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Antonio Conte Seems To Have Found Another Winning Formula At Chelsea After Minor Tweak [Opinion]

If anything, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte isn’t afraid of making changes. And his latest tactical switch is proving just how good he is at finding …

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West Brom 0-4 Chelsea: Hazard inspires Blues to easy win as pressure cranks up on Pulis - 5 talking points - Mirror Online

Tony Pulis' West Brom reign is close to breaking point after this heavy home beating by champions Chelsea .<p>Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard and Marcos …

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Gossip column: Bale, Coleman, Rose, Fellaini, Martin, Sturaro, Wagner

<b>Manchester United</b> will try to sign <b>Real Madrid's</b> 28-year-old forward Gareth Bale next summer. (Mirror)<p>United believe they can help Wales international Bale overcome his fitness issues and are not put off by the series of injuries he has recently suffered. (Guardian)<p>Chris Coleman will be announced as</b> …

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Antonio Conte slams critics for hitting out at Chelsea's handling of England new boy Ruben Loftus-Cheek - Mirror Online

Antonio Conte has hit back at critics unimpressed with Chelsea’s handling of ­England new boy Ruben Loftus-Cheek .<p>Conte suggested people shouldn’t …

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Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte united in condemnation of Gareth Southgate for handling of their players

Gareth Southgate, the England manager, is under fire from Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte for his handling of their players.<p>Mourinho, the Manchester United manager, has accused Southgate of allowing Phil Jones to receive no fewer than six painkilling injections for a friendly – an extraordinary …

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Premier League health check: the overachievers and underperformers

The table doesn’t lie but teams such as Burnley and Brighton are exceeding all expectations while Swansea and Everton have disappointed badly. Here’s how the 20 sides rank based on early-season health and vigour<p>They say the league table never lies, and this is of course true. What they don’t tell …

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How Manchester United profited off Chelsea signing Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City in summer transfer window - Mirror Online

Leicester City weren't the only club to profit from the sale of Danny Drinkwater.<p>Manchester United also pocketed a few quid when Chelsea splashed out …

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What you might have missed from Manchester United’s financial figures and Ed Woodward’s conference call

Ed Woodward sat down with investors to discuss Manchester United's latest financial figures on Thursday lunchtime.<p>The executive vice-chairman was …

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Willian Admits He 'Doesn't Know Why' Breakthrough England Star Has Been Loaned Out by Chelsea

Brazilian forward Willian has echoed the thoughts of a large section of Chelsea supporters and questioned the reasons why new England star Ruben …

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Premier League returns: Liverpool's Mane worry, Pogba's comeback?

How has each of the top clubs in the Premier League fared over the international break? We asked our correspondents to give a health check.<p><b>MAN …

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Manchester United made nearly $17 million from Danny Drinkwater and Michael Keane’s summer moves

MANCHESTER United made almost £10m ($17m) in sell-on clauses for Danny Drinkwater and Michael Keane in the summer, Sky Sports News …

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Manchester United financial results: 5 things we learned as Ed Woodward reveals latest quarterly figures - Mirror Online

Manchester United have announced their financial results for the financial period between July and September, with record revenue of £141million for …

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Conte unhappy with England over Drinkwater call-up: Southgate should've called me!

The Chelsea boss has expressed his frustration at the Three Lions for not contacting him prior to asking the midfielder to join up with the squad<p>Antonio Conte is unhappy with England over their decision to call-up Danny Drinkwater for the international matches against Germany and Brazil, insisting …

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Russia bound? Our writers pick their 23-man England squad for 2018 World Cup

Gareth Southgate has used 44 different players during his near 12-month reign as England manager. But how many of those players will be on the plane to Russia for the World Cup next summer? Our team of writers select their squads and their reasons why.<p>Jason Burt<p><b>Goalkeepers:</b> Jack Butland (Stoke), …

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Guts and resilience only go so far, England need a creative heartbeat to build their World Cup hopes around

It is often forgotten that in the aftermath of England’s disastrous 2010 World Cup campaign, Fabio Capello had a sudden brainwave. Perplexed by …

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José Mourinho Mistakes with De Bruyne, Lukaku and Salah Haunt Chelsea

Dick Rowe, the head of A&R at Decca Records in the 60s, was a kingmaker in the music industry. He signed the Rolling Stones in 1963, gave Van …

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Joe Thompson: "Cancer felt like a snake wrapping around my neck... I was determined to win"

<i>Illustration: Alexander Wells. Photography: Jon Shard</i><p>I can still remember the tiny, two-bedroom council flat back in Bath that I used to call home. …

Leicester Star Jamie Vardy Lauds Boss Claude Puel & Comments on Danny Drinkwater's Call-Up Rejection

Leicester City star Jamie Vardy has praised new boss Claude Puel, stating the former Southampton manager has been able to get things back on track at …

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Vardy backs Puel's impact at Leicester after positive start

(Reuters) - Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy says new manager Claude Puel has been able to get the club back on track without making huge changes and that the Frenchman plans only to make small adjustments that will help them improve.<p>FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - England Media Day - St. George's …

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Danny Drinkwater, poppies and a dangerous nationalism

It’s that time of year when the poppy fascists go on patrol, hunting down and shaming any public figure who isn’t wearing one. God help anyone on TV …

Gareth Southgate warns England players places are no longer assured in new-look squad

Gareth Southgate has warned players will have to think twice before pulling out of England duty or turning down a call-up in future thanks to the impression the country’s youngsters have made.<p>Southgate’s squad for the friendlies against Germany and Brazil was ravaged by the withdrawals of six …

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Danny Drinkwater should be in with a shot of England World Cup place, says Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy has backed Danny Drinkwater to force Gareth Southgate to give him another England chance before next summer’s World Cup.<p>Drinkwater was forced to reject a late call-up from England manager Southgate for the friendlies against Germany and Brazil as he recovers from a calf injury.<p>The …

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Chelsea Star "Has Ruined His Career" By Snubbing England Call Up

He might as well hang up his boots now, according to one ex-pro<p>Danny Drinkwater's decision to decline an England call-up from Gareth Southgate will …

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Drinkwater's England future in doubt

Gareth Southgate will continue blooding a new generation of England players in Friday's friendly against Germany, but Danny Drinkwater's …

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Danny Drinkwater's England Future in Jeopardy After Chelsea Ace Snubs Three Lions Call-Up

Danny Drinkwater's England future could be in doubt after Gareth Southgate revealed that the midfielder snubbed a call-up for November's …

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England to unveil most inexperienced side since 1976 against Germany

Gareth Southgate has picked the most inexperienced team to represent England in recent times to face world champions Germany at Wembley on Friday evening.<p>The manager is preparing to give debuts to 20-year-old striker Tammy Abraham, the 21-year-old midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jordan Pickford …

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Victor Moses: Azpilicueta has helped me become one of Africa's best players

The Chelsea wing-back has hailed his team-mate's influence over his adaptation to a more defensive role after being nominated for individual honours<p>It has been a transformative year for Victor Moses and Chelsea.<p>Antonio Conte's decision to convert the Nigerian into a wing-back early in the 2016-17 …

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Paris Saint-Germain contact Antonio Conte about manager's job? Transfer gossip from Friday's papers - Mirror Online

Paris Saint-Germain have earmarked Antonio Conte as their next manager, according to reports.<p>The Chelsea boss's representatives has reportedly been …

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Jose Mourinho set for war with Manchester United board over transfer funds

JOSE MOURINHO is heading for a clash with the Manchester United board over further backing in the transfer market.<p>Mourinho has spent £300million in …

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Chelsea vs Manchester United: Five Talking Points

1 Cesc as classy as ever<p>Cesc Fabregas has always been one of the Premier League’s more astute technicians. Awareness, vision and an understanding of …

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