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Oct 16, 2014

Soccer-Pochettino gives positive spin as Spurs head for Man City

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino likes to erase bad memories and cherish good ones and it is a trait he hopes his players have acquired ahead of Saturday’s clash at Premier League champions Manchester City.

The north London club, then managed by Andre Villas-Boas, were crushed 6-0 in the corresponding fixture last season and a few weeks later, with interim manager Tim Sherwood in charge, they collapsed to a 5-1 home defeat.

Oct 16, 2014

Chelsea jet-setters return to local business

LONDON (Reuters) – In case they needed it, the short trip to Crystal Palace will re-focus Chelsea’s globe-trotting players on matters at home as the Premier League slips back into gear this weekend after the second international break of the season.

Like most of their Premier League rivals, Chelsea’s squad was scattered far and wide after their 2-0 home win over Arsenal on Oct. 5, a result that left them five points clear after six wins and a draw from their opening seven matches.

Oct 16, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea jet-setters return to local business

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – In case they needed it, the short trip to Crystal Palace will re-focus Chelsea’s globe-trotting players on matters at home as the Premier League slips back into gear this weekend after the second international break of the season.

Like most of their Premier League rivals, Chelsea’s squad was scattered far and wide after their 2-0 home win over Arsenal on Oct. 5, a result that left them five points clear after six wins and a draw from their opening seven matches.

Oct 5, 2014

Courtois head injury rings alarm bells

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said losing goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois against Arsenal on Sunday was “nothing to be too worried about” but the sight of him playing on after a nasty head injury should cause alarm.

The Belgian appeared to be out cold when he collided with the knee of Alexis Sanchez midway through the first half at Stamford Bridge but, after treatment, was allowed to carry on.

Oct 5, 2014

Soccer-Courtois head injury rings alarm bells

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said losing goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois against Arsenal on Sunday was “nothing to be too worried about” but the sight of him playing on after a nasty head injury should cause alarm.

The Belgian appeared to be out cold when he collided with the knee of Alexis Sanchez midway through the first half at Stamford Bridge but, after treatment, was allowed to carry on.

Oct 5, 2014

Mourinho and Wenger clash as Chelsea beat Arsenal

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsene Wenger’s torment at the hands of Jose Mourinho continued on Sunday as his side lost 2-0 to Premier League leaders Chelsea in a niggly derby in which the two old adversaries were involved in an ugly touchline spat.

The wily Wenger could face disciplinary action after blatantly shoving Chelsea’s manager in the chest midway through the first half after a heated exchange of views.

Oct 5, 2014

Mourinho torments Wenger again, on and off the pitch

LONDON (Reuters) – The long-running feud between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho shows no sign of healing after another high-profile falling out on Sunday, this time the result of a dispute over territory.

Midway through the first half of Chelsea’s ultimately comfortable 2-0 victory over Arsenal which stretched their Premier league lead to five points, it became clear that Stamford Bridge was not big enough for two of the game’s strongest personalities.

Oct 5, 2014

Soccer-Mourinho torments Wenger again, on and off the pitch

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – The long-running feud between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho shows no sign of healing after another high-profile falling out on Sunday, this time the result of a dispute over territory.

Midway through the first half of Chelsea’s ultimately comfortable 2-0 victory over Arsenal which stretched their Premier league lead to five points, it became clear that Stamford Bridge was not big enough for two of the game’s strongest personalities.

Oct 5, 2014

Soccer-Mourinho and Wenger clash as Chelsea beat Arsenal

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho maintained his hold over Arsene Wenger with leaders Chelsea enjoying a routine 2-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday after the two old adversaries became involved in an ugly touchline spat.

Wenger could face disciplinary action after shoving Mourinho in the chest midway through the first half after a heated exchange of views.

Oct 4, 2014

Lallana delivers as Liverpool gain overdue victory

By Martyn Herman

(Reuters) – It has been a while coming but Adam Lallana finally produced a performance to savour for Liverpool on Saturday as the former Southampton forward helped his new side emerge from a rut.

Lallana, signed for 25 million pounds from the Saints as Liverpool attempted to fill the void left by Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona, scored the opening goal in a patchy 2-1 home win over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.