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Juventus Mulls Maurizio Sarri As Massimiliano Allegri’s Replacement

Ahead of Massimiliano Allegri’s exit from Juventus, the Italian club are said to be making moves to hire Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri as replacement. Juventus had announced on Friday that they will no longer be needing Allegri’s services from the 2019/20 season following the club’s failure to win the Champions League trophy despite Cristiano Ronaldo joining the Turin-based club. A statement announcing the sack had said, “Massimiliano Allegri will not be on the Juventus bench for the 2019/2020 season.” Goal.com!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Ballon d’Or: Luka Modric Ends Dominance Of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade. Modric, 33, won his third successive Champions League in May before helping Croatia to a first World Cup final. Former Brazil and AC Milan forward Kaka, in 2007, was the last player other than Messi or Ronaldo to win it. Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer, came second. Barcelona forward Messi finished fifth,…

Premier League: Tottenham Stun Chelsea, Manchester United Held

Tottenham defeated Chelsea to inflict the Blues' first Premier League defeat of the season and move to the 3rd spot in the table. Mauricio Pochettino's side displayed a terrific performance to go up a place to third, five points behind unbeaten leaders Manchester City, while Chelsea drop down to fourth. Spurs deservedly scored two goals in the first 16 minutes through midfielder Dele Alli's flicked header from Christian Eriksen's cross, and Harry Kane firing in a drive from long range. Son Heung-min had struck…

Europa League: Giroud Goal Sends Chelsea Through To Last 32

Olivier Giroud ended a run of 14 matches without a goal with a header in the Europa League clash at BATE Borisov, to send Chelsea into the last 32 of the competition. The 32-year-old France international was yet to find the net under Maurizio Sarri's tutelage in what is his first full campaign at Stamford Bridge. But seven minutes after half-time in Belarus, Giroud broke the deadlock with a near-post header from Emerson Palmeri's left-wing cross. The victory means the Blues have won their seventh Europa League game…

Sarri Makes Chelsea History In Premier League With Burnley Win

Maurizio Sarri has become the first Chelsea manager to go unbeaten in his first 10 Premier League games after the Blues thumped Burnley 4-0 on Sunday. Goals from Alvaro Morata, Ross Barkley, Willian and Ruben Loftus-Cheek moved the Blues to within two points of leaders Liverpool, and earned Sarri a slice of history. No Blues manager had ever avoided defeat for their first 10 Premier League games, with the former Napoli boss the first to do so. Chelsea have won seven of their opening 10 games, beating Huddersfield,…

Marcos Alonso Signs Contract Extension At Chelsea

Defender Marcos Alonso has signed a new contract at Chelsea that will keep him at the club until 2023. The Spain left-back moved to Stamford Bridge from Fiorentina in 2016 and won the Premier League title in his first season with the Blues. The 27-year-old, who previously played for Bolton having joined from Real Madrid, also won last season's FA Cup. "I am so happy to stay here longer and to keep playing for one of the best teams in the world," he said. "It's been a very good two seasons and I am looking forward…

EPL: Chelsea Lose 100% Record At West Ham

Chelsea dropped their first Premier League points after a frustrating London derby at West Ham. The visitors enjoyed 71% of possession at London Stadium, but failed to score for the first time this season. Despite seeing little of the ball, West Ham had the best chance to win it as Robert Snodgrass picked out the unmarked Andriy Yarmolenko on 78 minutes, but the Ukrainian sent his header wide. Second-half substitute Alvaro Morata almost made an instant impact for Chelsea, but he was unable to steer the ball past…

Europa League Draw: Chelsea Face PAOK While Arsenal Take On Sporting

Chelsea will face Greek side PAOK, in the group stage of the 2018-19 Europa League, with Premier League rivals Arsenal taking on Portuguese giants Sporting. The Blues are joined by Belarusian title holders BATE Borisov and Hungarian side Vidi FC in Group L, with Unai Emery’s side in Group E alongside Qarabag and Vorskla. Steven Gerrard and his Rangers side face Villarreal, Rapid Vienna and Spartak Moscow in Group G and AC Milan tackle Olympiakos, Real Betis and Dudelange in Group F. Elsewhere, Marseille faces tough…

Ronaldo Effect: Serie A Returns In FIFA 19 Video Game

Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival in Italy has boosted the international popularity of Serie A which will return in the FIFA 19 video game to be launched next month, the Lega Serie A confirmed Monday. Lega Serie A chairman Gaetano Micciche said the agreement had been reached to include the Italian league in the new edition of the world’s most famous football simulator. “We are very happy to come back in a famous and popular game like FIFA 19,” Micciche said in a statement. “The agreement signed with an internationally…

Victor Moses Retires From International Football

Super Eagles Winger Victor Moses has announced his retirement from international football. The 27-year-old, who plays for English topflight Chelsea, made the announcement in a statement posted on his official Twitter account on Wednesday. He said the reason he called the time on the national team was to “focus fully on club career”. Moses ends his international career with 37 caps and 12 goals. He played in two World Cups, and also helped Eagles lift the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. His statement read: “I…
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