Christian Pulisic Fitness Update Given by Frank Lampard

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Christian Pulisic is progressing in his rehabilitation from an adductor injury, but it’s still going to be a bit before he’s fully match fit again. That’s a shame for Chelsea FC, who could really use him in the final third right now. As today’s draw with Arsenal conveyed, the Blues have been lacking in attack lately.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said after the game that Pulisic had been performing well for his side, before he got hurt, and it’s clear they could really use him. Chelsea has had a run of form that has left that all important fourth position up for grabs, but it United, Sheffield and Wolves just haven’t stepped up to take it.

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2020 Notre Dame Football Way Too Early Season Preview

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The top NFL talent within the Notre Dame football program has mostly resided within the offensive line during the late 2010s and that trend will carry over into the first season of the 2020s. In looking at who’s gone, who’s back and who’s coming in, 2020 Notre Dame football will be strongest on the o-line.

Thus you can expect a really overpowering run centric team, a la the 2017 mold, to show up in South Bend this fall. Given how the team will be going through a complete overhaul in the secondary and defensive end position this summer training camp, the Fighting Irish will likely need to just outscore people this upcoming season. They could be susceptible to opponents’ passing games, and the best way to counteract that is to limit the number of times the opponent has the ball to attack the Irish inexperience.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction at Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Frenchman and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has been linked in transfer rumors to Liverpool FC. It’s a far-fetched narrative to be sure, for multiple reasons that we can get in to at another time and space, but for now the real story is what he had to say about the transcendent run of form that LFC are on right now.

A man who some have heralded as the potential successor or Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo praising the side that could join 19th century Preston North End and Arsenal’s Invincibles as the only undefeated-in-league-play English top flight club. Game recognizes game.

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Liverpool FC vs Wolves Team News: Shaqiri, Lovren, Fabinho, Jota

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Here we go, the run in towards history for Liverpool FC. Various media outlets have given their take on whether or not the Reds will finish the Premier League season undefeated. In doing so, we’ve seen a lot of articles dissecting the 16 remaining matches in Liverpool’s quest for a seat at the head table in the Premier League pantheon.

There seems to be a consensus that Thursday night’s trip Wolverhampton Wanderers is among the toughest tests that stand in the way of Liverpool finishing the campaign with no losses. The reverse fixture was certainly tightly contested, with Wolves coming as close as anybody else to giving the best team in the world a scare at Anfield. Looking ahead to the midweek clash, we’ll start the team news section by starting on the visitors.

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry “Financial Independence” an Impossible Myth

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It’s certainly very commendable and admirable that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are leaving the British royal family. The concept of a monarchy (even though they have long had no actual political power in Great Britain) is a remnant of the Feudalistic era.

It’s kind of silly that the charade of royalty continues today, but that’s another topic for another time and space. The Duchess and Duke of Sussex are doing the right thing by leaving this anachronistic non-sense behind, but the idea of doing it for “financial independence?” Please. Their heart is in the right place, but c’mon, don’t insult our intelligence. The very concept is legitimately impossible right now, and we’ll delve into why.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Burnley FC

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Burnley is sitting 14th in the table, but they’re still only five points above the drop zone. Losers of four of their last five (although that win was over a very impressive Leicester City side), the Clarets have a pretty bad defense, and it’s that failure to stop the opposition that could see Sean Dyche’s side in the danger zone.

However, they don’t have to contend with the Red Devils’ leading scorer, Marcus Rashford, tomorrow night at Old Trafford as he’s now sidelined for a couple months. So now it’s up to Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood, and some heroes whom we might not expect to step up and fill the void. 

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Man United vs Burnley Team News: Rashford, Pogba, Gudmundsson

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Manchester United lost 2-0 to arch-rival Liverpool yesterday and the result was actually much worse than that scoreline might indicate. The Red Devils were beaten pretty thoroughly, but this time “LiVARpool” found video assistant referee not being their friend, as it has more often this season.

United have a long LONG way to go to catch their rivals, but for now the focus is on trying to get into the top four. Chelsea keep leaving the door open but United can’t seem to get up and walk in. Up next is a Wednesday night home match against Burnley. Let’s go through the team news.

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Mikel Arteta Labels Arsenal Visit to Chelsea a Must Win Game

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We have seen signs of progress at Arsenal under Mikel Arteta, but they have been few and far between. Think of it like a garden, where the first signs of growth are small green shoots. The Gunners are currently mid-table and have a long ways to go if they are to solidly get back into Europe next season.

By Europe, we mean UEFA Europa League competition, because qualifying for Champions League is a far-fetched pipe dream at best. Up next is a visit to Chelsea on Wednesday night, a London derby that headlines the Premier League mid-week slate of action.

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Heatstroke a Concern for Tokyo 2020 Athletes, Doctors Warn

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are scheduled to begin on July 24th, right in the middle of the harsh Japanese summer. Plane tickets are already being purchased alongside hotel rooms from fans all over the world. The whole event is predicted to be an amazing success by most analysts and sports business experts.

However, the doctors in charge of overseeing the health of both the athletes and the spectators are issuing warnings about the health problems prolonged sun exposure can cause in the country.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction at Sheffield United 

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Ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League fixture at Sheffield United, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reflected on the league title race and what might have been. He has long conceded the title race to Liverpool, who are 16 points up with a game in hand to boot.

“We can’t deny Liverpool are extraordinary,” Guardiola said Monday. “But everyday I live thinking about what we can do better. Some games are good, we concede few. We have scored more than Liverpool. I don’t have stats here but we concede more chances and drop points.”

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Man City vs Sheffield Team News: Mendy, Stones, Laporte, McGoldrick

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Second place Manchester City could likely have a major fitness issue in the back line when they travel to seventh place Sheffield United tomorrow night. The reigning back to back champions could be without John Stones because due to a leg injury, and Benjamin Mendy, who is suffering from muscular fatigue.

Additionally, Aymeric Laporte is closing in on a return from a lengthy knee injury, but this match will come too soon for him. It could all add up to a major selection headache for manager Pep Guardiola.

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2020 NFL Mock Draft 1-21-20

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Welcome to 2020 NFL Mock Draft 2.2! We had to basically start over because version 1, which you can see here, was absolutely shredded in the creation of this version.

Team needs were taken into account based on information at The Draft Network. We also did a feature on the wagering odds for what player will be the first pick, as it’s “the harrowing bye week, which no one enjoys” (h/t The Simpsons Super Bowl episode) we’ll just dive right in!

Have issues with the picks? Of course you do, let it be known in the comments section.

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