Frank Lampard admits further injury concerns for Derby County

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has acknowledged that his team have further injury concerns to worry about with both Craig Bryson and Andy King on the sidelines. Bryson was omitted for the recent league defeat at Nottingham Forest with a foot injury and his absence, King was called upon against Nottingham Forest, only to sustain an ankle problem of his own.

Speaking after the game, Lampard admitted that both midfielders remain sidelined for the next few weeks and this should test the team’s depth, given Mason Mount, Tom Lawrence and Bryson had been pivotal to the success during the first half of the season, he told the Derby Telegraph: “Andy King will be out for at least two weeks, possibly more.
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Nick Powell and Robinson Back in Frame for Wigan Athletic

Nick Powell is looking to get back to the Wigan starting line-up when the club take on Middles brough this weekend. The 24-year-old put in a 30 minute cameo in the game against Ipswich in the previous match. After having spent a long time on the sidelines due to calf and hamstring injuries, it is important for Powell to take his time before making his full comeback. However, he appears to be ready for a starting spot after reporting no complications following his cameo appearance against Ipswich. As Wigan try to extend their unbeaten sequence to 5 matches, the return of Powell will be a major addition.

Meanwhile, Wigan may also have Antonee Robinson back from a knee surgery for the first time since November 10 when he was involved in the 2-0 defeat against Middles brough. Manager Paul Cook says that it is a positive time at Wigan since a number of players on the sidelines are returning from their injuries. Even though Wigan are unbeaten in four matches, they have only picked up one victory in this run with the remaining three matches finishing as stalemates. Paul Cook has clearly indicated that he does not want to fall into the trap of trying to pick up more points by sacrificing the unbeaten run.
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POCHETTINO REVEALS WHY TOTTENHAM LOST TO CHELSEA

Tottenham Hotspur coach, Mauricio Pochettino, has revealed that the Carabao Cup new policy on away goals forced his team out of the competition, after they were  beaten on penalty shoot out by Chelsea on Thursday night

 

With pochettino’s team leading the West London club 1-0 from the first leg, first half strikes from N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard  put Maurizio Sarri’s team ahead of the visitors at Stamford Bridge.
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Raheem Sterling Became The Player Of The Month In The Premier League

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City Club became the player of the month for the month of November in the premier league. Sterling, who is just 24 years old, got this award because he scored 3 goals and he also set up three more in 3 league matches of the Manchester City. This is not the first occasion for the Blues forward; it has won this award for the second time. The last time when it won the award was back in August 2016, which is just over 1 year or so after Sterling joined the club. Sterling was in top form in this premier league and helped his club to some victory also.

Sterling was abused by some of the fans on the basis of race when his team was defeated by the team of Chelsea in the match played at the Stamford Bridge on the evening of Saturday. However, Raheem didn’t disclose the incidence; a viral video which was uploaded by some of the fans revealed that he has been racially abused. After the authorities and the organizing committee came to know about this, they immediately took cognizance of it. This incident took place when he was collecting the ball from the backside of the goalpost, and some fans shouted at him. Chelsea and the police of metropolitan have started investigating into the matter and have ensured that they will not let the perpetrators escape and will take stringent actions against them.
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Hodgson on the match against Spurs

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said that his team is ready to face Tottenham Hotspurs even if they are the outsider in the game. He said that Tottenham Hotspurs has been among the best teams in the country for quite some time now and that it will be a difficult game.

He said that this is a London derby and that the players will be ready for this game and will want to get at least a result from the game. He knows that they will not be having a lot of the ball during the game and that they should make the most of it whenever they get the chance.
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Ruben Neves heaps praise on Joao Moutinho after his goal versus Manchester United

Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves has heaped praise on experienced midfielder Joao Mourinho whose stunning strike versus Manchester United ensured that the Wolves picked up a point at Old Trafford on Saturday. The Portugal international made the surprise move from Porto to the west Midlands earlier in the summer and he has since proved a fantastic partner for Neves in the centre of the park while contributing a goal and an assist in the process.

Speaking after the game, Neves praised the qualities of his compatriot and believes the team are fortunate to have the services of the Euro 2016 winner, he said: “He is a great player. Everyone is seeing what he can do, and he is a very good player for us. He is one of the most important players in the squad because he’s very experienced, very smart, and an intelligent player. We learn every day and as a team we are learning with each other, but especially from a player like Joao. We want to learn from him. He’s played Champions League and has been European champion and fortunately we can enjoy him.”
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EVERTON TO GET ANOTHER FORWARD

There are reports that Everton might add another forward this summer. The Premier League side is looking at Russia international Denis Cheryshev. The winger was spectacular at the World Cup for the hosts and it could be enough to land him a shirt at the Merseyside.

Cheryshev was one of the standout players for Russia, with the fans going wild at the sight of him. He scored four times and got one nominated for Goal of the tournament. Villarreal are willing to sell him as he is deemed surplus to requirement.
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EURO TRANSFER SUMMARY

Ahead of the World Cup set to kick off next week, Europe top clubs have been busy in the transfer market as they look to settle their business on time.

Liverpool have released German midfielder Emre Can after his contract lapsed. There were hopes that he would renew with the club but he refused to as he ran down his contract. Anfield could have taken advantage of the situation to get cash but their hope that they would convince the player, and then Can’s injury affected the whole process. Can reportedly signed a pre contract with Juventus in January and has now agreed to a four year deal with the Turin based club. Reports in Italy say Can will earn about €5 million annually. He is set to undergo a medical next week before the clubs confirm the deal, reports say.
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Italy has planned to surprise Spain in next Soccer Fixture

According to Suso, Italy has planned to surprise Spain with their strategies in the upcoming fixture between the two nations which is to be held on Saturday.


It’s a huge fixture as Italy and Spain are in a close battle to end up at that top position in their World Cup qualifying group which will earn them a direct qualification to the showpiece competition.

Suso reveals that he has had a chat with the Italian player Leonardo Bonucci who plays for the same club as him and Bonucci has asked him to look out for a few surprises.

However Suso clarifies that Bonucci hasn’t given him any clue what the surprises will be. So he has no idea what they are going to come up with, whether they are going to be more attacking or more defensive, but, one thing that he knows for certain is that whatever strategies they formulate, they have got the team to execute it. So regardless of the strategies, the match is going to be tough anyway. Continue reading “Italy has planned to surprise Spain in next Soccer Fixture”

Kasper Dolberg wants to remain at Ajax

Manchester United may have received a huge blow in their quest to sign Kasper Dolberg after his agent suggested that the striker will stay put at Ajax for at least another season.


The Danish forward had captured the attention of Europe’s elite following a top season in the Eredivisie where he bagged 23 goals across all competitions.

Dolberg, 19, guided the Amsterdam giants to within reach of the league title owing to fall a point short of surprise champions Feyenoord. Meanwhile, the striker also proved key towards their European progress, and they eventually lost in the Europa League final to Manchester United by a 2-0 scoreline. Apart from United, Dolberg has also attracted interest from the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Everton in recent weeks, but his representative appears to have cooled the transfer talk by citing his client’s desire to remain at Ajax. Continue reading “Kasper Dolberg wants to remain at Ajax”