Kante welcomes Pulisic to goal-shy Chelsea

first_imgN’Golo Kante is pleased with the news that Chelsea have secured the £58 million signing of Christian Pulisic, amid a run which has seen the goals dry up for the Londoners and their forwards fall to injury.Pulisic will have to wait until next season to make his Chelsea debut as he spends the rest of this season on loan at Dortmund.Meanwhile, Kante has been one of Chelsea’s goal-scorers in a barren run which has seen Chelsea score only 11 goals in their last 10 games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Understandably, Maurizio Sarri is hoping for an attacking option to boost his misfiring forward line which is also beset by injuries – as Willian joined the likes of Olivier Giroud, Pedro, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in recent spells on the sidelines.Kante says that Pulisic is a good signing for Chelsea and admits that his side missed too many chances against Southampton, in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw.”We know he’s a good player. He’s doing well for Dortmund and we are glad to welcome him to Chelsea,” Kante said at Stamford Bridge, before outlining the issues against Southampton. “It was a little bit difficult. We didn’t complete our objective at home.”We played against a very compact Southampton team, we had some chances but we didn’t score. I think we defended very well in this game. We tried to keep the ball in the first half, in the second half we continued with our plan.”We had more spaces and we tried to find a way to score but I think we missed some chances, the keeper made some saves and they fought until the end and got the point.”Chelsea are now preparing to play in the competition they won seven months ago, as the FA Cup winners welcome Nottingham Forest to Stamford Bridge in the third round of the competition.Kante insists that Chelsea aren’t looking to get back to playing in the league to right the wrongs against the Saints and the beginning of their cup trophy defence. “No, no we want to do the best we can in every competition,” Kante added. “The FA Cup is coming, we won it last season and we are ready to play.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Monty Python comeback show sells out in 435 seconds

first_imgMONTY PYTHON ADDED another four dates to their “one-off” reunion show today after thousands of tickets to their first London live performance sold out in just 43.5 seconds.John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin announced their long-awaited return to the stage last week, sparking huge excitement among fans of the comedians who have not performed together since 1980.They said they only planned to do one show at the 20,000-capacity O2 Arena on 1 July,  and Idle said the intention was “to see if we can fill it”.But the promoters were clearly prepared for the huge demand that saw tickets with a face value of under £100 (€120)  offered on re-sale websites for £1,600 (€1,900) within 15 minutes of the sale opening.“The first show sold out in 43.5 seconds. Four further shows immediately went on sale: 2-5 July,” a spokesman for Monty Python told AFP.The Pythons will perform the most famous sketches from their television programme and films — although advancing age has imposed some limits on what they will be able to do. (PA Archive)Cleese, 74, admitted that a repeat of his Ministry of Silly Walks sketch will be “impossible” as he now has an artificial hip and artificial knee.“I think you can expect a little comedy, a lot of pathos, some music and a tiny bit of ancient sex,” added Idle, 70.The troupe became famous with their irreverent and surreal television show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” from 1969 to 1974, which was sold to almost 100 countries.One of their hit sketches was Dead Parrot, where Cleese tries to return a Norwegian Blue to a pet shop because it is dead. The owner, Palin, responds: “He’s not dead, he’s resting!”.They also made several films including 1975’s “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, a parody of the legend of King Arthur, and “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” in 1979, the tale of a young man mistaken for Jesus which riled religious groups.- © AFP, 2013Read: 11 of the best bits from Monty Python’s ‘ask me anything’ > Read: ‘Monty Python reunion is for real’: Terry Jones >last_img read more

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