EPL: Baba Rahman on bench as Atsu misses out on team

first_imgGhana international could make his debut as he has been named on the Chelsea bench for their game against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.The youngster who signed from German side Augsburg two weeks ago missed Chelsea’s victory against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns a week ago.Striker Jordan Ayew is back on the bench after starting in a Carling Cup game in midweek. His Aston Villa side face Sunderland at Villa Park.Jeffery Schlupp continues his fine start to the season as he is named in Leicester City’s starting line-up against Bournemouth. The foxes remain unchanged from the team that drew with Tottenham Hotspurs.Unfortunately, Christian Atsu did not make the match squad for Bournemouth despite featuring in the Capital One Cup during the midweek.Dede Ayew’s Swansea play Manchester United on Sunday. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

SEC championship game: Jalen Hurts comes off bench to lead Alabama to fourth-quarter comeback

first_imgDown 28-21 with less than 10 minutes to play, Heisman Trophy candidate Tua Tagovailoa went down with an injury. Backup quarterback Jalen Hurts — who Tagovailoa replaced as the Crimson Tide QB in the second half of the national championship game last season — came in to the game.He promptly led two touchdown drives to give Alabama the lead with less than two minutes to play and earned his team the SEC title. Related News Even head coach Nick Saban was at a loss for words.”We’ve always had a lot of faith in Jalen, and I told him when we put him in when Tua got hurt, ‘It’s your time,’ and he certainly took advantage of it,” an emotional Saban told CBS. “He did a fantastic job. I’m so proud of this guy for what he’s done this year, I can’t even tell you.”Hurts connected on seven of his nine passes for 82 yards with a touchdown passing and the game-winning score on a rush.JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS!pic.twitter.com/73wcDMtZld— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 2, 2018″(It’s a) great comeback for our team,” Saban added. “It took a great amount of resiliency, you know, in the game we didn’t play great, but we won the SEC today and we’re so happy about that.”This is the third SEC title with Hurts at the helm for Alabama, but there was no guarantee Hurts would even be on the active roster at the start the season. He was even reportedly considering redshirting.In the end though, he came back to the Crimson Tide to serve as the team’s backup this season and that paid off with a second SEC title for the quarterback from Texas. “All year I’ve kind of just been waiting on my opportunity and regardless of how it went my opportunity came today,” Hurts told CBS. “(I) worked hard this week with my teammates and we found a way to get it done today.” A Hollywood writer couldn’t have come up with a better story Saturday as the No. 1 Crimson Tide came back from a 14-point deficit in the second half to defeat No. 4 Georgia 35-28 in the SEC championship game.It was the biggest come-from-behind win in SEC championship history, but what made the victory even more dramatic was how Alabama won in the fourth quarter.center_img SEC championship game: 3 takeaways from No. 1 Alabama’s comeback win over No. 4 Georgia Tua Tagovailoa injury update: Alabama QB leaves SEC championship with leg injurylast_img read more