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CHELSEA: LUKAKU BACK ON FORM

Chelsea have been boosted with the return to form of star striker RomeluLukakuwho has struggled with Covid-19 and injuries. He scored the opening goal of the Brighton and Hove Albion game on Wednesday night to make it two goals in as many league matches.

Lukaku scored for the first time in the league since his return from injury against Aston Villa in the penultimate fixture for Chelsea. He came off the bench during the half-time break in the place of young defender Trevor Chalobah with the scoreline at 1-1 after a Jorginho spot kick wiped out the opening goal of the game from Reece James (own goal) off the cross from Villa left-back Matt Targett.

BRIGHTON PRESERVE UNBEATEN RUN AGAINST HAMMERS

Brighton and Hove Albion have maintained their extraordinary record of avoiding defeat against West Ham United in the Premier League era after they secured a late draw in the latest meeting between the two clubs in the competition. Frenchman Neal Maupay scored a spectacular goal with a minute left on the clock in the colours of Brighton to record a 1-1 draw at the home of the Hammers.

West Ham United had taken the lead in the fifth minute through Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek via a corner kick taken by Spanish international Pablo Fornals. Both West Ham and Brighton had chances to find the back of the net but they could not take it before the superb strike from Maupay.

BAYERN SHOW CLASS AGAINST BARCELONA

Immediate past Champions League holders Bayern Munich showed why they are one of the favourites to win the competition with a dominant display away to Barcelona in a Group E clashas the group stage campaign began on Tuesday. The two teams met for the first time since Barcelona suffered a monumental collapse in their Champions League quarterfinal clash during the 2019/20 season. Bayern Munich would go on to win the Champions League title by beating French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) 1-0 in the final courtesy the second half header from France national team winger Kingsley Coman.

EVERTON: DCLOUT FOR 4/5 WEEKS

Everton have been dealt a major blow on the injury front following the news that star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin (DCL) will miss around four to five weeks after he suffered a setback. Toffees manager Rafael Benitez gave an update on Calvert-Lewin during his latest press conference this week ahead of the home game with newly promoted outfit Watford in the Premier League.

EVERTON: PICKFORD TO MISS TWO WEEKS

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Everton fans might not see first choice goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in action until next month after he picked up an injury. According to manager Rafael Benitez, Pickford will miss at least two to three weeks due to the injury that forced him to miss the Premier League game at Aston Villa on Saturday evening.
Pickford is the first choice for both Everton and the England national team.

UNITED PLAYERS WELCOME RONALDO BACK TO THE CLUB

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Following the confirmation that English Premier League giants Manchester United are bringing their legend, Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club, a lot of people have continued to welcome the Portugal international star back to Old Trafford. The Red Devils shocked the world in the early hours of Friday afternoon to confirm that they had reached an agreement in principle with Italian Serie A giants Juventus for the transfer of Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, where he made his name and won his very first Ballon d'Or award, as well as his maiden UEFA Champions League title. Ronaldo's pending return to Manchester United has attracted a lot of online and offline attention and his new teammates are already buzzing for his return.


The former Real Madrid man who left United as a fresh Ballon d'Or winner ready to take on the world to sign for the Los Blancos back in 2009 has continued to show fierce consistency since first leaving United and his return is one that has gladdened the heart of the one billion fans that support the Old Trafford outfit all over the world. After telling Juventus that he was ready to leave Turin, it was initially shocking that United's bitter rivals and noisy neighbors, Manchester City were proclaimed as his next destination.

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