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If last season’s fight to finish fourth in the Premier League was dramatic, the race for Champions League qualification this season may be even more so. With Man City and Liverpool dominating the league throughout 2018/19, and Spurs sitting comfortably in third for much of the season, the battle for the final spot was contested… Continue reading >

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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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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 2018/19 Premier League season is only a month from being concluded, and with the title race having been one of the most closely fought for years, every match remains critical in determining whether Man City or Liverpool will come out on top. The two sides have been within touching distance of each other for… Continue reading >

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There were huge contrasts in the reaction to Jose Mourinho’s sacking as Chelsea manager on Thursday. Fans of Chelsea were understandably disappointed that the man who led the club during last season’s title win had now been removed as club manager. Meanwhile, Mourinho’s detractors – of which he has seen a growing number this season… Continue reading >

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Rafa Benitez is not having much luck in the Champions League. Last year, his first game in the competition after taking over at Chelsea was also his only Champions League game with the club. The result was a 6-1 victory over Rosenborg, but such was the position that Chelsea found themselves in under Roberto Di Matteo,… Continue reading >