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Why Southampton will NOT be man marking Chelsea forward Hazard – despite his blistering form

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino says he will not be making any special plans to deal with Chelsea maestro Eden Hazard today. Saints travel to Stamford Bridge having won only one of their last eight games and after being pummelled 4-1 by former boss Claude Puel’s Leicester in midweek. Stopping Hazard has been the key to getting the better of the champions this season but Pellegrino said: “We don’t do something special when we play against important players. “We try to defend him in zones. “If you do man to man marking this ...

Date Posted,December 15, 2017
Spurs star Dembele hits the jackpot after finding £1million worth of TREASURE in his hotel cellar

Tottenham star Mousa Dembele has hit the jackpot after discovering £1million worth of treasure in his new hotel cellar. The Belgian ace is set to open the accommodation called De Gulde Schoen - The Golden Shoe - in Antwerp, the city of his birth. Dembele instructed archaeologists to give the 700-year-old premises a check before the rebuild. And the 30-year-old is quids in after they found 18th-century porcelain, glass, pottery and tableware. The Spurs star's sister Assita co-owns the property. Archaeologists discovered a treasure chest (Image: AFP)She said: "This is something unique, and it fits ...

Date Posted,December 15, 2017
Mourinho ‘banned from serving United’s Christmas dinner’ despite club tradition

Jose Mourinho has reportedly been banned from serving Manchester United's Christmas dinner. It is a club tradition at Old Trafford for the manager to serve the festive meal, with Sir Alex Ferguson and Louis van Gaal previously giving the players their food. But that will not be the case this year with head chef Mike Donnelly insisting his staff serve the meals when the players sit down at Carrington next Friday, according to The Sun. A United insider told The Sun: “The United Christmas lunch used to be one ...

Date Posted,December 15, 2017
Klopp says Liverpool are aiming to WIN the Champions League – and insists they have the firepower for it

Jurgen Klopp is targeting sensational Champions League success for Liverpool. He has given up on hunting down Manchester City for the Premier League title, but believes he can instead lift the continent’s elite compeition. The German boss reckons his squad has the firepower to make a real impact in Europe this season, and a kind draw against Porto certainly helps their cause. The FA Cup also offers the chance for salvation, with Everton their round three opponents. Klopp believes winning the Champions’ League is possible, and cited 2013 when ...

Date Posted,December 15, 2017
The world-class player Fergie is still “mad” he couldn’t sign for United revealed

Sir Alex Ferguson is still "mad" he was never able to sign Oliver Kahn. That's according to the Bayern Munich legend himself, who claims the ex-Red Devils boss was desperate to sign him to replace Peter Schmeichel. Manchester United struggled post-Schmeichel and had a number of goalkeepers who never quite lived up to the billing at Old Trafford. Eventually Ferguson signed Edwin van der Sar from Premier League new-boys Fulham, who would finally fill the shoes of the legendary Dane. Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to sign the German to replace Peter Schmeichel (Image: AFP) Speaking ...

Date Posted,December 15, 2017
Solanke reveals which Reds star he’s learning the most from as he tries to impress Klopp

Liverpool's Dominic Solanke is studying Roberto Firmino's game in a bid to become a top striker for Jurgen Klopp. Solanke, who only turned 20 in September, was on the opposite side to Firmino when he made his England debut against Brazil last month , but started upfront alongside him in the Reds' 3-0 win at Stoke City in the Premier League two weeks later. The young forward also featured in Liverpool's frustrating last two matches - the 1-1 draw at home to Everton in which he started, and ...

Date Posted,December 15, 2017
United fear Zlatan will ‘never be the same again’ after struggles since lay-off

Manchester United fear Zlatan Ibrahimovic may never be the same again after failing to make an impact upon returning from a serious knee injury. The Swede shocked fans by returning to action in just seven months after rupturing knee ligaments in the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht. But since first returning to the pitch against Newcastle last month, the 36-year-old has looked a shadow of his former self and was an unused substitute midweek against Bournemouth. Officials at the Carrington training ground fear he will be unable to fully recover after ...

Date Posted,December 15, 2017
James reveals what he made of Ronaldo’s controversial parting remarks about him

James Rodriguez has finally broken his silence to reveal what he made of Cristiano Ronaldo's comments about him being able to leave Real Madrid. The Colombian joined Bayern Munich on loan from Los Blancos at the start of the season, as Alvaro Morata left for Chelsea and Pepe to Besiktas. Zinedine ZIdane's side kick-started their season a little quietly, and Ronaldo spoke out about Real Madrid's transfer policy following a shock defeat to Tottenham in the Champions League. Slamming the club for failing to replace the aforementioned trio, the Portuguese ...

Date Posted,December 15, 2017
“The best players don’t make the best team”: Rakitic says Barca are better without Neymar

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic insists Barcelona have improved since Neymar's departure to Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian forward left Camp Nou in the summer, moving to the French side in a £200million deal. However, in his absence, the Catalan side have surged back to the top of La Liga, and are so far unbeaten in the league and Champions League this term. Ernesto Valverde's side are on a 23-match unbeaten run and while Rakitic believes Neymar is one of the world's best players, he insists they have overcome his departure and improved. Neymar moved to ...

Date Posted,December 14, 2017
Tottenham stars could leave to win trophies elsewhere, fears boss Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has admitted other Tottenham players might want to follow Kyle Walker out of the club to win trophies. The England full-back will face his former club for the first time when Spurs visit Manchester City . Walker moved to the Etihad Stadium in a £50m deal in the summer and has helped Pep Guardiola's team move 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League and into the quarter-finals of the Champions League . Spurs are 18 points back in fourth place. Pochettino has ...

Date Posted,December 14, 2017