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Samuel Chukwueze was on target as Villarreal were held to a 4-4 draw by Granada in their opening La Liga fixture.

Villarreal celebrate Samuel Chukwueze’s Kopa Trophy award nomination

Villarreal have celebrated Samuel Chukuweze’s nomination for the prestigious Kopa Trophy Award.
The list of the 30 players to contend for the 2019 Ballon d’Or award has been released by France Football.

Full list of the 30 nominees for Ballon d’Or

This time Liverpool players are more in the list than any other club players with seven nominees, with their Premier League rival Manchester City right behind with five players, Barcelona has four players in the list while Real Madrid has just two players added to the list.

Ronald Koeman confirms Barcelona clause in Netherlands contract

Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman has a clause in his contract allowing him to move to Barcelona, though Dutch football chiefs hope to persuade to him to stay until the 2022 World Cup.
Former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista is set to dump Brazil and honour Spain call up, according to report.

Ex-Arsenal defender set to dump Brazil for Spain call up

Former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista is set to dump Brazil and honour Spain call up, according to report.
Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen strikes again as Lille beat Strasbourg 2-0 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in the Ligue 1 encounter.

Frank Lampard: Victor Osimhen has fantastic future

Chelsea’s coach, Frank Lampard has described Lille of France striker, Victor Osimhen, as a player with a lot of potential to be great in future after the Nigerian scored against his team in the UEFA Champions League game on Tuesday.
Tammy Abraham runs to the Chelsea fans after his early goal. Nigel Keene-ProSports-REX-Shutterstock

Tammy Abraham takes England talk in stride as Chelsea youngsters shine

Tammy Abraham showed just why he has been linked with a call-up to the England squad with his first Champions League goal in Chelsea’s 2-1 win in Lille as Frank Lampard reaped the rewards of placing his faith in youth on the European stage.
Willian’s deflected volley rises and loops over the Lille goalkeeper for Chelsea’s second goal. Kieran McManus-BPI-Shutterstock

Willian grabs Chelsea winner as Lampard hails impact of young stars

Willian’s brilliant late strike gave Chelsea a precious 2-1 win away to Lille on Wednesday that they will hope kickstarts their Champions League campaign, but it was the young stars in Frank Lampard’s side who stole the show again.
Victor Osimhen says Lille Metrople have picked vital lessons from Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League 3-0 away defeat to Ajax Amsterdam and are already looking forward to their next group game against Chelsea.

UCL: Victor Osimhen targets first Lille goal, Peter Olayinka faces Dortmund test

Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen will look to open his UEFA Champions League goal account for Lille when they take on Chelsea in their Group H clash today (Wednesday) at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Tammy Abraham has become the youngest Chelsea player to score a Premier League hat-trick after his goals against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Tammy Abraham may finally dump Nigeria for England

Chelsea hotshot Tammy Abraham looks set to reject Nigeria and commit his future to England – if the striker gets called up for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Unai Emery has been urged to offload three Arsenal players (Getty)

Unai Emery says Manchester United clash is ‘a key moment’ for Arsenal

Unai Emery has described Monday night’s encounter with Manchester United as ‘a key moment’ for his Arsenal side, and is trying to prepare his players for ‘a perfect match’.
Juan Mata believes he made the right decision to join Manchester United almost six years ago and insists the club are getting closer to recapturing former glories.

Juan Mata: Manchester United getting closer to Premier League title

Juan Mata believes he made the right decision to join Manchester United almost six years ago and insists the club are "getting closer" to recapturing former glories.
Steven Gerrard has the potential to be Liverpool boss one day, says Rafa Benitez, with a man currently in charge of Rangers being backed to become “a great manager”.

Rafa Benitez: Steven Gerrard has the potential to be Liverpool boss

Steven Gerrard has the potential to be Liverpool boss one day, says Rafa Benitez, with a man currently in charge of Rangers being backed to become “a great manager”.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) said the athletics squad is optimistic to do the nation proud at start of the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar.

Sunday Adeleye: Team Nigeria ready for medals hunt in Doha

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) said the athletics squad is optimistic to do the nation proud at start of the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar.
Frank Lampard has brought a positive vibe into the Chelsea dressing room since succeeding Maurizio Sarri in the managerial hot seat, according to Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Frank Lampard expected to start three fringe players in EFL Cup

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is expected to start three fringe players against Grimsby in the Football League Cup third round on Wednesday at the Stamford Bridge.
Logrono's Barbara Banda and Barcelona's Asisat Oshoala have been nominated for the Spanish Primera Iberdrola Player of the Week prize.

Asisat Oshoala nominated for Primera Iberdrola Player of the Week prize

Barcelona's Asisat Oshoala and Logrono's Barbara Banda have been nominated for the Spanish Primera Iberdrola Player of the Week prize.
Samuel Chukwueze was on target as Villarreal were held to a 4-4 draw by Granada in their opening La Liga fixture.

Samuel Chukwueze, Jadon Sancho, Matthijs de Ligt make 40-man shortlist for 2019 Golden Boy...

Samuel Chukwueze, Jadon Sancho, Joao Felix and Matthijs de Ligt are some of the names on the 40-man list of nominations for the 2019 Golden Boy award.
Ronaldo missed out as Lionel Messi was named FIFA Best Player of the Year for the sixth time on Monday.

Lionel Messi thrilled to win FIFA Best award, backs Barcelona recovery

Lionel Messi was happy to win the Best FIFA Men’s Player award, but the superstar’s focus is now on helping Barcelona respond to a slow start to the La Liga season.
Super Falcons forward Ini Umotong scored the only goal as Brighton secured a 1-0 triumph over Zenatha Coleman's Valencia in a friendly match on Friday.

Nigeria’s Ini Umotong inspires Brighton’s winning start in English Women’s Cup

Ini Umotong scored the opener as Brighton earned a 3-0 triumph over Charlton Athletic in the 2019 English Women's Cup opening match on Sunday.

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