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Two Chelsea players, N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard have been included in the short-list of 55 men who will compete to get their spot in the FIFA FIFPro World11 2018.

The team of last season’s 11 best players will be announced in London on Monday 24 September.

N’Golo Kante won the World Cup with France while Eden Hazard ended the competition in third place with Belgium. Both players lifted the Fa Cup in May when the Blues defeated Manchester United at Wembley with Hazard scoring the winning goal.

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Premier League title holders Manchester City were surprisingly stopped at Worlverhampton today.

The Pep Guardiola‘s team had to come back to gain a point after the Wolves took the lead with Willy Boly at 57′, Aymeric Laporte equalised 12 minutes later but the Citizens weren’t able to take the 3 points home.

Arsenal won their first game in this Premier League, 3-1 against West Ham with goals by Nacho Monreal, Issa Diop ( own goal) and Danny Welbeck; Marko Arnautovic had scored the goal that gave the temporary lead to West Ham.

Liverpool won 1-0 against Brighton with a goal by Momo Salah and now are leading the table with 9 points, the only team so far to have won all the games in this start of the Premier League: Chelsea, Spurs and Watford can reach them on the top of the league should they win their clashes this weekend.

Today’s scores

Wolves v Man City 1-1

Bournemouth v Everton 2-2

Arsenal v West Ham 3-1

Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City 0-0

Southampton v Leicester City 1-2

Liverpool v Brighton 1-0

 

Tomorrow’s games

Watford v Crystal Palace 1.30 pm

Fulham v Burnley 4 pm

Newcastle v Chelsea 4 pm

 

Monday 27 August

Manchester United v Spurs 8 pm

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Chelsea players celebrating a goal this season

The Premier League is back and so are football punditry programs.

Speaking about which top teams could miss next Champions League qualification English football legends Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher agreed both Arsenal and Chelsea will miss the top four at the end of this campaign.

The pair was asked to make some predictions about the current season and they both believe Manchester City will lift the Champions trophy again.

Despite Manchester United‘s struggles in this start of the season the former Red Devils and Liverpool defenders are sure Jose Mourinho’s side will find his form again so to qualify for next Champions League.

However, they disagree on who will end the year as top scorer: Neville expects Sergio Aguero, who bagged a hat-trick against Huddersfield at the weekend, to end the year at the top of the pile, while Carragher sees Harry Kane banging in the most goals.

The duo made predictions for a young player to keep an eye on, with Neville expecting a big season from City midfielder Phil Foden and Carragher hoping to see a lot from Fulham’s teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon.

And finally, they each predicted a player to watch: both went for a Liverpool star, with Neville viewing Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker as a great signing from Jurgen Klopp and Carragher thinking the same of Naby Keita.

As you can see, Chelsea and his players were heavily snubbed by both of them.

 

 

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Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) celebrates with Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (C) after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Huddersfield Town and Chelsea at the John Smith's stadium in Huddersfield, northern England on December 12,

Chelsea are considering to accept a third bid worth £65m from Barcelona for Willian, according to reports in England.

It is understood the Brazilian winger would be eager to join the La Liga giants, as well as Premier League rivals Manchester United who remain reportedly interested in the 29-year-old.

Chelsea would besides reinvest the fee to rebuild and bolster the squad with targets suggested by Maurizio Sarri ahead of next season.

With Daniele Rugani and Aleksandr Golovin set for a move to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are expected to be planning also a bid for Gonzalo Higuain amid AC Milan links.

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Chelsea are confident their world-class winger and Brazil international Willian will remain at Stamford Bridge despite several rumors linked him with a move to Barcelona or Manchester United.

Newly-appointed manager Maurizio Sarri is said to be e huge admirer of the 29-year-old, while the La Liga giants had reportedly a bid in excess of £55m rejected by the Blues earlier this week.

Willian’s contract currently runs until June 2020.

It is understood also former Chelsea manager José Mourinho wants to reunite with Willian and Anthony Martial could be included in a massive deal to land the winger to Old Trafford this summer.

 

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Cristiano Ronaldo is a new Juventus player: the Portuguese ace left Real Madrid to move to the Italian side in a £ 99.2m deal.

CR7 spent nine successful years at the Santiago Bernabéu, winning 4 Champions League, 2 Spanish titles,  2 Copa del Rey, 2 UEFA Super Cups, 3 Fifa World Club Cup scoring 451 goals .

An unexpected move that add value to the Serie A and stop rumours about Ronaldo returning to Manchester United in this transfer window.

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JOSE MOURINHO EDEN HAZARD

Former Chelsea boss José Mourinho slams Belgium players for letting his ex star Eden Hazard in the World Cup in Russia:

“I think the Belgium players go home with a bad feeling, a feeling that ‘we could do more and better’ a feeling that probably Hazard out of it because he tried absolutely everything, but many other players kept hiding,” Mourinho told RT.

“They are much better than that, for big occasions, big players were not there in the big occasion.

“The majority of the players were not themselves, in big matches you have to be yourself or a bit better. The big match can make you a bit better, that extra adrenaline, that extra feeling of ‘how big I am’ can only make you better.

“If the big occasion makes you worse than you are then you regret and I think the majority of the Belgium players are having this feeling.”

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Barcelona and Manchester United are keen to sign Willian from Chelsea, who reportedly rejected a second £55m bid for the Brazilian star from La Liga giants.

Willian, speaking at a press conference ahead of next World Cup clash against Belgium, told journalists: “People speculate a lot and we see a lot of things on the Internet but this is not the time to talk about this,”

“I’ve not received any information about whether is true or not [Barcelona’s interest]. I’m trying to focus on the national team at the moment.”

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 18: Romelu Lukaku of Belgium celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with team mates Dries Mertens and Eden Hazard during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Belgium and Panama at Fisht Stadium on June 18, 2018 in Sochi, Russia

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has claimed that he stands by the comments made about Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku in the half-time of Belgium’s win over Panama at the World Cup, but he has downplayed the significance of his words.

The Blues player felt the need to speak to his teammate at half time of Group G match on Monday as the Red Devils were struggling to break down their opponents.

Hazard suggested that Lukaku had been “hiding up front” in the opening 45 minutes, before responding with two goals in the second half in what turned out to be comfortable 3-0 victory over the Central American team.

Asked to explain his comment, Hazard told Sky Sports News:

“As the captain, even if I am not the captain I can talk, on the pitch I try to give my best, if I can help players to be better I will.

“I just told Romelu if we want to win the game we need him, not just as a scorer to score goals, but we want him to be involved in the build-up. We just talked normally and we won the game in the end so it was fine.”

 Hazard and Lukaku are expected to start Belgium’s second group outing against Tunisia on Saturday afternoon.

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