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Claude Makelele says N'Golo Kante needs to go slow

Retired French footballer, Claude Makelele thinks that Chelsea star N’Golo Kante can get to the next level by learning when to play at a high tempo and when to go slow.

Kante won a host of awards last season as he helped Antonio Conte‘s side win the Premier League for the fifth time in the club’s history. His performances earned him comparisons with Makelele, but the Stamford Bridge great says the 26-year-old can develop further.

Playing additional Champions League fixtures this season represents a further test for the midfielder, and his predecessor believes it is one that may force him to change his style a little.

“He is a good player. It is difficult to find some who loves running for everything like him,” Makelele told Goal . “He plays for his partners. He is unbelievable. He is also clever and very serious. Around him, he has good people to help him to be a great player.

“It might be difficult for him when he gets older. He can’t run like that for 90 minutes. I think he will one day need to change the way he plays. He could use his intelligence even more, be selective about his runs.

“If you want to play every four days in the Premier League, FA Cup and the Champions League, he might need to change he much he runs a little. However, Chelsea signed him to play the way that he plays with his running. So that’s the problem.

“It is important for him to understand to conserve his energy. He is still young, when he is older, he will understand how to change the way that he plays.”

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Premier League Title Very Open – Jose Mourinho

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Premier League Title Very Open – Jose Mourinho

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has refused to thrown in the towel insisted that the Premier League title race is still very open despite the gap in points between the Red devils and Manchester City.

Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku‘s got the only goal United defeated the Cherries 1-0, a positive reaction from their Sunday defeat in the hands of their bitter rivals City.

Mourinho noted his determination to close the gap on Guardiola’s men ahead of tricky league games away at West Brom and Leicester City.

Speaking to BBC Sport, the ex Real Madrid and Chelsea boss said;

“We play match after match and the next we have to try to win. We have a difficult one at West Brom and we try match after match.

“It is only over in May. If it is over now I go on holiday to Brazil or Los Angeles.”

When asked if his side had suffered a hangover from their 2-1 lose to Man City, Mourinho said:

“Fatigue, yes, but hangover – no.

“The game was a big one, and a defeat does not help in your recovery – victories help, defeats don’t.

“They were difficult opponents and difficult conditions. If we had scored the second it would have been a calm night for us.”

 

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Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth: Romelu Lukaku Grabs Winner

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Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth: Romelu Lukaku Grabs Winner

Manchester United seems to have returned to winning ways after a hard fought 1-0 victory over Bournemouth at the Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Romelu Lukaku who was widely bashed for his error that gifted city a win last Sunday scored the only goal of the night at the 25′ minute. The Belgian all time goal scorer however refused to celebrate.


Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all came way too close in the second half but it was Bournemouth who created more chances with seven shots on target; thanks to the David de Gea once again.


The victory means that Mourinho’s men are 11 points behind leaders Manchester City, who won 4-0 at Swansea.

The red devils play against West Brom on Sunday while Bournemouth hosts Liverpool in the day’s second live game.

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Swansea 0-4 Man City: Pep Guardiola’s Men makes Premier League History

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Swansea 0-4 Man City: Pep Guardiola’s Men makes Premier League History

Manchester City has taken their Premier League wins to a record 15th successive victoriesafter they defeated Swansea 4-0 on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola’s men who had matched Arsenal’s long standing record of 14 wins in a row after their Manchester derby triumph, but has now set a new record entirely with their victory at the Liberty Stadium.

David Silva broke the deadlock in the 27′ minute before the half-hour mark, with Kevin De Bruyne doubling the lead at the 34′ minute via a curling home a free-kick. Silva found the back of the net again at the 52′ minutebefore Sergio Aguero iced up the cake at the 85′ minute.

The win means that Manchester City remains 11 points clear of Manchester United who also won their game on Wednesday evening.

Manchester City’s next game will be when they host Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening while Swansea will travel to Everton on December 18.

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