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Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea are title favourites despite Matic exit

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists that Blues boss Antonio Conte can use the loss of Nemanja Matic as an excuse for failing to challenge for the Premier League.


The Serbia international made a surprise switch north earlier last month after United finalised a £40m fee with their west London counterparts.

Since then, Blues boss Antonio Conte has cited that he did not sanction the sale of Matic, and the midfielder’s departure is a great loss for the reigning champions. The Italian coach also felt that the Blues are in a transition phase, and they could struggle to retain the Premier League crown this term.

In response to Conte, Mourinho was in an unforgiving mood stressing that the Blues have sorted out their issue with the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko, who could be joined by Danny Drinkwater. The Special One also insisted that his former club have strengthened significantly this summer, and they are strong contenders to fight on all four fronts this campaign. Read Full Post…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to prolong his footballing career

Former Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic has yet to call quits on his playing career despite his recent release from Manchester United.


The 35-year-old celebrated a Europa League and EFL Cup double with the Red Devils last season while bagging 28 goals in the process.

The veteran striker initial had his doubters prior to his switch to the Premier League, but he proved everyone wrong after he made a robust start to maiden English campaign. At 35, most players would be eyeing a potential coaching role, but Ibrahimovic has managed to keep up his fitness to earn himself a regular role in the starting lineup.

Ibrahimovic sustained a double cruciate ligament damage during the Europa League quarter-finals against Anderlecht, and this eventually played a part in his release from Old Trafford. The big Swede underwent a successful surgery following the injury, but the club were not willing to wait for his recovery which could only be complete in January next year.

The former Paris Saint-Germain posted a picture on Instagram last week where he teased the fans with a video of him kicking the ball, and agent Mino Raiola hints that the veteran still has two years in him in European football, he said, via Metro:”Many clubs have asked for Zlatan. He can play two more years and will stay in Europe, 100%.” Read Full Post…

Christian Benteke accused Jurgen for Ignoring him

Christian Benteke has accused Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp of consistently ignoring him.

The future of the Belgian international is under doubt following poor performances ever since his £ 30 million move to Anfield in the summer. Benteke was a regular scorer at Aston Villa, but many were sceptical about the possibility of his success at Merseyside. After all, he was similar in playing style to Andy Carroll and the former Newcastle man did not succeed. The critics have been proven right with Benteke managing less than 10 goals in 33 appearances for the club.

Klopp never seems to have warmed up to the striker. Benteke has managed to start only five of the 16 games that Klopp has managed. It is a lot about the manager’s interest in the forward. Liverpool will be ready to cut their losses in the summer and sell him for around £ 20 million with West Ham being rumoured to be a potential destination. Benteke revealed that he came close to leaving the club in January, but chose to stay and fight for his place. His miss against Southampton in the 3-2 loss has only angered Klopp even more. Benteke is now unlikely to start reminder of the campaign even if he manages to impress the boss in training. Read Full Post…