MADRID (AP): Barcelona fell to Valencia 2-1 at the Camp Nou yesterday, losing their third straight game to allow Atletico Madrid to draw level on points atop the Spanish league with five rounds to go. Atletico erased Barcelona’s lead by beating Granada 3-0 earlier yesterday. Real Madrid are only one point behind after winning 5-1 at last-place Getafe on Saturday. Atletico were trailing by nine points three rounds ago, and Real Madrid were 12 points back four games ago. Several opportunities Champions League Valencia had several opportunities to put the game away in counterattacks, but the best scoring chance of the match was squandered by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique in the 89th. He had only the goalkeeper to beat but missed from close range. Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves made a few great saves to help secure the win, including a spectacular one after a Rakitic shot from inside the area in the 75th. It was the second win in a row for Valencia after four straight losses, moving the club further away from the relegation zone. They have 40 points from 33 games and are in 12th place. At the time, Barcelona were cruising toward a repeat of the Champions League, Spanish league and Copa del Rey treble. But Luis Enrique’s squad has won only one of its last six games, being eliminated by Atletico in the Champions League quarter-finals and seeing its league lead collapse. Its 39-game unbeaten streak ended with a home loss to Real Madrid earlier this month. Atletico have three of their last five games at home, while Barcelona will play away three times. Real Madrid also are away in three of their last five matches. Valencia opened the scoring after Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic deflected a cross into his own net in the 26th minute. Midfielder Dani Parejo then provided a perfect pass for Santi Mina’s precise shot into the far corner in first-half injury time. Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal in the 63rd to end a five-game scoring slump that was his worst with Barcelona in five years. He completed a cross by Jordi Alba to keep his team’s hopes alive, but it was not able to capitalise on its chances of equalising.
January 12, 2020
An illegal dredge being established at Parabaru in the Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) is one of the recent threats to the Indigenous community, prompting actions to cease this operation.The National Toshaos Council (NTC) would have raised this matter with the Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman, during a recent meeting at their Hadfield Street headquarters.NTC Chairman Nicholas FredericksTrotman told media operatives that mining matters were primarily discussed and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has also informed that the dredging area is being established without any permission.“The Council sought to mention some mining matters. One matter pertains to a dredge being constructed at Parabara, that’s deep south of the Rupununi. I’m aware of the matter and, in fact, GGMC has informed that there is no permission for such a dredge and so, we will have to take action,” he said.Trotman said he had given assurance that mining activities should not affect Guyana’s waters. In most scenarios, mercury is being used to mine these natural resources and later released into rivers, causing some biological effect to aquatic animals.“I have given a commitment to ensure that the headwaters, some waters in that part of Guyana are not contaminated by mining and so that is of plotting the coordinates to protect the river from river mining.”Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanPresently, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the NTC and the Council and the NTC Chairman, Nicholas Fredericks, suggested that a taskforce be recruited to address some of the mining challenges which spread across numerous villages.“We have a MoU with the Ministry and the NTC to appoint a personnel as their counterpart. The suggestion came from Mr Fredericks for a taskforce so that the NTC can look at mining. It’s not just the Rupununi, its Mahdia, Micobie Village, parts of Kaituma and elsewhere,” Trotman related.Nevertheless, he sought to point out that while there are complaints surfacing from Indigenous villages regarding illegal mining or pollution, Toshaos and other members of the community would give permission to the miners when the matter is investigated. For this, the NTC is enabling itself to mitigate these issues by engaging the villagers and mining agencies.The Minister shared, “Mining is a part of the culture and part of the foundation for the pillars of our economy and there are complaints of illegal mining or pollution of waters by the use of mercury. What we find is that title villages are themselves engaged in mining as coast landers. I think the NTC recognises that and they’d like to be a buffer between the miners and the GGMC. Many times we respond by sending mines officers to check on reports of illegal mining and we find out that the Toshao or some relative gave permission for people to come into the village or they themselves are doing the mining”.Parabaru is a small indigenous community located in Region Nine, along the Kuyuwini River. The village was founded in 1969 and at that time, only six households occupied the village. This number has grown significantly via migration from other communities. The residents’ first language is Wai-Wai; second, Wapishana; and third, English.
January 12, 2020
One month later– Auditor General forced to write Town Clerk due to non-cooperationCity Hall executives had written to the Auditor General’s Office requesting an audit; but during that exercise, City Hall officials have not been as helpful as had been hoped. Thus the final phase of the audit, which had commenced last month, has been stalled because of this lack of cooperation.Auditor General Deodat SharmaIn an interview with this publication on Thursday, Auditor General Deodat Sharma (AG Sharma) revealed that the relationship between the auditors and City Hall personnel has so deteriorated that Town Clerk Royston King had to be written regarding the undue delays being caused by City Hall officials not making the necessary documents available to the auditors.“There were some hiccups and (they) were unable to make the arrangements for us to go in. So the Town Clerk promised (that) by May 8 (he would) make arrangements (for the auditors to go in). I had to write him another letter, because they haven’t been making the records available, or the books. So we have not gone in as yet (to audit the accounts),” AG Sharma revealed. The audit has consequently still not been completed, more than one month after it had commenced.AG Sharma explained that the audit of the accounts was supposed to have started over a month ago, after the physical or stock audit had been done.Town Clerk Royston KingThere have been persistent calls for City Hall to be fully audited. Back in 2015, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) had received two grants under the Communities Ministry’s Capital Programme for the “Georgetown Restoration Programme”, in addition to the “Emergency Solid Waste Management of Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill”.Each of those multi-million-dollar grants was based on Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) between the Communities Ministry’s Permanent Secretary and Town Clerk of the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown (M&CC). According to the Auditor General’s 2015 Report, there were several “discrepancies” in the way the sums of money allotted to the City Council had been spent during that year.After examining 212 payment vouchers, a number of discrepancies were reportedly found, including hundreds of instances wherein there was no evidence that the validity of payment vouchers had been certified by the accountant or other authorised officer before being payable.Asked yesterday whether those discrepancies were ever satisfactorily resolved, AG Sharma responded in the negative, and said that was one of the reasons why the current audit being carried out by his office was necessary. It is understood that this audit is supposed to probe from as far back as 2012.“There was a session with the Public Accounts Committee (wherein) they (officials) appeared and answered questions (on) some of the areas,” Sharma recalled. “That’s why we want to go in and do a thorough audit.”People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Councillor Bishram Kuppen had written to the press last year, expressing dissatisfaction that the motions for an audit of the municipality’s affairs had been denied.Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green had denied all suggestions that she was stymieing attempts to conduct an audit into the financial affairs of City Hall. In fact, she claimed she had been the one calling for an audit.“Since 2012 I’ve said it — that we are open to an audit whenever and by whoever. I want it to be clearly said that I have no objections to any audit. Since 2011, I have been calling for an audit for the City Council. When the PPP was in Government they did not take heed; and now, in 2016, you’re hearing all the cries for an audit. I still don’t have any objections,” Chase-Green had declared.In his letter, the PPP councillor had charged that important services were still not being provided, and the City was experiencing financial difficulties despite the millions of dollars it had collected in revenue. Kuppen had also referred to a donation of $8 million the City had received from the Chinese Government to assist the clean-up campaign in Georgetown. (Jaryl Bryan)
January 12, 2020
FORT ST. JOHN – Things couldn’t have gone much better for the Fort St. John Northern Metalic Flyers as they won three games over the weekend. They defeated the North Central Bulls twice by scores of 6-2, and 6-0, and won 5-2 over the Sturgeon Sting.The wins allowed the Flyers to stretch their lead at the top of the rural black division to six points with a game in hand on the Grande Prairie Storm.The Flyers have been dominant this season with a record of 15-1-0 through 16 games.- Advertisement -According to the league schedule the next game for the club will take place on January 3 against Grande Prairie.
January 11, 2020
“Will we be a city choked by gridlock or will we succeed in creating solutions that will keep us moving?” The audit comes as Los Angeles vies for billions of dollars in state bond money and city leaders lobby in Washington, D.C., for even more money for subways and light-rail projects. “How do we go up to Sacramento, much less Washington, D.C., effectively without a coordinated strategic plan for the city and Los Angeles County?” Chick said Tuesday in her office. “No wonder we have traffic problems. No wonder we have difficulty moving from one place to another. This is a city that has not planned for the traffic and transportation needs of the 21st century.” “There are no easy or immediate fixes. But we can’t fix the problem until we fix the Department of Transportation.” The review is the latest of the agency by Chick, who last year found that more than $12 million earmarked to help ease traffic congestion and add parking was “gathering dust” because of the agency’s flawed fiscal management. The DOT oversees street issues in the city, and is responsible for traffic signals, crosswalks and DASH buses. Appointed by Villaraigosa early last year, General Manager Gloria Jeff requested the audit to help her revamp a department with 1,700 staff members and a $144 million annual budget. Mayor sets goals Last August, the mayor set goals for Jeff, which includes reorganizing the staff and developing a 25-year strategic plan. Jeff’s office said the DOT has already begun many of the changes recommended in the audit, including developing a project tracking system and more long-range planning. However, the DOT still has a lot to do. “The mayor has set ambitious goals and high expectations for reducing traffic congestion. While we’ve made some substantial progress, the mayor believes and expects more can be done,” his spokesman Matt Szabo said. Lacking a strategic plan with a mission statement and list of priority projects, the DOT should create a unit dedicated to transportation planning and managing long-term capital projects such as traffic-signal synchronization, Chick said. That unit should also take the lead in developing a long-range transportation plan with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the California Department of Transportation, she said. “The mayor has called for a strategic plan to meet the transit needs for the city and the region for the next 25 years and we don’t have it for the next 25 days,” she said. Billions on table This is especially important now with billions of dollars in state bond revenue on the table and a turnover in Congress that gave several Los Angeles-area elected officials more power to steer funding back home. “It’s a perfect storm, in a good way,” said Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who heads the council’s Transportation Committee. “We’re going to be applying for funds at state and federal levels and we need to be able to compete.” But the audit found that the DOT has not closely watched its own budget when approving new DASH bus routes, and may have to cut routes in the future. The local bus service is funded by the Proposition A half-percent sales tax and is facing a $29 million shortfall in 2010 and a $200 million shortfall by 2016. “First and foremost, before thinking about adding routes, the city needs to look at how it’s going to meet that shortfall just to keep up the current routes,” Chick said. The audit recommends a more rigorous standard in approving new routes based on whether it can afford them, and evaluating existing routes that don’t meet ridership goals. Auditors also found that the DOT has not been staffed, funded or organized to meet the city’s infrastructure demands. The department is responsible for developing and implementing the city’s transportation policy, but the manager doesn’t have the resources to do that, the report said. And, too often the high-level managers don’t have timely, useful or accurate information needed to spot trends or determine whether the department is meeting its goals. Greuel said the DOT probably has been shortchanged in previous budget years. “It’s kind of a chicken-and-egg problem. They haven’t come forward with a good plan to make the changes necessary,” Greuel said, so the department hasn’t received funding to make changes. The audit and the mayor’s guidelines will help Jeff as she develops that long-range plan. “This is a very good blueprint because it backs up our request for more budget, more talent, more personnel and more IT support,” said Bruce Gillman, director of public information for DOT. And many are watching whether Jeff can create the vision the DOT has lacked. “I don’t see a lot of people coming up with a plan for San Fernando Valley transportation,” said Brendan Huffman, executive director of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association. “Gloria Jeff has an opportunity to present that vision and get us on that track.” email@example.com (213) 978-0390 Highlights Recommendations: DOT lacks focus on transportation policy, short- and long-range planning and management of capital programs. Project reporting and monitoring is fragmented between DOT and city government. DOT has not incorporated Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s goals and objectives and is not performing the requested strategic capital program planning. DOT lacks sufficient reporting to monitor and control program progress, problems and trends. DOT has not set minimum performance standards for DASH routes. An estimated $29 million shortfall in fiscal 2010 could grow to $200 million by fiscal 2016. The agency lacks budget reporting policies for capital projects, resulting in inaccurate, outdated and inconsistent information. Restructure and create a Transportation Policy and Planning unit responsible for policies, short- and long-range planning and capital program management. Establish an intranet system to more effectively communicate goals and objectives throughout the department. Develop immediate action plan and timetable to resolve DASH shortfall including alternatives such as route and service cuts. Reorganize the agency to consolidate maintenance of seven Metrolink stations and monitoring of off-street parking facilities in DOT’s Office of Regulatory Services unit. Develop a departmentwide project reporting system. Improve efficiency to maximize budget resources. SOURCE: Los Angeles city controller 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles’ transportation department lacks a long-term, comprehensive plan to build city infrastructure even as gridlock threatens to choke the region, according to an audit released Tuesday. The Department of Transportation is in “enormous need of reinvention and reorganization,” lacks specific short- and long-term goals, has no strategic plan and has not incorporated many of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s transit goals, City Controller Laura Chick said in the audit. Chick said the agency also has failed to budget properly for its DASH bus services – including routes in the San Fernando Valley – which face a shortfall that could soar to more than $200 million in the next decade. “For too long the LADOT has found itself focusing on one project after another without an overarching vision,” she wrote in the audit.
January 6, 2020
It has also been introduced in Spain and France this season, with those leagues following on from the Bundesliga and Serie A, although the English Premier League has been more cautious.“For me, VAR is not completely clear for now, but we also know that there is no way back anymore, technology will come sooner or later,” Ceferin told journalists in Monaco, where the Champions League group-stage draw was held on Thursday.“The plan for now is to use it from the next season, with the first match which is the Super Cup.”That match is due to be played in Istanbul on August 14, 2019, and the Champions League would then bring in VAR from the playoff round the same month.“When we are ready we will use it, but it is not so easy because we have to choose the provider, it is not easy to organise a competition across the continent with all the referees, so we have some issues,” said Ceferin.There had been reports that VAR could come in from the latter stages of this season’s competition, but UEFA’s Slovenian president now says it is unlikely to be used even in the final in Madrid next June.“I’m not ruling it out but for now it doesn’t look like it will happen,” he admitted.Ceferin acknowledged that VAR “worked quite well” at the World Cup, but UEFA’s biggest concern is how they can effectively run the system in a competition spanning an entire continent.– ‘Very complex’ –At the World Cup, FIFA used a centralised system based in Moscow, yet doing the same thing with matches being played in different countries is far more complex.“It’s really much more problematic than it looks. We really have a huge territory, we have different countries. We don’t know yet how to do it,” added Ceferin.“The plan is to do it next season, but let’s see what happens, I don’t want to predict anything 100 percent.”Nevertheless, it seems that UEFA will wait a further year before the Europa League follows suit.Giorgio Marchetti, the organisation’s deputy general secretary, admitted that VAR was “obviously not impossible but very complex, and requires a lot of planning”.“The Europa League would follow exactly like GLT (goal-line technology), because of this complexity of the operations,” he said, confirming that the idea would be to wait another season.Meanwhile, reports in Germany on Thursday indicated that UEFA were considering bringing back a third continental club competition, two decades after the Cup Winners’ Cup was scrapped.UEFA president Ceferin (L) presenting David Beckham with an award in Monaco on Thursday © AFP / Valery HACHESport Bild said the idea was to start a 32-team tournament from 2021, reducing the number of participants in the Europa League from the current 48 down to 32 and further opening up continental competition to sides from smaller countries.But Ceferin said: “They are just discussions, is it better to have 64 in the Europa League or 32 and 32? They are just discussions.”– Restoring competitive balance –The 50-year-old, who succeeded Michel Platini as UEFA president in 2016, looks set to be re-elected early next year, with a vote taking place in Rome in February.The increasing dominance in the Champions League of an elite few raises ever greater concerns about competitive balance, something Ceferin says is his “greatest challenge” going forward.He is nevertheless optimistic that a breakaway, closed league for the super rich will not happen.“I think, as much as I spoke to the big clubs, that it’s clear to them that the competition only between the big clubs will not happen and would be very boring, and they understand that for the development of football they have to share some money,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000VAR is being used in the Bundesliga for the second consecutive season © AFP / SASCHA SCHUERMANNMONACO, France, Aug 31 – UEFA are set to wait until next season before introducing Video Assistant Referees (VAR) in the Champions League, although they are still not ruling out having it in this season’s final, president Aleksander Ceferin said on Friday.Ceferin has so far resisted calls to bring VAR into Europe’s elite club competition, despite the system largely proving successful at the World Cup.
January 6, 2020
0Shares0000Take a bow: Inter Milan’s Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku scored on his Serie A debut © AFP / Miguel MEDINAMILAN, Italy, Aug 27 – Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku scored on his Inter Milan debut as new coach Antonio Conte’s reign got off to a perfect start with a 4-0 win over promoted Lecce on Monday.“There was a spark, but now we must become dynamite,” said Conte as he begins his campaign to topple eight-time holders Juventus. Lukaku — a 65 million euros summer signing from Manchester United — scored the third goal on the hour mark at the San Siro.A blunder by Lecce goalkeeper Gabriel parried the ball into the path of Lautaro Martinez allowing Lukaku to finish off.The 26-year-old turned and took a bow in front of the jubilant Inter fans among the 65,000 crowd.“Lukaku entered the world of Inter in the best way, with great humility,” said Conte.“He’s a gentle giant, a giant with a smile. He is ready to work for the team. But not only Romelu, Lautaro also played very well.”Croatian Marcelo Brozovic had opened the scoring after 21 minutes with a powerful strike for his 15th goal in his sixth season with Inter.But another new signing Stefano Sensi, a summer loan from Sassuolo, also found a way through three minutes later.Lecce played the last quarter of an hour a man down after Brazilian Diego Farias saw red in his first game for a studs on tackle on his former Cagliari teammate Nicolo Barella.Antonio Candreva blasted in the fourth goal on 84 minutes, allowing Inter to match champions Juventus and runners-up Napoli who both won their opening league matches at the weekend.Juventus beat Parma 1-0, with Napoli edging a seven-goal thriller at Fiorentina 4-3.“We started off well with the right intensity and desire, respecting the idea of what I wanted,” said Conte.“Then at 2-0 I didn’t like what I saw from the lads. Too relaxed, losing intensity under pressure.“We need to improve both mentally and physically but I am very happy and satisfied, I like working with these guys who have always shown great commitment.“Let’s celebrate until midnight, from tomorrow we think of Cagliari, it will be a difficult trip,” he added of next weekend’s game in Sardinia.– Icardi ‘irritates’ –Antonio Conte started his reign as Inter Milan coach with a win against his former team Lecce © AFP / Miguel MEDINAConte’s arrival at Chinese-owned Inter has raised expectations of a first Serie A title since 2010.The former Juventus and Chelsea boss took over from Luciano Spalletti who secured Champions League football with a fourth-place finish last season.The 50-year-old’s coaching credentials include three Serie A titles with Juventus from 2012 to 2014, and the Premier League with Chelsea in 2017.And former Italy boss Conte’s first game was against his hometown club Lecce, the team where he started his playing career, and who are back in Serie A after seven years.The sideshow surrounding former Inter captain Mauro Icardi continued with the Argentine not named on the bench.Inter director Giuseppe Marotta insisted there was no room in the club for the forward, with the transfer window closing on September 2.Icardi has rejected moves away from the San Siro despite being frozen out of the team and stripped of the captain’s armband last season amid a protracted contract dispute.Icardi’s wife Wanda Nara, who is also his agent, said he wants to remain at Inter and had been told to stay by senior club bosses.“We greeted Wanda Nara’s comments with a bit of irritation, both for the timing and the method,” Marotta told sports broadcaster DAZN before Monday’s game.“I absolutely deny that any of the club management, and in particular (president) Steven Zhang, have invited Icardi to stay.”0Shares0000(Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)
December 27, 2019
A man scaled up an apartment block and then smashed a window to get into his apartment after a row with his girlfriend.Sean Deery had gone to the pub after a row with his girlfriend during which she moved out of their home. When he arrived home he found he was locked out and a new tenant had moved into the apartment.Deery, 29, burst into the apartment through the window, pushed the new resident out the door and then locked himself in before Gardai arrived.Deery appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal charged with trespassing and causing criminal damage.Landlord of Robinson Hall in Letterkenny, Mr Manus McGroddy, said he had been contacted by the father of Samantha Carr, Deery’s girlfriend saying she was in fear of him.He had travelled from his home in Wexford to take her back and Ms Carr handed over the only set of keys to the flat to Mr McGroddy.However, when Deery returned he flipped out to find himself locked out and scaled to the first floor of the apartment just before midnight on August 5th last.He found another tenant, Mr Alexander Neill sitting in his boxer shorts drinking coffee in the apartment.After an argument, he pushed him out the door and locked himself into the apartment as the Gardai arrived.Deery eventually came out and was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station.Mr Neill said he was very frightened by what had happened especially when Deery burst through the window during the night.Solicitor for Deery, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client admitted breaking into the apartment but produced a letter from the Department of Social Protection signed by all three parties including Deery, Ms Carr and Mr McGroddy.After listening to the evidence, Judge Paul Kelly said he was satisfied that there was a lease in existence and that Mr McGroddy had no right to terminate the lease on behalf of Deery and dismissed the charge of trespassing.However, he did find him guilty of causing €953.40 of damage to the apartment block by smashing the window and pulling out the window frame.“He cannot take the law into his own hands or damage property,” said Judge Kelly.He fined him €50 and ordered him to pay €840 in compensation.Man scaled apartment block and pulled out window after row with girlfriend was last modified: October 18th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
December 27, 2019
Comhghairdeas do an foireann Sinsear agus Foirenn Soisear a bhí rathúil i gComortas Peil na Gaeltachta ag an deireadh seachtaine. Béidh an foireann Sinsear ag imirt in aice le Gaoth Dobhair agus an foireann Soisear ag imirt in aice le Na Rossa ar an 29ú Martá sa baile.The All County League begins this weekend with both the Reserve and Senior teams in action at home against Four Masters on Sunday at 1.30 and 3pm.The U14 boys played Naomh Colmcille on Sunday last but came away with a defeat, they will play away to Letterkenny Gaels next Sunday at 11.30am. The Minor team return to action next weekend at home against St Eunan’s B, time to be confirmed. The closing date for membership is fast approaching and you will have another chance this Thursday from 7 to 8.30 to pay it, this will be the second last chance to register for 2014 so please come along on Thursday night. Club Donegal membership is also available, the club are offering members a chance to get this at a reduced cost of €120 which gives admittance to all club games in Donegal. All coaches and adults working with underage players must be garda vetted, forms are available from George Simmons.The club would like to congratulate Cormac Callaghan, Ryan Toner and Gary McDaid who were part of the St. Eunan’s College squad who won the McLarnon Cup on St Patrick’s Day, best wishes to them as they meet Carrick V.S. on Saturday. Best wishes also go to all the children from Glenswilly NS who will receive the sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday 22nd March and also to the pupils of Stramore NS who will be confirmed on Saturday 29th March.GAA NEWS – GLENSWILLY SENIORS AND RESERVES FACE FOUR MASTERS IN LEAGUE was last modified: March 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Glenswilly notes
December 26, 2019
Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Alvaro Morata’s scoring form has already been questioned as he has failed to net in any of the three matches and even missed a penalty against Arsenal.He has now switched to the number 29 at Stamford Bridge and will debut his new shirt on Sunday.Here is talkSPORT’s predicted line-up: The Community Shield will be Maurizio Sarri’s first match managing Chelsea in England Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? FA Cup winners Chelsea clash with Premier League champions Man City in Sunday’s Community Shield, live on talkSPORT.The annual ceremonial match hands Maurizio Sarri the chance to claim the first piece of silverware in his career, albeit a minor one. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED possible xi Chelsea will almost certainly continue in a 4-3-3 silverware Latest Chelsea News gameday cracker shining Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 possible standings In pre-season he has revolutionised the Blues’ style, implementing a fast-paced, passing ‘Sarriball.’Chelsea have played 4-3-3 rather than their previous 3-5-2 and recorded mixed results.They won their first match 1-0 against Perth Glory, but drew 1-1 with both Inter Milan and Arsenal. 2 tense REAL DEAL Chelsea: Caballero, Alonso, Luiz, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Barkley, Jorginho, Fabregas, Hudson-Odoi, Morata, PedroYou can listen to the Community Shield live on talkSPORT, Sunday August 5 – 3pm kick off.