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When did Jose Mourinho stop being special?

What happened to José Mourinho? He was always arrogant and crass, but at least he was entertaining. He hasn’t always produced teams that were enjoyable to watch, but at least he won things. Whatever entertainment value he had disappeared somewhere in Madrid, and even though this season is still in […]

Premier League clubs are still failing Europe’s tactics tests

There was a moment in Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League opener against Juventus Tuesday when everything seemed to change. Paul Pogba’s inch-perfect pass had just leveled the score after Vincent Kompany’s bulbous forehead had thumped the home side in front. But when a tweak of the calf muscle sent Manchester […]

Crisis in Chelsea after Blues lose again

Steven Naismith struck a brilliant hat-trick as stuttering Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Everton. Naismith, a ninth-minute replacement for the injured Muhamed Besic, scored twice within moments of coming on as Everton turned up the heat on Jose Mourinho's out-of-form side. Nemanja Matic pulled […]

Progress reports for EPL clubs after 4 games played

  Arsenal World Soccer Talk’s Arsenal correspondent Chris Moore faced an interesting dilemma this week when faced with the task of selecting his ideal XI for the Gunners. Take a look at his Arsenal progress report to see whether you agree or disagree with him. Having a hard time picking […]

By refusing Stones and Berahino transfer requests, Premier League clubs now have leverage over ‘player power’

No soccer supporter enjoys seeing player power implemented to the extreme. But we’ve had our fair share of it down the years. It’s probably why, with just minutes to go in the transfer window, West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino put out what is now an infamous Twitter message suggesting he […]

Chelsea land Senegal international Papy Djilobodji from Nantes

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of defender Papy Djilobodji from Nantes. The Ligue 1 club announced his departure for Stamford Bridge earlier on Tuesday’s transfer deadline day, and the Premier League champions later confirmed the 26-year-old Senegal international defender’s arrival on a four-year contract. Djilobodji said on chelseafc.com: “I’m very […]

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Why everyone loves to hate Diego Costa

Chances are, if you have a passion for the game of soccer and are not specifically a Chelsea supporter, you most likely (strongly) dislike the Blues from London.  The Premier League bad boys are a mixture of arrogance, brashness and talent, with players and a manager that are immensely polarizing. […]

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Eva Carneiro ‘could have legal case’ against Chelsea

Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro could have grounds to launch claims of constructive dismissal and sex discrimination if her role is changed as a result of criticism from manager Jose Mourinho. That is the view of lawyer Glenn Hayes as the fall-out from Mourinho's weekend outburst following his side's 2-2 draw […]