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Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Reece James and Ainsley Maitland-Niles in line for six-figure bonuses

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England players are poised to net substantial six-figure cash bonuses following their milestone moments during the recent international triple-header.

Players including Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Reece James and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are in line to receive windfalls from their club and sponsorship contracts after making their full competitive debuts this week.

Players have incentive clauses written into deals which are triggered by their achievements at club and international level.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is among the England stars due a six-figure cash bonus after his debut

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is among the England stars due a six-figure cash bonus after his debut

Chelsea defender Reece James is also in line for a windfall from club and sponsorship deals

Chelsea defender Reece James is also in line for a windfall from club and sponsorship deals

Sportsmail understands that Sheffield United are also in line for a cash sum from Everton as part of the deal that took Calvert-Lewin to Goodison Park in 2016.

Conor Coady triggered his own international debut bonus when he started against Denmark last month – but it is understood he did not receive a windfall for his first international goal against Wales last week.

Given his position as a central defender, Coady does not have an international goal bonuses written into his contracts.

Jack Grealish, Danny Ings, Bukayo Saka and Harvey Barnes also achieved landmark milestones in their international careers against Wales last Thursday – but are set to miss out on any bonuses because the any cash clauses are not applicable to friendly matches.

Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles will also receive bonuses after his full Three Lions debut

Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles will also receive bonuses after his full Three Lions debut

However, Conor Coady did not receive a windfall for his first international goal against Wales

However, Conor Coady did not receive a windfall for his first international goal against Wales

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Jorginho moonlighting as Thiago Silva’s English teacher in bid to KO Chelsea’s defensive woes with ‘man on’ and ‘drop’

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JORGINHO has taken on extra work as Thiago Silva’s English teacher to help the Brazilian superstar settle in at Chelsea.

Brazil-born Italian Jorginho also acts as unofficial translator in the dressing room — and it is helping the team iron out defensive woes.

Jorginho is acting as the unofficial translator in a multi-cultural Chelsea dressing room

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Thiago, 36, was signed on a free in the summer from Paris Saint-Germain and is seen as a key figure in the back line even though his knowledge of English is minimal.

Midfielder Jorginho, 28, said: “When he has some questions or some doubts he asks me and I try to help him if I can, because my English is not that great.

“I have taught him ‘man on’, ‘turn’ or if he is on the other side ‘switch play’. Things that you need on the pitch. ‘Man on’, ‘drop’ or ‘up’.

“We try to help each other. That’s what you do on and off the pitch.

“He is happy here. He is a big personality, a big player with lots of experience.

“He is helping all of us as a group, the younger players, everyone.

“He finds a way to communicate, whether it is with his hands or he speaks to me and I give the information to the other guys.  We find a way.”

Chelsea boss Frank ­Lampard revealed this week he communicates with Portuguese-speaker Thiago via an interpreter but that the pair already have a solid working relationship.

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He will have to be managed carefully due to his age but he played a huge role in Tuesday’s stalemate in the Champions League against Sevilla. It was the first goalless draw of Lampard’s 64-game reign.

Chelsea go to Manchester United on Saturday to avenge a 4-0 pummeling in Lamps’ first Premier League match as manager.

Jorginho said: “We are trying to be a solid team, not conceding so many goals. We need to work on that but it is difficult.

“Goals and small details can make the difference at the end.

“We have to work on other things to get better but we are on the right way I think.

“We must focus on defending inside the box, how to press and don’t switch off on set-plays.

“These details make a big difference. We need to be aware all the time. We are trying to do that.

“Thiago helped a lot, talking a lot. Defensively he has massive experience and he knows about football tactically so he is helping all of us so much.

“He has played at a high level for a long time. I think it is easy to see he is a great player on the pitch.”

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says that Thiago Silva will be a great player after West Brom horror show

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UFC 254 – Khabib vs Gaethje LIVE: All the build-up and updates from Fight Island ahead of massive night of action

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UFC 254 takes place this weekend with the MASSIVE lightweight world title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.

Khabib returns to Octagon for the first time since September 2019 for the bout at the UFC’s Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

Follow ALL of the latest fight week build-up and updates below…

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Bayern 4 Atletico Madrid 0 LIVE REACTION: Coman scores twice as Champions League holders begin defence in style

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Bayern Munich kicked off their Champions League defence with a 4-0 thumping of Atletico Madrid.

Man-of-the-match Kingsley Coman bagged a brace either side of half-time with Leon Goretzka and Corentin Tolisso adding the other two.

Other than a couple of Atletico flurries at the beginning of either half, the Bavarians were dominant throughout.

After a rocky first ten minutes where Luis Suarez was unlucky not to put Atletico ahead, Bayern slowly worked their way into the game and finished the half by far the strongest.

Coman opened the scoring with a lovely finish – getting on the end of a delectable diagonal ball from deep from Joshua Kimmich and burying it with his right foot.

The visitors had some half chances but they looked a way off by the end of the half and Goretska’s 41st minute half volley into the bottom left corner was thoroughly deserved.

Shortly after half-time, Joao Felix had a goal disallowed because an offside Luis Suarez was in Manuel Neuer’s eyeline as the ball went in.

And almost immediately Bayern took the ball up the other end and after a blocked shot fell to Tolisso 30 yards out, the midfielder produced the goal of the game rifling a right-footed rocket into the top right corner.

Coman wrapped up the win on 72 minutes with Atletico pushing for a way back in. He took advantage of the thinly spread defence, turned the defender inside out and smashed it into the bottom left corner.

Atletico go bottom of Group A as RB Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow drew earlier with Bayern moving top.

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