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Brighton vs Chelsea LIVE updates: Team news and line-ups ahead of Premier League clash

REUTERS Brighton vs Chelsea LIVE updates: Latest Premier League score, news and highlights Brighton vs Chelsea LIVE updates: Latest Premier League score, news and highlights from the Amex Stadium LOCADIA SPEAKS 12:15: Brighton’s new club record signing Jurgen Locadia: “I’m glad I’m here in the Premier League. I’m obsessed with football so I watch every game. It’s great to be here. I bring power, precision, goals, assists and a lot of energy. “I play with a lot of action and can shoot with my right and left foot. I’ve got…

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Chelsea have agreed deal with Edin Dzeko for January move – transfer guru Palmeri

Italian journalist Palmeri is no stranger to making big transfer claims and his latest one is to suggest a big development in the Blues’ transfer chase. He tweeted: “Wow, Chelsea’s offer for Dzeko has been accepted by the player!” Chelsea are on the hunt for a target man with their move for Andy Carroll falling through after the West Ham striker got injured. Dzeko, 31, scored twice against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League in October and has 12 to his name this season. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte…

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Antonio Conte blasts Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata ‘stupid’ ahead of Brighton match

The Chelsea manager was as tight-lipped as ever about transfers in his press conference but did let slip his frustration at the “stupid” lapse on Wednesday night that has left him without his star striker for tomorrow’s trip to Brighton. Links with Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch suggest he is looking for a robust presence as a Plan B for the second half of the season. But if 6ft 3in Morata had not gone down quite so easily under challenge from Norwich’s Timm Klose – and then moaned about it…

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Leeds news: Bartosz Boniecki and Hubert Sadowski to travel to Thorp Arch next week

The 17-year-old’s, who play for Pogon Szczecin, will travel to the Championship club’s Thorp Arch HQ next week.  Boniecki is an attacking midfielder, who has won five caps for Poland at Under-18 level. Central defender Sadowski represented Poland once at Under-15 level.  Dariusz Adamczuk, the president of Pogon’s Academy, said: “For both players it is a new experience and an opportunity to test themselves against the background of players from England.” Neither player has made a first-team appearance for Pogon, who compete in Poland’s top division, the Ekstraklasa.  Leeds chiefs…

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Chelsea vs Norwich LIVE updates: Latest FA Cup scores, goals and highlights

REUTERS Chelsea vs Norwich LIVE updates: Latest FA Cup third-round scores Chelsea vs Norwich LIVE updates: Latest FA Cup third-round scores, news and highlights TWITTER ROUND-UP Liam: If Chelsea-Norwich finishes 0-0 then the person responsible for picking the live FA Cup matches for BBC must be fearing for their job… Kev: Last few games neither Hazard nor Morata have done anything… take a chance on Musonda & Sterling instead of the usuals. Ravel: Well if this does end up going to pens, at least we know that’s Caballero’s one strong…

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Rangers transfer news: Official approach made for Hamilton star Greg Docherty

It’s understood Accies value the 21-year-old at £1million plus add-ons. Cardiff City are also keen on Docherty, who has come through the youth ranks at New Douglas Park. Rangers boss Graeme Murty has already brought in midfielder Sean Goss on loan from QPR and Jamie Murphy in a similar deal from Brighton. Meanwhile, Murty believes the number of top players keen to sign for Rangers proves that the club remains a major draw in European football. Scotland striker Stevie Naismith is desperate to return to Ibrox, but Murty admitted he…

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Xbox One vs PS4 games: Bad news for Microsoft, as fans fear for MAJOR exclusive

Xbox One could be short of one major exclusive in 2018. Halo developer 343 Industries has suggested that Halo 6 might not be released this year. “2018 has arrived and with it, the promise of new fun times to be had and adventures to be embarked upon,” reads a 343 blog post. “No, not those adventures, but plenty of exciting ones regardless – some which might surprise you more than other.” With Halo 5 launching back in 2015, fans were expecting a new entry to launch in 2018. At the…

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Roy Hodgson changes tune on Brighton winner after ‘spiteful’ outburst at referee

Roy Hodgson admitted he had directed “spiteful” words at the referee, Andre Marriner, after watching the Brighton striker Glenn Murray put his Crystal Palace team out of the FA Cup with a potentially controversial late winner for 2-1. But Hodgson changed his tune entirely after being assured that Murray had not used his hand to ease the ball over the line. The assurances came via the Video Assistant Referee, which had been used for the first time in an English club match. Hodgson was led to believe that the video…

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Brighton 2 – Crystal Palace 1: Seagulls into FA Cup fourth round after VAR confusion

REUTERS Glenn Murray (right) scores the late winner for Brighton You do not need new technology with an old warhorse around. Glenn Murray earned Brighton a place on the fourth-round of the FA Cup with a goal just three minutes from time at the Amex Stadium. In the end, after all the palaver, the Video Assistant Referee system was not even needed. A blunder by Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey handed Dale Stephens a first-half goal for Brighton but Roy Hodgson’s team thought they had earned another shot at reaching the…

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Glenn Murray leaves it late as Brighton knock Crystal Palace out of FA Cup

It had to be Glenn Murray, the striker who has straddled the rather unusual divide between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace. This FA Cup third round tie was level with less than ten minutes to go when Chris Hughton called for the old-school centre-forward, who had spent four years of his long career at Palace. The stage was set and Murray did not disappoint, although the travelling fans would surely not agree. When Uwe Hünemeier headed a free-kick goalwards, the action appeared to freeze. Murray kept on running…

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