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Jan 042016
 

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes
loan signing Juan Iturbe will add quality to his squad.

Iturbe, 22, signed from Roma until the end of the season, could make his Cherries debut against Birmingham in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

Roma paid more than £17m for the Argentine winger in July 2014.

“He will bring energy, creativity, pace and can pick a pass. We’re hopeful that he can have a big impact for us,” Howe told
BBC Radio Solent.

Bournemouth are awaiting a work permit for Iturbe before he can be cleared to play at St Andrew’s.

“It was a really long process to get the deal agreed,” added Howe. “A player of his calibre is not one you would normally associate with a club like us.

“But we’re trying to compete and stay in the Premier League. To do that, we need to get the best players.

“We had competition and we were able to secure his signature in a move that favoured us so we get to look at him before any decision is made to sign him permanently.”

Iturbe has made 19 appearances in all competitions for Roma this season, including Champions League games against Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen.

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Top four still possible – Hiddink

 Posted by at 4:28 PM
Jan 042016
 
Top four still possible - Hiddink

Chelsea can still finish in the Premier League’s top four, says interim manager Guus Hiddink after Sunday’s 3-0 win at Crystal Palace.

The Blues have not lost in four matches but are 13 points behind Tottenham, who occupy the fourth Champions League spot with 18 league games left.

“It’s difficult because this league has become so strong; everyone can win from everyone,” said Hiddink, 69.

“It’s very difficult to get there. It’s possible but there’s a long way to go.”

Chelsea celebrate

Tottenham and Fulham (19 points from 19 games) achieved eighth-place finishes. Sheffield Wednesday came seventh in 1993 but the league featured more fixtures then

The defending champions’ four-match unbeaten run is their longest of the season and moved them up to 14th, six points clear of relegation.

Hiddink, who succeeded the sacked Jose Mourinho
in December, conceded Chelsea “desperately needed” the victory, which came courtesy of goals from Oscar, Willian and Diego Costa.

“We have to get back to thinking why we were champions,” added the former Netherlands, Turkey and Russia coach.

Costa’s goal – his third in two games – sealed an impressive individual display after managing just one in 12 previous matches.

Hiddink said he is trying to give the striker some focus on the pitch so he does not “waste” energy “where he should not be”.


We let everybody down – Terry

John Terry and Guus Hiddink

Hiddink also took charge of Terry and Chelsea in 2009, guiding them to the FA Cup

Chelsea’s improvement in form since Mourinho’s departure has led to some criticism as to why the Blues could not produce such performances under their former manager.

Captain John Terry admits the players “let everybody down” following the club’s worst start to a season since 1978.

“It’s unfortunate what’s happened,” said the 35-year-old defender. “We are where we are, and slowly climbing the Premier League table.”

But Terry feels Hiddink, who also took interim charge of the club in 2009, has “picked things up” since taking over.

“That was the Chelsea of last year,” he said after Sunday’s display. “Overall, as well as the goals, it was different class.”

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Everton 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

 Posted by at 2:43 AM
Jan 042016
 
75:15

Foul by Gareth Barry (Everton).

73:56

Attempt saved. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.

72:38

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Ben Davies.

72:36

Attempt blocked. Gerard Deulofeu (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

71:49 Booking

Booking Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71:45

Foul by Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur).

71:45

Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:46

Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:46

Foul by Gareth Barry (Everton).

69:22

Offside, Everton. Leighton Baines tries a through ball, but Ross Barkley is caught offside.

68:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Son Heung-Min replaces Christian Eriksen.

68:00 Booking

Booking Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67:57

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

67:57

Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:33

Attempt blocked. Tom Cleverley (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

64:48

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Ben Davies.

62:31

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

62:31

John Stones (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:24

Foul by Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur).

60:24

Gerard Deulofeu (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Everton. Gerard Deulofeu replaces Aaron Lennon.

59:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Everton. Muhamed Besic replaces Arouna Koné.

53:30

Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

52:08

Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:08

Foul by Romelu Lukaku (Everton).

51:33

Attempt missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dele Alli.

49:58

Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

49:58

Leighton Baines (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:51

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

48:51

Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:55

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

47:55

Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:11

Attempt missed. Ross Barkley (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

45:00

Second Half begins Everton 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

45:00 +2:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Everton 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

45:00 +0:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Toby Alderweireld with a through ball.

44:43

Offside, Everton. Ross Barkley tries a through ball, but Seamus Coleman is caught offside.

40:34

Offside, Everton. Romelu Lukaku tries a through ball, but Arouna Koné is caught offside.

39:24

Attempt missed. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Davies with a cross.

37:43

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Seamus Coleman.

36:16

Attempt missed. Arouna Koné (Everton) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Seamus Coleman with a cross.

34:48 Booking

Booking Seamus Coleman (Everton) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

34:29

Hand ball by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

32:42

Attempt saved. Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Erik Lamela.

29:39

Attempt blocked. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

29:20

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Christian Eriksen following a corner.

28:49

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Arouna Koné.

26:28

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

26:28

Tom Cleverley (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:44

Attempt blocked. Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dele Alli.

25:10

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Gareth Barry.

25:08

Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dele Alli.

24:17

Attempt blocked. Arouna Koné (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Lennon with a cross.

22:49

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Toby Alderweireld tries a through ball, but Kyle Walker is caught offside.

22:17

Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:17

Foul by Ross Barkley (Everton).

21:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 1, Tottenham Hotspur 0. Aaron Lennon (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku with a headed pass.

17:29

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Romelu Lukaku.

17:25

Attempt blocked. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

16:11

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:11

Foul by Gareth Barry (Everton).

15:39

Attempt blocked. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Walker.

14:41

Foul by Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur).

14:41

Romelu Lukaku (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:15

Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:15

Foul by Ross Barkley (Everton).

11:31

Attempt blocked. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

9:43

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

8:45

Delay in match Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) because of an injury.

8:05

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

8:00

Attempt blocked. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

7:53

Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:53

Foul by Leighton Baines (Everton).

4:53

Attempt blocked. Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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