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  • Charlie's Nations League predictions

    Charlie Nicholas provides us with his predictions for the inaugural round of the UEFA Nations League.

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    Source: www.skysports.com | Published: Thu, 6 Sep 2018 07:32:19

  • Mesut Ozil's impact at Arsenal mixed in five years since transfer

    Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu says that it's up to the players to adapt to Unai Emery's tactics. Before Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil five years ago, nobody believed Arsenal were crying out for a signing like Mesut Ozil. After all, Arsenal's attacking quartet in 2012-13 was very balanced, with all four players -- Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla -- reaching double figures in terms of Premier League goals. The consensus was that Arsenal required the types of player Arsenal always seem to require: a solid defensive midfielder, or a commanding centre-back. Maybe a top-class...

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    Source: www.espnfc.com | Published: Tue, 4 Sep 2018 18:58:00

  • 'Game on for Liverpool in title race'

    Paul Merson believes Liverpool have "every chance" of winning the title, and says resolving their defensive issues means it's "game on".

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    Source: www.skysports.com | Published: Tue, 4 Sep 2018 10:32:21

  • Tyler's stats: Omens for West Ham

    Positive omens for West Ham after four losses and the longest winning streak to start a season... Martin has the best stats!

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    Source: www.skysports.com | Published: Tue, 4 Sep 2018 10:17:36

  • Souness: Tottenham need leaders

    Graeme Souness questioned Tottenham's mentality after their defeat to Watford, and said they did not heed the warning signs.

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    Source: www.skysports.com | Published: Mon, 3 Sep 2018 07:02:22

  • 'Most intriguing Old Firm for 15 years'

    Charlie Nicholas, Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher give their thoughts as Steven Gerrard prepares to take Rangers to Ibrox to face Celtic.

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    Source: www.skysports.com | Published: Sun, 2 Sep 2018 10:17:23

  • 'Fantastic Maddison ran the game'

    James Maddison's display against Liverpool was so assured it looked like the Leicester midfielder had been playing in the top flight for years, says Jamie Redknapp.

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    Source: www.skysports.com | Published: Sun, 2 Sep 2018 01:32:18

  • Attacking left-backs like Benjamin Mendy, Marcos Alonso revolutionising the Premier League

    England announced its side for the UEFA Nations League opener against Spain and Paul Mariner is happy with Luke Shaw's inclusion. Three games into the new Premier League campaign is somewhat premature for assessing 2018-19's tactical trends, but it's been easy to identify certain patterns from the 30 matches thus far: lots of goals, lots of heavy pressing and -- in particular -- a seemingly high number of attacking contributions from attack-minded left-backs. Left-back was the weakest position in the Premier League last season. You really had to scramble around to find a player deserving of a place in the "Team of the Year,"...

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    Source: www.espnfc.com | Published: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:11:00

  • Why ambitious Premier League managers are less likely to park the bus

    The Premier League is currently blessed with an unusual level of tactical variety. In particular, last weekend's action featured two entirely different approaches from small sides hosting title challengers. In Saturday's lunchtime fixture, Wolverhampton Wanderers held Manchester City to a draw with an impressively bold performance. The following day, Newcastle were narrowly defeated by Chelsea, having parked the bus for the duration. Wolves played an open style of football and caused Manchester...

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    Source: www.espnfc.com | Published: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 10:07:00

  • MNF: Lucas the difference for Spurs?

    Speaking on Monday Night Football, Jamie Carragher says Lucas Moura could be the special player to take Tottenham to another level.

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    Source: www.skysports.com | Published: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 23:02:00