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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Crystal Palace’s terrible run under Alan Pardew has been well documented. They have been in rotten form and this dates well back to December of last year. Here is their run of results over the last 34 games: Five wins from 34 games represents relegation form. 24 points in 34 games across one season would result 

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid is arguably the biggest club game in world football. On average, there is almost 800 million people who watch the match each year. It truly is the game that brings the most talented individuals onto one playing field. So who will come out trumps in 2016? Madrid are certainly the form 

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Arsenal supporters were left venting their spleen at full time after their EFL Cup encounter with Southampton, with many of them making their way out of the stadium long before the final whistle. The Gunners suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to the visiting Saints, ending their 19 game unbeaten run in all competitions. Although Arsenal 

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Manchester United blitzed past West Ham United with a 4-1 victory to cruise into the EFL Cup semifinal on Wednesday night at Old Trafford. The hosts started on full throttle, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring the opener in the second minute after some brilliant work from Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Déjà vu struck when former United prodigy Ashley 

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The high rise and now fall of Joe Hart from Manchester City is one that is unfolded during the summer transfer window of 2016 with a loan move to Torino being made following the arrival of Pep Guardiola for the season. The same applied with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere with veteran-Gunners manager Arsene Wenger willing 

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Paul Pogba may have hogged all the headlines for becoming the most expensive signing in all the history of the modern game, but the arrival of Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund was equally welcome with clamor and fanfare. With 23 goals and a further 26 assists last season, the prospect of having the 

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Middlesbrough’s 2-2 draw at Leicester on Saturday moved Aitor Karanka’s men onto 12 points in what has been a respectable start to Premier League life for a team boasting little in the way of experience. Loanees Calum Chambers and Alvaro Negredo have had cursory spells with Arsenal and Manchester City respectively while Fabio da Silva 

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Manchester United supporters were on the brink of bursting a blood vessel after Anthony Martial’s prodigious omission from the squad that faced Feyenoord on Thursday. Although his absence was not felt on the pitch- as United cruised past the Dutch side with a 4-0 victory-, there is plenty to suggest [that] there is trouble in 

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Arsenal is one of the most celebrated sides in England with supporters in the millions from all over the world- any professional footballer would count themselves lucky to play for the club. For Jack Wilshere however, it hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows at the Emirates. He introduced himself as a promising midfielder with a 

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Manchester United continue to break records in the post-Sir Alex era; both good and bad ones. Yet another one occurred this weekend, when a 4th successive home draw vs West Ham happened for the first time since 1980. A 1-1 vs Stoke was an anomaly, the 0-0 vs Burnley unlucky. 1-1 vs Arsenal was 2 

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Every year we see the usual title contenders as favourites for the title but the 38 game Premier League season is always full of twists and turns from league leader changes to the nail biting relegation battle at the other end. So far this season, after only 12 games the league leaders have changed no 

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Arsenal made a huge statement of intent when they secured the signature of Granit Xhaka in May; even before the dust of the 2015/16 campaign had settled. At £34 million, the Swiss international became the club’s most expensive signing behind Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. The 24-year old made a dream start to his career 

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It’s hard to believe that Cristiano Ronaldo turns 32 in three months: it’s even harder to believe that he is on the same fine scoring form he was six years ago- if not better. The forward found the back of the net twice as a jaded Real Madrid side narrowly won 2-1 against bottom placed 

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