Chelsea fans will have wished it was 2005 when news spread that Ashley Cole and Joe Cole were being joined in training by the Italian great, Andrea Pirlo.   It shows how old they all are now as there was no speculation of shock signings, just a kickabout with some old friends and foes.   

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The battle begins now who ever gets the right deals will surely lift the trophy come May.   Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) The Gabon forward – who plays for Borussia Dortmund – was in the form of his life last season scoring 39 goals in 49 games. This season he continues from where he left 

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What exactly has David Luiz done to upset Sergio Aguero?  It cannot possibly be that Sideshow Bob puts the little Argentine in his pocket each time they meet because, although playing very well at the moment, Luiz isn’t that good.   Is it the historic rivalry between Argentina and Brazil coming to the fore in 

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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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Arsenal are trying a new approach to winning the title.   They’ve realised winning some matches and remaining unbeaten in November might give them a chance of not being miles off the pace come the turn of the year.   Xhaka and Sanchez dominated the match against Bournemouth who will have felt a little unlucky 

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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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Jose has been so wowed by Zlatan’s form this season that they have already decided to take up the option on an extra year of the Swede at Old Trafford.   To be fair, it’s the best bit of work Zlatan has done since landing in Manchester, the “I could rule America” interview he gave 

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I’d like to say the fixture computer left the best to last this weekend, but Burnley and WBA got it on on Monday night.   Sunday gave us the delights of Middlesboro playing host to Chelsea in the battle of which manager would look a special kind of sultry moody.   It’s almost as if 

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Jose Mourinho was so very angry, He thought Manchester United should’ve had a penalty. They nearly won their game with Arsenal, But the game finished 1-1 – instead of 1-0. Gareth Southgate is now England’s new boss. He should be paid on results – so he’d be working for a loss! The England dummies gave 

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You know it is a quiet news week in the Premier League when all the chatter is around whether two players who I assumed had called it a day might be returning to their former clubs.   International football traditionally quietens the chat, buzz and rumours around the Premier League circus and this week has 

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With the international break ongoing, EPL fans like to look back to where things have stopped at after a weekend without club football. Here is at look at three positives we can take from the start of the English Premier League.   Tight competition Arguably the only league with more than three teams challenging for 

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I am a fan of football and not of politics. Today, however, it is difficult to find anything but politics on the telly as every channel is covering the outcome of the US Presidential Election. Donald Trump’s strangely-shaped lemon face is everywhere, grinning, while Middle Americans cheer and drink beer. This looks like fun, but 

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Considering the sterling has dropped to a 200 year low, yes I will finally accept that Pogba is worth £89 million.   Jose’s plan to make Pogba look like the best player in the United side was to select Carrick, Felliani, Jones, Rojo, Young, Rooney and Zlatan around him.   I had to admit I, 

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After next Friday’s World Cup qualifier with Scotland, England will move on to the mid-week friendly against Spain. November marked the last time England hosted La Roja at Wembley back in 2011, with Frank Lampard scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win. Insignificantly Jack Rodwell came on for Phil Jones as a 56th minute 

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A week or so ago I mentioned that Ozil was scoring goals when it really mattered, 3-0 up at home to an average Bulgarian side.   Well, Mesut, I apologise.     200 cheers for Ozil You scored when it really, really mattered last night.  Arsenal fell for the “we will be more cautious” line 

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