Where #7 Notre Dame Must Improve when they Travel to #3 Georgia

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For both #7 Notre Dame and #3 Georgia, Saturday’s opponents served as mere warm-ups for the potentially playoff eliminating game next week. ND throttled New Mexico 66-14 in a game that, if it were on the high school level, would have employed a running clock for much of it.

ND’s 66 points were the most they have scored in a home opener since they defeated Haskell (now the Haskell Indian Nations University located in Lawrence, Kansas) 73-0 way back in 1932 (when they were coached by Hunk Anderson). As for Georgia, they absolutely whomped Arkansas State 55-0, in a game that was essentially a glorified pregame walk-through for next week.

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Chelsea FC Wins Big with Youth, but Christian Pulisic Left Out

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Chelsea put in their biggest performance of the young season, and they did it mostly because of their stellar young players. Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori were all heroes as the Blues won 5-2 at Wolverhampton Wanderers, a side that was surprisingly solid last season.

One Chelsea name missing from the list above- their $73 million January signing Christian Pulisic. Yes, the 20-year-old American was not only dropped from the starting 11, he was an unused substitute at the Molineux.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction vs Watford FC 

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Quique Sanchez Flores is the main storyline heading into the Sunday matinee between his Watford FC side and visiting Arsenal.

Vicarage Road became the first club to sack their manager (Javi Gracia) this young season as the Hornets sit in dead last after the first four games. Flores knows he needs to hit the ground running.

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Arsenal vs Watford Team News: Lacazette, Holding, Tierney, Deeney

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It’s the first match in charge for Quique Sanchez Flores, as he takes over the reigns of Watford from the just sacked Javi Gracia. Currently, the league’s bottom side, the Hornets have just one point on the season and a -6 goal differential.

Thus, Gracia became the first manager casualty of the Premier League season. The last place team will host Arsenal, who currently sit exactly where they finished last season- fifth place. That said, let’s take a look at the team news for both sides, starting with the hosts.

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Chicago Cubs Upcoming Tribute to WGN-TV Rings Very Hollow

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WGN-TV began broadcasting Chicago Cubs games way back in 1948, and they currently have the longest running relationship with a Major League Baseball team.

The 72-year partnership comes to an end next Saturday, Sept. 21 with the final Cubs home broadcast on the network. Damned if they do, and damned if they don’t, the team will honor WGN-TV with a ceremony at their home game against the Cardinals that day.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction at Norwich City

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Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke has a massive task on his hands tomorrow, as he’ll take on Manchester City, the first team in history to spend one billion Euros on building a roster. He’ll also have to do it with nothing short of an injury crisis on his hands.

“Sometimes when you have many muscle injuries, you have to look at doing something different in training,” said Farke. “But these injuries are so unlucky. We cannot complain too much. We won’t cry, it’s tricky, but we will try to search for some solutions.”

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Manchester City at Norwich Team News: Laporte, Jesus, Sane, Krul, Hanley

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Manchester City travel to newly promoted Norwich City tomorrow before kicking off their 2019-20 Champions League campaign against Shakhtar Donestsk on Wednesday. The big news in regards to City this past international break was the serious knee injury to starting defender Aymeric Laporte.

When asked about the severity of the first teamer’s injury, City manager Pep Guardiola said at his press conference today: “Five months, six months. Next year sure, January or February.”

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Chicago Fire Might Need to Run the Table to Make MLS Postseason

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The proverbial “run in” for the Chicago Fire is now here and it begins Saturday. The 10th place Fire (8-12-10, 34 points) currently sit within five points of a playoff position with just four games remaining in the 2019 regular season. However, the team they’re chasing, the seventh place New England Revolution, also have a game in hand on them. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that the Fire have a very favorable goal differential on the season (+1) versus the two teams sandwiched between them and the Revs: the eighth place Montreal Impact (-14) and ninth place Orlando City SC (-4). However, given the small margin for error, it’s clear that #cf97 can only afford to drop points in one of their four remaining matches.

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Chelsea vs Wolves Team News: Hudson-Odoi, Kovacic, Kante, Saiss, Doherty

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Chelsea got off to a very rough start this season, but there is good news, as the club is getting healthier. Reinforcements are on the way as stellar young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is expected to feature for the U23 squad in its PL2 match on Friday against Brighton & Hove Albion U23s at Stamford Bridge. CHO is making his way back from the devastating Achilles injury he suffered last spring.

On the comeback trail defender Reece James (ankle) is also expected to play. Of course, that’s the more long term view. In looking at Saturday’s clash at Wolverhampton Wanderers, defender Emerson Palmieri is a minor doubt after sustaining a knock while on international duty with Italy.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction at Wolverhampton Wanderers

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The international break came at a great time for both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea FC. On Saturday, we’ll find out which side was better to utilize that time off in what is a very even match on paper.

Chelsea head to the Molineux in 11th place, having taken just five points from their first four, but their opponents are off to an even more disappointing start. Wolves qualified for Europe last season, but here they are in 17th place and winless on the young season. Maybe the rest will recharge them?

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Can Crystal Ocean End the Season on a High Note?

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Crystal Ocean will compete at Ascot in the British Champion Stakes with a point to prove in a duel with Japan to end the flat season. Sir Michael Stoute’s charge suffered a surprising defeat at the hands of his rival in their last outing at York Racecourse. Stoute will be targeting a comeback in the final meet of the campaign, ensuring that his horse ends an impressive term on a high note.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction vs Crystal Palace

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Saturday brings a London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, with the two teams currently separated by five positions in the Premier League table. However, the higher side is not the one that you would normally expect it to be.

Ravaged by injuries, Spurs are off to a very slow start this season and the seat of Mauricio Pochettino could be warming up. Poch said he didn’t have a good time this international break too much, and that it’s time for his side to “refocus” now that league play has resumed.

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