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January Transfer Window
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January Transfer Window 2018 – 5 Premier League Signings

The floodgates haven’t opened yet, but the January Transfer Window is underway! The biggest news so far is Philippe Coutinho’s departure from Liverpool to Barcelona. Here’s a look at 5 players arriving, or moving, in the Premier League this month. How will they fare? Virgil van Dijk – Southampton to Liverpool – £75million Jürgen Klopp has finally got his man, but he didn’t come cheap. In fact, van Dijk became the most expensive defender in football history. Is he worth

FA Cup Quarter finals
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FA Cup Third Round – 5 Fixtures to Look Out For

We’ve reached that time of the year again – the third round of the oldest association football competition in the world, the FA Cup. The lower-league teams have battled hard to make it this far, but now many face Premier League opponents. Let the giant-killing commence. Friday Liverpool vs Everton A Merseyside Derby in the third round of the FA Cup? It’s certainly a great way to kick-off the long weekend of football. The points were shared at Anfield back

Tottenham
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Tottenham v West Ham – Sky Sports 4th January

Tottenham to continue fine festive run? Tottenham will look to make it 4 wins from 4 over the festive period. If they do so they will consolidate 5th position in the league and heap pressure on those above.  Depending on results this evening in the Arsenal v Chelsea game they could find themselves only 4 points from 2nd place having had their bad run in late October/early November. During that run they only picked up 4 points from a possible

Premier League Rounds 21 & 22
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Premier League Rounds 21 & 22 – The New Year Heroes

With fixtures piling up faster than abandoned Christmas trees, there were some new heroes in Premier League Rounds 21 & 22. Hero – Andy Carroll Carroll started David Moyes’ first few games at West Ham, but then quickly faded off the radar. Until the start of 2018, that is. New year, new Carroll. Against West Brom, the big man took full advantage of a full 90 minutes and some decent crossing. The first goal was a trademark Carroll header but

Crystal Palace v Manchester City
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Crystal Palace v Manchester City – Premier League

Manchester City to equal record victories? Manchester City aim to equal the record of consecutive league victories in Europe’s top 5 leagues with victory against Crystal Palace. Should they win it will be their 19th consecutive league victory.  Incredibly Pep Guardiola coached the current holders of the record Bayern Munich who won 19 in season 2013-14. It could be argued that this is a more impressive run as the strength in depth in the Premier League is deemed to be

Premier League Rounds 19 & 20
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Premier League Rounds 19 & 20 – The Christmas Heroes

A look at the Christmas heroes of Premier League Rounds 19 & 20. Hero – Harry Kane Kane ended 2017 in style, with back-to-back hat-tricks in Premier League Rounds 19 & 20. No, Burnley and Southampton weren’t the toughest opponents, but Tottenham really needed the wins. When he gets in the right areas, Kane is simply deadly. So deadly that he broke Alan Shearer’s record of 39 Premier League goals in a calendar year. With 56 goals in all competitions,

Arsenal vs Liverpool
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Arsenal vs Liverpool – Premier League Match of the Weekend

As a Christmas treat, this weekend’s Premier League action is starting in style on Friday night. Who doesn’t love an Arsenal vs Liverpool match-up? Earlier this season, The Reds thrashed The Gunners 4-0 at Anfield. Something tells me this fixture will be a lot closer this time around. Form Arsenal and Liverpool are in pretty similar form right now – decent but too inconsistent. The Premier League title is now out of their reach, but the race for the other

new Premier League managers
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The Replacements – new Premier League managers 2017-18

Frank de Boer was the first to get the sack this season, way back in September. There are now 5 clubs who have cut their losses and appointed new Premier League managers. So, which changes are working out well, and which could soon turn sour? Roy Hodgson – Crystal Palace 14 Matches, 17 Points Palace were bottom of the Premier League when Hodgson took over from de Boer, with 4 games lost and 0 goals scored. There were 3 more

Premier League Round 18
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Premier League Round 18 – Heroes of the Weekend

A look at the heroes, and villain, of Premier League Round 18. Hero – Christian Benteke After the penalty shenanigans last week against Bournemouth, Benteke needed to make amends. He certainly did that in Premier League Round 18, as Crystal Palace beat Leicester City 3-0. Not only did he score his first goal since May, but he also set one up for Wilfried Zaha. Suddenly, Palace’s strikeforce looks dangerous, even away from home. The Eagles are now soaring high in

Manchester City vs Tottenham
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Manchester City vs Tottenham – Premier League Match of the Weekend

Now that we’re into December, the Premier League fixtures are coming thick and fast. Saturday’s late kick-off should be another cracker – Manchester City vs Tottenham. Can Pep Guardiola’s side continue their unbeaten start to the season? Form Right now, it doesn’t look like anyone can stop Manchester City. On Wednesday night, they made it 49 points from a possible 51 with a 15th consecutive win. City are scoring at an average of over 3 goals per game and it’s

Champions League draw
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The Champions League Draw – Round of 16

With the group stage done and dusted, European football’s top competition is knock-out from here on in. Starting with the English clubs, here’s a look at Monday’s Champions League Draw for the Round of 16. English Clubs FC Basel vs Manchester City Pep Guardiola will be very happy with this reward for topping Group F. City are already 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League, and they have the talent and resources to tear Basel apart. José

Premier League Round 16
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Premier League Round 16 – Heroes of the Weekend

It was a classic weekend of English top-flight football, featuring both the Manchester and Merseyside derbies. City were the big winners, but here’s a look at the other heroes, and villain, of Premier League Round 16. Hero – Arthur Masuaku Marko Arnautović got West Ham’s winner against Chelsea but Masuaku was arguably their man of the match. A bit-part player under Slaven Bilić, the French wing-back has got a new lease of life under David Moyes. In an aging West

Manchester United vs Manchester City
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Manchester United vs Manchester City – The Match of the Season?

No offence to Liverpool and Everton fans, but this is the game that everyone else has been looking forward to all season – Manchester United vs Manchester City, José Mourinho vs Pep Guardiola, 2nd vs 1st. It should be a fascinating battle of talent and tactics. Form Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Arsenal felt like a key moment for Mourinho and his players. Yes, David De Gea made some brilliant saves, but the back three defended well and this time,

transfer nightmares
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The transfer nightmares of the Premier League 2017-18

With so much money spent last summer, there were always going to be some expensive transfer nightmares. It’s a little early to dismiss players as total duds, but here are the leading candidates so far. Marko Arnautović – £23million After Andy Carroll and André Ayew’s injury problems last season, West Ham needed to strengthen their strikeforce over the summer. The fans were pleased with Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández for £16million, but Arnautović for £23million? The Austrian is a gifted footballer, but

Premier League Round 15
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Premier League Round 15 – Heroes of the Weekend

Premier League Round 15 included one of the matches of the season so far – Arsenal 1 Manchester United 3. And there was plenty of action elsewhere too. Here’s a look at the heroes, and villain, of the weekend. Hero – David De Gea Jesse Lingard scored twice in the 3-1 win at Arsenal, but De Gea was Manchester United’s man of the match. The Spanish stopper had a very busy afternoon, keeping out all but one of Arsenal’s 33

Arsenal vs Manchester-United
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Arsenal vs Manchester United – Premier League Match of the Weekend

Manchester City remain unbeaten at the top of the Premier League, but the chasing pack aren’t giving up yet. Saturday’s late kick-off is Arsenal vs Manchester United, 4th vs 2nd. With Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham also challenging for Top 4 spots, it’s a must-win match for both teams. Form Arsenal have won 5 of their 6 Premier League matches since that surprise defeat to Watford. They’re scoring goals and, perhaps more importantly, they’re not conceding many. With key players back, The

Premier League Round 14
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Premier League Round 14 – Heroes of the Midweek

We were treated to an early Christmas present this week, with a double round of English football fixtures. Here’s a look at the heroes, and villain, of Premier League Round 14. Hero – Wayne Rooney After losing 5-1 and then 4-1 in the space of 4 days, Everton really needed a confidence boost in Premier League Round 14. Caretaker boss David Unsworth needed a farewell win and his young team needed an experienced leader. Step forward Wayne Rooney, whose hat-trick

Premier League Round 13
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Premier League Round 13 – Heroes of the Weekend

A look at the heroes, and villains, of Premier League Round 13. Hero – Charlie Austin Austin hasn’t had much luck during his time at Southampton. Due to injury, the striker has only made 32 Premier League appearances in 2 seasons. He will be delighted with his latest appearance in Premier League Round 13. When Southampton really needed goals against Everton, Austin popped up with two. His first header rocketed in off the crossbar, but he guided the second perfectly

Liverpool vs Chelsea
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Liverpool vs Chelsea – Premier League Match of the Weekend

Manchester City might be running away with the title at the moment, but there is still plenty of Premier League excitement. Saturday’s 5.30 kick-off, for example, is Liverpool vs Chelsea – 5th vs 3rd, Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho vs Álvaro Morata and Eden Hazard. Get ready for another cracker. Form Liverpool have bounced back well since dropping 5 points against Manchester United and Tottenham. Tuesday’s Champions League collapse was a little worrying, but their league form is good. Jürgen

bargain buys
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The bargain buys of the Premier League 2017-18

Even in a record-breaking summer for Premier League spending, there were still a few cut-price steals to be had. Here’s a look at 5 of the best bargain buys. Sead Kolašinac – Free After 5 solid but unspectacular seasons at Schalke 04, the Bosnian joined Arsenal on a free transfer in June. The Gunners fans weren’t excited at the time, but they are now. Kolašinac scored on his debut against Chelsea in the Community Shield and carried on from there.

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