Why Alvaro Morata is not the answer to Chelsea’s lack of goals

Back when at Real Madrid, he was the future of the Santiago Bernabeu, and indeed of Spanish football.  In 2012/13 he had made his breakthrough under Jose Mourinho, making regular appearances and even starting in el clasico, playing a key role in a 2-1 victory, and made 12 league appearances that year, netting twice. 2013/14 saw further progress, 23 league matches, scoring 8 goals as Carlo Ancelotti joined the club and Morata found his place in rotation with Karem Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Angel Di Maria and an emerging…

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Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech annnounces end of season retirement

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced that he will retire at the end of the season. The 36-year-old won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League during a hugely successful 11-year spell with Chelsea. He moved to Arsenal in 2015 and went onto win another FA Cup in 2017. Announcing his decision to retire on Twitter on Tuesday morning, the player, who also won 124 caps for the Czech Republic, wrote: “This is my 20th season as a professional player and it is 20 years since…

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David Wagner and Huddersfield part company by ‘mutual consent’

David Wagner has left his role as Huddersfield manager by mutual consent with the club bottom of the league. The German, 47, took over as Terriers boss in November 2015 and led them to promotion to the Premier League in 2017 via the Championship play-offs. Huddersfield were one of the favourites for relegation last season but Wagner guided them to a 16th-place finish. However, they have struggled this term and are eight points from safety after taking 11 points from 22 games. Town chairman Dean Hoyle called it a “sad…

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