Genevieve Signs Film Deal With Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp’s Agent In US

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Nollywood Actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has signed a film deal with United Talent Agency.

The deal, it is also suspected, will see the ‘Lion heart’ actress collaborating with top Hollywood filmmakers to produce movies from African including Nigerian stories.

UTA, also represents Hollywood’s Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Channing Tatum, Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Kim Soo Hyun and Liv Tyler, according to Deadline report.

Meanwhile, Netflix announced its acquisition of the rights of Nnaji’s comedy ‘Lion Heart’ just before its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festivals in September, making Lionheart the first original feature from Nigeria to debut on the streaming service.

Nnaji, who is one of the highest paid actresses in Nollywood, has starred in a number of Nigerian features including Ijé: The Journey, Tango With Me, Doctor Bello, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Road to Yesterday, a film that marked her first outing as a producer.

(NAN)

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DJ Consequence teases Kay Jay Ogbonna’s eagerly anticipated single at the recent Major Lazer event in Lagos.

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The Vibes Machine himself better known as DJ Consequence (who was recently nominated for an NEA award in Washington DC for his single featuring Tiwa Savage and Mystro) delighted fans at the ‘Major Lazer Sound System Live’ with a power play teaser of the yet to be released ‘Weakness’ song by the mega-talented Songwriter-Singer Kay Jay Ogbonna, who recently landed himself a multi-million naira management deal with ‘The Boost Entertainment’.

The crowd did not fall short of expectations as they danced enthusiastically to the newest ringtone friendly tune in town, served by the one and only DJ Consequence. Word has it that the forthcoming single is scheduled for release by the end of the month. With that said, check out the artist’s portrait below.

 

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Man To Spend 5 Days Trekking To Abuja For Atiku

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Man To Spend 5 Days Trekking To Abuja For Atiku

A young man, Kamaludden Bashir, has commenced trekking from Zaria to Abuja to show his support over the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mr Bashir who arrived Kaduna on Tuesday, a day after he left Zaria, told journalists that he plans to reach Abuja within five days.

“I am really happy with the victory, that is, why I am trekking to Abuja to show him that I am with him 100 per cent.

“Along the way, I will sensitises thousands of youth to join me in the campaign to make Nigeria great under Atiku as president.

“I believe that only he can overcome the problems of unemployment, poverty, insecurity, communal and ethno-religious crisis disturbing the peace and stability of the country.”

According to him, he left Kwarbai area of Zaria at about 6:30 am on Monday after his parents prayed for him.

Mr Bashir believed that Mr Abubakar’s structures all over the country were strong enough to push for his election in February.

“I believe in Atiku, that is, why I am trekking in solidarity and praying for him to win the 2019 presidential election.

“I believe he is the best man that can fight corruption and take Nigerian youths to the Promised Land.”

According to him, he was robbed of his money, food and water along the way, but said the experience would not deter him from continuing with the journey.

Mr Bashir urged Nigerian youths to support the former vice president during the general elections so as to put Nigeria on a better direction.

(NAN)

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Aviation Unions To Shut Down Lagos Airport On Wednesday

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Aviation Unions To Shut Down Lagos Airport On Wednesday

The unions in the aviation sector have threatened to shut down operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos on Wednesday, October 10, over alleged sacking of 20 employees who indicated interest to join the union.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the unions had, in a Notice of Strike obtained by NAN on Tuesday, threatened to disrupt operations at the terminal operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited.

The unions are: The National Union of Air Transport Employees; Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria; and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers.

The notice of strike dated October 5 was jointly signed by the General Secretary of NUATE, Mr. Olayinka Abioye; General Secretary, ATSSSAN, Mr. Frances Akinjole; and General Secretary, NAAPE, Mr. Ocheme Aba.

The unions said they were compelled to issue the notice following the refusal of the BASL management to cooperate with the interventions of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority  and airport security agencies.

The unions said all services to MMA2 would be withdrawn effective October 10 unless the management fully reinstates all the affected workers without loss of pay or seniority.

They also advised the management to recognise the unions and allow the unhindered processes of unionisation in BASL, in compliance with extant labour laws.

“By this notice, all aviation workers connected with MMA2, including the employees of BASL, are hereby directed to withdraw their services as above notified and join other members in the organised protest activities at the terminal on that date as from 6 A.M.

“By this notice also, all business enterprises, including airlines, are hereby advised to note this development and make alternative arrangements as may be feasible.

“In similar manner, the traveling public is also advised to seek alternative traveling points, or dates,” the unions said.

The unions, while apologising for any inconvenience that may be caused by the disruption, vowed to continue the protest until BASL accedes to their demands.

NAN reports that the unions and BASL have been at loggerheads since May when the workers were laid off.

The spokesperson for BASL, Mr. Steve Omolale, had said that contrary to the claims of the unions, these workers who were relieved of their appointment were employees who had either attained retirement age or who were found not to be diligent in their duties.

 

(NAN).

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Davido, Wizkid, Flavour, Yemi Alade Shine At #AFRIMMA2018 | See Winners List

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Davido, Wizkid, Flavour, Yemi Alade Shine At AFRIMMA 2018 | See Full List Of Winners

Popular Nigerian stars Wizkid, Davido, Flavour and Yemi Alade were among those who won big at the recently held African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) for 2018.

The event, dedicated to showcasing African music, was held at the House of Blues in Dallas Texas, United States on Sunday night.

While Davido won best male in West Africa, Yemi Alade was named best female artiste in West Africa.

Toofan won best African group and best Francophone act, Master kraft was named producer of the year while Flavour won best live act.

Wizkid’s ‘Soco’ was adjudged video of the year and also won song of the year while Burna Boy took the best reggae/dancehall artiste award.

See full winners list below:

Best Live Act

Flavour (Winner)

The Best Male West Africa

Davido (Winner)

Song of The Year

Wizkid – Soco (Winner)

Best Female West Africa

Yemi Alade – Nigeria (Winner)

Best Rap Act

Khaligraph Jones – Kenya (Winner)

Best Newcomer

Ykee Benda – Uganda (Winner)

Best Male East Africa

Eddy Kenzo – Uganda (Winner)

Best Male Central Africa

Fally Ipupa – Congo (Winner)

Best Gospel

Papa Dennis – Kenya (Winner)

Artist of The Year

Fally Ipupa- Congo (Winner)

Best Francophone

Toofan – Togo (Winner)

Best African Group

Toofan – Togo (Winner)

AFRIMMA Video of The Year

Wizkid – Soco (Winner)

Best Dj Africa

Dj Dollar – Senegal (Winner)

Best African dancehall Reggae Act

Burna Boy (Winner)

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JAMB Issues Important Message To 200,000 Candidates It Offered Varsity Admission

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JAMB Gives 200,000 Candidates Varsity Admission – Announces Deadline For Acceptance

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has disclosed that no less than 200,000 candidates have been offered admission by the board, for the 2018/2019 academic session.

The disclosure was made by the Head, Media and Information of the JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Sunday in Lagos.

He further revealed that candidates are to accept or reject all offers not later than October 16 as that is when all offers of admissions of first choice will close.

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According to him, the admission took effect after the board’s policy meeting in June in Gbongan, Osun state.

He further said that the exercise is done through the Central Admission Process (CAP), an automated process to eliminate all human interference.

“We have so far offered not less than 200,000 first choice admissions to candidates.

“To this effect therefore, we are urging candidates to go to our site and check their admission status and those who have been offered such admission should quickly indicate by accepting and printing such offer, as failure to do so will automatically mean the candidate is no longer interested.

“And therefore, the board may see all such offers as rejected and would have no option than to mop them up and give it to other interested candidates.

“Candidates are to accept or reject all offers not later than Oct.16 as that is when all offers of admissions of first choice will close.

“After that, we will commence admission exercise for the second choice of candidates,” Benjamin said.

He added that the admission process has been made easy as it is clear on the board’s official website, all what the candidates need to know about their admission status and process.

Bear in mind that over 1.6 million candidates wrote JAMB-organised 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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Women’s Ballon d’Or: Chelsea Women’s Fran Kirby, Brazil’s Marta Among 15 Nominees For Inaugural Award

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Chelsea forward Fran Kirby and Brazil legend Marta are among the 15 players nominated for the inaugural Women’s Ballon d’Or award.

Fran Kirby was one of the star performers in the Women’s Super League last season with Chelsea, winning the double with her club and individually was named the PFA Women’s Player of the Year award.

NWSL is also represented well, with Marta, the surprise winner of FIFA’s ‘Best’ player last month, Golden Boot winner Sam Kerr and Canadian great Christine Sinclair joining Horan and Rapinoe on the shortlist.

Here are the 15 vying for the award:

Full list of nominees:

Lucy Bronze (England/Lyon)

Pernille Harder (Denmark/Wolfsburg)

Ada Hegerberg (Norway/Lyon)

Amandine Henry (France/Lyon)

Lindsey Horan (USA/Portland Thorns)

Fran Kirby (England/Chelsea)

Sam Kerr (Australia/Chicago Red Stars)

Saki Kumagai (Japan/Lyon)

Amel Majri (France/Lyon)

Dzsenifer Marozsan (Germany/Lyon)

Marta (Brazil/Orlando Pride)

Lieke Martens (Netherlands/Barcelona)

Megan Rapinoe (USA/Seattle Reign)

Wendie Renard (France/Lyon)

Christine Sinclair (Canada/Portland Thorns)

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Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Morning

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  • Marcus Rashford has been left bemused by Jose Mourinho’s claim he cannot handle the pressure at Manchester United.
  • Jadon Sancho could cost Premier League clubs at least £100m next summer.
  • Manchester United are in talks to sign Sweden’s World Cup hero Andreas Granqvist.
  • Crystal Palace are tracking Den Haag defender Wilfried Kanon with a potential January bid lined up.
  • Liverpool expect James Milner to return from a hamstring injury within a month.
  • Wayne Rooney says more English youngsters could follow Jadon Sancho’s lead and take a chance abroad.
  • James Tavernier is wanted by Brighton, who were linked with the Rangers full-back during the summer.
  • Brighton manager Chris Hughton is hopeful of bringing Celtic’s Callum McGregor to the Amex Stadium in January for £10m.
  • West Brom are plotting a club record £20m move for Blackburn Rovers playmaker Bradley Dack in the January window.
  • Tottenham fear they could be without Jan Vertonghen for more than two months.
  • Manchester City, Tottenham and Southampton are keeping tabs on Sunderland’s Josh Maja.
  • Manchester United and Tottenham are ready to do battle for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.
  • West Ham have made a take-it-or-leave it final contract offer to rising star Declan Rice.
  • Liverpool are favourites to sign Aaron Ramsey amid ‘flurry of bets’ on transfer.
  • Celtic star Leigh Griffiths vows he has not turned his back on Scotland after pulling out of Alex McLeish’s squad.

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Deschamps Hails Extraordinary Mbappe

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Didier Deschamps says what Kylian Mbappe is achieving at his young age is quite extraordinary.

The 19-year-old attacker has continued to impress with PSG, producing a mouthwatering display against Lyon.

Mbappe has already won two Ligue 1 titles and a World Cup and ahead of international friendlies against Iceland and Germany, Deschamps has heaped praise on the young attacker.

“Kylian is doing some extraordinary things. What he can do at such a young age is not normal,” he said on Monday.

“You can’t put him in any category. A player like him only appears occasionally. I’m privileged because he’s French and he plays with us.

 

“He never did the simple things, but he always learnt quickly. [Against Lyon] he just confirmed what he is able to achieve, and his talent. He knows that he can still improve. What he has been able to do so far, including the four goals, that’s just Kylian.

“There are a lot of Kylians, but only one Kylian Mbappe. He’s doing amazing things. What he has achieved until now is extraordinary.”

Mbappe has scored 10 goals in just seven games in all competitions for PSG this season.

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Emery Backs Lopetegui To Solve Madrid’s Problems

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Arsenal manager, Unai Emery believes Real Madrid must find a balance in Ronaldo’s absence and believes Julen Lopetegui can do that for the club.

The all-time leading goalscorer at the club, Ronaldo left last season for Juventus, leaving Madrid with a huge void to fill.

Los Blancos have failed to score in their last four games, losing three of those, with a 1-0 loss to Alaves putting pressure on Lopetegui.

“Real Madrid must find balance without him and they need time to adapt,” former Sevilla boss Emery said. “However, I think Julen will find it.”

Emery added: “We cannot answer for Julen, but when it happens to me, I try to be patient, but it is difficult to ask for patience in football. I’m sure the goals will come for Lopetegui.”

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Jesus Sad Guardiola Snubbed Him For Mahrez

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Gabriel Jesus has revealed Guardiola’s decision to opt for Mahrez to take the penalty kick left him sad.

Man City won a penalty against Liverpool in the 86th minute, however, Guardiola stopped the Brazilian from taking the set piece, opting for former Leicester star, Riyad Mahrez.

Mahrez fires his shot over the bar and Jesus is disappointed he was looked over for the opportunity.

Guardiola apologised to Jesus afterwards and the 21-year-old Brazil international insisted he felt confident to take the penalty.

“Obviously I’m not that happy,” he told reporters. “As Riyad, I’ve been practicing [penalties].

“I would like to have taken it. I was confident, so I was not happy that they did not allow me. However, it was important that we didn’t lose. Pep spoke with me.

“This is part of football, sometimes these things happen. I will support Riyad if the manager chooses him again.”

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Vidal Unhappy With Limited Playing Time At Barcelona

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Arturo Vidal has admitted he is unhappy with his current bench role at Barcelona, but insists he has no problems with Valverde.

The former Bayern Munich midfielder was frustrated after missing Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Tottenham.

Vidal was also absent in the 1-1 draw against Valencia in the weekend.

Asked about the situation at Camp Nou, the 31-year-old – who is in Miami for Chile’s friendly against Peru on Friday before heading to Queretaro to face Mexico four days later – told reporters: “I am not happy but if I have a problem with the coach I will say it to his face.

“How am I going to be happy if I don’t play, and me of all people. I am someone that has always fought, that has been in the best teams in the world, that has won everything and who wants to continue winning at Barcelona.

“I am fine physically and happy. In the past few games I have been a little irritated but that’s how it is, we will keep battling, there are a lot of important games ahead and we will see.”

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Carvajal Wants EPL Move Before He Retirea

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Real Madrid fullback, Dani Carvajal has revealed he would like to play in England before he hangs his boots.

The Spain international has played his entire career at the Santiago Bernabeu save for a one year loan move to Bayer Leverkusen in 2012-13.

Carvajal who came through the club’s academy has won 14 senior trophies and would like to ply his trade in England next.

“I do think about it,” Carvajal told Libero Magazine, per ESPN, when asked about leaving Spain. “And I am clear that I want to play in the Premier League.

“It is an experience that I really want to have. I don’t want to be left wondering what it would be like. But, on the other hand, I would like to spend my whole career here, which would be something very nice too.

“It is true that [with] Qatar, China… we should not trick ourselves, it is about money. I would really like to experience the Premier League, but we will see.”

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Tottenham’s Lucas Moura Called Up To Brazil’s Squad After Two-year Absence

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Brazil have recalled Tottenham’s Lucas Moura to their squad for friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina.

Lucas Moura last played for Brazil two years ago. He has only made three appearances for the South American nation in five years, coming off the bench for all of those outings.

As reported by Goal, Moura, 26, has been called up to replace Gremio forward Everton, with the player withdrawing from the squad due to a thigh strain.

“He is a player we have monitored since his time with PSG,” said technical coordinator Edu Gaspar.

“We want to take advantage of this cycle by observing [new players]. We spoke to Tottenham this morning and they understood the importance of this call-up for both the player and the Brazilian national team.”

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Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez Speaks About His Penalty Miss Vs Liverpool

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Riyad Mahrez insists his penalty miss against Liverpool will not damage his confidence.

Riyad Mahrez fired over from the spot five minutes from time as the champions played out a goalless draw in their much-hyped clash with their title rivals at Anfield on Sunday.

The former Leicester forward was entrusted with penalty-taking duties by manager Pep Guardiola – to the frustration of striker Gabriel Jesus – as regular choice Sergio Aguero had been substituted.

The was the fifth spot-kick the Algeria international has missed from his last eight attempts.

“It’s football, it’s life,” said Mahrez, who was making just his third Premier League start since his £60million summer switch to City.

“It won’t affect me at all. Everyone misses penalties, even big, big players. Of course I wanted to score to help the team to win.”

He said: “It is part of football, you have to go forward and stay strong. Sometimes you score, sometimes you miss. But the most important thing is the performance was very good.”

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho Set For FA Investigation Following Touchline Comments After Newcastle Win

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The Football Association will investigate comments made by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho as he walked along the touchline after Saturday’s 3-2 win over Newcastle

Footage showed Jose Mourinho saying something – at one point while looking into a camera – as he headed towards the tunnel following the conclusion of the Premier League contest at Old Trafford.

The FA can issue a touchline ban if the language is found to be ‘offensive, insulting or abusive’.

United secured victory thanks to a dramatic late fightback after going 2-0 down early on, with Juan Mata scoring in the 70th minute, Anthony Martial in the 76th and Alexis Sanchez in the 90th as their four-game winless streak in all competitions came to an end.

Mourinho made a gesture with his right hand while speaking, pointing with his little finger.

Online speculation suggests Mourinho shouted: “f*** off sons of b*****s” in his native tongue at full-time of the comeback victory.

In Mourinho’s post-match press conference he claimed there was a “man-hunt” against him like which he had never seen in football

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Arsenal Confirm Adidas Sponsorship Deal Worth £60m-per-year

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Arsenal Football Club have officially announced their new kit deal with German sportswear manufacturer Adidas.

A deal has been rumoured for some time, with Arsenal set to earn £300million over the course of five years.

At £60m-per-season, that marks the partnership out as one of the most lucrative in world football, equal with Chelsea but behind Manchester United’s deal with Adidas – the biggest in England – and Barcelona’s with Nike – the biggest in the world – which are worth £75m and £120m-a-year respectively.

The agreement will come into effect on July 1 2019, when the Gunners’ current deal with Puma expires, this means The Gunners will be kitted out in Adidas from the start of next season.

Arsenal last wore Adidas during the 1993/94 season

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Andreas Granqvist Confirms Manchester United Interest In Signing Him

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Sweden defender Andreas Granqvist has confirmed that Manchester United are interested in signing him during the January transfer window.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has regularly hinted that he is unhappy with the defensive options at his disposal so far this season, having failed in his attempts to bring a new centre-back to the club during the summer.

Helsingborg defender Granqvist has emerged as a surprise transfer target for the Red Devils, and the 33-year-old revealed that he would be interested in moving to Old Trafford should United make their interest concrete.

“There is indeed interest. I am honoured that I am linked with such a big club,” Granqvist told Expressen.

“If there is a concrete offer in January, then both the club and I will accept that, but that is currently not the case.”

Andreas Granqvist also made it clear that he has not had any contact with United manager Jose Mourinho.

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Andreas Granqvist Confirms Manchester United Interest In Signing Him

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Sweden defender Andreas Granqvist has confirmed that Manchester United are interested in signing him during the January transfer window.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has regularly hinted that he is unhappy with the defensive options at his disposal so far this season, having failed in his attempts to bring a new centre-back to the club during the summer.

Helsingborg defender Granqvist has emerged as a surprise transfer target for the Red Devils, and the 33-year-old revealed that he would be interested in moving to Old Trafford should United make their interest concrete.

“There is indeed interest. I am honoured that I am linked with such a big club,” Granqvist told Expressen.

“If there is a concrete offer in January, then both the club and I will accept that, but that is currently not the case.”

Andreas Granqvist also made it clear that he has not had any contact with United manager Jose Mourinho.

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Luke Shaw Pulls Out Of England’s Squad Due To Injury, Ben Chilwell Replaces Him

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Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell has been called into the England squad as a replacement for the injured Luke Shaw, the Football Association has announced.

Ben Chilwell made his England debut as a substitute in the 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland at the King Power Stadium last month, had originally been included in the Under-21 squad.

But the 21-year-old will now take the place of Manchester United left-back Shaw, who will miss the Nations League double-header against Croatia and Spain, in Gareth Southgate’s senior ranks.

Chilwell has established himself as first choice in the same position at Leicester and has been an ever-present in their Premier League side so far this season.

He moves up to the senior squad with the blessing of Under-21 boss Aidy Bothroyd, who praised Southgate for looking within the current set-up to find his replacements.

“It’s great the first thing Gareth does, when a player gets injured, he looks to the 21s or the 20s and the 19s now as well,” he said.

“He is promoting young talent and for the rest of the guys in the pathway it makes our job a lot easier because they know if they do well they’ve got a chance.”

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Luke Shaw Pulls Out Of England’s Squad Due To Injury, Ben Chilwell Replaces Him

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Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell has been called into the England squad as a replacement for the injured Luke Shaw, the Football Association has announced.

Ben Chilwell made his England debut as a substitute in the 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland at the King Power Stadium last month, had originally been included in the Under-21 squad.

But the 21-year-old will now take the place of Manchester United left-back Shaw, who will miss the Nations League double-header against Croatia and Spain, in Gareth Southgate’s senior ranks.

Chilwell has established himself as first choice in the same position at Leicester and has been an ever-present in their Premier League side so far this season.

He moves up to the senior squad with the blessing of Under-21 boss Aidy Bothroyd, who praised Southgate for looking within the current set-up to find his replacements.

“It’s great the first thing Gareth does, when a player gets injured, he looks to the 21s or the 20s and the 19s now as well,” he said.

“He is promoting young talent and for the rest of the guys in the pathway it makes our job a lot easier because they know if they do well they’ve got a chance.”

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Wayne Rooney Believes Jose Mourinho Is Being Made A Scapegoat At Manchester United

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Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has claimed that manager Jose Mourinho is being made a scapegoat for the team’s poor form this season.

Jose Mourinho’s future has come under intense scrutiny as a result, but Wayne Rooney believes that the players need to shoulder some of the blame.

“The manager can do so much but then it is down to the players on the pitch to produce. Probably collectively it is a bit of everything coming together, but Jose is an easy target,” Rooney is quoted as saying by The Mirror.

“I know Jose is getting a load of stick but the players have to stand up. They have to be counted and they have to be better. I said the same thing when Louis van Gaal was there. He took a lot of stick but behind closed doors I said to the players we have be doing better.

“Personally I think he set us up brilliantly, but we didn’t produce on the pitch. So I am sure that is getting said behind the scenes now. It’s a young team, and it’s a different pressure. Quite a lot of those players maybe haven’t faced this before and they haven’t got the senior players, which I had there as a young player, to help in those difficult moments. There are not enough of them to help you through it.”

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Wayne Rooney Believes Jose Mourinho Is Being Made A Scapegoat At Manchester United

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Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has claimed that manager Jose Mourinho is being made a scapegoat for the team’s poor form this season.

Jose Mourinho’s future has come under intense scrutiny as a result, but Wayne Rooney believes that the players need to shoulder some of the blame.

“The manager can do so much but then it is down to the players on the pitch to produce. Probably collectively it is a bit of everything coming together, but Jose is an easy target,” Rooney is quoted as saying by The Mirror.

“I know Jose is getting a load of stick but the players have to stand up. They have to be counted and they have to be better. I said the same thing when Louis van Gaal was there. He took a lot of stick but behind closed doors I said to the players we have be doing better.

“Personally I think he set us up brilliantly, but we didn’t produce on the pitch. So I am sure that is getting said behind the scenes now. It’s a young team, and it’s a different pressure. Quite a lot of those players maybe haven’t faced this before and they haven’t got the senior players, which I had there as a young player, to help in those difficult moments. There are not enough of them to help you through it.”

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Maurizio Sarri Is The Best Manager I’ve Had In Chelsea – Eden Hazard

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Eden Hazard has revealed that Maurizio Sarri is the best manager he has played under during his time at Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri is the sixth manager Eden Hazard has had during his six years at Stamford Bridge, and he has made a positive start to his reign with Chelsea still unbeaten this season and level on points with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the table.

Hazard won the Premier League title under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte for Chelsea – in addition to featuring under Roberto Di Matteo, Rafael Benitez and Guus Hiddink – but he believes that Sarri’s style of play trumps them all.

“I think he is a great manager. When you play football, you want to play for these kinds of managers because the way he wants us to play is the way that I want to play,” Hazard told reporters.

“We had some great results in the past so I can’t say that the managers before weren’t good, but I think in terms of football and the way we are playing, yes, this is the best football since I have been at Chelsea. A lot of pass and move. Then we also have good players in our team so that’s why we are playing this great football.

“So I am just thinking about this season. I want to win something with him and then we will think about what happens at the end of the season but now, in my head, it is just play and enjoy football then try to win the games. [Sarri] is very good. He is talking a lot with the players. He is joking a lot. When you see him, maybe you think he is a bit focused on the game but he can make some jokes. I think we need that.

“He is a funny guy but he likes to work. When it is time to enjoy, then he wants us to enjoy. When he is talking about football, the first thing he says is let’s make you enjoy. That’s good. What might make me stay? I am happy and I don’t need anything. It is not trophies. Of course, when you play, you want to win but I just want to enjoy things on the pitch, like I am at the moment. Then I am happy.”

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Maurizio Sarri Is The Best Manager I’ve Had In Chelsea – Eden Hazard

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Eden Hazard has revealed that Maurizio Sarri is the best manager he has played under during his time at Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri is the sixth manager Eden Hazard has had during his six years at Stamford Bridge, and he has made a positive start to his reign with Chelsea still unbeaten this season and level on points with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the table.

Hazard won the Premier League title under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte for Chelsea – in addition to featuring under Roberto Di Matteo, Rafael Benitez and Guus Hiddink – but he believes that Sarri’s style of play trumps them all.

“I think he is a great manager. When you play football, you want to play for these kinds of managers because the way he wants us to play is the way that I want to play,” Hazard told reporters.

“We had some great results in the past so I can’t say that the managers before weren’t good, but I think in terms of football and the way we are playing, yes, this is the best football since I have been at Chelsea. A lot of pass and move. Then we also have good players in our team so that’s why we are playing this great football.

“So I am just thinking about this season. I want to win something with him and then we will think about what happens at the end of the season but now, in my head, it is just play and enjoy football then try to win the games. [Sarri] is very good. He is talking a lot with the players. He is joking a lot. When you see him, maybe you think he is a bit focused on the game but he can make some jokes. I think we need that.

“He is a funny guy but he likes to work. When it is time to enjoy, then he wants us to enjoy. When he is talking about football, the first thing he says is let’s make you enjoy. That’s good. What might make me stay? I am happy and I don’t need anything. It is not trophies. Of course, when you play, you want to win but I just want to enjoy things on the pitch, like I am at the moment. Then I am happy.”

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