Champions League: N’Golo Kante can return against Roma, says Antonio Conte

first_imgChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is expected to be fit to face AS Roma in Tuesday’s Champions League group stage match, manager Antonio Conte said.Kante, who missed Chelsea’s last five matches with a hamstring injury, trained with the squad before they left for Rome and Conte will speak to the France international before deciding whether he will feature.Midfielder Danny Drinkwater is also set to play after recovering from a calf problem and on the back of his first Premier League appearance for Chelsea as a late substitute against Bournemouth on Saturday.”We had three starters out, but we have recovered Drinkwater and Kante. (Victor) Moses needs more time,” Conte told a news conference on Monday.”Kante trained with us, also before the game at Bournemouth.”I was a player and I know very well after an injury, a bad injury, it is very important to listen to the player which are the sensation. For him and the team, tomorrow we try to make the best decision.”Chelsea, who top the Group C standings, will qualify for round of 16 with a victory at Roma.But Conte, disappointed with a 3-3 draw in the home fixture with Roma earlier this month, said it was vital Chelsea finished as group winners ahead of the Italian side and Atletico Madrid.”I think our group is a tough group, with Atletico and Roma two really strong teams. To be at the top is very important, we are trying to face all competitions,” the manager added.advertisement”It was a good match, a fair score (at Stamford Bridge), and tomorrow will be another difficult game.”Following their midweek European assignment, Chelsea host title rivals Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.last_img read more


Puel reveals Schmeichel was devastated

first_imgLeicester City manager Claude Puel has revealed that Kasper Schmeichel was devastated following a horrific helicopter crash that claimed the life of the owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others.In the aftermath of Leicester’s draw with West Ham United at the King Power Stadium on October 27, the club owner’s helicopter crashed in the stadium’s staff car park, leading to his death.The Foxes’ mid-week League Cup clash against Southampton was cancelled out of respect for the Thai billionaire’s legacy at the club, with Leicester having miraculously won the Premier League title in 2015-16 and played in the Champions League under him in the height of their many achievements during his ownership.However, the players were insistent on playing away at Cardiff City, despite the obvious emotions created by the events of the previous week.Schmeichel was one of those to take it hardest with the Denmark international and Vichai known to share a close bond.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…The goalkeeper was still present at the King Power Stadium when the crash happened and is thought to have been one of the first on the scene, reports indicating that police officers present on the scene had to intervene to restrain him from trying to help the victims with the helicopter ablaze.Manager Puel confirmed, according to Express:“I don’t want to give all the details of course. Just for Kasper, he saw a lot of things. Kasper, like other players, are devastated. All my squad have a lot of sadness and upset.”Schmeichel who penned a lengthy open letter to the owner and was visibly moved during the pre-match minute’s silence while tributes were paid to Srivaddhanaprabha by both clubs and both sets of supporters on a very emotional afternoon.last_img read more


Infighting leads to attack on Sajeda motorcade

first_imgSyeda Sajeda ChowdhuryThe motorcade of the Deputy Leader of the House, Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury MP, came under attacks in Faridpur on Friday allegedly by a group of AL activists belonging to her party rival.Sajeda Chowdhury is also a presidium member of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) party.Witnesses said the incident took place at Talmar crossing in Nagarkanda of Faridpur around 2:30pm when Nagarkanda police station officer-in-charge AFM Nasim sustained injuries.Police opened fires to bring the situation under control.Local AL leaders said Sajeda Chowdhury was coming to Saltha on a two-day tour and local party leaders and activists lined the both sides of the Dhaka-Khulna highway at Talmar crossing in Nagarkanda.At one stage, a group of AL activists belonging to Sajeda group tore posters and damaged gates of Nagarkanda AL joint general secretary Jamal Hossain Mia – a nomination seeker for the local constituency.A tense situation brewed up in the area when the news spread and a group of supporters of Jamal Hossain took position at a petrol pump near the Talmar crossing.Police and witnesses said Jamal’s supporters started pelting stones and brickbats at Sajeda’s motorcade as soon as it reached the spot.Windowpanes of the microbus of assistant superintendent of police Mohiuddin were damaged in the attack. Besides, brickbats were also pelted at the cars of Sajeda Chowdhury and her son Ayman Akbar Chowdhury.Saltha upazila parishad chairman Waheduzzaman, known as a supporter of Sajeda group, alleged that Jamal Hossain’s supporters launched the attack on Sajeda Chowdhury.He said Sajeda, however, was not injured in the attack and now staying in her home in Rasulpur of Saltha.When contacted, Jamal Hossain Mia said there were portraits of Bangabandhu and prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the damaged posters and gates and which enraged people and then they built resistance.Nagarkanda OC is undergoing treatment at the upazila health complex.last_img read more