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  • Celtic will learn from mistakes, insists Deila

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila insists his side will learn from their mistakes after the Glasgow giants were knocked out of the Europa League. The Hoops exited the competition at the group stage following a 2-1 home defeat to Ajax on Thursday night that leaves them rooted to the bottom of Group A…

  • Wenger expects title charge from Arsenal

    Arene Wenger remains confident Arsenal can shake off their inconsistent form and mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title. Wenger's side will attempt to bounce back from last weekend's surprise loss at West Bromwich Albion when they travel to Norwich City on Sunday, five days after…

  • Mourinho backs Chelsea to subdue red-hot Kane

    Jose Mourinho is confident his Chelsea defence can nullify the threat of in-form Harry Kane even if John Terry fails to recover in time to face London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Terry limped out of the game in Israel and the Blues captain remains doubtful for the Spurs clash, when Chelsea…

  • Lyon in crisis after crushing defeat

    Lyon completed a miserable week by slumping to a third straight defeat as they were thumped 4-2 at home by a resurgent Montpellier in Ligue 1 on Friday. Unheralded Chadian striker Casimir Ninga was the hero for Montpellier with a brace in between a Maxime Gonalons own goal and a Souleymane Camara…

  • Chelsea-Tottenham Hotspur Preview

    White Hart Lane hosts the most important game of the Premier League season to date as Tottenham Hotspur take on Chelsea on Sunday. Last season's champions Chelsea (4-2-7) have endured a start to the campaign that nobody saw coming, while Sunday's hosts Tottenham (6-6-1) are on a 12-game unbeaten…

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  • Arsenal-Norwich City Preview

    Arsenal rebounded nicely from last weekend's top-division defeat by earning a much-needed triumph in the Champions League. Feeling better about themselves following that midweek victory, the Gunners look to get back on track in the Premier League on Sunday against Norwich City at Carrow Road. In…

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  • DFS Soccer Week 14

    Galin Dragiev gives his weekly charts to help out with your DFS selection.

  • Spurs Try To Keep Rolling vs. Chelsea

    Tottenham and Chelsea are trending in different directions. Spurs have gone unbeaten in their last 12 matches, while Chelsea already have seven losses this season. Will either team buck the trend in their pivotal match on Sunday?

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  • Benzema's France career in jeopardy as Valbuena speaks out

    Karim Benzema's place on France's national soccer team could be in jeopardy. Already facing charges of conspiracy to blackmail relating to an extortion scam, Benzema's international career is under increasing strain after teammate Mathieu Valbuena spoke out for the first time against him and the…

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  • Ukraine handed 1-game stadium ban for racism

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- Ukraine was ordered to play a game behind closed doors as part of a UEFA punishment for racist behavior at last month's European Championship qualifier against Spain.

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  • United short of strikers after James Wilson loaned out

    As the final whistle blew on Manchester United's fourth goalless draw in its last seven matches, the boos filling Old Trafford were another indicator of disenchantment about the team's playing style. The bold, attacking approach in the long tenure of Alex Ferguson is nowhere to be seen at United…

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  • Madrid seek Clasico redemption at humble Eibar

    Real Madrid will be hoping a change of scenery provides an upturn in fortunes when they travel to Basque minnows Eibar's 6,000 capacity Ipurua on Sunday aiming to make amends for their 4-0 humiliation by Barcelona. Club president Florentino Perez insisted he still has full confidence in coach…

  • Record chasing Vardy in the spotlight against United

    All eyes will be on Leicester striker Jamie Vardy on Saturday when he tries to become the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League games in a top-of-the-table showdown with Manchester United. Vardy equalled the record held since 2003 by former Manchester United striker Ruud van…

  • City face test of leadership credentials

    From a position of strength at the top of the Premier League a week ago, Manchester City suddenly face a test of their staying power against Southampton on Saturday. City's shock 4-1 defeat at home to Liverpool last Saturday saw them surrender the lead in the title race, with manager Manuel…

  • Manchester United-Leicester City Preview

    The 364-day odyssey in which Leicester City climbed from the foot of the top-flight table to the apex reaches its crescendo Saturday at King Power Stadium, where Jamie Vardy and the Foxes host Manchester United in a clash of the league's top two sides. Pearson, though, was sacked in June after a…

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  • Napoli target Inter win and Serie A lead

    Napoli welcome leaders Inter Milan looking to regain top spot as Roma, fresh from another Champions League humiliation, and Fiorentina seek to keep pace with Serie A's current title favourites. Sitting just two points off the pace alongside third-placed Fiorentina, Napoli's title belief has been…

  • Leicester hot-shot Vardy a 'great' striker, says van Gaal

    Leicester striker Jamie Vardy deserves the accolade of "great", Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said on Friday. Vardy's 13 goals this season have taken Leicester to the top of the table, a point ahead of United before the two meet at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.