsea's comeback win over Spurs

While the turning point of the match on Saturday may have been Pedro's wonderful curling effort that brought Chelsea level late in the first-half, that goal alone probably would not have been enough to continue the winning streak. Nor would it have been enough, more than likely, to change Antonio …

Why England have nothing to fear when they face Australia

Eddie Jones will not fear Australia on the evidence of their display against Ireland. Here are the five key areas that could give England the edge.<p>Attack<p>This is one area that Australia showed world-class potency, but only in patches and they could not sustain the level of their accuracy for 80 …