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Mourinho furious over leakage of his starting XI, tactics to Chelsea

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Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho is furious after his team’s XI was leaked to Chelsea ahead of the Premier League clash on Saturday, according to Daily Mail.

The manager is set to launch an internal investigation to find out who has been leaking his tactics.

The former Real Madrid boss intended to spring a surprise at Chelsea by naming Juan Mata in his starting XI, with the Spaniard going on to play a key role in creating United’s second goal as well as shackling Jorginho.

The newspaper, however, reports that Mourinho woke up on Saturday morning furious to find out that his starting XI for the match had been accurately posted on social media several hours before kick-off.

Key backroom staff and the players are the only ones aware of the team that would face Chelsea, and Mourinho was livid that his line-up had been allowed to get in the open.

The manager felt it gave his former club an insight into his tactics for the match at Stamford Bridge, with Mata’s inclusion in particular key to getting a result.

Now the Portuguese is desperate to find the source of the leak and stop it, having also seen his starting XI disclosed in advance of playing West Ham last month.

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Chelsea told to appoint former EPL manager as Sarri’s replacement

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Former Arsenal goalkeeper, David Seaman, has told Chelsea to appoint former Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger as Maurizio Sarri’s replacement at Stamford Bridge.

Seaman believes Wenger would be a great choice to replace Sarri at the West London club.

He stated this ahead of Chelsea’s UEFA Europa League round of 32 second-leg tie with Malmo on Thursday night.

Sarri, who joined Chelsea last summer, has been under intense pressure at Stamford Bridge due to the club’s recent poor performances.

“Arsene Wenger would be great at Chelsea, I think. He’d be great anywhere, he’s a fantastic manager,” Seaman said on talkSPORT.

“Arsene always said he wouldn’t come back to the Premier League because of his love for Arsenal that he wouldn’t feel right competing against Arsenal.

“But obviously time’s a healer and he could think. I want to go back there and prove a few people wrong.”

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Eagles assistant coach, Chukwuma Agbo is dead

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The Assistant Coach, Beach Soccer national team for the Super Sand Eagles, Chukwuma Agbo has been reported dead.

His death came barely 10 days after the demise of Taiwo Ogunjobi, who passed on, on Monday, Feb. 11.

Agbo, former Rangers International and Delta Force Head Coach’s death was confirmed on Wednesday by the Nigeria Football

Federation (NFF).

In a tweet via its official Twitter handle (@thenff), the NFF said Agbo’s death was sad:

“Yet another painful loss! We are sad to hear of the passing of Assistant Coach of our Beach Soccer National team, the Super Sand Eagles, Chukwuma Agbo.

‘‘Our prayers are with his family at this time. May his soul rest in peace,” the NFF said.

The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that Agbo died on Wednesday after a brief illness.

The late Agbo, who resigned as the head coach of Delta Force in January, led the club to the Nigeria National League, NNL Super 8, where they ended fourth in Group B.

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Jesus, Stones to miss Schalke 04 clash tonight

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Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has confirmed that his side will be without Gabriel Jesus and John Stones when they tackle Schalke 04 in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie on Wednesday night.

Guardiola said Jesus and Stones are both injured and are yet to recover.

According to the Spaniard, Jesus has a hamstring injury, while Stones is suffering from a groin injury.

Guardiola’s men head to the game following a 6-0 victory over Chelsea in a Premier League encounter two weeks ago.

Speaking ahead of tonight’s clash at the Veltins-Arena Stadium, Guardiola was quoted by Caughtoffside as saying: “John has a groin problem, Gabriel had a hamstring, not a big one for both according to the doctor but enough for them not to be here.”

The kick-off time for the match is 9pm.

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