After Chelsea recently left White Hart Lane following the abrupt end to their 13-game long winning run, there appeared to be clear logic in Antonio Conte’s decision to recall Nathan Ake from his loan at Bournemouth. Ake had impressed in the first half of his season-long spell on the south coast and Conte, apart from 

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Into the fourth round having disposed of a Premier League rival, the FA Cup presents Leicester City’s best chance of adding to their recently added-to trophy cabinet though Claudio Ranieri will undoubtedly place the prospect of any May date at Wembley on the back-burner in favour of domestic comforts. 4 wins in the opening half 

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Having spent much of his career in the non-leagues with first Hinckley United and Luton before moving to Brentford in 2014, Andre Gray will now be quickly discovering the rigours of life in the limelight. Five Premier League goals for Burnley this season has projected him into the headlines, but news of his relationship with 

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Manchester United launched their FA Cup title defense in full throttle by brushing aside Reading with a 4-0 victory in the third round on Saturday at Old Trafford. Having rested key players like David De Gea, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, Mourinho’s charges showed no signs of slowing down: with Wayne Rooney opening the scoring 

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The English Premier League is by a long stretch the most ruthless, intense, physically demanding top tier League in Europe. None more so than the performance of foreign players best exemplifies this theory. Newly acquired foreign players who were the cream of the crop in other top European Leagues- case in point Angel Di Maria 

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After the champagne corks had been popped and the fireworks have ended, New Year’s Day offers Tony Pulis the chance to continue the celebration. Appointed manager of West Bromwich Albion on January 1st 2015 with the task of clearing the sorry mess left behind by Alan Irvine and lifting the struggling outfit out of a 

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How often does the top team at Christmas win the title? What about the bottom three, how often do they go on to suffer relegation? Here is your comprehensive guide.   The Premier League title Beginning at the top, here is a look at every leader at Christmas, followed by the eventual winner: There were 

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In the video below uploaded by YouTube channel WeSpeakFootball, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo offered a message of hope and support for the children of war-torn Syria. He also made a donation to well-known charity, Save the Children.   Like O-Posts on Facebook You can also follow O-Posts on Twitter @OPosts

Paris St Germain will be the first to attest that it is hard to make a competition out of France’s Ligue 1. Yet, in Unai Emery’s first campaign since succeeding Laurent Blanc as coach, the Parisians giving it a very good go. Having won the title for the last 4 years, PSG lie third at 

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The back three has never been more en vogue in the Premier League. Not since the 1980’s and early 1990’s – most often on the continent and at international level – when the sweeper system became popular, have we seen so many sides play with three central defenders. Gradually the system has crept back in 

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At first glance, the notion of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp unloading any of his players may seem fanciful in the extreme. After all, the Reds are continuing to compete at the top of the table, while the recent injury to Philippe Coutinho has left a relatively small squad of players even more threadbare. Klopp is 

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No favours were done to Phil Jones when Alex Ferguson predicted he could “become the greatest player in Manchester United’s history” and Bobby Charlton likened him to Duncan Edwards. They were dangerous prophecies that would hang around the neck of a youngster, still adapting to the pressures of moving to Old Trafford for a significant 

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Before their second season in the top-flight had kicked off back in August, Bournemouth’s manager Eddie Howe was being realistic, acknowledging the much-diagnosed ‘second-season syndrome’ that curtails many clubs following impressive debut seasons. Bournemouth defied expectation by staying up with a cushion of five points last season and Howe was grounded enough to point out 

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Amid an 8-match winning run, Chelsea’s barren September, where they picked up only one point and slipped to defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal, seems like a long time ago. “We didn’t have the right attitude from the first minute…we have to improve a lot”, was new manager Antonio Conte’s withering assessment of the 3-0 loss 

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Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris Spurs have the joint best defensive record in the league and Lloris has played a huge role. An ever present in the Tottenham goal, he has shone throughout. He has always been a brilliant shot stopper but he has perfected his craft to an even higher level as well as becoming a 

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