Arsenal Success Attributed to Adaptability

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It has been a typical start to the season by Arsenal: an opening day defeat to West Ham, torrid fortune in the Champions League (initially), and the very much alive “Wenger Out” brigade calling for the manager to be sacked after each and every loss. Arsenal’s first three months of the season have been as […] READ MORE


Five Lessons Learned From Arsenal’s Victory Over Tottenham

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The North London derby is rarely without drama, the drama tonight was unpredictable in the extreme. Although the game was slow initially, an unprecedented two goals from Mathieu Flamini was enough for Arsenal to progress in the competition. Here’s a look at five lessons we learned from the game: Five Lessons Learned From Arsenal’s Victory Over […] READ MORE


Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Already a Season-Defining Game?

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When Chelsea face Arsenal this Saturday, there is far more than usual at stake for such an early season game. For Chelsea, José Mourinho finds himself with very little other option available to him than win. Home advantage will be an important factor for Chelsea, as well as the fact they have not had to […] READ MORE


The Premier League So Far: The League of Unpredictability

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The first five weeks of the new Premier League season has flown by and with it has come a reminder of why football is so dearly cherished: unpredictability. The Champions, Chelsea, sit precariously close to the relegation zone on just four points with an equally surprising minus five goal difference. Meanwhile, a Riyad Mahrez-inspired Leicester […] READ MORE


Rooney Hits 50, yet English Cynicism Remains Rife

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When Wayne Rooney hits 50 England goals you hardly expect the English faithful to get overexcited. A warm round of applause and reluctant praise seemed the most many cynics could muster, yet this milestone is the most elusive any player could ever aspire to reach. Just why is it that England fans seem so fearful […] READ MORE


Fantasy Premier League Differentials: Predicting The Unpredictable

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Fantasy Football players have been left stunned by the first two game weeks. Reliable, experienced players have proved to be anything but, with more unlikely players picking up the biggest point hauls. If you’ve managed to avoid the temptation of an early wildcard you’ve found restraint that many FPL managers simply couldn’t find. This restraint […] READ MORE


Five Lessons Learned From a Resilient Arsenal

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Right from the off Arsenal looked like a side who had a point to prove. There was urgency in the reliable form of the returned Alexis Sanchez, but also a unity in the side’s tempo and fluent passing football. Although still early in the season, there was a lot that could be garnered from this […] READ MORE


Premier League Preview: Top Four Predictions

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Last Word On Sports previews the 2015/2016 Premier League season by looking at who is likely to finish in the top four, and earn the lucrative spots in the 2016/17 Champions League that go along with such a finish.   Top Four Predictions First: Chelsea – Last season was dominated by Jose Mourinho’s men. The […] READ MORE


Fantasy Premier League Tips: Five Players You Should Pick

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The Premier League season is so nearly upon us and with it comes the vital decision-making process behind a fantasy football team. A well-balanced team is vital to success and, with the captain of that team having the ability to earn triple points this year, a consistent goalscorer is now more essential than ever before. […] READ MORE


International Failings Should Not Undermine Messi’s Legacy

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As Alexis Sanchez cheekily chipped away Chile’s final penalty in the Copa America final on Saturday; Lionel Messi saw yet another golden opportunity to win an international trophy fade away from him. The World Cup final of 2014 will have certainly been the more significant blow, but against a Chile team, albeit hosting the tournament, […] READ MORE