Christian Pulisic Has Special Training Program, Reveals Frank Lampard

Christian Pulisic is starting to draw more comparisons to another American superstar athlete, one that was heralded as The Next Big Thing at a very young age. Like Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose, Pulisic is extremely talented, but also very injury prone.

And a big reason that both of these stars are so injury prone is the aggressive, attacking style in which they approach their game. The desire and ambition is always there, and they can’t turn it off. Both love to go all out, play in an explosive manner and head right into the thick of the action whenever possible.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI at West Bromwich Albion

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Chelsea FC head to West Bromwich Albion tomorrow, where they’ll have a somewhat stronger side ready to take on a Baggies squad that’s reeling right now. Newly promoted West Brom sit dead last in the table after looking dismal in their first two matches of the 20/21 campaign.

While the Blues will still be missing a couple star players, they’ll have plenty enough to get past WBA. Now that we have updates from Frank Lampard, via his news conference, let’s take a look at who could feature in his first team selection.

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Chelsea Team News at West Brom: Pulisic, Ziyech, Mendy

Chelsea FC are getting more of their new summer signings fully match fit and integrated into the team. There are still a couple, however, who are not quite ready yet. Now that manager Frank Lampard has met the media, let’s take a look at the team news, for both sides, as Chelsea visit West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

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Arsenal vs Liverpool Headlines League Cup Fourth Round Draws

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Arsenal and Liverpool FC will meet at Anfield in the headliner fixture of the next Premier League weekend. Technically, it’s on Monday evening, but you get the idea. Then comes the second part of a double header, again on Merseyside, in the League Cup 4th round.

It will almost certainly take place on Thursday, as the next round of fixtures are slated to take place Tuesday-Thursday, and with the league fixture taking place on Monday, no doubt the schedule makers will try to accommodate.

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Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons Game Keys, Betting Preview, Prediction

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While it’s still a very unimpressive 2-0 for the Chicago Bears, it is still 2-0 and that’s much better than 1-1 or 0-2. Chicago had been anything but awe-inspiring, on both sides of the ball, in 2020 but at least they’re not a punchline like their opponent this Sunday.

The Atlanta Falcons, forever synonymous with blowing a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51, let a 20-0 advantage go to waste as they lost 40-39 to the Dallas Cowboys last weekend. NFL neutrals and fans of the Falcons’ rivals couldn’t stop trolling them over that.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Brighton

Manchester United looked better in midweek, with a grind-it-out win at Luton Town, in the EFL Cup competition, but the 3-0 final scoreline gives them more credit than they really deserved. They were expected to perform much better in that clash than they did in the opener, a total disaster at home against Crystal Palace, given that the level of competition was much lower.

We’ll see how they look at the Amex Stadium, Saturday midday, as they visit Brighton & Hove Albion for their first Premier League road fixture of the season.

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Man United at Brighton Team News: Jones, Smalling, Stephens

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Manchester United travels to Brighton & Hove Albion for the very first game of Premier League matchday three weekend. Both clubs beat Championship level sides in midweek League Cup action, but this match will obviously be much greater in significance.

United were an embarassment in their season opening loss to Crystal Palace, and the idea of losing the first two right off the top, given the opponents, seems ludicrously unacceptable.

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Florida State at #12 Miami Game Preview, Betting Info, Prediction

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Florida State vs Miami; if you’re a xennial, Generation Xer, and perhaps an older millenial (as well as a member of a previous generation) college football fan, you remember when this rivalry clash was the game extraordinaire. It was often the prelude to a championship. Y’all remember Wide Right and Wide Right II? Eventually, FSU exorcised the placekicking demons, won their first national title in 1993 and their quasi-dynasty began.

These days the sunshine state showdown is distinctively…not that special, as the ACC overall is pretty much Clemson, and a bunch of guys. Still this should still be a very spirited and entertaining clash when the Seminoles (0-1, 0-1 ACC) visit the #12 Hurricanes (2-0, 1-0) on Saturday night.

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Chelsea FC Transfer Talk: Edouard Mendy, Tiemoue Bakayoko

Chelsea FC will host lower division minnows Barnsley FC later tonight in the EFL Cup third round, but until we have the next match to discuss and analyze, we have some transfer talk to do. The new goalkeeper addition, Edouard Mendy of Rennes, has been confirmed by manager Frank Lampard.

“Competition is a regular thing. We have brought Mendy in for that competition. It’s in everyone’s hands to get into the squad,” Lampard told the media ahead of the League Cup clash.

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Manchester United Transfer Talk: Alex Telles, Chris Smalling

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Just a fortnight until the summer transfer window closes and Manchester United still have only one deal over the line. They’re a team that is depleted and in need of much more in the back line; no doubt. Both manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer and left back Luke Shaw have called to strengthen the squad.

Both of these men have said the lack of a preseason and time off has hurt the squad too. Although it’s worth noting that the other club in Manchester had a very similar situation, with their end to the 2019-20 season and off-season, and their opening day result was polar opposite of United’s.

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Chelsea Starting XI Prediction vs Barnsley FC (League Cup Third Round)

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What a bummer for Kepa Arrizabalaga, it appears his time at Chelsea is about to run out. The world’s most expensive goalkeeper (okay, don’t feel too bad for him) will get the drop on Wednesday night, in favor of Willy Caballero, and reports indicate that Stamford Bridge are close to finalizing their deal that will bring in Rennes shotstopper Edouard Mendy to help out their difficult situation in goal.

Caballero will get the call for the third round League Cup clash on Wednesday night, at home against Barnsley FC. Coming off the heels of a dismal showing at home against Liverpool, the Blues will look to reset and regroup.

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Chelsea Team News vs Barnsley: Pulisic, Ziyech, Chilwell, Silva, Kepa

It was an extremely disappointing showing for Chelsea FC yesterday at home against reigning champions Liverpool, but there is almost no time to dwell on it. That’s a good thing, because after a 2-0 loss like that, spotlighting the differences between where your team currently is, and where you think they should/could soon be, the best thing you can do is move on and move on quickly.

That’s exactly what the Blues will have to do, as the next match, an EFL Cup third round clash against Barnsley FC, will be here Wednesday night.

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