Chelsea wants new diagnosis of Alvaro Morata injury

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Chelsea is intent on making their diagnosis on the extent of Alvaro Morata’s injury after the striker was taken off the pitch during their match against Manchester City last weekend.

The Blues had initially substituted him as a precaution in the game, hoping they had averted a serious injury, even as the 24-year-old forward travelled to Madrid to link up with the Spanish international squad the following day.

However, after undergoing an MRI scan at the city’s Sanitas University hospital of La Moraleja, it was reportedly revealed that the player has sustained a grade two myofascial injury to his hamstring muscles. – Cara Mendaftar Sbobet

Morata subsequently withdrew from the Spain squad and return to London, with Chelsea’s medical department keen on conducting their own scans on the injury later this week. – Cara Daftar Sbobet

Their hopes was that their diagnosis will reveal that the damage is not as extensive as that suggested in tests undertaken by the Spanish Football Federation over the weekend, which suggests that Mortata could take four to eight weeks to heal.

The suggestion was reinforced by Morata himself, as the striker took to social media to post a photograph of him in the club’s training gear and declaring: “I have no time to lose! Working hard towards recovery! [Target] Crystal Palace.” only to subsequently delete it. – Bandar Bola

This can be conjectured that the Palace game would be considered too early for the player to return. In addition to missing World Cup qualifying fixtures against Albania and Israel, Morata’s absence in Chelsea creates a void up front for the Blues after their record £60m summer signing scored six goals and brought two assists after just seven Premier League games. – Piala Dunia 2018

Apart from international fixtures, Morata could also be absent from two Champions League ties with Roma, a League Cup tie against Everton — in which Morata would have been unlikely to start — and Premier League matches against Watford, Bournemouth and, most critically, Manchester United on Guy Fawkes’ night.

Carlo Ancelotti open for return to coaching by next season

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Carlo Ancelotti is open for a return to coaching but considers himself under a break before he does so.

Ancelotti, 58, had been sacked by Bayern Munich after the Bundesliga Champions suffered one of their worst defeats in Europe at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain.

However, the Italian remains open for a return to coaching in a top-flight football club, but only after taking a 10-month break. – Cara Mendaftar Sbobet

“I want to manage,” the Italian said. “Not this season, maybe next season (either) in the Premier League or at another club. The only think I want to do is to train.”

“I will rest for the next 10 months, so no other teams.” – Cara Daftar Sbobet

Amongst the factors that led to Ancelotti’s prompt dismissal from the helm of Bayern Munich was a rare dip of results in his managerial career. He faced accusations of losing the support of senior players from Bayern president Uli Hoeness, while winger Arjen Robben has been forced to refute suggestions that he was critical of the training methods of the ousted coach. – Bandar Bola

But as a coach who had managed other European giants such as Milan, Juventus, Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG, it remains that Ancelotti still boasts an illustruous CV that links him with many potential suitors. – Piala Dunia 2018

Amongst them include Everton and West Ham, as their respective coaches Ronald Koeman and Slaven Bilic have seen their positions being questioned on the back of disappointing starts to 2017-18.

Ancelotti, also long described as an admirer of Arsenal, would also possibly welcome the opportunity to work at Emirates Stadium if Arsene Wenger is ever moved through the exits.

Juventus held to draw as Napoli rises to top Serie A

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Defending Serie A winners Juventus squandered a two-goal cushion after scoring twice within the first half an hour of the game, ended up drawing 2-2 to Atalanta in a hotly contested match full of VAR controversy.

Juventus grabbed their opening goal when Atalanta goalkeeper Etrit Berisha could only parry a long-range effort from Blaise Matuidi right onto the path of an oncoming Federico Bernardeschi, while Gonzalo Higuain doubled Juve’s lead by scoring three minutes later with a smart finish from a tight angle. – Cara Mendaftar Sbobet

However, Atalanta played with determination to get back into the game, and managed to grab their first by pouncing on a rare Gianluigi Buffon error — a spilled dipping free-kick from outside the box that Mattia Caldara scored from close range. – Cara Daftar Sbobet

Bryan Cristante later equalized with a perfectly timed run to direct his powerful header into the corner of the goal, and Paulo Dybala saw his last-gasp penalty saved by Berisha. – Bandar Bola

The result meant that Juve would miss their chance to equalize on points against Napoli, who became the first team in Serie A history to win their opening seven games while scoring 25 goals as they beat Cagliari.

Marek Hamsik put them ahead from six yards out to score his 114th goal for Napoli — just one behind Diego Maradona’s club record of 115 — before Dries Mertens doubled Napoli’s lead with a penalty and Kalidou Koulibaly scored a third from a tight angle. – Piala Dunia 2018

While Roma won a record 10 successive games at the start of 2013-14 but scored only 20 goals in their first seven. They finished the season 17 points behind champions Juventus.

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Manchester City edges Chelsea to stay on Premier League summit

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Manchester City maintained their place on top of the Premier League table following a 1-0 win over defending champions Chelsea.

Kevin de Bruyne scored the only goal in the game from twenty yards out at 67th minute with a fierce left-footed drive, pushing his team ahead of Manchester United in the Premier League table. – Cara Mendaftar Sbobet

City looked comfortable enough in their one-goal lead, but threatened with a second when Gabriel Jesus’s volley was headed off the line by Antonio Rudiger, and threatened to score before De Bruyne’s goal as well, with Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois being forced to make a brilliant reflex save from Fernandinho’s header before the break.

Although Chelsea rose to rally in the later stages of the game, they could not find an equalizer and thus lost eight points in four Premier League home games so far in 2017-18; two more than in the whole of 2016-17. – Cara Daftar Sbobet

It adds glitter to City’s achievement in a troubled week for the club, with key defender Benjamin Mendy possibly out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury and striker Sergio Aguero being sidelined after suffering rib injuries in a car crash in Amsterdam. – Bandar Bola

While Chelsea arguably shared the same circumstances after losing top scorer Alvaro Morata to a hamstring problem after 35 minutes, City have now won eight games in all competitions while keeping four consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League for the first time since September 2015 (six games in that run). – Piala Dunia 2018

Before the Chelsea game, the Manchester club already scored 16 goals in their past 3 games without reply in drubbings against Liverpool, Watford and Crystal Palace by 5-0, 6-0 and 5-0 respectively.

While Chelsea were not one to succumb to City’s offensive power as easily, even in the the absence of Aguero got the job done at Stamford Bridge by repelling the Blues whenever they went up front and adapted as need be on both ends of the pitch.