World Cup 2018 Group A – Betting Tips, Predictions & Preview

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Group A in the FIFA World Cup 2018 consists of South American giants Uruguay, hosts Russia, African hopefuls Egypt and Asian minnows Saudi Arabia. Uruguay are the obvious favourites to top the group, but we expect an interesting battle between Russia and Egypt for the second qualifying spot. Here’s our little preview of four teams from Group A. Egypt Egypt are making their third appearance at the FIFA event and their first since the 1990 World Cup.  The Pharaohs, who are ranked 46th in FIFA rankings, have never managed to…

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Top Performances from Premier League – Week 11

There is no stopping Manchester City this season, as they cemented their position at the top of the table with an important 3-1 win over Arsenal. Kevin De Bruyne produced another impressive performance for City and scored the opening goal in the game. Meanwhile, Manchester United lacked a match-changing individual performance as they lost 1-0 at Chelsea. Elsewhere, Liverpool and Tottenham registered wins in their respective matches, and Everton and Bournemouth also claim critical wins to move out of the drop zone. There were some fine individual performances during the…

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Chelsea close to signing midfielder, striker set to leave and more

Chelsea are close to signing Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko in a £35m deal, according to Daily Mail. The France international was a key part of the Monaco side that won the Ligue 1 title last season. The 22-year-old is reportedly one of the players Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to sign this summer. The report also claims that Bakayoko’s arrival at the West London club could lead the departure of Nemanja Matic. Manchester United are reportedly interested in a move for the Serbian.   Meanwhile, Ligue 1 side Lyon President Jean-Michel…

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Liverpool expected to make a revised offer for winger

Serie A side AS Roma expect Liverpool to make a revised bid for their winger Mohamed Salah. Liverpool have had a bid of £28m rejected for the Egypt international, but according to the latest report from Sky Italy, the Reds still remain in talks with Roma regarding their player. The 24-year-old has already agreed on personal terms with the Merseysiders, and the report claims that Roma are prepared to let go of their player at the right price. Roma are expecting the Premier League side to come back with an improved offer this…

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Chelsea news: Hint made over Pogba’s future, while John Stones unsettled by speculation

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Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Juventus have dropped a major hint that reported Chelsea target Paul Pogba will be staying in Italy this summer, according to the Daily Express. The midfielder has asked to be given the legendary no. 10 shirt for the Old Lady next season, suggesting that he’s not thinking about a move. Everton boss Roberto Martinez has admitted that speculation linking John Stones with a move to Stamford Bridge has unsettled the defender, the Guardian report. When asked if the England international had been…

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Chelsea rumours: Everton name price for Stones, but rivals join chase

Here is Thursday’s news and rumours concerning Chelsea: Everton have told Chelsea that if they want to sign John Stones, they will have to pay at least £30m and send one of their own squad to Goodison Park, according to the Daily Star. The Blues have already had two bids rejected by the Toffees. And it appears that they will have to compete with Manchester United for the England defender’s signature, the Metro report. The Red Devils have supposedly contacted his agent to make their interest known. Nemanja Matic has…

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Chelsea gossip: Jose trades barbs with Mrs Benitez and Blues close in on starlet full-back

Wednesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer gossip. Chelsea are targeting Galatasaray’s 22-year-old Brazilian defender Alex Telles as a replacement for Filipe Luis, 29, who has left to re-join Atletico Madrid, The Sun reports. The Blues had been linked with a move for Adbul Baba Rahman this summer, but could now switch their attentions towards the young Brazilian. Chelsea’s Egypt midfielder Mohamed Salah, 23, is set to complete a loan move to Italian side Roma, the Daily Mail reports. The Egyptian international has been on the verge of an exit from…

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Chelsea news: £15.5m bid for winger planned, but Juan Cuadrado still backed to shine

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Premier League champions are plotting to make a £15.5m bid for Napoli winger Jose Callejon, according to the Metro. Tottenham and Arsenal are also keen on the Spaniard, who previously worked with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid. They also face competition if they wish to sign Everton defender John Stones, after the Daily Express reported that Manchester United have joined the race for the England youngster. The Toffees would reportedly rather sell to Louis van Gaal’s side after the way that…

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Chelsea news: More competition for Isco’s signature, and Pedro set to snub Blues

Here is Saturday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Chelsea will have to beat off competition from Manchester City, and now Arsenal if they wish to sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco, according to the Daily Express. The 23-year-old is expected to cost around £35m. The Blues look set to miss out on Barcelona winger Pedro, after the Daily Star suggested that he is on the verge of completing his move to Manchester United. The Spaniard will move to Old Trafford for £22.8m. The Premier League champions are expected to complete a…

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Roma close in on €2m loan of Chelsea’s Mohamed Salah with €20m obligation to buy

Italian giants Roma are said to be closing in on deal that would see them pay €2m to land Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah on a season-long loan with a €20m obligation to buy him outright next summer, according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. The 23-year-old has struggled to settle in at Stamford Bridge since making the move from Swiss giants FC Basel in 2014. He spent a successful second half the season on loan with Serie A side Fiorentina, and as such has since been linked with a return…

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Chelsea flop Mohamed Salah set for exit with Roma move on cards

Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah’s future appears to be finally heading for a resolution after talks with Roma suggested that a move may be imminent. According to the Daily Express, the 23-year-old was in the Italian capital yesterday and agreed a move to the Serie A club. The Express suggest however, that a fee is yet to be sorted between the two clubs, although it should not be a problem. The Egyptian has struggled to make an impression at Stamford Bridge following his move from Basel for around £11m in January…

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Chelsea to sell flop trio, including £26.1m winger Juan Cuadrado

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Jose Mourinho has decided to be ruthless as his squad prepare for the defence of their Premier League crown. According to the Daily Star, the Portuguese is looking to sell full-back Filipe Luis and wingers Mohamed Salah and Juan Cuadrado. While Luis’ and Salah’s departures will act as no great surprise to Blues fans, the imminent sale of Cuadrado is certainly something of a shock. The Colombian moved to Stamford Bridge during the last transfer window, after enjoying an excellent World Cup and continuing that form during the first half…

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Chelsea gossip: £15m striker HIJACKED and full-back flop heads back to Madrid

Friday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour gossip. Chelsea want to sign £15m-rated Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 20, from Anderlecht, but Newcastle and Swansea are also interested, the Daily Star reports. The Serbian international had been set to sign for the Magpies, but has apparently opted against the move as he would prefer a side capable of offering Champions League football. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has left winger Mohamed Salah out of the squad for the pre-season tour of the USA after the 23-year-old refused to join Fiorentina on loan,…

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Liverpool SHOCK BID for Chelsea winger, but are worried about facing legal action

Liverpool are planning to make an audacious bid for Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, after the Egyptian stalled on returning to Fiorentina on loan, the Daily Express report. The Express report that the midfielder had agreed an 18-month contract with the Serie A side. However, his refusal to return has attracted the attention of Brendan Rodgers, and the Reds have reportedly made the first contact about the player. The Express suggest however, the 23-year-old wants to move to Inter Milan. But, one stumbling block to any potential deal will be Fiorentina’s…

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Chelsea gossip: Owner steps handle Axel Witsel move, but Pedro deal hangs in the balance

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Blues owner Roman Abramovich has reportedly flown to Russia to personally seal the deal for Axel Witsel, according to the Metro. AC Milan are also interested in the Zenit St Petersburg midfielder. Chelsea’s hopes of completing a move for Pedro are in the balance, after the Daily Express reported that Barcelona have suspended any transfer activity until the conclusion of their presidential elections. The result of the vote will be announced on Saturday. They could also miss out on Stuttgart defender Antonio…

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Chelsea gossip: £8m ‘keeper deal DONE but Cuadrado TOO EXPENSIVE for Euro giants

Friday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours. Chelsea are expected to complete the £8m signing of Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic on Friday, according to The Guardian. Young midfielder Marco van Ginkel will head to the Britannia Stadium on a season long loan as part of the deal. Chelsea are struggling to sell Juan Cuadrado as their high asking price of £24.5m has put off the likes of Roma and Juventus and Atletico Madrid, according to the Daily Express. All have refused to meet the club’d valuation, which stands at…

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Chelsea gossip: KEY MAN signs new deal, while target joins Barcelona

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: READ MORE: Chelsea News Chelsea ready to fight Premier League rivals in battle for Bayern Munich star Chelsea make £11m offer to ground share at Wembley Jose Mourinho has committed his future to the Blues after signing a new four-year deal at Stamford Bridge, according to the London Evening Standard. The Special One will remain on his current salary of £8.5m per annum. The agent of Arda Turan has claimed that the 28-year-old never held talks with the Premier League champions, after…

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Chelsea three in, three out: Petr Cech replacement lined up, while two wingers lined up for moves

Here is the transfer news concerning Chelsea, starting with three players potentially coming in to Stamford Bridge this summer: READ MORE: Chelsea News and Gossip Chelsea to offer midfielder to Monaco to secure Radamel Falcao deal Juventus interested in signing ANOTHER Chelsea winger Three in:   Asmir Begovic – From Stoke City According to the Daily Express, the Blues will need to pay £8m and send a player on loan if they wish to sign Asmir Begovic from Stoke City. The Express report that the three-man shortlist of players Mark Hughes…

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Chelsea gossip: £8m keeper to be wrapped up this week and winger confirms departure

Sunday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer gossip. Chelsea will complete the signing of Stoke’s 28-year-old goalkeeper Asmir Begovic for £8m this week, the Daily Telegraph reports. All that is holding the deal up is Stoke’s indecision over which Chelsea player they want on loan in return. The Blues are trying to wrap up the deal as soon as possible because United are also considering a move for the Bosnia international, according to the Daily Mail. Mohamed Salah has agreed to join Inter Milan from Chelsea, according to reports in the…

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Juventus line up stunning TRIPLE Chelsea raid for attacking trio

Italian champions Juventus are said to be lining up a triple move for Chelsea stars Mohamed Salah, Oscar and Willian this summer, according to the Metro. READ MORE: Chelsea News and Gossip Friday’s Chelsea news roundup Juventus interested in signing ANOTHER Chelsea winger Coach Massimilano Allegri is reportedly a big fan of the two Brazilians, and has reportedly decided to make a push for Salah after seeing him in close quarters while he impressed on loan with Fiorentina last season. Juve’s interest in Oscar had already been well documented, but…

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Chelsea news and rumours: Barcelona STEAL target, while winger’s exit to be decided today

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip regarding Chelsea: READ MORE: Chelsea News and Goals Barcelona WILL beat Chelsea to £25m signing of Arda Turan Arda Turan scout report: How Atletico Madrid midfielder would fit into Chelsea’s side Barcelona have apparently won the race to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan, according to the Daily Mail. The Chelsea target will cost the Catalan side £25m. Blues winger Mohamed Salah has been told by potential new club Fiorentina that they want a decision on his future later today, the Daily Express report.…

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Chelsea news and gossip: Blues told to pay £21m for star forward

Here is Monday’s news and rumours concerning Chelsea: READ MORE: Chelsea News and Rumours Juventus boss CONFIRMS interest in Chelsea playmaker Chelsea to loan three players as part of the Radamel Falcao deal Lyon have told any club – including Chelsea – that should they want star striker Alexandre Lacazette, they will have to pay £21m, the Daily Express report. However, the Ligue 1 side have made a lucrative contract offer to try and tempt the 24-year-old to stay. The Blues are now favourites to land Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir…

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Chelsea news and rumours: Anderlecht striker targeted while Blues winger heads for exit

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: READ MORE: Chelsea News and Gossip Chelsea to loan THREE players as part of the Radamel Falcao deal Arda Turan wants Chelsea move because Atletico make him run too much The Blues have pinpointed Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic as the man they want to replace Loic Remy, who looks set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, according to the Daily Express. The 20-year-old has been attracting plenty of Premier League interest, but wants to play Champions League football. Mohamed Salah appears to…

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Chelsea ready to DITCH wing ace in swap deal for Atletico Madrid star

Chelsea are said to be preparing a cash plus player deal to help them sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, with Mohamed Salah being offered up in exchange, according to the Daily Star. READ MORE: Chelsea News and Goals Petr Cech’s Arsenal move edges closer Chelsea set to miss out on Belgian star The France international has been a target for Jose Mourinho before, and now looks to make another move for him again this summer in a bid to freshen up his attacking options. With Didier Drogba already gone,…

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Chelsea gossip: £45m swap deal lined up and striker move ‘days away’ from completion

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Wednesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour gossip. Stoke City are expecting a formal bid from Chelsea for £8m-rated goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 28, and will ask the Premier League champions to include Nigeria forward Victor Moses, 24, in any deal, according to the Daily Telegraph. However, the deal may have suffered a blow after Moses said he is unsure if he wants to return to Stoke City. The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at the Britannia Stadium from Chelsea, The Times report. It’s unlikely that Moses will want to…

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