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Chelsea banned from signing new players for next two transfer windows

Today 09:55 GMT

Chelsea have been banned from signing players in the next two transfer windows for breaching rules in relation to youth players, Fifa has announced.

It comes following a Fifa investigation into Chelsea's signing of foreign under-18 players, including former striker Bertrand Traore. The FA has been told it must "address the situation" regarding the international transfer and registration of minors.

Source: Global News

WATCH: Sidney Crosby helps ignite brawl between Penguins and Sharks

Today 04:14 GMT

Tomas Hertl scored a pair of first-period power-play goals, Martin Jones stopped 26 shots and the San Jose Sharks took advantage of sloppy play by the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-0 victory Thursday night.

When Jones stuffed Crosby’s snapshot from in front with just three seconds to go in the second period, the Sharks were firmly in control and Pittsburgh’s chance at its first three-game winning streak since an eight-game run that ended on Jan. 4 was gone.

Source: The Guradian

‘I’ve had to hold back animal Harry Kane’s Spurs return,’ says Pochettino

Friday 21:50 GMT

Mauricio Pochettino has praised the “animal” qualities that have enabled Harry Kane to fight back from an ankle injury to the point where he could return to action at Burnley on Saturday.

The fact that Spurs did not drop a point in four Premier League matches in Kane’s absence helps the manager to be patient and he made it clear he will not select the player unless convinced he is 100% fit – even if that means ignoring Kane’s ferocious appetite for a return.

Source: BBC

Chelsea 3-0 Malmo (5-1): Callum Hudson-Odoi scores as Blues reach last 16

Friday 21:50 GMT

Callum Hudson-Odoi scored a marvellous second-half goal as Chelsea cruised into the Europa League last 16 with victory over Malmo at Stamford Bridge.

With six minutes remaining, Hudson-Odoi collected an excellent crossfield pass from Willian, drove into the box and fired a low, angled shot beyond the Malmo keeper. With playmaker Eden Hazard on the bench, the responsibility for providing Chelsea's spark fell to Hudson-Odoi.

Source: The Guradian

Callum Hudson-Odoi seals comfortable win for Chelsea over Malmö

Friday 21:50 GMT

Chelsea may have left it late to impose themselves properly on Malmö and secure passage into the last 16 of the Europa League, but at present any kind of victory is to be celebrated by head coach and club alike.

Barkley arced the resultant free-kick beyond Dahlin and into the net, and Chelsea – and their head coach – could breathe again.

Source: DW

Eintracht Frankfurt reach Europa League last 16, Leverkusen crash out

Friday 21:50 GMT

Eintracht Frankfurt defeated Shakhtar Donetsk to reach the Europa League last 16, with Luka Jovic, Sebastien Haller, and Ante Rebic all scoring.

(Jovic 23', Haller 27' pen., 80', Rebic 88' — Moraes 64') Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt. Sebastien Haller's two strikes powered Eintracht Frankfurt past Shakhtar Donetsk on Thursday as they secured a spot in the last 16 of the Europa League. It was the first time since the 1994-95 season that Frankfurt have reached the last 16 in the competition, which was then known as the UEFA Cup.


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