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Full Chelsea squad revealed for Leeds United tussle as Thomas Tuchel faces midfield conundrum

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Chelsea will be looking to maintain their excellent start to life under head coach Thomas Tuchel when they travel to Elland Road to lock horns with Leeds United on Saturday lunchtime

Chelsea will be going in search of a third successive Premier League win when they travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United this lunchtime, kick-off 12:30pm.

The Blues, who defeated Marcelo Bielsa’s side 3-1 in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge back in December, continued their excellent start to life under head coach Thomas Tuchel on Monday evening with a comfortable 2-0 home triumph against Everton.

An own-goal from Toffees centre-back Ben Godfrey and a penalty from Jorginho either side of half time sealed another three-point haul for the Blues, extending their unbeaten run under Tuchel in all competitions to 11 matches.

The win over Everton also cemented the Blues’ spot in the top-four, meaning a win against Leeds, who have lost their last two matches without scoring, would see them move into third-place, ahead of Leicester City, but only on goal-difference.

But despite the Blues having the opportunity to cut the gap to second-placed Manchester United to just one point this lunchtime, Tuchel is remaining grounded, insisting the league table will take care of itself if his players continue to do what is expected of them on the pitch.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference yesterday morning, the German said:

“Upwards means always the next match. In football, it is easy to say there’s no harder match than the next one. Tomorrow, if we take care of our performance, mentality and attitude then we increase our chance to win. If we win, the table takes care of itself.

“I like to look up but we need to stay hungry and we are in the middle of that race and challenge. Where we want to end is clear and looking up is looking to Leeds.”

Although there is no such thing as an easy game in the Premier League, Chelsea will travel to west Yorkshire as favourites to pick up another three points, meaning if they were to be successful it would be 12 unbeaten for Tuchel.

With that in mind, Tuchel has addressed his time in charge at Stamford Bridge so far, insisting that he is “very happy” with how things have panned out in his first few weeks in the job.

“I don’t know if surprised is the right word because that would mean we did not allow ourselves to achieve things like that, and that’s not the case,” continued Tuchel.

“But is it nice to see this very quick adaptation from us and the players? Yes of course clearly. And we are very, very happy with what we see and the way we play and of course with the results.

“We will never forget that in football, of course, you also need luck, we will never neglect that. So this is also a big part of it.

“But the atmosphere, the support and the quality of the group, the bond between the players, and how they play is fantastic.”

Ahead of this lunchtime’s trip up north, Tuchel has been forced to deliver bad news on the injury front, confirming that Thiago Silva will miss out. After missing seven games with a thigh problem, the Brazilian was named on the bench against Everton, offering hope that his return was near. However, he has since suffered a setback, meaning he will miss the clash with the Whites.

“Thiago had a little setback in training,” said Tuchel. “At the end of the training session the day before yesterday [Wednesday], he felt at the very end something around the same area that he injured.

“So we had to take him off. So he is back into the transition phase but not team training so he will be out.”

Tuchel delivered similar bad news in regards to Tammy Abraham. The striker, who has found himself out of favour recently, did miss the win over Everton because of an ankle injury and he still not fit enough to be considered available for a return.

Tuchel added: “He still has ankle pain from the tackle against Newcastle. He isn’t 100% comfortable.

“The day before yesterday [Wednesday] he was fine, yesterday [Thursday] he had to cancel training. So I think these two are out for tomorrow but everybody else is available.”

Elsewhere, the likes of Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante and Mason Mount will be amongst those targeting returns after dropping out of the starting line-up against Everton.

 

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VIDEO: Bullets rent air as hoodlums attempt to overrun police station in Orlu

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Despite the build-up of security in states in the South East, hoodlums whom the federal government claim to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and its security outfit – the Eastern Security Network (ESN) – seem to be more endearing.

 

In this video monitored by, the hoodlums stormed a police station in Orlu, one of the biggest towns in South east Nigeria, engaging the officers on duty in a gun duel.

 

The gunmen, however, were subjected to the super gunpower of the security operatives after reinforcement was sent in from the.

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Breaking: What God told me about Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu – Primate Ayodele

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The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has revealed what God told him about the Yoruba Fighter Freedom, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

The cleric said that God revealed to him that Nigeria will break up, but not through Nnamdi Kanu or Sunday Igboho.

The cleric said some powerful forces like the spirit of Nigeria’s nationalist; Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa would lead to Nigeria’s peaceful break-up, Daily Post reports.

He warned that if Nigerians fail to appease Tafa-Balewa’s spirit and these other powerful forces, the country will break up peacefully.

Primate Ayodele, however, urged the government not to ignore the cries of IPOB and those agitating for the Oduduwa Republic because that would also lead to the country’s disintegration.

According to Ayodele: “The spirit of Igbo is no more in Nigeria, and since their spirit is no more in Nigeria, the country will break peacefully.

“Some people like Tafa Balewa were killed, the spirit of Tafawa Balewa is fighting, why will we not appease his spirit? Instead, we say Nigeria should be in unity; we can’t be in peace or unity again.

“Nigeria will just be facing one problem to another. There will always be problems and that is the fact.

“We need to realize that Nigeria needs many prayers to survive this situation and for sustainability. The moment we ignore God, then the country will collapse.

“It’s not this IPOB, Oduduwa, that will break Nigeria. There is a powerful force that will break the country if we don’t appease it.

“If we don’t do what is necessary, Nigeria will break. Many people don’t want it, but when you go to the divine realm, do you know what is going on there? Many people have died as a result of injustice in Nigeria, so what is going to happen is that Nigeria will break peacefully without fighting or making noise.

“IPOB are making points, the people of Oduduwa Republic are also making points, and if the government neglects these, it will happen suddenly.”

“Nnamdi Kanu is not the person who will actualize this, not that he will die, but the thing will happen in a surprising way.

“Everybody will keep quiet, but some forces will stand to be fighting it, saying no. Two things are involved: either Nigeria is restructured, which we know will not favour many people or break up. It’s either we go back to true federalism, or we break up; any of these issues is going to be better for the country, so said by God not by man.

“Another thing is that only God can stop Nigeria from breaking up; the pathfinders of this country are tired of our co-existence.

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📺VIDEO: How Pastor Adeboye’s Son Truly Died – Medical Officer

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A nurse based in the United Kingdom has alleged that undetected medical conditions must have led to the death of the son of Pastor E.A Adeboye of the RCCG family.

 

Recall that Pastor Dare Adeboye recently passed away in his sleep in Akwa Ibom where he was based with his family. He was 42 and had three kids.

 

The UK nurse and vlogger named Summer Aku alleged that his demise might have been caused by a disease of the heart. According to her, regular exercises and medical check-ups are needed for adults whose activities have remained limited due to age.

 

There are indications that Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) might have resulted in the demise of Pastor Dare. Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) is a sudden unexpected death of adolescents and adults, mainly during sleep. One relatively common type is known as Brugada syndrome.

 

Meanwhile, these are just mere speculations are the family hasn’t provided many details about the death of their son. It is not clear that an autopsy will be conducted and made public.

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