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Fernando Torres missed several good chances for Chelsea

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Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman called up for Netherlands friendly

Midfielder rewarded for recent displays

Mansfield Town’s chairman has launched an extraordinary attack on Luis Suarez

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez may quit Premier League warns Damien Comolli

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West Brom's goalscorer Romelu Lukaku takes on Fulham defender Brede Hangeland

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Joint coach Mark Robson has left the League Two club

Newcastle striker Demba Ba

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The Fulham manager has denied being unpopular with his team

Fulham will be 'inventive' in the January transfer market

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Gareth Bale has been booked twice for diving recently

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale not irreplaceable says Jan Vertonghen

Tottenham record victory without Welsh winger

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Bale has been sidelined for two weeks with a hamstring injury

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