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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on May 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Manchester United suffered a 0-3 win against Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night, which means the Red Devils are now struggling in the middle of Premier League table with only 3 points after 3 games so far.

Speaking after the game, former Chelsea manager José Mourinho had a clash with a journalist as he called for more ‘respect’ despite United’s crushing defeat to Spurs at Old Trafford.

He said: “You want to make the miracle of my team played so well and strategically we were so, so good and you want to try and transform this press conference into ‘let’s blame the guy’… you can try. Keep trying.”

“When I win matches I come here many times and you are not happy and you say the most important is the way of playing. I need to know what is the most important thing if it is is to play well or win matches?” 
“Just to finish, do you know the result? 3-0. 3-0. Do you know what this means? It also means, 3 Premierships and I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together. Three for me… and two for them”.

Then, walking out of the room, Mourinho added: “Respect. Respect. Respect. Respect.”

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Manchester City win their 5th title with 4 games remaining as Manchester United suffered a home defeat against bottom club West Bromwich Albion this afternoon at Old Trafford. Jay Rodriguez’s late strike secured a vital win in their race to avoid the relegation.

Former Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer said after the game: “Man City have been the best team by an absolute mile – the points tell you that. They’ve played some brilliant stuff all season, they’ve been magnificent in the league, congratulations to them. Pep will enjoy the 19th hole today I’m sure.”

Chelsea, who lifted the title on 12th of May last year, remain 17 points behind the newly-crowned Premier League champions. Man City have equalled an English league record as only Manchester United in 1907/08 and 2000/01 campaigns and Everton in 1984/85 succeeded in winning the title with 4 games still to go.

 

 

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is confident that Manchester City will beat United in the race to land Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in the January transfer window.

The Blues’ manager, speaking at a press conference ahead of Leicester clash today, claimed: “If they want Sanchez, they sign Sanchez. I think it would be a good investment, we’re a talking about a top-player in a good moment where the price is not so high”.

“In the past Man City showed that if they want a player, they go and buy it” Conte added.

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Pep Guardiola won his clash with Red Devils‘ manager José Mourinho, who suffered his 3rd defeat in the current Premier League season. Goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi, who restored the lead after Marcus Rashford’s equaliser in the first half, secured Manchester City a vital 1-2 win for their title hopes so far.

The Citizens are now 11 points clear at the top of Premier League table above Manchester United, while Chelsea remain 3rd (with 32 points) after losing a tough London Derby against West Ham United yesterday.

(From SkySportsHQ)

 

Arsenal remain three points behind Chelsea after draw against Southampton

Chelsea remain 3rd as Wayne Rooney rescue a point for Everton against Liverpool

 

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Chelsea remain 9 points behind Manchester City after losing a crucial clash against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park today, while Pep Guardiola’s men sealed a massive victory at home. Stoke City were trashed with 7 goals from Gabriel Jesus, Sterling, David and Bernardo Silva, Sané and Fernandinho.

The Citizens are enjoying a 1st place with 22 points, 2 above Manchester United and 5 above Tottenham Hotspur, who grabbed their first win at Wembley against Bournemouth in the afternoon thanks to a goal from Christian Eriksen.

Chelsea are struggling as they remain 5th with only 13 points from 8 games. Next week the Blues host Watford, who produced an impressive start with 15 points so far and are currently above the Premier League champions in 4th position.

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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill is confident despite losing the last game at home against Manchester City with a stunner from former Blues’ Kevin De Bruyne.

The England international believes Chelsea showed a better performance than visitors: “Of course it’s disappointing, I thought we’d play much better, especially at home so overall it was a disappointing afternoon for us. Obviously we have lost points but also I don’t think the performance was up to our usual standard”.

Chelsea was forced to play after three days as Champions League game against Atletico Madrid took place on Wednesday night.

“We didn’t play as well as we can do or as well as we have been doing, but credit to them, they made it very difficult for us. – Cahill admitted – It was a tough fixture for us to play, especially after coming back at four o’clock in the morning on Thursday. It’s not an excuse but it’s a factor. We worked very hard for each other but we were a fraction off it and they were very, very good. Last season we were very confident playing at home so we will look to get back to that”.

With Manchester United and Manchester City standing firm at the top of Premier League table, will Chelsea be competitive in the title race until May?

And Cahill is confident of that despite six-points gap: “They are setting the pace at the top of the league at the moment, as are Manchester United. They’re both getting very good results and scoring a lot of goals, but let’s see.

We’re in September, so let’s get to Christmas, January time – hopefully we’ll be in and around the top and then we’ll see from there. We’re experienced in it, but it’s disappointing to lose points here against Manchester City”.

Then he added: “We proved last season we’ve got enough to win the league, but we realise it’s very difficult. We’ve done it twice since I’ve been here and both times it’s been extremely difficult. Look at the strength of the teams around us, but it’s just important that we fight to the end”.

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ChelseaManchester United and Manchester City will challenge in the race to land Celtic star Moussa Dembele to England, according to the Express.

The 20-year-old is said to have a £40m price-tag as he joined the Scottish side a few months ago from Fulham.

The 19-year-old joined the Scottish side from Fulham on a four-year contract a few months ago.

“Dembele is a sought-after striker with top teams in the Premier League wanting him” Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers recently said.

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Chelsea are confident to land former Manchester United youngster Michael Keane to the Stamford Bridge when the transfer market window reopens in January, according to Metro.

The Burnley centre-back is said to be happy hat the Turf Moor and the Clarets will reportedly offer him a new and improved deal as they want him to stay put also next season.

Keane has reportedly been targeted also by Manchester City despite Burnley are determined to try keeping him at least until the end of the season.

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La Capital claims the European interest in Rosario Central teenager Giovani Lo Celso, a 19-year-old attacking midfielder.

Chelsea,  Manchester United and City have sent scouts to watch Lo Celso in action during recent weeks.

Also PSG have made their move already, opening talks with Lo Celso’s representatives about a transfer.

According to Ovacion, also AC Milan, Roma, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool are keen on the Argentinian, whose value is estimated between 8.000.000€ to 15.000.000€.

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The former Chelsea star, now at New York City in MLS, told FoxSports that this season is an anomaly for a club like Blues. Frank Lampard, when asked how he felt about the end of an era at his former club, said: “You can replace players, but you can’t as easily replicate the characters that hold together the dressing room.”

“Last year you wouldn’t have seen it coming at all,” – Lampard told Fox Sports in New York City – “the first six months of last year particularly — they won the league comfortably and for the first six months they were pretty strong. When you have to change that — look at Arsenal, when they had a really strong team with the Invincibles — and players move on, it’s not easy to change that straight away.”

He added: “I think looking back, there had to be a bit of a change. That’s what makes teams and clubs stronger. It’s not just winning things; to be a great club, you have to do it over a long time — like Manchester United have done over the years, like Liverpool did many years ago in England.”

About next year: “There will probably be some new players come in, a new manager, but I think there are some young players there who will improve. They’ll need to; although Chelsea will still likely attract players to the club, their pull in the market will be hugely diminished without the lure of European football.”

He ended: “Chelsea has to improve next year. The players and manager that comes in will have a job — because Chelsea has to be in the top four in the Premier League, has to be in the Champions League, has to be fighting for the title every year. This year need to be the exception to the rule.”

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