world soccer 17.2.2018 03:40 am

Conte happy to have selection headache for Barca clash

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte welcomed his selection headache ahead of a vital few weeks for the English champions after a much-changed side thrashed Hull City 4-0 to reach the FA Cup quarter finals on Friday.

Willian was the star of the show with two fabulous strikes from outside the box, while Pedro Rodriguez and Olivier Giroud with his first for the club also struck as all four goals came in the first-half.

Conte happy to have selection headache for Barca clash
Conte happy to have selection headache for Barca clash

Conte happy to have selection headache for Barca clash

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte welcomed his selection headache ahead of a vital few weeks for the English champions after a much-changed side thrashed Hull City 4-0 to reach the FA Cup quarter finals on Friday.

Mourinho says new midfielder will replace Carrick, not Pogba
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Mourinho says new midfielder will replace Carrick, not Pogba

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed his intention to sign another central midfielder in the next transfer window but as a replacement for Michael Carrick not Paul Pogba.
Chelsea readied for Barca test as Willian leads rout of Hull
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Chelsea readied for Barca test as Willian leads rout of Hull

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea are ready for a season-defining few weeks after Willian starred with two goals to blow away Hull City 4-0 to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals on Friday.
West Brom four apologise for Spanish taxi theft
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West Brom four apologise for Spanish taxi theft

Four senior West Brom players apologised on Friday after being questioned by police in Spain over the theft of a taxi, an embarrassment which manager Alan Pardew described as “not ideal”.
Football: Venancio has nothing to prove in FA Cup clash against Carvalhal
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Football: Venancio has nothing to prove in FA Cup clash against Carvalhal

Sheffield Wednesday defender Frederico Venancio has said he will no have extra motivation when he faces former manager Carlos Carvalhal in an FA Cup tie against Swansea on Saturday.
Valverde hopeful Iniesta will stay at Barca amid China speculation
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Valverde hopeful Iniesta will stay at Barca amid China speculation

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is hopeful Andres Iniesta will stay at Barcelona following reports his captain has offers on the table to move to China at the end of the season.
Bakambu acknowledges cash was crucial in China decision
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Bakambu acknowledges cash was crucial in China decision

In the end, the Chinese made Cedric Bakambu an offer that was too good to refuse.
Coutinho and Van Dijk transfers push January window to record
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Coutinho and Van Dijk transfers push January window to record

Liverpool’s record sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and acquisition of Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton pushed January transfer window spending to new heights, a FIFA report published on Friday revealed.
PSG coach refuses ‘future’ talk after Real defeat
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PSG coach refuses ‘future’ talk after Real defeat

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery refused to “waste his energy” worrying about his job after the 3-1 first-leg last-16 defeat to Real Madrid when questioned on Friday.
Real Madrid blow as Kroos suffers knee injury
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Real Madrid blow as Kroos suffers knee injury

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos faces a spell on the sidelines after his club confirmed on Friday that he had picked up a knee injury.
Manchester United boss Mourinho slams Pogba ‘lies’
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Manchester United boss Mourinho slams Pogba ‘lies’

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has angrily insisted that rumours his relationship with Paul Pogba has broken down are “lies”.
Mourinho protege Morais is new Barnsley boss
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Mourinho protege Morais is new Barnsley boss

English second-tier strugglers Barnsley have appointed Jose Morais as their new head coach on an 18-month contract, the club announced Friday.
McLeish confirmed as new Scotland manager
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McLeish confirmed as new Scotland manager

Alex McLeish has been appointed as the new manager of Scotland, the Scottish Football Association said on Friday.
Fans stay away as Napoli slump to Leipzig in Europa League
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Fans stay away as Napoli slump to Leipzig in Europa League

Timo Werner scored a brace as RB Leipzig took a big step towards the Europa League last-16 on Thursday with a 3-1 comeback win at Serie A leaders Napoli.
Arsenal ease to victory, Batshuayi grabs Dortmund comeback win
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Arsenal ease to victory, Batshuayi grabs Dortmund comeback win

Mesut Ozil scored as Arsenal eased to a 3-0 victory at Swedish minnows Ostersunds in the first leg of their Europa League, last-32 tie on Thursday, while Michy Batshuayi snatched Borussia Dortmund a dramatic win over Atalanta.
German football considers making clubs easier to take over
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German football considers making clubs easier to take over

A revolution is brewing in Germany, where the Football League (DFL) fears it is falling behind Spain and England and wants to make investing in clubs more attractive.
Di Biagio to put Italy through paces in first training camp
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Di Biagio to put Italy through paces in first training camp

New interim Italy coach Luigi Di Biagio has organised his first training camp ahead of friendlies against Argentina and England, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said Thursday.
Mane steps out from Salah’s shadow for historic hat-trick
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Mane steps out from Salah’s shadow for historic hat-trick

Often overshadowed by team-mate Mohamed Salah’s debut season, Sadio Mane burst back into the spotlight as the first Senegalese player to hit a Champions League hat-trick in Liverpool’s 5-0 demolition of Porto.
Man City didn’t show Leicester respect over Mahrez, says Puel
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Man City didn’t show Leicester respect over Mahrez, says Puel

Leicester boss Claude Puel says Manchester City should have shown his club more respect in their late bid to sign star forward Riyad Mahrez in January.
‘Nothing is impossible’, says Neymar after PSG lose to Real
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‘Nothing is impossible’, says Neymar after PSG lose to Real

Neymar insisted that Paris Saint-Germain can still qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals despite losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday.
Advantage Ronaldo but Neymar warns it’s not over yet
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Advantage Ronaldo but Neymar warns it’s not over yet

Paris Saint-Germain face a huge task to reach the Champions League quarter-finals after Cristiano Ronaldo defied predictions his powers are waning with two goals as Real Madrid won 3-1 in the first leg of their last-16 tie.
English Football Association signs agreements in Qatar
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English Football Association signs agreements in Qatar

The English Football Association, once a vocal critic of the decision to let Qatar host the 2022 World Cup, on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement with tournament organisers in Doha.
Has Premier League TV bubble burst?
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Has Premier League TV bubble burst?

The Premier League could be set for a pay cut after eye-watering back-to-back domestic TV deals but experts say the boom times are far from over for English football.
Klopp hails ‘perfect’ Liverpool Champions League display
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Klopp hails ‘perfect’ Liverpool Champions League display

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised hat-trick hero Sadio Mane and his side’s “perfect” performance after they all but booked their place in the Champions League last eight on Wednesday by thumping Porto.
Real fully deserved victory against PSG – Zidane
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Real fully deserved victory against PSG – Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane felt his side were worthy winners after the title-holders came from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in their Champions League last 16, first leg on Wednesday.
Mahrez back in better shape at Leicester – Puel
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Mahrez back in better shape at Leicester – Puel

Leicester City boss Claude Puel believes Riyad Mahrez is in “better” shape than before his self-imposed Foxes exile.

fixtures

Chiefs vs CT City
Plat Stars vs SuperSport

results

Chiefs 1-0 CT City
Arrows 1-2 Wits
Baroka 0-0 Chippa

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 20 38
2 Kaizer Chiefs 21 34
3 Orlando Pirates 21 33
4 Free State Stars 20 32
5 Maritzburg United 21 31
6 Cape Town City 21 31
7 Chippa United 21 27
8 Baroka FC 21 27
9 AmaZulu 21 26
10 Bidvest Wits 21 25
11 Bloem Celtic 20 25
12 SuperSport United 20 24
13 Golden Arrows 21 23
14 Polokwane City 20 22
15 Ajax Cape Town 21 21
16 Platinum Stars 20 16

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