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📌📌'A quagmire of mediocrity' - how bad could it get for Man Utd?
📌📌Injured Lloris to miss rest of 2019
📌📌Eto'o: I love Guardiola as a coach, but not as a person
📌📌Koeman: I see a future for Dest with the Netherlands
📌📌Tabarez: Speculation surrounding Suarez Uruguay career is rushed
📌📌Wenger admits rejecting Premier League offers
📌📌Wenger: Pepe must fight for Arsenal place
📌📌James: England never tried to call me up
📌📌Tomori recalls accidentally breaking Diego Costa's nose
📌📌Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi feared for career after Achilles injury
📌📌Koeman: De Ligt learning from Italian school of defending
📌📌Aston Villa 'disgusted and appalled' by 'racist song'
📌📌Osimhen & Slimani shortlisted for Ligue 1 award
📌📌Sylvinho sacked by Lyon
📌📌De Ligt laughs off rumours of being put on a low-carb diet by Sarri
📌📌Sampdoria sack Di Francesco
📌📌Van Dijk ignoring Liverpool's lead over City
📌📌'What has Solskjaer done to deserve the Man Utd job?' - Ince
📌📌Traore hails ‘amazing’ Wolves performance vs Man City
📌📌'De Gea looks like he doesn’t have a clue what’s going on!'
📌📌Elbow injury rules Lloris out until 2020
📌📌Martinelli asked to snub Brazil for Italian national team
📌📌Man City already hoping for Liverpool slip-ups - Gundogan
📌📌Wenger feels Emery has it easier at Arsenal
📌📌Luiz: I decided to leave Chelsea before Arsenal's bid
📌📌Solskjaer’s selection calls stun ex-Man Utd star Hargreaves
📌📌Greenwood hands Man Utd another injury headache
📌📌Tierney explains ‘hard’ Arsenal transfer call
📌📌‘Levy won’t sack Pochettino in a million years!’ - Sherwood
📌📌Rashford: You can't hide in football - we've not been good enough
📌📌‘Man Utd need Kane as part of £300m spend’ - Sharpe
📌📌‘Probably the end of Ozil’s career at Arsenal’ - Parlour
📌📌Pulisic: £58m Chelsea price tag isn't holding me back
📌📌Valdes sacked as Barcelona U19s coach
📌📌Chambers hails 'brilliant' Luiz's Arsenal impact
📌📌‘Milner left City for Liverpool to win Champions League’
📌📌‘Rashford being let down by Man Utd coaches’ - Shearer
📌📌Sarri’s Hudson-Odoi snub left Chelsea stars baffled - Green
📌📌Van Persie 'not sure' Solskjaer can turn Man Utd around
📌📌Solskjaer facing new problem at Man Utd
📌📌Relief for Liverpool as Salah avoids serious ankle injury
📌📌Winks confident Pochettino can get Tottenham out of 'dark times'
📌📌‘Man Utd braced for brutal Liverpool clash’ - Tuanzebe
📌📌'Abraham has made centre-forward role his own' - Lampard
📌📌‘Lucky Arsenal must improve to make top four’ - Keown
📌📌Gueye: PSG have not conceded with me
📌📌‘Pogba behaviour down to Man Utd not being good enough’ - Wenger
📌📌Conte: Don't compare Inter to Juve
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📈📈Feyenoord conceded 4 goals in the first 46 minutes of an Eredivisie game for the first time since October 1973.
📈📈Steven Bergwijn is the first PSV player with 2 goals or assists in 3 consecutive league games since Memphis Depay in Aug 2014.
📈📈Dusan Tadic and Hakim Ziyech created more chances this Eredivisie season than any other player.
📈📈Marc-André ter Stegen will become the first foreign goalkeeper to reach 200 appearances for FC Barcelona in all competitions.
📈📈FC Barcelona have not lost any of their 22 LaLiga games with Arturo Vidal in their starting XI (W14 D8).
📈📈Lionel Messi has scored his 100th goal from outside the box for FC Barcelona in all competitions (43 direct free-kick goals).
📈📈Luuk de Jong has completed 18 total shots in La Liga this season, more than any other forward in the competition without scoring.
📈📈David Gallego has earned five points after eight LaLiga games, the worst Espanyol's manager starting in the competition ever (level with Albéniz in 1944, Petrovic in 1991, Sabaté between 1991 & 1992 & Galca between 2015 & 2016).
📶📶AC Milan could now go for Stefano Pioli or a foreign Coach as Luciano Spalletti is allegedly asking Inter for too much compensation
📶📶Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez withdraws from Colombia squad
📶📶Struggling Espanyol sack David Gallego, appoint former Girona and Sevilla FC boss Pablo Machin
📶📶FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique avoids El Clasico suspension
📶📶Chelsea are still waiting for their transfer ban appeal date from CAS. However, they are looking to get the ban overturned in January in the hope that they could add to the squad if they need to. - Football London
📶📶Paulo Dybala reiterated he never wanted to leave Juventus this summer after scoring in the Serie A champions 2-1 win over Inter.
📶📶Arsène Wenger & Laurent Blanc are Lyon President Aulas’ 2 primary targets to replace sacked manager Sylvinho, according to Le Parisien. [GFFN]
📶📶Crystal Palace targeting a January Batshuayi move that could see Wilfried Zaha join Chelsea.
📶📶Claude Puel wants to make Hatem Ben Arfa, who is currently a free agent, his first signing at St Etienne, according to JDD.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
✎✎ Arsène Wenger: “What has changed in football is that fans now follow their player, not the clubs anymore. So if the player change club, he takes all his fans with him. Fan engagement has to be redefined accordingly.(TB- November 2018)
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📈📈Mauricio Pochettino will have some much-needed breathing space as he searches for answers to the worst spell of his Tottenham tenure after travelling to Qatar.
📈📈Christian Pulisic has admitted he has been unable to ignore criticism of his slow start at Chelsea, but insisted the £58m price tag is not weighing on his shoulders.
📈📈Roy Hodgson says Crystal Palace must sign a new striker in January if they want to challenge for a top-six finish.
📈📈Marco Silva's agent Carlos Goncalves believes success is built gradually but admits results will define his client's career at Everton.
📈📈Wilfried Zaha is taking legal action against his agent, Will Salthouse of Unique Sports Management, due to anger at the agency's failure to secure him a transfer from Crystal Palace last summer.
📈📈England medics will closely monitor Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford's fitness ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifying clash against Czech Republic.
📈📈Chelsea youngster Ike Ugbo has become the latest England prospect to be targeted by Nigeria.
📈📈Lucy Bronze admits she nearly chose to play for Portugal instead of England as she prepares to face them with the Lionesses.
📈📈Ole Gunnar Solksjaer told his Manchester United flops: "You're going to get me the sack" after Sunday's defeat at Newcastle.
📈📈Ederson says Aymeric Laporte's injury is costing Manchester City in the title race.
📈📈The Manchester United legends sticking the boot into the current crop are right, says midfielder Fred.
📈📈llkay Gundogan admits Liverpool's lead over Manchester City in Premier League could grow further.
📈📈Michael Carrick has hailed Sean Longstaff after Manchester United's defeat to Newcastle.
📈📈Juventus' Matthijs de Ligt has hit back at claims that Maurizio Sarri told him to lose weight.
📈📈Italy want Arsenal youngster Gabriel Martinelli to switch allegiance from Brazil.
📈📈English referees have been told not to order substituted players to leave by the nearest touchline if they are concerned that it could lead to potential clashes with opposition fans.
📈📈Fikayo Tomori has revealed that he deliberated long and hard before committing his international future to England over Canada or Nigeria.
📈📈Ex-England star Steven Caulker has told Steve Clarke he's ready to answer the Scotland defensive SOS.
📈📈Livingston's Lyndon Dykes insists he would jump at the chance of playing for Scotland - but only if his native Australian doesn't come calling.
📈📈Scotland bosses are locked in talks to hand ex-England defender Steven Caulker a shock call-up.
📈📈Steven Reid has nothing but sympathy for Ryan Christie over his Celtic red-card hell.
🇪🇺🇪🇺 EUROPEAN PRESS
☔☔Zinedine Zidane still wants Real Madrid to spend big to sign Paul Pogba next summer despite the Manchester United star's disappointing start to the season and the emergence of Federico Valverde.(Marca)
☔☔James Rodriguez will not join up with Colombia for their friendlies against Chile and Algeria as the Real Madrid midfielder wants to remain in Spain and win over Los Blancos coach Zidane. (Marca)
☔☔Real Madrid could be without Toni Kross for the Clasico on October 26 after the German limped off against Granada with a muscle injury. The German midfielder had played all but eight minutes of Los Blancos' opening 10 fixtures. (Mundo Deportivo)
☔☔Espanyol are set to sack David Gallego and will turn to former Girona and Sevilla coach Pablo Machin. (RAC 1)
☔☔Paulo Dybala reiterated he never wanted to leave Juventus in the summer after scoring in the Serie A champions' 2-1 win over Inter. "I've always been clear, my preference was always to stay here," said the former Manchester United and Tottenham target . (Rai Sport)
☔☔AC Milan are likely to sack Marco Giampaolo despite picking up a 2-1 win against Genoa. Luciano Spalletti, Stefano Pioli, Rudi Garcia, Claudio Ranieri and Gennaro Gattuso are the candidates to take charge.(Sky Italia)
☔☔Ranieri and Pioli are also wanted by Sampdoria and Genoa as the two clubs consider managerial changes during the international break. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
☔☔Borussia Dortmund have opted against sacking Lucien Favre during the international break but have identified former RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick as a potential replacement for the Swiss coach. (Bild)
☔☔Schalke goalkeeper and captain Alexander Nubel has decided to join Bayern Munich next summer when his contract expires. (Bild)
☔☔Lyon head coach Sylvinho faces the sack after defeat to St Etienne in the Rhone-Alpes derby compounded their poor start to the season . "This is not enough," Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said. "We have to think and (sporting director) Juninho must tell us what he wants to do." (L'Equipe)
☔☔Claude Puel wants to make Hatem Ben Arfa, who is currently a free agent, his first signing at St Etienne. The former Leicester City boss was appointed by Les Verts on Friday. (JDD)
☔☔Xherdan Shaqiri is happy at Liverpool despite his limited playing time at Anfield: "Apart from the fact I'd like to play more, I'm happy. I have a certain status in the squad because I'm one of the more experienced players. I feel I'm one of the leaders."(Schweizer-Illustrierte)
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