Archives for October 2020

Christian Pulisic Injured in Warm-Up, Replaced by Timo Werner

Here we go again, unfortunately. Chelsea left wing Christian Pulisic is injured once more, this time in the warm-ups ahead of the Premier League fixture at Burnley FC. This is according to the hosts of “Premier League Morning” on NBC Sports, the pregame show ahead of today’s match.

Christian Pulisic, a 22-year-old American international who wears the No. 10, was slated to start the game, but he has since been replaced by Timo Werner. This change has been reflected in a tweet from the official Chelsea account.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction, Team News vs Manchester United

Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on Sunday but they will be without a key defender. How will this affect the team selection?

The North London club scored a comfortable victory in the Europa League during the week as they emerged 3-0 winners over Dundalk. A heavily rotated side ensured that the three points stayed at the Emirates with goals from Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Nicolas Pepe.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction, Team News vs Brighton

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Tottenham Hotspur will be hosting Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday in the Premier League and they will welcome back two important players to the team.

Spurs had a disappointing night in Belgium in the Europa League as they lost 1-0 to Royal Antwerp. They will be looking to turn things around at the weekend and hope to get back to winning ways. Jose Mourinho is sure to make some changes to his team. So who will he go with?

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Predicted Liverpool FC Starting XI against West Ham United

Liverpool FC search for its fourth win in a row, across all competitions, on Saturday when they host West Ham United. The Reds have been grinding out wins, and while not at their absolutely best, sit second in the table on goal difference. West Ham sit 12th in the table after back-to-back draws.

With the injury limitations they have, Liverpool could end up running out a similar line-up to its last PL win against Sheffield United.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Arsenal FC

Manchester United host Arsenal FC on Sunday in the Premier League weekend’s headliner fixture. There is some team news for the hosts as Alex Telles, the left back acquired from FC Porto at the tail end of the summer transfer window, has tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, he’s showing no symptoms and should be back before too long.

Go here for more on that. Obviously won’t be available this weekend versus Arsenal, and neither will Phil Jones, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that the much maligned central defender still has a future with the club.

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Predicted Manchester City Starting XI at Sheffield United

Manchester City will be traveling to Sheffield United on Saturday to continue their Premier League campaign and they might have an important defender back in the team.

City come into this game on the back of an impressive result in France. They went to Marseille in their Champions League group stage game and came away with a 3-0 win. There were goals from Ferran Torres, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling. So for this weekend, how many changes will Pep Guardiola will be making to the one that looked so good on the pitch on Wednesday.

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Illini Football were League Champs, Dynasty Building During Last Pandemic

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Obviously, COVID-19 overshadows everything we do these days and college football is no exception. You don’t need to remind Illinois Fighting Illini football fans of this, you just need to say the name Graham Mertz. However, since the Wisconsin OL effectively socially distanced him from the Illini defense a week ago tonight, well, no worries about getting coronavirus from the Sconnie freshman QB.

So how did the Illini do the last time we had a once-in-a-century deadly global pandemic? They won the 1918 Big Ten Conference football title, amidst the Spanish Flu epidemic.

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Mikel Arteta Has Advice for Nicolas Pepe after Dundalk Win

Arsenal won their second Europa League group game as they got past Dundalk. One of the goal scorers was Nicolas Pepe and Mikel Arteta had some words of advice for the winger, per Metro.

The North London club initially found it a bit difficult to break down the Irish team’s defence, but gradually got into the game. Once Eddie Nketiah broke the deadlock, it quickly led to Joe Willock doubling the North Londoners’ lead.

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Jose Mourinho Slams his Spurs Side after Europa League Upset

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Tottenham travelled to Belgium to take on Royal Antwerp tonight, but could not get a result as they lost 1-0. Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Jose Mourinho criticised the players for not taking their chance.

Spurs came into the game on the back of a two-match winning streak and looked to establish their lead in the group. But things did not go to plan as they suffered a defeat to the Belgian side.

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Choosing Your First Indoor Golf Simulator

Indoor golf is a collective term used to define all golf activities done indoors.

A golf simulator allows golf to be played on a photographically and graphically-simulated golf course or driving range in an indoor setting. Golf simulator cost comparison varies depending on the amount you want to spend.

An indoor golf simulator can analyze and track your swing or determine the ball trajectory after contact between the ball and clubhead. They are flexible and allow you to play several courses from the comfort of your own home.

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United Left Back Alex Telles Tests Positive for COVID-19

Alex Telles, the left back acquired from FC Porto at the tail end of the summer transfer window, has yet to feature for Manchester United. It’s going to be awhile yet before he does, as he’s tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, he’s showing no symptoms and should be back before too long.

However, he obviously won’t be available this weekend versus Arsenal.

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Iowa Hawkeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Game Preview, Prediction

The Northwestern Wildcats will play at the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, much like they did in the last serious global pandemic year, 1918. This fact is quite significant as Iowa was the only Big Ten opponent that Northwestern, then known as the Purple, had who remains in the league today.

NU beat Amos Alonzo Stagg, who was having a down year at Univ. of Chicago, in their other conference game that season. More on the 1918 Iowa Hawkeyes and the 1918 Northwestern Purple can be found elsewhere on this site, and it’s linked below. After all, we’re here to preview this pandemic year’s match-up, coming up on Halloween.

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