Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace did what was almost unthinkable this weekend. In beating Antonio Conte’s champion Chelsea, they ended a record-breaking run of seven matches without a goal scored or a point won. Had Hodgson fallen to another shutout defeat, he would have been the second manager in Premier League history to lose his first 

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This time last season Sunderland were in the Premier League. Again, they had started the season poorly despite having managed to send bitter Tyneside rivals Newcastle back down to the Championship at the end of the last season after a major resurgence towards the end of the campaign. This was something that Sunderland fans had 

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The euphoric scenes in San Siro which marked the end of Inter’s dramatic 3-2 victory over arch-rivals AC Milan were symbolic of much more than mere Derby Milano jubilation. The Nerazzurri faithful will never tire of getting one over on their city cousins – true – but this particular triumph served to represent something of 

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Manchester United have been firing on all cylinders this season, one that has seen them mount a legitimate challenge to Chelsea’s status as champions of England. The Red Devils have been ruthlessly efficient in converting their chances while less than generous in their defending; scoring 21 goals while only letting two past David De Gea 

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In their biggest domestic challenge of the season so far, Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde illustrated their tactical versatility in a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid and the newly constructed Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Following the international break, the clash was an intriguing one on paper with the Catalan club the league leaders whilst Diego Simeone’s charges 

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On the 8th of October 2015, German coach Jurgen Klopp agreed to become Liverpool manager after the reds sacked Brendan Rodgers. The German arrived with a strong reputation, with his time and success at Borussia Dortmund. Optimism was high as Klopp was expected to reignite Liverpool’s glory years and deliver trophies back to Anfield. Fast 

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After the summer transfer window drama between Liverpool FC and Barcelona, Philippe Coutinho has returned to the club looking happy and healthy. During the montage of offers from Barcelona, Coutinho took some time off the pitch due to back problems. Although he was photographed training with the Brazil squad just days later, LFC remained adamant 

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Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles signed a new six-year contract with the club, keeping him at St James’ Park until 2023. The defender has been one of United’s star performers this season and was rewarded with the new deal on the basis of a number of impressive performances, where he has contributed at both ends 

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Top of the league, potent attack, slick football and a mean defence: Jose Mourinho appeared to discover a winning formula, but he neglected the tactics that have formed the foundation of United’s breathless start against Liverpool. Last season United travelled to Anfield on the back of indifferent form as Mourinho sought to embed his identity 

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If Jose Mourinho has cut off a contented figure in recent times, it’s only because Manchester United are where they need to be. The Red Devils are neck-to-neck with Manchester City in the title challenge after seven games, and are only toppled by their noisy neighbors on goal difference. Contrary to last season, Jose has 

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Chelsea won the 2016/17 Premier League trophy against all odds, many gave them no chance especially after their dismal performance in the previous season when the club had one of the worst campaigns the club has ever seen, finishing far below the acceptable league position and failed to qualify for any European competitions. They also 

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Marouane Fellaini’s MCL strain will undoubtedly keep the Belgian midfielder out of Saturday’s clash with Liverpool at Anfield. With the midfielder having already been struggling for fitness heading into the international break, it is likely Jose Mourinho will feel somewhat frustrated that Roberto Martinez elected to use Fellaini; with the Belgian side already qualified for 

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