Chelsea vs Derby County: Lampard reveals Carabao Cup game plan

Derby County manager, Frank Lampard has revealed his side’s game plan ahead of their Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Lampard, a Chelsea legend, said County will attack Maurizio Sarri’s men in front of their home fans. He, however, promised that his side will not park the bus as he prepares for an emotional game against his former club. “It will be emotional,” Express quoted Lampard as saying at a pre-match press conference. “It’ll be nice for me to meet up with a lot…

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Europa League round-up: Sevilla hit six, Real Betis beat AC Milan

A round-up of all Thursday’s night’s Europa League action as Sevilla hit six, and Real Betis see off AC Milan. Sevilla thumped Akhisar 6-0 on Thursday night to go top of Europa League Group J on goal difference. Roque Mesa, Pablo Sarabia, Milan Lukac, Luis Muriel, Quincy Promes and Gabriel Mercado all found the net as the Spanish side moved to six points. Standard Liege and Krasnador are also on six points after the Belgian side’s 2-1 win with it all to play for at the halfway stage. Ruben Loftus-Cheek…

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Juventus defeat Manchester United, Real Madrid win

Juventus took control of Group H in the Champions League, following their 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. All the pre-match hype was about Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to his old stomping ground and Paul Pogba facing his former team. But it was Paulo Dybala, who sealed the win with a 17th minute goal, as the Serie A champions dominated the game. Real Madrid beat Plzen 2-1 at Santiago Bernabeu, while Manchester City thrashed Shakhtar Donestk 3-0. Bayern defeated AEK Athens 2-0 in the early kick-off,…

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Michael Owen reveals what he expects from Premier League clash

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen has revealed what he expects from Chelsea’s clash with Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday. Chelsea head to the game after a 3-0 victory over Southampton in their last Premier League fixture, while United defeated Newcastle 3-2. Owen said he expects the Blues to improve on their home record against United and defeat Jose Mourinho’s side at Stamford Bridge this weekend. “Chelsea have lost just one of their last 16 home league games with Manchester United,” Owen told BetVictor. “And…

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Football: England players run riot on Instagram after upset win over Spain in UEFA Nations League

England’s footballers could not wait to revel on social media following their 3-2 win over Spain in the Uefa Nations League on Monday (Oct 15), the nation’s first victory on Spanish soil for 31 years. Captain Harry Kane did not get on the scoresheet but had a hand in all three first-half goals as England ran riot in Seville. The striker posted a picture of himself on Instagram celebrating with teammates above the caption: “Big performance from the boys. Good pressing, clinical in front of goal and dug in.” Kane’s…

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Football: Jose Mourinho charged by English FA over abusive language after Newcastle win

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged by the Football Association for abusive language following his side’s Premier League win over Newcastle United this month, English football’s governing body said on Tuesday (Oct 16). The Portuguese coach was reported to have directed an insult in his native language towards a camera which was live tracking him down the touchline after his side’s 3-2 comeback win at Old Trafford. “It is alleged that his (Mourinho’s) language at the end of the fixture, as captured by the broadcast footage, was abusive…

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AFCON: Ighalo shoots Nigeria top of Group E

A brace by Odion Ighalo and another goal by Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria’s Super Eagles a 3-2 victory over hosts Libya in Sfax, Tunisia, to move top of Group E of 2019 AFCON Qualifiers. The Super Eagles led the game 2-0 in the first half, with Ighalo and Musa scoring three minutes apart. Libya’s Mohamed Zubya reduced the deficit in the 35th minute. And in the second half Ahmad Benali levelled for Libya after the team piled a lot of pressure on the Nigerians. But Ighalo in the 81st minute…

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Chelsea, Arsenal reacts to Super Eagles’ win

Chelsea and Arsenal have reacted to Super Eagles’ 4-0 victory over Libya in the 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifying encounter played on Saturday evening. Three goals from Changchun Yatai star, Odion Ighalo, and a goal from Kalu Uche, ensured that the Super Eagles took all three points in Uyo. The two Premier League clubs monitored the game due to their respective players, Ola Aina and Alex Iwobi, who were in action for Gernot Rohr’s side. In their match review, Chelsea stated through their official website, that: ”Ola Aina…

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Onazi speaks ahead of Super Eagles’ 2019 AFCON qualifier game

Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, has said that Gernot Rohr’s men have no excuse but to win against Libya on Saturday in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying game. He, however, believes that the Eagles have enough quality to defeat the North Africans this weekend at home. The Saturday game is scheduled for the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital and the kick-off time is 4pm. “We have been training hard and the coach has studied them well,” Onazi told CSN. “I don’t…

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2019 AFCON qualifier: Libya arrive in Uyo, reject hotel reserved by NFF

Libya’s national team arrived in Uyo Friday evening, ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles, but refused to stay at the hotel reserved for them by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The Libyans arrived with a 50-man delegation, but declined the hotel Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort, which was reserved for them. They, however, trained for an hour at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium turf, before they departed for their choice hotel. Libya lead Group E with four points from two games, while Nigeria…

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