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Aug 18, 2014

Mourinho hopes Cech stays despite losing Chelsea spot

BURNLEY England (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he hoped goalkeeper Petr Cech will stay loyal to the club despite losing the starting spot to Belgian Thibaut Courtois.

Courtois, 22, who has returned to Chelsea from a successful loan spell with Atletico Madrid, was Mourinho’s choice for the club’s Premier League opener on Monday, a 3-1 win at Burnley.

Aug 18, 2014

Soccer-Mourinho hopes Cech stays despite losing Chelsea spot

BURNLEY, England, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he hoped goalkeeper Petr Cech will stay loyal to the club despite losing the starting spot to Belgian Thibaut Courtois.

Courtois, 22, who has returned to Chelsea from a successful loan spell with Atletico Madrid, was Mourinho’s choice for the club’s Premier League opener on Monday, a 3-1 win at Burnley.

Aug 18, 2014

Fabregas impresses and Costa scores in Chelsea win

BURNLEY England (Reuters) – New signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas made an instant impact for Chelsea as they launched their Premier League title bid with a confident 3-1 win at promoted Burnley on Monday.

Former Arsenal midfielder Fabregas, brought in from Barcelona during the close season, was influential throughout the game, having a hand in all three Chelsea goals and striking up an impressive midfield pairing with Eden Hazard.

Aug 18, 2014

Soccer-Fabregas impresses and Costa scores in Chelsea win

BURNLEY, England, Aug 18 (Reuters) – New signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas made an instant impact for Chelsea as they launched their Premier League title bid with a confident 3-1 win at promoted Burnley on Monday.

Former Arsenal midfielder Fabregas, brought in from Barcelona during the close season, was influential throughout the game, having a hand in all three Chelsea goals and striking up an impressive midfield pairing with Eden Hazard.

Aug 17, 2014

Rodgers wants new striker and to move on from Suarez

LIVERPOOL England (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he will search for an additional striker until the close of the transfer window but believes the club must now move on from the departure of Luis Suarez.

Rodgers said Suarez, who scored 31 goals last season for Liverpool but moved to Barcelona last month, had sent him a text message before Sunday’s 2-1 home win against Southampton, wishing the team all the best.

Aug 17, 2014

Soccer-Rodgers wants new striker and to move on from Suarez

LIVERPOOL, England, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he will search for an additional striker until the close of the transfer window but believes the club must now move on from the departure of Luis Suarez.

Rodgers said Suarez, who scored 31 goals last season for Liverpool but moved to Barcelona last month, had sent him a text message before Sunday’s 2-1 home win against Southampton, wishing the team all the best.

Aug 17, 2014

Sterling and Sturridge get Liverpool off to winning start

LIVERPOOL England (Reuters) – Strikers Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge helped Liverpool begin the post-Luis Suarez era with a 2-1 victory over a new-look Southampton at Anfield on Sunday.

It was far from a classic performance from Liverpool against a Southampton team that had clearly been well-drilled by new Dutch manager Ronald Koeman.

Aug 17, 2014

Soccer-Sterling and Sturridge get Liverpool off to winning start

LIVERPOOL, England, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Strikers Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge helped Liverpool begin the post-Luis Suarez era with a 2-1 victory over a new-look Southampton at Anfield on Sunday.

It was far from a classic performance from Liverpool against a Southampton team that had clearly been well-drilled by new Dutch manager Ronald Koeman.

Aug 16, 2014

United need to learn to cope with pressure says Van Gaal

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said his team need to learn to cope with pressure after they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City on the opening day of the Premier League season.

United enjoyed an unbeaten pre-season tour of the United States beating rivals Liverpool and European champions Real Madrid before a friendly win over Valencia at Old Trafford in midweek.

Aug 16, 2014

Soccer-United need to learn to cope with pressure says Van Gaal

MANCHESTER, England, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said his team need to learn to cope with pressure after they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City on the opening day of the Premier League season.

United enjoyed an unbeaten pre-season tour of the United States beating rivals Liverpool and European champions Real Madrid before a friendly win over Valencia at Old Trafford in midweek.

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      "Simon is a Reuters Sports Correspondent based out of Miami and he covers a range of sports including NFL, NBA, US national team and MLS soccer, tennis, West Indies cricket, golf and winter sports. He was the co-author of the best-selling soccer book The Rough Guide to European Football and previously worked in Milan, Italy and Eastern Europe. He was born in Lancashire, England."
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