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A television broadcast camera films as Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on October 7, 2018. - Chelsea won the match 3-0. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) /

Eden Hazard debunks rumoured move to Real Madrid, agrees with Maurizio Sarri’s football philosophy

Belgian star Eden Hazard has been persistently linked with a move to Spain’s European champions Real Madrid but he told The Times he is happy at Chelsea and agrees with manager Maurizio Sarri over his tactics.
Wilfried Zaha admits that the reported deal tabled by Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang is ‘flattering’ but he maintained it does not distract him from his duties at Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace’s Roy Hodgson rubbishes Wilfried Zaha to Borussia Dortmund rumours

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has rubbished rumours of a move for his Ivorian attacker Wilfried Zaha to German giants Borussia Dortmund.
Wilfried Zaha admits that the reported deal tabled by Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang is ‘flattering’ but he maintained it does not distract him from his duties at Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha flattered by lucrative China deal

Wilfried Zaha admits that the reported deal tabled by Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang is ‘flattering’ but he maintained it does not distract him from his duties at Crystal Palace.
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Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace must be more ruthless in front of goal

Palace are one of the lowest-scoring sides in the Premier League and were frustrated on Boxing Day as they failed to find the net after having 31 shots against Cardiff, before a 1-0 defeat by Chelsea on Sunday.

Crystal Palace confirm Christian Benteke knee surgery

The club released a short statement on Wednesday informing fans of the player's condition, while confirming the surgery had been completed successfully.
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Danny Ings lifts Southampton to first win with defeat of Crystal Palace

Southampton earned their first win of the Premier League season with a 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp wary of Christian Benteke threat as Liverpool head to Crystal Palace

Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool to beware of the threat posed by Christian Benteke when the title challengers face their former striker at Crystal Palace on Monday.

Jurgen Klopp: Wilfried Zaha’s new deal like a ‘spectacular transfer’ for Crystal Palace

Jurgen Klopp believes Wilfried Zaha's contract extension is the equivalent of a "spectacular transfer" for Crystal Palace.

World Cup: Roma’s Radja Nainggolan left out of Belgium squad

Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has been left out of Belgium's World Cup squad for this summer's tournament.

West Brom earn stay of execution, Saints alive as relegation battle hots up

West Bromwich Albion kept alive their slender hopes of avoiding Premier League relegation with a 1-0 win against Newcastle, while Southampton beat Bournemouth 2-1 to breathe new life into their fight for survival on Saturday.

Christian Benteke sweating on Belgium World Cup call-up

Christian Benteke admits his indifferent form for Crystal Palace could cost him a place at the World Cup.

Roy Hodgson: Crystal Palace won’t sell Christian Benteke, Wilfied Zaha

Roy Hodgson has dismissed reports of Crystal Palace seeking to sell Christian Benteke and also insisted that they intend to keep Wilfried Zaha.

Wilfried Zaha hits brace as Crystal Palace edge Brighton for crucial win

Crystal Palace took a significant step towards preserving their Premier League status with a 3-2 victory over rivals Brighton.

Mo Salah strikes again to move Liverpool into second

Luka Milivojevic drove relegation threatened Palace into a 13th minute lead from the penalty spot, and the hosts were left to rue their luck as Liverpool duo Loris Karius and Sadio Mane could easily have been sent-off.

First-half goals see Chelsea to victory over Crystal Palace

Two first-half goals gave Chelsea a 2-1 home victory over a Crystal Palace side whose relegation worries increase.

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United got lucky at Crystal Palace

Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United rode their luck as Nemanja Matic's late thunderbolt capped a dramatic 3-2 win at Crystal Palace on Monday.

Harry Kane strikes late as Tottenham snatch victory at Crystal Palace

Tottenham Hotspur grabbed an 89th-minute winner against Crystal Palace to move into fourth place after a determined home side had seemed set for a battling draw at Selhurst Park.

Swansea stun Arsenal, Liverpool cruise past Huddersfield

Petr Cech’s howler rocked Arsenal as they crashed to a shock 3-1 defeat at Swansea, while Liverpool cruised to victory over Huddersfield on Tuesday.

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Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.