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When Chelsea and Liverpool faced each other in the league last September, both sides had started their campaigns with five successive wins – a feat previously achieved only eight times at the start of a Premier League season and never by two teams within the same year. It was a difficult match to predict the… Continue reading >

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When it comes to Liverpool and penalties, rival supporters immediately bring up Mo Salah’s name, given the number of occasions – particularly last season – when post-match discussions seemed to focus on whether or not a penalty that had been won by the Egyptian was the correct decision. Although there were undoubtedly instances after which… Continue reading >

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This week saw Michael Owen hit the headlines for the wrong reasons after controversial comments made about Newcastle United in a book released by the former footballer. Describing Newcastle as only being classed as a big club “in the sense that it has a big stadium and a lot of fans”, Owen claimed that Newcastle… Continue reading >

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After strong league performances by Man City and Liverpool over the 2018/19 Premier League season, it’s understandable that most predictions for this season’s winners focussed on one of those two teams. But despite the existence of a 25 point gap between last year’s runners-up, Liverpool, and Chelsea in 3rd position, it’s not an unrealistic prospect… Continue reading >

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The first piece of silverware is set to be handed out at Wembley this weekend, and after last season’s achievements, there could barely be a more fitting curtain-raiser than Manchester City v Liverpool. The winners of the domestic treble versus the European champions, and two teams who, over the last couple of seasons, have recorded… Continue reading >