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Chelsea Midfielder Ruled Out Of Action For 2 Weeks

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Burnley midfielder Danny Drinkwater will miss the next two weeks after suffering ankle ligaments injury earlier this month.

Danny Drinkwater is on loan at Burnley from Chelsea for this season.

The 29-year-old England international midfielder joined the Clarets on loan from Chelsea on deadline day of the Premier League transfer window.

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His injury status was confirmed by Burnley boss Sean Dyche during his pre-match press conference on Thursday morning ahead of the weekend’s Premier League clash at the home of Brighton and Hove Albion.

Sean Dyche defended the player over the way he got the ankle ligaments injury as he said that the former Manchester United and Leicester City player has the support of Burnley.

Danny Drinkwater was involved in a nightclub altercation earlier this month which resulted in the injury.

He was a Manchester nightclub during the international break.

Danny Drinkwater is trying to revive his career at Burnley after a disappointing two years at Chelsea.

He hardly played for Chelsea especially in the second year under Maurizio Sarri following his move from Leicester City in a £35m deal in the summer of 2017.

Danny Drinkwater was completely frozen out of the Chelsea team under Maurizio Sarri in the last campaign.

Segun is a regular contributor to beIN sports and has worked at several publications, including Aljazeera, and taslkSport.

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Mourinho Suffers First Champions League Defeat At Spurs

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New Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has been beaten for the first time in the Champions League following the defeat at the hands of German champions Bayern Munich in their Matchday Six clash at the Allianz Arena.

Mourinho and his Spurs players were beaten 3-1 by the Bavarian giants who were the only team to finish the group stage campaign with an unblemished record.

Bayern Munich won all their six group games in Group B and amassed a complete total of 18 points as a result.

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The Germans were given a helping hand due to the fact that Ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho rested a lot of his first-team players with both clubs already through to the last 16 stage of the competition.

Bayern took the lead through Kingsley Coman in the 20th minute before summer signing Ryan Sessegnon equalized for Spurs just before the end of the first half.

Experienced campaigner Thomas Mueller came off the bench for the injured Coman and he was responsible for the second Bayern goal as he prodded home from close range after Alphonso Davies had struck the post.

Ex-Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho wrapped up the victory for his team with the third goal to ensure that Bayern made it six wins from six Group B games.

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Chelsea Loanee On Target As Atalanta Make Champions League History

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Atalanta midfielder Mario Pasalic was on target for the Italian Serie A giants as they made history in the Champions League courtesy their 3-0 win over Ukranian side Shakthar Donetsk on Matchday Six.

He was one of the goalscorers for Atalanta who secured the much needed win to book their spot in the last 16 of this season’s Champions League.

Mario Pasalic is a Croatian international and he is on loan at Atalanta from Premier League giants Chelsea.

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Atalanta made history as they became the first team to make the knockout stage of the competition after losing their first three group games.

They scored three goals in the last quarter of the game to seal a convincing 3-0 win over 10-man Shakthar Donetsk after Brazilian player Dodo was sent off nine minutes after Belgian international Timothy Castagne had given the away side the lead in the 68th minute.

Mario Pasalic added a second goal in the 80th minute before German left-back Robin Gosens wrapped up the game in added time to take his team to the next round.

Atalanta were helped by the result from the other game as group leaders Manchester City came from behind to beat hosts Dinamo Zagreb 4-1 courtesy the hattrick from Gabriel Jesus and a Phil Foden goal.

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Chelsea Opponents For Champions League Knockout Stage Revealed

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One-time Champions League winners Chelsea have discovered their possible opponents for the knockout stage of the competition which starts as from next year.

The Champions League group stage for the 2019/20 season was concluded on Wednesday night and Chelsea have found out about the pool of teams they could dace in the round of 16.

Chelsea are in danger of facing one of the favorites for this season’s Champions League title after they finished second in Group H behind Spanish La Liga giants Valencia.

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The Blues secured their place in the knockout stage with the slim 2-1 win at home to French club Lille in their final group game.

Topscorer Tammy Abraham scored the first goal of the game to take his tally to 13 goals in all competitions this season before club skipper Cesar Azpilicueta added a second goal with ten minutes left on the clock.

Former player Loic Remy halved the deficit on 78 minutes to setup a grandstand finish but Chelsea held on to take the points and secure their place in the knockout stage.

Chelsea can face the likes of Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Bayern Munich, Juventus, Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona and German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig in the last 16 of the competition.

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Chelsea Scout In-form Bundesliga Striker Ahead Of January Window

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Europa League holders Chelsea have scouted RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner according to the latest report from the London Evening Standard.

It was revealed that Chelsea are monitoring the situation of Timo Werner at his German Bundesliga outfit.

Timo Werner has been in sensational form for RB Leipzig who is one of the 16 teams in the knockout stage of the Champions League.

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The petite German international has scored 15 goals and also assisted five more goals in his 14 league appearances for RB Leipzig this term.

Timo Werner is the second topscorer in the German Bundesliga this season behind Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski who has 16 goals in this season’s German Bundesliga.

RB Leipzig attacker Timo Werner has scored 20 goals in 22 appearances for his team in all competitions including three goals in six Group G games in the Champions League.

He has also scored two goals and assisted two more goals in two games in the German Cup for the 2019/20 season.

RB Leipzig are in the Champions League last 16 after the Germans finished their Group G campaign at the top of the group.

The German Bundesliga team will find out their next opponents in the Champions League next week Monday with the likes of Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, Napoli and Chelsea amongst the teams they can face in the last 16.

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Arsenal, Everton To Pay Huge Compensation Fee For Sacked Italian Manager

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Premier League duo Arsenal and Everton have both been touted as the next destination for Carlo Ancelotti since the Italian manager was sacked from his position at Napoli earlier this week.

Carlo Ancelotti lost his job as the Napoli manager on Tuesday night despite leading the Italian Serie A side to victory in the Champions League.

According to the report from the Daily Mirror, Carlo Ancelotti was placed on gardening leave immediately after his dismissal meaning that the Italian tactician is still on the payroll at Napoli with interested clubs like Arsenal and Everton expected to pay huge compensation fee for him if they want him as their next manager.

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Carlo Ancelotti is not a stranger to the Premier League having been appointed the Chelsea manager in 2009.

He spent two seasons at Chelsea before being sacked in 2011.

Ancelotti won the Premier League title at Chelsea during the 2009/10 season thus becoming the second Blues boss to achieve the feat behind Jose Mourinho.

He was named the Napoli manager last summer and led them to second place in the league last season which was his first full campaign with the club.

Carlo Ancelotti lost his job as a result of a nine-game winless run until his last game, the 4-0 win over Genk FC of Belgium in the Champions League on Tuesday.

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Liverpool Ahead Of Chelsea, Man Utd To Sign £120m Pacey Winger

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Merseyside giants Liverpool are reportedly in pole position to sign highly-rated Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho according to journalist Simon Hughes who works for The Athletic.

It was revealed that the Premier League leaders are ahead of rivals Chelsea and Manchester United in the quest to sign Jadon Sancho who’s keen to return to English football.

The England international left the Premier League in 2017.

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Jadon Sancho signed for Borussia Dortmund two years ago for a fee of around £8m from Premier League champions Manchester City.

He had some problems at Borussia Dortmund earlier this season but that seems to be a thing of the past after the young English winger scored three goals in the last two games in all competitions.

Earlier in the season, Jadon Sancho was fined and banned from one league game by his club after returning late from the October international duty.

He was subsequently substituted in the first half of the German Bundesliga mauling received at the hands of rivals and holders Bayern Munich.

Borussia Dortmund were beaten 4-0 during that game.

Jadon Sancho is in his third season at Borussia Dortmund and has weighed in with 10 goals and 11 assists in all competitions.

He scored 12 goals and provided 17 assists in the last campaign.

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Man City To Rival Chelsea For Experience Premier League Defender

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Premier League champions Manchester City are looking to strengthen their team defensively when the transfer market reopens in the coming days and they have identified Bournemouth center back Nathan Ake as a potential addition on the defensive front according to the Daily Express.

Manchester City will have to rival Chelsea for Nathan Ake with the Blues also been linked with a January move for the Dutch international player.

Nathan Ake was at Chelsea before he joined Bournemouth permanently in the summer of 2017 and reports claimed that the Blues have a buyback clause in the transfer that took him to the Cherries two years ago and that could prove to be problematic for Manchester City in their bid to sign the player.

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Leicester City were interested in signing Nathan Ake this summer as a replacement for Harry Maguire who had left the club for Manchester United in a world-record fee for a defender.

Manchester United paid £80m to sign Harry Maguire in the summer and Leicester City wanted Nathan Ake to replace him before they were scared away by the £75m price tag slammed on him by Bournemouth.

Premier League champions Manchester City have suffered defensively this season mainly due to the serious knee injury sustained by first-choice center-back Aymeric Laporte in August.

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Frank Lampard Reveals Players He Will Sign Ahead Of January Window

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has revealed his priority ahead of the upcoming January transfer window.

Lampard talked about transfers shortly after he led Chelsea into the knockout stage of the Champions League on Tuesday night.

During his post-match press conference after the game, the former Chelsea midfielder told reporters about his target for the January transfer window.

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According to him, his priority is to replace Eden Hazard who was a former talisman at Chelsea before his move to Real Madrid this summer.

Eden Hazard had a year left on his then contract at Chelsea before he made the move to the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu in the summer.

Real Madrid paid a club-record fee of around €100m for Eden Hazard to complete a move to the club in the summer.

He was a key player for Chelsea during his seven-game stay at the club and Frank Lampard was unable to sign a replacement for him due to the transfer ban imposed on the club by FIFA as at the summer.

Chelsea are now free to sign players as per the recent verdict from the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) and Frank Lampard wants to sign a replacement for Eden Hazard who scored 110 goals for the Blues while he was at the club.

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