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Oct 15

Impressive Wilfried Zaha plays with ‘nothing to be scared of’ for Palace | Jacob Steinberg

The ‘freedom’ at the foot of the Premier League and also in the forward’s own role help to ensure Chelsea never came close to deciphering Roy Hodgson’s planTimid, listless and toothless in their first seven matches; vibrant, inspired and potent against…

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Oct 15

Unhappy Antonio Conte questions Chelsea’s ability to defend their title

• After defeat by Crystal Palace the Italian raises problem of injuries• Victor Moses joins injury list but Álvaro Morata could return against RomaAntonio Conte has warned that Chelsea will find it difficult to defend the title after their shock defeat…

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Oct 15

The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend roundup of the best photography from England’s top flight• Follow us on Instagram for more great sports photography Continue reading…

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Oct 14

Crystal Palace shock champions Chelsea as Wilfried Zaha secures vital win

Something remarkable happened at 3.11pm in this rather angst-ridden corner of south London. That was the moment Andros Townsend burst to the byline and pulled a cross back for Yohan Cabaye to collect on the run, David Luiz’s touch propelling the loose …

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Oct 13

Crystal Palace must not ‘put it all on Wilfried Zaha’s plate’, says Roy Hodgson | Dominic Fifield

Winger will have to hit the ground running after two months out and manager acknowledges there is much work to do at the pointless Premier League clubA month into Roy Hodgson’s return to club football and he finally had some positive news to relay. Cry…

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Oct 12

An ageing profession? Jupp Heynckes’s Bayern return strengthens grey brigade | Simon Burnton

The recent appointments of 70-somethings Jupp Heynckes and Roy Hodgson and the rising average age of Premier League managers signify a shift in attitudesJupp Heynckes was formally introduced as Bayern Munich’s interim manager on Monday, declaring that …

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Oct 12

Chelsea handed major chance to make up lost ground in gentler October

This time last year the Stamford Bridge club started a run which led to the title and their upcoming fixtures offer them the chance to start anotherMost of the Premier League attention will be on Anfield and the north-west derby this weekend, even if L…

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Oct 01

Manchester United injuries are chance to trust others, says José Mourinho

• ‘We never miss the players who are injured; it’s a moment for others to step in’
• Juan Mata lauds side’s greater efficiency and Romelu Lukaku’s contribution

José Mourinho said he has complete trust in all of his Manchester United players after his side crushed Crystal Palace 4-0 for a fifth consecutive victory without the injured Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman sustained a hamstring problem in the 3-0 win over Basel in a Champions League group game on 12 September. Since then United have beaten Everton 4-0, Burton Albion 4-1, Southampton 1-0 and CSKA Moscow 4-1 before the victory over Roy Hodgson’s bottom-placed side.

Related: Marouane Fellaini double sinks Crystal Palace as Manchester United march on

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Sep 30

Roy Hodgson says Crystal Palace fighting in class they cannot handle

• ‘We are attempting to respond and not stay on the canvas’
• José Mourinho hails Marouane Fellaini after Manchester United’s 4-0 win

Roy Hodgson chose a boxing analogy to describe his side’s latest thumping in Manchester, inevitably inviting the observation that in a real ringfight the referee would have stopped such an uneven contest.

“I don’t want to criticise my players in any way, but we are taking a few blows to the chin,” the Crystal Palace manager said, as his team remain without either a goal or a victory. “We are without Zaha, Benteke and Loftus-Cheek and we lost Scott Dann the day before the game. We are playing with a winger from Wolves at centre-forward. Add all those things together and we have to accept we are the boxer fighting in a weight class he is not able to handle at the moment. We are taking the blows and getting knocked down, but we are attempting to respond and not stay on the canvas.”

Related: Marouane Fellaini double sinks Crystal Palace as Manchester United march on

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Sep 30

Palace like a boxer fighting in the wrong weight class, says Roy Hodgson – video

Following their 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford, Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson likened his side to a boxer fighting in a different weight class to the likes of the two Manchester sides. He went on to suggest that the start to the season may end up as t…

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