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PSG out for sweet revenge against Manchester United
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PSG out for sweet revenge against Manchester United

In 2019, a significant number of folks were looking forward to the whitewashing of Manchester United by Paris Saint-Germain in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. The Ligue 1 giants had already won the first leg 2 nil at Old Trafford and just needed to consolidate on the result. However, this was not the case in France as the Premier League outfit beat the Ligue 1 outfit 3:1 and qualified ahead of them to the shock of football fans around the world. The result was further proof that PSG were just perennial bottlers in the Champions League and were only at their best in domestic competitions. My guess is that some of the players over those two legs are still at a loss as to what went wrong that night at the Parc des Princes. READ: UCL Preview – Can Chelsea start of...
UCL Preview – Can Chelsea start off on a high against Sevilla?
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UCL Preview – Can Chelsea start off on a high against Sevilla?

Chelsea welcome Sevilla to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday for their first group game of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League. This is preceded by their capitulation against Southampton in the same venue a few days ago in the Premier League. The Blues looked to have the game under control till a mistake from Kai Havertz saw the Saints pull one back in the closing stages of the first half after a Timo Werner brace. The game eventually ended 3 all to Chelsea's disadvantage, as they were 2 nil up just before halftime. Frank Lampard and his men will turn their attentions to the UEFA Champions League as Julen Lopetegui and his men come visiting, off the back of a 1 nil La Liga loss to Granada away from home. The two sides are the favorites in the group on paper and should do enough to progress...
Top 10 imports for the 2020/21 Premier League season
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Top 10 imports for the 2020/21 Premier League season

Premier League action returns this weekend with some cracking fixtures. Regardless, all eyes will be on some of the high profile imports to England as they go about their business on the pitch.  Some of the new players have hit the ground running while some are still warming up to the style of football in the Premier League.  We wait to see how they prove their skills and consistency as Premier League football returns this week. Here are our top 10 new imports to the Premier League for the 2020/21 season in no particular order, and we wait to see how things pan out for them at their various clubs this season. Kai Havertz - Chelsea The 21-year-old German international has been described as a generational talent. He arrived at Chelsea this summer after impressing with Bayern Leve...
Chelsea tried to sign Ter Stegen from Barcelona
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Chelsea tried to sign Ter Stegen from Barcelona

Chelsea now have the likes of Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and veteran Willy Caballero as goalkeepers who will battle for a regular place between the sticks this season.  However, reports have emerged that the Blues approached to sign Marc-Andre ter Stegen from Barcelona before settling for newcomer Edouard Mendy. Frank Lampard prioritized signing a goalkeeper in the summer transfer window after Kepa failed to convince the Englishman with his performances between the sticks last season. The Spain international was not very convincing and this resulted in him being dropped for a period including the FA Cup final last season. READ: It seems Sheffield United have been found out The Blues were on the search for a new shot-stopper but it became clear that letting go of Kepa...
It seems Sheffield United have been found out
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It seems Sheffield United have been found out

International fixtures are trending presently with competitive club football to return next weekend. Regardless, we want to take a look at one of the Premier League clubs that have performed below expectations this season thus far, although it's still early days. Chris Wilder's Sheffield United have struggled in their four Premier League games and have lost all. They've scored just one goal and conceded 6. Their rate of scoring comes as no surprise as they didn't score much last season. However, seeing how the season is panning out, with emphasis on attack and loads of goals scored in the opening four games, Chris Wilder will have to adopt a new approach as the one deployed thus far won't cut it. Sheffield United carved a niche for themselves last season as a very defensive side t...
Premier League Matchday 5 – Everton and Villa to be thoroughly tested
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Premier League Matchday 5 – Everton and Villa to be thoroughly tested

The Premier League's 100 percenters will have the opportunity to prove if they're up for it or if their previous performances have been a fluke and all fairytale. Regardless, I would advise that they shouldn't be written off if they fall short on Matchday 5. Aston Villa and Everton have won all their games thus far. Carlo Ancelotti's men have proven to be a free-scoring side early into the season with 12 goals already to their name with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring 6 of those goals, including one hat-trick. New signing James Rodriguez has also been very impressive for the Toffees thus far with 3 goals already. Aston Villa have been on a roll with an unexpected 3 wins from 3 with new signing Ollie Watkins also impressing and scoring a first-half hat-trick against defending champio...
Villa and Spurs on the beat with biggest PL Matchday 4 shockers
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Villa and Spurs on the beat with biggest PL Matchday 4 shockers

No one saw Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur putting six past Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's Manchester United or Dean Smith's Aston Villa putting seven past defending champions Liverpool. However, this was the case in the last two games on Matchday 4 of the 2020/21 Premier League season. This season hasn't been short of goals with lots of goals being scored thus far and shocking upsets being mounted too. Who would have thought that Everton and Aston Villa would be the only two teams with a 100% record at this point in the season? It's still early days but Carlo Ancelotti and Dean Smith deserve some credit for the performance of their teams thus far. READ: Leeds United are taking the Premier League by storm Scoring seven goals against the Premier League's defending champions coul...
Leeds United are taking the Premier League by storm
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Leeds United are taking the Premier League by storm

In 2001, Leeds United looked destined for great things. Champions League semi-finalists, the Yorkshire club were one of the top teams in England, yet financial disaster struck, and Leeds were relegated by 2004. Now, 16 years later, Leeds are back in the Premier League. Leeds United were led back to the promised land by Marcelo Bielsa, a coach described as the ‘best in the world’ by Pep Guardiola. Armed with an attacking philosophy and a team that won the Championship title by ten clear points, Leeds have already taken the Premier League by storm in the 2020/21 season thus far. The question is, how well can the team perform? Premier League betting markets consider Leeds unlikely to be relegated at 10/1, but avoiding the drop will, of course, be the initial aim for Bielsa and co. Th...
Who is to blame for Chelsea’s defensive woes?
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Who is to blame for Chelsea’s defensive woes?

The 2020/21 Premier League season will see clubs and managers face lots of criticisms, and this is already the case after a few games into the season. One of the bearers of major criticisms this season will surely be Chelsea boss Frank Lampard with regards to the defensive mediocrity of his side thus far. The Chelsea backline have been poor thus far with just one clean sheet and major average performances in defense. The clean sheet was not even down to the Blues' defensive prowess but to Willy Caballero's decent show against Championship side Barnsley that created some good chances in the EFL Cup game. The veteran Argentine shot-stopper was hailed after the game but saw himself conceding three goals in the first 30 minutes of the Premier League game against newly-promoted side...
Does football without fans favor the big or small PL clubs?
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Does football without fans favor the big or small PL clubs?

The football season has returned in style with lots of goals in boots waiting to hit the net across the various leagues in Europe. Meanwhile, the 2020/21 Premier League season thus far can't be ignored as lots of goals have already been scored in just 3 rounds of games with some upsets handed out thus far. However, we'll be taking a look at how playing games behind closed doors will affect the big and supposedly small sides in England. Fans are a major constituent of the game and the aggressiveness of some fans on the stands is one of the reasons why some Premier League grounds are fortresses. Rival teams travel to these venues and are intimidated from the start by the stadium capacity, number of fans, and the jeers and boos that come from these home fans. The atmosphere is jus...