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Cup semi-final

Five reasons why Tottenham capitulated to a 4-2 FA Cup semi-final defeat against Chelsea

The FA Cup is a football competition that still commands plenty of respect in England. On Saturday, 86,355 persons, packed into the Wembley Stadium to watch Chelsea do battle against Tottenham Hotspur in the first FA Cup semi-final fixture. The game started in exhilarating fashion, with both teams giving a go at each other. It […]

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naby keita

Naby Keita – RB Leipzig’s unsung midfield hero

When any football discussion is centered on defensive midfielders, the name N’Golo Kante usually comes up. But there’s actually a defensive midfielder who has performed better than Kante in Europe. His name is Naby Keita and he’s RB Leipzig’s live wire in midfield. In 2012, a relatively unknown young Naby Keita made the 6000-kilometer trip […]

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pfa team of the year

Five misfits in PFA Team of the Year

We understand the PFA Team of the Year is being determined by players, and accept that there’s absolutely nothing we the fans can do to change that. However, we can’t help but imagine what some of these guys were thinking while casting their votes.  The FA, Thursday, made public the best XI players in the […]

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What realities awaits RB Leipzig in the Champions League next season?

RasenBallsport Leipzig will play in the UEFA Champions League next season! In 2013, they were hanging on in the fourth tier of German football, next season they will play among Europe’s elites. They might not win the Bundesliga this season, but they’ll sure have something big to celebrate when the season ends. However, some stark […]

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Bayern's loss to Real Madrid

Six moments that defined Bayern’s loss to Real Madrid

Bayern Munich crashed like a house of cards against Real Madrid in their second leg quarter-final clash of the Champions League. Despite their dominant display in the encounter, the Bavarians controversially succumbed to a 4-2 loss (6-3 on aggregate) thus ending their five-year streak to the semi-final. For Real, it was another sweet sail to […]

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Chris wood

Chris Wood: The deadliest striker in all of England’s top divisions

If you followed the English game back in the late eighties up to the early nineties, then you should remember well-decorated goalkeeper, Chris Woods, who won over 12 titles at club level. He played 43 times for the Three Lions, making a staggering 603 appearances for eight clubs of which six were English. He was […]

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Arsene Wenger - Arsenal Manager celebrates winning the league

Why Arsenal should stick to Arsene Wenger

​There’s been bountiful talk regarding the future of Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger. Whilst many foresee the 67-year-old walking away from the Emirates at the end of the season, the extremely intricate Frenchman has opted to keep his cards close to his chest. But will it be a good move for the gaffer to quit? Or […]

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Manchester united vs chelsea

Revealed: How Manchester United stopped rampaging Chelsea

The biggest fixture from Sunday afternoon in Europe was the Manchester United v Chelsea game. Three weeks ago it felt like no one could stop Chelsea. They were strolling to the Premier League title and had a 10-point gap at the top of the league. However, losing two league games from three and Tottenham’s seven-game […]

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romelu lukaku vs alvaro morata

Romelu Lukaku vs Alvaro Morata – which would be better for Chelsea?

This season, Chelsea has relied heavily on Diego Costa for goals. The Spaniard has delivered the goods on many occasions and without his seventeen Premier League goals, Chelsea would be third in the League instead of first! Next season, however, a reliance on Diego Costa would almost be suicidal for Chelsea. As can be seen […]

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Eden Hazard deserves

Why Eden Hazard deserves to be PFA player of the year

On Thursday, the six best players in the Premier League for the 2016-17 season were revealed. Chelsea contributed two players, while Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton had one representative each. Of the six-player shortlist, one player deserves the recognition more than most – his name is Eden Hazard. But why does Eden Hazard deserve […]

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