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Wenger-FACupArsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that his team should not be judged until the season has finished because there are still undecided matters.

Speaking before the game against Hull, Wenger said that it is too early to talk about judgements because there is still a lot to play for in the league as well as the FA Cup final against Aston Villa.

“We will be judged at the end of the season – 30th of May after the FA Cup final, where are we in the Premier League, where are we in the FA Cup and we will see how well we have done,” said Wenger.

mou-and-abraChelsea boss Jose Mourinho does not say anything to the press unless there is a reason, which is why his comments today made me do a double take when he said that he will stay at Chelsea as long as owner Roman Abramovich “wants him”.

Chelsea won the league for the fifth time on Sunday, their third under the Special OneP, as they claimed the double following Capital One Cup final success in March.

Despite winning six trophies in three years during his first stint at the club between 2004-07 Mourinho fell out with Abramovich and departed “by mutual consent” in September 2007.

revs-tifoThe New England beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 in front of 18,296 fans on a warm and sunny evening at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.

These two sides met in the Eastern Conference Finals last season, and if the early months of the season are any indication, they will meet again in November.

The Red Bulls came into the game, still unbeaten on the season, while New England were undefeated in their last 14 games at home in all competitions.

suarez-goalLuis Suárez scored his first hat-trick for Barcelona as they thrashed Cordoba 8-0 away from home, while Real Madrid kept pace in the title race courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo treble at Sevilla.

For 41 minutes there was no sign that Barca were going score eight goals. Brave defending by Cordoba took them within minutes of a scoreless draw at half-time but then a thumping drive from Ivan Rakitic in the 42nd minute gave the league leaders the lead and when Suarez doubled the advantage on the stroke of half-time it was game over.

Allegri-juventusJuventus won its fourth-straight Italian Serie A title on Saturday after picking up a routine 1-0 win over Sampdoria thanks to an Arturo Vidal goal but the impact was massive, with Juventus pulling 17 points clear in the table with four league games remaining. Focus can now switch to the Champions League semi-final clash against Real Madrid next week.

The win is a triumph for Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri, who took over from Antonio Conte in the summer. The news that Allegri was replacing the popular Conte was greeted by protests by Juventus fans, but was not welcome at first by Juve fans,

lvg2-mufcIt was an atrocious performance by Manchester United as they lost 1-0 at home to West Brom on Saturday. The defeat was the first time that United have lost three straight league games since 2001, and the shutout means that it is now 287 minutes and counting since United last scored.

The defeat , combined with Liverpool’s win against QPR, means that United have still to wrap up a champions league place for next season. With three games to go, and a four point lead, United should have enough to see themselves finish in the top four, but with a trip to Crystal Palace up next, Arsenal coming to Old Trafford in their penultimate game of the season and a potentially tricky last day of the season trip to relegation-threatened Hull, nothing can be taken for granted.

Gerrard Rescues Liverpool Again

Stevie-GerrardNot for the first time in his brilliant career, Steven Gerrard rescued Liverpool, where his 87th minute goal gave Liverpool a 2-1 win ove QPR. The win, combined with Man United’s defeat at home to West Brom kept alive Liverpool’s faint Champions league hopes and eased the pressure on Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.

It looked like the headlines had been written earlier in the half when Onuoha pulled down Martin Skrtel in the penalty box and Gerrard stepped up to take the penalty in front of the kop. But the Liverpool legend, in his penultimate home game, saw his penalty saved by Rob Green.

diego-costa-cfcJose Mourinho says that Diego Costa will miss the rest of the season, that is unless Chelsea spectacularly blow their Premier League title bid on Sunday.

Costa has missed the champions-elect last four games since suffering a recurrence of a hamstring problem against Stoke on April 4.

Asked whether he would pay feature again this season, Mourinho, whose side will be Champions if they beat Crystal Palace on Sunday, said:

“There is a chance he might not. There is a chance he might not.

“If we win Sunday, I would say he doesn’t play against Liverpool [next week].

According to James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo, Mario Balotelli will miss Liverpool’s match against QPR on Saturday after picking up a foot injury in the defeat to Hull earlier in the week.

Balotelli has managed just one goal in 16 Premier League appearances for the Reds and has struggled with injuries and illnesses all season.

The news of Balotelli’s unavailability wouldn’t be nearly as bad if Daniel Sturridge had not also been plagued with injury issues all season.

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RooneyManchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed that striker Wayne Rooney is fit for the game against West Brom this weekend, despite the 29-year-old limping off against Everton last week.

Initial reports suggested that Rooney had suffered ligament damage that could have brought a premature end to his season but Louis van Gaal revealed at his pre-match press conference on Friday that Rooney has made a full recovery from the knock and is available to face West Brom.

“Wayne is fit,” said Van Gaal. “So it was not as heavy [serious] as we expected.