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Wanyama returns to Spurs bench after 4-month absence

Wanyama returns to Spurs bench after 4-month absence

by Armen Bedakian 28m ago Richard Heathcote / Getty Images Sport / Getty Tottenham welcomed Victor Wanyama back into the 18-man squad for a fixture away at Swansea City on Tuesday, naming the Kenya international to the bench and thus opening the door for a potential return from a knee injury that has ruled him out since Aug. 20. Wanyama ...

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Bolasie on verge of return after year-long injury absence

Bolasie on verge of return after year-long injury absence

Things are looking up for Yannick Bolasie. On Friday, Everton announced that Bolasie could be considered for the first-team squad to face Swansea City. The Congolese winger is in line to play for the Toffees’ Under-23s as they welcome Dinamo Zagreb in the Premier League International Cup, and, if he comes through, a decision will be made before Monday night’s ...

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Mourinho: Mkhitaryan's absence due to more deserving players

Mourinho: Mkhitaryan's absence due to more deserving players

Henrikh Mkhitaryan‘s long winter at Old Trafford has gotten a little colder, as Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho clearly laid out where the Armenia international stands after failing to make the match-day squad in seven of the club’s last eight fixtures. With Mkhitaryan last featuring as a substitute against Brighton on Nov. 25, Mourinho pointed out that other players are ...

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Tottenham's Lamela feared career was over during 13-month absence

Tottenham's Lamela feared career was over during 13-month absence

by Gordon Brunt 1h ago Catherine Ivill / Getty Images Sport / Getty Erik Lamela was starting to lose hope during his lengthy recovery from a nagging hip injury – so much so that he thought his football career might be over. But after 13 months on the sidelines – a spell that included multiple surgeries and setbacks – the ...

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Carrick absence due to 'irregular heart rhythm'

Carrick absence due to 'irregular heart rhythm'

by Daniel Rouse 1h ago Dan Mullan / Getty Images Sport / Getty Michael Carrick released a statement on Friday regarding his two-month absence from the Manchester United fold. The 36-year-old midfielder said he was “feeling strange during the 2nd half of the Burton game in September,” and the irregular heartbeat that was subsequently uncovered resulted in a cardiac ablation ...

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Chelsea poised to remain in title hunt despite Kante absence

N’Golo Kante‘s rare penchant for ball recovery makes him an invaluable part of Chelsea‘s midfield, but a hamstring injury threatens not just to rule him out for three weeks – it may also hurt the Blues’ bid to keep pace with the rest of the Premier League’s high fliers. A few losses in a row would see fourth-placed Chelsea slip ...

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Mustafi's 6-week absence exposes threadbare Arsenal defence

Shkodran Mustafi is expected to miss around six weeks, adding to Arsene Wenger’s defensive woes ahead of Saturday’s trip to Watford. Arsenal is already without Calum Chambers for at least another week, while vice-captain Laurent Koscielny will undergo a final fitness test on Friday to determine his availability. Left-back Sead Kolasinac, however, should shake off a hip concern. “I don’t ...

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David Luiz absence is a 'big loss', says Chelsea boss Antonio Conte ahead of Manchester City clash

David Luiz will be absent from the Blues line up on Saturday Friday, September 29, 2017 Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has acknowledged that the enforced absence of defender David Luiz for Saturday’s clash with Manchester City is a “big loss”. The Brazil international featured in the midweek win over Atletico Madrid but will complete a three-match domestic suspension following his ...

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Coutinho ruled fit for Brazil despite extended Liverpool absence

There’s something rotten in the city of Liverpool. A doctor for Brazil‘s national team suggested Monday that Philippe Coutinho‘s back injury is not as serious as he’s made it seem. “From a medical point of view, Philippe is in the perfect condition to play,” doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said, according to the Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce. The revelation comes at a ...

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Gundogan named to City's bench for friendly after long-term absence

Guardiola forecasts end to City spending spree Guardiola forecasts end to City spending spree epl 4d ago EPL | theScore

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