Midfielder signs, shock defender deal, Pogba hope – Chelsea latest

first_img 7 Papy Djilobodji: Chelsea nab defender from Nantes – click the arrow above, right, to see more Chelsea transfer deadline day news – There was talk of a £35m deal for Stones, but with Everton unwilling to sell him, Chelsea snapped up Djilobodji from Nantes, for £4m. 7 getty Kostas Manolas: Chelsea made late move for Roma defender – click the arrow above, right, to see more Chelsea transfer deadline day news – In Italy, it was reported that Chelsea, in a surprising link, were keen on Roma’s Manolas. However, the club rejected it prior to the Blues’ move for Djilobodji. 7 Paul Pogba: Hope for Chelsea as Juventus bring in two more midfielders – click the arrow above, right, to see one shock signing that could happen – The midfielder played some of his best football in Turin 7 John Stones: Chelsea could return for the Everton defender in January – click the arrow above, right, to see more Chelsea transfer deadline day news – Chelsea failed to persuade Everton to sell them Stones, but they will not give up and a transfer is still possible. However, any deal will have to wait until January despite the arrival of Djilobodji. center_img 7 Jeremie Boga: Chelsea midfielder heads out on loan – click the arrow above, right, to see why there is hope a deal for Paul Pogba could be done – Boga, who won the UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup last season, has joined French club Rennes until the end of the season. Meanwhile, 20-year-old defender Alex Davey has extended his loan at Peterborough until January following an initial one-month loan. Scottish club Hibs are chasing Islam Feruz. Victor Moses: Midfielder signs new deal but joins West Ham on loan – click the arrow above, right, to see more Chelsea transfer deadline day news – Moses has signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea, but joined West Ham on loan for the rest of the season. Since joining the Blues in 2012, he has played 44 times and spent time on loan at Liverpool and Stoke Chelsea may have signed Pedro from Barcelona earlier in the transfer window, but it appears they are not yet done.The Blues had been chasing Everton stopper John Stones, but although a deal is still possible for the 21-year-old, they have moved for two other defenders already.TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY BLOG – FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE HEREClick the yellow arrow above, right, to see the latest Chelsea rumours.For the latest Chelsea transfer news click here. 7 7 Michael Hector: Chelsea in surprise move for Reading and Jamaica defender? – Hector had been a long term Crystal Palace target, but it is being reported the 23-year-old defender will move to Chelsea in a £4m move.last_img read more

‘Wait until Flamini is used as a striker!’ Arsenal fans meltdown over Welbeck injury

first_img1 Danny Welbeck will spend months on the sidelines following knee surgery Arsenal announced a knee injury would keep Danny Welbeck out for a ‘period of months’ and some fans were soon in meltdown.The Gunners failed to sign any outfield players during the recent transfer window and they are now one man down up front.Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani were two names linked with moves to north London, but now it’s just Olivier Giroud up top, though Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Joel Campbell are capable of filling in.There were some Arsenal supporters, however, who could do nothing but simply laugh at the whole situation…last_img

Five things Liverpool need to do under Klopp to beat Tottenham

first_img 6 2. Watch out for Dele Alli – The ex-MK Dons youngster lists Steven Gerrard as one of his idols and has been compared to the Kop legend by several, including former boss Karl Robinson. Alli is already looking like a key player at Tottenham with his mature box-to-box displays impressing the White Hart Lane faithful, and he will be on a high after earning two England caps over the last week. His nutmegs excite fans but watch out for his defensive capabilities too. Alli makes, on average, 2.9 tackles just behind midfield partner Eric Dier’s 3.4, while he also makes 2.7 interceptions, compared to Dier’s 2.6. 1. Don’t give away fouls on the edge of the area – Christian Eriksen is proving himself to be one of the deadliest free-kick takers in Premier League history having scored six since his move to England in 2013. He baffled Swansea City’s Lukasz Fabianski with two strikes in the last round of fixtures and could have had a third had the Pole not produced a brilliant save. His eye is in and the Reds need to be wary. 5. Get close to Erik Lamela – The Argentine is in good form this season. His displays against Crystal Palace and Manchester City proved he has the skill and graft to make it in the Premier League, but he still has shortcomings. The waif 23-year-old loves to take on his man but, infuriatingly for the Spurs support, often loses the ball this way. He takes the ball far too close to his opponent. The likes of Moreno and Lucas will need to get to him quickly to snuff out his threat. 6 6 4. Hit Tottenham on the counter – Similar to point six, it’s important that when Liverpool win the ball they get forward as quick as possible. Swansea’s first goal last time out was swiftly switch from right-back to left-wing in just a few seconds, leaving Walker on his own against Jefferson Montero, while Kevin De Bruyne’s goal for Man City against Spurs was also a counter. Do it right and the goals will come. 6 6. Hit the flanks early and with pace – to find out how else Klopp’s Liverpool can beat Spurs, click the arrow above – Tottenham’s full-backs are probably still their weakest link defensively this season. Kyle Walker does look reinvigorated, but still capable of a slip up, while Ben Davies is providing solid but unspectacular displays in place of Danny Rose, who is returning slowly from injury. If Liverpool are to win they should look to hit the two positions with pace and get behind the defence rather than trying to worm their way through centrally. Nathaniel Clyne and Alberto Moreno, who scored an excellent solo goal at White Hart Lane last season, should look to push on as much as possible. Jurgen Klopp’s first game as Liverpool manager will see him come up against a tough to beat Tottenham side.Spurs are unbeaten since the opening game of the season in the Premier League and have only conceded seven goals over the eight games.So how can the German gaffer get the best out of his Reds side to ensure victory against the Lilywhites at White Hart Lane?talkSPORT casts a glance at Mauricio Pochettino’s in-form Tottenham and looks at how Liverpool can grab themselves a much-needed three points.Click the right arrow above to see how Klopp can guide Liverpool to victory against Tottenham… 3. Don’t give Harry Kane room outside the area – The Spurs striker hasn’t been too lethal this season but for England he certainly wasn’t shot-shy against Lithuania. Kane constantly looked to get the ball onto his right foot just outside of the box (see also: Kane’s brace against Chelsea last season), so Martin Skrtel should look to get tight to the player as often as possible in this position. 6 6last_img read more

Hospital’s organ donor work noted

first_imgFrom staff reports Little Company of Mary – San Pedro Hospital has won two awards for its work with organ donor patients and their families. The awards were given by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with One Legacy, an organization that facilitates organ procurement from donors. The first award signifies that the hospital has a donation rate of more than 67 percent, meaning that for all patients who physically met the criteria, more than 67 percent of them became organ donors. Hospital officials say they have had a 100 percent donation rate for at least the past year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The second award was for hospitals that donate more than 3.75 organs per donor. Little Company Mary – San Pedro Hospital donates an average of five organs per donor. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgThe Gardens grow activities WHITTIER – The Gardens at Whittier will host a Christmas in October Boutique, as well as a Spook-Tacular Bingo Bonanza and Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at 8101 S. Painter Ave. in Whittier. For information and reservations call (562) 698-0596 or visit www.emeritus.com ICGC celebrates AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Gardens grow activities WHITTIER – The Gardens at Whittier will host a Christmas in October Boutique, as well as a Spook-Tacular Bingo Bonanza and Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at 8101 S. Painter Ave. in Whittier. For information and reservations call (562) 698-0596 or visit www.emeritus.com ICGC celebrates 50 years of service The Intercommunity Child Guidance Center (ICGC) will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena on Saturday, Nov. 3. Local leaders will be presented with the Children’s Champion Award, which recognizes dedicated service to improving the quality of life for children and families. The honorees include Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and Director of Broadoaks Children’s School at Whittier College Judith Wagner. Members of chambers of commerce may purchase tickets to the event. A table for 10 at the gala and an ad in the souvenir program book cost $1,500. All proceeds raised at the gala benefit the founding of the “Early Attachments … That Last a Lifetime” Infant-Toddler Center. The center is a program of early intervention to protect the health of infants while working with families to strengthen parenting skills. For information contact Veronica Medina at (562) 692-0383, Ext. 269. `Living History’ on region’s past WHITTIER – The California Department of Parks and Recreation invites the community to Pio Pico State Historic Park for its annual “Living History” event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and again on Saturday, Nov. 17. The event will be held at 6003 Pioneer Blvd. in Whittier, and features life as it was in the 1880s at El Ranchito, the home of Don Pio de Jesus Pico IV. Costumed docents and park staff will lead activities including brick making, guided tours of the historic adobe, horno bread baking and children’s games. No food will be available to purchase at the event, but visitors may bring a picnic lunch. Admission and parking is free. For information call (562) 695-1217, Ext. 102. Free concert offered at WHS WHITTIER – The Rio Hondo Symphony will stage a free concert at 3 p.m. on Nov. 4 in the Vic Lopez Auditorium at Whittier High School, 12417 Philadelphia St. in Whittier. The concert, titled “Everyone’s Favorites,” will feature the work of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Respighi and Bach-Stokowski For information call (562) 698-8626. Norwalk seniors to tour Reagan Library The Norwalk Senior Center will offer a tour of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Tuesday. Tickets cost $32 per person, which includes transportation from the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex and a guided tour of the library. The tour will depart at 9 a.m. and return at about 4 p.m. Adults 50 and older are invited to participate. The Norwalk Senior Center plans many tours and trips each year. For a complete list of upcoming tours or for information on the tour of the Reagan Library, call (562) 929-5580. Muses will grace La Mirada Library LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Library will host “The Muses,” a Celtic music group, from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at 13800 La Mirada Blvd. The Muses will perform an Irish set of music including traditional songs from Ireland’s ancient history to the dance hall era. For information contact Gina Bell at (562) 943-0277. – From staff reports ——— AROUND WHITTIER160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,WHITTIER – The Red Hat Ladies will host a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday with a Halloween dance immediately following from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will include costume contests. Tickets cost $5 per person for dinner and dancing, or $3 for dancing only. The dinner and dance will be held at 10130 S. Gunn Ave. in Whittier. For information or to purchase tickets call (562) 698-7645. WHITTIER – The Red Hat Ladies will host a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday with a Halloween dance immediately following from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will include costume contests. Tickets cost $5 per person for dinner and dancing, or $3 for dancing only. The dinner and dance will be held at 10130 S. Gunn Ave. in Whittier. For information or to purchase tickets call (562) 698-7645. 50 years of service The Intercommunity Child Guidance Center (ICGC) will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena on Saturday, Nov. 3. Local leaders will be presented with the Children’s Champion Award, which recognizes dedicated service to improving the quality of life for children and families. The honorees include Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and Director of Broadoaks Children’s School at Whittier College Judith Wagner. Members of chambers of commerce may purchase tickets to the event. A table for 10 at the gala and an ad in the souvenir program book cost $1,500. All proceeds raised at the gala benefit the founding of the “Early Attachments … That Last a Lifetime” Infant-Toddler Center. The center is a program of early intervention to protect the health of infants while working with families to strengthen parenting skills. For information contact Veronica Medina at (562) 692-0383, Ext. 269. `Living History’ on region’s past WHITTIER – The California Department of Parks and Recreation invites the community to Pio Pico State Historic Park for its annual “Living History” event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and again on Saturday, Nov. 17. The event will be held at 6003 Pioneer Blvd. in Whittier, and features life as it was in the 1880s at El Ranchito, the home of Don Pio de Jesus Pico IV. Costumed docents and park staff will lead activities including brick making, guided tours of the historic adobe, horno bread baking and children’s games. No food will be available to purchase at the event, but visitors may bring a picnic lunch. Admission and parking is free. For information call (562) 695-1217, Ext. 102. Free concert offered at WHS WHITTIER – The Rio Hondo Symphony will stage a free concert at 3 p.m. on Nov. 4 in the Vic Lopez Auditorium at Whittier High School, 12417 Philadelphia St. in Whittier. The concert, titled “Everyone’s Favorites,” will feature the work of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Respighi and Bach-Stokowski For information call (562) 698-8626. Norwalk seniors to tour Reagan Library The Norwalk Senior Center will offer a tour of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Tuesday. Tickets cost $32 per person, which includes transportation from the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex and a guided tour of the library. The tour will depart at 9 a.m. and return at about 4 p.m. Adults 50 and older are invited to participate. The Norwalk Senior Center plans many tours and trips each year. For a complete list of upcoming tours or for information on the tour of the Reagan Library, call (562) 929-5580. Muses will grace La Mirada Library LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Library will host “The Muses,” a Celtic music group, from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at 13800 La Mirada Blvd. The Muses will perform an Irish set of music including traditional songs from Ireland’s ancient history to the dance hall era. For information contact Gina Bell at (562) 943-0277. – From staff reports ——— AROUND WHITTIER160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Domestic violence awareness among minorities events to be held

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“Verizon is proud to join with these three leading civil rights organizations to reach out to the victims of this violence — speaking their language and in ways that will resonate — and help them rise above their circumstances to make a better life for themselves and their children.” The PSAs premiered at the New Los Angeles Theater Center. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. Three Los Angeles-based nonprofit groups premiered a series of public service announcements today to raise awareness about domestic violence in Southern California’s Latino, black and Asian communities. The 30-second spots, in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin and Vietnamese, will provide victims of domestic violence with information on how to protect themselves. The Asian Pacific America Legal Center, Los Angeles Urban League and Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, representing the Los Angeles Domestic Violence Prevention Collaborative, created the ads with a $1 million grant from Verizon. “Domestic violence is a serious problem within all communities and is further complicated by the cultural and linguistic barriers that prevent some domestic violence victims from seeking assistance,” said Tim McCallion, Verizon’s West Region president. last_img read more

The next Iwobi? Five Arsenal youngsters to break through next season

first_img 5 5 Reiss Nelson (left wing) – Just 16 years old, Nelson has been excelling in the under-21 set-up this year, as well as featuring in the UEFA Youth League with the Gunners’ Under-19s. Naturally a left winger, he can also play on the right or as a number 10, and has proven his goal threat whilst on international duty. Nelson has netted four goals in just six games for England’s Under-17s, and is clearly ready to make the step up. He may not become a first-team regular next year, but Wenger could look to the youngster as a squad player in the domestic cup competitions. Dan Crowley (midfield) – An attacking midfielder, Crowley has long been regarded as one of the best prospects in English football, and the Gunners signed him from Aston Villa’s academy in 2013. He featured for Arsenal’s senior team during their pre-season tour, and headed out on loan to Barnsley earlier this season. He impressed with his mature attacking displays, despite being just 18-years-old, scoring a classy goal against Everton in the League Cup. He is a regular at Under-21 level, and it is expected that he will feature in the first-team next year. 5 5 Gedion Zelalem (midfield) – click the arrow above, right, to see more young Gunners looking to make an impact in the Arsenal first team – Alex Iwobi is impressing for Arsenal, so which other young Gunners are waiting in the wings at Arsenal? Midfield playmaker Zelalem is currently on loan at Rangers, playing 21 times for the Scottish Championship side this season. He has impressed with his range of passing and his vision, although no goals and just four assists in those games prove his final ball is not always up to scratch. The 19-year-old USA youth international also needs to bulk up if he is to make it at Premier League level, but there are no doubts that his technical abilities are already at a top class level. Arsenal fans have been impressed by Alex Iwobi this season, with the youngster excelling against Bacelona as the Gunners were eliminated at the Champions League last 16 stage.He has not yet started a Premier League game, but the academy prospect is already being regarded as better than Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain by some supporters.Iwobi looks to be the latest academy prospect to graduate to the first team, and manager Arsene Wenger could look to utilise more highly-rated youngsters next season.Click the arrow above, right, to discover five more Arsenal youngsters who can break through next season. 5 Krystian Bielik (centre back) – Polish defender Bielik was signed in January 2015 after playing six times for Legia Warsaw as a 16-year-old. He arrived as a defensive midfielder, but since linking up with the Gunners, he has been converted into a centre-back, and he made his debut for the senior side earlier this season in the League Cup loss to Sheffield Wednesday. He is tall and powerful, but remains calm in possession and has a good range of passing. More senior chances are a possibility before the end of this season, before he steps up to first-team regular next season. Isaac Hayden (midfielder) – Currently on loan at Championship side Hull, 20-year-old midfielder Hayden has been impressing when given the chance to perform. A defensive-minded midfield player, Hayden has featured 21 times in all competitions for the Tigers, allowing him the chance to play regular first-team football. He has played twice for Arsenal’s first-team, and is one of the older prospects at the club, but next season could be his breakthrough at the Emirates. He has proven his ability in the second tier this year, and Arsene Wenger could do much worse than look towards Hayden next season.last_img read more

Ronaldo’s 11 stunning Champions League records which could end the Messi debate

first_img 11 11 4. Most goals in a single Champions League season – Ronaldo also holds the record for the most Champions League goals in a single season with 17 in the 2013/14 season. 11 5. Most goals in last four Champions League seasons – In the last four Champions League seasons Ronaldo has scored 52 goals – that’s 20 more than Lionel Messi, who has scored the second most. 10. Second most Champions League hat-tricks – On the theme of hat-tricks, only Lionel Messi (five) has more than hat-tricks in the competition than Ronaldo, who has four to his name. No one has scored more braces than Ronaldo’s 23, however. 11 11 9. Third-fastest ever Champions League hat-trick – Ronaldo scored the third-fastest Champions League hat-trick against Malmo this season, taking a mere 11 minutes. Only Blackburn’s Mike Newell (nine minutes) and Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomes (seven minutes) were quicker. 2. Most goals in a Champions League group stage – He has scored 11 goals in the Champions League group stages this season to break his own record of nine (which he jointly held with Luiz Adriano). 11 11 11 11 11 7. Champions League semi-final top goalscorer – To silence the suggestion that Ronaldo is just a bully who punishes the smaller teams, the 31-year-old has TEN semi-final goals – more than anyone else. 8. Most goals in consecutive Champions League games – Ronaldo is the only player to score in eight consecutive Champions League games, achieved in 2013/14. 11. Second most Champions League assists – Many think the Portuguese is just a selfish goalscorer, but only Ryan Giggs (30) has contributed more assists in the competition than Ronaldo, who has 26. 6. Champions League knockout stage top scorer – No player has scored more goals in the knockout stages of the Champions League than Ronaldo, who has 41 (and counting). 3. All-time Champions League top goalscorer – Ronaldo is the top scorer in Champions League history with 90 goals – seven more than Lionel Messi and 19 more than Real Madrid legend Raul. 44 of Ronaldo’s goals came away from home (another competition record). 1. Ronaldo is the Champions League top scorer this season – see 10 more Ronaldo stats, just click the arrow above, right – So far this season Ronaldo already has a remarkable 13 goals in eight appearances. That puts him five ahead of second-placed Robert Lewandowski. 11 Cristiano Ronaldo has sent records tumbling his whole career and most notably becoming Real Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer earlier in the season.The Portuguese is a goalscoring machine, emphasised by his record of being the only player in history to score 60+ goals in four consecutive seasons from 2010/11 to 2013/14.However, many still see the former Manchester United forward as inferior to not just rival Lionel Messi, but also the likes of Neymar and Andres Iniesta.Messi-inspired Barcelona’s dominance in La Liga means the two are always vying for supremacy, but his Champions League superiority is unrivaled.Click the arrow above, right, to marvel at Ronaldo’s stunning European records!Stats correct up to 5 April 2016last_img read more

Funny clip: Arsenal hero forgot which country his Invincibles team-mate is from

first_imgThey may have been team-mates in arguably Arsenal’s greatest ever side, but that doesn’t mean Ray Parlour can recall where Lauren is from!Parlour scored a memorable 2002 FA Cup final goal for the Gunners, but he couldn’t remember where the man who was playing right-back in that team hails from, when asked the question on talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.The former Arsenal midfielder is a regular on the show, and when his Invincibles team-mate Lauren joined Ray and Alan to discuss all things Arsenal, naturally the subject turned to the club’s glory days.But when Alan asked Ray where Lauren was from, the Romford Pele could only offer up, “Spanish? Spanish-y?”Listen to the funny clip in the audio player above.To be fair to Ray, although Lauren was born in Cameroon and represented the Indomitable Lions national team, he was raised in Spain from an early age after his family moved to Europe.last_img read more

Explained: What can still happen in the league table on final day of the season

first_imgAs the table above shows, it is possible for West Ham to finish above Manchester United, but while they could go level on points with fourth-placed City, their goal difference all but rules out fourth place.EXPLAINED: WHAT HAPPENS TO FOURTH SPOT IF LIVERPOOL WIN THE EUROPA LEAGUEMoving aside from Champions League qualification, the Europa League places are far from confirmed, as the FA Cup could have a notable impact on proceedings.The side who finishes sixth would would qualify for the group stage if United win the FA Cup, but would enter the third qualifying round if Crystal Palace win at Wembley on 21 May.HOW MANCHESTER UNITED CAN STILL COMPLETELY RUIN LIVERPOOL’S SEASONThe club who finishes seventh would qualify for the Europa League third qualifying round if Manchester United win the FA Cup. Eighth, meanwhile, cannot qualify.There could be a scenario where West Ham and Liverpool finish level on points, goal difference and goals scored. In this case, a play-off could be needed to determine which team qualifies for the Europa League. 4 4 4 Similarly, Manchester City and Manchester United still have a battle of their own. United threw away the chance to leapfrog City into fourth with defeat to the Hammers mid-week, keeping two points between the duo.It’s not all over, though, as a Citizens defeat and a Red Devils victory would see the latter steal fourth spot, thereby qualifying for the play-off qualifying round for the Champions League. There’s still much at stake for a number of clubs on the final day of the Premier League season.What we do know for certain is Leicester City are champions, and Newcastle United, Norwich City and Aston Villa have been relegated.But other matters are yet to be confirmed.Arsenal can still finish second if they beat Villa and London rivals Tottenham Hotspur lose to Newcastle at St James’ Park.Just two points separate the pair, so the Gunners must do their job and hope Spurs drop three points to end the season as runners-up to Leicester. 4 The battle for supremacy between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur goes to the last day of the campaign Of course though, if Liverpool are to win the Europa League final they would qualify for the group stage of the Champions League, with potentially five teams from England’s top flight appearing in the elite European competition next season.CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE IN FULLlast_img read more