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Why Tottenham are going to catch Chelsea

“We won the league at White Hart Lane” (I know the Arsenal faithful don’t actually say ‘White’ Hart Lane but this is a serious news outlet so I’ll keep it PG) It’s the North London derby this weekend, so no doubt you’re going to hear that old number echoing around the city, but things have […]

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Arsenal Squad – Keep or Sell?

Arsenal – Keep or Sell? Rumours have been coming out of the Emirates in the past few days that Arsene Wenger is set to stay on as Arsenal manager. There are also rumours of a mass exodus at Arsenal, lots of players going and approximately £200 million to be spent. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, Jack […]

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How Crystal Palace ruined your accumulator.

In what was possibly the upset of the season, the maybe-soon-to-be relegated Crystal Palace beat almost-definitely-soon-to-be-champions Chelsea and ruined everyone’s accumulators. Before this, there was a 40+ point gap between the two clubs, Palace had languished, lacking goals and any kind of defence. In comparison, Chelsea had flew into an untouchable realm in regards to […]

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Are Chelsea the real deal?

After their narrow one nil victory on Monday, Chelsea joined neighbours Arsenal and Tottenham as well as Manchester City in the semi-final of the FA Cup. They have been drawn against Tottenham and are still very much on for an unlikely double. At the start of the season not maybe punters will have predicted that […]

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The Roman Empire is Reborn

  The beginning of the Premier League season began with the spotlight firmly on Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, the two bastions of world football. It was almost taken for granted that the two Manchester clubs would dominate English football for the considerable future. Chelsea were to be nothing but a side show, almost a […]

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4 things we learnt from the opening weekend of the Premier League

The ‘Big Club’ mentality is back. For over a decade before Leicester’s victorious crusade the so called ‘big four’ dominated England’s top tier. Sir Alex and the Red Devils struck fear into the hearts of their opponents, and Wenger’s invincibles showed a ruthless quality key to the consistent success of any top football club. In […]

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Why Chelsea will win the Barclays Premier League 2016-17

Last season was dogged with unfortunate circumstances and staff changes at Chelsea FC after the Eva Carneiro fiasco and the eventual sacking of Jose Mourinho in December 2015. A torrid first half of the season came to a close when Guus Hiddink returned to Stamford Bridge for his second stint as boss, and their fortunes […]

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London’s Summer Transfers

Arsenal In: Granit Xhaka Out: Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky Granit Xhaka is the Premier League’s most expensive summer signing so far (Reported to be around £35 million) Both Arteta and Rosicky have already left Arsenal this summer at the end of their contracts, having become fan favourites in their time at the Emirates. Although sad […]

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Antonio Conte: What to expect from the new Chelsea boss

Antonio Conte’s track record is all but proven, at least in Italy, and a positive Euro campaign could further cement his name amongst the current managerial greats, but sometimes it takes more than that to be successful under Roman Abramovich. When Conte first took over at Juventus in 2011 the team was coming from two […]