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Chelsea

"I believe in my team, my team-mates, so everything is possible.”

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Most of the talk in the past week has been of an unprecedented quadruple at Chelsea this season. With the manager playing down our chances recently, Nemanja Matic has revealed that it IS a possibility!
Matic who had another storming game last night spoke to the media after the game and was asked whether or not Chelsea could create history this season by winning ALL four competitions we are fighting for.

Chelsea ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois angry with team-mates

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Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois launched a furious rant at his Belgian team-mates where he questioned their commitment in the 3-1 win over Iceland....

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Sandro: ‘Spurs are determined to win against Chelsea’

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Spurs midfielder Sandro says the squad is "determined" to beat Chelsea on Saturday to make amends for last season's home defeat to their London rivals. The Brazil international is aware of just how important the fixture is and says he and his team-mates want to secure a "big win" He told the club's official website: [.

Chelsea’s Juan Mata thinks his injury niggles are behind him

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Juan Mata is hopeful that he has overcome the muscle injuries that dogged him during pre-season. The Spain international was playing catch up with his team-mates after an extended break following his participation in the Confederations Cup with Spain. The muscle problems arose just as he was trying to get his fitness levels on par [.

Chelsea’s Fernando Torres battles to catch-up with ‘much fitter’ team-mates

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Chelsea striker Fernando Torres says he is striving to improve his fitness because he is currently lagging behind many of his team-mates. The Spain international says the extra time-off he and five team-mates were given after competing in the Confederations Cup has left them all fighting for first-team spots with players who are currently in [.

Manchester United

Roy Keane tears into another former team mate

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Roy Keane was, without doubt, one of the most influential footballers Manchester United have ever employed not to mention one of the very best central midfielders in the history of football.

Since his acrimonious departure from Old Trafford however, Keane has found it startlingly easy to make comments about the club, Sir Alex Ferguson or his previous team mates.

Man Utd’s Robin van Persie falls out with team-mates over selfish play

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has fallen out with his Netherlands team-mates over perceived greediness. Schalke's Klaas-Jan...

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Photo: How Anderson sees his Man Utd team-mates

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#GGMU pic.twitter.com/0Nusm3KtKb Bandit Nanna (@BanditNanna) September 14, 2013 A nice idea, but we find it hard to believe there are that many greens involved. And here's a reminder of how the United squad see Anderson.

Speech by Man Utd’s Patrice Evra spurred France to victory, say team-mates

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Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has been praised by his France team-mates for a half-time speech that spurred them on to victory against Belarus. Didier Deschamps' side was trailing 1-0 at the interval, but left-back Evra's intervention at the interval is being credited with a dramatic turnaround that resulted in France winning 4-2.

Photo: Wayne Rooney celebrates away from his Man Utd team-mates

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In case anybody was still unsure about Wayne Rooney's current levels of happiness a Manchester United, he provided this rather neat illustration during yesterday's victory over Swansea. Rooney was alone in splendid isolation as the rest of United's team celebrated. To be fair, it was a surprise to even see him on the pitch, let [.

Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez ‘unhappy with Arsenal team-mates, especially Mesut Ozil’

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Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is growing frustrated at the lack of support from his team-mates, according to reports in his native Chile. The former...

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Photo: Olivier Giroud and his Arsenal team-mates stroll around Marseille

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Had a walk this morning in Marseille "vieux port" Now go for a nap and focus on this evening... X pic.twitter.com/ZUpqKVU35P Olivier Giroud (@_OlivierGiroud_) September 18, 2013 Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has posted a photo of himself and his Arsenal colleagues going for a matchday walk around Marseille.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: ‘Mesut Ozil was like a guy who was invited to play for us’

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Mesut Ozil was like someone who had been invited to play for Arsenal for one match, says manager Arsene Wenger. Gunners fans don't need to pinch themselves the Germany international is definitely at the Emirates for keeps. But having missed training on Friday through illness, the £42.4m club record signing walked onto the pitch [.

FIFA 14 Bench Edition: Emmanuel Frimpong winds up former Arsenal team-mates Samir Nasri and Alex Song

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Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has been taking aim at former Gunners Samir Nasri and Alex Song. With the internet abuzz over the launch of the FIFA 14 demo, Frimpong uploaded a photo of a very special 'Bench Edition' of the game, with Nasri and Song as the cover stars. Frimpong clearly feels that the duo [.

Arsenal youngster Yaya Sanogo: ‘Give me time to toughen up’

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Yaya Sanogo says he will 'toughen up' to be a success in England. Watch the interview: http://t.co/4XZoMpZ2B7 pic.twitter.com/8doid6pIMP Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) September 10, 2013 Arsenal's summer signing Yaya Sanogo has said it will take him time to adapt to English football but says he will get stronger to ensure he is a success at [.

Lukas Podolski saddened by Arsenal’s ‘poor presentation’ against Aston Villa

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Yesterday it was a sad afternoon for AFC. Nevertheless, we need to think positive and make on wednesday forget Saturdays poor presentation Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) August 18, 2013 Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski says he felt sad after the club's defeat to Aston Villa in yesterday's Premier League opener.

Videos

Man Utd midfielder Michael Carrick: ‘Paul Scholes and Cristiano Ronaldo are the most gifted players I’ve played with’

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Michael Carrick says he can't choose between former Manchester United team-mates Paul Scholes and Cristiano Ronaldo to pick the most gifted player he's ever played alongside. The England international also includes opponents Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta in the same bracket. He said: "Scholesy's a genius.

Video: Christian Eriksen and Vlad Chiriches sing at their Spurs initiation

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Tottenham new boys Christian Eriksen and Vlad Chiriches officially became Spurs players yesterday by undertaking an initiation ceremony. Ahead of today's game at Cardiff, the duo marked their first away trip with the squad by singing for their new team-mates. Right-back Kyle Walker was on hand with his camera so that we can all share [.

Video: Gareth Bale says he is ‘behind physically’ compared to his Real Madrid team-mates

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Gareth Bale says he is lacking in the fitness department compared to his new Real Madrid team-mates but is hoping to catch-up soon. He hinted that his chances of playing against Villarreal this weekend hang in the balance, although it would be a huge surprise if manager Carlo Ancelotti doesn't hand him a debut [.

Video: Samuel Eto’o takes part in his first Chelsea training session

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New Chelsea signing Samuel Eto'o took part in his first training session with the club yesterday. We brought you a photo of Eto'o taken at the end of the session, but now the club has released footage of the Cameroon international meeting his new team-mates for the first time and taking part in a light [.

Willian vows to respectfully fight his Chelsea team-mates

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Chelsea signing Willian has promised to fight his new team-mates but he's going to do it with respect. The Brazilian is keen to carve out a place in the Blues' starting line-up. And given the array of attacking midfielders at Jose Mourinho's disposal, the 24-year-old knows he will have to scrap it out for [.

Video: Man Utd stars Rio Ferdinand, Anders Lindegaard and Patrice Evra star in Western-themed advert

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Manchester United team-mates Rio Ferdinand and Anders Lindegaard have taken each other on in a duel. The pair ditched the traditional cowboy gear and pistols in favour of... a penalty kick. Ferdinand and Lindegaard battle it out under the watchful eye of Patrice Evra.

Video: Spurs star Sandro plays guitar for his team-mates

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Spurs midfielder Sandro has treated his team-mates to an impromptu dressing room concert. The guitar-wielding Brazilian gave a performance which was captured by young striker Harry Kane and uploaded to Instagram. You can hear somebody on backing vocals in the background, so we're guessing that must be Paulinho or Heurelho Gomes.

Video: Chelsea’s Lukaku and Hazard, Everton’s Fellaini and Mirallas, Spurs’ Chadli and Aston Villa’s Benteke cuddle up in bed

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Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has made this funny video with his Belgium international team-mates. The video starts with Axel Witsel in bed watching a movie by himself. The camera then cuts to the TV screen and each time it cuts back to the bed an extra player has appeared. By the end of the clip, [.

Video: A young Paul Scholes is laughed at by his Man Utd team-mates as he attempts media training

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It's fair to say that life in the limelight never sat too comfortably with Paul Scholes. But here is proof that his manner when dealing with the media did improve over time. A young Scholes is shown undergoing media training early in his Manchester United days. His team-mates presumably including Gary Neville, who was [.

Transfer Talk

Newcastle target Bafetimbi Gomis will stay at Lyon until the end of the season

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Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis has confirmed he will stay with the club until next summer which means his Premier League suitors might not be able to sign him in the winter transfer window. The France striker was widely linked with a move to Newcastle during the transfer window. At one stage he appeared to [.

Juventus and Galatasaray to battle for Liverpool target Lacina Traore in January

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Liverpool will battle Turkish side Galatasaray and Italian giants Juventus for the signing of Anzhi striker Lacina Traore. The Russian side is clearing out all its well-paid foreign players, and Traore could follow former team-mates Samuel Eto'o and Willian to the Premier League. The Daily Express reports that the Ivory Coast international is a long-term [.

Spurs star Gylfi Sigurdsson says squad haven’t been affected by Gareth Bale rumours

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Gylfi Sigurdsson says he and his Tottenham team-mates have so far done a good job of blocking out the Gareth Bale transfer rumours. The Iceland international also praised the club for its handling of the situation. The 23-year-old said the players had not been affected by the constant reports that Bale is joining Real Madrid, [.

Who Are Ya? Pablo Osvaldo (Southampton)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Pablo Osvaldo Age: 27 Position: Striker Signed from: Roma Fee: £15m Did you know? Osvaldo has twice been in trouble for punching team-mates. He floored Nicola Mingazzini in pre-season training during his Bologna days, then thumped Roma's Erik Lamela in the face after a defeat [.

Liverpool favourites to beat Spurs and Man Utd to Willian

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Liverpool are in the box-seat to sign Anzhi midfielder Willian, ahead of Spurs and Manchester United. The Brazil international, voted Most Likely To Be Assumed To Be The Victim Of A Typing Error by his high school classmates, is set for a move to Anfield, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph. Financially stricken Russian [.

Liverpool join Tottenham in the race for £35m Willian

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Liverpool will rival Spurs in the battle for Brazil international Willian. The Reds are interested in the £35m-rated Anzhi midfielder, according to reports in The Sun. The 25-year-old has been transfer-listed along with all his team-mates by the Russian club as they start serious cost-cutting measures.

West Brom agree loan deal for Matej Vydra

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West Brom have agreed a deal to take Udinese's Matej Vydra on a season-long loan. Vydra impressed on-loan at Watford last season, prompting interest from a number of Premier League clubs. But it's the Baggies who have landed the 21-year-old. The Birmingham Mail reports that a deal was struck yesterday and that the clubs are [.

Video: ‘Injured’ Man Utd striker Wayne Rooney trains with England

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Wayne Rooney made a mockery of Manchester United's suggestions that he is injured and out-of-shape with an impressive showing in England's training session ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Scotland. The striker, supposedly injured as recently as Sunday's Community Shield clash with Wigan, took part in a full session with Roy Hodgson's squad and showed little [.

Gervinho completes £8m switch from Arsenal to Roma

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Thks to all @Arsenal fans for their support during my 2 years as a gunner.Thks to all my team mate and Arsenal staff. pic.twitter.com/SPR7dvrp7u Gervinho (@GervinhOfficial) August 8, 2013 Arsenal flop Gervinho has moved to Italian side Roma for £8m. The Ivory Coast forward failed to make an impression at the Emirates after arriving [.

Luis Suarez DID acknowledge Liverpool fans at open training session

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@EurosportCom_EN @Richard_Buxton_ Really?... pic.twitter.com/ibzd11fvxF Paul Gannon (@Paul_Gannon) August 5, 2013 Photos have emerged showing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez did acknowledge Liverpool fans at an open training session at Anfield this morning. Reports suggested that the 26-year-old had received a warm reception from the 5,000 supporters gathered to watch the session, but that the Uruguay [.

Gareth Bale signs shirts for Spurs team-mates as he says goodbye

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Some Tottenham players got Gareth Bale to sign their shirts as they bid him an emotional farewell yesterday. The squad jetted out to Monaco for today's friendly. Bale didn't join them, and the squad are not expecting to find him at the training ground upon their return. By that stage he will either be a [.

training session

Photo: Erik Lamela in Spurs training

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Erik Lamela joined his new team-mates at the Training Centre today #THFC pic.twitter.com/FjfNzl3U9u Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 30, 2013 New Tottenham signing Erik Lamela joined the squad for his first training session today. The £31m man, who has joined from Roma, trained with his new team-mates at Spurs Lodge ahead of Sunday's north London [.

Photo: New Spurs signing Etienne Capoue’s first training session

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New signing Capoue up against @mousadembele in training today. #THFC pic.twitter.com/yMPOvQaHk7 Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 15, 2013 Etienne Capoue took part in his first training session with his Tottenham team-mates yesterday. The tough-tackling midfielder resisted any urge to clatter colleague Mousa Dembele.

The Rest

Rhyming Team-Mates: Leandro Bacuna and Antonio Luna (Aston Villa)

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We celebrate another piece of teamsheet poetry. We have Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert to thank for this particular couplet: Leandro Bacuna Antonio Luna More Rhyming Team-Mates

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho doesn’t feel pressure

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Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho says he isn't feeling the weight of expectation ahead of the new season. The Brazilian star has quickly become an Anfield favourite following some great displays towards the end of last season. Indeed, Coutinho replica shirts are outselling those bearing the names of Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez, Liverpool have claimed.