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Football News Roundup – October 1, 2015

  • Player of the Month top three
    The top three contenders for the PFA Fans' Player of the Month in each division have been revealed - so vote now and have your say.
  • A Sunday to savour
    We are set for a sensational weekend, full of iconic sporting events. My focus will be two classic Premier League fixtures which make up a brilliant Super Sunday: Everton v Liverpool and Arsenal v Manchester United.
  • Transfer Centre LIVE!
    All the latest transfer news and gossip, as MLS side Orlando City express interest in signing Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Smith: Arsenal need big win
    Arsenal must make a statement about their title ambitions against Manchester United on Sunday, says Alan Smith.
  • FA criticised over Jose decision
    The group Women in Football say they are "appalled" at the FA’s decision to take no action against Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho over his touchline dispute with Dr Eva Carneiro.
  • Charlie's Europa predictions
    Charlie Nicholas is back with his Europa League preview as all three British sides look to build on solid starts.
  • Arsenal-United classics
    Ahead of Sunday's clash, we look back at five classic meetings between Arsenal and Manchester United.
  • Battle of the Buffet
    Ahead of Sunday's meeting between the sides, Jon Holmes takes an in-depth look back at 'Pizzagate' - the famous Manchester United and Arsenal clash from 2004.
  • FA clears Mourinho on Carneiro
    The FA has cleared Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho of making discriminatory comments towards club doctor Eva Carneiro.
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Football News Roundup – September 30, 2015

  • Transfer Centre LIVE!
    All the latest transfer news and gossip, as Chelsea move to sign a goalkeeper to provide competition for Asmir Begovic.
  • PFA vote - 24 hours to go
    There's just 24 hours left to vote for your PFA Fans' Player of the Month before the shortlists are cut to three.
  • Wenger stands by Ospina call
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger defended his decision to start with goalkeeper David Ospina ahead of Petr Cech following the club's 3-2 home defeat to Olympiakos in the Champions League.
  • WATCH: Brentford mascot proposal
    Love was in the air at Brentford on Tuesday night as the mascot proposed to his girlfriend on the pitch at half-time.
  • L2: Portsmouth lose unbeaten record
    Paul Cook's Portsmouth lost their unbeaten record and the leadership of Sky Bet League Two with a shock 2-1 defeat to Exeter at Fratton Park.
  • Nicholas: Arsenal won't qualify
    Charlie Nicholas felt Arsene Wenger was wrong to select David Ospina against Olympiakos - and that the decision may cost Arsenal their Champions League place.
  • Carsley rules out full-time role
    Lee Carsley has said he does not want the Brentford head coach job permanently and he expects to leave the club altogether at the end of the season.
  • Chelsea talking points
    Chelsea's rocky start to the season continued as Jose Mourinho's return to former club Porto ended in a 2-1 defeat at the Estadio do Dragao.
  • Jose blames 'ridiculous' errors
    Jose Mourinho was left to rue two costly mistakes from his Chelsea team as they slipped to defeat at his former club Porto in the Champions League.
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Football News Roundup – September 29, 2015

  • WATCH: Chelsea loanee's showboat
    Chelsea loanee Dominic Solanke produced a moment of magic to beat his man while playing for Vitesse in the Eredivisie.
  • Ox 'has self-belief issue'
    Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers from a lack of self-belief, according to Arsene Wenger, and his manager has urged him to learn from Alexis Sanchez.
  • Jose: No player untouchable
    Jose Mourinho has told his Chelsea players they are far from 'untouchable' as he prepares to unleash Diego Costa on his former club Porto.
  • Transfer Centre LIVE!
    All the latest news, as Chelsea reportedly target a January move for Porto playmaker Yacine Brahimi.
  • Dier for England?
    Playing defenders in midfield is often frowned upon but Eric Dier's efforts for Tottenham suggest he does not deserve to be put in that category. With the help of ex-Spurs hero Ledley King, Adam Bate examines why Dier deserves an England call-up…
  • Wenger: Olympiakos is must-win
    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has warned his side their Champions League clash with Olympiakos is a must-win game despite being only their second match in Group F.
  • Neville on Chelsea's start
    Gary Neville believes Chelsea performances so far this season represent more than an early-season blip, and that their first-half performance at Newcastle was "ridiculous".
  • Jose: Agenda against Costa
    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes there is a "desire to suspend" striker Diego Costa following his retrospective ban for grappling with Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny.
  • Neville on Tottenham culture
    Gary Neville says that Mauricio Pochettino has transformed the culture at Tottenham by instilling a work ethic.
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Football News Roundup – September 28, 2015

  • Dijkhuizen sacked by Brentford
    Championship side Brentford have announced that they have fired head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen and his assistant Roy Hendriksen.
  • Baldini leaves Tottenham post
    Tottenham technical director Franco Baldini has left the club by mutual consent.
  • WATCH: 'Magnificent' Pardew
    Kevin Phillips believes Alan Pardew is doing a "magnificent" job at Crystal Palace after they moved up to sixth in the Premier League with a 1-0 win at Watford on Sunday.
  • Bilic: We're not 'big guns' yet
    Slaven Bilic does not feel West Ham should be included with the Premier League 'big guns' despite their superb start to the season.
  • Kane: I've shut up critics
    Harry Kane thinks his first Premier League goal of the campaign will silence the critics calling him a one-season wonder.
  • Wenger ignoring Mourinho jibe
    Arsene Wenger refused to ignite his war of words with Jose Mourinho and insisted he will focus on Arsenal's title challenge.
  • Chelsea on brink of title
    Chelsea Ladies beat reigning FA WSL 1 champions Liverpool Ladies 3-0 on Sunday night to leave them just one win away from claiming the first top-flight league title in their history.
  • Neville on start to season
    Gary Neville says the start to the Premier League season has been "one of the strangest" he can remember.
  • Flores: Penalty not to blame
    Watford boss Quique Flores criticised his side’s performance and refused to blame the penalty decision that went against them during their 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace.
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Football News Roundup – September 27, 2015

  • FA defends Kane U21 selection
    The Football Association has appeared to hit back at Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino over his comments about striker Harry Kane.
  • WATCH: Ighalo and Deeney face off
    Watch Watford front pair Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo interview each other ahead of the Super Sunday clash with Crystal Palace.
  • WATCH: Ramires changed the game
    Jamie Redknapp and Thierry Henry discuss Ramires' game changing performance for Chelsea against Newcastle.
  • Chelsea greats light up MLS
    Frank Lampard scored for New York City FC - his second goal in Major League Soccer - as they claimed a 2-1 win over Vancouver.
  • 'Lack of strikers costs Chelsea'
    Jamie Redknapp believes Chelsea's inability to add another striker to the squad in the summer is costing them after their 2-2 draw at Newcastle.
  • Jose slams 'minus-one' Chelsea
    Jose Mourinho blasted Chelsea's first-half performance in the 2-2 draw at Newcastle, rating his side's efforts as "minus one".
  • Henry on Chelsea's title hopes
    Thierry Henry believes Chelsea face a tough task to hold onto their Premier League crown after seeing Jose Mourinho's side drop points against Newcastle.
  • Kane: Win a real statement
    Harry Kane believes Tottenham have laid down a significant marker with the manner of their 4-1 triumph over Manchester City at White Hart Lane.
  • WATCH: 'Newcastle showed fight'
    Beleaguered Newcastle showed real fight despite having to settle for a 2-2 draw against Chelsea, Alan Smith told Patrick Davison.
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Football News Roundup – September 26, 2015

  • Transfer Centre LIVE!
    All the latest news as Tim Sherwood insists he would not sell Aston Villa's Jack Grealish for £60m if he was offered it today.
  • Remy sings Costa's praises
    Chelsea striker Loic Remy has praised the qualities of Diego Costa as he prepares to fill the Spain international's boots away to Newcastle United on Saturday Night Football.
  • QPR to check on Austin
    Queens Park Rangers will assess a possible hamstring injury to striker Charlie Austin.
  • Pochettino: Kane needs confidence
    Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino admits Harry Kane is short of confidence and believes playing for England Under-21s contributed to the striker's loss of form.
  • Pick your Player of the Month
    The contenders for the first PFA Fans' Player of the Month Awards of the season can be revealed by Sky Sports.
  • Premier League questions
    Ahead of an important round of Premier League fixtures, we take a look at 10 questions that could be answered by the end of the weekend.
  • Sky Sports Now Podcast
    It's been another busy week at Sky Sports News HQ. We've discussed plenty of talking points on Sky Sports Now - including whether Chelsea are back on track after another win over Arsene Wenger.
  • Fulham thump sorry QPR
    Ross McCormack scored twice as Fulham thrashed their west London rivals QPR 4-0 in a one-sided derby at Craven Cottage.
  • Flores: Another tough test
    Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores admits his team will have to be at their best if they are to extend their winning run to three games at the expense of Crystal Palace.
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Football News Roundup – September 25, 2015

  • Sanchez 'will start scoring'
    Arsene Wenger says he has no doubt Alexis Sanchez will rediscover his goalscoring form soon.
  • Cardiff v Charlton preview
    Cardiff captain David Marshall misses the Sky Bet Championship visit of Charlton as he starts a two-game suspension.
  • Barnet v Dagenham preview
    Barnet manager Martin Allen has a near fully-fit squad from which to choose as his team prepare to host Dagenham in League Two.
  • Cabaye the destroyer
    Yohan Cabaye made his name in the Premier League as an elegant, attacking playmaker at Newcastle, but he's showcasing different qualities at Crystal Palace, writes Nick Wright…
  • Premier League build-up LIVE!
    All the updates and news from today's press conferences ahead of this weekend's Premier League fixtures.
  • Transfer Centre LIVE!
    All the latest news as former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato says he had a Deadline Day offer from Manchester United.
  • Wenger 'passed up' Martial move
    Anthony Martial's agent says Arsene Wenger passed up the chance to sign the teenager because he saw him as a winger rather than a centre-forward.
  • Sky Live: Fulham v QPR
    Jazz Richards is set to miss Fulham's clash with near-neighbours QPR, although Ryan Fredericks will be available for the west London derby.
  • Merson's predictions
    Soccer Saturday pundit Paul Merson returns with another round of predictions ahead of this weekend's Premier League action.
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Football News Roundup – September 24, 2015

  • WATCH: Falcao's free-kick woe
    Radamel Falcao took over Chelsea free-kick duties at Walsall on Wednesday - and the result was far from impressive.
  • Chamberlin: Unpredictable Prem
    The Premier League has always been brilliantly unpredictable, but has it ever been more unpredictable than this season?
  • Spurs apologise to Gretzky
    Tottenham have apologised to ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky after misspelling his name on a shirt they presented to him on Wednesday night.
  • Transfer Centre LIVE!
    All the latest transfer news as Arsenal are reportedly set to offer Mesut Ozil a new deal and Chelsea target Dani Alves.
  • Arsenal fans rip down hoardings
    Arsenal supporters tore down hoardings at White Hart Lane following their victory in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night, and there were skirmishes between supporters outside the ground before kick-off.
  • Who's your club's bogey team?
    After defeating Arsenal last weekend, Chelsea's trip to struggling Newcastle seems like an ideal opportunity for the Premier League title holders to continue their resurgence.
  • Pochettino defends rotation
    Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino defended his decision to rotate his squad and play Federico Fazio in the Capital One Cup defeat to Arsenal, despite the centre-back's mistakes playing a hand in two goals.
  • Mourinho: Retaliation allowed
    The Football Association's decision to rescind Arsenal defender Gabriel's red card has set a precedent allowing retaliation on the pitch, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says.
  • Six cup talking points
    Newcastle were the high-profile victims of a busy night of Capital One Cup action but Liverpool almost joined them as they were taken the distance by Carlisle.
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Football News Roundup – September 22, 2015

  • Payet shocked by Hammers' form
    Midfielder Dimitri Payet admits he has been surprised by West Ham's flying start to the Premier League campaign.
  • Hazard: Goal will boost morale
    Eden Hazard admits his goal in Chelsea's weekend win over Arsenal will help his confidence as he looks to replicate his outstanding form of last season.
  • Transfer Centre LIVE!
    Get the latest transfer news as Neymar admits Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho would fit into Barcelona's style of play.
  • Spurs-Arsenal classics
    Ahead of their Capital One Cup clash at White Hart Lane on Wednesday, we pick out some classic encounters between Tottenham and Arsenal in the Premier League era.
  • Trouble for Terry?
    John Terry sat out Chelsea’s 2-0 win against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge despite being fully fit and saw his replacement Kurt Zouma score the opening goal. Is it a sign of things to come? Adam Bate examines the situation now facing the Blues skipper…
  • Vertonghen happy with rotation
    Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen insists he has no qualms with Mauricio Pochettino's policy of squad rotation.
  • Fulham v Stoke City preview
    Stoke head to Craven Cottage positioned in the Premier League relegation zone and looking for a morale-boosting win against Championship side Fulham in the Capital One Cup third round tie.
  • Leicester v West Ham preview
    Two of the standout performers of the Premier League so far meet at the King Power Stadium in tuesday's Capital One cup tie.
  • FA charge Costa and Gabriel
    The FA have charged Chelsea striker Diego Costa with violent conduct and Arsenal's Gabriel with improper conduct.
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Football News Roundup – September 21, 2015

  • Son determined to improve
    Tottenham new boy Heung-Min Son has made a great start to life at White Hart Lane but has vowed to get even better.
  • Wenger: Ref must look at Costa
    Arsene Wenger wants referee Mike Dean to review Diego Costa's role in the red card awarded to Arsenal defender Gabriel in the 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Saturday.
  • WATCH: Son's Spurs winner
    Heung-Min Son had a home Premier League debut to remember as he scored the winner for Tottenham Hotspur against Crystal Palace.
  • Bellerin 'happy' at Arsenal
    Hector Bellerin says he has no regrets over his decision to leave Barcelona as a youngster to join Arsenal.
  • Sunday stats
    With the help of Opta, we round up the best stats and facts from Sunday's Premier League games...
  • 'Lloris one of the best'
    Mauricio Pochettino says Hugo Lloris is one of the best goalkeepers in the world following his performance in Tottenham's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.
  • Pardew: Son goal should be saved
    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew admits he expected Alex McCarthy to save Heung-Min Son's effort that handed Tottenham a 1-0 win on Sunday.
  • Son settling in well
    Heung-Min Son insists he is settling into the Premier League after scoring the winner in Tottenham's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.
  • Spurs-Palace talking points
    Heung-Min Son scored his first Premier League goal to secure a 1-0 win for Tottenham over Crystal Palace on Sunday.
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