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Chelsea FC(N) vs Arsenal - Chelsea wait on N’Golo Kante

Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by PA166 hits

N’Golo Kante has a 50 per cent chance of being fit for Chelsea’s Europa League final with Arsenal in Baku.Chelsea will give France’s World Cup-winning midfielder as long as possible to prove his fitness, with head coach Maurizio Sarri admitting his absence would be a “problem”.Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley will start in midfield should Kante fail to recov...Full Story »

Downes expresses pride in AFC Wimbledon players as they secure survival

Posted Sunday, May 05, 2019 by PA52 hits

Manager Wally Downes hailed AFC Wimbledon’s achievement in avoiding relegation after a 0-0 draw at already-relegated Bradford City kept them up on goal difference.More than 2,000 travelling fans celebrated League One survival with the players after the match at Valley Parade.Downes said: “We were ten points adrift of safety when I came into the job last December and we were the same ...Full Story »

AFC Wimbledon stay up on goal difference thanks to goalless draw at Bradford

Posted Sunday, May 05, 2019 by PA42 hits

AFC Wimbledon celebrated League One survival as a 0-0 draw at already-relegated Bradford kept them up on goal difference.More than 2,000 travelling supporters greeted the final whistle by invading the pitch to celebrate with the players as Wimbledon completed the great escape thanks to a seven-match unbeaten run.They were ten points adrift of safety in mid-February, but a remarkable revival mast...Full Story »

AFC Bournemouth vs Tottenham Hotspur - Bournemouth have doubts ahead of clash

Posted Friday, May 03, 2019 by PA61 hits

Bournemouth have fitness concerns over several players ahead of the Premier League match against Tottenham. Midfielder Dan Gosling (calf), forward Dominic Solanke (hamstring) and defender Adam Smith (knee) will all be assessed, along with David Brooks – who took several blows to his ankle during the draw at Southampton. Junior Stanislas is recovering from an operation on his ...Full Story »

Stade Rennes FC vs Paris Saint-Germain - Buffon expecting tough cup final

Posted Saturday, April 27, 2019 by PA57 hits

Paris St Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has warned his side not to underestimate the threat of “very dangerous” Rennes in the Coupe de France final.The Ligue 1 champions are aiming to lift the trophy for the fifth successive time at the Stade de France on Saturday night.Rennes, meanwhile, will be out to make it third time lucky following defeats to neighbours Guingamp in both th...Full Story »

Downes could name unchanged side when AFC Wimbledon host Wycombe

Posted Thursday, April 25, 2019 by PA39 hits

AFC Wimbledon host Wycombe on Saturday looking to move out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone.After drawing their last four games, Wally Downes’ Dons sit a point from safety with two fixtures remaining.Deji Oshilaja (foot) is working his way back into contention while Kwesi Appiah (hamstring) is also building up fitness.Downes could stick with the team that earned a point at league ...Full Story »

Steve Seddon rescues point for strugglers AFC Wimbledon at leaders Luton

Posted Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by PA43 hits

AFC Wimbledon gave their survival hopes a huge boost as Steve Seddon scored a stoppage-time equaliser to hold leaders Luton to a 2-2 draw at Kenilworth Road.The hosts took the lead in the eighth minute when a wonderful move saw Jack Stacey pick out Elliot Lee to net from close range.Kazenga LuaLua’s one-on-one was saved by Dons keeper Aaron Ramsdale, with Lee denied a second on the line.Th...Full Story »

Superb Clarke equaliser salvages valuable point for Rovers at AFC Wimbledon

Posted Saturday, April 20, 2019 by PA23 hits

Ollie Clarke and Joe Pigott exchanged sublime strikes as Bristol Rovers rescued a 1-1 draw from relegation rivals AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow. Pigott put the hosts ahead in the 22nd minute but Rovers, who started the day five points above fourth-bottom Wimbledon, levelled through Clarke 12 minutes from time.The hosts created the better early chances and took the lead when Pigott picked up a bea...Full Story »

AFC Wimbledon boss Downes given fitness boost

Posted Thursday, April 18, 2019 by PA31 hits

AFC Wimbledon boss Wally Downes received a major fitness boost ahead of Friday’s visit of Bristol Rovers after several senior players made it through a Central League match unscathed this week.Captain Deji Oshilaja, Andy Barcham, Tom Soares, Tyler Garratt and Jake Jervis have all been absent from the first team for over a month but each played for the development squad in Tuesday...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Slavia Praha - Olivier Giroud wants more opportunities if he is to commit to Chelsea

Posted Thursday, April 18, 2019 by PA67 hits

Olivier Giroud has demanded a “more important role” in order to stay at Chelsea next season.France’s World Cup-winning striker admitted he has yet to meet Chelsea’s board about whether he will remain at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea have the option to extend the 32-year-old’s deal by another year, with Giroud hoping for a meeting with club bosses before the end of the cam...Full Story »

FC Porto vs Liverpool - Liverpool are the best team in the world at times

Posted Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by PA391 hits

Porto coach Sergio Conceicao hailed Liverpool as the best team on the planet at times this season even as he tries to plot their downfall in the Champions League. Liverpool head to Portugal for Wednesday’s second leg against Porto with a 2-0 lead from last week’s first leg, and Conceicao knows he and his players have their work cut out. “Liverpool are all about the way that I t...Full Story »

AFC Fylde slip up at relegated Braintree

Posted Sunday, April 14, 2019 by PA31 hits

AFC Fylde’s promotion push suffered a setback after a 2-1 defeat to already-relegated Braintree. The Iron took an unlikely lead in the 33rd minute through Mo Sagaf’s perfectly placed free-kick. Fylde were fortunate not to be two down after 53 minutes when Robert Atkinson’s header hit the bar, before Korrey Henry fired over from the rebound. Henry then missed a penalty for Brain...Full Story »

Brighton & Hove Albion vs AFC Bournemouth - Gross and March poised for Seagulls return

Posted Friday, April 12, 2019 by PA54 hits

Brighton could have midfielders Pascal Gross and Solly March back in contention for the Premier League visit of Bournemouth.Gross has been unavailable since February 26 with a hamstring injury, but has now been able to resume full training.March has been carrying a calf problem which ruled him out of last weekend’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester City at Wembley.Bournemouth defender...Full Story »

Liverpool vs FC Porto - Van Dijk: Liverpool not contemplating dream double

Posted Tuesday, April 09, 2019 by PA80 hits

Virgil Van Dijk insists Liverpool’s players are refusing to contemplate a Premier League-Champions League double as they know one stumble could derail that dream.It was impossible for the Holland international to disagree with the suggestion that Jurgen Klopp’s side could win both competitions, but he stressed that lifting trophies could not be further from their minds at present.Liv...Full Story »

Clark strikes to end Accrington’s losing run against AFC Wimbledon

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA27 hits

Accrington ended a run of three defeats as Jordan Clark’s ninth goal of the season earned them a 1-1 draw against fellow strugglers AFC Wimbledon.Looking to move out of the bottom four for the first time since October, Joe Pigott’s 14th goal of the season put the Dons ahead on 21 minutes.Unmarked in the box, Pigott fired into the bottom corner after the visitors’ attempts to cl...Full Story »

AFC Wimbledon wait on Steve Seddon ahead of Accrington clash

Posted Friday, April 05, 2019 by PA34 hits

AFC Wimbledon could have Steve Seddon available for their Sky Bet League One clash with relegation-threatened Accrington on Saturday.The left-back picked up an ankle injury during Wimbledon’s 2-1 win at Scunthorpe but was expected to return to training on Thursday.Deji Oshilaja remains a doubt after the defender has missed the previous six weeks with a foot problem.Wally Downes is set to h...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Brighton - Callum Hudson-Odoi in line for first Premier League start

Posted Wednesday, April 03, 2019 by PA125 hits

Maurizio Sarri is set to hand England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi his first Premier League start in one of Chelsea’s next two matches. Sarri has received heavy criticism for his reluctance to play the talented 18-year-old, with unhappy Blues fans chanting the player’s name during Sunday’s unconvincing 2-1 win at Cardiff. Hudson-Odoi, who remained on the bench in south Wales, ...Full Story »

Hanson gives AFC Wimbledon hope

Posted Sunday, March 31, 2019 by PA33 hits

James Hanson’s first-half double gave AFC Wimbledon’s League One survival hopes a further shot in the arm as they won 2-1 at relegation rivals Scunthorpe.The dominant Dons could even afford the luxury of an early penalty miss as they extended their unbeaten run on the road to five games.Wimbledon’s opportunity from the spot came in the 11th minute, when Steve Seddon was bundled...Full Story »

Leicester City vs AFC Bournemouth - Maguire banned for Foxes

Posted Friday, March 29, 2019 by PA68 hits

Leicester defender Harry Maguire will serve a one-match ban for the home Premier League match against Bournemouth.The centre-back was sent off after only four minutes of his side’s win at Burnley prior to the international break.Wes Morgan is likely to replace Maguire, although Caglar Soyuncu is also an option.Bournemouth will continue to monitor Junior Stanislas, Adam Smith and Dan G...Full Story »

Dawson in charge as Iron host AFC Wimbledon

Posted Thursday, March 28, 2019 by PA30 hits

Andy Dawson will take temporary charge of Scunthorpe for Saturday’s League One relegation scrap with AFC Wimbledon.Dawson has stepped into the breach after the Iron sacked Stuart McCall in midweek, with the Glanford Park outfit just two points above the drop zone.George Thomas comes back into contention after Wales duty, though youngster Jordan Hallam could stay in the starting XI after sc...Full Story »

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