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Chelsea will have to step away from the transfer roulette wheel eventually

Chelsea are in 10th place in the table but are spending money like it’s going out of fashion. Is there a method behind a scattergun transfer policy? This season has been one of considerable change in the Premier League. Arsenal and Newcastle United have established themselves as creditable Premier League title challengers. Manchester United, having …

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Everton chaos summed up by choice between Dyche or Bielsa but there really is only one answer

It’s been an extremely Everton week for Everton, and it’s hard to imagine a better way to encapsulate the over-arching Everton-ness of it all than the identity of the two managers they’ve seemingly narrowed their search down to for Frank Lampard’s replacement. It’s possible – probable even – that someone quite high up at Everton …

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Kepa Arrizabalaga has changed Chelsea priorities after one of the great Premier League redemptions

From the undisputed worst to among the best in the Premier League, Kepa Arrizabalaga is no longer a laughing stock, and could save Chelsea another £72m. Kepa Arrizabalaga was supposed to be done at Chelsea. He was a laughing stock throughout the 2019-20 season, during which he was comfortably the worst goalkeeper in the Premier …

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Another ‘complete fanny’ at Man Utd? Ten Hag deserves to be trusted over Antony…

Man Utd fans could hardly be blamed for suffering flashbacks while watching Antony struggle. But he’s adapting to United while they are to Erik ten Hag. Trust the manager… “He can do better,” said Erik ten Hag this week of Antony. Which is certainly one of the more positive verdicts on the Brazilian’s start to …

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Leicester are an unhappy club right now, so might Rodgers go for the exit?

Leicester City are not a happy club with mounting debts and uninterested, expensive players. Might it be best for Brendan Rodgers to sack them off? It had been a little while, but last Saturday we witnessed what Leicester City are capable of when they actually pull their fingers out. Recent form had suggested that their …

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Newcastle interest suggests we were wrong about £40m Anthony Gordon, not Chelsea

We were all quick to dismiss Chelsea’s summer push for Anthony Gordon as the latest in a rich recent history of transfer missteps, but now that Newcastle are interested we’re really wondering what top Premier League clubs are seeing that we aren’t. Oh how we laughed as Todd Boehly courted Anthony Gordon in the summer. …

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Manchester United among clubs with questions to answer from the Football Sustainability Index

The Football Sustainability Index is a new way of ranking the wellbeing of football clubs. Here are five – well, four plus 11 – with some work to do. It’s the month of reports. Following on from the release of the Deloitte Money Leaguewhich ranked Europe’s football clubs by revenue, comes Fair Game’s Football Sustainability …

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Aston Villa are reborn under Emery but can he restore them to (relative) greatness?

Aston Villa have been transformed under Unai Emery, but is it fair to say that all they had to in order to improve was ‘get a better head coach in’? This sort of revival is a hefty reason why clubs change managers as regularly as they do. Since his arrival at the start of November, …

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Todd Boehly might need to spend £1bn to turn Chelsea back into champions

The Chelsea rebuild is already breaking records, and Todd Boehly and Clearlake still look a long way off financing a title-winning team. Imagine trying to spend £1.6m every day for 240 days in a row. Rightmove would turn into Tinder. You could fund daily trips into space on Virgin Galactic for families of four. You …

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