English Premier League

Preview: West Ham vs Leicester City

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West Ham will want to return to winning ways when they welcome Leicester City on Saturday. They last met in the Championship back in the 2011/12...

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Carefree Blues Podcast – Episode 13

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Carefree Blues Podcast Episode 13 Chelsea gets back in the Premier League win column, and Kyle and Amadi are here to break it down. They also give thoughts on the Living Wage, look ahead to Derby County and their thoughts on the Champions League draw. If you like this..

Chelsea Home, Away and Third Shirts for 2015/16 Season: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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Sketchesof Chelsea's proposed home, away and third shirts for the 2015/16 season have been leaked on the Internet.

Chelsea's new shirts from adidas aren't overhauls of previous designs. Chelsea's home shirt will feature a familiar design but with small enhancements to separate it from jerseys worn in previous years.

Chelsea Home, Away and Third Shirts for 2015/16 Season: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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Sketchesof Chelsea's proposed home, away and third shirts for the 2015/16 season have been leaked on the Internet.

Chelsea's new shirts from adidas aren't overhauls of previous designs. Chelsea's home shirt will feature a familiar design but with small enhancements to separate it from jerseys worn in previous years.

Arsenal’s Koscielny, Ramsey and probably Monreal out of Liverpool game

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Arsenal's defensive worries look set to continue this weekend, with manager Arsene Wenger confirming that Laurent Koscielny is still...

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Bayern Munich Ready To Make Martin Ødegaard The Highest Paid Youth Player In Soccer

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Bayern Munich have made signing 16-year-old Norwegian prodigy Martin Ødegaard a priority, and the German giants are willing to do anything it takes in order to acquire the young midfielder's signature, according to the Spanish newspaper Marca.

Ødegaard has been tipped to join the Bundesliga championsby the German press, with most Spanish papers predicting European champions Real Madrid could still pip Bayern Munich and sign the young starlet.

Bayern Munich Ready To Make Martin Ødegaard The Highest Paid Youth Player In Soccer

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Bayern Munich have made signing 16-year-old Norwegian prodigy Martin Ødegaard a priority, and the German giants are willing to do anything it takes in order to acquire the young midfielder's signature, according to the Spanish newspaper Marca.

Ødegaard has been tipped to join the Bundesliga championsby the German press, with most Spanish papers predicting European champions Real Madrid could still pip Bayern Munich and sign the young starlet.

Liverpool v Arsenal Stats: Gunners to start as favourites at Anfield

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Liverpool v Arsenal Stats: Gunners to start as favourites at Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After suffering defeat at the hands of arch rivals Manchester United on Sunday, further pressure was mounted onto the shoulders of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. This was followed on Wednesday with what appeared a tricky quarter-final tie away to high flying Championship side Bournemouth in the League Cup.

Premier League Predictions: Win £1000 with 888sport

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Premier League Predictions: Win £1000 with 888sport - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the Premier League season almost at the halfway mark, 888sport have unveiled a brand new incentive to get us to put our money where our mouth is; a monthly raffle, with £1000 going to the lucky winner.

Liverpool v Arsenal Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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Liverpool v Arsenal Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The game of the weekend, for sure, with this a crucial fixture for both sides in desperate need of a festive points haul at Anfield on Sunday.

Flailing in 11th place, just a few points away from the likes of Stoke and Aston Villa, Liverpool have endured their worst start to a season in 50 years; with the visit of Arsenal coming at the worst possible time for Brendan Rodgers' side.

Stoke City v Chelsea Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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Stoke City v Chelsea Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Suddenly, after a frustrating stalemate at Sunderland and an unexpected loss to Newcastle, the runaway Premier League leaders don't look so runaway after all! Just three points ahead of last season's winners Manchester City, the Blues' ‘invincible' status has been shattered, with a chaotic festive period to truly test their mettle and staying power.

Newcastle v Sunderland Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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Newcastle v Sunderland Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Tyne-Wear derby is rarely a snooze-fest, and with Sunderland last season recording only their sixth double over their bitter rivals (their first since the 1966/67 season), you can be sure that this festive encounter will be fare from a polite exchange of gifts.

West Ham v Leicester Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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West Ham v Leicester Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Who'd have thought that Big Sam's Hammers, come the end of December, would be above Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton, sitting pretty in the fourth Champions League spot?

Well, with a revitalised Stuart Downing firing on all cylinders, the solidarity afforded by former Gunner Alex Song, and a formidable strike force of Andy Carrol, Enner Valencia, and Diafra Sakho; who's to say they can't bag an unlikely European berth for next season?

Tottenham v Burnley Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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Spurs are another side this season that have, so far, failed to impress. Bar a handful of players, namely Harry Kane and last week's matchwinner Christian Eriksen, Mauricio Pochettino's side have flattered to deceive; comfortably beaten by Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea in the last few months, and with little sign of a consolidated revival.

Southampton v Everton Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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Southampton v Everton Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A tasty encounter on the south coast this weekend, with a beleaguered Southampton hosting the inconsistent Everton; with both sides desperate to get their respective seasons firmly on track.

Ronald Koeman's Saints had, up until the end of November, been taking the league by storm, tailing Chelsea by just a few points at the top, and conceding just five times from eleven games.

Manchester City v Crystal Palace Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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Manchester City v Crystal Palace Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The weekend's first match sees the champions Man City face off against a struggling Palace side, who sit just two points above the relegations zone with one win from their last five Premier League matches.

Newcastle Ponder Emergency Loan After 3rd String Goalkeeper Jak Alnwick Gets Injured

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will today consider whether to make a fresh approach to the Premier League over whether he can sign a goalkeeper on an emergency loan ahead of the Tyne-Wear derby.

Following injuries to number one Tim Krul and back-up Rob Elliot, the Magpies have had to field inexperienced Jak Alnwick in recent matches.

Newcastle Ponder Emergency Loan After 3rd String Goalkeeper Jak Alnwick Gets Injured

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will today consider whether to make a fresh approach to the Premier League over whether he can sign a goalkeeper on an emergency loan ahead of the Tyne-Wear derby.

Following injuries to number one Tim Krul and back-up Rob Elliot, the Magpies have had to field inexperienced Jak Alnwick in recent matches.

Liverpool

Angel di Maria WAS fit for Man Utd’s win over Liverpool

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Angel di Maria was reportedly fit passed fit for Manchester United's win over Liverpool at the weekend but was still omitted from the squad by...

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Reds Through To Semi Final

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Liverpool finally got themselves back to winning ways on Wednesday evening as they put three past Championship toppers Bournemouth. A much improved performance from the Reds' attack allowed Liverpool to punish the Cherries early on after they missed some chances of their own. A second half consolation goal wasn't enough for the home side to spring a comeback and Brendan Rodgers' side are now through to face Chelsea over two legs in the semi finals.

Jan Vertonghen: I convinced Christian Eriksen to join Spurs over Liverpool

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Jan Vertonghen is taking credit for Christian Eriksen joining Tottenham after the centre-back revealed he used his good friendship from their time at...

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Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli handed one match ban for ‘abusive’ tweet

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Liverpool's Mario Balotelli has been handed a one match ban by the FA for his "abusive" tweet meaning he could be out of the...

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Dejan Lovren a doubt for Liverpool’s match against Arsenal

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Dejan Lovren is a doubt for Liverpool's match this weekend against Arsenal after picking up a groin injury in the win over Bournemouth in the...

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PHEW! Ox and Walcott give worried Arsenal BIG injury boost!

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Arsene Wenger has today given us the latest update on the Arsenal injury situation. And while we are still as threadbare as a 10 year old tea towel, there are a couple of very positive bits of news for the Gunners ahead of our first return to Anfield since that horrible 5-1 capitulation last season [.

Liverpool can sign Manchester United target for €15m in January

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Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri's future came under huge speculation in the summer. Liverpool were interested in him and had already held advanced talks with agent while Italian side Roma were also keeping tabs on his situation.

Liverpool v Chelsea: Bring it on Liverpool. Bring it on!

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Chelsea have been drawn against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup semi-finals with the second game at Stamford Bridge and a throwback to the games we had against each other in the Champions League!

I guess for Liverpool, this could be the highlight of their season as their Champions League hopes are a faded nightmare and I guess it could be at least two or more seasons before we see them back in the competition!

Manchester United

Juventus eyeing Man Utd outcast Radamel Falcao in January

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Juventus are eyeing Manchester United outcast Radamel Falcao in the January transfer window, according to reports. The Express say the Old Lady want...

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Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert confirms Roy Keane DID confront Man Utd loanee Tom Cleverley

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Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert confirms Roy Keane did go round to Tom Cleverley's house to confront him over the bust-up rumours that sparked...

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Aston Villa v Manchester United Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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Aston Villa v Manchester United Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis Van Gaal and his in-form United team travel to Villa Park on Saturday in an attempt to make it seven wins on the spin, and give further credence to their growing title dreams.

Man Utd’s Robin van Persie thinks Radamel Falcao is better than Angel di Maria

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Robin van Persie has given out of favour striker Radamel Falcao a show of confidence by picking him in his five-a-side team ahead of Angel di Maria....

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Angel Di Maria left for Man Utd because he wanted to go, say Real Madrid

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Angel Di Maria left for Manchester United in the summer because he wanted to leave Real Madrid, says the Spanish club's president Florentino...

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Arsenal

Real Madrid clear path for Arsenal to sign Cruzeiro’s Lucas Silva

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Arsenal seemingly have a clear run to sign Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva in the January transfer window, with Real Madrid not prepared to match the...

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Arsenal ‘given permission’ to talk to Marcelo Brozovic

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Arsenal have been given the go-ahead to open talks with Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, according to reports in the Croatian media. The...

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Nobody’s Per-fect

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When a highly-populated hivemind has formed its collective opinion on a player, it usually takes something gargantuan from that player to change their headline, be it positive or negative. The struggle is greatest for defensive players; their more impressive work often goes unnoticed, or is merely added to a portfolio that can be ripped apart by one mistake that lead to an opposition goal.

Tottenham Hotspur

Ex-Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas: I forgive Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

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Former Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has revealed he has moved on and forgiven his former mentor Jose Mourinho after the pair fell-out when the...

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Video: Nabil Bentaleb scores his first Spurs goal vs Newcastle

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Spurs midfielder Nabil Bentaleb took advantage of an error from Newcastle's rookie keeper Jak Alnwick to score his first goal for the club. The...

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Watching Spurs Was Fun. It Will Never Catch On.

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Spurs are through to the semi-final of the League Cup courtesy of an emphatic 4-0 victory over Newcastle United. Tottenham spent the second half pinging the ball around with an exuberant freedom rarely seen during the past few years. Cracking football, plenty of goals, a vibrant atmosphere including a full contribution from thousands of loyal, loud Geordies and to make it just like the good old days there was even a miscreant visitor bodily carried out by a posse of stewards and police.

Stadio della Roma

AS Roma’s New Stadium Plans Being Discussed; Construction Could Start In Spring

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Last March, AS Roma officials announced plans for a proposed 52,500-capacity stadium that would make the Italian clubthe secondSerie A side to play in their own arena the other being Juventus.

Roma president James Pallotta told the NY Times that the Stadio della Roma would be a very important piecefor the club and would becentral to theItalian side's "re-emergence as a force in international football".

AS Roma’s New Stadium Plans Being Discussed; Construction Could Start In Spring

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Last March, AS Roma officials announced plans for a proposed 52,500-capacity stadium that would make the Italian clubthe secondSerie A side to play in their own arena the other being Juventus.

Roma president James Pallotta told the NY Times that the Stadio della Roma would be a very important piecefor the club and would becentral to theItalian side's "re-emergence as a force in international football".

FIFA

USMNT 27th in FIFA World Rankings

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The USMNT move up a spot to 27th in the December 2014 FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday. Germany is in 1st-place. Read More

Re-entry Draft phase 2 today, Clearwater spring training deal expected today, DC stadium deal approved, Garcia resigns, more

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Re-entry draft concludes today. Union expected to sign Clearwater spring training deal today. DC stadium deal gets final approval. FIFA investigator Michael Garcia resigns in protest. More.

The Rest

Just Incase You Missed It

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Paraguay National Football Team Crest Updated

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The Paraguayan Football Association (Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol) has modernized their crest ahead of the [...]

Soccer TV: Mainz vs Bayern Munich and Celta Vigo vs Almeria

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Mainz host Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and Celta Vigo are home to Almeria on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

D.C. United season review: Defender Conor Shanosky

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We take time to look at D.C. United's third homegrown player, Conor Shanosky.

Conor Shanosky's post was supposed to go up yesterday, but I think that something got in the way of that. The team's third homegrown player has already had his option declined, and it doesn't seem like United will try to re-sign him because there basically isn't a lower rate to which they can.

FORGET IT REAL MADRID - HAZARD TO COMMIT TO CHELSEA!

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According to various reports, Eden Hazard is poised to sign a new £200k five-year contract to give Chelsea a cracking Christmas present. Although the offer has been on the table for three months, it's believed that it will be concluded soon!

This is great news for all of us. Hazard is already world class and putting himself right up there behind the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Season review: The resurgence of Sébastien Le Toux

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Sébastien Le Toux became a star in Philly. Then he went away and his star faded. Then he came back, but his star was just flickering. In 2014, it burst back into life.

[Annual Review] It's OK to say SORRY NOW ...

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At this stage, it's OK to admit the shortcomings, face the truth. It is not as if anyone would ditch you or left you in the lurch when you seek for help NOW.

Rather, people would be appreciative for the courage shown for that admission and willing to give a helping hand, instead of having a mindset that is blinded by those self-comforting thoughts.

Newcastle Whiz Kid Our Man Of The Match

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Just like at Arsenal 21 year-old Ayoze Perez is once again our Man of the Match in last night's 4-0 defeat at Tottenham in the Capital One Cup. Ayoze Perez another good game for Newcastle Ayoze captured 32% of the vote followed by Moussa Sissoko who put in another strong performance for Newcastle and [.

Celtic Striker Leigh ‘Good Samaritan’ Griffiths Offers To Replace Family’s Stolen Christmas Presents

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By Chris Wright

"Agent Nice Guy, reporting for duty"

With just aweek to go until the big day, a burglary at their home left a family from Edinburgh facing the unenviable chore of having to scrape together the money to re-buy all of their young son's Christmas presents.