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How Mauricio Pochettino's Champions League success was spurred by Premier League rivals
12:00 Wednesday 24th April 2019

Like Ajax in the Netherlands, Tottenham has surprised most people by reaching the Champions League semi-final. But even though Spurs are not fighting for the title like their next opponent in the Champions League is doing, the domestic campaign…

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Are you ready for all-England Champions and Europa League finals?
17:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

The stage is set for the final four in both the Champions and Europa League. Four of the Premier League's top six reached this level. The two Manchester sides fell in the Champions League quarterfinal. Among Arsenal, Chelsea,…

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Time for Manchester United to hit reset button?
15:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Manchester United's 4-0 drubbing at Everton's hands this weekend is as bad as it has ever been since Sir Alex Ferguson decided to call time on an illustrious managerial career. Since 2013, four have tried, three have failed, Ole Gunnar…

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Why Chelsea must beg Alvaro Morata to return
08:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Chelsea must go cap in hand and try to persuade Alvaro Morata to return to Stamford Bridge. That, of course, depends on whether the Blues are serious on returning to contending for the Premier League title rather than grappling for a top-four…

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Kevin de Bruyne health key to Manchester City's title defence
12:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Manchester City’s back-to-back victories at the Etihad against Tottenham Hotspur left a bittersweet taste. Elimination from the Champions League quarterfinals in the first wasn't compensated by sending the Premier League title…

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Premier League juggernauts preparing to invade Europe
09:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Fans of European Leagues sound like Claude Juncker. The EU Brexit negotiator spends most press conferences repeating how UK citizens overvalue themselves. Similarly, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga enthusiasts insist Premier League followers…

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Manchester United's road form no yellow brick road
08:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

At this point, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should adopt a Scottish terrier, name him Toto, go to sleep, and wait for a tornado to transport the Carrington training complex to Oz. His Manchester United squad need brains, heart and courage. Especially…

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Has Anthony Martial improved since joining Manchester United?
09:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

'Welcome to Manchester United, Anthony Martial!' Martin Tyler screamed as the then-teenager scored an outstanding solo goal on debut against Liverpool. A strike that would win the match no less. The Red Devils had done it again and…

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One relegation place, two teams: Between Brighton and Cardiff, who wants it less?
08:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

While the world was wondering how David De Gea let that ball get past him and Juventus allowed to Ajax do the same, Cardiff beat Brighton 2-0 away at the Amex. The relegation race is back on. The Bluebirds are two points behind the Seagulls…

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Enigmatic is the kind term for Wilfred Zaha
09:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

Once upon a time, Wilfred Zaha left Crystal Palace for Manchester to become Sir Alex Ferguson’s last signing before the Scot’s retirement. But he flopped terribly. Perhaps Zaha stalled at United because he didn’t get…

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Ander Herrera's free transfer proves Ed Woodward a slow learner
09:00 Friday 19th April 2019

All is not well at Manchester United. In disarray after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dream was cut short, behind-the-scenes problems are becoming unavoidable. The manager maintains an upbeat attitude but smiling isn't enough to stop…

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Why Manchester United's bad form is good for their long-term health
08:00 Friday 19th April 2019

It’s fair to say that things haven’t gone well for Manchester United since beating Paris Saint-Germain. That stunning and surprise victory in the French capital was the highlight of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign so far,…

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What is a Premier League goal worth?
12:00 Thursday 18th April 2019

Goals win games; defence wins titles. Recently, the adage metamorphosed into an argument on how to play the game rather than the intended lesson in maintaining a proper tactical balance. Keeping clean sheets is important. Opponents can’t…

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Predicting the Premier League's title run-in
10:13 Thursday 18th April 2019

Another scintillating midweek of Champions League football is in the books. For Premier League table-toppers Liverpool a date with FC Barcelona awaits. Manchester City, on the other hand, was dumped from Europe's premier competition in…

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Can Spurs finally cope without Harry Kane?
08:00 Thursday 18th April 2019

Injuries were Harry Kane’s biggest enemy this season. After spending five weeks out of action when he damaged an ankle in January against Manchester United, another ankle injury against the other Manchester club means he will spend…