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Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd among the Premier League 2023 January transfer window winners

Arsenal pivoted to brilliant effect, Chelsea bent FFP to their will and Man Utd were smart in the face of adversity. But Brighton are the new masters. Facundo Buonanotte and Yasin AyariThose names might not be particularly familiar now but give it 18 months or so and both will be touted for nine-figure fees to …

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Give Anthony Gordon a break. And is Caicedo crisis when Brighton become victims of their own success?

The Mailbox reacts to Liverpool’s FA Cup exit and new priorities; Brighton’s stance over Moises Caicedo and Arsenal; Leeds let-downs; and the grief Anthony Gordon is getting. Get your views in to [email protected]… Give Gordon a breakAs I read the numerous comments about Anthony Gordon’s perceived ugliness as well as the various memes coupled with …

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Caicedo is proof of new Arsenal obsession as Liverpool transfer brilliance revealed

Over the past decade, two current Premier League clubs have spent most of their money on Liverpool players. Moises Caicedo is typical of Arsenal’s new focus. Since the start of the 2012/13 season, which clubs are sending the most money by Premier League outfits? Arsenal love giving Brighton cash, albeit not quite enough to secure …

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Newcastle, Spurs linked with £100m Chelsea flop; Guendouzi back to England?

Chelsea could use Romelu Lukaku in a part-exchange deal for a top European striker while West Ham and Aston Villa are set to battle it out for a former Arsenal midfielder. LUKAKU’S FUTURE UP IN THE AIRRomelu Lukaku is back on loan at Inter Milan this season after a turbulent 2021-22 campaign with Chelsea. It …

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Every Premier League club’s most improved player of the season

Leeds would be entirely fucked without their most improved player and there are no prizes for guessing Manchester United’s. We’ve also picked our biggest slumps. Arsenal – Granit XhakaPeople say footballers are in their prime when they’re around 28. It’s the point where they have the most experience while their physical condition is still somewhere …

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Every Premier League club’s slump of the season features nine England internationals

The Premier League’s Golden Boot winner and the best goalkeeper of 2021-22 feature among the greatest slumps of the season. This lot, by contrast, have turned things around. Arsenal – Takehiro TomiyasuThe Japan international was among Arsenal’s top performers last season, particularly at the start of the campaign, but has seen his game time limited …

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The January transfer window: Analyzing 20 years of results (on the pitch)

The year 2003 saw a revolution in the English transfer market. That summer, Chelsea — recently acquired by Roman Abramovich — purchased 13 players in a spree that marked the start of a new Premier League was. While six months earlier, the league had its first experience of the FIFA-imposed January transfer window. No longer …

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Manchester United and Tottenham lead the way in 2000-minute club as fixtures mount

The already daft 2022/23 fixture list is hitting its daftest point of all with cup commitments and the imminent return of European football making for a heady brew. Manchester United, for instance, have been playing every four games (at best) since returning to post-World Cup Premier League action on December 27 and will continue playing …

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How Newcastle became masters of the dark arts – with Eddie Howe studying Diego Simeone

How NASTY Newcastle became masters of the dark arts: Eddie Howe is no longer Mr Nice Guy after he spent time in Madrid studying Diego Simeone… and his team are using every wily tactic in the book to gatecrash the top four Newcastle have one of the strongest defenses with 10 straight clean sheets Eddie …

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