Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Crystal Palace

Now we get to finally put this Manchester United season out of its misery, and that can’t come soon enough. Championship Sunday sees United travel to Crystal Palace, and there is actually something on the line here- sort of. Yes, a West Ham win and a United tie or loss would see the Hammers supplant the Red Devils for the final UEFA Europa League slot.

And while being relegated to UEL football is bad enough, it could still get worse for United, as Europa Conference League is still considered laughable by many. In order to avoid that fate, we’re thinking Rangnick goes with a strong team here.

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United Team News at Crystal Palace: Sancho, Shaw, Rashford, Ten Hag

Newly appointed manager Erik Ten Hag will be in attendance when Manchester United travel to Crystal Palace on Championship Sunday. He’ll be hands off though, and let Ralf Rangnick finish out his disastrous tenure. It’s time to finally put this horror show of a season to bed, and with that in mind, who knows what kind of effort we’re going to get from United here.

Under Rangnick, they often looked like a team with “senioritis,” the condition one has when they’re about to graduate high school, are already accepted into their desired college, and know their grades don’t mean anything anymore. Yes, it’s a very long way of saying someone is extremely disinterested.

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Chelsea FC Sale to L.A. Dodgers Owner Todd Boehly Still Faces Hurdles

The Chelsea FC sale to the consortium led by Los Angeles Dodgers Owner Todd Boehly still faces some obstacles, but at least other hurdles are now being cleared. According to ESPN’s sources, the bid led by Boehly “is expected to pass the league’s Owners and Directors’ Test (OADT) in the coming days.” The talks are ongoing, so it’s not totally green-lighted by the league yet, but it’s getting there.

The ESPN report also goes on to say that “a key stumbling block remains as talks between Roman Abramovich and the U.K. government continue.” The issue remains over that massive 1.5M (also reported to be 1.4 million or 1.6 million, depending on the outlet) GBP debt, but other news outlets claim some progress on this front.

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Thomas Tuchel Explains Andreas Christensen Absence in FA Cup Final

Andreas Christensen, who joined Chelsea from Brondby at age 15 in 2012, is on his way out this summer and headed to FC Barcelona on a free transfer. Christensen pulled out of the FA Cup final, just before kickoff, for reasons unexplained. He has started just one of the club’s previous six, the win at Leeds on May 11, and we still don’t why he the Danish defender is missing so many matches.

There have been numerous reports that he just doesn’t want to play right now, but Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has disputed those claims. Ahead of tomorrow’s match at Leicester City, Tuchel opened up more on the situation.

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Chelsea Team News vs Leicester: Christensen, Havertz, Werner

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With Arsenal’s loss to Newcastle United yesterday, Chelsea FC have now officially qualified for Champions League next season with two games to play in this term. So when they welcome Leicester City into Stamford Bridge on Thursday night, they’ll be playing, mostly, for pride. 

Doesn’t sound like the kind of game that suits Andreas Christensen at all, given the allegations surrounding the Barcelona bound central defender.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Leicester City

You can expect to see some squad rotation from Blues boss Thomas Tuchel on Thursday night when his Chelsea side take on Leicester City at home. First off, his team is coming off 120+ minutes of action on Saturday, when they lost to Liverpool FC in the FA Cup Final.

Secondly, having clinched Champions League qualification with Arsenal’s surprise loss to Newcastle United yesterday, these final two league fixtures are sort of dead rubber kind of, sort of. Kickoff is 8pm GMT, on Thursday May 19 at the King Power Stadium.

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Drew Brees Isn’t Serious About Coming Out of Retirement

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We can’t say for certain what Drew Brees will do next with his life, but we do know this- he won’t be returning to the NFL. Amid reports that he’s out, after just one season, as an announcer with NBC Sports, Brees Tweeted an intentional misdirection about his next career move. The man who is second in NFL career passing completion percentage, touchdown passes, passing yards,  completions and attempts said he might actually return to the league.

Those who know him best though say Brees was only tweeting that in jest. The idea of Brees suiting up again is not one to be taken seriously, they claim.

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Artemi Panarin is Captain Clutch, Propels NY Rangers to Next Round

Its been an extremely fun and exciting Stanley Cup Playoffs for Artemi Panarin, the New York Rangers and their fans in 2022. The atmosphere around Madison Square Garden was absolutely electric on Cinco de Mayo, when the blue shirts beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 to even their first round playoff series at 1. The party vibe on May 5, which spread all around Midtown Manhattan that night, was just a warm-up compared to last night’s fiesta.

When Panarin scored the game-seven (and thus series) winning goal in overtime last night, the zeitgeist was lit/crunk/turnt/bumping etc. as the Bread Man propelled the Rangers through to the second round, where they’ll face the top-seeded Carolina Hurricanes.

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Southampton FC Team News, Starting XI Prediction vs Liverpool

Asked if he had a message for Southampton FC, in his post-match press conference today following his side’s 2-2 draw with West Ham United, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola responded: “Yes, I would say, beat Liverpool four-zero!”

Yes, the Premier League title race is still not totally settled as City dropped two points today, meaning Liverpool can creep back to within 1 point with a win Tuesday night. Of course, City would still clinch the league with a home win on Championship Sunday, regardless of what Liverpool do. [Read more…]

Mo Salah Provides Injury Update After Liverpool Win FA Cup

Egyptian magician Mo Salah limped off the pitch today in Liverpool’s FA Cup Final win over Chelsea, apparently injuring his leg. Salah, who was replaced by Diogo Jota in the 33rd minute, aroused a lot of anxiety among Reds supporters as the UEFA Champions League final looms in just two weeks.

The Reds needed penalties today to defeat the Blues and earn their second trophy of the season (EFL Cup was the first). Their odds of obtaining  third will no doubt be much more favorable if they have their star man available against Real Madrid in Paris.

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Analyzing the NFL Offseason, Previewing 2022 Regular Season

The Rams won the Superbowl to end last season and eliminated the upstart Bengals, who defied the odds while knocking off the Titans and Chiefs on the road. The Rams won it all the very same year they brought Matthew Stafford over from the lowly Detroit Lions. 

Head coach Sean McVay looked like a genius. Los Angeles celebrated their first Superbowl victory since the Rams returned there from Saint Louis a few years before. It has been a busy offseason, with Deshaun Watson going to the Browns, Carson Wentz going to the Commanders, Tyreek Hill leaving Kansas City for Miami, and Russell Wilson heading to the Broncos and the AFC West. We will talk about what to expect going into this new year as we gear up for 2022.

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Gerrit Cole Could End Up Defining the Yankees 2022 Season

The New York Yankees are steamrolling the American League right now, as they currently boast the best record in the junior circuit. In the first of a four-game set at the Chicago White Sox last night, they out-bludgeoned the Pale Hose 15-7.

We know the Yankees can hit, especially with runners in scoring position, but they won’t end the World Series title “drought” unless their starting pitching rises up to become equally dominant. That’s where Gerrit Cole comes in, as he must be the ace of the staff and set the tone.

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