first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea got their Premier League campaign on track after lethal finishing coupled with a slice of good fortune gave them a 3-1 win at Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday.New signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz made their debuts up front after the German internationals joined Frank Lampard’s side from the Bundesliga during the close season as Chelsea prevailed thanks to goals from somewhat unlikely sources. England’s Under-21 right back Reece James stole the show with a spectacular strike into the top corner from 25 metres which gave Chelsea a 2-1 lead before a deflected Kurt Zouma shot sealed the points.Brighton had taken the game to Chelsea in the first half but fell behind after a defensive blunder in the 23rd minute when goalkeeper Mat Ryan fouled Werner in the area and Jorginho cooly converted the penalty.Leandro Trossard equalised in the 54th with a strike from 20 metres which bounced in front of keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, but James restored Chelsea’s lead two minutes later with a strike any of their forwards would have been proud of.Brighton’s Lewis Dunk missed a sitter soon after and the home side were punished in the 66th as Webster turned a tame Zouma effort past the stranded Ryan after James swung in an inviting corner.Tags: ChelseaKai HavertzKurt ZoumaPremier LeagueTimo Wernerlast_img read more

first_imgAmid stringent ‘security measures,’ the much awaited 2016 national examinations of the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) is in its third day sitting today, with students gearing up to take chemistry and history.But this year’s exam had been embroiled in a series of uncertainties; couple with the reported stealing of the testing materials.Dele G. Gboto, WAEC Head of Test Administration, has meanwhile advised all registered 12th graders to prepare themselves and go to the selected testing centers with only their pens and pencils, adding that students should carry, “nothing else, especially electronic devices as doing so will disqualify any candidate caught.”Despite the earlier fiasco caused by the theft of exam papers from a storage in Konola Academy, Kakata the WAEC examinations began last Monday throughout the country with 46,000 students sitting for one subject: mathematics.On the second day, yesterday, students tackled geography and biology exam questions. Reports across the country and from various campuses indicate that there has been so far a smooth administration of the examinations as students eagerly focused on the test subjects.At the Boatswain Junior High School campus, students who are taking the exams are doing as well as they can, according to a sample of students interviewed yesterday.“We are doing our best and I think we are sure that we are doing the right thing to get the results that we need,” said a female student from the Assembly of God of Caldwell, who is writing her exams at the Boatswain Junior High School campus.Reports from Grand Cape Mount, Nimba and Margibi County were also positive with students engaged in their exams with a sense of dedication.“Students are cautiously and religiously working on their exam papers,” according to reports from Nimba County.Information gathered from the various venues indicates that students who are writing their exams have decided to do all they can to get the job done so that they can look at the future and see what they need to do to further their lives.“They are not even discussing the recent postponement of the examinations caused by leaked test papers,” according to our Nimba correspondent, Ishmael Menkor.The exams will continue on Thursday with students writing physics and economics and many reports indicate that students are in a marathon rush to get the exams successfully behind them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img1 Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hinted at frustration at the overloading of Alexis Sanchez during the international break, and hopes the Chile striker will return fighting fit ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Watford.Sanchez was forced off late in the 3-0 drubbing of Manchester United with a slight hip problem, yet Wenger was powerless to prevent the forward meeting up with his national side.With the likes of Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero and team-mate David Silva both picking up injuries while away, Wenger was surely hoping his star man – who netted six goals in three games for second place Arsenal ahead of the break – would stay problem free.But Sanchez showed no signs of injury as he netted in a 2-0 victory over South America rivals Brazil before firing a brace and assisting two goals to seal a 4-3 win over Peru.And while Wenger praises the 26-year-old’s enthusiasm for his country, the Frenchman admits it also presents him with a ‘tricky situation’ as his club boss.“Overall the first step is to get everybody in a good shape because when you look around, you see some clubs lost players due to the international break,” Wenger said in a press conference ahead of Saturday’s trip to Vicarage Road.“Some of our players land today at 2pm so we have to check their fitness to see if there are no bad surprises,” said Wenger.“I cannot do a lot about it [Sanchez playing twice for Chile].“He came off as you have seen against Manchester United with a hip problem, a problem with the rotator muscle and he wanted to go.“He played in the last two games and we have to see how he comes back, but it is always a tricky situation. Chile are trying to qualify for the World Cup and he is an important player for them, but they will use him if they can.“Alexis is a guy that always wants to play so I knew that was always going to be a tricky situation.”Wenger added: “Let’s see what happens and how he comes back. We have to see if we have to protect him in our next game or not.”Aside from Sanchez’s likely participation, Arsenal have received one other boost ahead of the weekend with centre-back Laurent Koscielny, who has been out since the end of September with a hamstring injury, in line to make a return to first-team action.last_img read more