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Premier League/England

Christian Pulisic remains an elite talent, but he’s not being treated unfairly at Chelsea
Christian Pulisic has seen his playing time evaporate at Chelsea, but the idea that he’s being treated unfairly by manager Frank Lampard is off-base.

Debinha double puts pressure on Phil Neville as Brazil hold off England | The Guardian
Debinha’s double put the Seleção out of sight in front of a record crowd, outside of Wembley, at the Riverside.

Gareth Southgate adds light to England squad selection | Football | The Guardian
Gareth Southgate has to decide whether good club form translates into being able to adapt to international football.

Tottenham boss ‘doesn’t fear sack’ - BBC Sport
Mauricio Pochettino says he is not worried about the sack despite a 3-0 defeat at Brighton continuing his side’s poor form.

Mauricio Pochettino and broken Spurs hit their lowest ebb | David Hytner | The Guardian
Tottenham’s manager has time to reflect after an awful week.

Europe

Real Madrid 4-2 Granada: Eden Hazard scores first goal as Real hold on - BBC Sport
Zinedine Zidane’s side survive a late Granada fightback to stretch their lead at the top of La Liga.

English police urged Uefa to reschedule Friday night Prague game amid fan fears | The Guardian
Mark Roberts, the national police lead officer for football, was disappointed at how his plea to Uefa not to stage England’s Euro tie in Prague on Friday was overlooked.

Barcelona 4-0 Sevilla: Champions climb to second in La Liga with convincing win - BBC Sport
Luis Suarez scores a sublime overhead kick as Barcelona score a convincing win over Sevilla at the Nou Camp.

MLS/Americas

US women’s head coach takes charge of final game - BBC Sport
Jill Ellis takes charge of her final match as head coach of the United States women’s team.

2019 MLS Cup Playoffs schedule: LAFC, NYCFC get first-round byes | Pro Soccer USA
The MLS postseason field is set.

MLS has a TV ratings problem, and it’s named FOX Soccer - World Soccer Talk
A recent double bill of New York Red Bulls versus DC United followed by Minnesota United against LAFC averaged just 81,500 fans on FS1.