Fikayo Tomori IN England squad, Chelsea lose to Juventus REACTION, Blues and Liverpool in for Saint-Maximin transfer

FIYAKO TOMORI has been called up by Gareth Southgate for the upcoming Andorra and Hungary games.

The AC Milan defender has been recalled while Jude Bellingham has been rested for the matches.

Meanwhile his former side Chelsea lost a crucial Champions League group game at Juventus after Federico Chiesa scored the winner in Turin.

The Blues have now lost two straight games without scoring a goal and will look to bounce back against Southampton on Saturday.

Meanwhile on the transfer front, Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin, who has continued to impress this season.


Stay up to date with all the latest from around the clubs with our live blog…

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    The Foxes are in action against Legia Warsaw tonight.

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    Gareth Southgate has announced his England squad for the upcoming fixtures against Andorra and Hungary.

    Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale.

    Defenders: Conor Coady, Reece James, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker.

    Midfielders: Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice.

    Forwards: Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins.

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    Tottenham fans are forced to fork out more than any of their Premier League counterparts for their team's replica shirt, writes WILL PUGH.

    And Burnley supporters get best value for money as research shows English kits are the cheapest on the whole across Europe's big five leagues.

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    The nominations for both the Manager of the Month and Player of the Month for September have been confirmed.

    Manager of the Month nominees:

    • Mikel Arteta, Arsenal – P3, W3, L0, GD+4
    • Pep Guardiola, Man City – P3, W2, D1, L0, GD+2
    • Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool – P3, W2, D1, L0, GD+6
    • Graham Potter, Brighton – P3, W2, D1, L0, GD+2
    • Dean Smith, Aston Villa – P3, W2, D0, L1, GD+1

    Arsenal boss Arteta looks to be the frontrunner with his team winning all three league games in September.

    Player of the Month nominees:

    • Joao Cancelo, Man City – P3, W2, D1, L0, A1, CS3
    • Cristiano Ronaldo, Man Utd – P3, W2, D0, L1, G3
    • Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea – P3, W2, D1, L1, G1, CS2
    • Allan Saint-Maximin, Newcastle – P3, W0, D2, L1, G1, A2
    • Mohamed Salah, Liverpool – P3, W2, D1, L0, G3
    • Ismaila Sarr, Watford – P3, W1, D1, L1, G3

    You'd expect the race to between Ronaldo and Salah.



    Barcelona are interested in signing Dutch midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, according to reports.

    Gravenberch has made a name for himself at Ajax, becoming a first team regular.

    And as a result of his performances, Fichajes are reporting that Barca are interested in signing him within the next year.

    The reported fee to sign the midfielder – who has three years left on his current deal – is 75 million Euros.


    Peter Crouch singled out Chelsea's Kai Havertz for criticism after his 'disappointing' performance in their Champions League loss to Juventus last night, GEORGE MOORE.

    The 22-year-old played all 90 minutes but struggled to make an impact as Chelsea failed to break down a well organised Juve team, who took the lead just eleven seconds after the restart.

    Despite dominating possession, Chelsea were unable to find an equaliser and were beaten 1-0, with both Romelu Lukaku and Havertz missing golden opportunities to level it up in the second half.

    In his post-match analysis for BT Sport, Crouch, 40, said: "I thought Ziyech and Havertz were very disappointing. I think Havertz reminds me of Ozil.

    "He does things where it comes easy to him and he looks technically brilliant.

    "But he can also look lazy and laboured at times and he can frustrate you and I thought tonight they were frustrating."



    Man Utd's Paul Pogba has incredibly registered seven assists in the Premier League so far this season.

    His nearest competitors are on three.



    There's action in both the Europa League and Europa Conference League containing British teams.

    Here's who is playing and WHEN:

    • Legia Warsaw vs Leicester City, 5.45pm KO
    • Sparta Prague vs Rangers, 5.45pm KO
    • West Ham vs Rapid Wien, 8pm KO
    • Celtic vs Bayer Leverkusen, 8pm KO
    • Tottenham vs Mura, 8pm KO


    Here's how West Ham could possibly line-up against Rapid Wien in the Europa League.

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      Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong believes changing the manager – Ronald Koeman – won't do anything.

      Speaking after yesterday's bitterly disappointing 3-0 loss to Benfica, he said: " "I can't talk about Koeman, it's not for me to say.

      "I don't think changing the coach can solve anything. 

      "We are trying everything, working hard in training, we are trying our best on the field but today was not our day, that is clear."

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      Champions League freshman Sheriff Tiraspol have more points than Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

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      Ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has said Cristiano Ronaldo’s stoppage time winner shouldn’t have counted.

      Jesse Lingard – who assisted Ronaldo – was in the goalkeeper’s view, says Reina.

      He said on Twitter: “Offside all day long…”

       Responding to a fan that claimed it wasn’t offside, he added: “Enabled by who? It is in the line of the goalkeeper clearer impossible.”

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      ‘THANK YOU’

      Eight-time Olympic gold medal winner and Man Utd fan, Usain Bolt, thanked Sir Alex Ferguson for bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club.

      Bolt was in attendance for last night’s Champions League win over Villarreal.

      Speaking to the MEN after the match, Bolt said: “He [Ronaldo] helped to build the club and it was wonderful when he was here, the energy. So I’m happy he’s back.

      “I just saw Alex Ferguson inside and I thanked him for bringing Cristiano back, so I’m happy about it.”

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      West Ham's Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek have formed one of the best midfield partnerships in the Premier League.

      But how do their numbers compare to each other?

      Both have completed 540 minutes of football in the league this season, making it a fair contest.

      The Hammers are in action tonight, taking on Rapid Wien in the Europa League at the London Stadium.

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      Lionel Messi is 'still the greatest player in the world', according to Joe Cole, writes ETIENNE FERMIE.

      The Argentine scored a stunner for Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night as Mauricio Pochettino's side beat Manchester City 2-0.

      Old foe Cristiano Ronaldo also sparkled 24 hours later, bagging a last-gasp winner as Manchester United squeaked past Villarreal 2-1.

      But despite both still excelling on the biggest stage, Chelsea icon Cole still firmly prefers Messi.

      Appearing as a pundit on BT Sport following the Argentine's latest stunner, the 39-year-old said: "It was only a matter of time, it was a beautiful goal.

      "He was going to turn up in a big game against Man City.

      "You still get some people saying, 'would he be able to do it in England?'

      "Well he’s scored goals against the best team in England at the moment.

      "What he does so well… to do that at that pace, he’s being leant on, and to get a nice connection and reverse it into the top corner is unbelievable

      "For me he’s still the greatest, still the best in the world, I’m just so excited to see what he can do with this PSG team."

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      CAV THAT

      Edinson Cavani was an attacking option for Real Madrid in August.

      According to El Nacional, Real Madrid saw Cavani as an option to bolster their attacking options.

      The interest was believed to be driven by club president Florentino Perez.

      Real were looking for are looking for a reliable back up to Karim Benzema, with Luka Jovic proving unreliable.

      And the LaLiga giants failed to land No1 target Kylian Mbappe, but are expected to return for the Frenchman with his contract at PSG due to expire at the end of the season.

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      Arsenal summer signing Albert Sambi Lokonga has said the tough start to the season – which saw Arsenal lose their first three games to Brentford, Chelsea and Man City – has brought the team together.

      The Gunners have won their last three league games, including beating north London rivals Tottenham 3-1 at the Emirates.

      Lokonga told Sport Foot magazine: “You are going to tell me that it is a cliche answer, but I believe that it is when we are in the hard times that we strengthen the links in a team, in a staff.

      “Here, now, we are all looking in the same direction. We all want to move the ship forward. We know we have to make further progress. In particular, we must learn to become meaner.”

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      Declan Rice wants his West Ham side to go out tonight against Rapid Wien and get the job done.

      The highly rated midfielder got the Hammers' second goal in the group stage opener against Dinamo Zagreb, scoring a terrific solo effort.

      On the Europa League, he said: "It's only really started to hit me now how special that night was in Zagreb.

      “We were in a European competition, for me and a lot of players for the first time, and it was just special. To get the win, to score and to have the fans there to celebrate with us was a really big achievement. 

      “But it means nothing if we don't go out there on Thursday night, in front of our fans, and get three points, which would see us start off with six from six. We really want to top this group and that's the objective.”

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      Jamie Vardy, Mohamed Salah and Michail Antonio have scored five goals in the Premier League this season.

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      RON GONE

      Ronald Koeman COULD be sacked from Barcelona TODAY, according to reports.

      SPORT are reporting that the Dutch legend will be sacked today, and Barca legend Xavi is amongst the favourites to replace him.

      Former Everton boss Roberto Martinez has also been linked with the job.

      Barca were humiliated in the Champions League yet again last night, this time losing 3-0 to Benfica.

      The Catalan giants have ZERO points, ZERO goals scored and a minus six goal difference in the group.

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      Arsenal are lining up a potential January transfer move for Real Madrid ace Marco Asensio, according to reports.

      Mundo Deportivo are reporting that Arsenal are a possible destination for the Spaniard.

      But in recent weeks, Asensio has received a lot of praise from current boss Carlo Ancelotti.

      Ancelotti says Asensio can ‘do a lot of damage’.

      He said: “I’m lucky to coach this brave team with a lot of quality and players who learn quickly. Asensio played very well.

      “We knew that he can do a lot of damage and they had a lot of quality between the lines, he’s a very good shot taker and he combines very well.

      “Asensio has performed very well and during next week he can hopefully score three goals as well. I think this is the position.

      “It can be sometimes that if we push with the full-back, defending, he can play more on the outside, but with the ball it’s always the same position because he likes it.

      “When he comes inside he has the ball on the left and he is very dangerous there.”

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      Thomas Tuchel put his Chelsea side on blast as they conceded within a minute of the second half starting.

      Italy Euro 2020 hero Federico Chiesa got the only goal of the game.

      Tuchel said on the 1-0 loss: ""[It is] impossible on this kind of level to concede a goal like this in the first seconds of the second half.

      "I felt us slow, tired, mentally slow with our decision making.

      “I didn’t feel us fresh today mentally. We were in training yesterday. Today it was not like this. I don’t know why.

      "If you need any proof, look at the two ball losses in the first half and the cheap goal we gave away.

      “We had ball possession, high recoveries but two crucial ball losses. You can’t have this on this kind of level.

      "We struggled to create our own rhythm and find our own intensity. It is not easy."

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      Cristiano Ronaldo is hungry for more success at Man Utd.

      After scoring yesterday’s last gasp winner against Villarreal, he told BT Sport: “If we did not get the points today, it would be tough to go through to the next stage.

      “But now everything is possible, everything is open and we believe we’ll go through.

      “This is why I came back – I miss this club a lot

      “I have history with this club and I want to do it again, not only for me but to push the team.”

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      RON VS LUK

      Here’s how Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku compare in the Champions League this season.

      Ronaldo has the edge with one more goal in 18 less minutes.

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      Former Arsenal player Paul Merson reckons Arsenal are in the hunt for a top-four finish.

      The Gunners finished 8th last season, one place below rivals Tottenham, who they smashed 3-1 last weekend.

      Merson believes if Mikel Arteta’s squad stays largely injury-free, the Gunners COULD have a shot at a top-four finish.

      He said: “If Arsenal keep those players fit and they play every week, they would have a chance of getting in the top four and cause problems.

      “They have no Europe this season, so will have time to recover and work on the team.

      “But this is Arsenal though and has been since they last won the league in 2004, since when they have never really looked like winning the league.”

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