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Cristiano Ronaldo Named Player Of The Year Ahead Of Griezmann And Mbappe

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Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned Player of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards which took place at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on Thursday night.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was named ahead of French footballers Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann to pick up the award for the fifth time.

The Portuguese footballer who attended the event with fiancee Georgina Rodriguez and son Cristiano Junior, said: ‘What better way to start the new year. Thanks for the appreciation and the care that I have received today.’

Other winners were Best Coach of the Year Didier Deschamps and Brazilian legend Ronaldo, who received a Player Career Award.

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Super Eagles Captain Mikel Obi To Return To Premier League

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Super Eagles Captain and former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel left the Premier League two years ago but could make a shock return with Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace.

When John Obi Mikel left Chelsea to join Tianjin TEDA two years ago, few would have expected that we’d ever see him in the Premier League again.

But, according to TEAMtalk, a shock return to England is on the cards for a player who is still only 31 years of age. It is understood that up to six Premier League clubs are interested in signing Mikel and one of those is Crystal Palace.

It is no secret that Roy Hodgson wants to enhance his relegation-threatened squad and Mikel would add experience and class at the heart of his midfield.

The Nigeria international might never have been one of Chelsea’s most heralded players but it speaks volumes that he played for The Blues for a decade, winning two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and the 2012 Champions League.

Now, money is tight at Selhurst Park but Mikel is a free agent, having left Tianjin recently. This should only make him an even more viable target.

Interestingly, the former Lyn Oslo midfielder is one of a number of Chelsea-linked players to have been mentioned in conjunction with a move to Crystal Palace this month.

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Willian takes ultimate choice on joining Barcelona from Chelsea

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Chelsea winger, Willian, has at long last chosen

to remain at Stamford Bridge in the midst of intrigue

from Barcelona.

Barcelona are keen on marking the

Brazilian in this January exchange window.

Be that as it may, talking after Chelsea’s 2-1 triumph over

Newcastle United in the Premier League

experience at Stamford Bridge on Saturday

night, Willian expressed completely that his

future stays at Chelsea.

The 30-year-old scored the victor against

Newcastle following Pedro’s first half objective.

At the point when gotten some information about Barcelona’s advantage,

Willian was cited by Metro UK as saying at

post coordinate: “My future is here at Chelsea, I

don’t hear what you’re saying. I

didn’t see the papers.”

On his definitive objective and the success over

Newcastle, Willian included: “I believe it’s

continuously troublesome in the Premier League. We

must be progressively clinical. Today we proved unable

do that however we have the quality to do it in

the following diversions.

“Be that as it may, I think the character was great and the

most imperative is to win. I scored

a decent objective. I found the space and put the

ball precisely where I needed.”

In the mean time, Chelsea chief, Maurizio Sarri

has expelled reports connecting Willian with a

move far from the club.

The Italian gaffer said it is “outlandish” for

Chelsea to permit the forward to leave the

West London club this month.

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Hazard matches Messi’s goals, assists record

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Chelsea forward, Eden Hazard, is the only
player to have matched Barcelona talisman
Lionel Messi, in terms of reaching double
figures for goals and assists this season.
Hazard has netted 12 times for Chelsea and
Belgium across as many appearances.
Eight of those efforts came in club
competition, with 10 strikes registered in
the Premier League.
The 28-year-old has also contributed 10
assists for his Blues team-mates, following
his pass to set up Willian’s winner against
Newcastle on Saturday.
Messi’s numbers are however better, as the
Argentine has 16 goals and 10 assists so far,
with the LaLiga champions set to take on
Eibar on Sunday.

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