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Southampton got away with a number of fouls as they battled back to draw 1-1 at Turf Moor, according to the Clarets manager
Dyche frustrated by referee decisions in 'hard to take' Burnley draw
Southampton got away with a number of fouls as they battled back to draw 1-1 at Turf Moor, according to the Clarets manager
Southampton got away with a number of fouls as they battled back to draw 1-1 at Turf Moor, according to the Clarets manager
Dyche frustrated by referee decisions in 'hard to take' Burnley draw
Southampton got away with a number of fouls as they battled back to draw 1-1 at Turf Moor, according to the Clarets manager
Southampton got away with a number of fouls as they battled back to draw 1-1 with Burnley, according to Clarets boss Sean Dyche.
Dyche dismayed by decisions before Gabbiadini goal
Southampton got away with a number of fouls as they battled back to draw 1-1 with Burnley, according to Clarets boss Sean Dyche.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley vs Southampton - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - February 24, 2018 Burnley's Jeff Hendrick in action with Southampton's Ryan Bertrand and Alex McCarthy REUTERS/Andrew Yates
Premier League - Burnley vs Southampton
Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley vs Southampton - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - February 24, 2018 Burnley's Jeff Hendrick in action with Southampton's Ryan Bertrand and Alex McCarthy REUTERS/Andrew Yates
Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley vs Southampton - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - February 24, 2018 Burnley's Stephen Ward appeals to referee Robert Madley REUTERS/Andrew Yates
Premier League - Burnley vs Southampton
Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley vs Southampton - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - February 24, 2018 Burnley's Stephen Ward appeals to referee Robert Madley REUTERS/Andrew Yates
Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley vs Southampton - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - February 24, 2018 Southampton's Guido Carrillo in action with Burnley's Matthew Lowton REUTERS/Andrew Yates
Premier League - Burnley vs Southampton
Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley vs Southampton - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - February 24, 2018 Southampton's Guido Carrillo in action with Burnley's Matthew Lowton REUTERS/Andrew Yates
Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley vs Southampton - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - February 24, 2018 Southampton's Manolo Gabbiadini celebrates scoring their first goal with Josh Sims REUTERS/Andrew Yates
Premier League - Burnley vs Southampton
Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley vs Southampton - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - February 24, 2018 Southampton's Manolo Gabbiadini celebrates scoring their first goal with Josh Sims REUTERS/Andrew Yates
Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley vs Southampton - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - February 24, 2018 Southampton's Manolo Gabbiadini scores their first goal REUTERS/Andrew Yates
Premier League - Burnley vs Southampton
Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley vs Southampton - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - February 24, 2018 Southampton's Manolo Gabbiadini scores their first goal REUTERS/Andrew Yates
Burnley 1 Southampton 1: Manolo Gabbiadini's last-gasp equaliser extends Sean Dyche's winless run
Burnley 1 Southampton 1: Manolo Gabbiadini's last-gasp equaliser extends Sean Dyche's winless run
Burnley 1 Southampton 1: Manolo Gabbiadini's last-gasp equaliser extends Sean Dyche's winless run
For Sean Dyche, there was only frustration to add to his physical pain. The Burnley manager braved a torn quad muscle, picked up during a training break in Portugal on Tuesday, to take his place in the technical area. Yet his hopes of seeing a two-month winless streak ended were thwarted at the end. Ashley Barnes’ header looked to have secured a first victory in 11 Premier League matches, but Dyche’s team could not see the game out. Twenty seconds from the end of regulation time, Manolo Gabbiadini swept his first goal since October to give Southampton a scrap of comfort in their relegation fight. Mauricio Pellegrino may have won only one of his past 15 Premier League matches, but at least his side have climbed out of the relegation zone for now. “The draw is almost the same as a win today,” he said. It was easy to understand his jubilation; Southampton did not, for the most part, demonstrate the confidence that carried them into the FA Cup quarter-finals by beating West Brom last weekend, and Pellegrino is all too aware that success in knockout football is only worth so much. His predecessor, Claude Puel, led the club to last season’s League Cup final and still lost his job. Every league point counts, then, and there was an element of fortune about how this one was gained. Burnley had two causes for complaint in the build-up, as referee Bobby Madley accidentally blocked off midfielder Ashley Westwood, and then rejected appeals for a foul on Kevin Long just before Gabbiadini finished Guido Carrillo’s header back from Josh Sims’ cross. Burnley 1 - 0 Southampton (Ashley Barnes, 67 min) “Our centre-forward is put off balance by their centre-forward, who has his arm across his shirt, and it’s not given,” Dyche said. “Then you come away a bit disappointed, because you can only control your performance, and we’ve produced a solid enough performance to take the points.” Burnley were solid, but far from spectacular. Injuries have not helped, but they look a long way from the team who briefly, and improbably, climbed into the Champions League qualification spots by beating Stoke on December 12. Ashley Barnes (left) put Burnley in front Credit: Action Images Twelve league and cup games have come and gone since then, although Barnes threatened to change that midway through the second half, beating Alex McCarthy to Jeff Hendrick’s header after the goalkeeper had pushed out Johann Gudmundsson’s volley from an Aaron Lennon cross.
Burnley 1 Southampton 1: Manolo Gabbiadini's last-gasp equaliser extends Sean Dyche's winless run
For Sean Dyche, there was only frustration to add to his physical pain. The Burnley manager braved a torn quad muscle, picked up during a training break in Portugal on Tuesday, to take his place in the technical area. Yet his hopes of seeing a two-month winless streak ended were thwarted at the end. Ashley Barnes’ header looked to have secured a first victory in 11 Premier League matches, but Dyche’s team could not see the game out. Twenty seconds from the end of regulation time, Manolo Gabbiadini swept his first goal since October to give Southampton a scrap of comfort in their relegation fight. Mauricio Pellegrino may have won only one of his past 15 Premier League matches, but at least his side have climbed out of the relegation zone for now. “The draw is almost the same as a win today,” he said. It was easy to understand his jubilation; Southampton did not, for the most part, demonstrate the confidence that carried them into the FA Cup quarter-finals by beating West Brom last weekend, and Pellegrino is all too aware that success in knockout football is only worth so much. His predecessor, Claude Puel, led the club to last season’s League Cup final and still lost his job. Every league point counts, then, and there was an element of fortune about how this one was gained. Burnley had two causes for complaint in the build-up, as referee Bobby Madley accidentally blocked off midfielder Ashley Westwood, and then rejected appeals for a foul on Kevin Long just before Gabbiadini finished Guido Carrillo’s header back from Josh Sims’ cross. Burnley 1 - 0 Southampton (Ashley Barnes, 67 min) “Our centre-forward is put off balance by their centre-forward, who has his arm across his shirt, and it’s not given,” Dyche said. “Then you come away a bit disappointed, because you can only control your performance, and we’ve produced a solid enough performance to take the points.” Burnley were solid, but far from spectacular. Injuries have not helped, but they look a long way from the team who briefly, and improbably, climbed into the Champions League qualification spots by beating Stoke on December 12. Ashley Barnes (left) put Burnley in front Credit: Action Images Twelve league and cup games have come and gone since then, although Barnes threatened to change that midway through the second half, beating Alex McCarthy to Jeff Hendrick’s header after the goalkeeper had pushed out Johann Gudmundsson’s volley from an Aaron Lennon cross.
Burnley 1 Southampton 1: Manolo Gabbiadini's last-gasp equaliser extends Sean Dyche's winless run
Burnley 1 Southampton 1: Manolo Gabbiadini's last-gasp equaliser extends Sean Dyche's winless run
Burnley 1 Southampton 1: Manolo Gabbiadini's last-gasp equaliser extends Sean Dyche's winless run
For Sean Dyche, there was only frustration to add to his physical pain. The Burnley manager braved a torn quad muscle, picked up during a training break in Portugal on Tuesday, to take his place in the technical area. Yet his hopes of seeing a two-month winless streak ended were thwarted at the end. Ashley Barnes’ header looked to have secured a first victory in 11 Premier League matches, but Dyche’s team could not see the game out. Twenty seconds from the end of regulation time, Manolo Gabbiadini swept his first goal since October to give Southampton a scrap of comfort in their relegation fight. Mauricio Pellegrino may have won only one of his past 15 Premier League matches, but at least his side have climbed out of the relegation zone for now. “The draw is almost the same as a win today,” he said. It was easy to understand his jubilation; Southampton did not, for the most part, demonstrate the confidence that carried them into the FA Cup quarter-finals by beating West Brom last weekend, and Pellegrino is all too aware that success in knockout football is only worth so much. His predecessor, Claude Puel, led the club to last season’s League Cup final and still lost his job. Every league point counts, then, and there was an element of fortune about how this one was gained. Burnley had two causes for complaint in the build-up, as referee Bobby Madley accidentally blocked off midfielder Ashley Westwood, and then rejected appeals for a foul on Kevin Long just before Gabbiadini finished Guido Carrillo’s header back from Josh Sims’ cross. Burnley 1 - 0 Southampton (Ashley Barnes, 67 min) “Our centre-forward is put off balance by their centre-forward, who has his arm across his shirt, and it’s not given,” Dyche said. “Then you come away a bit disappointed, because you can only control your performance, and we’ve produced a solid enough performance to take the points.” Burnley were solid, but far from spectacular. Injuries have not helped, but they look a long way from the team who briefly, and improbably, climbed into the Champions League qualification spots by beating Stoke on December 12. Ashley Barnes (left) put Burnley in front Credit: Action Images Twelve league and cup games have come and gone since then, although Barnes threatened to change that midway through the second half, beating Alex McCarthy to Jeff Hendrick’s header after the goalkeeper had pushed out Johann Gudmundsson’s volley from an Aaron Lennon cross.
Burnley 1 Southampton 1: Manolo Gabbiadini's last-gasp equaliser extends Sean Dyche's winless run
For Sean Dyche, there was only frustration to add to his physical pain. The Burnley manager braved a torn quad muscle, picked up during a training break in Portugal on Tuesday, to take his place in the technical area. Yet his hopes of seeing a two-month winless streak ended were thwarted at the end. Ashley Barnes’ header looked to have secured a first victory in 11 Premier League matches, but Dyche’s team could not see the game out. Twenty seconds from the end of regulation time, Manolo Gabbiadini swept his first goal since October to give Southampton a scrap of comfort in their relegation fight. Mauricio Pellegrino may have won only one of his past 15 Premier League matches, but at least his side have climbed out of the relegation zone for now. “The draw is almost the same as a win today,” he said. It was easy to understand his jubilation; Southampton did not, for the most part, demonstrate the confidence that carried them into the FA Cup quarter-finals by beating West Brom last weekend, and Pellegrino is all too aware that success in knockout football is only worth so much. His predecessor, Claude Puel, led the club to last season’s League Cup final and still lost his job. Every league point counts, then, and there was an element of fortune about how this one was gained. Burnley had two causes for complaint in the build-up, as referee Bobby Madley accidentally blocked off midfielder Ashley Westwood, and then rejected appeals for a foul on Kevin Long just before Gabbiadini finished Guido Carrillo’s header back from Josh Sims’ cross. Burnley 1 - 0 Southampton (Ashley Barnes, 67 min) “Our centre-forward is put off balance by their centre-forward, who has his arm across his shirt, and it’s not given,” Dyche said. “Then you come away a bit disappointed, because you can only control your performance, and we’ve produced a solid enough performance to take the points.” Burnley were solid, but far from spectacular. Injuries have not helped, but they look a long way from the team who briefly, and improbably, climbed into the Champions League qualification spots by beating Stoke on December 12. Ashley Barnes (left) put Burnley in front Credit: Action Images Twelve league and cup games have come and gone since then, although Barnes threatened to change that midway through the second half, beating Alex McCarthy to Jeff Hendrick’s header after the goalkeeper had pushed out Johann Gudmundsson’s volley from an Aaron Lennon cross.
​​Burnley drew 1-1 against ​Southampton on Saturday afternoon at Turf Moor. Ashley Barnes opened the scoring for the home side in the second period, and in the dying minutes of the game Manolo Gabbiadini scored a controversial equalizer to rescue a point for the Saints. The home side began the better of the two in what was a very dull first half, but despite the dominance from the Clarets it was the away side who had the best opportunity of the first period. In the tenth minute, the Saints...
Burnley 1-1 Southampton: Late Controversial Gabbiadini Goal Rescues Point for Saints
​​Burnley drew 1-1 against ​Southampton on Saturday afternoon at Turf Moor. Ashley Barnes opened the scoring for the home side in the second period, and in the dying minutes of the game Manolo Gabbiadini scored a controversial equalizer to rescue a point for the Saints. The home side began the better of the two in what was a very dull first half, but despite the dominance from the Clarets it was the away side who had the best opportunity of the first period. In the tenth minute, the Saints...
​​Burnley drew 1-1 against ​Southampton on Saturday afternoon at Turf Moor. Ashley Barnes opened the scoring for the home side in the second period, and in the dying minutes of the game Manolo Gabbiadini scored a controversial equalizer to rescue a point for the Saints. The home side began the better of the two in what was a very dull first half, but despite the dominance from the Clarets it was the away side who had the best opportunity of the first period. In the tenth minute, the Saints...
Burnley 1-1 Southampton: Late Controversial Gabbiadini Goal Rescues Point for Saints
​​Burnley drew 1-1 against ​Southampton on Saturday afternoon at Turf Moor. Ashley Barnes opened the scoring for the home side in the second period, and in the dying minutes of the game Manolo Gabbiadini scored a controversial equalizer to rescue a point for the Saints. The home side began the better of the two in what was a very dull first half, but despite the dominance from the Clarets it was the away side who had the best opportunity of the first period. In the tenth minute, the Saints...
​​Burnley drew 1-1 against ​Southampton on Saturday afternoon at Turf Moor. Ashley Barnes opened the scoring for the home side in the second period, and in the dying minutes of the game Manolo Gabbiadini scored a controversial equalizer to rescue a point for the Saints. The home side began the better of the two in what was a very dull first half, but despite the dominance from the Clarets it was the away side who had the best opportunity of the first period. In the tenth minute, the Saints...
Burnley 1-1 Southampton: Late Controversial Gabbiadini Goal Rescues Point for Saints
​​Burnley drew 1-1 against ​Southampton on Saturday afternoon at Turf Moor. Ashley Barnes opened the scoring for the home side in the second period, and in the dying minutes of the game Manolo Gabbiadini scored a controversial equalizer to rescue a point for the Saints. The home side began the better of the two in what was a very dull first half, but despite the dominance from the Clarets it was the away side who had the best opportunity of the first period. In the tenth minute, the Saints...
Manolo Gabbiadini strikes late to salvage draw for Southampton at Burnley
Manolo Gabbiadini strikes late to salvage draw for Southampton at Burnley
Manolo Gabbiadini strikes late to salvage draw for Southampton at Burnley
Manolo Gabbiadini strikes late to salvage draw for Southampton at Burnley
Manolo Gabbiadini strikes late to salvage draw for Southampton at Burnley
Manolo Gabbiadini strikes late to salvage draw for Southampton at Burnley
Manolo Gabbiadini strikes late to salvage draw for Southampton at Burnley
Manolo Gabbiadini strikes late to salvage draw for Southampton at Burnley
Manolo Gabbiadini strikes late to salvage draw for Southampton at Burnley
Manolo Gabbiadini strikes late to salvage draw for Southampton at Burnley
Manolo Gabbiadini strikes late to salvage draw for Southampton at Burnley
Manolo Gabbiadini strikes late to salvage draw for Southampton at Burnley
Burnley missed out on their first Premier League win since December 12 as Manolo Gabbiadini struck late on for Southampton.
Burnley 1 Southampton 1: Gabbiadini grabs late leveller
Burnley missed out on their first Premier League win since December 12 as Manolo Gabbiadini struck late on for Southampton.
Leicester City vs Stoke City (Saturday, 12.30pm) 5 points: Riyad Mahrez scores his first Leicester goal since his self-imposed exile as the hosts run out 3-1 winners against a tepid Stoke. 15 points: A collective malaise continues to engulf England's World Cup goalkeeping candidates, as Jack Butland lets one slip under his body. 25 points: Saido Berahino sleeps in a goal net rather than a duvet on Friday night in an attempt to re-acquaint himself with the onion bag. Bournemouth vs Newcastle (Saturday 3pm) 5 points: Newcastle crash back down to earth after their victory over Man Utd, slumping to a 2-1 defeat in the Matt Ritchie derby. 15 points: Jermain Defoe scores his ninth career goal against Newcastle from the penalty spot. 25 points: Mike Ashley tries to book another table at a north London Indian restaurant in the hope that someone, anyone, will take the club off his hands. Brighton vs Swansea (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Two resurgent teams share the spoils on the south coast in a 1-1 draw that does neither many favours. 15 points: Swansea centre-back Alfie Mawson is this week's recipient of the 'get him on the plane' treatment. 25 points: Mike Dean and Carlos Carvalhal wrestle for the limelight at the Amex Stadium, and there is only going to be one winner in that contest. Carlos Carvalhal has charmed the Premier League Credit: Reuters Burnley vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Sam Vokes scores a late equaliser against the club he supported as a boy. 15 points: Wesley Hoedt continues to stray from the sublime to the ridiculous in a performance that leaves us none the wiser about his quality. 25 points: Burnley fail to win another Premier League game, yet stay in seventh where they shall remain for eternity. Liverpool vs West Ham (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Jurgen Klopp's side have this match won by half-time as West Ham are drawn closer to the relegation zone. 15 points: Loris Karius keeps another clean sheet as he continues his one man to crusade to prove Gary Neville wrong. 25 points: David Sullivan vows to continue West Ham's hi-tech scouting revolution by acquiring some VHS tapes of the opposition before matches. In praise of Roberto Firmino West Brom vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Salomon Rondon's late header earns Alan Pardew and West Brom a crucial three points. 15 points: Jonny Evans is given back the captain's armband, which he will with pride until his summer transfer to a top half team. 25 points: Pardew imposes a Saturday night curfew so strict that the players are home in time for Casualty. Watford vs Everton (Saturday, 5.30pm) 5 points: After heavy losses at Wembley and the Emirates, Everton once again fall foul of the curse of the north circular by losing at Watford. 15 points: Richarlison bags his first league goal since November 19th. 25 points: After saying he returned to Everton for 'the pressure', Wayne Rooney's season now consists of 10 virtually meaningless league games. Why David De Gea is the reason Manchester United are still in contention for the top four Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur (Sunday, 12 noon) 5 points: It takes until the last 20 minutes to break Palace's stubborn resistance but Spurs do enough to secure a 2-1 win that takes them within a point of Man Utd. 15 points: Palace are christened 'the Wilfried Zaha team' as they continue to struggle without their talismanic winger. 25 points: The home sponsors name Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier as Palace's man of the match. Manchester United vs Chelsea (Sunday, 2.05pm) 5 points: Another big match involving United results in an underwhelming 90 minutes of turgid fare and a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. 15 points: Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte almost come to blows in the technical area in scenes we very much want to see yet are told by our television overlords that we do not. 25 points: Paul Pogba does a Nasser Hussain and points to the back of his shirt in a pointed message to Graeme Souness in the studio.
Premier League Bingo: How many points can you win from this weekend's fixtures?
Leicester City vs Stoke City (Saturday, 12.30pm) 5 points: Riyad Mahrez scores his first Leicester goal since his self-imposed exile as the hosts run out 3-1 winners against a tepid Stoke. 15 points: A collective malaise continues to engulf England's World Cup goalkeeping candidates, as Jack Butland lets one slip under his body. 25 points: Saido Berahino sleeps in a goal net rather than a duvet on Friday night in an attempt to re-acquaint himself with the onion bag. Bournemouth vs Newcastle (Saturday 3pm) 5 points: Newcastle crash back down to earth after their victory over Man Utd, slumping to a 2-1 defeat in the Matt Ritchie derby. 15 points: Jermain Defoe scores his ninth career goal against Newcastle from the penalty spot. 25 points: Mike Ashley tries to book another table at a north London Indian restaurant in the hope that someone, anyone, will take the club off his hands. Brighton vs Swansea (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Two resurgent teams share the spoils on the south coast in a 1-1 draw that does neither many favours. 15 points: Swansea centre-back Alfie Mawson is this week's recipient of the 'get him on the plane' treatment. 25 points: Mike Dean and Carlos Carvalhal wrestle for the limelight at the Amex Stadium, and there is only going to be one winner in that contest. Carlos Carvalhal has charmed the Premier League Credit: Reuters Burnley vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Sam Vokes scores a late equaliser against the club he supported as a boy. 15 points: Wesley Hoedt continues to stray from the sublime to the ridiculous in a performance that leaves us none the wiser about his quality. 25 points: Burnley fail to win another Premier League game, yet stay in seventh where they shall remain for eternity. Liverpool vs West Ham (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Jurgen Klopp's side have this match won by half-time as West Ham are drawn closer to the relegation zone. 15 points: Loris Karius keeps another clean sheet as he continues his one man to crusade to prove Gary Neville wrong. 25 points: David Sullivan vows to continue West Ham's hi-tech scouting revolution by acquiring some VHS tapes of the opposition before matches. In praise of Roberto Firmino West Brom vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Salomon Rondon's late header earns Alan Pardew and West Brom a crucial three points. 15 points: Jonny Evans is given back the captain's armband, which he will with pride until his summer transfer to a top half team. 25 points: Pardew imposes a Saturday night curfew so strict that the players are home in time for Casualty. Watford vs Everton (Saturday, 5.30pm) 5 points: After heavy losses at Wembley and the Emirates, Everton once again fall foul of the curse of the north circular by losing at Watford. 15 points: Richarlison bags his first league goal since November 19th. 25 points: After saying he returned to Everton for 'the pressure', Wayne Rooney's season now consists of 10 virtually meaningless league games. Why David De Gea is the reason Manchester United are still in contention for the top four Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur (Sunday, 12 noon) 5 points: It takes until the last 20 minutes to break Palace's stubborn resistance but Spurs do enough to secure a 2-1 win that takes them within a point of Man Utd. 15 points: Palace are christened 'the Wilfried Zaha team' as they continue to struggle without their talismanic winger. 25 points: The home sponsors name Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier as Palace's man of the match. Manchester United vs Chelsea (Sunday, 2.05pm) 5 points: Another big match involving United results in an underwhelming 90 minutes of turgid fare and a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. 15 points: Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte almost come to blows in the technical area in scenes we very much want to see yet are told by our television overlords that we do not. 25 points: Paul Pogba does a Nasser Hussain and points to the back of his shirt in a pointed message to Graeme Souness in the studio.
Leicester City vs Stoke City (Saturday, 12.30pm) 5 points: Riyad Mahrez scores his first Leicester goal since his self-imposed exile as the hosts run out 3-1 winners against a tepid Stoke. 15 points: A collective malaise continues to engulf England's World Cup goalkeeping candidates, as Jack Butland lets one slip under his body. 25 points: Saido Berahino sleeps in a goal net rather than a duvet on Friday night in an attempt to re-acquaint himself with the onion bag. Bournemouth vs Newcastle (Saturday 3pm) 5 points: Newcastle crash back down to earth after their victory over Man Utd, slumping to a 2-1 defeat in the Matt Ritchie derby. 15 points: Jermain Defoe scores his ninth career goal against Newcastle from the penalty spot. 25 points: Mike Ashley tries to book another table at a north London Indian restaurant in the hope that someone, anyone, will take the club off his hands. Brighton vs Swansea (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Two resurgent teams share the spoils on the south coast in a 1-1 draw that does neither many favours. 15 points: Swansea centre-back Alfie Mawson is this week's recipient of the 'get him on the plane' treatment. 25 points: Mike Dean and Carlos Carvalhal wrestle for the limelight at the Amex Stadium, and there is only going to be one winner in that contest. Carlos Carvalhal has charmed the Premier League Credit: Reuters Burnley vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Sam Vokes scores a late equaliser against the club he supported as a boy. 15 points: Wesley Hoedt continues to stray from the sublime to the ridiculous in a performance that leaves us none the wiser about his quality. 25 points: Burnley fail to win another Premier League game, yet stay in seventh where they shall remain for eternity. Liverpool vs West Ham (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Jurgen Klopp's side have this match won by half-time as West Ham are drawn closer to the relegation zone. 15 points: Loris Karius keeps another clean sheet as he continues his one man to crusade to prove Gary Neville wrong. 25 points: David Sullivan vows to continue West Ham's hi-tech scouting revolution by acquiring some VHS tapes of the opposition before matches. In praise of Roberto Firmino West Brom vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Salomon Rondon's late header earns Alan Pardew and West Brom a crucial three points. 15 points: Jonny Evans is given back the captain's armband, which he will with pride until his summer transfer to a top half team. 25 points: Pardew imposes a Saturday night curfew so strict that the players are home in time for Casualty. Watford vs Everton (Saturday, 5.30pm) 5 points: After heavy losses at Wembley and the Emirates, Everton once again fall foul of the curse of the north circular by losing at Watford. 15 points: Richarlison bags his first league goal since November 19th. 25 points: After saying he returned to Everton for 'the pressure', Wayne Rooney's season now consists of 10 virtually meaningless league games. Why David De Gea is the reason Manchester United are still in contention for the top four Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur (Sunday, 12 noon) 5 points: It takes until the last 20 minutes to break Palace's stubborn resistance but Spurs do enough to secure a 2-1 win that takes them within a point of Man Utd. 15 points: Palace are christened 'the Wilfried Zaha team' as they continue to struggle without their talismanic winger. 25 points: The home sponsors name Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier as Palace's man of the match. Manchester United vs Chelsea (Sunday, 2.05pm) 5 points: Another big match involving United results in an underwhelming 90 minutes of turgid fare and a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. 15 points: Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte almost come to blows in the technical area in scenes we very much want to see yet are told by our television overlords that we do not. 25 points: Paul Pogba does a Nasser Hussain and points to the back of his shirt in a pointed message to Graeme Souness in the studio.
Premier League Bingo: How many points can you win from this weekend's fixtures?
Leicester City vs Stoke City (Saturday, 12.30pm) 5 points: Riyad Mahrez scores his first Leicester goal since his self-imposed exile as the hosts run out 3-1 winners against a tepid Stoke. 15 points: A collective malaise continues to engulf England's World Cup goalkeeping candidates, as Jack Butland lets one slip under his body. 25 points: Saido Berahino sleeps in a goal net rather than a duvet on Friday night in an attempt to re-acquaint himself with the onion bag. Bournemouth vs Newcastle (Saturday 3pm) 5 points: Newcastle crash back down to earth after their victory over Man Utd, slumping to a 2-1 defeat in the Matt Ritchie derby. 15 points: Jermain Defoe scores his ninth career goal against Newcastle from the penalty spot. 25 points: Mike Ashley tries to book another table at a north London Indian restaurant in the hope that someone, anyone, will take the club off his hands. Brighton vs Swansea (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Two resurgent teams share the spoils on the south coast in a 1-1 draw that does neither many favours. 15 points: Swansea centre-back Alfie Mawson is this week's recipient of the 'get him on the plane' treatment. 25 points: Mike Dean and Carlos Carvalhal wrestle for the limelight at the Amex Stadium, and there is only going to be one winner in that contest. Carlos Carvalhal has charmed the Premier League Credit: Reuters Burnley vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Sam Vokes scores a late equaliser against the club he supported as a boy. 15 points: Wesley Hoedt continues to stray from the sublime to the ridiculous in a performance that leaves us none the wiser about his quality. 25 points: Burnley fail to win another Premier League game, yet stay in seventh where they shall remain for eternity. Liverpool vs West Ham (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Jurgen Klopp's side have this match won by half-time as West Ham are drawn closer to the relegation zone. 15 points: Loris Karius keeps another clean sheet as he continues his one man to crusade to prove Gary Neville wrong. 25 points: David Sullivan vows to continue West Ham's hi-tech scouting revolution by acquiring some VHS tapes of the opposition before matches. In praise of Roberto Firmino West Brom vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Salomon Rondon's late header earns Alan Pardew and West Brom a crucial three points. 15 points: Jonny Evans is given back the captain's armband, which he will with pride until his summer transfer to a top half team. 25 points: Pardew imposes a Saturday night curfew so strict that the players are home in time for Casualty. Watford vs Everton (Saturday, 5.30pm) 5 points: After heavy losses at Wembley and the Emirates, Everton once again fall foul of the curse of the north circular by losing at Watford. 15 points: Richarlison bags his first league goal since November 19th. 25 points: After saying he returned to Everton for 'the pressure', Wayne Rooney's season now consists of 10 virtually meaningless league games. Why David De Gea is the reason Manchester United are still in contention for the top four Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur (Sunday, 12 noon) 5 points: It takes until the last 20 minutes to break Palace's stubborn resistance but Spurs do enough to secure a 2-1 win that takes them within a point of Man Utd. 15 points: Palace are christened 'the Wilfried Zaha team' as they continue to struggle without their talismanic winger. 25 points: The home sponsors name Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier as Palace's man of the match. Manchester United vs Chelsea (Sunday, 2.05pm) 5 points: Another big match involving United results in an underwhelming 90 minutes of turgid fare and a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. 15 points: Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte almost come to blows in the technical area in scenes we very much want to see yet are told by our television overlords that we do not. 25 points: Paul Pogba does a Nasser Hussain and points to the back of his shirt in a pointed message to Graeme Souness in the studio.
It's looking like a three-way fight to finish seventh in the Premier League this season, as Burnley and Everton are joined by Leicester City to become the best of the rest.
FD: Burnley & Everton bid to be 'best of the rest'
It's looking like a three-way fight to finish seventh in the Premier League this season, as Burnley and Everton are joined by Leicester City to become the best of the rest.
It's looking like a three-way fight to finish seventh in the Premier League this season, as Burnley and Everton are joined by Leicester City to become the best of the rest.
FD: Burnley & Everton bid to be 'best of the rest'
It's looking like a three-way fight to finish seventh in the Premier League this season, as Burnley and Everton are joined by Leicester City to become the best of the rest.
It's looking like a three-way fight to finish seventh in the Premier League this season, as Burnley and Everton are joined by Leicester City to become the best of the rest.
FD: Burnley & Everton bid to be 'best of the rest'
It's looking like a three-way fight to finish seventh in the Premier League this season, as Burnley and Everton are joined by Leicester City to become the best of the rest.
It's looking like a three-way fight to finish seventh in the Premier League this season, as Burnley and Everton are joined by Leicester City to become the best of the rest.
FD: Burnley & Everton bid to be 'best of the rest'
It's looking like a three-way fight to finish seventh in the Premier League this season, as Burnley and Everton are joined by Leicester City to become the best of the rest.
Feb.22 -- Former Transportation Secretary Jim Burnley discusses transportation, foreign investment in U.S. infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli from the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
Former Transportation Sec. Burnley Says Infrastructure Is a Safe Investment
Feb.22 -- Former Transportation Secretary Jim Burnley discusses transportation, foreign investment in U.S. infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli from the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
Feb.22 -- Former Transportation Secretary Jim Burnley discusses transportation, foreign investment in U.S. infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli from the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
Former Transportation Sec. Burnley Says Infrastructure Is a Safe Investment
Feb.22 -- Former Transportation Secretary Jim Burnley discusses transportation, foreign investment in U.S. infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli from the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
Feb.22 -- Former Transportation Secretary Jim Burnley discusses transportation, foreign investment in U.S. infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli from the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
Former Transportation Sec. Burnley Says Infrastructure Is a Safe Investment
Feb.22 -- Former Transportation Secretary Jim Burnley discusses transportation, foreign investment in U.S. infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli from the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
Feb.22 -- Former Transportation Secretary Jim Burnley discusses transportation, foreign investment in U.S. infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli from the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
Former Transportation Sec. Burnley Says Infrastructure Is a Safe Investment
Feb.22 -- Former Transportation Secretary Jim Burnley discusses transportation, foreign investment in U.S. infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli from the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley vs Crystal Palace - Burnley, Britain - September 10, 2017 Burnley's Tom Heaton REUTERS/Andrew Yates
Premier League - Burnley vs Crystal Palace
FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley vs Crystal Palace - Burnley, Britain - September 10, 2017 Burnley's Tom Heaton REUTERS/Andrew Yates
The English Football League is on the brink of following the Premier League’s lead by shutting its transfer window early. England’s 72 lower league clubs were expected to vote to stop themselves making permanent signings from the Thursday after the start of their season. That would see their transfer window harmonised with that of the Premier League, the members of which in September imposed an early closure on their own buying window from this summer. Like their top-flight counterparts, EFL clubs would still be able to sell players to foreign teams whose own windows close at a later date, but they would also be able to continue to make loan signings up to the end of August. EFL clubs meet at Villa Park on Thursday for a vote which requires the support of more than half of all teams and half of those in the Championship. 10 most significant deals of the transfer window That follows a proposal put forward by the league’s executive in September for the introduction of an early closure, something it said its clubs “overwhelmingly” supported ahead of a period of consultation over two proposed dates for that closure. The first was harmonisation with the Premier League, the transfer window of which will now shut at 5pm on the Thursday before the start of the top-flight season, which falls on August 9 this year. The second was closing the window on the Thursday before the EFL season kicks off, usually a week earlier than the elite division. Harmonisation was the preferred option, meaning EFL clubs playing at least one league fixture before their buying window ends. An exemption on loan deals has been agreed because lower-league clubs rely heavily on short-term signings and Fifa has outlawed emergency loans outside the transfer window. To guard against potential abuse of this loophole, once the window for permanent signings closes, clubs would be prevented from converting any loan deal into a permanent one until the window reopens in January. Tomorrow’s vote is unlikely to be unanimous amid a lack of consensus about whether the benefits of an earlier closure outweigh the drawbacks. While it would give managers a more settled squad at the start of the season, it would also restrict their ability to improve it after seeing their players perform during the opening month. As revealed by Telegraph Sport, September’s Premier League vote, which required a two-thirds majority to pass, could hardly have been closer. Manchester United, Manchester City, Crystal Palace, Watford and Swansea City all opposed the change, with Burnley abstaining.
EFL will vote to adopt same transfer window dates as Premier League
The English Football League is on the brink of following the Premier League’s lead by shutting its transfer window early. England’s 72 lower league clubs were expected to vote to stop themselves making permanent signings from the Thursday after the start of their season. That would see their transfer window harmonised with that of the Premier League, the members of which in September imposed an early closure on their own buying window from this summer. Like their top-flight counterparts, EFL clubs would still be able to sell players to foreign teams whose own windows close at a later date, but they would also be able to continue to make loan signings up to the end of August. EFL clubs meet at Villa Park on Thursday for a vote which requires the support of more than half of all teams and half of those in the Championship. 10 most significant deals of the transfer window That follows a proposal put forward by the league’s executive in September for the introduction of an early closure, something it said its clubs “overwhelmingly” supported ahead of a period of consultation over two proposed dates for that closure. The first was harmonisation with the Premier League, the transfer window of which will now shut at 5pm on the Thursday before the start of the top-flight season, which falls on August 9 this year. The second was closing the window on the Thursday before the EFL season kicks off, usually a week earlier than the elite division. Harmonisation was the preferred option, meaning EFL clubs playing at least one league fixture before their buying window ends. An exemption on loan deals has been agreed because lower-league clubs rely heavily on short-term signings and Fifa has outlawed emergency loans outside the transfer window. To guard against potential abuse of this loophole, once the window for permanent signings closes, clubs would be prevented from converting any loan deal into a permanent one until the window reopens in January. Tomorrow’s vote is unlikely to be unanimous amid a lack of consensus about whether the benefits of an earlier closure outweigh the drawbacks. While it would give managers a more settled squad at the start of the season, it would also restrict their ability to improve it after seeing their players perform during the opening month. As revealed by Telegraph Sport, September’s Premier League vote, which required a two-thirds majority to pass, could hardly have been closer. Manchester United, Manchester City, Crystal Palace, Watford and Swansea City all opposed the change, with Burnley abstaining.
Antonio Conte has admitted he and the Chelsea board need to settle their differences if he is to see out his contract at the club. He has also suggested that there are already potential jobs for him to take if he leaves Chelsea in the summer. Conte gave a reminder of his coaching ability by guiding Chelsea to a Champions League last-16 first-leg draw against Barcelona, which they almost won. The Italian was back at his energetic best during the game and once again had his name sung by the Stamford Bridge crowd. But the draw was not enough to kill the belief that Conte will not be at Chelsea past this season, following the last two transfer windows in which his relationship with the board has been strained. Asked about his future by Italian media, the 48 year-old said: “In 14 years, Chelsea have changed coach 10 times, so they do have a tendency to chop and change here. Chelsea vs Barcelona player ratings “The media also plays on this habit the moment there are negative results. They were already writing headlines about my dismissal after the opening game against Burnley. “It’s no problem for me, in fact I really like pressure. I just hope it doesn’t affect the players. “I said very clearly, I have a contract to 2019. I want to respect it but anything can happen in football. I’m happy here but to move forward with the marriage everyone needs to be in agreement. My intention is to continue. Antonio Conte urges his players on from the sidelines Credit: AP “In our line of work, we always have a bag packed. My intention is to remain here, but if something were to change, there would be several different scenarios opening up.” Conte has already been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, both Milan clubs and a return to coach the Italian national team. Chelsea’s performance against Barcelona may have added to that list of admirers. Willian scored Chelsea’s goal against Barcelona and the Brazilian believes the team’s Champions League group stage victory over Atletico Madrid proves they can get the required result in the Nou Camp on March 14. Chelsea won 2-1 in Madrid in September and Willian said: “We can go there (to the Nou Camp) and do a great job again. It will be a completely different game, to play there is different. But if we go with the same mentality as we did against Atletico, we can go there with great spirit and win the game. “Of course, the result against Atletico gives us confidence. To play these games is totally different, but we want to play big games like this one. It's really important. We tried to win here and now we must go to the Camp Nou. It will be totally different, we must play with the same mentality, prepare well. If we do well, we can win the game there.” With Chelsea now facing back-to-back Premier League games against Manchester United and Manchester City, Conte has challenged Willian to maintain the level he achieved on Tuesday night. “These are difficult games,” said Willian. “It is totally different to play in the Premier League to Champions League. I think we can stay at this level and we can go to Old Trafford on Sunday and play another great game. We have to play in a similar way.” Jose Mourinho was interested in trying to take Willian to United last summer, but the 29 year-old is now aiming to net a hat-trick against his former manager. Willian scored twice against Hull City in the FA Cup and hit both posts as well as scoring against Barcelona. Asked if he is now ready to complete a treble against United, Willian replied: “It's coming, it's coming (a hat-trick). I'm always ready to score goals. I think the hat-trick is coming soon. I just have to continue to do my job on the pitch. “He (Mourinho) is my friend. I had a great time with him, but I am at Chelsea and he is now at Manchester United.”
Antonio Conte: Chelsea 'marriage' can only work if we settle our differences
Antonio Conte has admitted he and the Chelsea board need to settle their differences if he is to see out his contract at the club. He has also suggested that there are already potential jobs for him to take if he leaves Chelsea in the summer. Conte gave a reminder of his coaching ability by guiding Chelsea to a Champions League last-16 first-leg draw against Barcelona, which they almost won. The Italian was back at his energetic best during the game and once again had his name sung by the Stamford Bridge crowd. But the draw was not enough to kill the belief that Conte will not be at Chelsea past this season, following the last two transfer windows in which his relationship with the board has been strained. Asked about his future by Italian media, the 48 year-old said: “In 14 years, Chelsea have changed coach 10 times, so they do have a tendency to chop and change here. Chelsea vs Barcelona player ratings “The media also plays on this habit the moment there are negative results. They were already writing headlines about my dismissal after the opening game against Burnley. “It’s no problem for me, in fact I really like pressure. I just hope it doesn’t affect the players. “I said very clearly, I have a contract to 2019. I want to respect it but anything can happen in football. I’m happy here but to move forward with the marriage everyone needs to be in agreement. My intention is to continue. Antonio Conte urges his players on from the sidelines Credit: AP “In our line of work, we always have a bag packed. My intention is to remain here, but if something were to change, there would be several different scenarios opening up.” Conte has already been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, both Milan clubs and a return to coach the Italian national team. Chelsea’s performance against Barcelona may have added to that list of admirers. Willian scored Chelsea’s goal against Barcelona and the Brazilian believes the team’s Champions League group stage victory over Atletico Madrid proves they can get the required result in the Nou Camp on March 14. Chelsea won 2-1 in Madrid in September and Willian said: “We can go there (to the Nou Camp) and do a great job again. It will be a completely different game, to play there is different. But if we go with the same mentality as we did against Atletico, we can go there with great spirit and win the game. “Of course, the result against Atletico gives us confidence. To play these games is totally different, but we want to play big games like this one. It's really important. We tried to win here and now we must go to the Camp Nou. It will be totally different, we must play with the same mentality, prepare well. If we do well, we can win the game there.” With Chelsea now facing back-to-back Premier League games against Manchester United and Manchester City, Conte has challenged Willian to maintain the level he achieved on Tuesday night. “These are difficult games,” said Willian. “It is totally different to play in the Premier League to Champions League. I think we can stay at this level and we can go to Old Trafford on Sunday and play another great game. We have to play in a similar way.” Jose Mourinho was interested in trying to take Willian to United last summer, but the 29 year-old is now aiming to net a hat-trick against his former manager. Willian scored twice against Hull City in the FA Cup and hit both posts as well as scoring against Barcelona. Asked if he is now ready to complete a treble against United, Willian replied: “It's coming, it's coming (a hat-trick). I'm always ready to score goals. I think the hat-trick is coming soon. I just have to continue to do my job on the pitch. “He (Mourinho) is my friend. I had a great time with him, but I am at Chelsea and he is now at Manchester United.”
Antonio Conte has admitted he and the Chelsea board need to settle their differences if he is to see out his contract at the club. He has also suggested that there are already potential jobs for him to take if he leaves Chelsea in the summer. Conte gave a reminder of his coaching ability by guiding Chelsea to a Champions League last-16 first-leg draw against Barcelona, which they almost won. The Italian was back at his energetic best during the game and once again had his name sung by the Stamford Bridge crowd. But the draw was not enough to kill the belief that Conte will not be at Chelsea past this season, following the last two transfer windows in which his relationship with the board has been strained. Asked about his future by Italian media, the 48 year-old said: “In 14 years, Chelsea have changed coach 10 times, so they do have a tendency to chop and change here. Chelsea vs Barcelona player ratings “The media also plays on this habit the moment there are negative results. They were already writing headlines about my dismissal after the opening game against Burnley. “It’s no problem for me, in fact I really like pressure. I just hope it doesn’t affect the players. “I said very clearly, I have a contract to 2019. I want to respect it but anything can happen in football. I’m happy here but to move forward with the marriage everyone needs to be in agreement. My intention is to continue. Antonio Conte urges his players on from the sidelines Credit: AP “In our line of work, we always have a bag packed. My intention is to remain here, but if something were to change, there would be several different scenarios opening up.” Conte has already been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, both Milan clubs and a return to coach the Italian national team. Chelsea’s performance against Barcelona may have added to that list of admirers. Willian scored Chelsea’s goal against Barcelona and the Brazilian believes the team’s Champions League group stage victory over Atletico Madrid proves they can get the required result in the Nou Camp on March 14. Chelsea won 2-1 in Madrid in September and Willian said: “We can go there (to the Nou Camp) and do a great job again. It will be a completely different game, to play there is different. But if we go with the same mentality as we did against Atletico, we can go there with great spirit and win the game. “Of course, the result against Atletico gives us confidence. To play these games is totally different, but we want to play big games like this one. It's really important. We tried to win here and now we must go to the Camp Nou. It will be totally different, we must play with the same mentality, prepare well. If we do well, we can win the game there.” With Chelsea now facing back-to-back Premier League games against Manchester United and Manchester City, Conte has challenged Willian to maintain the level he achieved on Tuesday night. “These are difficult games,” said Willian. “It is totally different to play in the Premier League to Champions League. I think we can stay at this level and we can go to Old Trafford on Sunday and play another great game. We have to play in a similar way.” Jose Mourinho was interested in trying to take Willian to United last summer, but the 29 year-old is now aiming to net a hat-trick against his former manager. Willian scored twice against Hull City in the FA Cup and hit both posts as well as scoring against Barcelona. Asked if he is now ready to complete a treble against United, Willian replied: “It's coming, it's coming (a hat-trick). I'm always ready to score goals. I think the hat-trick is coming soon. I just have to continue to do my job on the pitch. “He (Mourinho) is my friend. I had a great time with him, but I am at Chelsea and he is now at Manchester United.”
Antonio Conte: Chelsea 'marriage' can only work if we settle our differences
Antonio Conte has admitted he and the Chelsea board need to settle their differences if he is to see out his contract at the club. He has also suggested that there are already potential jobs for him to take if he leaves Chelsea in the summer. Conte gave a reminder of his coaching ability by guiding Chelsea to a Champions League last-16 first-leg draw against Barcelona, which they almost won. The Italian was back at his energetic best during the game and once again had his name sung by the Stamford Bridge crowd. But the draw was not enough to kill the belief that Conte will not be at Chelsea past this season, following the last two transfer windows in which his relationship with the board has been strained. Asked about his future by Italian media, the 48 year-old said: “In 14 years, Chelsea have changed coach 10 times, so they do have a tendency to chop and change here. Chelsea vs Barcelona player ratings “The media also plays on this habit the moment there are negative results. They were already writing headlines about my dismissal after the opening game against Burnley. “It’s no problem for me, in fact I really like pressure. I just hope it doesn’t affect the players. “I said very clearly, I have a contract to 2019. I want to respect it but anything can happen in football. I’m happy here but to move forward with the marriage everyone needs to be in agreement. My intention is to continue. Antonio Conte urges his players on from the sidelines Credit: AP “In our line of work, we always have a bag packed. My intention is to remain here, but if something were to change, there would be several different scenarios opening up.” Conte has already been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, both Milan clubs and a return to coach the Italian national team. Chelsea’s performance against Barcelona may have added to that list of admirers. Willian scored Chelsea’s goal against Barcelona and the Brazilian believes the team’s Champions League group stage victory over Atletico Madrid proves they can get the required result in the Nou Camp on March 14. Chelsea won 2-1 in Madrid in September and Willian said: “We can go there (to the Nou Camp) and do a great job again. It will be a completely different game, to play there is different. But if we go with the same mentality as we did against Atletico, we can go there with great spirit and win the game. “Of course, the result against Atletico gives us confidence. To play these games is totally different, but we want to play big games like this one. It's really important. We tried to win here and now we must go to the Camp Nou. It will be totally different, we must play with the same mentality, prepare well. If we do well, we can win the game there.” With Chelsea now facing back-to-back Premier League games against Manchester United and Manchester City, Conte has challenged Willian to maintain the level he achieved on Tuesday night. “These are difficult games,” said Willian. “It is totally different to play in the Premier League to Champions League. I think we can stay at this level and we can go to Old Trafford on Sunday and play another great game. We have to play in a similar way.” Jose Mourinho was interested in trying to take Willian to United last summer, but the 29 year-old is now aiming to net a hat-trick against his former manager. Willian scored twice against Hull City in the FA Cup and hit both posts as well as scoring against Barcelona. Asked if he is now ready to complete a treble against United, Willian replied: “It's coming, it's coming (a hat-trick). I'm always ready to score goals. I think the hat-trick is coming soon. I just have to continue to do my job on the pitch. “He (Mourinho) is my friend. I had a great time with him, but I am at Chelsea and he is now at Manchester United.”
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Win tickets to watch Burnley v Southampton courtesy of EA Sports
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Win tickets to watch Burnley v Southampton courtesy of EA Sports
Just answer the question below to be in with a chance of attending the game between Sean Dyche's side and the Saints
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Asda toasted a fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth today but revealed its profits had slipped in the run up to Christmas as it cut prices amid fierce competition in the grocery market. The supermarket chain, owned by US giant Walmart, didn’t disclose its precise profit and revenue figures but said its gross profit margin and operating income declined due to “on-going price investments”. The price cuts helped it grow sales by 2pc in the three months to December, or 0.5pc on a like-for-like basis, which excludes stores that have been open less than one year. That compares with steep falls of 0.6pc and 2.9pc in the same quarter last year. Asda customers Roger Burnley, who took over as Asda’s chief executive last month, said it attracted 348,000 new customers to its stores in December and was the only one of the big four supermarket chains - Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, to maintain its market share in the period. The four giants have been under siege from discount chains Aldi and Lidl, upmarket grocers including Waitrose and Marks & Spencer and convenience stores including the Co-operative Group in recent years. But they bounced back in 2017 and all managed to grow sales over Christmas, in contrast to high street non-food retailers, many of whom have been hit by lower footfall owing to a boom in online shopping. Clive Black, an analyst at Shore Capital, said given the UK’s 3pc inflation rate, Asda’s growth figures implied it was selling fewer products despite generating more revenues. We know we have more work to do in the UK, however we are encouraged by recent results in key areas of our business.Walmart chief executive Doug McMillon Mr Black said the grocer was back on track after “several years going in demonstrably the right direction” but that it was “still having to work hard” to generate sales growth. Walmart’s chief executive Doug McMillon said: “We know we have more work to do in the UK, however we are encouraged by recent results in key areas of our business.” The US giant reported group sales of $136bn (£97bn), up 4pc on the prior year, but a 10.2pc drop in operating income to $4.5bn.
Asda profits slip as price cuts help boost sales
Asda toasted a fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth today but revealed its profits had slipped in the run up to Christmas as it cut prices amid fierce competition in the grocery market. The supermarket chain, owned by US giant Walmart, didn’t disclose its precise profit and revenue figures but said its gross profit margin and operating income declined due to “on-going price investments”. The price cuts helped it grow sales by 2pc in the three months to December, or 0.5pc on a like-for-like basis, which excludes stores that have been open less than one year. That compares with steep falls of 0.6pc and 2.9pc in the same quarter last year. Asda customers Roger Burnley, who took over as Asda’s chief executive last month, said it attracted 348,000 new customers to its stores in December and was the only one of the big four supermarket chains - Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, to maintain its market share in the period. The four giants have been under siege from discount chains Aldi and Lidl, upmarket grocers including Waitrose and Marks & Spencer and convenience stores including the Co-operative Group in recent years. But they bounced back in 2017 and all managed to grow sales over Christmas, in contrast to high street non-food retailers, many of whom have been hit by lower footfall owing to a boom in online shopping. Clive Black, an analyst at Shore Capital, said given the UK’s 3pc inflation rate, Asda’s growth figures implied it was selling fewer products despite generating more revenues. We know we have more work to do in the UK, however we are encouraged by recent results in key areas of our business.Walmart chief executive Doug McMillon Mr Black said the grocer was back on track after “several years going in demonstrably the right direction” but that it was “still having to work hard” to generate sales growth. Walmart’s chief executive Doug McMillon said: “We know we have more work to do in the UK, however we are encouraged by recent results in key areas of our business.” The US giant reported group sales of $136bn (£97bn), up 4pc on the prior year, but a 10.2pc drop in operating income to $4.5bn.

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