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Jose Mourinho backs Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City to challenge for Premier League title

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Advertisement MORE: Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk backs Adrian to step up after injury to Alisson City kicked off their Premier League campaign with a 5-0 win over West Ham (Picture: Getty)Mourinho is hopeful that Chelsea can enjoy some success this season under new manager Frank Lampard despite feeling the effects of their two-window transfer ban. ‘I want to say the obvious thing. We would love Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal to be at that level. Football is unpredictable,’ he added.‘I think we all agree we are speaking about a team that won everything in England and we are speaking about the European champions and the runners up.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘And then we are speaking about United who finished sixth. And Arsenal finished fifth and playing Europa League too.‘Chelsea with this ban, which is not dramatic, because if someone could answer that ban it’s Chelsea.‘If that ban happens to one of the other clubs, it would be much more difficult. I hope something great happens with them.’ Metro Sport ReporterSunday 11 Aug 2019 1:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Jose Mourinho believes Spurs will challenge Man City and Liverpool for the title (Picture: Sky Sports)Jose Mourinho has backed Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City to challenge for the Premier League title and joked that even City’s B team could compete for the trophy.Liverpool pushed City to the final weekend last term but, in the end, finished runners-up behind Pep Guardiola’s side despite amassing 97 points across a magnificent campaign.While Spurs ended the season 27 points behind City down in fourth, Mourinho is confident the north London club will be in the title race this time around after a strong summer transfer window.The Portuguese, though, believes United, Chelsea and Arsenal lack the firepower to be challenging at the business end of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked which teams will be in the title race ahead of United’s clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford, Mourinho told Sky Sports: ‘Four: Man City, Tottenham, Liverpool and… Man City’s B team.‘When I looked at the bench yesterday, there were some images of the bench, and the players that were not even involved, I think even their B team could fight for the title.‘Independent of what happens today [Manchester United vs. Chelsea], even if one of the teams plays magnificently and has a fantastic result, I don’t believe that they are going to be in the title race.‘It’s also a little bit difficult for me, in spite of some really good players, I don’t think Arsenal will be in a title race. But I think Tottenham has to join it.’ Jose Mourinho backs Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City to challenge for Premier League titlelast_img read more

Wanted bandit gunned down in Albouystown

first_imgA 24-year-old man, who was wanted by Police in connection with a number of robberies, was in the wee hours of Saturday morning gunned down in Albert Street, Albouystown, Georgetown.Dead is Colin Daley, also called “Froggy,” and “Frog Eye,” of Freeman Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown. While information surrounding the shooting remains sketchy, the Police confirmed that Daly was found in a pool of blood with a single gunshot wound to his head.At the scene, there was blood along Albert Street, in the vicinity of the newly commissioner health centre. Persons in the area were tight-lipped about the shooting.One resident told Guyana Times that he was in his house when he heard a single gunshot and upon looking out, he saw a crowd of people congregated. As he enquired further, he realised that someone was lying on the roadway and was covered in blood.By this time, the Police arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area. The dead man’s mother told media operatives that at about 02:00h on Saturday morning, she received a telephone call from a friend informing her that one of her sons was killed.Without hesitation, she said she woke her other two sons and instructed them to rush to the scene. Due to his bloodied state, Daley was identified by the clothes he was wearing when he left home. His mother recalled seeing her son alive at about 20:00h on Friday evening when he left home claiming that he was going to reach someone.Wanted robbery suspect, Colin DaleyThe brother who visited the scene and identified Daley’s body, claimed that his brother was not a criminal.On the other hand, the Police confirmed that the now dead man had been wanted for the attempted murder of a GRA officer, who was shot during an attempted robbery at Cactus Street, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown recently.It was reported that Ariel Benjamin, 35, was shot once in his abdomen during the attempted robbery. Police stated that at 4:30h, the GRA employee was about to enter his premises shortly after arriving home.He was reportedly making his way into his home when he was accosted by a man, who was armed with a handgun.He was subsequently relieved of a pouch containing his service revolver and 17 live rounds of matching ammunition. The injured man was rushed to a private medical facility where he was admitted.Apart from that incident, the Police further revealed that Daley was wanted for several other armed robberies. No arrests have been made in connection with the execution-style killing of Daley whose body is at the Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more