Fikayo Tomori IN England squad, Chelsea lose to Juventus REACTION, Blues and Liverpool target Saint-Maximin transfer

FIYAKO TOMORI has been called up by Gareth Southgate for the upcoming Andorra and Hungary games.

The AC Milan defender has been recalled while Jude Bellingham has been rested for the matches.

Meanwhile his former side Chelsea lost a crucial Champions League group game at Juventus after Federico Chiesa scored the winner in Turin.

The Blues have now lost two straight games without scoring a goal and will look to bounce back against Southampton on Saturday.

Meanwhile on the transfer front, Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin, who has continued to impress this season.


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    Crystal Palace are "reviewing a handful of incidents" after their fans allegedly spat at Brighton players leaving the pitch at Selhurst Park.

    Coins and drinks were also said to have been thrown at Albion stars after Monday evening's thrilling Prem encounter, Mail Online are reporting.

    The clash reached boiling point after Neal Maupay's injury-time equaliser for the Seagulls denied the hosts a win they thought they deserved.

    Online footage taken from TV coverage shows Brighton players in heated exchanges with home fans before being ushered to their changing room.

    Palace have now addressed the accusations and said action will be taken against individuals if necessary.

    An Eagles spokesperson told "Monday night's match was a fantastic, lively derby with an incredible atmosphere.

    "It had a dramatic ending and emotions were running high among both sets of supporters.

    "We are reviewing a handful of incidents and, if we find evidence of unacceptable behaviour, we will take necessary action."

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    Chelsea's Billy Gilmour could earn £500,000 a YEAR plugging brands on Instagram, claim experts.

    The 20-year-old midfielder, on loan at Norwich, has amassed one million followers and is being tipped to cash in.

    Blues prodigy Gilmour is now set to be signed up by top firms as an influencer on social media.

    Tom Stride, a sports image rights expert, said: “His income will depend on how often he posts and the brands that want to work with him.

    “But say once per week and we’re looking at half a million pounds per year and his profile will likely grow over time.

    “Recent research states that for every 40-50,000 followers, influencers are expecting around £500 per post.

    “Multiply this out for athletes with rapidly growing fanbases like Billy Gilmour, and you can see why social media is extremely attractive.”

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    Albert Lokonga “felt humiliated” as he sat on the bench while Man City thrashed his new Arsenal team-mates at the start of the season.

    The midfielder watched on in embarrassment as the Gunners were smashed 5-0 by the reigning champions back in August.

    And Lokonga, 21, admits he felt humiliated after being left out following his move to the Emirates from Anderlecht in the summer.

    He told Sport Foot magazine: “I don’t know, I didn’t talk to the coach about it. You would have to ask him

    “In any case, on the bench, I felt humiliated. Exactly as if I was in the field. Many have talked about the statistic of 81 per cent second-half possession for City.

    “We often forget to say that we were also reduced to ten men since the 35th minute and the red card of Granit Xhaka at that time.”

    Boss Mikel Arteta set about rebuilding his squad over the summer with Lokonga joined by other new arrivals such as Martin Odegaard, Ben White and Aaron Ramsdale.

    A shocking start to the season has made way to positive results – notably the 3-1 derby victory over bitter rivals Tottenham.

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    Manchester United have nominated David De Gea, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mason Greenwood and regular sub Jesse Lingard for their September player-of-the-year award.

    Ronaldo went to five goals since his shock return from Juventus with last night’s stoppage-time winner against Villarreal.

    And De Gea is on the list especially for his last-gasp penalty save to preserve victory at West Ham.

    United’s media team said: “De Gea and Ronaldo are outstanding candidates for the trophy and our panel could not split Academy graduates Mason Greenwood and Jesse Lingard for the third slot so both are included in our poll.”

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    Willian has admitted he was ‘unhappy’ at Arsenal and left because ‘there are some things money can’t buy’.

    The 33-year-old Brazilian’s ill-fated spell at the Emirates began in August 2020, when he signed from rivals Chelsea on a three-year deal, after making 339 appearances for the Blues over seven years at the club.

    But after just one season and 37 appearances for the Gunners, Willian cut his stay in north London short and parted ways with Arsenal by mutual consent in August 2021.

    He then rejoined boyhood club Corinthians, after leaving aged 19 in 2007 to join Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donestk, having come through the Brazilian club’s academy.

    The 70-cap Brazil international told Brazilian sports TV programme Arena SBT: “My year at Arsenal was a bit complicated. I really couldn’t adapt to the club. I wasn’t happy there.

    “To make it very clear too, it wasn’t the club that wanted me to leave. I wanted to leave the club. I expressed my feeling, said I wasn’t happy.

    “I said I wanted to look elsewhere, another place to play. And so there was this decision to leave.

    “There are things in life that money can’t buy, money doesn’t pay for.

    “You have joy, happiness, peace, a solid family. I think this is the most important thing for me.”


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    Gareth Southgate has announced his England squad for the upcoming fixtures against Andorra and Hungary.

    Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale.

    Defenders: Conor Coady, Reece James, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker.

    Midfielders: Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice.

    Forwards: Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins.

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    Jadon Sancho has gone from assist king and useful goal-grabber for Borussia Dortmund to blank stats since his £73million summer arrival at Manchester United.

    The England winger, 21, has yet to score or register an assist in his eight United games this season.

    OptaJoe point out he notched five goals and five assists in his final eight matches for Dortmund.

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    Marcos Alonso is back in the Spain squad after THREE YEARS out.

    In-form Alonso has kept the Chelsea left-back spot ahead of England’s Ben Chilwell this season.

    But the 30-year-old won the last of his three caps in a 3-2 Nations League defeat by England in October 2018.

    Now a mini injury crisis has opened the door for a return to the national side.

    Regulars Alvaro Morata, Gerard Moreno and Thiago Alcantara are out while PSG new boy Sergio Ramos is yet to recover from a thigh strain.

    Spain face Italy in the Nations League semi-finals next Wednesday.

    And there was also a surprise place in the 23-man squad for Barcelona’s Gavi.

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    Burnley shirts are the cheapest in the Premier League while Tottenham fans are forced to cough up £25 more for a replica shirt.

    Clarets supporters appear to get the best value, while Spurs, Chelsea and Liverpool followers pay more than 50 PER CENT extra.

    Burnley’s £45 shirt is the best value in England’s top flight with Brentford (£48), Crystal Palace (£50), Norwich (£50) and Brighton £52 completing the cheapest five list.

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    Gareth Southgate admits axing England's teen whizkids Jude Bellingham will surprise many – but is worried about "overloading" them.

    Borussia Dortmund midfielder Bellingham, 18, and 19-year-old Manchester United striker Greenwood have begun the season brightly.

    Southgate, though, said: "They don’t come as a pair but they are in similar situations. They are young players with a heavy load.

    "I have spoken to both players. Jude has had a high level of matches. He is playing Champions League, Bundesliga.

    "We have to remember these lads are still physically growing.

    "We think they can be exciting players for the future but we don’t want to overload them. 

    "I can understand why people may raise their eyes."

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    Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate praised recalled striker Ollie Watkins' attitude.

    Aston Villa's three-cap striker, 25,only missed out on the England squad early this month through injury.

    And Southgate said: "He was close to making the squad for the Euros. He is still close to getting back to full fitness. I love his mentality."

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    Gareth Southgate has explained why AC Milan centre-back Fikayo Tomori is back in his England squad.

    He said of the former Chelsea starlet, 23:"I thought Tomori finished last season well and started well.

    "He plays for a club where this is an expectation to win every week so there is pressure.

    "He played well against Liverpool and the game was Juventus so has had big matches.

    "I like Fikayo in terms of his aggressive defending. Because of his speed he can defend on the front foot.

    "Milan have been delighted with him and ended up buying him."

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    Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong believes changing the manager – Ronald Koeman – won’t do anything.

    Speaking after yesterday’s bitterly disappointing 3-0 loss to Benfica, he said: ” “I can’t talk about Koeman, it’s not for me to say.

    “I don’t think changing the coach can solve anything. 

    “We are trying everything, working hard in training, we are trying our best on the field but today was not our day, that is clear.”

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    The Foxes are in action against Legia Warsaw tonight.

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    Gareth Southgate has announced his England squad for the upcoming fixtures against Andorra and Hungary.

    Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale.

    Defenders: Conor Coady, Reece James, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker.

    Midfielders: Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice.

    Forwards: Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins.

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    Tottenham fans are forced to fork out more than any of their Premier League counterparts for their team's replica shirt, writes WILL PUGH.

    And Burnley supporters get best value for money as research shows English kits are the cheapest on the whole across Europe's big five leagues.

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    The nominations for both the Manager of the Month and Player of the Month for September have been confirmed.

    Manager of the Month nominees:

    • Mikel Arteta, Arsenal – P3, W3, L0, GD+4
    • Pep Guardiola, Man City – P3, W2, D1, L0, GD+2
    • Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool – P3, W2, D1, L0, GD+6
    • Graham Potter, Brighton – P3, W2, D1, L0, GD+2
    • Dean Smith, Aston Villa – P3, W2, D0, L1, GD+1

    Arsenal boss Arteta looks to be the frontrunner with his team winning all three league games in September.

    Player of the Month nominees:

    • Joao Cancelo, Man City – P3, W2, D1, L0, A1, CS3
    • Cristiano Ronaldo, Man Utd – P3, W2, D0, L1, G3
    • Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea – P3, W2, D1, L1, G1, CS2
    • Allan Saint-Maximin, Newcastle – P3, W0, D2, L1, G1, A2
    • Mohamed Salah, Liverpool – P3, W2, D1, L0, G3
    • Ismaila Sarr, Watford – P3, W1, D1, L1, G3

    You'd expect the race to between Ronaldo and Salah.



    Barcelona are interested in signing Dutch midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, according to reports.

    Gravenberch has made a name for himself at Ajax, becoming a first team regular.

    And as a result of his performances, Fichajes are reporting that Barca are interested in signing him within the next year.

    The reported fee to sign the midfielder – who has three years left on his current deal – is 75 million Euros.


    Peter Crouch singled out Chelsea's Kai Havertz for criticism after his 'disappointing' performance in their Champions League loss to Juventus last night, GEORGE MOORE.

    The 22-year-old played all 90 minutes but struggled to make an impact as Chelsea failed to break down a well organised Juve team, who took the lead just eleven seconds after the restart.

    Despite dominating possession, Chelsea were unable to find an equaliser and were beaten 1-0, with both Romelu Lukaku and Havertz missing golden opportunities to level it up in the second half.

    In his post-match analysis for BT Sport, Crouch, 40, said: "I thought Ziyech and Havertz were very disappointing. I think Havertz reminds me of Ozil.

    "He does things where it comes easy to him and he looks technically brilliant.

    "But he can also look lazy and laboured at times and he can frustrate you and I thought tonight they were frustrating."



    Man Utd's Paul Pogba has incredibly registered seven assists in the Premier League so far this season.

    His nearest competitors are on three.



    There's action in both the Europa League and Europa Conference League containing British teams.

    Here's who is playing and WHEN:

    • Legia Warsaw vs Leicester City, 5.45pm KO
    • Sparta Prague vs Rangers, 5.45pm KO
    • West Ham vs Rapid Wien, 8pm KO
    • Celtic vs Bayer Leverkusen, 8pm KO
    • Tottenham vs Mura, 8pm KO
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      Here's how West Ham could possibly line-up against Rapid Wien in the Europa League.

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      Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong believes changing the manager – Ronald Koeman – won't do anything.

      Speaking after yesterday's bitterly disappointing 3-0 loss to Benfica, he said: " "I can't talk about Koeman, it's not for me to say.

      "I don't think changing the coach can solve anything. 

      "We are trying everything, working hard in training, we are trying our best on the field but today was not our day, that is clear."

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      Champions League freshman Sheriff Tiraspol have more points than Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

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      Ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has said Cristiano Ronaldo’s stoppage time winner shouldn’t have counted.

      Jesse Lingard – who assisted Ronaldo – was in the goalkeeper’s view, says Reina.

      He said on Twitter: “Offside all day long…”

       Responding to a fan that claimed it wasn’t offside, he added: “Enabled by who? It is in the line of the goalkeeper clearer impossible.”

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