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Premier League fixtures & results: TV schedule, live stream & guide to Week 8

Watford leapt above Arsenal in the Premier League table by claiming a dramatic 2-1 win over the Gunners on Saturday evening. Earlier in the day, Manchester United had held Liverpool to an uninspiring 0-0 draw at Anfield to kick off matchday eight of the English top-flight season. Watford double chance …

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No Morata & Kante, no Chelsea following Batshuayi horror show

Crystal Palace went into their game with Chelsea having not scored in 731 minutes but Cesar Azpilicueta’s own goal sparked what would be a disastrous day for the champions. Wilfred Zaha caused nightmares for a Chelsea side who were out-battled in midfield all afternoon in the absence of their star …

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Some players weren’t comfortable – Zaha on De Boer’s reign at Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha has revealed that former manager Frank de Boer’s insistence on possession-based football led to his struggles at Crystal Palace. The ex-Inter Milan handler came in as a summer acquisition for the Eagles but was sacked after 77 days, leaving the London outfit with no points and no goals …

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Betting: Back a boosted treble on Chelsea, Fulham and Arsenal this weekend

Chelsea and Arsenal have the chance to demonstrate their Premier League title aspirations when domestic football returns after a two-week break this weekend. The Blues are away to Crystal Palace, yet to even score in their seven successive defeats this season let alone take any points, while the Gunners make …

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Ballon d’Or 2017: Neymar, Messi & Griezmann among nominees

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lead an illustrious list of 30 players nominated for the 2017 Ballon d’Or award. The full list of top footballers was revealed across Monday by organisers France Football, with Champions League and La Liga winners Real Madrid dominating with seven nominees. Following unprecedented back-to-back Champions League wins, Real Madrid …

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Morata limps off with injury versus Man City

Chelsea were dealt a major blow against Manchester City on Saturday, as striker Alvaro Morata limped off with a muscular issue in the first half.  With 10 minutes to play in the opening period, the Spain international pulled up with a hamstring injury and had to come off the field.  17/2 for …

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Manchester United lead the latest crop of winners from Soccerway’s betting guide

With so much information available to the online bettor, it can be tough to narrow the array of detail to identify what makes a worthwhile selection. That’s where Soccerway’s betting guide comes in. Their team of experts use the stats-based site and it’s various tools, together with the latest Opta …

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‘I didn’t feel like a footballer at Chelsea’ – Bertrand insists he had to leave Blues for Southampton

Ryan Bertrand insists he had to leave Chelsea for Southampton because he “didn’t necessarily feel like a footballer” at Stamford Bridge. The 28-year-old emerged through the Blues’ youth system and started in the final as the club famously defeated Bayern Munich on penalties to win the 2012 Champions League. Chelsea …

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Conte wants aggressive Morata, holds no grudge against Diego Costa

Antonio Conte has lauded “good guy” Alvaro Morata by saying that he is the sort of man you would allow your daughter to marry, but went on to say that he wants the young forward to add aggression to his game in the coming season. Morata came in to replace Diego Costa over the summer and …

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Chelsea Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Stoke City

Chelsea’s four-game winning streak ground to a halt after a 0-0 draw at home to Arsenal but they will continue their title defence with a tough away trip to Stoke City on Saturday.  The Premier League champions got back to winning ways as they beat Nottingham Forest in the Carabao …

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Premier League Team of the Week: Aguero & Silva lead City charge

LUKASZ FABIANSKI | SWANSEA CITY The Poland international retains his place in goal after impressing once again at the weekend. Fabianski made eight saves in preserving Swansea’s clean sheet at Wembley, and frustrated Tottenham once again in their bid to win at their temporary home.  Swans 17/10 for clean sheet v …

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Chelsea vs Arsenal: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

Chelsea can potentially go top of the Premier League with a win over Arsenal when the sides meet at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Antonio Conte’s side have recovered from an embarrassing defeat against Burnley on the opening day of the season to go on a four-match winning streak in all …

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Keane: Costa is a balloon but Kane can match Ronaldo

Roy Keane labelled want-away Chelsea striker Diego Costa “a balloon” but hailed Tottenham star Harry Kane’s potential to match Cristiano Ronaldo after an exceptional Champions League performance. Costa is yet to feature for Chelsea this season as he continues to push for a move back to Atletico Madrid following the …

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Betting: Get 9/1 for five English wins in the Champions League

The Champions League returns this week and there is plenty of Premier League interest, with five English sides competing in the group stage of the competition. Both Manchester clubs, as well as Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham, are set to get their campaigns under way and they all have winnable fixtures …

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Barkley denies claims he snubbed Chelsea after undergoing medical

Everton’s Ross Barkley snubbed a deadline day move to Chelsea but has moved to rubbish reports suggesting that he underwent a medical at Stamford Bridge. The England international travelled to London on Thursday to discuss a potential switch to the reigning Premier League champions. Everton 16/1 to win the Europa …

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Wantaway Costa included in Chelsea’s Premier League squad

Chelsea have included wantaway striker Diego Costa in their Premier League squad for the 2017-18 campaign. Despite helping to fire the Blues to the Premier League title last season, the Spain international was immediately deemed surplus to requirements by Antonio Conte. Chelsea 16/1 to win the Champions League Related The …

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Chelsea’s Oxlade-Chamberlain snub leads them to consider blocking Kenedy’s Newcastle loan

Antonio Conte has made a late plea to keep Kenedy despite an agreement being in place with Newcastle United for a season-long loan deal as Chelsea failed to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Goal understands.  Kenedy is regarded as a talented youngster amongst Chelsea’s talent pool but soured his reputation at the …

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Conte: Fabregas needs to play more like Kante

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has praised Cesc Fabregas’ midfield qualities, but says the Spaniard must try to improve his defensive game to be more like N’Golo Kante. Fabregas was given the nod over Tiemoue Bakayoko to start against Everton, a move vindicated by the 30-year-old scoring the opening goal after …

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Chelsea v Everton Betting: Toffees to provide stern test of champions’ mettle

Chelsea’s title defence has begun in somewhat turbulent fashion, with matters on and off the pitch seemingly a far cry from the stability of last season. The Blues have looked vulnerable in their two matches so far which have brought a 3-2 home defeat by Burnley and a late 2-1 win …

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‘Nothing is impossible’ – Marseille president opens door to Diego Costa move

Olympique de Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud has refused to rule out the possibility of his side making a move for Chelsea striker Diego Costa.  Costa is currently in exile in Brazil, having been told by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte he is not in the club’s plans for 2017-18.  Marseille 9/2 on …

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