English Premiership

Arsenal’s Gibbs out for 3 weeks with hamstring injury

Kieran Gibbs: Arsenal defender suffered a hamstring injury against Crystal Palace

Arsenal have been dealt a blow ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League qualifier against Besiktas with news of an injury to Kieran Gibbs. The 24-year-old has been ruled out of action for at least three weeks with a hamstring problem. Gibbs was substituted after 53 minutes of Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace when he suffered the injury. Nacho Monreal ...

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Chelsea targeting EPL title after Burnley win – Terry

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John Terry says Chelsea are targeting the Premier League title after kicking off their campaign with a 3-1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor. Jose Mourinho has already admitted that the Blues will be ‘contenders’ this season, but his side made a slow start as Scott Arfield fired the newly-promoted hosts into a shock 14th-minute lead. Chelsea wasted little time ...

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Jose Mourinho hails “maestro” Cesc Fabregas

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Cesc Fabregas was called a “maestro” by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho after he set up two goals in their Premier League season-opening 3-1 win at Burnley. The 27-year-old former Arsenal midfielder joined Chelsea for £27m from Barcelona in June. “I agree completely with Cesc as man of the match,” said Mourinho, whose side moved straight to the top the table. “He ...

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Mourinho wants substitute Cech to stay at Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho wants goalkeeper Petr Cech to remain at the club, despite the Chelsea boss picking Thibaut Courtois in goal for the 3-1 win over Burnley. Belgian Courtois, 22, has returned to Chelsea after a three-year loan spell with Atletico Madrid.  “I hope Petr doesn’t want to go and I hope he doesn’t have offers to go and, if he does have ...

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Match Report: Chelsea come from behind in comfortable EPL win

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Diego Costa scored on his Chelsea début as the title favourites came from behind to outclass newly-promoted Burnley at Turf Moor. There was the threat of an upset as Burnley’s Scott Arfield opened the scoring with a stunner from distance. But Burnley’s lead was short-lived as Costa levelled with a simple tap-in. Andre Schurrle scored Chelsea’s second after a cute ...

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Four players on their way out of Manchester City

Manchester City: Scott Sinclair and Micah Richards on way out

Defenders Micah Richards and Matija Nastasic, midfielder Scott Sinclair and striker John Guidetti look to be heading out of Manchester City. City manager Manuel Pellegrini reportedly wants the quartet to leave the Etihad and find new clubs before the end of the transfer window. Serbia centre-half Nastasic has been linked with a move back to Italy, after joining from Fiorentina ...

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Preview: Burnley v Chelsea

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Venue: Turf Moor Date: Monday, 18 August Kick off: 19:00 GMT TEAM NEWS Burnley summer signing Lukas Jutkiewicz could partner Danny Ings up front after impressing in pre-season. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton is fit after missing several warm-up games with a calf injury. Chelsea could hand debuts to new trio Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis – and keeper Thibaut ...

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Man United captain Rooney happy with responsibility

Wayne Rooney: Looks disconsolate as Manchester United lose 2-1 at home to Swansea

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney insists that leading the club is something he was born to do. Rooney took on the armband from Nemanja Vidic for the first time in United’s opening day defeat by Swansea City. Rooney scored United’s goal in the 2-1 loss and, while he admits he did not play well, he has no regrets about taking ...

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Rodgers keen to add another striker to Liverpool squad

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his desire to sign another striker before the transfer window shuts. Rodgers saw his side beat Southampton 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday courtesy of strikes from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge. With last season’s top goalscorer Luis Suarez having left the club in a £75m deal to Barcelona, and doubt surrounding the future of ...

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Pellegrini says Edin Dzeko will sign new Man City deal

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed striker Edin Dzeko is on the verge of extending his contract with the club. Former City manager Roberto Mancini signed the Bosnia international from Wolfsburg in a £27m deal in 2011. Despite often seeing other strikers start in front of him, Dzeko has scored 46 goals in 109 Premier League games for City, ...

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