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Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, believes he has the full support of owner Roman Abramovich.

Frank Lampard denies Jose Mourinho decline ahead of top of the table clash

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has come to the defence of his former mentor Jose Mourinho ahead of the top of the table with Tottenham on Sunday.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is happy with Fikayo Tomori’s new contract. Tomori signed a new five-year contract on Thursday.

Fikayo Tomori lined up for January loan transfer

He is currently competing for a place with Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Andrea Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has welcomed competition from Dean Henderson.

Dean Henderson joins Sergio Romero in January exit request

Manchester United face a goalkeeping crisis in January and it is entirely of their own making.
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Southampton boss: Others have been better than Michael Obafemi

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says striker Michael Obafemi has to battle harder to win his place in the team.
Jose Mourinho gives instructions to Ben Davies, Davinson Sanchez, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane

Harry Kane: Jose Mourinho transforming our mentality

Spurs have made an encouraging start to the campaign as they briefly led the Premier League last weekend before dropping to second, are in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals and are in good shape to qualify for the Europa League knockout stages.
England, Nigeria and Canada are in a three-way tussle for the services of Fikayo Tomori, with the Chelsea centre-half’s impressive displays putting him on Gareth Southgate’s radar.

Frank Lampard: Fikayo Tomori will get his chance at Chelsea

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says Fikayo Tomori remains part of his plans despite falling out of favour this season.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has confirmed that Bertrand Traore will miss their Premier League trip to Arsenal on Sunday.

Bertrand Traore ruled out of Aston Villa trip to Arsenal

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has confirmed that Bertrand Traore will miss their Premier League trip to Arsenal on Sunday.
Mesut Ozil’s lucrative contract extension at Arsenal has led to “tension” in the Gunners camp, claims former forward Jeremie Aliadiere.

Mesut Ozil axed from Arsenal’s 25-man Premier League squad

Mesut Ozil will not be included in Arsenal’s 25-man Premier League squad, which has to be submitted by Tuesday afternoon.
Manchester United are still searching for a centre forward (number nine) despite having recently extended Odion Ighalo’s loan deal.

Odion Ighalo set for UEFA Champions League debut

Odion Ighalo was included in is Manchester United squad for their UEFA Champions League game with Paris Saint-Germain.
Thiago Silva is eager to point out that he is not at Chelsea to “visit tourist sites” and “go through the motions”, with the Brazilian defender determined “to win” with the Blues.

Thiago Silva not at Chelsea to ‘visit tourist sites’

Thiago Silva is eager to point out that he is not at Chelsea to “visit tourist sites” and “go through the motions”, with the Brazilian defender determined “to win” with the Blues.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Adam Davy

Frank Lampard hits back at Jose Mourinho over Carabao Cup comments

Frank Lampard appears to have little sympathy for Jose Mourinho after the Tottenham manager slammed his side’s fixture schedule ahead of the Carabao Cup tie against Chelsea.
Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were lucky in a 2-1 win over West Ham but was pleased with his team’s belief on Saturday.

Alan Smith: Mikel Arteta addressing Arsenal’s embarrassing soft underbelly

Mikel Arteta is the process of addressing the “soft underbelly” that has delivered an “embarrassing” string of results for the club against fellow members of the Premier League’s ‘big six’, says Alan Smith.
Micah Richards has slammed the Manchester City defence for their performance in their hammering by Leicester, accusing them of being “reactive, rather than proactive”.

Rodri: Football has not been fair to Manchester City

Manchester City midfielder Rodri claims “football has not been fair” to the Blues on the back of their 5-2 defeat to “lucky” Leicester.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has blasted Leicester City tactics following his team 5-2 defeat against the Foxes.

Pep Guardiola blast Leicester City tactics after 5-2 defeat

Manchester City got the lead via Riyad Mahrez’s strike but Guardiola aimed a jibe at Leicester City for their defensive approach, the manager was of the opinion that it is difficult to play a team that sit deep and doesn’t run.
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette was delighted with victory at Fulham.

Arsenal seek to end Liverpool’s long unbeaten home streak

Arsenal will go into Monday’s clash against Liverpool with the hope to end their long unbeaten run in the Premier League at Anfield.
Former Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi helped Stoke City to their first win of the season away at Preston North End on Saturday.

Mikel Obi leads Stoke City to first league win of the season

Former Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi helped Stoke City to their first win of the season away at Preston North End on Saturday.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he initially 'felt empty inside' after the club secured the Premier League title.

Jurgen Klopp lavishes praise on Mikel Arteta’s impressive turnaround at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side travel to Merseyside on Monday night for a highly anticipated fixture against the champions, and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been effusive in his praise of his Arsenal counterpart.
Mikel Arteta insists Nicolas Pepe has come a long way since he arrived last summer and believes the club record signing will stay at Arsenal for many years.

Mikel Arteta backs Pepe Nicolas to star for ‘many years’ at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta insists Nicolas Pepe has come "a long way" since he arrived last summer and believes the club record signing will stay at Arsenal for "many years".

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Borno holds bye-election for state assembly

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Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

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Governor Ortom: Nigeria leaders have abandoned path of truth

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