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Ian Wright reveals the two Arsenal qualities that impressed him during 1-1 draw vs Burnley
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Ian Wright reveals the two Arsenal qualities that impressed him during 1-1 draw vs Burnley

Arsenal legend Ian Wright hailed the Gunners' ability to create an array of chances and play out from the back during their 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday at Turf Moor. The Gunners made the perfect start in Lancashire, taking a sixth-minute lead through striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he latched onto Willian's forward pass. However, despite chances coming and going for Mikel Arteta's side, who were aiming to build on last Sunday's 3-1 win over Leicester City, they were made to pay shortly before half time when Granit Xhaka gifted the Clarets an equaliser. After receiving Bernd Leno's short pass, the midfielder looked to play the ball out to the right flank only for it to cannon straight into Chris Wood and into the back of the net, leaving the Switzerland international wi...
Match of the Day pundits troll Arsenal star Lacazette after ‘world-record’ scream vs Burnley
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Match of the Day pundits troll Arsenal star Lacazette after ‘world-record’ scream vs Burnley

By now, those of us in the media in the fortunate position to have been able to attend football matches during the pandemic have become used to the silence a football stadium can offer. For the past year, every word muttered has echoed around the ground, every footstep has been heard on the concourse and the noise generated by supporters has, very sadly, become a faint memory. Despite all of those things, which will soon hopefully disappear, this period of time has enabled journalists, as well as fans watching at home on TV without the added crowd noise feature, to pick up almost every word players have said between themselves and orders managers have barked out from the touchline. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soo...
‘Better than Bellerin!’ – Arsenal fans call for Calum Chambers decision after Burnley draw
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‘Better than Bellerin!’ – Arsenal fans call for Calum Chambers decision after Burnley draw

Arsenal fans have been raving over the performance of one player from the draw with Burnley on Saturday. The Gunners were left frustrated at Turf Moor, drawing 1-1 after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's early strike was cancelled out by a calamitous goal that saw Granit Xhaka blast the ball against Chris Wood from close range, an action that resulted in the equaliser. Mikel Arteta's men pressed and pressed but couldn't find the winner, hitting the woodwork more than once and pinning back a committed Burnley back-line to no avail. But while the latest Gunners slip-up will leave supporters frustrated, particularly after a dubious handball call that many believe should have resulted in an Arsenal penalty, there was one big positive. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Ta...
Chelsea told to avoid repeating De Bruyne and Lukaku transfer mistakes with current star
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Chelsea told to avoid repeating De Bruyne and Lukaku transfer mistakes with current star

Chelsea have been told not to repeat transfer mistakes of the past with Tammy Abraham. The Blues have got a fair amount of transfer decisions spot on since the arrival of Roman Abramovich, successfully rising to become one of England and indeed Europe's top clubs due to wise spending in the last two decades. But they've had their mishaps, too, and two they will never be allowed to forget are Kevin De Bruyne - now one of the world's best midfielders at Manchester City - and Romelu Lukaku - who is showing his worth at Inter Milan - and there are others, including Liverpool superstar Mo Salah. Chelsea, one would think, will be much more careful when dispensing players having been seen some top players slip through their grasp, but they might be on the verge of doing it again. Vid...
Thomas Tuchel’s dream scenario at Chelsea spotted as Thiago Silva trains ahead of Everton clash
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Thomas Tuchel’s dream scenario at Chelsea spotted as Thiago Silva trains ahead of Everton clash

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has once again taken part in a full training session. And this represents somewhat of a dream scenario for Blues head coach Thomas Tuchel as every member of his first-team squad appears to be available for selection ahead of Monday night's Premier League clash with Everton. Thiago Silva has not featured for Chelsea since suffering a thigh injury in the win over Tottenham Hotspur on February 4, missing the last seven games across all competitions as a result. Despite making a return to training last month, the Brazilian defender was not risked for Thursday night's 1-0 win over Liverpool. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now "Thiago made his first training with th...
Lo Celso, Aurier and Bale: Latest Tottenham injury news and expected return dates
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Lo Celso, Aurier and Bale: Latest Tottenham injury news and expected return dates

Tottenham squeezed past Fulham to secure back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since November. A Tosin Adarabioyo own goal ensured Spurs added to their 4-0 home victory over Burnley last weekend but they were rather fortuitous to come away with the three points against the Cottagers on Thursday night. Josh Maja's deserved equaliser was ruled out as Mario Lemina was penalised for handball in the build-up despite his arm being by his side. But two men on the selection outer for Spurs this term, Gareth Bale and Dele Alli, put in encouraging displays, as the latter made a first league start since the opening day of the season. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles The victory keeps Tottenham in eighth, five points off of Chelsea in fourth, ahead of Sunday's ho...
Thiago Silva, Ziyech, Werner: Latest Chelsea team news and injury updates ahead of Everton
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Thiago Silva, Ziyech, Werner: Latest Chelsea team news and injury updates ahead of Everton

Chelsea face the other side of Merseyside on Monday night. The Blues go into the game against Everton after inflicting a fifth straight home defeat on defending Premier League champions Liverpool with a well-earned 1-0 win at Anfield. Mason Mount was electric on Thursday night and his dynamism and quality were on full display as he fired a well-struck shot into the corner just before half-time. The Blues dominated the opening 45 minutes and Timo Werner was unlucky to have his effort ruled out by the slightest of margins for offside. The win moves Thomas Tuchel's side into the top four and extends their unbeaten run under the German manager to 10 games in all competitions. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles Since he took over in late-January, only Manchester City (...
Mason Mount explains his Chelsea goal celebration with Ben Chilwell following Liverpool win
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Mason Mount explains his Chelsea goal celebration with Ben Chilwell following Liverpool win

Match-winner Mason Mount has lifted the lid on what his celebration was all about following Chelsea's 1-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield last night. The Chelsea academy graduate netted the only goal of the game just three minutes before half time to seal a return to winning ways for the Blues and lift them back into the Premier League's top-four, opening up a four-point gap on Liverpool in the process. It was nothing more than what the Blues' performance deserved as they dictated the contest for the majority of the 90 minutes, with Edouard Mendy rarely called into action between the sticks. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now As well as lifting themselves up into the top-four, it also inflicte...
‘What we all wanted!’ – Tottenham fans absolutely love what Jose Mourinho has done vs Fulham
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‘What we all wanted!’ – Tottenham fans absolutely love what Jose Mourinho has done vs Fulham

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho's team selection for this evening's Premier League tussle with Fulham at Craven Cottage has sparked a reaction from no shortage of Spurs supporters. Spurs, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Fulham in the reverse fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in January, will be looking to make it-back to back league wins this evening for the first time since November. After a run of five league defeats in six, Mourinho's side got back to winning ways in some style on Sunday afternoon, beating Burnley 4-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium thanks to goals from Gareth Bale (2), Lucas Moura and Harry Kane. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now The win over Burn...
Chelsea dealt Gianluigi Donnarumma transfer blow as Ruben Loftus-Cheek plan revealed
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Chelsea dealt Gianluigi Donnarumma transfer blow as Ruben Loftus-Cheek plan revealed

Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Thursday, March 3. Chelsea to miss out on Donnarumma Chelsea look set to miss out on AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Blues are fans of Donnarumma's, but AC Milan are already making headway on a new deal, faced with the threat of losing him for free this summer. “Gianluigi Donnarumma is appreciated by Chelsea, but they are not talking at the moment to sign him," said Romano to Route1Football. "He’s currently negotiating his renewal with Milan, it’s possible a release clause is added in his contract,” Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Chelsea suffer financial hit Last summer, Chelsea dec...