In Antwort auf
Chelsea cruised to a 3-0 win over Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday with Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses on target. Costa volleyed home his seventh league goal of the season after slack Leicester marking at a corner, and Hazard made Chelseas first-half dominance count at Stamford Bridge with their second on 33 minutes.The visitors, who were second best in the first half, improved after the break and nearly got back into the match when David Luiz turned a Marc Albrighton cross onto his own post. Eden Hazard scored Chelseas second at Stamford Bridge But Moses made the game safe for Chelsea in the 80th minute, latching onto Nathaniel Chalobahs back-heel and tucking past Kasper Schmeichel.Antonio Conte had rubbished speculation over his future at Stamford Bridge after a three-match winless league run in September, and it was a fine performance from his side that will go some way to quietening those rumours further. Antonio Conte was pleased with the intensity Chelsea used during their 3-0 win over Leicester at the Bridge Meanwhile Leicester, who failed to register a shot on target, have become the first reigning champions since Blackburn Rovers to lose all four of their opening away games the following season.They face Copenhagen next and ahead of Tuesdays Champions League tie, Claudio Ranieri dropped Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani to the bench as part of three changes from the goalless draw against Southampton.John Terry returned to the Chelsea squad as a substitute after more than a month out with an ankle injury, and the Blues were quickly on the front foot. Claudio Ranieri felt that defensive mistakes cost Leicester in their 3-0 defeat to Chelsea Their opponents, who conceded three times from corners against Man Utd, suffered again at a set-piece when Costa fired Chelsea in front after seven minutes.The striker, who escaped the attention of Wes Morgan, struck first-time past Schmeichel from Nemanja Matics near-post flick. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. Luiz saw a trademark free-kick rattle the woodwork in a one-sided first half and Chelsea added a deserved second through Hazard just after the half-hour mark.Luis Hernandez and Robert Huth failed to clear a through ball, allowing Pedro to put Hazard on goal, and the Belgian skipped around Schmeichel to double the hosts lead. Hazard rounds Kasper Schmeichel to score Chelseas second against Leicester Both teams had penalty appeals waved away early in the second half, and Leicester were nearly rewarded for their bright opening when Luiz struck the post at the wrong end, the ball bouncing fortuitously clear to preserve Thibaut Courtois clean sheet.Ranieri attempted to press the issue and introduced Mahrez and Slimani, but any momentum his team had gathered soon ebbed away. Marc Albrighton of Leicester (left) puts pressure on Chelseas Victor Moses NGolo Kante almost capped a man-of-the-match performance against his old club with his first Chelsea goal, but former team-mate Morgan blocked his goal-bound effort.And shortly before Chelseas third, Costa bizarrely appeared to call for his own substitution, only to be waved away by Conte.The Spaniard, who would have missed next Sundays meeting with Man Utd - live on Sky Sports - had he picked up his fifth booking of the season, was extremely animated and Conte confirmed after the match he ignored Costas request.The hosts did make it three with 10 minutes to play through Moses, moving them up to fifth in the table ahead of next Sundays clash with former boss Jose Mourinho. Player ratingsChelsea: Courtois (6), Azpilicueta (7), David Luiz (7), Cahill (7), Moses (8), Kante (8), Matic (7), Alonso (7), Pedro (7), Costa (8), Hazard (8)Subs used: Aina (6), Loftus-Cheek (6), Chalobah (7) Alan McInally reflects on the early kick-off at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea hosted Leicester. Leicester: Schmeichel (6), Hernandez (6), Huth (5), Morgan (5), Fuchs (5), Albrighton (6), Drinkwater (5), Amartey (5), Schlupp (5), Musa (5), Vardy (5)Subs used: Mahrez (6), Slimani, (6) King (6)Man of the match: NGolo KanteYou can watch Liverpool v Man Utd, plus Englands tour of Bangladesh and the British Masters on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy six months at half price! Elston Howard Jersey . Niese pitched seven steady innings on a rainy Tuesday night and Daniel Murphy had three hits to lead New York to a 6-1 victory over the Phillies. Jonathan Holder Yankees Jersey . The Suns termed Fridays surgery by team doctor Thomas Carter a success. No timetable was given for Bledsoes return but the team said in a news release that he "will pursue a possible return to action during the second half" of the season. https://www.cheapyankees.com/3241g-roger...ey-yankees.html. - The Baltimore Ravens and tight end Dennis Pitta reached agreement on a five-year contract Friday. Domingo German Jersey . Atletico Madrid made it three wins from three thanks to a double from in-form striker Diego Costa in a 3-0 victory at Austria Vienna, leaving the Spanish side on the brink of the last 16 already to continue its brilliant start to the season. Joe Torre Yankees Jersey . -- Maxence Parrot of Bromont, Que.MINNEAPOLIS - Throughout most of last season, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders and owner Glen Taylor remained steadfast in their stance that they would not consider trading Kevin Love. They were determined instead to convince the All-Star forward that he should sign an extension to remain after next season. With the NBA draft lottery coming up this week and an increasing concern that Love will leave for another team after next year, that stance has softened, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The Timberwolves are now open to the idea of trading Love if the right deal comes along. The people requested anonymity because the team has not made any final decisions on Loves future in Minnesota. A likely asking price would include a high first-round pick in this years draft and a solid veteran or two who would come in and contribute right away to a team that is lacking in veteran leadership. If the Wolves do not get an offer they feel is worthy of parting with the second-best player in franchise history, they are content to move forward with a plan to show Love that Minnesota is where he belongs, much the way the Portland Trail Blazers did with LaMarcus Aldridge last off-season. Love just finished the second year of a four-year deal that includes an option for him to opt-out in the summer of 2015. The contract terms were the first signs of strife for Love and the organization when former basketball boss David Kahn declined to give him the full five-year maximum deal that Love wanted. Kahn was fired in 2013 and Saunders has worked tirelessly to try to convince Love that he should stay in Minnesota where he can make about $26.5 million more than he can anywhere else. But the Wolves have not made the playoffs in 10 years, including all six of Loves seasons with the team, a lack of success that has one of the best power forwards in the game growing more and more impatient. Neither Love nor his representatives have gone so far as to ask for a trade, but as the NBA draft lottery approaches on Tuesday, the trade market figures to heat up. The Timberwolves are slotted to pick 13th in the first round. But they are hollding out hope that they get lucky for the first time in franchise history in the lottery and jump up.dddddddddddd Getting one of the top three picks in a strong draft could be an encouraging sign for Love. If that doesnt happen, the Wolves could look at making a trade if they felt it had a chance to make them better in the long run. Love has made three All-Star teams and helped Team USA win the gold medal at the London Olympics. He averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists last season, but the Wolves finished a disappointing 40-42 and missed the playoffs in the Western Conference. While there remains some question whether Love can be the best player on a championship-calibre team, there figures to be a long list of suitors to line up for his services via trade this summer or free agency next year. But Love would likely have to give any team that makes the Wolves an offer some kind of indication that he is open to signing an extension, much the way Chris Paul did when he was dealt from New Orleans to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2011. The uncertainty surrounding Love has also complicated the Wolves pursuit of a coach to replace Rick Adelman, who retired after the season. Saunders has been in the market for a proven, experienced head coach who can come and command respect right away while also handling what most assuredly would be a difficult season filled with constant questions about Loves status. Not surprisingly, most of the names near the top of Saunders list have been reluctant to entertain the idea of taking the job without knowing what is going to happen with Love. Some luck on lottery night could also make the job more attractive for an incoming coach. In the absence of any long-shot lottery luck, the Wolves will ramp up their coaching search after their draft position solidifies on Tuesday night. Names such as Lionel Hollins, Sam Mitchell and Scott Skiles will all get consideration. And return runs at Michigan States Tom Izzo, Floridas Billy Donovan or Iowa States Fred Hoiberg arent out of the question after all three gave them a tepid response early in the process. ___ Follow Jon Krawczynski on Twitter: http://twitter.com/APKrawczynski ' ' '