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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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Rashford starts for Manchester United after reported absence

Conte responds to Mourinho: ‘I never, ever, ever train for the counter-attack’ Conte responds to Mourinho: ‘I never, ever, ever train for the counter-attack’ epl 6h ago EPL | theScore

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Chelsea news: Diego Costa returns to training after surprise Premier League absence

Reports this weekend suggested Diego Costa has fallen out with boss Antonio Conte Monday, January 16, 2017 Chelsea striker Diego Costa has returned to training after his mysterious absence from Saturday’s Premier League win over Leicester. Reports on Friday claimed the striker was set to be dropped after a training ground bust-up with manager Antonio Conte and his coaching staff, amid ...

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Chelsea boss pins Costa's absence on back injury, not bust-up

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte played down reports of a bust-up with Diego Costa after the star was left at home for the Blues’ trip to Leicester City, telling reporters the Spain striker’s absence was the result of a back injury and nothing more. Conte also dismissed reports that Costa had become unsettled by a big-money offer from a Chinese club ...

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Zouma returns to Chelsea bench after lengthy injury absence

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma delighted Blues supporters Wednesday after being named a substitute for the clash at Sunderland. It’s his first appearance in Chelsea’s matchday squad since suffering a severe knee injury in February. Manager Antonio Conte allowed Zouma to test himself with the club’s Under-23 side in October. The 22-year-old then returned to training with the first team and ...

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Report: Liverpool resigned to Coutinho absence of at least 6 weeks

Liverpool is preparing to be without Philippe Coutinho for at least six weeks of the title-chasing club’s busy festive period, after he injured his ankle during Saturday’s 2-0 defeat of Sunderland, reports The Telegraph’s Chris Bascombe. The Brazilian has undergone a scan on the issue, and although the Reds have yet to set a timeline for his return, the early ...

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