Chelsea Team News, Starting XI Prediction vs Man City (FA Cup Semis)

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A quadruple has never been done before, and it’s going to take a lot of hard work and good fortune for Manchester City to close this unprecedented deal. If there is a competition where it doesn’t happen, it’s likely the FA Cup.

They’re probably too motivated to get eliminated from the Champions League, they have one hand on the trophy in the Premier League and it’s hard to imagine Tottenham Hotspur stopping them. Maybe Chelsea, who fell just short in the final of this competition last year, can stop them?

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Northwestern Wildcats Poised to Place Pair in NFL Draft First Round

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By about this time, exactly two weeks from now, the first round of the NFL Draft will be wrapping up, and by that time not one, but two Northwestern Wildcats will have heard their names called. This should easily be the most exciting NFL Draft ever, from a NU fan perspective.

Rashawn Slater is almost certain to be the first or second OT selected, and he could easily go in the top ten overall. Greg Newsome II, one of the top three or four cornerbacks in this class, could be a top 15-20 selection. NU has never had more than one player drafted in the first round, in the same year, so without further ado, let’s cover profile Slater and Newsome in detail. (For our latest mock draft go here)

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Man United News and Notes: Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Luke Shaw

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We have a few Manchester United news and notes items to cover ahead of the Europa League clash at home versus Granada tonight. The team news and lineup is in, and we have that embedded for you below.

We’ll also cover news items related to individual players such as Paul Pogba, and the two guys listed among ESPN’s FWA and PFA player of the year award candidates: Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw.

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Tottenham Hotspur at Everton FC Starting XI Predictions

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Tottenham Hotspur have dropped 18 points in the league this season from games in which they held a lead. Only Brighton & Hove Albion (20), are worse in this regard. Coffee is for closers, so no java allowed for this Spurs side, which has real issues closing the deal.

Manager Jose Mourinho, in a media availability today, told the media he knows the reasons why his team has problems sealing the deal in matches, but he refused to reveal them.

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Tottenham at Everton Team News: Allan, Calvert-Lewin, Doherty, Davies

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Tottenham Hotspur face a rather uphill task in trying to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, as they sit in seventh place, six points behind West Ham United in fourth. They face a formidable opponent, on the road tomorrow, in Everton FC. The Toffees sit one point and one spot behind them in the standings.

Spurs have just seven games left, while Everton have eight, and with that in mind, Europa League qualification is looking like the best case scenario for both.

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West Ham United Team News, Starting XI Prediction vs Newcastle

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West Ham visits Newcastle this weekend in a match-up of two sides that are currently on the right side of a critical dividing line. The Hammers and Magpies are also two teams that happen to be the last squads above those important threshholds, and thus know they must keep winning in order to stay there.

Newcastle are in the final safety position, six points ahead of Fulham. Meanwhile the Hammers are in the fourth and final Champions League qualification slot, one point ahead of Chelsea, and three ahead of Liverpool. They cannot let up, as the race for UCL qualifying is really fierce down the stretch.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Granada (Europa League)

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In all likelihood, Manchester United will finish off Granada and progress through to the UEFA Europa League semifinals. It’s looking likely that the opponent awaiting them will be AS Roma, as the side from the eternal city is up 2-1 on Ajax in their quarterfinal tie.

United are up 2-0 from last week, and that means we’ll see a lot of changes from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in his starting lineup. Some first team guys will remain, while others will be in the starting lineup, but later subbed off early.

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United Team News vs Granada: Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, James, Rashford

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Manchester United are back in European action tomorrow when they host Granada in the second leg of their Europa League quarterfinal tie. Having accrued two away goals from last week, they’re on rock solid footing to progress through, so we’ll see a lot of regulars take a seat for this one.

With a fair amount of suspension and injury news to cover, let’s dive right in, and preview this thing.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction vs Slavia Prague (Europa League)

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Arsenal will travel to Slavia Prague for the second leg of their Europa League quarterfinal on Thursday. Given the latest team news updates, what kind of team will manager Mikel Arteta be putting out on the pitch?

The North London club had the perfect preparation for this massive encounter as they scored an easy victory over the weekend. They emerged 3-0 winners over Sheffield United, which would give them some confidence as they head into a crucial game, one where the first meeting didn’t go in their favor.

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Arsenal Team News vs Slavia Prague: Saka, Odegaard, Smith-Rowe

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Arsenal will be looking to progress further in the Europa League when they take on Slavia Prague on Thursday. Let’s do an updated check on the latest team news. (For the Arsenal starting XI Prediction go here)

The Gunners failed to make use of the home advantage in the first leg of this tie, and therefore find themselves in a delicate situation now. They cannot afford to make any mistakes here, as that could mean elimination from the tournament.

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Man United News and Notes: Solskjaer, Mourinho, Bailly, Mariners

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Manchester United are next in action on Thursday, when they’ll take on Granada in the second leg of their Europa League quarterfinal tie. We’ll preview that match soon enough, but in the meantime, we’ve got some MUFC news and notes to cover, starting with the son of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hitting back at Jose Mourinho.

Yes, you read that right. And yes, we know, just how did we get here again?

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Stats Show Cubs are Much Worse than their Record Indicates

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The Chicago Cubs are back to being the Cubes. Legendary former NFL Coach Bill Parcells is now synonymous with the phrase “you are your record,” and yes, indeed that is always true. But the record doesn’t tell the whole story sometimes, and in the case of the Cubs, not really at all.

If there is one theme to the season so far, it’s “the wheels have come off now, here in inning XYZ.” They’re 4-6, which sounds mediocre, but mediocrity is actually a level that’s far above where they reside right now.

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