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Antonio Conte: ‘Pep Guardiola best manager around’

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has heaped praise on Pep Guardiola, describing his Manchester City counterpart as the best manager in world football. The two men lock horns at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon looking to build on their impressive starts to the campaign, which has seen City collect three points more

Jose Mourinho says Man United cannot afford to rest Romelu Lukaku

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are relying on Romelu Lukaku to keep shouldering the goal-scoring burden until Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to fitness. The Belgian striker has been in red-hot form for United, scoring 10 times in nine appearances, while playing 90 minutes in each of those matches. The 24-year-old's only rest came

Christian Benteke: Crystal Palace striker ruled out for six weeks, says Roy Hodgson

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has been ruled out for at least six weeks with a knee injury. The 26-year-old Belgium international was injured during Saturday's 5-0 defeat at Manchester City. "He [Benteke] has ligament damage which will keep him out for a minimum of six weeks," said manager Roy Hodgson. The injury

Paul Pogba: Man Utd midfielder has long-term injury, says Jose Mourinho

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba's hamstring injury will keep him out "long term", says manager Jose Mourinho. The 24-year-old France playmaker limped off 19 minutes into the Reds' Champions League win over Basel and he has missed the past four games at Old Trafford. It was initially thought Pogba would be out

Barcelona latest side to show interest in Timo Werner

Barcelona have joined La Liga rivals Real Madrid in the race to sign RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, according to a report. The 21-year-old was recently linked with a January switch to Madrid and Liverpool after building on his impressive campaign last time out in the opening weeks of 2017-18. Werner already

Sergio Aguero: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola ‘no problem’ with Dutch trip

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he had "no problem" with Sergio Aguero being in Amsterdam as he confirmed the striker suffered a broken rib in a car accident on Thursday. The 29-year-old Argentine was in a taxi on his way to the airport after watching singer Maluma perform when the

Mesut Ozil out of Germany squad for upcoming World Cup Qualifiers

Mesut Ozil has been left out of Germany's squad for their upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan. The World Cup winner joins Mario Gotze and Sami Khedira in missing the final two matches but Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng and Manchester City's Leroy Sane return, coach Joachim Low said