Tuesday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending…
– Rafa Benitez was happy to prove his doubters wrong after returning Newcastle to the Premier League one year after they were relegated.
PREMIER LEAGUE: Referee Martin Atkinson has been selected to take charge of the Manchester derby on Thursday, the Premier League has confirmed.
CRYSTAL PALACE: Crystal Palace centre-back Mamadou Sakho has defended his controversial handshake with former Liverpool striker Christian Benteke.
ARSENAL: Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has told IB Times he hopes to represent Spain at the European Under-21 Championship this summer despite Arsene Wenger’s reservations.
– Petr Cech believes Arsenal have disproved accusations they lack leaders by beating Manchester City and reaching the FA Cup final.
– Antonio Conte has backed newly crowned PFA Player of the Year N’Golo Kante to emerge as a leader at Chelsea in the coming seasons, though he admits that the France international has a different personality to departing captain John Terry.
MAN CITY: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola would be interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli this summer, according to former Barcelona star Xavi.
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