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Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata is shock target for Barcelona with striker ‘unhappy’ at Stamford Bridge

Posted Thursday, December 13, 2018 by hits

Barcelona are interested in signing Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata BARCELONA are reportedly lining up a shock bid for Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata. RAC1 claims the Spanish striker could be heading back to La Liga in January as cover for Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan has apparently received stem cell treatment for a knee injury, but Barca fear he could relapse during the second half of the season. ...Full Story »

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez: We need VAR right now

Posted Monday, December 10, 2018 by PA14 hits

A furious Rafael Benitez called for the immediate introduction of Video Assistant Referees following Newcastle’s controversial Premier League defeat by Wolves.The Spaniard insisted referee Mike Dean and his assistants got two key decisions wrong as his side succumbed 2-1 to Matt Doherty’s stoppage-time header and left him bemoaning the fact that the VAR system is not being used until...Full Story »

Leicester striker Vardy to miss Tottenham clash

Posted Friday, December 07, 2018 by PA10 hits

Jamie Vardy remains sidelined for Leicester with a groin injury when they hostTottenham.The striker will not be rushed back to action after missing the 1-1 draw at Fulham on Wednesday.Harry Maguire is expected to return after a knee problem, fellow defender Jonny Evans is fit following a knock and Rachid Ghezzal (leg) is available but Daniel Amartey (broken ankle) is out.Jan Vertonghen is back i...Full Story »

Champions League to use VAR from last-16 stage this season

Posted Monday, December 03, 2018 by Skysports.com36 hits

Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be used in this season's Champions League from the last-16 stage, Sky Sports News understands. The technology was due to be introduced next season, but has been fast-tracked after a series of high-profile refereeing mistakes. UEFA originally opted against using VAR this season despite it being used by most major European leagues and FIFA at the World Cup i...Full Story »

Valencia boss frustrated by absence of VAR as United winner leads to elimination

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by PA19 hits

Valencia coach Marcelino bemoaned the lack of Video Assistant Referee technology in the Champions League after the LaLiga club’s hopes of reaching the last 16 were ended.A 1-0 defeat at Juventus coupled with Marouane Fellaini’s late winner for Manchester United against Young Boys consigned Valencia to the Europa League.But with the ball appearing to strike Fellaini’s hand in th...Full Story »

Hughes bemoans VAR call which denied Saints at Leicester

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by PA13 hits

Mark Hughes was left to rue a VAR decision as Southampton went out of the Carabao Cup at Leicester.The Saints boss has been outspoken in his support for the introduction of the system recently, this month calling for the Premier League to emerge from the “dark ages” after his side were denied victory against Watford by a controversial refereeing decision.On Tuesday night, Hughes had ...Full Story »

Vardy off the bench to rescue point for 10-man Leicester as Brighton pay penalty

Posted Sunday, November 25, 2018 by PA1 hits

Jamie Vardy came off the bench to rescue a point for 10-man Leicester as they battled back to draw at Brighton.The forward was only deemed fit enough to be named as a substitute for the Foxes following a groin injury, but he fired home a second-half penalty to cancel out Glenn Murray’s early header and secure a 1-1 draw.Leicester’s hopes of taking anything away from the Amex Stadium ...Full Story »

Luke Varney bags brace as Cheltenham ease past fellow strugglers Notts County

Posted Sunday, November 18, 2018 by PA11 hits

Managerless Notts County slipped into the League Two relegation zone after Cheltenham leapfrogged them following a comprehensive 3-0 win at Meadow Lane.In a dire first half, Enzio Boldewijn had the first shot after 30 minutes when he cut inside from the right but drilled his effort high and wide of the target.Cheltenham’s forward line stuttered for most of the first period, but – wit...Full Story »

Premier League clubs vote to use VAR from 2019-20 season

Posted Friday, November 16, 2018 by ESPN91 hits

Premier League clubs have agreed in principle to introduce video assistant referees (VAR) from the start of next season. The Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A are already using VAR, which allows disputed incidents to be reviewed with the use of video replays, and the technology was used at the World Cup in Russia this year. English clubs were provided with an update on this season's VAR trials...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri backs two-goal Alvaro Morata to keep improving

Posted Monday, November 05, 2018 by PA36 hits

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri expects Alvaro Morata to keep improving after the striker scored twice in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.The often derided Spain forward now has five goals in his last six Chelsea games, although he will rue spurning a late opportunity for his hat-trick.Sarri said: “Alvaro improved in the last month. Improved for the confidence, improved for pe...Full Story »

Chelsea 3 - 1 Crystal Palace: Alvaro Morata continues scoring streak as Chelsea beat Crystal Palace

Posted Monday, November 05, 2018 by PA59 hits

Alvaro Morata scored twice as Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 3-1 to give Maurizio Sarri a record-equalling start to Premier League management.Morata’s first-half strike was cancelled out by Andros Townsend as Chelsea struggled to subdue their vibrant visitors, for whom Wilfried Zaha starred.But Eden Hazard, back from a three-game absence with a back problem, provided the striker’s secon...Full Story »

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata SAVAGED by fans for embarrassing fail: 'I thought I'd seen it all'

Posted Saturday, November 03, 2018 by hits

CHELSEA striker Alvaro Morata has been mercilessly trolled by fans after a trick went horribly wrong. The Spaniard has failed to live up to expectations since his club-record £60m move from Real Madrid last summer. With just four goals in 14 appearances this season, he has struggled to nail down a spot in the starting line-up under Maurizio Sarri. And his latest exploits won’t have...Full Story »

Jamie Vardy says Leicester want to make Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha proud against Cardiff

Posted Saturday, November 03, 2018 by Skysports.com48 hits

Jamie Vardy says the team want to put in a performance against Cardiff to honour Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Jamie Vardy has called this week the "hardest of his life" and says the Leicester players are desperate to make the late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha proud by delivering on the pitch. Owner and chairman Srivaddhanaprabha was among five people killed in a helicopter crash outside the King Power...Full Story »

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy doubtful for West Ham clash

Posted Saturday, October 27, 2018 by PA30 hits

Jamie Vardy is a doubt for Leicester’s clash with West Ham as he battles a stomach bug.The striker came off late in the 3-1 defeat at Arsenal without the Foxes being able to replace him and only returned to training on Thursday.Skipper Wes Morgan remains banned and Matty James (Achilles) is out but Demarai Gray has returned to training with squad.West Ham will be without winger Andriy Yarm...Full Story »

Hazard and Willian don’t trust Chelsea teammate Alvaro Morata, says Ruud Gullit

Posted Monday, October 22, 2018 by squawka.com107 hits

Former Chelsea player Ruud Gullit believes Eden Hazard and Willian deliberately avoided passing to Alvaro Morata during the 2-2 draw with Manchester United because they lack faith in the striker. The Blues snatched a point from the jaws of defeat during the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday against United after Ross Barkley netted an equalising goal in the dying embers of a tense clash at Stamf...Full Story »

Chelsea give up on Alvaro Morata as Maurizio Sarri eyes new forward in January

Posted Saturday, October 20, 2018 by hits

Alvaro Morata has run out of time to prove himself the main man at Chelsea CHELSEA have finally lost patience with Alvaro Morata and will try to sign a new striker in the January transfer window. Inter Milan hitman Mauro Icardi tops the list while AC's Patrick Cutrone is a cheaper alternative. Morata has struggled to adjust to the demands of Premier League football ever since his £65mill...Full Story »

Duff praises two-goal debutant Varney following Cheltenham’s draw with Morecambe

Posted Wednesday, October 03, 2018 by PA33 hits

Michael Duff praised model professional Luke Varney after his brace secured a 2-2 draw for Cheltenham against Morecambe.The 36-year-old former Leeds and Blackburn forward, making his full debut, netted a stoppage-time leveller to deny the Shrimps a third straight win.“I think it gives you an idea of what a good professional he is,” Duff said.“He did a pre-season at Lincoln and ...Full Story »

Two-goal Luke Varney rescues point for Cheltenham against Morecambe

Posted Wednesday, October 03, 2018 by PA9 hits

Luke Varney’s goal deep into time added on rescued a point for Cheltenham in a 2-2 draw, denying Morecambe a third win in succession.The Shrimps had to withstand early pressure from the Robins, who were looking for their first home win of the campaign.But after Barry Roche’s fine save to deny Cheltenham captain Johnny Mullins, Jordan Cranston struck after 32 minutes against the club ...Full Story »

Champions League: VAR to be introduced in 2019-20 season

Posted Friday, September 28, 2018 by BBC.com45 hits

Screens in stadiums told fans when a review of an incident was taking place during the World Cup Video assistant referees will be used in the Champions League from the 2019-20 season, Uefa has announced. VAR will also be used in the 2019 Super Cup and at Euro 2020, as well as in the Europa League from 2020-21 and the 2021 Nations League finals. The system - used at the 2018 World Cup in Russi...Full Story »

Inter Milan 2-1 Fiorentina: Inter Milan claim win after VAR controversy

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by PA63 hits

Inter Milan claimed a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina in a Serie A game overshadowed by a video assistant referee controversy. Fiorentina hit the post early on through Kevin Mirallas, but they fell behind on the stroke of half-time when Antonio Candreva’s cross struck the arm of Vitor Hugo. The defender was extremely unfortunate as he had little hope of getting out of the way of ...Full Story »

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