e missed United training today – to make a trip to


had two years with the Blues between 2010-12.Now 29, and playing in China, Silva told A Bola: “I think I lacked opportunity.“My first year as a senior went well, I scored 14 goals, got called up to the Under-20s, and that’s when Everton showed uWith reportedly set to close games out for the with J.J. Putz shelved by a stiff elbow, Fantasy owners have a conundrum. Ever since Bell was demoted from the Marlins’ closer role last July, he has looked more like his old self, but can he be trusted as a ninth-inning man again?

Bell is back to getting swinging strikes and strikeouts, but he is still getting pummeled by line drives. It’s still early in the season to be putting a lot of stock in batted ball rates, but high liner rates had hampered Bell in each of the previous two seasons, too. Even though he is missing bats more often, opponents are still slugging .500 against Bell so far in 2013.

Line drive rates are highly variable, so his increased whiff rate is a more notable development, but even late last season, Bell was fairly hittable. The veteran reliever still has soChelsea boss Frank Lampard feels Ross Barkley is starting to live up to his potential.The England midfielder grabbed a fine goal and gave the kind of all-round performance Lampard and England boss Gareth Southgate need to see more often if he is to re-establish himself as a first choice for club and country.Lampard said: “All the players have been out at times but Ross had a longer time out.“Some of that was down to injury, and a niggling one which kept him out for the best part of six weeks.“Some of that earlier in the season Ross would probably hsenal’s stayaway fans are now hitting the club’s bottomline.The Mirror says Arsenal have published their accounts for the year ending May 31 2019 – showing a £30million loss in matchday revenue.The Gunners have gone from a pre-tax profit of £97.4miave to look at himself and say he could have been doing better.“But Ross has taken that on in the most positive way possible. He has worked hard, he’s got his nose in the team.”He does need confidence as a player. To try and play him and give him more minutes is always going to help with his confidence. And if he plays like he did against Liverpool recently and Tottenham, then he’s a big player for this club.”me upside, and he’s worth a pickup if you’re desperate for saves. Just be warned that Bell’s tenure as closer, however long it lasts, could be a bumpy ride.

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