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Premier League round-up: Alvaro Morata bags hat-trick in Chelsea rout and Manchester City continue prolific form

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Burnley 0-0 Huddersfield Town It was a game of few chances at Turf Moor as Burnley and Huddersfield played out a goalless draw. Neither side registered a shot on target in the first half, but Huddersfield’s Tom Ince and Laurent Depoitre came relatively close in the second. Burnley’s strike force failed to turn up in the game and the result ...

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Atletico Madrid confident of breakthrough in Costa negotiations

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Atletico Madrid are increasingly confident they have made a breakthrough in negotiations to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea, Sky Sports News understands. A source close to the negotiations says progress is being made but “it is not sorted yet”, after a summer-long debacle between the player and his current West London employers. Atletico are banned from registering new players before January and ...

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Chelsea hit Qarabag for six in Champions League opener

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Davide Zappacosta scored a spectacular goal and Michy Batshuayi netted twice as Chelsea equalled their biggest Champions League win with a thrashing of competition debutants Qarabag. The Blues – making their return to European competition having failed to qualify last season – rested several first-team players for the visit of the Azerbaijani champions, but still won with ease. Pedro opened ...

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Paulo Dybala will leave Juventus – Agent Mino Raiola

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Mino Raiola says he can see Juventus forward Paulo Dybala playing for Chelsea or either Manchester club in the future. Dybala was linked with a move away from Turin in the summer, with Barcelona tipped to be his next club, but he stayed put. The 23-year-old Argentinian starred for Juventus last season as they won Serie A and reached the ...

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Diego Costa left out of Chelsea Champions League squad

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Diego Costa has not been included in Chelsea’s squad for the Champions League group stages. The striker has been in a stand-off with Chelsea throughout the summer, having claimed Antonio Conte told him he is not part of his plans at Stamford Bridge and refusing to return from his native Brazil to resume training at the club.  Costa failed to ...

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Chelsea sign midfielder Danny Drinkwater from Leicester

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Chelsea have signed midfielder Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City for £35m. The 27-year-old was a key part of the Foxes side that won the Premier League in 2015-16, but asked to leave the club amid interest from the Blues. Chelsea have also signed defender Davide Zappacosta from Torino on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee. However, striker Fernando Llorente opted for Tottenham instead ...

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Chelsea set to sign Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on the brink of joining Premier League champions Chelsea. Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, will be out of contract next summer and has refused to sign a new deal at Emirates Stadium. Chelsea have declined to comment but it is understood they have agreed a transfer fee with their London rivals for the England international. Liverpool have also ...

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Champions League: Tottenham meet holders Real Madrid in group stage

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Tottenham will face holders Real Madrid in the group stage of the Champions League. Spurs have been drawn in Group H alongside Spanish side Real, German giants Borussia Dortmund and Apoel. The draw pits the Premier League runners-up against Wales winger Gareth Bale, who left Spurs for Real in a world record deal in 2013. Scottish champions Celtic face a tough test ...

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