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Puzzling
That Manchester United’s squad is in dire need of quality players is not in question. What is puzzling is United making enquiries about a host of players and not putting money on the table or rather not signing any. Many of us United fans had expected Bruno Fenandes to arrive by now given injuries to Scot and Paul, but there we go again. The Fernandes deal is stalled and about to collapse. Read more

Chelsea force Liverpool’s hand with £60m January swoop

Chelsea have ‘triggered immediate interest’ from Liverpool in RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner.

Liverpool – and particularly Jurgen Klopp – are long-term admirers of German international Werner.

A report in November suggested that the Reds would sign the forward on the condition that he agree to be back-up during a settling-in period. Read more

[Match Highlight] Newcastle 1 – 0 Chelsea (Watch Here)

Newcastle showed they have the appetite for a scrap in the bottom half of the table as Isaac Hayden’s dramatic injury-time header earned a vital win against a dominant Chelsea.

Frank Lampard’s side were on top for most of the game but had little to show for it as Tammy Abraham skewed wide from an acute angle and N’Golo Kante’s shot was well saved by Martin Dubravka. Read more

Lampard: Chelsea ‘dominated every aspect of the game’

Frank Lampard thought Chelsea “dominated every aspect” of their 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday evening.

Isaac Hayden headed the returning Allan Saint-Maximin’s cross past Kepa Arrizabalaga four minutes into stoppage time to send the home fans among a crowd of 52,217 at St James’ Park into raptures. Read more