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@kateforrester Let’s be having you!!!!! @SonOfChelsea ThanksAnyone got any opinions about Pulisic on the right instead of the left? #cfcChelsea much more secure with Mendy and Thiago Silva starting. Further forward it’s a work in progress #cfc
Report on Chelsea's draw with Sevilla. Better defending from Chelsea but the attack still needs to click against to…Édouard Mendy keeps it clean as Chelsea shut out Sevilla. @JacobSteinberg #CHESEV #CFC #ChampionsLeague
Retweeted by Jacob Steinberg @JohnBrewin_ It means moreArsène Wenger with @donaldgmcrae is as marvellous a combination as you'd expect:
Retweeted by Jacob SteinbergChelsea’s Frank Lampard: ‘In terms of the goals conceded, I am aware of the stats. The other stat is that since we…
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@AdrianTempany @pastyguru Just worried. Looked like you were talking gibberish. @AdrianTempany @pastyguru You @AdrianTempany @pastyguru You ok mate? @AdrianTempany @pastyguru So it isn’t clickbait 👏🏻 @pastyguru @AdrianTempany Clickbait involves a link. There is no link. I’m not baiting you into clicking on anything.Piece on Lampard and Chelsea's defence. They’ll be hoping Mendy is fit to replace Kepa against Sevilla tomorrow #cfcYou win some you DRAW some @TherealNihal ⚽ Looks like someone has been playing havoc with Nihal’s audio after…
Retweeted by Jacob Steinberg @pastyguru @AdrianTempany Yes. Do you? @AdrianTempany What did I get you to click onWould suggest it’s time Liverpool Football Club called off the dogs on Jordan Pickford and David Coote. Both are al…
Retweeted by Jacob SteinbergSurprised to see some Liverpool-supporting football journalists tweeting some rather inflammatory takes about what…
Retweeted by Jacob SteinbergCould have sworn West Ham missed out on Champions League qualification and an FA Cup semi-final in 15-16 season due… for Liverpool, the first team ever to be on the end of a wrong decision ☹️😡something must be doneI asked Sky how many people bought Premier League ppv games over the weekend. The response: "We won’t be sharing t…
Retweeted by Jacob SteinbergIf Chelsea keep making individual mistakes, at what point does Lampard’s set-up take the blame? #cfc
Just turned on the West Ham game. Didn’t know the score. You’re welcome. @DavidLawTennis Look at my mentions! @DavidLawTennis Of course. What I mean is that someone who doesn’t experience a form of discrimination can fail to…’s easy for men to play it down. The first instinct can be to think it isn’t that bad, it happens all the time, i… Guardiola repeatedly defended Bernardo Silva’s tweet to Benjamin Mendy. It isn’t a surprise to see him dismiss what Aguero did.Timo Werner and Kai Havertz: very good. Chelsea's defence: very bad #cfc
Chelsea played their best football of the season in attack today - Werner and Havertz were great - but there’s stil… Werner!This feels so not like football these decisions made by computer programs! Should be there to restore a mistake or…
Retweeted by Jacob SteinbergVAR is revenge for all the whinging about refereeing decisions in the past.So out of touch.
'He could nutmeg a mermaid': the rise of Brentford's Saïd Benrahma. An outstanding talent: #whufc
Retweeted by Jacob SteinbergWest Ham complete loan signing of Saïd Benrahma from Brentford #whufcBenrahma is West Ham’s new No9. Which makes him the new Andy Carroll #whufc @JackPittBrooke at me for the typo @domfifield Dominic.This is a £5m loan fee initially. West Ham then do £20m plus £5m in add-ons #whufcBewnrahma to West Ham is done. Loan with obligation to buy #whufcExpectation remains that Benrahma will join after West Ham submitted a deal sheet. Loan with obligation to buy. Wes… you at 7.If West Ham need more time they can request a deal sheet... it’s a fun Friday night if they do.#dealsheetCan't take all the drama. Let's do another deadline day tomorrow.I'm being assured Benrahma to West Ham will happen. Not long to go on this most dramatic of deadline days...#Moyes on #Benrahma: "He hasn’t failed his medical and we hope something can be done later today. Part of it is ong…
Retweeted by Jacob SteinbergNow a growing sense it could be off. Was just given a low probability on Benrahma joining today... Deal was £25m pl… told the Benrahma deal is “very complicated” but not definitely off. Still wouldn’t bet against him becoming a… it was just the medical to go for Benrahma... Had been warned this deal could go either way and here we are #whufc @stujames75 Have they signed Andre Ayew yet @johncrossmirror @JackPittBrooke @Matt_Barlow_DM @_DanMatthews_ @JackPittBrooke @Matt_Barlow_DM @_DanMatthews_ And Roger Johnson @Matt_Barlow_DM @_DanMatthews_ Other four? Calleri, Zaza, Tore, Nordtveit?
Anyone else think Jack Grealish isn’t going to the Euros? Christmas kids... It’s also not for food banks to feed millions of British children but here we are. 250% in…
Retweeted by Jacob Steinberg @jackamayorcas It’s a lot!Sounds like it’s just the medical to go for Benrahma. Intrigued to see how he works out at West Ham. Big fee... #whufc @jonathanliew Morning @jonathanliew He’s really good!Obviously Grealish will always be on the bench.It tries to cover up England’s weaknesses at the back but ends up focusing on them. An extra defender who isn’t goo… single word of this from Dan Carden. Every single word.
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Nice pass from Declan Rice there 😉Benrahma to West Ham not in the bag yet but has been moving in right direction #whufc
Good morning 👋🏽 ...I'm not some expert on COVID but I have common sense, can someone tell me the difference between…
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West Ham still hopeful of signing Saïd Benrahma despite complications #whufcWest Ham still hopeful of signing Saïd Benrahma despite complications over deal. By @JacobSteinberg
Retweeted by Jacob SteinbergWest Ham have signed Craig Dawson on loan from Watford #whufcRepeating that the issue is not to do with West Ham. It should be something that can be resolved. West Ham still th… @brendonjombe72 noBenrahma deal isn't definitely off - it could still happen if certain issues are resolved. West Ham could go back i… Benrahma’s move to West Ham in danger of collapsing. Nothing to do with West Ham, who are ready to pay £25m pl… Declan Rice and Mason Mount are both really good. My piece:
Slow, functional, sideways half, crying out for Jack Grealish.
Retweeted by Jacob SteinbergWest Ham close to agreeing Benrahma fee after £13m King bid is rejected. By @JacobSteinberg and @benfisherj
Retweeted by Jacob Steinberg @jonathanliew One more right backLucky that England are using a back three.West Ham are close to agreeing a fee with Brentford for Said Benrahma. Not agreed personal terms yet. More on @guardian_sport soon #whufcWest Ham have had a £13m bid for Joshua King rejected by Bournemouth. #afcb #whufc
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@WHUUU6 DifferentSaid Benrahma is unlikely to come cheaply if he goes to West Ham. Brentford want a lot. Good player but defence has… @MiguelDelaney What you get for enjoying furlough too muchFollowing some incorrect reports on social media today, I wish to make it clear that I have not returned a positive…
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This is excellent from @MiguelDelaney League first wave of PPV games announced: Saturday Oct 17 Chelsea-Southampton 3pm BT Newcastle-Man United…
Retweeted by Jacob Steinberg @JackPittBrooke Wow you are changing coverage of football journalism before our very eyes
@tompeck @JackPittBrooke 😂😂😂West Ham in talks with Joshua King but want Bournemouth to lower £17.5m asking price as striker out of contract nex… back and midfield the biggest priorities but King would be a good signing at the right price #whufcWest Ham want to replace Felipe Anderson after sending him on loan to Porto. As @JackRosser_ and @mcgrathmike repor…
'A moral maze': Gareth Southgate tells young England players the party is over. By @JacobSteinberg
Retweeted by Jacob SteinbergUpdate: Werner has tested negative and is covid free. He will now link up with Germany.
Retweeted by Jacob SteinbergOn Joe Rodon, who is wanted by Tottenham and West Ham and has been on the lips of others for a while:
Retweeted by Jacob SteinbergNext Generation 2020: 20 of the best talents in the Premier League. I went for Charlie Webster at Chelsea, Jamal Ba…
@JohnBrewin_ @Spireite7547 @MiguelDelaney Our BBC @Hammerhexy Unlikely to be any