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Diego Costa’s sizzling return reignites Atletico

Diego Costa's return to Atletico Madrid began in typically explosive fashion on Wednesday night, and his second spell in La Liga has raised hopes that his new team might challenge runaway leaders Barcelona.

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte hopeful over David Luiz’s knee injury

David Luiz's continued absence with a knee injury has been explained as a "serious" problem by Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, but he remains hopeful of a swift recovery.

Five things we learned from the Champions League

Manchester United and Juventus qualified for the Champions League knockout stage on Tuesday, while three-time runners-up Atletico Madrid bowed out of the competition.

Atletico Madrid crash out, Chelsea sink to second place

Atletico Madrid were eliminated from the Champions League after a 1-1 draw at Chelsea that denied the English side top spot in Group C.

English eyes on Antoine Griezmann for crunch Chelsea clash

As a red-hot Antoine Griezmann hopes to keep Atletico Madrid's faint Champions League hopes alive at Stamford Bridge, the stage is also set for the Frenchman to showcase his talents to a host of Premier League suitors.

Jurgen Klopp looks on bright side after Chelsea draw

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he would take the positives from his side's 1-1 draw with Chelsea despite the disappointment of conceding a freak 85th-minute equaliser.

Chelsea were unlucky not to beat Liverpool – Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte praised his players' resolve after substitute Willian's late goal earned them a 1-1 draw at Liverpool - but believes Chelsea could easily have won the contest.

Jurgen Klopp is ‘one of the world’s best coaches’ – Antonio Conte

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has hailed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as "one of the world’s best coaches" ahead of Saturday’s visit to Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp must clear heads for Chelsea challenge

Shellshocked after their capitulation against Sevilla and having been thrashed in two big Premier League clashes this season, Liverpool have their backs to the wall ahead of Chelsea's visit on Saturday.

Liverpool face Chelsea crunch, Manchester City aim to stay hot

Georginio Wijnaldum has challenged Liverpool to take out their European frustrations on Chelsea in Saturday's crucial Premier League clash, while Yaya Toure vows runaway leaders Manchester City will stay humble after seizing control of the title race.

Mohamed Salah ‘did not get his chance’ at Chelsea – Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard says Mohamed Salah did not get the chance to establish himself at Chelsea and has described the Liverpool forward as a "top, top player".

Resurgent Willian gives Antonio Conte food for thought

In danger of losing Antonio Conte’s trust after a disappointing start to the season, Willian may have forced his way back into his manager’s plans with a dynamic display in Chelsea’s Champions League rout of Qarabag.

Chelsea’s best chance of success is Champions League – Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard believes Chelsea will have a better chance of success in the Champions League than Premier League due to Manchester City's immense start to the season.

What’s gone wrong at Atletico Madrid?

Twice Champions League finalists in the past four seasons, Atletico Madrid are staring an embarrassing and financially damaging Champions League exit in the face unless they beat an in-form Roma on Wednesday.

Real Madrid, Barcelona eye progress as Atletico Madrid fear exit

Holders Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United headline a selection of teams who can secure a place in the last 16 of the Champions League this week.

Chelsea’s Victor Moses resumes training

Nigerian international Victor Moses has resumed training with his Chelsea teammates.

Tony Pulis admits his West Brom future is out of his hands

West Brom manager Tony Pulis admits his future is out of his hands after the 4-defeat to Chelsea left his position looking increasingly perilous.

Antonio Conte backs counterpart Tony Pulis after Chelsea run over West Brom

Antonio Conte praised his Chelsea players for making easy work of West Brom after a comprehensive 4-0 victory at The Hawthorns that piled the pressure on opposition manager Tony Pulis.

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Brighton sign Nigeria’s Leon Balogun on free transfer

Brighton have completed the signing of Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun on a free transfer.

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N400 million fraud: EFCC wants Olisa Metuh tried in absentia

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Prophet: 2019 polls will be tougher than 2015

The General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry (CMDM)‎, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, on Tuesday in Kano prophesied that the 2019 presidential election will be tougher than what was experienced in 2015, calling on Nigerians to earnestly pray for peace and unity in the country.