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Saturday 21st September 2013
English Premier League
Chelsea v Fulham 17:30
Liverpool v Southampton 15:00
Newcastle United v Hull City 15:00
Norwich City v Aston Villa 12:45
West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland 15:00
West Ham United v Everton 15:00


Sunday 22nd September 2013
English Premier League
Arsenal v Stoke City 13:30
Cardiff City v Tottenham Hotspur 16:00
Crystal Palace v Swansea City 13:30
Manchester City v Manchester United 16:00


Monday 23rd September 2013
English League One
Brentford v Leyton Orient 19:45
Spanish Primera Liga
Espanyol v Athletic Bilbao 21:00


Tuesday 24th September 2013
English League Cup Third Round
Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur 19:45
Burnley v Nottingham Forest 19:45
Fulham v Everton 20:00
Hull City v Huddersfield Town 19:45
Leicester City v Derby County 19:45
Manchester City v Wigan Athletic 19:45
Southampton v Bristol City 19:45
Sunderland v Peterborough United 19:45
Swindon Town v Chelsea 19:45
Watford v Norwich City 19:45
West Ham United v Cardiff City 19:45


Wednesday 25th September 2013
English League Cup Third Round
Birmingham City v Swansea City 19:45
Manchester United v Liverpool 19:45
Newcastle United v Leeds United 19:45
Tranmere Rovers v Stoke City 19:45
West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal 20:00


Thursday 26th September 2013
Spanish Primera Liga
Athletic Bilbao v Real Betis 19:00
Getafe v Celta Vigo 21:00
Villarreal v Espanyol 21:00
Italian Serie A
Inter Milan v Fiorentina 19:45




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Chelsea's Mourinho warns Juan Mata he must change his game to get back in the team

20 Sep 2013 22:30
"I want Oscar as my No.10, I want the other players to adapt to that reality and learn do things they weren't ready to do before"
Juan Mata has been brought face to face with his Chelsea future - and ­discovered it will not be bright.
Blues fans have been calling for the Spaniard - voted the Londoners' Player of the Year for the past two seasons - to have more game-time after watching him last less than an hour of the only two games he's started under Jose Mourinho.
But, in a stark and explicit statement of intent, Mourinho made it clear Mata has lost the status he previously enjoyed and will have to find a new role if he is to get into his starting XI.
The Special One said: “First of all, there are things that I cannot speak of with you but I can with the players - deeply, deeply, the way I’m reading the situation and the reasons why, in this moment, he’s not playing so much, are things I can speak about with him but not you.
“But he played against Everton from the start and you can analyse his performance.
“And he played against Basel, not like Ba or Mikel coming in to rescue the game, but he came on when the team was winning 1-0 and had specific tasks to do.
“It is part of a process with him, too.
“One thing is to play with Ramires and Oscar in the side, them closing each flank, and Mata as a No10 behind a striker - clever assists and clever passes, fantastic actions because he has great talent.
“But it is another thing to adapt to the way we want to play.
“In this moment, Oscar is my No10 and, if somebody tells me that Oscar is not Chelsea’s best player since the beginning of the season, I’d have to disagree.”
It means Mata, whose World Cup place for Spain will be under severe threat if he does not play regular football, being back on the bench against Fulham in Saturday's tea-time game.
Mourinho added: “It is up to him to dislodge Oscar, just as I have to prove to the fans that I am good.
“They can play together, yes, but when Mata adapts to it.
“But I’m not ready to play Oscar, making him follow full-backs, because he plays in that role for the country with more talented players than anyone else in the world in that position.
“So I want to build with Oscar as my No 10. I want the other two players, from the side, to adapt to that reality and learn how to do things they were not ready to do before.”
Juan Mata and Oscar: By the numbers
Season 2012-13
Appearances                     34 35
Minutes played            2,293 2,744
Goals                                  4 12
Total shots                        46 46
Shooting accuracy           43% 52%
Goals-to-shots ratio        9% 26%
Blocked shots                  14 24
Assists                               5 12
Chances created               47 97
Passes                         1,351 1,838
Pass completion %            83 85
Crosses                            93 222
Cross completion %          24 21
Dribbles                           92 56
Dribble completion %       40 38
Tackles                             86 25
Tackles won %                  69 56
Written By Marcus Richards For Football365 

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Benitez was then asked whether he feels the team could compete for next season's Barclays Premier League title.

'It always depends on the other teams at the same time,' he responded. 'These players are getting older. Some of them will have more experience. They will be even better next year so if you talk about players like Oscar, Hazard, Mata - the three amigos are getting better every day so that will be good.

'The team will be much better and the new manager will have an easier task because he will have more quality and experience, and he will start pre-season.'

Lol @ Jose breaking up the three amigos. If it ain't broke don't fix it.


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Benitez didn't even pick all 3 together all the time. As for Chelsea fans treating him like shit, considering the history between the two their attitude was completely understandable.

Lol @ Benitez being a better manager than Mourinho GTFO

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They cleared my nigga Sterling >>>>>>>


Sterling really repping Brent with these Liverpool lighties, showing these next footballers how this football life gotta be lived.

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