ON THIS DAY: Didier Drogba agrees Chelsea move – Watch four key goals here!

first_img Didier Drogba: The Ivorian wrote himself into the history books with some important strikes Drogba v Manchester United, FA Cup, 2007 Drogba v Barcelona in the Champions League, 2012 On July 19 in 2004, Ivory Coast and Marseille striker Didier Drogba agreed a move to Chelsea. The following day, he completed his £24million transfer to Stamford Bridge and the rest is history. Now 38 and playing for Montreal in the MLS, the forward enjoyed the best days of his career in west London, playing nine seasons across two different spells.He won four Premier League titles, three League Cups and four FA Cups with the club, but perhaps his best moment in a Blues shirt was his dramatic late equaliser in the 2012 Champions League final.It was a goal which eventually saw Chelsea finally crowned European champions and cemented his place in the club’s history books. Take a look back at four key moments of Drogba’s Chelsea career below!Drogba v Bayern Munich in the Champions League final, 2012center_img 1 Drogba fires v Tottenham in the FA Cuplast_img read more

Valencia Library offers educational resources to nonprofits

first_imgVALENCIA – The Santa Clarita Valley Resource Center has partnered with the Valencia Library to provide an educational resource for leaders of nonprofit organizations. People involved with nonprofit organizations such as health, family and social service agencies and schools will be able to check out or review these publications at the Valencia Library. Library patrons visiting the Canyon Country or Newhall library branches can order items to be sent from Valencia. Additionally, if the Valencia Library does not have a resource, the librarian can check the county database to see what the library system has to offer regarding a particular topic. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The database features items from the county’s 84 libraries, and requests can be forwarded to a local library for pickup. “This partnership is great because it demonstrates our continued commitment to provide the nonprofit sector with the best and most amount of resources available,” said Neil Shah, president of the board of directors of the SCV Resource Center. The Resource Center provides training, networking and management resources to Santa Clarita Valley’s nonprofit organizations. The agency recently launched the city’s first volunteer portal, www.VolunteerInSCV.org, which enables local residents and businesses to find volunteer opportunities close to home. For a complete list of nonprofit resources, visit the Resource Center at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country, or the Valencia Library at 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. For information, call the Resource Center at (661) 250-3720. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Top 100 FIFA 18 player ratings – 30 – 21: Agree with these?

first_img 22. Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich) – 88 – Thiago has emerged as one of the most impressive midfielders throughout Europe. The former Barcelona man has seen his rating soar from 84 to 88. 23. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) – 88 – Bonucci completed his controversial transfer to AC Milan this summer and has been rewarded with a boosted rating from last year’s 87. His ball-playing ability is his standout improvement. 10 27. Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid) – 88 – The Uruguayan’s reputation as being one of the world’s finest defenders is also shared by FIFA 18’s creators. Godin has seen his dribbling stats hiked up. 10 10 30. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) – 88 – Click the right arrow above to find out who else ranks between 30 and 21 in FIFA 18… – Despite impressing last season, Zlatan has seen his rating drop from 90 to 88 for FIFA 18. Perhaps the game’s creators doubt his ability to recover from a serious knee injury. 10 10 24. Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) – 88 – The evergreen forward shows no signs of slowing down despite being 33. In fact, the flying winger has seen his rating rise from 87 to 88. 25. Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) – 88 – Silva has long been regarded as one of the best defenders in FIFA. But the Brazilian has seen his overall rating take a hit – slumping from 89 in last season’s edition. 10center_img 29. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) – 88 – The Gabon international finished as the Bundesliga’s top goal scorer last season and has been rewarded with a boost in rating. His dribbling has improved apparently. 10 28. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) – 88 – Lloris enjoyed a tremendous campaign with Tottenham and particularly shone in the Champions League. The French captain has seen his reflex stats boosted for FIFA 18. 10 getty We might only be a few weeks into the new football season but FIFA 18’s release is already just around the corner.The popular game gives fans plenty to do in between real-life maches and allows us to take our favourite teams to the summit of football.With players emerging and declining farily rapidly in the modern era, FIFA’s updates to player ratings are always eagerly anticipated, so there has been plenty of buzz surrounding the release of their latets ‘Top 100’ player list.EA Sports have already released the players who are 100-81 on breakdown, and those rated between 80-61, 60-41 and 40-31. But who have made it between 30-21, and how do their ratings compare to last year’s game?Click the right arrow above to find out… 10 26. Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich) – 88 – Hummels has become the lynchpin of Bayern Munich’s defence alongside Jerome Boateng. Up from last season’s 87 rating, Hummels has seen his passing and dribbling stats boosted. 10 21. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) – 88 – Juventus’ star forward has also been handsomely rewarded with a boost in rating. Following a stellar season in Serie A and the Champions League, Dybala’s rating has risen to 88 from 85 in FIFA 17.last_img read more

Burton boast a surprising record against mighty Manchester United

first_img 1 Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw the first time they met Burton in 2006, but don’t expect a repeat on Wednesday even though Jose Mourinho plans to rotate his first team. Here, Unibet take a look at Opta data to get a feel for what we can expect.Burton’s record against Manchester United reads D1 L1, although they are yet to score against the Red DevilsManchester United were forced into an FA Cup replay the first time they met Burton back in January 2006. Then a non-league side, Burton stunned the Premier League giants by claiming a 0-0 draw against Sir Alex Ferguson’s side. The replay ended 5-0 at Old Trafford as United dominated the game, but Burton will head to Manchester on Wednesday with hope of pulling off another upset. Of course, replays don’t exist in the Carabao Cup so this tie would go to extra time. That would be a shock in itself and Burton, now 19th in the Championship, probably wouldn’t mind dipping out of the Carabao Cup to focus on survival.Man Utd to win is 1/10Manchester United have scored four goals in three of their seven games this seasonManchester United have reacted superbly to the 2-1 UEFA Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid by going unbeaten in the Premier League and Champions League. They’ve kept five clean sheets in six games since then, scoring 19 goals. On Sunday they put four past Everton and kept the Toffees out at the back. Jose Mourinho will likely rotate his squad for Burton’s visit, but United will remain deadly. Expect Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard to get opportunities to stake a place for a regular starting berth, while Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford will probably be on the bench just in case they’re needed.Man Utd to score +4.5 goals is 9/4Three of Burton’s four wins this season have been by a 2-1 scorelineBurton have found life in the Championship this season tough. Only three clubs have scored fewer goals then them (six), while they have conceded 15 times already. Leaking an average of 1.8 goals per game isn’t great form when you’re coming up against a prolific Manchester United attack. A morale-boosting 2-1 win over Fulham this weekend will give the side a bit of confidence heading to Old Trafford and they toppled Championship high-fliers Cardiff in the second round of the Carabao Cup. Burton have scored first in three of their four wins this season and will need something against United if they are to scare the Premier League leaders.Burton to score first is 23/4Anthony Martial’s three goals this season have come off the bench and in the last 10 minutes of matchesAnthony Martial should get a start against Burton on Wednesday night after spending much of the first part of the season watching from the substitute’s bench. Martial has struggled to get game time ahead of Marcus Rashford, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan has proved an effective assist maker. The early rounds of the Carabao Cup is the perfect time for Mourinho to rest his starters, with Romelu Lukaku and Rashford almost certain to be on the bench. Martial may therefore lead the line. The France international hasn’t scored in the first half of a match for United since a 2-0 win at Burnley back in April. He should get on the scoresheet this week.Anthony Martial to score first is 19/5Manchester United won the EFL Cup last season with an aggregate score throughout the competition of 15-6United battled their way to the final of the EFL Cup last season after a close encounter with Manchester City and a nerve two-legged semi-final against Hull. Zlatan Ibrahimovic finished as the tournament’s top scorer with four goals but started on the bench for their opening third-round match against Northampton. Mourinho made nine changes for that 3-1 win and you can expect almost as many on Wednesday. Premier League and Champions League are the priority this season and the cups will likely be used as a means of blooding fresh talent or keeping the squad’s reserves happy. Expect changes.Man Utd to win both halves at 8/15Listen to Manchester United v Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup third round, live on talkSPORT, on Wednesday September 20 2017 getty images center_img Jose Mourinho led Man United to Carabao Cup glory in last_img read more