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'La Liga is slipping away' – Real Madrid insider reveals El Clasico could decide Lopetegui's fate


The under-fire coach has put on a brave face for the press, but an immediate drastic improvement in form is required if he is to keep his job



On Saturday, after losing late on to Deportivo Alaves at Estadio de Mendizorroza, Sergio Ramos sought to lessen the inevitable cacophony of crisis claims surrounding a Real Madrid side who are now without a win – or even a goal – in four games across all competitions.

The Blancos' captain put to the press that the club were only three points off the top spot, meaning he assumed Barcelona would seal all three points on Sunday against Valencia. An oddly assured comment coming from one of the Blaugrana's biggest historical rivals.

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Thierry Henry & John Terry 'perfect pair' for Aston Villa, says Ian Wright

John Terry and Thierry Henry won seven Premier League titles between them



Thierry Henry and John Terry would be the "perfect pair" to take charge at Aston Villa, former England striker Ian Wright has told BBC Radio 5 live.

Henry, 41, an assistant coach with Belgium, is favourite to replace Steve Bruce at Villa Park.

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Christian Eriksen stomach injury may be 'chronic', says Denmark coach Age Hareide

Christian Eriksen has missed games against Watford, Huddersfield, Barcelona and Cardiff



Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen may have a "chronic" stomach injury, according to Denmark coach Age Hareide.

The 26-year-old featured in Spurs' first six league matches, but has not played since 22 September.

Read more: Christian Eriksen stomach injury may be 'chronic', says Denmark coach Age Hareide

Nations League: England add Ben Chilwell after Luke Shaw withdraws

Ben Chilwell replaced Danny Rose midway through the second half against Switzerland



England have brought Leicester defender Ben Chilwell into the squad for the Nations League double header after Luke Shaw withdrew because of injury.

Foxes left-back Chilwell, 21, made his England debut as a substitute against Switzerland on 11 September.

Read more: Nations League: England add Ben Chilwell after Luke Shaw withdraws


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