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Crystal Palace is facing major injury problems ahead of the Premier League clash vs Chelsea.

Not only strikers Benteke and Wickham are not available for the game, but, on the other end of the field also Wayne Hennessey is a major doubt for the Eagles.

The goalkeeper picked up a knock with Wales in a World Cup qualifier and so veteran Julian Speroni could be part of the starting XI, making is first league start in 18 months.

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Last week manager Antonio Conte criticised Roberto Martinez’ decision to include Eden Hazard in the Belgium squad for the two World Cup qualifiers vs Gibraltar and Greece.

Now, despite Hazard played in both games, Conte, according to reports by the London Evening Standard, still wants to delay Eden Hazard return to first-team action.

On Saturday, Chelsea will play Leicester away and the best the Belgian striker can hope for is a place on the Blues bench.


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Good news for Eden Hazard: the Chelsea striker was back in action tonigh after his injury with Belgium who played Gibraltar in a World Cup Qualifier.

Hazard played 77 minutes and scored Belgium sixth goal. Roberto Martinez side won the game 9-0 and the Blues striker was replaced after 77 minutes by his brother Thorgan.

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N’Golo Kante played 90 minutes last night with France, with Deschamps’ side gaining a 3-1 victory in a World Cup qualifier in Luxembourg.

The scoring was opened by Olivier Giroud, but then Luxembourg scored the equaliser with a penalty. After three minutes the referee conceded another penalty, this time to France, and Griezmann put the ball in the net. In the second half Giroud scored again and Kante‘s team won 3-1.

Now France is on top of group A’s table with 13 points in five games.

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Asmir Begovic was the captain tonight as Bosnia beat Gibraltar 5-0 in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier played in Zenica

Ibisevic scored twice in the first half, while Vrsajevic, Visca and Bicakcic scored in the second. Chelsea‘s keeper Begovic practically had to make no save during the 90 minutes of play.

Now Bosnia have 10 points and it’s second in Group H with 10 points in 5 games just behind Belgium.

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Spain faced Israel in World Cup qualifying keeping the top of the table and remaining level on points with Italy, which managed Antonio Conte before joining Chelsea last summer..

Blues’ striker Diego Costa scored for Spain in their 4-1 win at Gijon, while both Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro were unused subs by head coach Julen Lopetegui.

Here’s Group G table:

Schermata 2017-03-25 alle 11.32.47



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Chelsea star Eden Hazard helped Belgium in their 6-0 win over Gibraltar in the World Cup Qualifier last night.

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke scored the fastest ever qualifying goal before completing a hat-trick, while Napoli star Dries MertensAxel Witsel and Hazard himself all secured an easy and crucial win in the second half.

Martinez’s side stay top of Group H on goal difference following the win against Gibraltar.


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Chelsea striker Diego Costa scored the opener as Spain beat 2-0 Albania in the World Cup qualifier last night.

David Silva took advantage of a poor clearance from the goalkeeper and served the ball to the former Atletico star, who let the dance begin before Manchester City starlet Nolito managed to raise up the score.

Meanwhile, Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic was the captain in Serbia’s 3-2 win against Austria.



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