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Apr 16, 2015

Cricket-Past must be ignored if Pietersen returns – Hoggard

LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) – Kevin Pietersen is good enough to walk into most cricket teams in the world and the England camp must forget previous indiscretions if the hierarchy decide to recall him, says former team mate Matthew Hoggard.

The South African-born Pietersen, who has frequently been labelled a disruptive dressing-room influence, was sacked in February 2014 following the 5-0 Ashes defeat in Australia.

Apr 13, 2015

Mourinho hails Cech’s exemplary attitude as Chelsea No 2

LONDON (Reuters) – Petr Cech may not have been on the field much – he has started only four Premier League games this season – but manager Jose Mourinho still believes he has made a significant contribution to Chelsea’s cause.

The giant Czech Republic goalkeeper is in his 11th season at Stamford Bridge having played more than 480 times for Chelsea, but for the first time, has had to play second fiddle as an understudy to young Belgium stopper Thibaut Courtois.

Apr 13, 2015

Soccer-Mourinho hails Cech’s exemplary attitude as Chelsea No 2

LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) – Petr Cech may not have been on the field much — he has started only four Premier League games this season — but manager Jose Mourinho still believes he has made a significant contribution to Chelsea’s cause.

The giant Czech Republic goalkeeper is in his 11th season at Stamford Bridge having played more than 480 times for Chelsea, but for the first time, has had to play second fiddle as an understudy to young Belgium stopper Thibaut Courtois.

Apr 13, 2015

United warn Chelsea about ‘fantastic’ Fellaini

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea will have to be wary of the danger posed by the in-form Marouane Fellaini when Manchester United visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday, according to his team mates Ashley Young and Chris Smalling.

Fellaini has played a key role in United’s run of six straight league wins and the towering Belgium midfielder received a standing ovation from the Old Trafford crowd when he was substituted near the end of Sunday’s 4-2 victory over Manchester City.

Apr 13, 2015

Soccer-United warn Chelsea about ‘fantastic’ Fellaini

LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) – Chelsea will have to be wary of the danger posed by the in-form Marouane Fellaini when Manchester United visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday, according to his team mates Ashley Young and Chris Smalling.

Fellaini has played a key role in United’s run of six straight league wins and the towering Belgium midfielder received a standing ovation from the Old Trafford crowd when he was substituted near the end of Sunday’s 4-2 victory over Manchester City.

Apr 7, 2015

INTERVIEW: Dutch too dependent on Robben, says Melchiot

LONDON (Reuters) – Netherlands are over-reliant on winger Arjen Robben and the 2014 World Cup semi-finalists are in danger of failing to make next year’s European Championship, according to former defender Mario Melchiot.

Guus Hiddink took over as coach when Louis van Gaal joined Manchester United after last year’s World Cup in Brazil but his squad are toiling in Euro 2016 qualifying.

Apr 7, 2015

Dutch too dependent on Robben, says Melchiot

LONDON (Reuters) – Netherlands are over-reliant on winger Arjen Robben and the 2014 World Cup semi-finalists are in danger of failing to make next year’s European Championship, according to former defender Mario Melchiot.

Guus Hiddink took over as coach when Louis van Gaal joined Manchester United after last year’s World Cup in Brazil but his squad are toiling in Euro 2016 qualifying.

Apr 7, 2015

Soccer-Dutch too dependent on Robben, says Melchiot

LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – Netherlands are over-reliant on winger Arjen Robben and the 2014 World Cup semi-finalists are in danger of failing to make next year’s European Championship, according to former defender Mario Melchiot.

Guus Hiddink took over as coach when Louis van Gaal joined Manchester United after last year’s World Cup in Brazil but his squad are toiling in Euro 2016 qualifying.

Apr 6, 2015

Hazard and Matic make Chelsea tick – Melchiot

LONDON (Reuters) – Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic are the two players who make things tick for Premier League leaders Chelsea, according to former Stamford Bridge defender Mario Melchiot.

The ex-Dutch international right back returned to his old hunting ground on Saturday to watch the Londoners go seven points clear at the top of the table with a 2-1 victory over Stoke City.

Apr 6, 2015

Soccer-Hazard and Matic make Chelsea tick – Melchiot

LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) – Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic are the two players who make things tick for Premier League leaders Chelsea, according to former Stamford Bridge defender Mario Melchiot.

The ex-Dutch international right back returned to his old hunting ground on Saturday to watch the Londoners go seven points clear at the top of the table with a 2-1 victory over Stoke City.

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