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Archives: Chelsea

Fabrice Muamba Puts Collapse Down to Intensive Training: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Fabrice Muamba, the Bolton midfielder who collapsed on the pitch at White Hart Lane last season, has blamed his collapse on intensive training he was doing at the club. If true, it makes you wonder how closely Premier League clubs … Continue reading

Arsène Wenger Loses His Usual Cool as Fires of Unrest Rage at Arsenal: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Arsene Wenger is under pressure at Arsenal and the cracks are beginning to appear after an unusually edgy and confrontational press conference in advance of Tuesday’s Champions League match against Olympiakos. The Guardian’s David Hytner reported that Wenger was unusually … Continue reading

Sir Alex Ferguson Backs José Mourinho to Manage Manchester United: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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In this morning’s British newspapers, many journalists are salivating over the rumors in the Spanish press that Jose Mourinho has reached an agreement to leave the club in June. While there hasn’t been any official announcement from the Spanish giant, … Continue reading

Benitez Admits He is ‘Not 100 Per Cent’ Sure He Will Last the Whole Season at Chelsea: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines: Benitez admits he is ‘not 100 per cent’ sure he will last the whole season at Chelsea — The Mirror Andy Carroll out injured for two months at West Ham — The Mail … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 15 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Twenty two goals in eight Premier League matches is a decent return for a Premier League Saturday especially given the number of surprise results and end-to-end-action. Here are the video highlights from today’s matches (for US readers only). West Ham … Continue reading

Premier League Giants Lose Again. Get Used To It

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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There’s still a long way to go this season, but like I’ve been saying before the season started, this season will be the most competitive Premier League season in a very long time. The talent from top to bottom in … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 15: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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What could be worse than West Ham United versus Chelsea? Perhaps QPR against Chelsea? Lazy jibes aside, let’s hope that the early kick-off between West Ham United and Chelsea is far more entertaining to watch than I fear. In the … Continue reading

Harry Redknapp Says He May Not Spend in January If QPR Are ‘Cut Adrift’: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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I almost fell out of my chair today when I read that Harry Redknapp said he may not spend in the January transfer window if QPR’s survival hopes look doomed. Trust me, even though Redknapp said these words, this sounds … Continue reading

Real Oviedo: the Remarkable Story of a Club the World (including Michu and Cazorla) United to Save: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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For a change, our lead story in tonight’s Nightly EPL column is a feel-good story about soccer fans from around the world, including two Premier League footballers, who went on a mission to save Spanish club Real Oviedo from going … Continue reading

See How Your Premier League Team is Doing After 14 Matches Compared to Last Season

Posted on by Guy Robert
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I am the first to admit that comparative tables prove absolutely nothing when it comes to the EPL, but that doesn’t stop me from creating them and pondering over the results. After Wednesday’s matches, it occurred to me to take … Continue reading

Arsenal Defender Laurent Koscielny Out Until Christmas With Groin Injury: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Arsenal suffered another injury this season after defender Laurent Koscielny was taken off early in the match against Everton with a groin injury. The defender will be out until Christmas. Koscielny joins several other injured Arsenal players including Abou Diaby, … Continue reading

Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 14 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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There’s something about a full schedule of midweek football in the Premier League. Night games are a completely different feel than a weekend daytime match. Some teams become more inspired. And, as you’ll see below, some footballers shirk responsibility. Here … Continue reading

Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 14: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s one of those rare days in the Premier League where we have eight matches being played at the same time. If you live in the United States, four of them will be on ESPN3.com (one of which is on … Continue reading

Europa League Could Be Scrapped in Favor of Expanding Champions League to 64 teams: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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UEFA is considering scrapping the Europa League and expanding the Champions League from 32 to 64 teams. UEFA says it’ll make a decision in 2014, but if the proposed move is approved, it could mean that 7 Premier League clubs … Continue reading

Roy Hodgson Questions Hunger & Desire of Young Footballers Making Their Way in the Game: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines: Roy Hodgson questions hunger & desire of young footballers making their way in the game — The Telegraph Fox Sports actively is positioning Fox Sports 1 to sports industry insiders — Sports Business Daily … Continue reading

Why Pep Guardiola Should Set His Sights on Manchester United, Not Chelsea

Posted on by Jim Flanagan
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Money can by many things and it certainly has for Roman Abramovich. Ironically, all the money he has spent on managers has come at a cost. He will never be able to recruit a manager who demands complete control of … Continue reading

The Role of a Central Midfielder in a Possession Based Team

Posted on by Sameer Chopra
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Researching or studying football tactics can seem like an overwhelming task, simply because aside from the basic framework provided by the rulebook, so much else is left fluid. Formations, player roles, player positions, they all mean something different depending on … Continue reading

Fury Of Chelsea Supporters Should Be Directed At Roman Abramovich, Not Rafa Benitez

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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At Stamford Bridge on Sunday, the booing and protest signs aimed at new Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez were misdirected. In Rafa’s first game in charge for the Blues, the man was simply trying to do his job. The anger and … Continue reading