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  • West Brom move can boost chances of England return - Lambert

    West Brom move can boost chances of England return - Lambert

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    West Brom move can boost chances of England return - Lambert

    (Reuters) - Striker Rickie Lambert is hopeful his move to West Bromwich Albion will help him win back his place in Roy Hodgson's England set-up. The 33-year-old joined West Brom from Liverpool on a two-year deal on Friday, becoming the Baggies' third signing of the close season after James Chester and James McClean. …

  • Rodgers delights at promising start for new strikeforce

    Rodgers delights at promising start for new strikeforce

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    Rodgers delights at promising start for new strikeforce

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has expressed his delight with Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino after the forwards made their first-team debuts in the club's final warm-up match before the new Premier League season. Benteke, who cost 32.5 million pounds ($50.77 million) from Aston Villa, drew gasps with a spectacular volleyed goal from the edge of the penalty area as his new team beat League One (third tier) Swindon Town 2-1 on Sunday. "Christian's goal was incredible, whether it was a …

  • Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain sets sight on more goals

    Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain sets sight on more goals

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    Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain sets sight on more goals

    Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has set himself a personal target of scoring, or at least make an assist, every time he plays for Arsenal in the new season. The 21-year-old netted the all-important goal in his side's 1-0 victory over bitter rivals Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday and feels he needs to score more often. "I got a goal in the Emirates Cup, and it's what I need to do this year, there's no doubting that and I'm not afraid to say that I need to score more …

  • Arsenal can challenge for League title, feels Chelsea's Cahill

    Arsenal can challenge for League title, feels Chelsea's Cahill

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    Arsenal can challenge for League title, feels Chelsea's Cahill

    (Reuters) - Chelsea defender Gary Cahill feels Arsenal could mount a strong challenge for the Premier League title, following the champions' 1-0 defeat to their bitter rivals in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. "They've started well, they've got a good squad and I think they'll be one of many pushing at the top this season," the 29-year-old was quoted as saying on Chelsea's website Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's goal after 24 minutes was enough to seal a first win in 14 attempts for …

  • Cech unnerved his former Chelsea team mates, says Wenger

    Cech unnerved his former Chelsea team mates, says Wenger

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    Cech unnerved his former Chelsea team mates, says Wenger

    Petr Cech broke a few Arsenal hearts down the years during his glittering Chelsea career but helped the Gunners enjoy a rare victory over Jose Mourinho's side on Sunday. The 33-year-old shut out his former team mates at Wembley as Arsenal drew first blood in the English season with a 1-0 victory in the Community Shield at Wembley. Signing a keeper of such pedigree, especially from a main rival, was a coup for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and the Frenchman was quick to laud Cech's influence …