Real Madrid Eye Unhappy Paul Pogba

Real Madrid Eye Unhappy Paul Pogba

After the last few weeks, rumours have circulated that Manchester United star Paul Pogba and newly-extended coach Jose Mourinho do not see eye-to-eye. While Mourinho himself claimed that such claims are ‘bullsh*t’, there has been many rumblings in the press that the Frenchman is unhappy. Subbed in losses to Newcastle and Tottenham to much dismay

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Chelsea Chase Watford Starlet

Having arrived at Watford in the summer to some acclaim, Brazilian starlet Richarlison was seen as a major coup. A very impressive young attacker, the 20-year-old has impressed greatly in his debut term in England, with 5 goals and 4 assists in just 27 games. A drop-off in the winter was expected, but it appears

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Christian Pulisic On the Move

Christian Pulisic On the Move?

As the most precocious talent to come out of America arguably ever, Christian Pulisic is a wanted talent. The 19-year-old American has been in the BVB side for a couple of seasons now, but it sounds like he could make his way to the exit door soon. A talented attacker, rumours abound that Liverpool and

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Alexandre Lacazette Set for Exit

Following a major coup in the summer when Arsenal landed Alexandre Lacazette, we seen many proclaim that he would be among the top strikers in the league. Indeed, other English sides were seen to be visibly frustrated that Lacazette chose the Gunners. However, despite plundering 9 goals, the 26-year-old has failed to live up to

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Spurs Complete Lucas Moura Signing

Once seen in the same level of quality as the likes of Neymar and Coutinho, Brazilian superstar Lucas Moura has completed a move to Tottenham Hotspur. While he’s yet to live up to the massive tag of being the next star of the Brazilian game outside of minor flashes, the Brazilian has long been one

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Riyad Mahrez Set for Major Fine

Having seemingly vanished from the club prior to their game against Everton, and then not turning up for training, Algerian star and title-winning hero Riyad Mahrez is causing major consternation at Leicester City. According to The Daily Telegraph, he’s set to be fined a whopping £200,000 for failing to turn up for training. That’s a

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Time’s up for Smalling and Jones

Manchester United were outclassed on Wednesday evening in their 2-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur. While the midfield and attack didn’t do enough to get United in the game, their defence took them out of it. To concede after just 11 seconds is a good indication of how slow off the mark they were. Spurs started

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Chelsea Change Left-Back Targets

Having seemingly met an impasse with AS Roma over the transfer of Brazilian full-back Emerson Palmeri, Chelsea have, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, changed their gaze to a new target. Despite the performances of full-back Marcos Alonso, Chelsea are seemingly desperate to secure a replacement – with the opportunity moving to look at Layvin Kurzawa.

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PSG Starlet Turns Down Anfield Opportunity

Having been on the search (quietly) since Philippe Coutinho left the club, Liverpool fans will be frustrated to see Gianluca Di Marzio claiming that Argentine star Javier Pastore has knocked them back. Desperate to return to the country where he flourished at Palermo, the talk is that Pastore wants to head back to Italy and

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Chelsea Chase Andy Carroll

In one of the more outlandish transfer rumours in January, it would appear that Chelsea are set to make a move for Andy Carroll. The ex-Liverpool and Newcastle man is apparently high up on the list of targets, as Antonio Conte looks to refresh his side. More in the mould of Alvaro Morata – his

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North West Battle for Christian Pulisic?

Two classical English giants owned by American owners. Both looking for a face to build their team around and a young star to make the primary focal point of the years to come. According to The Independent, Liverpool and Manchester United are set to go toe-to-toe for USA starlet Christian Pulisic. The youngster has been

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Spurs Look to Tie Down Dele Alli

Spurs Look to Tie Down Dele Alli

Having been one of the clubs top performers since his arrival, it would appear that Spurs are now moving at double pace to tie down star midfield maestro Dele Alli. He signed a new deal in late 2016, but it appears Spurs want to try keep him happy amid rumours of a potential move in

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Arsene Wenger Denies Aubameyang Interest

Having been a perpetual transfer target for just about everyone at the top table in recent years, it looks like it’s now Arsenal’ turn to be linked with want-away Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabonese forward has been a revelation for BVB, but just about every transfer widow has seen him agitate or be

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Chelsea Agree Barkley Deal

After a protracted transfer saga that felt like it had no end in sight, confirmation has arrived – Ross Barkley is a Blue. He’s swapped the blue of Everton for the blue of Chelsea, completing a move that fell apart late last summer. With a meagre six months left on his deal, he’s taken the

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Liverpool Seal Van Dijk Deal

After what has been one of the most protracted moves of the 2017 transfer window(s), Virgil van Dijk is now a Liverpool player. Moving to the club on 1st January, the deal that was supposed to be signed up in the summer is complete. At around £75m in total, the Dutchman makes the big move

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Southampton Set to Swoop for Sturridge

Having finally closed the utterly protracted Virgil van Dijk deal, it would appear that Liverpool and Southampton are back to being on good terms. According to The Daily Mirror, Saints are set to send back a small chunk of the £75m they just pocketed back to Merseyside in the shape of a transfer for Daniel

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Sparky Gone at Stoke?

Having been an up-and-down tenure in general, some Stoke fans might be relieved to hear reports per The Guardian that they might get a new manager for Christmas. Mark Hughes is presently in a tight spot, and the UK paper reports that he’s got one game left to turn his chances of staying on in

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Swansea Look to End Renato Sanches Loan

Having been dubbed as one of the signings of the summer – and with a rather cringeworthy Twitter announcement – Renato Sanches arriving in Wales was deemed a big deal. Thanks to his relationship with then-Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti, it was believed that Swansea boss Paul Clement had pulled off a masterstroke. Sanches of today,

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Eric Bailly Out For Long-term?

Having been one of the best players for Manchester United this year, 23-year-old Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly has been very important. Although he’s only played in 8 games, he’s weighed in with a goal and generally looked very impressive indeed. However, he has missed eight games now for United and manager Jose Mourinho informed

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Alberto Moreno Out for 2018

After a long-overdue recovery in form in 2017/18, it looks like comeback kid Alberto Moreno is going to be on the sidelines for some time. Having spent most of last season warming the bench, fans were surprised when Jürgen Klopp wheeled Moreno out into the first team once again. James Milner had deputised in 2016/17,

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Courtois Drops Chelsea Exit Hint

As ever with Chelsea Football Club, when one opportunity appears another also opens up for an exit. However, while the links to Alex Sandro would be welcome for the London outfit, the loss of their star goalkeeper would not whatsoever. With only 18 months left to run on his deal, though, seats are becoming uncomfortable

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Giroud Unhappy at Playing Time

Having been a relative bit-part player so far this season, not starting a single match, 31-year-old France forward Olivier Giroud has admitted his frustration at how the season has panned out. 3 goals from 11 sub appearances, though, is hardly endearing himself to the coach or the rest of the team. Speaking after the 5-0

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West Ham Miss Out on Ukrainian Star

Having been linked on and off with West Ham United for some time, Hammer fans might be disappointed to hear that, according to ESPN, they have lost the race to sign Ukraine midfielder Taras Stepanenko. He is set to join fellow countrymen Andriy Yarmonleko and Yevhen Konoplyanka in Germany as he gets set to join

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Van Dijk to Liverpool – Again?

After being one of the most protracted and frustrating transfer of the summer transfer window, it appears that Liverpool are set to return to the table once again in a bid to pick up Dutch defensive star Virgil van Dijk from Southampton. The south coast club has knocked back all attempts to buy the player,

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Can David Moyes Help the Hammers?

This week, you might have noticed, seen struggling West Ham United sack their manager, Slaven Bilic, and replace him with David Moyes. The former Preston, Everton, Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland boss arrives in London with a reputation to store. The club he takes over at, though, is in the same situation. The club

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Can Newcastle Keep It Up?

The start of the season has been, as you might expect, a rollercoaster one for Newcastle United. A club that never knows normality, the Toon have ‘enjoyed’ a rather strange start to the season. While many presumed they would be fighting relegation for most of the season due to a rather limited squad, they have

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Liverpool Join Living Wage Campaign

In a period of time that regularly sees Liverpool FC accused of falling away from their traditions and turning their backs on their fanbase, the club has sought to try and counter that with some positive PR. One of the most positive stories to come out from Merseyside, though it’s not quite the revolution of

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McTominay following in Rashford’s footsteps

Scott McTominay put in an impressive performance for Manchester United in their 2-0 win over Benfica on Tuesday. The day after the club celebrated their 80th anniversary of playing a youth team graduate in every game, a record of 3,883 consecutive matches, it was fitting that the youngster started in this Champions League fixture. This was

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Chelsea Eye Italian Hot-Shot Striker

Having been on the lookout for another forward to rotate or dovetail with Alvaro Morata, English giants Chelsea look set to make a move for Italian international Ciro Immobile, according to The Daily Star. Having been one of the top players in the league this season in Italy, Immobile has re-established himself as the star

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Is Koeman’s Time Up At Everton?

Having been hailed as ‘winning the transfer window’ and ‘making Liverpool fans heads fall off’ in the summer, Evertonians were in high spirit heading into 2017/18. A raft of new signings, including the return of homegrown star Wayne Rooney, meant many fans felt super positive heading into the season. Names like Sandro Ramirez, Gylfi Sigurdsson,

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Koeman to Stay in Place at Everton

While some Everton fans might not be too pleased to hear this, Ronald Koeman has committed himself to the Blues in wake of fresh reports linking him with the Netherlands job. A legend as a player and especially for the national side, Koeman was expected to be a front-runner having missed out in the past

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How good is Harry Kane?

It was a point made in jest more than anything else, but many Tottenham Hotspur fans interpreted it as a dig. “We’re in September. Chelsea won 13 games in a row last season. They were unbeatable, they won the league. It’s not easy,” Pep Guardiola said in response to being asked whether his Manchester City’s side

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Harry Kane to Follow Gareth Bale?

We mentioned this weekend that it looks like Spurs superstar Dele Alli is set to refresh his terms with the club. Well, it looks like England superstar and goal-glut hero Harry Kane might be going the other way. His incredible form for Tottenham in September (and the last two years, truth be told) has seen

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What’s Wrong with Everton?

This summer, fans were told to expect a revolution at Goodison Park. The financial injection by Farhad Moshiri and the overall change in direction of their transfer policy had people very excited. Names with some pedigree arrived; the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Michael Kean and Sandro Ramirez all came through the door for an outlay

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Benjamin Mendy Out Long-Term

After his knee injury in the 5-0 routing of Crystal Palace, Manchester City fans have waited with worry as a diagnosis comes through for the rampaging left-back. Having played a key role in their exit from Europe last season, Mendy was a player that Citizens were dying to see – and now it looks like

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Alvaro Morata Makes His Mark

In the summer, the signing of Alvaro Morata by Chelsea was derided in some corners. Seen as a poor second to Romelu Lukaku, who has gone to Manchester United and made an instant impact, the Spaniard wasn’t seen as a first pick. Now, though, with 6 goals – 50% of the clubs’ goals in the

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Inter to Sign Alex Teixeira?

In January of 2016, Liverpool cm very close to adding to their growing Brazilian contingent with the signing of track Shakhtar Donetsk player Alex Teixeira. The deal fell through eventually, though, and the player then made a surprising move to the Chinese Super League rather than stay in Ukraine and wait for another opportunity. A

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Man City in ominous form after 6-0 rout

As far as statements of intent go, the one Manchester City delivered at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon was as strong as they come. Pep Guardiola’s side were sensational from start to finish, as previously undefeated Watford were blown away by six goals to nil in front of their own supporters. Sergio Aguero scored a

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Virgil van Dijk Back for Saints?

Having not kicked a ball in a senior match since January, the chase for Virgil van Dijk looks to take another twist as he looks set to return to first-team duty for Southampton. Given his abysmal performance in the U23 league for Southampton, though, being at the heart of a 0-4 loss, would fans be

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Coutinho to miss Manchester City tie

After much speculation and debate, Liverpool have decided that the re-integration of want-away midfielder Philippe Coutinho will have to wait. Following a ‘back injury’ that cleared up the minute he went to play for Brazil, the midfielder – having not got his dream move to Barcelona – looks set knuckle down at Anfield in a

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Naby Keita A Coup for Liverpool

Over the summer, one of the most outstanding transfer battles was that of Liverpool trying to sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig. While the Reds failed to land their man, unable to convince RBL to part with their prized asset this year, they have agreed a deal for next season. The arrangement of the transfer

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Alexis Sanchez Furious with Arsenal?

With rumours that want-away Arsenal and Chile star Alexis Sanchez was close to signing for Manchester City, the fact he’s still an Arsenal player is quite shocking. However, with the transfer dead – for now – it looks like Arsenal have a new problem on their hands: a player lacking motivation, who is now furious.

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Coutinho Staying Put at Liverpool

For some time now, it looked likely that FC Barcelona would get their move. Despite the definitive stance of Liverpool, there was always a belief that FCB would push the transfer for Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho through. Now, though, it sounds as if the club have given up on the chase – for now, at

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Thomas Tuchel to Chelsea?

After an awkward start to the season that seen a preposterous home loss to Burnley and a tough win at Tottenham, Chelsea are in their usual post-title win flux. With every win seemingly being close to the end for manager Antonio Conte, there’s a lot of doubt being cast around the club about what the

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Oxlade-Chamberlain Rejects New Deal

Having been one of the longest running transfer sagas of the summer, it come as no surprise to hear reports that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has rejected a new Arsenal contract. With a single year left on his deal and heavy links to London rivals Chelsea and league rivals Liverpool, it looks like Arsenal need to decide

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Tottenham Hotspur – Chelsea

This weekend, we already have an impressive London Derby waiting for us in the form of Tottenham Hotspur hosting champions Chelsea. Both clubs have endured frustrating summers. While the hosts have struggled to make signings, they have retained their squad from last season and seem in good health. Chelsea, meanwhile, are lacking any kind of

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Huddersfield – Newcastle

As the second weekend of the Premier League comes around, so does the interesting battles that are already forming. With two promoted sides meeting up, it’s a good chance for both to make a statement. While Huddersfield demolished Crystal Palace 3-0 in their first game, stupidity from Jonjo Shelvey seen Newcastle reduced to ten men

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Sigurdsson Last Calls for Everton?

In what has been a rather mental season for Everton, the summer window has seen the Toffees transformed. New signings have arrived by the boatload, with many coming with decent pedigree from afar. The likes of Sandro Ramirez and Michael Keane have arrived, bolstering a squad that looked frail and, frankly, outdated last season. Now,

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West Ham Complete Hernandez Coup

Having been laughably linked to names such as Zlatan Ibrahmovic only to sign Jonathan Calleri, West Ham United’ chase for a quality striker has been well-documented. The likes of Simone Zaza have arrived at the club, only to move on just as quickly. The search for a forward was reaching comical proportions and nearly seen

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Joe Hart to West Ham

For some time now, it’s looked like the career of England goalkeeper Joe Hart was in flux. No longer wanted by Pep Guardiola and Man City, Hart seems to be on the wane for many. Mistakes have crept into his game at an alarming pace in the last few years, and an educational but rather

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Andy Robertson to Liverpool

For years, Liverpool Football Club was always known for having Scottish players in their line-up. The likes of Dalglish, Souness, Hansen, Nicol, McAlister and many more have been seen wearing the famous Red. However, the continental approach to the English game – mixed with the dying-out of the quality of football in Scotland for the

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Ross Barkley Interesting Tottenham

In what has been a decisively low key transfer window for Tottenham so far, the signing of Ross Barkley is the most likely name on the menu. Signings have been shallow so far in North London, and with Arsenal making clear moves to improve, Spurs fans are waiting on their team to kick into action

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Dani Alves Set for Manchester City

Having left Juventus after just one season, it sounds like Dani Alves is going to re-join former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola. With his incredible energy and pace, even in his 30s, Alves maintains the kind of title winning experience and determination to keep winning that City appear to lack in such decisive manner. It’s likely

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Arsenal Edge Closer to Lacazette Deal

Having been on the hot pursuit of France forward Alexandre Lacazette for some time, it looks like Arsenal might finally seal the deal. According to English newspaper The Daily Telegraph, the deal is close to completion for a fee of around €67m. While a pretty hefty sum for a player unproven in England, the forward

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Tuchel Rejects Southampton Job

In perhaps the least surprising note of the summer, ex-Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has rejected overtures from Southampton. The Saints, who departed with Claude Puel after a single season that seen him reach a cup final, have moved to appoint a new coach in-fitting with their present model. Having seen coaches move on with

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Why is David Silva still so underrated?

There is something about David Silva. Year after year the Manchester City playmaker is one of the Premier League’s top performers, yet it is hard to shake the feeling that he is still curiously underappreciated after all this time. Perhaps the Spain international will only receive an adequate level of recognition once he has departed

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AC Milan Offer Costa Lifeline?

Having been reported that Chelsea top-scorer Diego Costa is to be sold after manager Antonio Conte had enough of his antics, it looks like the tempestuous Brazilian/Spaniard will move on from London. Burly, strong and a touch crazy, many clubs are seemingly unwilling to meet wage demands or fee demands for one of the most

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Arsenal to Spend Big?

Apparently, alongside his new two-year deal, Arsene Wenger has been handed a bombastic transfer kitty. Having earned a new deal with the club after winning the FA Cup, rumours are swirling that the nervous Arsenal board are making it clear that he needs to step it up on the transfer front if he wants to

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Liverpool Join Race for Benjamin Mendy

Having been one of the most impressive full-backs in Europe this season, Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy looks set to move on. As a league champion and a full France international, the former Marseille man looks to have achieved what he intended in the principality and is set to move on to a more lucrative league.

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Jordan Pickford On The Move

After a horror season that has seen Sunderland relegated with what felt like months to spare, more bad news awaits Black Cats fans. It sounds like home-grown starlet Jordan Pickford is on his way out of the door. As the sole bright spark in one of the worst seasons in the clubs’ history, the 23-year-old

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Crystal Palace secure Premier League survival – but they will hope next season is much more comfortable

It was an afternoon of contrasting emotions at Selhurst Park. While Marco Silva and Hull City were left to contemplate relegation to the Championship, Sam Allardyce and Crystal Palace celebrated Premier League survival and the club’s fifth consecutive campaign in the top tier of English football. The hosts at Selhurst Park had only required a

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5 Premier League Players Likely On The Move

This summer, as ever, major activity is expected across the Premier League. Up and down the division, its’ expected that some pretty big names are going to be on the move. Whether searching for the team that can do them the best representation, or looking to find more trophies/first-team football, the reasons for each move

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Claude Puel Out at Southampon?

Given that he took them to a cup final this year, it might seem strange to outsiders that Southampton are apparently looking to change coaches in the summer. Given the job that ex-Lyon coach Puel has done at clubs like Nice, though, it would seem quite hard to push him out the door after just

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Why N’Golo Kante is a deserving winner of the Premier League’s end-of-season awards

For the second time in recent weeks, N’Golo Kante won a two-horse race on Monday. Having already beaten Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard to the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year prize, the France international was announced as the winner of the Football Writers’ Association’s (FWA) equivalent award, with Hazard named as runner-up and

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Kyle Walker Out At Spurs

Usually, when a player is one of the finest in the country in his position, selling him sounds like madness. Usually, when a club is in the finest position it’s been in decades, selling the best players becomes a terrible idea. However, this summer, we might just see Tottenham Hotspur test that theory with the

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4 Premier League Players About to Explode

This season has felt like quite a breakout moment for many players in the Premier League. With plenty of players beginning to get the kind attention they always were capable of, it’s been an interesting year for some players about to make that major breakthrough. Looking ahead to next season, though, who are some of

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Who’s Down in England Town?

This weekend, we could see some pretty pivotal movement in the relegation battle at the tail end of the Premier League. With one more loss likely to send down Sunderland given they are ten points adrift (albeit with a game in hand), we could see the first side relegated this weekend. However, the likes of

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Rating the Top Four Chances

So, as the final weeks of the season come into focus, and with most teams having 4-5 games left to play, things are heating up. While Tottenham and Chelsea have left the rest of the league behind, this means just two slots are open for four teams to cram into. Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United

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Liverpool’s struggles against the smaller sides continue – and it could cost them Champions League football

It was a familiar story for Liverpool. Sunday’s 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace at Anfield was the 10th time they have dropped points against a team outside the Premier League’s top seven this season, with the Reds’ Champions League qualification hopes no longer in their own hands ahead of Monday night’s trip to Vicarage Road

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Bilic on the Brink

Since his appointment last year, Slaven Bilic has seen his legend with the West Ham support increase and grow with each passing year. Nevermind the fact he played less than 100 games in their shirt, and he forced a transfer to Everton, his return as manager was sold as some kind of club legend coming

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Is Antonio Conte Moving On?

For some time now, there have been rather unsettling rumours coming out of London – Stamford Bridge, to be exact. Despite being likely to wrap up a first English Premier title, rumours are flying that Italian mastermind Antonio Conte has no desire to stick around in London any longer. Apparently, his family are unhappy and

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Liverpool v Everton

This weekend, Liverpool will host Everton in one of the most pulsating derby matches of the season. To many, Everton and Liverpool is the fiercest of all local English rivalries. A deeply bitter rivalry, the history of both clubs – and how the formation of Liverpool came to be – adds an extra edge to

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Premier League Cracks Down on Piracy

For a few years now, an ongoing battle has seen the streaming activities that take place online become more prominent. Chief among them has been the development of Kodi. This is a system that is being used as an entertainment system that allows for easy access to sports products and live, free and illegal streaming.

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Manchester City – Liverpool

This weekend, two of the most exciting coaches in the world bring two of the most attacking sides against each other. Games with Liverpool and Manchester City are always deeply exciting matches, but the home side knows they have more making up to do. For Liverpool and Klopp, it’s about turning up and putting a

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The Biggest Premier League Letdowns

Every year, the Premier League is loaded with quality talent – players who make a huge impression on the division. While many of them wind up being over-egged, the same happens at the bottom end of the performance table. Players who were expected to take the next step inevitably fall away and wind up giving

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Bilic Getting a New Deal at West Ham

A few months ago, this would have sounded ludicrous – Slaven Bilic looks set to stay at West Ham Untied for the long-term. The Croatian tactician looked set to leave the club earlier in the year, but an improved run of form has seen West Ham change their minds about their leader and instead offer

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Is Carrick Set to Retire?

For over a decade now, Michael Carrick has wowed half the country while frustrating the other half. For some, he’s the intelligent metronome who has been the beating heart of numerous trophy wins for Manchester United. For others, he’s the overrated crab who got shown a lesson in two UEFA Champions League Finals by a

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The Leicester Story – What a Sad Ending

No doubt, you are already sick of reading about Leicester City. A team that people had barely heard of outside of England until last season, the provincial outfit have spent big since their Premier League title win. However, signings such as Islam Slimani, Wilfred Ndidi and Nampalys Mendy have simply not worked out. They don’t

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Liverpool FC and Title Fatigue

For nearly three decades now, Liverpool Football Club have been waiting for another league title. With 18 in the cabinet already, they’ve waited for what feels like an eternity to bring back the league to Merseyside. When Jürgen Klopp walked in the door in October 2015, the hope was that the charismatic big German might

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Is the #9 Back?

English football has, for various reasons, an obsession with #9s and powerful, bustling centre-forwards. Long an obsession built on the direct football played in the county, there has been a massive resistance in the shift towards a different kind of forward in recent years. The idea of a false nine or a lack of forwards

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As Liverpool Waver, Should The Buy?

Since the end of last year, Liverpool have been slowly losing that enterprising style of play that made them such incredible fun to watch. Not only are they beginning to look slower, they have lost their pressing enthusiasm and, frankly, the squad looks tired. As the slowdown has turned into a slump, fans of the

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Is Big Sam Finished?

Since we last covered Crystal Palace, much has changed. Old manager and club hero Alan Pardew was shown the door for a rancid 2016, while Sam Allardyce of pints-of-wine England disgrace fame came in to save the day. Palace spent big under new American owners, but have yet to see anything like the kind of

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Liverpool vs Manchester City

This weekend, we get to see one of the flagship league matches – Liverpool FC versus Manchester City. Both sides come into this one on a decent run of form, with City getting it together after a poor few months. Liverpool, meanwhile, look to have re-asserted themselves after a Coutinho-inspired dip. City, though, come to

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Premier League Fears Chinese Boom

For many years, the Premier League has been seen as the league awash with cash. People look at the money these clubs spend on what can be sub-par footballers, and baulk at the rip-off prices that tend to be bestowed upon these average talents. It happens all the time – the Premier League has long

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Paul Pogba Showing His Worth

While it might be too soon to get the party hats out, it looks like Paul Pogba might just finally be living up to expectation. Away at Crystal Palace, he opened the scoring with an (offside, assisted by hand) important goal for the club. It was something that helped to culminate what was a dominating

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What’s Happened to Ross Barkley?

A few years ago, we were being told that Ross Barkley had the skills of a Brazilian, that Liverpool had missed a trick with this young star from the city. Flashes of brilliance and true class have come from the player over the years, but at 23-years-old, he’s yet to really kick on. This became

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TORONTO, ON- SEPTEMBER 24  - Jermain Defoe speaks to the media today on his first practice since the kerfuffle last month when he was almost transferred.also some of the tfc practice. at  in Toronto,  September 24, 2014.  Colin McConnell/Toronto Star

The Most Valued Forwards in the League

For many people, the Premier League is so exciting because it tends to have so many teams with a talisman. While common in football, it seems that the English top division tends to have more of a messianic complex for players, particularly when it comes to forwards. Sometimes, though, it can almost feel like a

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The Vardy Party – Is it Over?

For some time now, people have been wondering about Jamie Vardy. Scoreless so far in league play this year, the spiky Englishman has struggled to capture the form that made him so powerful last year. Many are speculating a host of reasons – from a loss of form in the club to people working out

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David Moyes and the Dinosaur Mindset

David Moyes and the Dinosaur Mindset Fresh from Sunderland being beat 2-0 by Liverpool at Anfield last weekend, praise was thrown on Wearside manager David Moyes and his side for holding out. Having frustrated the Merseyside club for as long as anyone has this year (apart from Manchester United), Moyes came away fairly pleased with

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GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 04: Joel Matip of Schalke runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and 1. FC Koeln at Veltins-Arena on October 4, 2015 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.  (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Why Joel Matip Proves Value Exists

For many years, Premier League fans and especially Liverpool fans have had one key word in their repertoire – value. Value for players. Value for money getting into the stadium. Value for the emotional cost of supporting a team up and down the country, spending thousands per year to do so. Value extends on the

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Preview Manchester United – Arsenal

After 2 weeks on international break, the Premier League is back with a cracker Man United – Arsenal; probably the most fierce rivalry since the creation of the Premiership. On top of that Mourinho is now in charge of the Red Devils to add some extra spice to what will undoubtedly be an intense match

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Does Ronald Koeman Want Sacked from Everton?

Over the last few months, Everton fans must have been getting a little worried. First there was the embarrassment post-transfer window of Farhad Moshiri, the clubs’ newest investor, saying that they never went through with the deal for Moussa Sissoko because they wanted to keep James McCarthy. Then, there was the continued blundering around waiting

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Who Are The Most Exciting English Sides?

This year, a perennial contest has begun to decide just who is the best of all the managers brought in. From Jürgen Klopp at Liverpool to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, people are probably sick of hearing about managers. Yet this season we are seeing arguably the most interesting divergence of quality in the managerial

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In Praise of Antonio Conte

Having been in pretty bombastic form ever since the manager was apparently getting sacked, Chelsea have been in form. The London giants, who won the league two seasons ago, look back to being a fit, cohesive and engaging side to watch on the pitch. But can they take their title back? With Manchester City, Tottenham

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Will the Winter Break Become Costly?

For years, it’s been a topic of rather fierce and continued discussion – winter breaks. All the leagues that do well in Europe have one. And with the exhausting pace of a Premier League season, is it not needed to keep quality consistent throughout the whole year? Apparently so – but even in the league

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Why Do The Press Dislike Pep?

For the last few weeks, a certain smug satisfaction appears to have creeped into the press. It’s not working, it’s been claimed. He’s been found out. It’s not as easy here in the Premier League. Pep is a fraud. It only works when you have Messi or Muller. Countless daft clichés have been produced as

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Is John Terry Finished?

Over the years, this same article has been written time and time again. Each time, it’s been proven to be wrong – John Terry, the Chelsea legend and captain, just won’t ever become finished. He’s managed to refine his game, get through tough spells, and stay a consistent part of the golden era of Chelsea

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Guardiola and Intensity Mythbusting

For years, people have had to listen to English press ‘experts’ thump their chest and tell us that Premier League matches are harder than any other. The story goes that, in La Liga, the Bundesliga, Serie A and every other league, you have a few hard fixtures. In the Premier League, though, all 38 are

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Is David Moyes Doomed on Wearside?

After eight games, Sunderland fans are probably worried already. Sunderland have started this season the same way as they do with any manager – terribly. For years now, the club has been in a horrible malaise that sees the club lurch to disaster before somehow finding their way out. This summer, the club lost their

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The Thankful Death of the ‘Football Man’

At the weekend, as we usually do, we watched various shows to try and gather news and views from across the beautiful game. One interaction that we came across, though, was absolutely exceptional. Tim Sherwood, arguably the most ‘Football Man’ of all the Football Men out there, ripped to pieces Antonio Conte. Following the 3-0

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Are Sunderland Set for Disaster?

Although not yet played, the last team of the weekend to play could also be the worst. Sunderland are a club who seem to perenialyl live in the bottom few positions, and the addition of David Moyes has done nothing to dispel that thinking. Somehow packaged as a big name, successful manager despite never winning

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Everton – The Merseyside Billionaires?

Money Can’t Buy You Stones, huh? For the last six months, fans of various other clubs across England have been having their ears melted by crowing Everton fans. We were informed that, with the investment of Farhad Moshiri, that they were “f***ing rich”. The appointment of Southampton manager Ronald Koeman to replace the naïve Roberto

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 12:  Arsenal celebrate as the win 4:2 in the penalty shoot out during the FA Cup Semi-Final match between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on April 12, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Arsenal – Groundhog Day FC

For some time now, it’s been quite funny in a way watching Arsenal fans react. Every summer appears to have the same scenario; The club needs a key position that could help limit the few weaknesses of the season before. The manager, Arsene Wenger, proceeds to do nothing about that problem. Arsenal have a decent

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Liverpool FC – Not Another Year, Surely?

This summer, one of the traditional powerhouses in England has been slowly rebuilding the foundations of the empire. The arrival of the seductive Jürgen Klopp last October has galvanized the Reds, and many other clubs fear they may be on the up once again. When you look at the understated quality of their transfer business,

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Are Chelsea Returning to Prominence?

Last season, we witnessed one of the most dramatic combustion in Premier League history for a champion. Chelsea struggled to get anything going for large chunks of the season, even when the “poison” of Jose Mourinho was removed from the club. From the dramatic events of last season to the rather calm summer we have

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