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Adam Idah reveals he was subjected to racist abuse following Norwich's loss to Crystal Palace

SOCCER

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says he's concerned for the health of his players as they prepare to face Brighton in the Premier League this evening.

Romelu Lukaku and Callum Hudson-Odoi will be asked to play a second Premier League game in 48 hours just days after coming out of Covid-19 isolation.

Tuchel does not understand why his call to re-introduce five substitutes has not received additional backing:



Kick off at Stamford Bridge is at 7.30pm.

From 8.15pm, leaders Manchester City are away to Brentford.

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Republic of Ireland international Adam Idah has revealed he was the subject of racist abuse on social media after Norwich's 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace yesterday.

The Cork native received a number of racist messages on Instagram.

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Mikel Arteta will miss Arsenal's clash with Manchester City on New Year's Day.

The Gunners boss is isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

RACING

There are two more Grade Ones on the card on the final day of the Christmas Festival at Leopardstown.

The Novice Chase at 1.45pm, is followed by the Matheson Hurdle at 2.20pm.

In Limerick, the Grade Two Sporting Limerick Hurdle goes to post at 1.30pm.

DARTS

Gerwyn Price continues the defence of his World Darts Championship title tonight.

The Welsh man meets Dirk Van Duijvenbode in the last 16.

Dave Chisnall, meanwhile, has been forced to withdraw.

He has tested positive for Covid-19, with Luke Humphries now set to receive a bye into the last 16.

TENNIS

Novak Djokovic's participation at the Australian Open has been put into further doubt following confirmation he's withdrawn from the ATP Cup in Sydney.

The world tennis number one, who has spoken of his opposition to vaccines, is yet to confirm if he has received the Covid-19 vaccine.

All players at next month's major in Australia have to be vaccinated unless they're medically exempt.

 

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