LEEDS QUINTET OUT OF CHELSEA CLASH

Leeds United will miss as many as five players for the Premier League trip to take on wounded Chelsea on Saturday evening. The Whites have been decimated by injuries and illness ahead of the Chelsea game at Stamford Bridge.

The five Leeds United players out of the Chelsea game are Euro 2020 finalist Kalvin Phillips, Patrick Bamford, Robin Koch, Rodrigo Moreno and club skipper Liam Moore. The last Premier League game at home to newcomers Brentford took its toll on the Leeds United players after Philips, Moore and Bamford picked up respective injuries during the encounter.

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England international Bamford returned to Premier League football against Brentford as he scored a last-gasp equaliser to rescue a 2-2 draw. The ex-Chelsea and Middlesbrough attacker missed over two months of football action only for him to return and sustain another injury while celebrating his goal against the Bees. The statement from the club said that Bamford has a hamstring problem from the Brentford game and evolution of the issue is subjected to assessment on a daily basis.
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RAMSDALE INSTRUMENTAL TO BIG ARSENAL WIN

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale produced one of the best goalkeeping displays in recent memory on the Premier League scene as the Gunners sealed a 2-0 win over home team Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.

The Gunners made a bright start and they went ahead on five minutes through Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes off the corner kick from Bukayo Saka who was making his 100th appearance for his North London side. Ramsdale and Saka both played their part in the win over the Foxes. They were both part of the 26-man England squad to the Euro 2020 tournament. Continue reading “RAMSDALE INSTRUMENTAL TO BIG ARSENAL WIN”

WHO WINS THE NATIONS LEAGUE?

Spain and reigning world champions France will battle it out with each other in the final to determine who will win the UEFA Nations League. The final is scheduled to take place at the San Siro on Sunday night.


France and Spain made the final after their respective semi-final wins earlier this week. Euro 2020 winners Italy were impressively dispatched by Luis Enrique and his Spanish players in their last four clash on Wednesday, while France had to come from behind to beat Belgium in theother last four clash. Continue reading “WHO WINS THE NATIONS LEAGUE?”

WHITE OUT OF ENGLAND SQUAD

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New Arsenal signing Ben White has been left out of the England squad for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers after failing to recover from Covid-19. The utility defender was a major absentee following the squad announcement towards the end of last week.The latest England squad will prosecute the World Cup qualifiers against Hungary (away), Andorra (home) and Poland (away) later this month.

 

White was one of the few players to miss out from the latest squad in comparison to the squad that prosecuted the Euro 2020 tournament. From the England squad to Euro 2020, Arsenal star White and three others miss out on the latest squad due to various reasons. The other players to miss out include Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell, Manchester City playmaker Phil Foden and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford. Continue reading “WHITE OUT OF ENGLAND SQUAD”

XHAKA OFFERED NEW ARSENAL CONTRACT

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been offered a new deal at the club in what’s one of the most surprising twists this summer. The Swiss international was thought to be edging closer to a move to AS Roma but that transfer is now unlikely after the Italians failed to meet the valuation for the player.

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AS Roma appointed Jose Mourinho as their manager earlier this summer and the Portuguese tactician identified Xhaka as a key midfield component in his rebuild at the Italian capital club but he has not been able to land his target thanks to the financial state of the club.
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BELGIUM, OTHERS INTO EURO LAST 16

Belgium are the number one ranked teamin the world and it’s not a surprise that they are one of the first teams to book their place in the first knockout stage at the Euro 2020 tournament this summer. The Red Devils of Belgium came from a goal down to beat hosts Denmark 2-1 in their Group B encounter in Copenhagen thereby becoming the second team into the round of 16 after Italy.

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The Belgians had to work for the slender victory over the Danes who impressed in the first half especially. RB Leipzig forward YussufPoulsengave Denmark the lead inside two minutes for the third fastest goal in the history of the competition. The Danes could have scored more than one goal in the first half which they dominated in an impressive manner. In the end, their inability to score a second goal in the first 45 minutes came back to haunt them in the second half.
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ENGLAND: WHITE REPLACES ALEXANDER-ARNOLD

Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White has been selected as the final member of the 26-man England squad for the Euro 2020 tournament which begins later this week. White was confirmed as the 26th and final player on the England contingent earlier on Monday.

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England national team manager Gareth Southgate named his squad last week before the injury to Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold opened up a slot for the players excluded from the first list.
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EURO: TRENT NOT A CERTAINTY

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is not a certainty for the England national team ahead of the upcoming European Championship this summer according to the publication from The Athletic. It was reported that the Reds right-back could still miss Euro 2020 despite UEFA changing the number of players in each team from 23 to 26.

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England manager Gareth Southgate courted controversy ahead of the March international break when he left out the aforementioned Trent from his squad for the start of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The Liverpool man was absent from the England squad for the games against San Marino,Albania and Poland at the start of the qualifiers for Qatar 2022.
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SHEARER SUGGESTS ENGLAND’S OPENING STARTING 11

Premier League and Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has been busy lately with some in-depth assessments of the current crop of players who were called up to link up with the England squad in preparation for the upcoming Euros tournament.

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Shearer has been trying to uncover some hidden strengths and weaknesses of the entire squad while also making tactical suggestions to the Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate as per the players he should use for specific games based on their ability and core competencies.
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MADDISON FACING EURO 2020 HEARTBREAK

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison is facing a heartbreak as far as the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament is concerned after he pickeda hip injury in a recent game for his club. James Maddison picked up the hip injury last weekend during the Premier League game between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park. James Maddison scored the opening goal of the game off an assist from fellow England national team player Harvey Barnes. Harvey Barnes then moved from goal provider to scorer when he scored the second Leicester City goal in as many minutes to give the Foxes a 2-0 lead at the halftime interval. Leicester City went on to concede to the hosts at the start of the second half but they were able to hold on for the remainder of the game to strengthen their place in the top three of the Premier League. Burkina Faso international attacker Bertrand Traore scored for Aston Villa two minutes into the second half. Leicester City had to hold on to that advantage for over 43 minutes to get the result. The win was overshadowed by the hip injury to James Maddison. He is now a big doubt for Euro 2020 in the summer.


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