Frank Lampard backs Chelsea stars to deliver Champions League football with top four finish

first_imgFrank Lampard backs Chelsea stars to deliver Champions League football with top four finish Coral BarryFriday 27 Sep 2019 1:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.9kShares Advertisement Lampard isn’t worried about Chelsea’s top four credentials (Picture: Getty)Frank Lampard has predicted Chelsea will finish in the top four of the Premier League this season despite a difficult start to their campaign.Chelsea are yet to win at home under Lampard and sit in eleventh place in the table, three points off the final Champions League spot.With Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United all vying for a place in the Champions League, Lampard was asked if he saw any reason why Chelsea wouldn’t finish in the top four.He replied: ‘Of course not. I think from the way that we have played and there are lots of moments where we have showed confidence. We’ll have to push, because of all these teams.’ADVERTISEMENT Chelsea are yet to win at home in the Premier League under Lampard (Picture: Getty)Chelsea have won just twice in the league this season, against relegation battlers Wolves and Norwich, and appear to be feeling the effects of being unable to sign any new players during the summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementLampard has placed his faith in Chelsea’s young stars, with academy graduates Tammy Abraham (7) and Mason Mount (3) currently leading the club’s goalscoring charts. Chelsea v Brighton: Frank Lampard press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:28FullscreenChelsea v Brighton: Frank Lampard press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/chelsea-v-brighton-frank-lampard-press-conference-2014878/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.center_img More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityChelsea have already suffered defeats to league leaders Liverpool and top four rivals United, but Lampard insists his targets for the Blues have not changed.‘No [my targets] haven’t, and it’s always hard to set out your ambitions at the start [of the season]. Lampard is backing his young stars to deliver Champions League football (Picture: Getty)‘It might be two months, but we haven’t played many games. That’s the way with a stop start season with the international games.‘There’s a long way to go. Of course there’s a gap between us and Liverpool and City, which many people predicted.‘It’s come earlier than we expected, but look at the other teams around us. Arsenal, Man Utd – we understand we’re in and amongst it.‘Having seen the young players, I’m as confident as I was before. We want to be competitive and get into the top four.’MORE: Chelsea made ‘unofficial’ move for Mauricio Pochettino before appointing Frank LampardMore: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Caribbean American ex-nurse convicted for murder of Jamaican husband

first_imgA Caribbean American ex-registered nurse in Brooklyn, New York has been convicted of hiring a hitman to murder her Jamaican-born husband in 2013 after two failed attempts at the victim’s life.The gunman was also convicted of murder.On Wednesday, it took a jury less than three hours to convict Alishia Noel-Murray, 29 — whose father, Andrew Noel, was born in Grenada, and mother, Pauline Noel, also a registered nurse, was born in Guyana — of having her husband, Omar Murray, 37, killed to cash in on nearly US$900,000 in life insurance claims.Both of Noel-Murray’s parents are separated and reside in Brooklyn. Pauline Noel, a born-again Christian, who strongly opposed to her daughter’s actions, testified against her daughter at trial.Jurors found Noel-Murray, who was fired by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, guilty of murder, attempted murder and weapon possession in the February 23, 2013 assassination of her husband.“She’s a real monster,” Murray’s Jamaican-born mother, Eunice Ashley Henry, 59, a home health aide in Brooklyn, told reporters after the verdict. “I’m ecstatic. I’m overwhelmed, but I’m still missing my son.”Describing Noel-Murray as “the devil,” Eunice Ashley Henry said her daughter-in-law had “tried so many times to kill my son.”Prosecutors said Noel-Murray plotted with her lover, Dameon Lovell, to hire a hitman for US$3,500 to kill Murray, so she could collect on three life insurance policies.Lovell cooperated with prosecutors in exchange for 15 years to life in prison, according to the Daily News.It said the assailant, Kirk Portious, 29, murdered Murray in their Lott Avenue, Brownsville, Brooklyn home.Noel-Murray was convicted of first-degree murder following a jury trial before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Neil Firetog, and Portious was convicted by a separate jury of first-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.Each defendant faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole when they’re sentenced on June 29, according to Brooklyn Acting District Attorney, Puerto Rican-born Eric Gonzalez.“These defendants engaged in a calculated and cold-hearted plot to kill an innocent man,” he said in a statement on Wednesday. “Their heinous scheme was exposed, and a jury has now held them responsible for these reprehensible crimes.”The acting district attorney said that, according to trial testimony, Omar Murray, was shot dead inside his home, located at 204 Lott Avenue in Brownsville, about 12:58 pm on February 24, 2013.The investigation led police to Lovell, who told investigators that his girlfriend had asked him to find someone to kill her husband after her attempt to poison him had failed, Gonzalez said.The first person shot at the victim on February 6, 2013, but missed, according to the testimony. Lovell then hired Portious and provided him with a US$500 down payment and the gun, which he received from Noel-Murray, the evidence showed.The gunman was promised a total of US$3,500, Gonzalez said. He said Noel-Murray had taken out nearly US$900,000 in life insurance on her husband before the murder and attempted to cash out the policies within days of his death.Lovell had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for a promised sentence of 15 years to life in prison, Gonzalez said.last_img read more

DDTV: O’Donnell Fuels’ mannequin challenge reaches 16,000 views!

first_imgO Donnell Fuels in Crolly have completed the mannequin challenge, staring both staff and customers.Local characters such as Hughie Beag Devenney, Paul McCool from Tg4s CU burn and many others from the local area who happened tobe in the shop on Friday took part.The video has over 16,000 views since it was uploaded last week! Well done folks!DDTV: O’Donnell Fuels’ mannequin challenge reaches 16,000 views! was last modified: December 4th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CrollyDDTVmanequin challengeo donnell fuelslast_img read more