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Trent Alexander-Arnold had the threat of a VAR check in the back of his mind after the ball struck his arm in the build-up to Liverpool’s opening goal against Manchester City on Sunday, but his focus remained on the task at hand.

Jason McAteer: Premier League title race will be between Liverpool and Manchester City

Liverpool and Manchester City are still involved in a two-horse race for the Premier League title despite the emergence of Chelsea and Leicester City, according to Jason McAteer.
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard on Wednesday responded to his side’s 2-1 victory over Lille in the UEFA Champions League at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Chelsea eye a move for Shay Given amid Frank Lampard’s ‘concerns’ over Kepa Arrizabalaga...

The Chelsea manager worked alongside the Irishman at the Championship club last season and was keen to bring Given with him to Stamford Bridge alongside first-team coaches Jody Morris and Chris Jones last summer.
Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Rudolph Seale has lavished goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi with praise following their 3-2 win over Orlando Pirates on Saturday afternoon.

Rudolph Seale: Orlando Pirates struggled to beat ‘new’ Kaizer Chiefs with Daniel Akpeyi

Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Rudolph Seale has lavished goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi with praise following their 3-2 win over Orlando Pirates on Saturday afternoon.
Wayne Rooney departed MLS after DC United were humbled by Toronto in extra time of their play-off clash, while defending champions Atlanta United advanced.

Wayne Rooney’s DC United career ends with rout

Wayne Rooney departed MLS after DC United were humbled by Toronto in extra time of their play-off clash, while defending champions Atlanta United advanced.
Southampton’s Maya Yoshida tries to hook a clearance off the line but Chelsea’s opener would be awarded to Tammy Abraham (left). Tony O’Brien-Action Images via Reuters

Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount fire Chelsea to victory at Southampton

Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount celebrated their England call-ups by firing Chelsea to a 4-1 rout of struggling Southampton on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho backs Frank Lampard for managerial success

Jose Mourinho has said that Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has ‘all the conditions to succeed’ in his managerial career thanks to his background and footballing experience.
Frank Lampard, after two competitive games as Chelsea boss, has acknowledged that “performances and results will define how long I am here”.

Jose Mourinho backs Frank Lampard to succeed at Chelsea

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has backed the club’s current coach, Frank Lampard, to succeed at Stamford Bridge.
Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino slams resignation rumours ahead of North London derby

Mauricio Pochettino has poured cold water on "stupid rumours" over his future at Tottenham ahead of the North London Derby this weekend, insisting he will not be resigning his managerial post.
Tottenham legend Paul Gascoigne says no club can stop Manchester City winning a third straight Premier League title due to their strength in depth.

Paul Gascoigne: Tottenham can’t stop Manchester City from lifting third straight Premier League title

Tottenham legend Paul Gascoigne says no club can stop Manchester City winning a third straight Premier League title due to their strength in depth.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists he has complete faith in his squad ahead of his first game in charge of the Blues, despite the transfer ban cloud that has hung over the club this summer.

Frank Lampard praises Jorginho’s Chelsea commitment

Frank Lampard has moved to highlight his admiration for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho and says he will bring essential qualities to the team this season.
Real Madrid star Eden Hazard has given his opinion on Chelsea new signing Christain Pulisic, according to report.

Frank Lampard: It’s pretty much impossible to replace Eden Hazard

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard believes it is "pretty much impossible" to replace Eden Hazard with another individual.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has tipped one of the Blue’s midfielder to shine in the upcoming season.

Chelsea coach warned of potential ‘disaster’ in debut campaign by former team-mate

Frank Lampard has been warned that he faces potential “disaster” at Chelsea, with Glen Johnson saying his former team-mate has to deliver a top-six finish in difficult circumstances.
Geremi Njitap has thrown his weight behind his former teammate Frank Lampard to succeed as Chelsea manager.

Geremi Njitap backs Frank Lampard to succeed as Chelsea manager

Geremi Njitap has thrown his weight behind his former teammate Frank Lampard to succeed as Chelsea manager.
Zimbabwean born Vimbai Chapungu has been crowned Miss London 2019 and is noted to be the first black woman to hold the title.

Zimbabwean becomes first black woman to be crowned Miss London

Zimbabwean born Vimbai Chapungu has been crowned Miss London 2019 and is noted to be the first black woman to hold the title.
Wayne Rooney will win his 120th and final England cap vs. United States.

Wayne Rooney to join Derby County as player-coach

Rooney, 33, will link up with the Championship club from MLS side DC United, where he has been playing since 2018 after leaving Everton.
Derby County

Manchester United legend agrees 18-month deal with Derby

Wayne Rooney will be returning to English football from MLS side D.C. United in January, with the Manchester United legend agreeing an 18-month deal with Derby.
Wayne Rooney will win his 120th and final England cap vs. United States.

Derby confident of landing Wayne Rooney in player-coach role – owner

Derby County are confident that they can sign Wayne Rooney as a player-coach despite potential interest from rival teams for the former England captain’s signature, the Championship club’s owner Mel Morris said on Tuesday.
Krystian Bielik

Derby confirm club-record arrival of Krystian Bielik

“We’re very happy to announce the signing of Krystian Bielik,” head coach Phillip Cocu told the club’s official website.

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Diego Costa set for three months out after operation

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has urged Nigerians to always hold their leaders accountable in order to strengthen the nation’s democracy.

Governor Fayemi in the US, says leaders must be held accountable

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

Bayelsans rejected your stooge, don’t blame army, police – Yekini Nabena tells Governor Dickson

Yekini Nabena, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Bayelsa State has dismissed claims made by governor Seriake Dickson, that security agents connived with the APC to hijack electoral materials in many local government Areas during the recently concluded governorship election in the State.
The Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has banned the Paracetamol Suspension 120 mg-5ml (Toto-moL®) that is made for children.

Rwanda recalls Kenyan-made baby syrup over quality

“Referring to the spontaneous reports from the clients, retail pharmacies and further investigation conducted by the Rwanda FDA, where Paracetamol Suspension 120 mg/5ml (Toto-moL®) was found with particulate matters in the suspension,” Dr Charles Karangwa, the acting director-general of Rwanda FDA, said in a statement.
Apostle Joseph Cookey, a Nigerian cleric, recently showed his philanthropic nature by empowering market women with millions to boost their respective businesses.

Apostle rolls out Christmas plans for widows

Apostle Joseph Cookey, a Nigerian cleric recently showed his philanthropic nature by empowering market women with millions to boost their respective businesses.