Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur Summer Tour Schedules Released

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The summer preseason exhibition tour schedules are getting released in rapid fashion; with the International Champions Cup coming out yesterday. Most of the giant clubs in England have their slates finalized, for the most part, with just Liverpool in the “starting to take shape” phase right now.  The Reds will likely be headed to the far east.

Arsenal FC and Chelsea are going there as well. Those are typically the top two markets for these usually cash cow international friendly global tours.

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Thibaut Courtois Rubbishes Real Madrid Rumors, Wants to Stay at Chelsea

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Chelsea FC goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has down played the stories linking him with a summer move to Real Madrid. He made public statements indicating that he would like to stay with the Blues.

Courtois is signed until 2019, but the Stamford Bridge #1 acknowledged that no contract extension talks are currently taking place between the club and his camp.

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Manchester United now Have Fifth Best Champions League Qualification Odds

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It’s a six team race to decide the top four, and thus UEFA Champions League qualification, in the English Premier League. Before you consider the idea of throwing your hat into the wagering ring, you should peruse the football betting tips from Betting Gods. Also, you should become familiar with the various odds being offered at a multitude of sports books.

For that we consulted Odds Checker.com which lists out what all the leading casinos are offering at the current time.

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Man United vs FC Rostov Injury Report: Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney

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Manchester United are looking to continue their UEFA Europa League run as they host FC Rostov in the round of 16 Thursday night. The Red Devils drew 1-1 in Russia last week during their away leg, but they do have the slight advantage of now having put an away goal on the board now.

Jose Mourinho addressed the media just a few hours ago ahead of the clash, and when he was done, Belgian Marouane Fellaini took over. We have the entire presser, with both the boss and the polarizing midfielder over at this link.

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Chelsea FC Emerge as Strong Favorites to win FA Cup

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Chelsea FC, fresh off a 1-0 home win over Manchester United, will move on to the FA Cup semi-final, where they’ll face London rival Tottenham Hotspur. It’s an all big six club semifinal round, as Arsenal and Manchester City will meet in the other semifinal.

Both games are on April 22nd with kickoff times TBA.

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Marcos Rojo Escapes Football Assocation Booking for Stamping on Eden Hazard

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Manchester United Defender Marcos Rojo has certainly had his ups and downs since he came over to Old Trafford in the summer of 2014. Rojo has often found himself often on the bench, and the target of harsh criticism from United supporters on social media.

Obviously, Rojo did himself no favors with all his passport issues and international paper work problems; and the Argentine landed in the dog house of then manager Louis van Gaal once or twice. His form with the Red Devils hasn’t been the finest at times, and his name has come up this summer as potentially being on the trading block here and there.

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Jose Mourinho Hears “Judas” Taunts from Chelsea FC Fans; Gives Great Response

Judas Iscariot was the disciple of Jesus Christ who betrayed him for 30 pieces of silver. The messiah himself supposedly saw the betrayal coming, according to scripture.

The name Judas is often used synonymously with betrayal or treason, and it’s become thrusted back into popular culture due to the Lady Gaga song named after him, which was released in 2011.

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MUFC News: Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera

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Manchester United went to Stamford Bridge for a FA Cup quarterfinal clash against Chelsea tonight and came away 1-0 losers.

United were huge underdogs in this match, and they faces a major challenge in defending/retaining their FA Cup title, due to their having to fight on with just ten men, and some of their troubles were certainly by their own doing.

The Red Devils were involved in three major competitions, and now find themselves in just two, both of which provide a route back into the UEFA Champions League, something FA Cup obviously does not.

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Jose Mourinho Sees Antonio Conte, Chelsea FC in “Position of Privilege”

Manchester United travel to Chelsea for a FA Cup quarterfinal, and you know that Stamford Bridge will be the focus of the football world Monday night. The top story line centers around Jose Mourinho, who won a title in his very first year on the job at Chelsea, 2004-05. It was the first of Mourinho’s two stints at Chelsea, the second of which ended in another league title in 2014-15.

In ’15-’16 Chelsea returned from a title winning season to have one of the worst championship defenses of all time.

Mourinho returned mostly the same team, but stumbled out the gates so badly that they were honestly in the relegation zone. Mourinho was sacked in December, and replaced by interim boss Guus Hiddink, who then guided the Blues to a 10th place finish.

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Eden Hazard Sees Paris Saint-Germain Serving as a Warning to Chelsea FC

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Paris Saint-Germain is a team that Eden Hazard and his Chelsea FC teammates know very well. After all, Chelsea and PSG have met in UEFA Champions League the past three seasons prior to this campaign, in which Chelsea did not qualify for Europe.

The Parisians won the first leg of their Champions League tie with Barcelona at home 4-0, but then went on to get destroyed 6-1 at the Cam Nou. Clearly, Paris Saint-Germain had some serious sense of complacency set in, and then massively paid the price for not being sharp.

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Predicted Chelsea FC Starting XI vs Manchester United

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Manchester United travel to Chelsea for a FA Cup quarterfinal, and you know that Stamford Bridge will be the focus of the football world Monday night. The top story line centers around Jose Mourinho, and he’s made some fascinating comments about what kind of motivation Chelsea might, or at least should, have for this contest.

The Portugese also said that the Blues success this season doesn’t surprise him, but their style does.

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Predicted Manchester United Starting XI vs Chelsea FC

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Manchester United visits Chelsea for a late Monday kickoff, and it’s the headliner tie of the FA Cup quarterfinal.  On Monday, it will be the top football story line in A block, B block and C block. After all it’s another edition of the Jose Mourinho Cup.

It’s a bummer for Mourinho that he won’t likely be able to go more “all in” for this one, as you know this match matters a lot to him. Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December of 2015, and he’s already made a lot of interesting comments about this match.

He’s made some fascinating comments about what kind of motivation Chelsea might, or at least should, have for this contest. The Portugese also said that the Blues success this season doesn’t surprise him, but their style does.

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