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Playing Nice Football Won’t Stop Chelsea From Sacking You, Benitez Warns Potter

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Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Everton boss, Rafa Benitez has fired a warning to latest Chelsea manager, Graham Potter.

Chelsea sacked Thomas Tuchel a couple of weeks ago and announced Potter as their new head coach.

But the former Brighton boss could not win his first match which was in the Champions League, playing out a 1-1 draw against Red Bull Salzburg.

Benitez, who was interim boss at Chelsea in 2012-13, was quizzed about Potter.


He told Sky Sports: “He did a great job [at Brighton].

“When you have good ideas and they give you time, you can develop something, so the environment was good for him.

“Now, he will feel the pressure [at Chelsea]. Hopefully he does well, because I do like him.

“But he has to win. Now you cannot play nice football for six months and win nothing.

“He has to be in the top four, he has to challenge for trophies. It is another weight. The fans will be demanding.

“You have to win, you have to compete against Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham.

“It will be more demanding for him. He has the knowledge, can he [do it at Chelsea?] We will see in the future.”

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Arsenal Will Overcome Tottenham This Weekend, Johnson Predicts

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Former Chelsea star, Glenn Johnson has provided his prediction for Saturday’s North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham.

Mikel Arteta’s side will receive Antonio Conte’s Spurs at the Emirates on Saturday.

The Gunners would be leapfrogged by Tottenham at the top of the Premier League table if they hand Arteta’s side their second defeat of the season.

Arsenal has won six out of seven of their opening games, losing once to Manchester United.


Spurs are unbeaten and just a point behind them in third, with Tottenham able to leapfrog their rivals with a victory.

Johnson told SafeBettingSites: “It’s going to be a tough one to call, to be honest.

“Tottenham looks great, Arsenal looks great. Finally, we’ve got two good teams going into the north London derby!.

‘This is their first big test, for both teams. [I’m going] 2-1 to Arsenal.’

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Super Eagles Can’t Wait To Face Portugal, Says Peseiro

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Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro is looking forward to the Super Eagles’ friendly against his country, Portugal.

The three-time African champions will be up against Portugal in their next friendly in Lisbon on November 17.

The Super Eagles fell to a 2-1defeat against the Desert Foxes of Algeria in Oran on Tuesday night.

Peseiro is already looking forward to the highly anticipated game, which will be pitched his side against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jota, and others.


“I am happy to play against Portugal. It is my country,” he told NFF TV.

“We will do a good match.

“I hope the players who are injured recover (in time for this match).

“I will choose the best players, but I hope no big injuries in the team.”

The Super Eagles have won two and lost three in five outings under the former Venezuela and Saudi Arabia gaffer.

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Martinez Is A Proper Defender, Says Sagna

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Former Arsenal and Manchester City right-back, Bacary Sagna has hailed Manchester United’s newly signed centre-back, Lisandro Martinez, describing him as a ‘proper’ defender.

According to Sagna, the Argentine has given the Red Devils’ attacking players the perfect platform to play.

Martinez joined Manchester United over the summer in the deal around £47million.

The Argentina international has formed a formidable partnership with Raphael Varane in Erik ten Hag’s central defence and was named United’s player of the month for August.


And Sagna pointed out that Martinez is exactly the type of player that the Red Devils have been missing in recent years.

“Lisandro Martinez at United, that guy is a real defender!” Sagna told Lord Ping.

“He is serious – there is nothing flashy about his play. He does his job perfectly. Not only does he have great ability on the ball, but he relishes the duels – he engages attackers.

“As a defender, you have to be scary, strong. Some defenders forget they are defenders, they want to be skilful at the back.

“He makes United solid and gives a platform for their attacking players to shine – that is the job of a proper defender.”

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