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Stories Around the Premier League

Match day 5 of the UEFA Champions League has concluded and English clubs are returning home for this weekend’s Premiere League action. In case you want to get caught up in the latest news regarding the top tier of football in the UK, here are some highlights:

Roy Keane leaves Aston Villa 


Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane has left the club with immediate effect. He vacates the role after having a hard time combining it with a similar role he holds with the Republic of Ireland. He is the assistant to Martin O’Neill for the national team of Ireland.

Keane assumed position as Paul Lambert’s assistant at Villa in July of this year. According to Keane, “Ultimately, my roles with Villa and Ireland and combining my commitment to these have become too much. It isn’t fair to either Villa or Ireland, so I’ve made this decision.

A former midfielder for Manchester United, Keane has also managed Sunderland and Ipswich. According to a spokesman for the club, Keane has found it difficult to find time for his family.

Villa manager Paul Lambert said they would try to fill the vacant position as soon as possible.

Fabregas and Hazard named to FIFA’s 2014 World XI shortlist for midfielders 

It’s no secret that Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard have been working magic for Chelsea. The club is at the top of the Premier League leader board and they just secured a spot to the knockout stages of the Champions League by dismantling Schalke 5-0.

The Chelsea duo are joined by Yaya Toure of Manchester City, Mesut Ozil of Arsenal and Angel Di Maria of Manchester United in the 15-man shortlist. The entire shortlist will be announced on December 1 and winners will be unveiled at the Ballon d’Or awards on January 12.


Arsenal’s Wilshere out for three months 

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out for three months following an ankle injury he sustained in a loss to rivals Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium. The 22-year old has already undergone surgery.

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