Family to mark Sala’s anniversary in ‘quiet contemplation

The death of
Cardiff forward Emiliano Sala in a plane crash a year ago will be marked
by his family on Tuesday in “private, quiet contemplation of their
loss”, their lawyer said.

The 28-year-old striker was killed when
the small plane taking him to join the then Premier League side after
being bought from French side Nantes for £15 million crashed off the
Channel island of Guernsey.

There are still unresolved issues surrounding the player’s death, such as who was responsible for the crash in which pilot David Ibottson also died, and, above all, the payment of the 17-million-euro ($18.85 million, 17.6 million euros) fee agreed for his transfer.

Bayern to sign Real defender Odriozola

Bayern
Munich are close to signing Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola to
boost their back four, according to German media reports on Tuesday.

According to several outlets, defending Bundesliga champions Bayern hope to sign the right-back because their defensive resources are stretched by knee injuries to centre-backs Niklas Suele and Lucas Hernandez.

Ole rejects Neville criticism as Rashford begins recovery

Manchester United
manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has contradicted former teammate Gary
Neville by saying on Tuesday United are on the “right track”.

Outspoken TV pundit Neville had said in a podcast after United’s 2-0 defeat at leaders Liverpool on Sunday, which left the Red Devils 30 points behind their rivals in the Premier League, the club was in a mess.

United charged by FA over players’ misconduct

Manchester United
have been charged by the Football Association (FA) over misconduct of
their players in the 2-0 defeat by runaway Premier League leaders
Liverpool.

United’s players surrounded referee Craig Pawson midway through the first-half on Sunday after Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk challenged goalkeeper David de Gea.

Premier League wobbles leave top four chase wide open

Chelsea remain in
pole position to claim fourth spot in the Premier League and a return to
the riches and prestige of the Champions League next season.

However, a slump in form from Frank Lampard’s men has left the door open for Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal to secure a much-needed return to Europe’s top competition, while Wolves and Sheffield United are also aiming to reach the promised land for the first time.

United keeper Romero escapes unhurt from car crash

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero
escaped unhurt after crashing his Lamborghini on his way to training on
Monday, according to reports.

Romero, 32, was seen in images
posted on social media standing next to the car which was wedged
underneath a roadside crash barrier close to United’s Carrington
training ground.

The Manchester Evening News cited a club source as saying Romero was involved in the crash but did not suffer any injuries.

Sky Sports reported the Argentina international was even able to take a normal part in training on Monday.

Romero signed for United in 2015, but has made just 53 appearances as he has largely been second choice behind David de Gea.

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Team News

Chelsea

  • Frank Lampard lost Reece James to
    injury in the 1-0 loss at Newcastle and while the issue isn’t as bad as
    initially feared, he may not be risked here with Emerson in line to
    feature.
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic and Marco van Ginkel are confirmed as out for the Blues.
  • Lampard
    could make a couple of further changes to his XI with Kurt Zouma and
    Mateo Kovacic among those who may come in, while Ross Barkley and Pedro
    are pushing for starts.

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Rashford vows to return ‘fitter than ever’ after back injury

Marcus Rashford has vowed to return for Manchester United “fitter than ever” as he recovers from a stress fracture of the back.

The 22-year-old striker faces at least six weeks on the sidelines, with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirming the full extent of the injury after Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League defeat at Liverpool.

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Liverpool still not interested in title talk – Robertson

Andy Robertson says Liverpool will not think about winning the Premier League title until it is mathematically certain, saying the players remain determined to stick to their game-by-game mentality.