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Tactical breakdown: Where Everton must improve to secure survival

Everton Football Club are living a complicated moment. Frank Lampard was sacked by the club following a dismal 2-0 defeat at West Ham United last weekend and, in truth, it was a decision that had been a long time coming. Everton are currently joint-bottom of the Premier League – alongside Southampton – having taken 15…

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Under the spotlight: Newcastle United’s rock-solid rearguard

Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United are flying high in the Premier League this season, with only Arsenal and Manchester City above them. Their form is in part due to their formidable back line, which has kept the most clean sheets in Europe’s top five leagues this term (12), conceding just 11 goals.  Ahead of their Premier…

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How Conte can get Spurs star Son on the goal trail

Tottenham Hotspur have endured an inconsistent campaign — and no player sums up their season quite as well as Son Heung-min.  The South Korean star had a Premier League season to remember last term, scoring 23 goals — a feat which meant he shared the golden boot with Mohamed Salah.  His efforts were key to…

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FA Cup focus: Which underdogs could triumph in the fourth round?

The ‘magic’ of the FA Cup is the crux of the historic competition’s allure. The third round brought plenty of upsets with it, after Premier League quartet Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United and Aston Villa were all knocked out by lower league opposition. But non-league Wrexham pulled off arguably the standout result, shocking Championship side…

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Scout Report: Scottish football’s hottest prospects

Scottish football is earning a growing reputation as a proving ground for talented young players. Previous success stories include Virgil Van Dijk, Kieran Tierney, Andrew Robertson and, more recently, Aaron Hickey and Josh Doig. The Scottish top flight has begun exporting young stars with regularity, with Serie A in particular taking notice of the treasure…

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Under the spotlight: Lens star Facundo Medina

Lens have started the Ligue 1 season like a house on fire and find themselves embroiled in a title battle with Paris Saint-Germain with 19 games played.  They have taken 44 points so far this campaign and sit just three behind a PSG side who have lost two of their last three league fixtures. We…

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Transfer analysis: Where should Jude Bellingham move this summer?

No player is likely to attract quite as much attention this summer as Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham.  The 19-year-old had already turned plenty of heads prior to his World Cup campaign with England, and his performances with the Three Lions have only increased a sky-high reputation. He has already been linked to Liverpool, Real Madrid,…

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The top talents tearing up Ligue 1 this season

Ligue 1 is brimming with talent – even beyond Paris Saint-Germain’s star-studded squad, a plethora of young prospects refine their skills in the French top flight. France boasts a well-earned reputation for championing football’s next generation – Kylian Mbappé and Bernardo Silva earned their stripes playing for Monaco, while Karim Benzema came through the ranks…

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Five surprising Bundesliga statistics from this season

Bundesliga football is back with a bang following the mid-season break to accommodate the Qatar World Cup. Bayern Munich are, as ever, leading the way, continuing their hunt for an 11th consecutive title. Surprise packages Freiburg are four points behind as the next closest challengers, while RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt are close behind. Ahead…

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How Mykhailo Mudryk can get Chelsea firing

Last week, Chelsea swooped to secure the signature of Mykhailo Mudryk from under the noses of Arsenal, stumping up a mammoth £88.5million for the winger. Graham Potter’s men sit just 10th in the Premier League standings, 10 points off the top four and 19 behind the table-topping Gunners – but their superior offer convinced Shakhtar…

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