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Diego Costa’s sizzling return reignites Atletico

Diego Costa's return to Atletico Madrid began in typically explosive fashion on Wednesday night, and his second spell in La Liga has raised hopes that his new team might challenge runaway leaders Barcelona.

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte hopeful over David Luiz’s knee injury

David Luiz's continued absence with a knee injury has been explained as a "serious" problem by Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, but he remains hopeful of a swift recovery.

Five things we learned from the Champions League

Manchester United and Juventus qualified for the Champions League knockout stage on Tuesday, while three-time runners-up Atletico Madrid bowed out of the competition.

Atletico Madrid crash out, Chelsea sink to second place

Atletico Madrid were eliminated from the Champions League after a 1-1 draw at Chelsea that denied the English side top spot in Group C.

English eyes on Antoine Griezmann for crunch Chelsea clash

As a red-hot Antoine Griezmann hopes to keep Atletico Madrid's faint Champions League hopes alive at Stamford Bridge, the stage is also set for the Frenchman to showcase his talents to a host of Premier League suitors.

Jurgen Klopp looks on bright side after Chelsea draw

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he would take the positives from his side's 1-1 draw with Chelsea despite the disappointment of conceding a freak 85th-minute equaliser.

Chelsea were unlucky not to beat Liverpool – Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte praised his players' resolve after substitute Willian's late goal earned them a 1-1 draw at Liverpool - but believes Chelsea could easily have won the contest.

Jurgen Klopp is ‘one of the world’s best coaches’ – Antonio Conte

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has hailed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as "one of the world’s best coaches" ahead of Saturday’s visit to Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp must clear heads for Chelsea challenge

Shellshocked after their capitulation against Sevilla and having been thrashed in two big Premier League clashes this season, Liverpool have their backs to the wall ahead of Chelsea's visit on Saturday.

Liverpool face Chelsea crunch, Manchester City aim to stay hot

Georginio Wijnaldum has challenged Liverpool to take out their European frustrations on Chelsea in Saturday's crucial Premier League clash, while Yaya Toure vows runaway leaders Manchester City will stay humble after seizing control of the title race.

Mohamed Salah ‘did not get his chance’ at Chelsea – Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard says Mohamed Salah did not get the chance to establish himself at Chelsea and has described the Liverpool forward as a "top, top player".

Resurgent Willian gives Antonio Conte food for thought

In danger of losing Antonio Conte’s trust after a disappointing start to the season, Willian may have forced his way back into his manager’s plans with a dynamic display in Chelsea’s Champions League rout of Qarabag.

Chelsea’s best chance of success is Champions League – Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard believes Chelsea will have a better chance of success in the Champions League than Premier League due to Manchester City's immense start to the season.

What’s gone wrong at Atletico Madrid?

Twice Champions League finalists in the past four seasons, Atletico Madrid are staring an embarrassing and financially damaging Champions League exit in the face unless they beat an in-form Roma on Wednesday.

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Bloody clash averted in Delta over killing by herdsmen

The tension at Onicha-Olona community in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, occasioned by the killing of a farmer by Fulani herdsmen on Friday has been doused.

Nigeria, Saudi record biggest increase in oil output

Crude oil production in Nigeria rose by 88,700 barrels per day last month, the second biggest increase among its peers in the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

Gencos gulped N152.9bn of N701bn power sector fund in seven months

The Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) has disbursed a total of N152.974 billion to 23 power generation companies (Gencos) within the first seven months of 2017, according to a report.

President Buhari’s achievements has surpassed 16 years of PDP rule – Adebayo Shittu

Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has declared that the achievements recorded by President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo in the last two and half years have surpassed the achievements of former ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in sixteen years.

Nigeria is a free-press state – Governor Amosun

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Armed Forces Day: Katsina govt hails military on security

The Katsina State Government has commended the ‘tireless efforts’ of the military at checking the menace of armed banditry and cattle rustling in the area.

Gernot Rohr to name final World Cup squad after England friendly – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have disclosed that coach Gernot Rohr will name his final 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia immediately after the high-profile warm-up against England at Wembley.

Arsenal close to signing £44m Malcom

Arsenal are closing in on the £44 million signing of Bordeaux forward Malcom, with further meetings with the player’s representatives planned for Monday.

NDLEA destroys 77.82 hectares of Indian hemp farm in Osun

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Osun on Friday said it destroyed 77.28 hectares of Indian hemp farm in the state in 2017.

FCT council commences polio immunisation, targets 70,000 children

The Primary Health Care Centre in Kuje Area Council, FCT on Saturday said it targets to immunise more than 70,000 children against polio.