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Michy the unlikely hero as Chelsea clinch Premier League title

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Capital football club Chelsea grabbed their second English Premier League (EPL) title in three seasons with a 1-0 victory here over West Bromwich Albion as they took an unassailable 10-point lead over second-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

Chelsea, who started Friday's contest with 84 points from 35 matches, needed to win just one of their final three games to assure themselves of their fifth league title. Substitute striker Michy Batshuayi's 82nd-minute goal gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over West Bromwich.

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Liverpool will not sell Philippe Coutinho

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English football giants Liverpool's chief coach Jurgen Klopp has ruled out the sale of Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho this summer.

The German coach on Thursday stressed how important Coutinho is to the future plans of the club and confirmed that there is no option to sell the 24-year-old attacking midfielder, who is supposedly on Barcelona's radar.

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Ajax - Man United to clash in Europa League Final

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Two of the continent's most historic football clubs, Manchester United and AFC Ajax laboured past Celta Vigo and Lyon, respectively, to enter the final of the UEFA Europa League.

Ajax resisted Ligue 1 side Lyon's 3-1 home win to bag an aggregate score at 5-4 on Thursday in France, while United built on their one-goal advantage in the first leg for a 2-1 aggregate against Celta Vigo in Manchester.

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Arsenal beat Southampton 2-0 to reignite Champions League hopes

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Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud scored to lead Arsenal to a 2-0 victory over Southampton in the English Premier League (EPL) that puts the Gunners within three points of fourth-place Manchester City and within sniffing distance of Liverpool.

After a dull first half at St. Mary's Stadium on Wednesday, Sanchez received the ball in the area from Mesut Özil and blasted the ball past Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster to put Arsenal 1-0 up in the 55th minute. The Chilean international became the first Arsenal player to score 20 EPL goals in one season since Robin van Persië posted 30 goals in 2011-12.

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Wenger kicks off the mind-games with Chelsea

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels that teams battling in Europe and domestically will find it difficult to win the coveted English Premier League (EPL) title.

With the nature of the EPL being physically tough, Wenger stated it will be difficult for teams involved in European tournaments and that he is eager to see how league leaders Chelsea respond next season.

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Moenchengladbach swoop for Nancy midfielder Mickael Cuisance

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Promising midfielder Mickael Cuisance on Tuesday joined German football club Borussia Moenchengladbach from French Ligue 1 club Nancy on a long term contract.

The 17-year-old Cuisance, who plays in Nancy's under-19 squad, will see his spell in the German club until 2022.

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Chelsea close in on Premier League title, Boro relegated

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Chelsea eased past Middlesbrough 3-0 to move within three points of clinching their second English Premier League (EPL) title in three years, while consigning the visitors to relegation.

Following Monday's win, Chelsea have 84 points from 35 matches and are seven points ahead of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur and can win the league on Friday with an away victory over West Bromwich Albion.

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