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Victor Moses named in Chelsea’s Europa League squad to face PAOK

Victor Moses looks set to make his seventh UEFA Europa League appearance for Chelsea after he was named in the Blues’ 21-man squad to face PAOK Thessaloniki in Thursday’s encounter in Greece.
Eden Hazard

Maurizio Sarri: Eden Hazard can be Premier League top-scorer

Eden Hazard can score 40 goals this season and win the Premier League Golden Boot, according to Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri after the Belgium forward scored a hat-trick to maintain the club’s perfect start to the season.
Hugo Lloris

Drunken driving: I made a mistake – Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur and France captain Hugo Lloris said after being arrested on drunken driving charges last month that he made a mistake and that he must accept the repercussions.
Didier Deschamps

France hopes for good home show against Dutch after Germany draw

France manager Didier Deschamps believes they need to sharpen up when they play the Netherlands on Sunday in their first home match since winning the World Cup in July following their goalless draw away to Germany.
Belgium v France - Samuel Umtiti of France celebrates with teammate Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud: A Frenchman or Luka Modric has to win the Ballon d’Or

Olivier Giroud has dismissed the importance of The Best FIFA Men's Player award and is adamant a Frenchman or Luka Modric has to win this year's Ballon d'Or for their respective World Cup exploits.

‘Disaster’ season made Alvaro Morata ponder Chelsea exit

Alvaro Morata admits he considered leaving Chelsea after a “disastrous” year that culminated in him missing the World Cup.

Olivier Giroud: I’m not ruling out Chelsea stay

The World Cup winner was signed in January by Antonio Conte, yet since the manager was replaced by Maurizio Sarri in the summer, he has become more peripheral to things at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea's Marcos Alonso nearly opened the scoring in the first half but hit the post.

Maurizio Sarri: Marcos Alonso can be world’s best left-back

Maurizio Sarri backed Marcos Alonso to become the world's best left-back if he improves defensively after he played a key role in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.
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Chelsea keep perfect record with win over Bournemouth

Chelsea stretched their perfect Premier League start to four games after second-half goals from substitute Pedro and Eden Hazard gave them a 2-0 home win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
Didier Deschamps

France coach Didier Deschamps recalls ‘retired’ Rami in first post-World Cup squad

France coach Didier Deschamps gave his firm backing to Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and recalled “retired” defender Adil Rami as he named his first post-World Cup squad ahead of two Nations League matches.

Dennis Wise: Gianfranco Zola can unlock Alvaro Morata’s goals at Chelsea

Dennis Wise believes fellow Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola could be key to helping Alvaro Morata rediscover his goalscoring touch.

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi joins Valencia on a season-long loan

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has joined Spanish club Valencia on a season-long loan.

Olivier Giroud plays down Marseille links as he prepares for Chelsea talks

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has distanced himself from talk of a move to Marseille, with the Frenchman set to discuss his future with Maurizio Sarri in the coming days.

Olivier Giroud targeted by Atletico Madrid in loan deal with Chelsea

Atletico Madrid have approached Chelsea over the possibility of taking Olivier Giroud on loan, according to Sky Sports.
President Nicolás Maduro with a military honor guard in Caracas, Venezuela. Cristian Hernandez-EPA, via Shutterstock

World Cup: In reality Africa won – Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro believes Africa and not France are the true winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Antoine Griezmann

France beat Croatia to claim World Cup glory

France won their second World Cup on Sunday with a 4-2 win over Croatia, with Didier Deschamps becoming the third person to win the trophy as a player and a manager.
France fans enjoy the pre match atmosphere prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final - Getty Images

France and Croatia name unchanged teams for World Cup final

France and Croatia go into Sunday’s World Cup final in Moscow with the same starting line-ups as in their semi-final wins over Belgium and England respectively.
France's forward Olivier Giroud (R) speaks to France's forward Kylian Mbappe during a training session at the Luzhniki Stadium training field in Moscow on July 14, 2018 on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS

Goalless Olivier Giroud still a fixture in France’s World Cup line-up

Olivier Giroud has not scored a single goal for France at the World Cup but his mere physical presence will guarantee the Chelsea forward a place in Sunday's final against Croatia.

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Juve march on but Cristiano Ronaldo faces further punishment for red card

Cristiano Ronaldo should escape an increase on his one-match ban in the Champions League but Juventus’ star summer signing might not get off so easily in the race for the Ballon d’Or.
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Boko Haram insurgents kill seven, burn three villages in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday night burnt down three villages in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno, in an attack that left at least seven people dead.

Bayelsa government hails 2018 fiscal index report

The Bayelsa State Government on Wednesday said the latest report which indicates that it is among the most fiscally stable states in Nigeria is a confirmation of the frugal nature of the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson led administration.

Robbers stab two to death in Edo

Two persons have been stabbed to death by armed robbers who raided Amenze street and environs Off Costain Road, New Benin, Oredo local government area.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on September 19, 2018. Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index surged to the highest level in nearly eight months on September 19, with investor sentiment buoyed by gains on Wall Street and a cheaper yen. / AFP PHOTO / Behrouz MEHRI

Tokyo stocks close flat after PM Shinzo Abe’s win

Tokyo stocks closed flat on Thursday, with traders taking Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's widely expected victory in the party leadership election in their stride.