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Stanley Dimgba kept his feet on the pedals of his fine scoring form, controlling Cyril Olisema’s chipped pass to send in a low strike and give Enyimba the lead four minutes before the interval. Three minutes later, youngster Anayo Iwuala spearheaded a swift break to set up Victor Mbaoma, who picked his spot from the edge of the box, handing Fatai Osho’s side a two-goal lead at the break.

Victor Mbaoma: I’ve fulfilled part of my mission in Enyimba

Victor Mbaoma has told newsmen that he has fulfilled one of his essential objectives that influenced his decision to join Enyimba of Aba last year.
Frank Lampard looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park. (Photo by Clive Brunskill-Getty Images)

Chelsea schedule meeting with former winger set for cut-price return

Chelsea are plotting to bring back a winger who spent nine years with the club after a recent report revealed a ‘meeting is scheduled’ ahead of a possible £15 million return to Stamford Bridge.
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Barcelona set to renew Willian interest with £20 million bid

Barcelona are lining up a last gasp £20 million bid to sign Willian from Chelsea before the transfer window shuts tomorrow.
A former banker, Seye Onigbinde, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defrauding 354 Nigerians to the tune of over N500m in illegal foreign exchange deals.

Ex-banker ‘defrauds’ 354 Nigerians of over N500 million

A former banker, Seye Onigbinde, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defrauding 354 Nigerians to the tune of over N500m in illegal foreign exchange deals.
Son Heung-min’s incredible solo strike for Tottenham Hotspur against Burnley has been voted the Premier League best goal of the month also known as Budweiser Goal of the Month for December.

Tottenham star claims EPL Goal of the Month award

Son Heung-min’s incredible solo strike for Tottenham Hotspur against Burnley has been voted the Premier League best goal of the month also known as Budweiser Goal of the Month for December.
Chelsea will have to wait until at least the summer to try and secure the signings of top attacking targets Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner.

Chelsea forced to wait on deals for Jadon Sancho, Timo Werner

Chelsea will have to wait until at least the summer to try and secure the signings of top attacking targets Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner.
Gerard Pique is unfazed by Lionel Messi’s new contract as the deal has a clause that allows the Argentine skipper to leave Barcelona at the end of the current season.

Gerard Pique dismisses talk of Messi and Griezmann rift

Gerard Pique insists Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann have a perfectly normal relationship.

Fiorentina sign Leicester winger on year-long loan

After signing prolific young Brazilian striker Pedro from Fluminense and teenage English talent Bobby Duncan from Liverpool, La Viola signed Leicester’s Rachid Ghezzal to a year-long loan.
Frank Lampard, after two competitive games as Chelsea boss, has acknowledged that “performances and results will define how long I am here”.

Frank Lampard says Chelsea’s misfiring strikers will come good

Frank Lampard insists Chelsea’s misfiring strikers will rediscover their touch in front of goal.
Chelsea have lost a “world great” in Eden Hazard, says Pat Nevin, but one of Christian Pulisic, Willian and Pedro is being backed to step up and fill some sizeable shoes at Stamford Bridge.

Pat Nevin: One of Christian Pulisic, Willian & Pedro will flourish in Eden Hazard’s...

Chelsea have lost a “world great” in Eden Hazard, says Pat Nevin, but one of Christian Pulisic, Willian and Pedro is being backed to step up and fill some sizeable shoes at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was spotted in stands during the Blues victory against RB Salzburg on Wednesday evening.

Abramovich spotted in stands during Chelsea win over RedBull

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was spotted in stands during the Blues victory against RB Salzburg on Wednesday evening.
Chelsea has released a 25-man squad for Barcelona friendly that would take place next week Tuesday.

Chelsea release 25-man squad for Barcelona friendly

The Blues will resume their pre-season training in Japan where they will take on J-League Champions Kawasaki Frontale (Friday) and then against Barcelona (next Tuesday).
Antoine Griezmann will wear ex-Super Eagles winger Emmanuel Amunike former Barcelona jersey number revealed ahead of the 2019-20 season.

Antoine Griezmann will wear Emmanuel Amunike former Barcelona jersey number

Antoine Griezmann will wear ex-Super Eagles winger Emmanuel Amunike former Barcelona jersey number revealed ahead of the 2019-20 season.

Pep Guardiola: I don’t know if Neymar would be the same if he returned...

Pep Guardiola says he doubts whether Neymar would be the same player he was during his time at Barcelona if he opts to switch back to Camp Nou from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Didier Drogba has given his endorsement to Frank Lampard as he says his former team-mate is ready to manage Chelsea despite only one year of experience with Derby County.

Marcel Desailly trusts Chelsea to get Frank Lampard call correct

Roman Abramovich has a proven record of getting managerial appointments right and should be trusted in any approach for Frank Lampard, claims Marcel Desailly.
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set for a return to the club as manager, accordig to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol.

Frank Lampard set to persuade Chelsea star to stay

The newly appointed Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is keen on persuading Callum Hudson-Odoi to remain at the Stamford Bridge following his appointment.
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Arsene Wenger slams Arsenal for Europa League final ‘collapse’ against Chelsea

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has criticised his former club for their “collapse” against Chelsea in the Europa League final.
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Eden Hazard: I think this is a goodbye

After scoring twice in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Arsenal in the 2019 UEFA Europa League final match on Wednesday, Belgium’s Eden Hazard said he has now found the right moment.

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