Chelsea-Queens Park Rangers Preview

LONDON (SE) – Chelsea will be full of confidence when they make the short trip across London to face Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Sunday. Chelsea’s recent form has been excellent. They have won their last three league games, scoring 12 goals and conceding just three in the process. They also beat Belgium side Genk 5-0 in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge last Wednesday, with resurgent Spain striker Fernando Torres hitting two goals. Blues manager Andre Villas-Boas predicted after the trashing of Genk that his side will be in the running for silverware at the end of the season. …
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Fabregas cleared to play vs. Sevilla after injury

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says midfielder Cesc Fabregas has been clearedto play in Saturday’s home match against Sevilla after recovering from a rightthigh injury. Fabregas was injured during training earlier this month and missedBarcelona’s victories against Sporting Gijon and Racing Santander in the Spanishleague, Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League and two matches for Spain. He scored five goals in his first nine matches for Barcelona after signingfrom Arsenal. …
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Spain roundup-Fabregas back for Sevilla clash

(Adds Malaga, Mourinho items, Levante quotes) MADRID, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Brief news from La Liga ahead ofthis weekend’s matches (all times GMT): * Leaders Barcelona have Cesc Fabregas back in the squad forSaturday’s match at home to Sevilla (2000) after the Spainmidfielder shrugged off a hamstring injury sustained in trainingon Oct. 1, Barca said on their website on Friday(www.fcbarcelona.cat). …
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Spain roundup-Fabregas back in squad for Sevilla clash

MADRID, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Brief news from La Liga ahead ofthis weekend’s matches (all times GMT): * Leaders Barcelona have Cesc Fabregas back in the squad forSaturday’s match at home to Sevilla (2000) after the Spainmidfielder recovered from a hamstring injury sustained intraining on Oct. 1, Barca said on their website on Friday(www.fcbarcelona.cat). …
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Levante Team Report

LEVANTE Coach: Juan Ignacio Martinez (since 25/08/2011) Last Result: 3-0 win at home to Malaga, October 16 Record: 5-0-2 Streak: Won 5 Next Match: away to Villarreal, October 23 Levante’s dream start to the season continued last weekend as they defeatedMalaga 3-0 to claim their fifth successive victory. However as ever for smallersides in such high positions the news isn’t entirely positive as a number of topclubs in Spain and further afield are now rumoured to be interested in a numberof Levante players. …
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Iniesta holds the key, says Guardiola

By Iain Rogers BARCELONA, Oct 20 (Reuters) – One silver lining fromBarcelona’s laboured 2-0 win at home to Viktoria Plzen inChampions League Group H on Wednesday was the scintillatingperformance of Andres Iniesta. The Spain playmaker has only recently returned from yetanother leg muscle injury but looked close to his dazzling bestin scoring the holders’ 10th-minute opener before being replacedby Seydou Keita late on. …
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