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EPL: Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell names five greatest full-backs of all time



Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell has named his five greatest Premier League full-backs of all time.

In a recent video published on the official Premier League website, Chilwell named his five best full-backs to have graced the English top-flight league era.

The England international named former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, Manchester United right-back Gary Neville and left-back Patrice Evra in the list.

He also added current Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson and right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold to the list.

“My first Premier League full-back is Ashley Cole. Always had good things to say about Ashley Cole,” Chilwell said.

“My second full-back is Gary Neville. Won endless Premier Leagues, won a lot of trophies with Man United.

“My No. 3 for full-backs in the Premier League would be Patrice Evra because I watched a lot of United games growing up.

“My fourth full-back, I want to go for in the Premier League, is Andy Robertson. Because over the last few years, as a left-back, he’s someone I have respected, and I have seen what I have seen at Liverpool.

“And my fifth choice I am going to go for is Trent Alexander-Arnold. The thing that I go for is his crossing ability, range of passing, free-kicks, set-pieces.”

Chilwell has been with Chelsea since 2020, making 89 appearances across competitions for the Blues, contributing nine goals and 13 assists.

The 26-year-old has an assist in four Premier League games for Chelsea this season.


EPL: Fulham boss thumbs up Bassey’s display against Nottingham Forest





Fulham manager, Marco Silva has showered encomium on Calvin Bassey following his impressive performance in the club’s big win against Nottingham Forest.

The Nigeria international was deployed on the left side of a back three in the 5-0 thrashing of Steve Cooper’s side at the Vicarage Road on Wednesday night.

Bassey received rave reviews for his display in the game.

Silva praised the defender for adapting to the new position.

“Bassey played on the left-hand side, which is usually Tim’s role, and it was nice to see him perform as well, ” the gaffer said after the game.

The 23-year-old’s international teammate Alex Iwobi scored a brace for Fulham in the encounter.

Bassey joined Fulham from Eredivisie outfit Ajax in the summer.

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He reminds me of Lampard – Evra hails Man Utd midfielder






Former Manchester United vice-captain, Patrice Evra has hailed midfielder Scott McTominay for his impressive display against Chelsea on Wednesday.

Evra said that McTominay reminds him of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, adding that the Scotland international always performs in big matches.

McTominay scored a brace as Man United defeated Chelsea 2-1 in Wednesday’s Premier League tie at Old Trafford.

His brace against Mauricio Pochettino’s side was his sixth goal this season in all competitions for the Red Devils so far.

He is Man United’s top scorer for the season so far and Evra is impressed with him.

“McTominay is always there when it is an important game scoring goals,” Evra told Amazon Prime.

“He reminds me a bit of Frank Lampard. He is doing this for United and the Scottish national team so very well done.

“He could have scored four. After the game he was a little bit disappointed. He had so many chances, he is always in the right place and always running into the box, this is why he reminds me of of Lampard tonight.”

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CAF Awards 2023: Nnadozie, Abiodun, Super Falcons among final top three nominees




Chiamaka Nnadozie has made the final shortlist for the 2023 CAF Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year.

Nnadozie was outstanding for Nigeria at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

The shot stopper also played a crucial role in her club, FC Paris’ maiden appearance in the group stage of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

South Africa’s Andile Dlamini and Morocco’s Khadija Er-Rmichi are the other goalies nominated for the award.

In the Women’s Young Player of the Year category, Deborah Abiodun will slug it out with Comfort Yeboah (Ghana) and Nesryne El Chad (Morocco).

Nigeria was among the final three nominees in the Women’s National Team of the Year category.

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