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Talking points from the first round of the 2017/18 season
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Talking points from the first round of the 2017/18 season

  Football is always fun and this was evidenced by the excitement that was in the air when the football seasons across Europe's major leagues kicked off. The 2017/18 season has seen some interesting, unpredicted, and top moments so far as the first round comes to a close, with the curtain waiting to be drawn on 2017 football. Footiehound's talking points from the first round of the 2017/18 season are as follows: PEP GUARDIOLA AND MAN CITY OWN THE PREMIER LEAGUE When will they lose? When will they drop points? These have been the questions on the lips of every rival fan in the Premier League as Pep Guardiola's Manchester City seem to have wrapped up the Premier League even before the end of the year, with 18 more games to go. READ: Mohammed Salah – Stealing the spotlight fr...
Football thrills from the weekend across Europe’s major leagues
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Football thrills from the weekend across Europe’s major leagues

  Football is a crazy sport, and this was the case over the weekend as all sorts of surprises sprung up in key fixtures across Europe’s major leagues. Some teams are ‘due drop points’ as Paterson Mgbeoji, a notable Nigerian football OAP would say. However, Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side once again escaped unscathed, to maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League table. Same cannot be said for the likes of Napoli, PSG, Valencia, Barcelona, etc, although the Catalans, one way or the other still maintained their lead as the hot pursuers on their heels all conspired to drop points. READ: Mohammed Salah – Stealing the spotlight from the Premier League’s big money attackers SERIE A Juventus showed their Serie A dominance once again as they thwarted Napoli...
Mohammed Salah – Stealing the spotlight from the Premier League’s big money attackers
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Mohammed Salah – Stealing the spotlight from the Premier League’s big money attackers

Liverpool appear to be one of the clubs that hit a gold mine in the summer transfer window going by proceedings on the pitch so far this season. They hardly dominated the news in the jostle for big money stars like their Premier League rivals but settled for Mohammed Salah as one of their attacking masterminds, and Voila! a great move it was! The Egyptian may have started the season in less clinical fashion but has grown into the Premier League and has been ravaging opposition defenses with goals domestically as well as in the big one, the UEFA Champions League. READ: Higuain could be used as sub for Juventus against Napoli Salah's arrival at Anfield saw the fans come up with a nickname for their exciting attackers. The combination of Salah, Mane, and Coutinho in the Liverpool ...
Top 4 ‘Nearly’ Signings for Premier League Teams This Season
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Top 4 ‘Nearly’ Signings for Premier League Teams This Season

  Whilst the Premier League might still be the richest in the world, there were many occasions this summer when money didn't appear to be enough. Thomas Lemar - (Arsenal) Arsenal made an extremely late and bold move on deadline for Lemar, offering more than £90 million for him to join the London club. Thomas Lemar has been in great form again scoring two goals for France against Holland and more for Monaco. Whether Arsenal will increase the offer in January remains to be seen. READ: LATEST FREE EXPERT FOOTBALL BETTING PREDICTIONS Virgil van Dijk - (Liverpool) Virgil was in demand from several teams this summer, with Liverpool and Chelsea the front runners. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp targeted van Dijk during the summer, as he sought to strengthen his defence. L...
Top African players in the UCL – 2017/18 Match Day 2
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Top African players in the UCL – 2017/18 Match Day 2

  Some African players covered themselves in glory in the course of the 2017/18 UCL Match day 2 fixtures. There were lots of significant contributions by a good number of African players in the UCL Match Day 2 fixtures in defense, attack and in midfield positions. However, not all of them ended up on the winning sides. The most impressive African players in the UCL Match Day 2 fixtures are listed below: Cameroonian striker Vincent Aboubakar was on song and netted a brace as FC Porto hammered Ligue 1 champions Monaco right in their own home turf by 3 goals to nil Malian forward Moussa Marega was also impressive in the same game as he contributed 2 assists in FC Porto’s 3 nil rout of Monaco at the Stade Louis II READ: Mesut Ozil dropped from Germany squad ahead of qualifiers...
Michy Batshuayi, Chelsea’s last gasp game winner and Mr. Leave it late
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Michy Batshuayi, Chelsea’s last gasp game winner and Mr. Leave it late

  He may not be the ideal forward in terms of flamboyance and skillset that fits the criteria of the fans at Stamford Bridge, but Michy Batshuayi has been winning the hearts of Chelsea fans around the world with very significant key moments. And like it or not, Batshuayi is Chelsea’s highest goal scorer in the UCL for Chelsea with two goals to his name. He may have been heavily criticized for finding the back of the net just once against a lowly Qarabag on the opening night of the 2017/18 UCL, but how about a winning goal as Chelsea came from behind in the dying minutes of the game to beat Atletico Madrid by 2 goals to 1 at the Wanda Metropolitano after going a goal behind in the first half through a Griezmann penalty? READ: AS Roma suffer more injury woes after victory again...
Liverpool spoiling English fun in the 2017/18 UCL so far
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Liverpool spoiling English fun in the 2017/18 UCL so far

  The Match Day 2 of the 2017/18 UCL round of matches has come and gone with much excitement and nerve-wracking moments. However, this piece focuses on the performance of the Premier League clubs in the competition thus far. Talking about nerve-wracking, our guess is that fans of Chelsea and Liverpool can attest to that. The only difference is that one side left it late and stole maximum points from a very difficult ground, while the other side conspired to falter yet again. READ: Harry Kane continues fine form in UCL as Spurs hammer Apoel Nicosia The Premier League clubs participating in this season’s UCL competition are yet to record a loss after two rounds of matches. Interesting development! Isn’t it? 4 out of the 5 Premier League reps in the UEFA Champions League garnere...
Harry Kane continues fine form in UCL as Spurs hammer Apoel Nicosia
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Harry Kane continues fine form in UCL as Spurs hammer Apoel Nicosia

  The Tuesday night group H fixtures of the 2017/18 UCL were the center of attraction as Englishman Harry Kane and Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo were on song to grab the maximum spotlight on the night. However, Harry Kane was the star of the UCL night as he hit a hat-trick against Apoel Nicosia in Cyprus while Cristiano Ronaldo made do with a brace against Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park. Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham seem to have found the missing piece of the puzzle that will enable them to impress in the UEFA Champions League, a long while after the season in which Gareth Bale took some defenders to the cleaners with his frightening speed. READ: Marchisio and Khedira return to training for Juventus It’s just two games into this season’s UCL ...
Chelsea doing just fine without Hazard? How long?
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Chelsea doing just fine without Hazard? How long?

  It’s just six games into the season but a welcome development for Chelsea fans has been witnessed thus far. Formerly, Chelsea had found it difficult to put up interesting and exciting performances without the presence of Hazard on the pitch to play a major role since his arrival at the club. It’s no news that Chelsea had previously struggled to impress significantly in the absence of the Belgian wizard since he made his ‘back then’ big money move from Lille to Stamford Bridge. However, Italian Manager Antonio Conte after his brilliant spell in his first season in the Premier League with Chelsea seems to have found a way to ensure that Chelsea weathers the storm even in the absence of Eden Hazard. Chelsea have won 4, drawn 1 and lost 1 out of six games in the Premier League so ...
Awesome football facts you had no idea about
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Awesome football facts you had no idea about

   A look into some awesome football facts every now and then could bring about some excitement. The article below throws light on some football facts you may not be familiar with   There is a record of the highest number of goals scored by one football player in the calendar year and it belongs to Lionel Messi.  Actually, there are two records, one official and one unofficial. The official one is 91 goals made by Lionel Messi in 2012. Those goals are a product of his combined game in FC Barcelona and for the Argentinean national team. The unofficial title is claimed by Pele in 1959 and that number is almost double. We are talking about 127 goals in one calendar year, but FIFA doesn’t want to acknowledge this amazing number as the record. Why? We have no idea. ...