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John Terry: "The journey is not yet over"

English defender John Terry, who will leave Chelsea at the end of the season after 22 years at the club, said goodbye to the fans of the London side through an open letter, in which he said that being the Blues' captain has been his greatest achievement.

"Wearing the armband and being your captain has been without doubt one of the proudest achievements of my life," the English skipper said in the letter published on the club's website on Wednesday.

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Ozil, Sanchez get Arsenal firing again

A pair of fine goals by Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil allowed Arsenal to halt its streak of consecutive away losses at four with a 2-1 victory over relegation-bound Middlesbrough.

With Arsenal in danger of finishing out of the Premier League top four for the first time in 21 years, manager Arsene Wenger, on Monday made six changes to the line-up that lost last week to Crystal Palace. Even more significantly, the Frenchman went with a three-man backline, a formation he last used in 1997.

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John Terry to leave Chelsea at the end of the season

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Chelsea announced on Monday that skipper and club legend John Terry will end his 22-year association with the capital football club at the end of the season after his contract expires. Since his debut with the first team in 1998, Terry has worn Chelsea's jersey in 713 matches, in which he has scored 66 goals.

In a statement released on the club's website, Chelsea said: "John Terry and Chelsea Football Club jointly announce our captain will leave the club at the end of the season."

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Chelsea stunned 2-0 by Manchester United to breathe new life into title race

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Manchester United defeated visiting Premier League leaders Chelsea 2-0 at Old Trafford to revive the fight for the title on Sunday.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for the hosts seven minutes into the first half and Ander Herrera scored the second via a massive deflection just four minutes into the second half to give the Red Devils a deserved win.

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Liverpool edge West Brom 1-0 thanks to Firmino strike

Liverpool defeated West Bromwich Albion 1-0 in an away match thus retaking third place at the expense of Manchester City in an English Premier League game at the Hawthorns on Sunday.

The match's only goal was scored by Brazil's Firmino for the Reds as he headed the ball into the back of the net a minute into the first half's stoppage time.

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Juan Mata ruled out for the rest of the season

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Manchester United' chief coach Jose Mourinho has confirmed that midfielder Juan Mata will not play for the rest of the football season following a groin surgery.

Mata, 28, underwent surgery last month but the club hoped he could return to the field before the end of the English Premier League on May 21. However, Mourinho on Friday revealed in the press conference prior to Sunday's duel with Chelsea that the Spanish international will not be available "until the end of May".

In addition, Mourinho reported that goalkeeper David De Gea is available to face Chelsea at the Old Trafford stadium here, while defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones will not return "until mid-May".

Klopp hints at bigger Academy role for Steven Gerrard

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp on Thursday said club legend Steven Gerrard will likely take charge of an Academy team at Liverpool next season. Gerrard took on a coaching role at the Reds' youth division earlier this year, and has since worked on developing the potential of the club's youngsters.

In a press conference held on Thursday, Jurgen Klopp was asked whether Gerrard will continue this new chapter of his career by assuming control of an Academy team himself, to which he answered "There is not a real announcement in this moment, but what I can probably say is yes."

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