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Chelsea edge into FA Cup fourth round, Bournemouth rocked

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London (AFP) – Chelsea needed a penalty shoot-out before finally killing off Norwich after a 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s FA Cup third round replay, while Bournemouth slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Wigan.

Antonio Conte’s side finished extra-time down to nine men after late red cards for Pedro and Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea edge into FA Cup fourth round, Bournemouth rocked

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London (AFP) – Chelsea needed a penalty shoot-out before finally killing off Norwich after a 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s FA Cup third round replay, while Bournemouth slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Wigan.

Antonio Conte’s side finished extra-time down to nine men after late red cards for Pedro and Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea snap up veteran keeper Caballero

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London (AFP) – Premier League champions Chelsea signed Argentinian goalkeeper Willy Caballero on a free transfer on Saturday to provide back-up to Thibaut Courtois.

The 35-year-old had been a free agent since Manchester City let him go at the end of last season and Chelsea had a spare goalkeeping spot after Asmir Begovic left for Bournemouth.

Manchester City sign goalkeeper Ederson: Benfica

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Lisbon (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s summer recruitment drive continued apace on Thursday as Manchester City signed the up-and-coming Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes from Benfica, the Portuguese champions announced.

The 40-million-euro (£34.85m, $44.87m) deal makes the 23-year-old the most expensive goalkeeper since Juventus paid Parma 52 million euros for Gianluigi Buffon back in 2001.

Manchester City sign goalkeeper Ederson: Benfica

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Lisbon (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s summer recruitment drive continued apace on Thursday as Manchester City signed the up-and-coming Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes from Benfica, the Portuguese champions announced.

The 40-million-euro (£34.85m, $44.87m) deal makes the 23-year-old the most expensive goalkeeper since Juventus paid Parma 52 million euros for Gianluigi Buffon back in 2001.

Navas, Clichy, Caballero and Sagan in Manchester City exodus

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas, and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday headed a quartet of players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

City announced later Thursday reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who famously saved three penalties in the shootout win over Liverpool in the 2016 League Cup final, would also be leaving.

Navas, Clichy, Caballero and Sagan in Manchester City exodus

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas, and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday headed a quartet of players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

City announced later Thursday reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who famously saved three penalties in the shootout win over Liverpool in the 2016 League Cup final, would also be leaving.

Navas, Clichy and Caballero join Manchester City clearout

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas, and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday became the latest players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

City announced later Thursday reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who famously saved three penalties in the shootout win over Liverpool in the 2016 League Cup final, would also be leaving.

Navas, Clichy and Caballero join Manchester City clearout

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas, and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday became the latest players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

City announced later Thursday reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who famously saved three penalties in the shootout win over Liverpool in the 2016 League Cup final, would also be leaving.

Navas and Clichy join Man City clearout

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday became the latest players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

The duo join veteran Argentinian full-back Pablo Zabaleta in leaving after their contracts ended following an underwhelming campaign that resulted in the first ever trophy-less season for manager Pep Guardiola.

Navas and Clichy join Man City clearout

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday became the latest players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

The duo join veteran Argentinian full-back Pablo Zabaleta in leaving after their contracts ended following an underwhelming campaign that resulted in the first ever trophy-less season for manager Pep Guardiola.

Bravo one of world’s best goalkeepers, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes Claudio Bravo is among the best goalkeepers in the world will the ball at his feet, but remains unsure about picking him.

Bravo was recalled for his first Premier League appearance since January 21 as Hull City were beaten 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Hazard fires Chelsea title charge, Spurs still in hunt

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London (AFP) – Eden Hazard fired Premier League leaders Chelsea to a crucial 2-1 win over Manchester City, but Tottenham are hot on their heels after a sensational fightback in their 3-1 victory at Swansea on Wednesday.

Chelsea remain seven points clear of second placed Tottenham with eight games to play, yet with just minutes left on a dramatic evening it seemed the Blues would have a much greater lead.

Guardiola plays for time over Hart future

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has tried to play down talk of Joe Hart’s Manchester City future, despite previous indications that the goalkeeper is set to leave at the end of the season.

Hart told the BBC on Thursday that he is “surplus to requirements” at the Etihad and does not expect to play for City again, having joined Italian Serie A club Torino on a season’s loan last August.

Guardiola plays for time over Hart future

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has tried to play down talk of Joe Hart’s Manchester City future, despite previous indications that the goalkeeper is set to leave at the end of the season.

Hart told the BBC on Thursday that he is “surplus to requirements” at the Etihad and does not expect to play for City again, having joined Italian Serie A club Torino on a season’s loan last August.

Guardiola salutes Bravo despite fans doubts

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted he has no concerns about his goalkeeper Claudio Bravo despite the club’s supporters appearing to show their displeasure at the experienced Chilean international during a 5-1 FA Cup win over Huddersfield Town.

Guardiola salutes Bravo despite fans doubts

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted he has no concerns about his goalkeeper Claudio Bravo despite the club’s supporters appearing to show their displeasure at the experienced Chilean international during a 5-1 FA Cup win over Huddersfield Town.

Manchester City must tighten up, admits Sterling

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling conceded Manchester City must improve defensively after they edged Monaco 5-3 in the madcap first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.

City took a 26th-minute lead through Sterling, found themselves 2-1 and then 3-2 down, but rallied to win thanks to late goals from Sergio Aguero, who scored twice, John Stones and Leroy Sane.

Pep Guardiola keeps Manchester City goalkeepers guessing

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola defended Claudio Bravo on Friday, calling him a “top, top goalkeeper”, but refused to say if he will restore the Chilean to his starting XI.

Willy Caballero, the club’s second-choice goalkeeper, has played in City’s last three matches, with Bravo losing his place after going through a difficult spell.

Pep Guardiola keeps Manchester City goalkeepers guessing

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola defended Claudio Bravo on Friday, calling him a “top, top goalkeeper”, but refused to say if he will restore the Chilean to his starting XI.

Willy Caballero, the club’s second-choice goalkeeper, has played in City’s last three matches, with Bravo losing his place after going through a difficult spell.

Guardiola makes his point as City crush West Ham

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London (AFP) Manchester City gave the perfect response to Pep Guardiola's ruthless team selection as they demolished West Ham with a swaggering 4-0 victory on Wednesday.

Guardiola underlined to his spluttering side that nobody is safe from the axe as he surprisingly left star striker Sergio Aguero and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo on the bench at the London Stadium.

Guardiola axes City keeper Bravo

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London (AFP) Pep Guardiola dropped Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for Wednesday's Premier League clash with West Ham.

Bravo had been Guardiola's preferred keeper in the league since his arrival to replace former number one Joe Hart in August.

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Guardiola axes City keeper Bravo

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London (AFP) Pep Guardiola dropped Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for Wednesday's Premier League clash with West Ham.

Bravo had been Guardiola's preferred keeper in the league since his arrival to replace former number one Joe Hart in August.

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Unsettled Man City target Celtic reaction

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London (AFP) Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will look to turn the page on their turbulent weekend defeat by Chelsea when they entertain Celtic in their final Champions League group game on Tuesday.

City's 3-1 loss on Saturday left them four points below Chelsea, who top the Premier League table, and saw Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho dismissed for losing their heads in stoppage time.

Unsettled Man City target Celtic reaction

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London (AFP) Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will look to turn the page on their turbulent weekend defeat by Chelsea when they entertain Celtic in their final Champions League group game on Tuesday.

City's 3-1 loss on Saturday left them four points below Chelsea, who top the Premier League table, and saw Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho dismissed for losing their heads in stoppage time.

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Major blow for Newcastle, key man could leave the club if this keeps happening

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Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is unhappy with the club’s efforts in the transfer market and according to latest reports, fans fear that he could leave this summer.

Sunday Times are claiming that Newcastle have failed to secure the services of Tammy Abraham, Willy Caballero, Mangala and Delph despite the manager’s efforts to convince them.

4 summer transfer targets for Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United

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The first part of the Rafa Benitez revival project at Newcastle United is complete with the Magpies now back in the top flight. However, Benitez knows that his team needs to improve to be capable of...

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Midday Ticker: Moreno to Roma, Salcedo loaned to Frankfurt and more

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Two Mexican international center backs are on the move.

First off, it's Hector Moreno transferring from PSV Eindhoven to AS Roma. He is Roma's first new signing under recently hired sporting director Monchi. (REPORT)

The other Mexican defender on the move is Carlos Salcedo.

The Weekend's Best: Rashford, Lyon and more

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In a week filled with strong performances and crucial league victories, an 18-year-old English forward grabbed the spotlight. Here are SBI's picks for The Weekend's Best (as voted by SBI's editorial staff):

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MARCUS RASHFORD (MANCHESTER UNITED).After scoring a brace to help the Red Devils defeat Danish club Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League, the 18-year-old forward netted yet another double on Sunday.

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Chelsea linked with second rate Goalkeeper released by Pep Guardiola!

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According to reports, Chelsea have made their move to sign a replacement Goalkeeper after Asmir Begovic signed for Bournemouth and it's someone released by Pep Guardiola!

Let me start by saying it's not Joe Hart! Let's be honest, with Thibaut Courtois expected to sign a new improved contract it was never going to be.

Reports: Man City On Verge Of Making Benfica’s Ederson The Most Expensive Goalkeeper In History

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Man City are on the verge of procuring themselves a rather expensive new goalkeeper in the shape of Benfica's 23-year-old Brazilian stopper Ederson Moraes.

Sky Sports are reporting that the fee involved is £45million, which would make Ederson the most expensive goalkeeper in history.

However, BBC reporter Simon Stone is adamant that City will 'only' be paying £33million, thus making Ederson the second most expensive 'keeper behind Gianluigi Buffon.

The BIG Question: Is Pep Guardiola Right To Oust Joe Hart As Man City’s No.1 Goalkeeper?

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We may not have any resounding winners to crown quite yet, but with the openingweekend of the 2016/17 Premier League season very nearlydone and dusted, one big, blonde loser has already emerged.

While we're only talking about one game in isolation so far, Pep Guardiola has already made his first definingstatement of intent at Manchester City: that Joe Hart, the club's (and country's) ever-present, ubiquitous and unquestioned No.

Manchester City

Joe Hart, Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri have no futures at Manchester City as ruthless Guardiola strikes

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Willy Caballero – When Two Becomes One

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The 2016 Capital One Cup Final probably yielded little that will remain long in the memory of the neutral supporter. However, the match-winning performance of Manchester City's erstwhile second-choice goalkeeper, Willy Caballero, was surely the exception as the unheralded Argentine brushed off widespread pre-match disdain with a hat-trick of remarkable penalty saves.

Liverpool vs. Manchester City predicted lineups and team news

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Liverpool will be looking for revenge when they play Manchester City on Wednesday (3pm ET on NBCSN) at Anfield after losing the Capital One Cup final to the Citizens on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp's men fell behind early in the second half via Fernandinho's goal but Philippe Coutinho equalized seven minutes from time to send the game into extra-time.

Liverpool vs. Manchester City predicted lineups and team news

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Liverpool will be looking for revenge when they play Manchester City on Wednesday (3pm ET on NBCSN) at Anfield after losing the Capital One Cup final to the Citizens on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp's men fell behind early in the second half via Fernandinho's goal but Philippe Coutinho equalized seven minutes from time to send the game into extra-time.

Manchester City – Capital One Cup winners! Game in 10 Tweets as Willy Caballero breaks Liverpool hearts

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European Weekend Rewind: Man City wins Capital One Cup, Atletico downs Real and more

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Manchester City added yet another trophy to its cabinet on Sunday.

The Citizens defeated Liverpool, 4-1, in penalty kicks after playing to a thrilling 1-1 tie to claim the 2015-16 Capital One Cup.

Man City goalkeeper Willy Caballero proved to be the hero in the contest, making three consecutive saves during the shootout to lift the title over the Reds.

Capital One Cup preview: Manchester City and Liverpool headline quarterfinal field

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Manchester City and Liverpool head the list of teams coveting a berth in the League Cup semifinals this week as the competition reaches the quarterfinal stage without several major names. With Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and holders Chelsea having fallen by the wayside, City and Liverpool will already have designs on the Feb.

The Rest

Get rid of the doom and gloom. It's time for Chelsea fans to focus on the players that are here.

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Despite all the doom and gloom from those so-called Chelsea fans around the world, looking at our squad now heading into the first half of the season with the new signings that we HAVE made, I am pleased that we have added quality this summer.



Last season it's fair to say that once Antonio Conte settled on his 3-4-3 formation the team was pretty much a settled side with only a couple of positions being rotated (Pedro/Willian and Matic/Fabregas) so it's important to look at those that first eleven for the majority of last season compared to our possible first team this season:


Now, let's also focus on the players that are not named in that starting eleven put forward by Goal.