Antonio Conte Answers Alexis Sanchez Transfer Rumor Question

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It’s not your normal Arsenal transfer rumor, it’s star forward Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean has established himself as an early leading candidate Player of the Year Award, as he put up a hat trick in last Saturday’s rout of West Ham United and now has 11 goals in 14 matches.

Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte, in his weekly press conference today, took a question about the possibility of side moving the superstar from North London to West London.

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Pedro, Diego Costa and Antonio Conte Winners as Chelsea FC Sweep Monthly Awards

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Chelsea FC had a very dominant November, winning every single game in which they played. Currently riding an eight wins in eight games streak, the Blues have ascended to a three point lead in the top of the table. As reward for their dominance, Stamford Bridge have swept the Premier League monthly awards.

Antonio Conte and Diego Costa have won the Premier League Manager and Player of the Month awards for November, and Pedro took home goal of the month for his scoring strike against Tottenham Hotspur.

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Paul Pogba Gave His Shirt to a Girl Attending MUFC’s Win in Ukraine

Heading into Manchester United’s Europa League tie with FC Zorya Luhansk, the story was all about the weather. The cold climate caused a permafrost pitch, but the frigid temperatures didn’t keep Paul Pogba from giving this nice fan the shirt of his back.

The world’s most expensive player gave his jersey away to this really nice girl, after United won 2-0 and advanced to the round of 32.

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Chelsea FC Remain League Title Frontrunner Say Oddsmakers

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Chelsea FC are on fire right now.

The Blues are currently riding an eight wins in eight game streak, running up a goal differential of +20 in that span. As of right now, it’s looking like the kind of season that dreams are made of. They’re currently on top of the table but their London rivals Arsenal are just three points behind them. Manchester City and Liverpool are four points off the pace while another London club, Tottenham Hotsspur are seven points adrift.

It’s still a pretty open Premier League title race right now.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Eric Bailly Help Man United Advance in Europa League

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The Manchester United Europa League tie against FC Zorya did go on as planned, despite all of the factors that stood in the way. The country of Ukraine is currently a war torn region and Zorya played (and lost 2-0) this “home” match 600 miles west of their actual home venue due to serious security issues.

There was also frozen, hard pitch that gave this game a bit of a hockey feel. Henrikh Mkhitaryan made his presence felt once again, as he continued the fine form that he has showcased as of late.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs West Bromwich Albion

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With Chelsea FC coming off a 3-1 win against Manchester City, they will be looking to keep the positive momentum rolling. It was an important result, and the most important fixture of last weekend, but it was of also darkened by an ugly skirmish, which saw Sergio Kun Aguero suspended, and some interesting comments from Gary Cahill.

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Chelsea FC Injury Report: Diego Costa, Pedro, Nemanja Matic

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It’s looking likely that Chelsea FC will be without three key players heading into their game against West Bromwich Albion. Diego Costa, Pedro and Nemanja Matic, three players who have been crucial in Antonio Conte’s 3-5-3 formation, all have fitness issues to resolve. Only time will tell if their absences will be felt in this weekend’s upcoming game.

(Editor’s Note: the following Chelsea FC injury report is by Caleb Thompson)

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Phil Jackson Opens Up on Past Marijuana Use, NBA Weed Culture

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Phil Jackson smoked marijuana? NO WAY! And it wasn’t medicinal, and instead recreational? YOU DON’T SAY!

The Zen master is totally chill and relaxed, so it makes sense that he smoked the good weed, I mean just look at the featured image here. The New York Knicks President appeared on this week’s episode of We Need to Talk on CBS Sports Network, and he talked about the culture of the sticky icky icky in the NBA.

Here’s what the legend of two extremely iconic franchises, the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, had to say.

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Alexis Sanchez Offered Big Contract By Chinese Super League Club

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When the CIES Football Observatory released their study of individual player values on the global transfer market in January, Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez was rated the tenth most valuable player in the entire world and fifth in all of England.

His transfer value was projected at 82 million Euro, or 60.63 million British pounds.He was the only Gunners player to make CIES’ top 15 on the 100 man list.

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Liverpool is “Very Close” to a League Title Says Former Boss Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool FC are currently getting the third best Premier League title odds of any team. Their last former manager, Brendan Rodgers, believes that the Reds are on the cusp of a championship too. Rodgers was replaced by Jurgen Klopp in October 2015, and landed as the boss of Scottish Premiership powerhouse Celtic.

He’s kept up on Liverpool and praised the side in an interview with TalkSPORT

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Charles Woodson Next “A Football Life,” Raiders, Michigan, Packers Fans Rejoice

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We poked a lot of fun at NFL icon Charles Woodson in the preseason when he picked the Oakland Raiders to win the Super Bowl, and Khalil Mack to win the MVP back in the preseason.

His picks look more astute and insightful now don’t they? It wasn’t just blatant HOMERISM by Woodson for his former teammates last season as he began his career as a NFL Analyst for ESPN. While we still have plenty of issues with a lot of the Charles Woodson punditry body of work, we’re still very very excited about NFL Network’s Charles Woodson: A Football Life.

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Ashley Young Claims He’s in Man United’s “Cool Crowd”

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Very versatile Manchester United player Ashley Young, shown above attending a game in the stands and thus astonishing a fan, says that he is part of the Red Devils in crowd. He’s in the Old Trafford “cool crowd,” he says.

In the words of EchoSmith:

I wish that I could be like the cool kids
‘Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in
I wish that I could be like the cool kids
Like the cool kids

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