Last season, the Seattle Sounders made a huge splash in the July transfer window landing the missing piece of their midfield in Nicolas Lodeiro.   The skillful Argentine powered the Sounders to the title in 2016 and the case can already be made that ex-Middlesbrough and Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan is the top mid-year 

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When determining genuine football greats, it must be considered whether the concerned player changed the way the game of football is played. The blueprint for being a world-class centre-forward who performs at the highest level was laid out by Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry. When one thinks of great strikers, past and present, it 

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Dimitar Berbatov, a player known for his silky touches, will be plying his trade in the Indian Super League with Kerala Blasters this season. The arrival of the Bulgarian has created big excitement among the Kerala fans. Indian football fans are also very eager to see his beautiful first touches and score some goals. The 

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Ever since the catastrophic 3-2 defeat at home to Burnley on the opening afternoon of the Premier League season, Chelsea have won every single match in every single competition. Antonio Conte has galvanised his charges, they have rediscovered their form and confidence just at the time they are welcoming back their stars. Eden Hazard missed 

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To say Sheffield United are enjoying their return to the Championship is an understatement. The Blades are currently third in the table after 4 consecutive league wins. Having spent 6 seasons in League One you would perhaps except the Yorkshire club to start cautiously. Manager Chris Wilder had a different view, stating before the season 

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The first match day of the Champions League has been and gone, and it was a mixed couple of nights for the British clubs.   Chelsea 6 – 0 Qarabag If Chelsea didn’t win handsomely here, it would be a worrying start to the competition. Although many pundits say that no game in Europe is 

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A few short weeks ago I could barely have envisaged writing such a piece, given the strength of Real Madrid’s squad and just how strongly they began the campaign with victories over Manchester United and Barcelona. Yet Los Blancos are struggling domestically in the absence of their talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s total five-match suspension, as 

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The most expensive front-line in football history has been terrorising Ligue 1 defences this season, including Friday night’s 5-1 demolition of 10-man Metz, in which the forward line of Kylian Mbappé, Neymar and Edinson Cavani scored four of the five goals. £200m world record signing Neymar has settled in instantly at the French club and 

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Slaven Bilic secured West Ham’s first points of the season this week with a 2-0 victory against newly promoted Huddersfield, leaving Eddie Howe as the only Premier League manager still up the creek without a point. But Bilic won’t be counting his chickens just yet. After an underwhelming season last year and an equally lacklustre 

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Monday evening’s 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town was far from vintage West Ham, or vintage anybody for that matter, but it was a vital three points for the Hammers that puts an end to their run of three successive league defeats. The victory was characterised by the performance of one Andy Carroll, with the returning 

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Wayne Rooney clearly likes to make a big statement. His wonder-goal against Arsenal as a 16 year old announced his arrival into world football. Later, his move to Manchester United was accompanied by a debut Champions League hat-trick against Fenerbahce and Rooney also marked his recent Everton homecoming with another spectacular goal, this time against 

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The season’s first managerial sacking has occurred this Monday, with Palace manager Frank De Boer the first casualty from the Premier League. Although his sacking was anticipated before Sunday’s defeat to Burnley, critics and fans were not pleased as the league has just begun. Furthermore, De Boer’s sacking makes him the shortest managerial reign in 

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Barcelona’s summer transfer window has been a struggle with the club losing Neymar in the most spectacular of circumstances as well as failing to address key issues of concern, especially in midfield. This poor window, unlike this informative post, looked to be continuing as the club rather bizarrely pursued Philippe Coutinho, even making a final 

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News filtered through on Monday afternoon that Crystal Palace sacked manager Frank de Boer, with Roy Hodgson being his likely replacement. Although Palace lost all 4 games this season, scoring no goals, I still believe that de Boer shouldn’t have been sacked, and here are a couple of reasons why.   The players aren’t good 

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Born on the 9th August 1988 and christened Willian Borges da Silva, Willian as he is affectionately known to the footballing world, is a Brazilian professional footballer  who plays as a  winger or as an  attacking midfielder for the reigning English Premier League Champions Chelsea and the Brazil national team. Willian started his footballing career 

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Born Daniel Noel Drinkwater on the 5th of March 1990 and known to all of us as simply Danny Drinkwater, this midfield anchorman and workhorse, is an English professional footballer who was recently signed by Chelsea football club.   He previously spent time on loan at Huddersfield, Cardiff City, Watford and Barnsley. Drinkwater also turned 

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Manchester City versus Liverpool FC was the best way to kick-off the Premier League weekend after an international break. Goals were expected considering the strength both the sides have in their attacking unit. However, not many would have predicted that the Citizens would thrash Liverpool 5-0 on Saturday. Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in the 

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It was Arsenal before the international break and Liverpool after it. Both sides were thumped 4-0, and that it was Liverpool who inflicted the humiliation on Arsenal, only to be turned over by Manchester City, is an odd yet lamentable symmetry. I do not support either side, in fact, they’re supposed to be a rival 

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