SoccerLens Archives for January 2014

Real Madrid’s Mid-season Review

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Real Madrid's Mid-season Review - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When Real Madrid lost back-to-back matches in La Liga (vs Sociedad and Atletico) shortly after losing the Supercopa 2-1 on aggregate (to Atletico) and narrowly beating recently-promoted Cordoba 2-0 in La Liga's first match, many predicted that this season might turn into catastrophic one for Ancelotti's men.

Arsenal face tough competition to sign €10m as first January transfer

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Arsenal face tough competition to sign €10m as first January transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dinamo Zagreb's Marcelo Brozovic has been linked with Arsenal over the past few weeks. We had reported earlier that the Gunners would be willing to match the €10m asking price for the player.

Liverpool target trains at Manchester United; has meeting with Louis Van Gaal

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Liverpool target trains at Manchester United; has meeting with Louis Van Gaal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Highly-rated Norwegian wonder-kid Martin Odegaard trained at Manchester United and also met with manager Louis Van Gaal as he as he continued his whirlwind tour to top European clubs before deciding where his future would be.

Done Deal: Manchester United’s €25m target finally seals move

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Done Deal: Manchester United's €25m target finally seals move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After weeks of speculation, in fact, months if we take into account the length of the transfer saga, Argentine forward Enzo Perez has finally sealed his transfer move to the Spanish giants Valencia.

Chelsea superstar best in the league; Van Persie in top 10

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Chelsea superstar best in the league; Van Persie in top 10 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea still maintain the top spot in the Premier League, despite managing a 1-1draw against Southampton on Saturday. The Blues still lead by 3 points over Manchester City, who drew 2-2 against Burnley.

Florentino Perez: Gareth Bale not for sale

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Florentino Perez: Gareth Bale not for sale - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed that the club haven't received any offer for Welsh winger Gareth Bale and they don't have any intention what-so-ever to sell their prized asset.

AS journalist Guillem Balague reported few days back that Manchester United have offered/are preparing to offer (two different versions in the same article)€153m to sign Bale.

Arsenal make £20m star prime January target

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Arsenal make £20m star prime January target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the reliable Italian website TMW, Arsenal are set to make Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho as their prime January transfer target. The 22 year old was also heavily linked with the Gunners in the summer but despite the London club offering €16m plus Joel Campbell on loan to the Portuguese club, Carvalho stayed put in his homeland.

€35m Arsenal target set for move to Italian giants?

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€35m Arsenal target set for move to Italian giants? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Colombian striker Jackson Martinez has been on the wishlist of several top Premier League clubs over the last 18 months. Chelsea were long said to be interested in bringing the Porto forward to Stamford Bridge, but missed out on him last year.

Which Premier League superstar is next on Real Madrid’s list?

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Which Premier League superstar is next on Real Madrid's list? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid have a reputation for buying the best players from every team across Europe. With money hardly being an issue, the Spanish giants will do anything to make sure that their dominance both on and off the pitch remains intact.

Arsene Wenger reveals Arsenal’s January transfer plan

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Arsene Wenger reveals Arsenal's January transfer plan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that the Gunners will make signing in January, if the right opportunity presents itself.

The north London club need to strengthen their defence and also holding midfield position in order to strengthen the squad for the second half of the season.

Liverpool vs Swansea: Confirmed lineups, Live score, Goals and Highlights

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Liverpool vs Swansea: Confirmed lineups, Live score, Goals and Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool take on Swansea in the final game of 2014, as the Reds look to get their faltering season back on track in front of the home fans this evening.

Brendan Rodgers' men will look to capitalise on yesterday's results where top four aspirants, Manchester United and Tottenham, dropped points as the meeting between both sides ended in a stalemate.

Winger’s agent scheduled to meet with Chelsea today to seal transfer

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Winger's agent scheduled to meet with Chelsea today to seal transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The New Year is on Thursday and also it is the day when officially the January transfer window opens. Few clubs are expected to be busy and one of them could be Chelsea, but like what they did in summer, the Blues could conduct their business early this time as well.

Liverpool vs Swansea: Live score, Goals and Highlights

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Liverpool vs Swansea: Live score, Goals and Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool take on Swansea in the final game of 2014, as the Reds look to get their faltering season back on track in front of the home fans this evening.

Brendan Rodgers' men will look to capitalise on yesterday's results where top four aspirants, Manchester United and Tottenham, dropped points as the meeting between both sides ended in a stalemate.

Club President comments on Arsenal transfer: No contract yet

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Club President comments on Arsenal transfer: No contract yet - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This week Arsenal have been reportedly linked with a move for St Etienne's skipper Loic Perrin, who is a highly rated versatile defender.

Steve Stammer of The Mirror reported couple of days back that Arsenal are set to make a shock move for the 29-year-old central defender who is equally comfortable playing in the right back role.

Liverpool vs Swansea City Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Liverpool vs Swansea City Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will be looking to end 2014 on a high with a victory at home to Swansea City in the final Premier League match before the New Year.

The Reds could move as high as eighth by thrashing their opponents at Anfield tonight, whilst a victory of any kind would move them up to ninth at the half-way point.

DEAL CLOSE: Meeting today, Chelsea to make official bid to seal first January signing

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DEAL CLOSE: Meeting today, Chelsea to make official bid to seal first January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems like Chelsea are closing in to sign the highly rated Croatian forwardAndrej Kramaric. The 23-year-old forward has been linked with a move to the London outfit for sometime now, and anticipation was brewing that Chelsea might make a move formal move for the young forward, who has scored 27 goals in all competitions this season forHNK Rijeka.

Agent contacted; January Transfer move on the cards for Liverpool Target

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Agent contacted; January Transfer move on the cards for Liverpool Target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Xherdan Shaqiri has been one player whose future has come under intense speculation since the summer. The Swiss midfielder has hardly featured for Bayern Munich over the past two seasons and has reasonably been frustrated over the lack of game-time on the pitch.

Deal Close? Arsenal could confirm player transfer next week

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Deal Close? Arsenal could confirm player transfer next week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Over the past few weeks, Lukas Podolski's future at Arsenal has been under intense speculations. The German forward is understandably frustrated warming the sidelines and the lack of playing time has hinted that he could move away from the club in the upcoming January transfer window.

Arsenal plot £20m move for Manchester United target; January Transfer possible

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Arsenal plot £20m move for Manchester United target; January Transfer possible - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There is no doubt that Arsenal are in dire need of a central defensive midfielder in the upcoming January Transfer window. Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho was a summer target for the Gunners but the Portuguese youngster stayed at the club despite intense speculations.

PSG hold advantage in signing €40m Arsenal target

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PSG hold advantage in signing €40m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and Arsenal target Paulo Dybala is being courted by several top clubs around Europe. The 21 year-old striker has made it apparent with his performances at his current club Palermo that a move to one of the top sides is imminent in the coming months.

Why the Fernando Torres transfer to Spain is best for all parties

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Why the Fernando Torres transfer to Spain is best for all parties - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Yesterday, Fernando Torres completed a permanent move to AC Milan from Chelsea. Today, it has been revealed that the Spaniard will join boyhood club Atletico Madrid from the Italian giants on loan until June 2016.

Southampton vs Chelsea: Confirmed line-ups

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Southampton vs Chelsea: Confirmed line-ups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea starting XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Filipe Luis, Matic, Mikel, Schurrle, Fabregas, Hazard, Diego Costa.

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Chelsea confirm striker’s move to AC Milan

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Chelsea confirm striker's move to AC Milan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea Football Club have confirmed on their official website that striker Fernando Torres will leave the club and join AC Milan on a permanent deal. The Spaniard moved to the Serie A giants on a two-year loan deal in August, but the two clubs have now agreed over a full-time move.

Top-quality Liverpool target could leave club for €20m

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Top-quality Liverpool target could leave club for €20m - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the Financial Fair Play rules set to become more and more stringent over the next couple of years, Paris Saint-Germain will need to take every step possible to make sure that they balance their books.

Tottenham vs Manchester United: Goals & Highlights

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Tottenham vs Manchester United: Goals & Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham host Manchester United at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon. Here are the goals and highlights from the game. But first the starting lineups

Tottenham Starting Eleven: Lloris, Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Mason, Stambouli; Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend; Kane.

West Ham vs Arsenal Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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West Ham vs Arsenal Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have the opportunity to leapfrog West Ham and potentially move into the top four with a win at West Ham tomorrow.

The Gunners were 2-1 winners over Queens Park Rangers on Friday despite playing most of the second half with 10 men.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United made it seven wins from their last eight on Boxing Day with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Newcastle United.

Meanwhile, Tottenham relied on a Christian Eriksen free kick to see off struggling Leicester City but Maurico Pochettino's side have now won four in a row in all competitions, with three successive 2-1 victories in the Premier League.

Agreement Reached: Arsenal set for player Transfer

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Agreement Reached: Arsenal set for player Transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website, Inter Milan are close to seal a move for Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski in the upcoming January transfer window. The German has hardly played this season and has been vocal about it which clearly suggests that his future lies away from the Emirates.

Possible Arsenal starting lineup vs West Ham United

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Possible Arsenal starting lineup vs West Ham United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal play a second London derby in as many days as they travel to Upton Park to take on West Ham on Sunday on what is both the teams' last match for the calendar year. The Gunners come into the clash at the back of a nail-biting 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers while the Hammers will be desperate to end the year on a high after suffering a 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Boxing Day at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal target waiting for final ‘yes’ to complete January Transfer

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Arsenal target waiting for final 'yes' to complete January Transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According ro reports in the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website, Arsenal target Alessio Cerci is waiting for the final 'yes' from Atletico Madrid to complete his move to Italian side AC Milan on a loan deal.

Defender ‘looking forward’ when Chelsea transfer move is confirmed

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Defender 'looking forward' when Chelsea transfer move is confirmed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There has been all sorts of rumour going on about Fernando Torres, the Chelsea striker, whohas been plying trade in Italy with AC Milan on a two-year loan deal.

After cutting a miserable figure last season for the Blues, Torres has struggled to find his form at Milan as well, where he managed only a goal to his name so far.

Manchester United must pay €35m to land Argentine winger

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Manchester United must pay €35m to land Argentine winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis Van Gaal hasn't been shy to shell out the millions since arriving at Manchester United. And he is starting to reap the rewards. The Red Devils, after their lowly 7th-placed finish last season, seem to have cemented a spot in the top 4 this time around.

Player set for January move to Chelsea

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Player set for January move to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Marko Marin's career at Chelsea has never gone to plan ever since his move to the Blues in the summer of 2012. Last season he spent a season long deal at Spanish side Sevilla, helping the Andalusian club win the Europa League.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Southampton

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Southampton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

League-leaders Chelsea crossed their first hurdle of the festive period by putting away an in-form West Ham United team comfortably on Boxing Day. Now, going into the New Year, they have two tough away games to deal.

Manchester United to confirm first signing as agent travels to England for talks

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Manchester United to confirm first signing as agent travels to England for talks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United could be set to confirm Victor Valdes are their first signing of the January transfer window. The former Barcelona goalkeeper who is currently a free agent has been training with the Red Devils over the past few months and it noe appears that the Spaniard will be given a contract by the Red Devils.

Chelsea plot £24m January move for Serie A winner: Transfer Explained

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Chelsea plot £24m January move for Serie A winner: Transfer Explained - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have surely been the standout team of the Premier League this season and have already displayed form worthy of being called 'Early Season Champions'. The question however remains whether the Blues will strengthen in January?

Photo: Fernando Torres’ shirt in Atletico Madrid colours

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Photo: Fernando Torres' shirt in Atletico Madrid colours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Fernando Torres' shirt has gone on sale in Atletico Madrid. The Chelsea star who was sent on a two year loan deal to Italian side AC Milan will now play in his boyhood and home club after failing to impress for the Rossoneri.

Chelsea to hold crunch talk tomorrow over winger’s transfer move

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Chelsea to hold crunch talk tomorrow over winger's transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Inter Milan can hardly afford to give Roberto Mancini a big pot of cash to spend on marquee players in the January transfer window. The Serie A giants have had a poor start to their season, and are looking to sign few quality Premier League players on loan in order to give themselves a chance for a strong finish in the league.

Arsenal vs QPR: Goals and Highlights

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Arsenal vs QPR: Goals and Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers clash at a rain-sodden Emirates Stadium. Follow the action live here:

Penalty to Arsenal! Armand Traore concedes a penalty against his old club with a foul on Alexis Sanchez.

Chelsea 2-0 West Ham United: Five observations

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Chelsea 2-0 West Ham United: Five observations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea eased to a 2-0 victory over London rivals West Ham United at Stamford Bridge to extend their lead at the top of the table, temporarily at least, to 6 points. Goals either side of half-time from John Terry and Diego Costa sealed the win to maintain the Blues' 100% record at home this season.

Confirmed XI: Burnley v Liverpool

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Confirmed XI: Burnley v Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will visit Turf Moor as they take on Burnley for the Boxing Day Premier League fixture on Friday.

Brendan Rodgers has seen his side struggle in all competitions and the Northern Irishman will be hoping that the Reds could kick start the bust festive period with a win in order to help his side finish in top four this season.

Confirmed XI: Manchester United v Newcastle United

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Confirmed XI: Manchester United v Newcastle United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United saw their six match winning streak end in their last fixture against Aston Villa as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

After the last result, Louis van Gaal will be looking his side can get back to winning ways in order to keep the momentum going in order to keep the Red Devils in the title race.

Burnley vs Liverpool: Confirmed Lineups

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Burnley vs Liverpool: Confirmed Lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Burnley host Liverpool at Turf Moor in the Boxing Day Premier League fixture; we bring you all the goals and major highlights from the game. First the team news:

Burnley starting Line Up:

Burnley substitutes:

Liverpool starting Line Up: Jones, Toure, Skrtel, Sakho, Henderson, Lucas, Gerrard, Markovic, Coutinho, Lallana, Sterling

Liverpool substitutes:

We shall bring the goals and highlights as and when.

€30m Manchester United target ready for Transfer: Yes, I’d definitely go there

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€30m Manchester United target ready for Transfer: Yes, I'd definitely go there - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been linked with Benfica midfielder even before the World Cup in Brazil. The Argentine whose future has been speculated for quite some time now has a €30m release clause.

Deal Agreed: Over to Arsenal to complete January transfer

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Deal Agreed: Over to Arsenal to complete January transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

First and foremost: Merry X-mas to everyone.

Arsenal are expected to be busy in the January transfer window. They might not buy too many players, but several players are expected to depart, may be on loan or permanently.

Done Deal: Chelsea approve first transfer in January

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Done Deal: Chelsea approve first transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the biggest stories of the January transfer window could be Fernando Torres' return to his old club Atletico Madrid. English press reported that the Chelsea striker could move to Spain, following his poor run of form at AC Milan, and now Spanish media are claiming that it is confirmed he setto join the Rojiblancos.

Arsenal on track to sign highly rated Argentine winger

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Arsenal on track to sign highly rated Argentine winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Two seasons back, Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for then-Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, who eventuallymoved to Napoli.

According to reports in Italy, Arsenal are closely monitoring the development ofJonathan Calleri,the Boca Juniors striker, who is dubbed as the 'New Higuain'.

Manchester United target certain for January Transfer; Liverpool move likely?

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Manchester United target certain for January Transfer; Liverpool move likely? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the trusted and reliable TMW website from Italy, Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero is certain for a move away from the club in the upcoming January transfer window.

€20m Liverpool target wants January Transfer

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€20m Liverpool target wants January Transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona defender Martin Montoya's future at the Catalan club has been under intense speculations since the summer. The Spaniard was linked with a move to Liverpool while reigning Serie A champions Juventus are also keeping tabs on the player's current situation.

Liverpool in race to sign Barcelona wonderkid?

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Liverpool in race to sign Barcelona wonderkid? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool need solutions in their attacking department, with summer signings Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert both misfiring for the Reds. Last season's runners-up are floundering in 10th position this time around, with 6 losses to their name already.

Louis van Gaal reveals what he wants to achieve with Manchester United this season

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Louis van Gaal reveals what he wants to achieve with Manchester United this season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has expressed his desire that he wants the Red Devils to win the league this season.

The 20-times English champions finished seventh in the league last season under David Moyes and the Scot was sacked just 10 months into his six-year long contract.

Chelsea vs West Ham United: Goals and Highlights

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Chelsea vs West Ham United: Goals and Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea starting line-up:Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (captain), Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Matic, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Diego Costa.

Chelsea substitutes:Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Ramires, Schurrle, Drogba.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs West Ham United

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs West Ham United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

League leaders Chelsea kick-off the round of Boxing Day fixtures by taking on high-flying West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on Friday. The Blues have a perfect home record thus far, but that is sure to be put to test in this London derby.

Possible Liverpool Starting Lineup vs Burnley

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Possible Liverpool Starting Lineup vs Burnley - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley on Boxing Day which promises to be enthralling prospect for both the sides. The Reds go into the clash after an entertaining 2-2 draw against Arsenal where Martin Skrtel's 97th minute header rescued the points for the Anfield side.

Possible Manchester United lineup vs Newcastle

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Possible Manchester United lineup vs Newcastle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United would be looking to get back on winning ways after being held to a frustrating 1-1 draw against ten men Aston Villa last weekend. Louis Van Gaal's side trail league leaders Chelsea by ten points however they can hope that the gap can be cut down as they host Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

Will Gareth Bale leave Real Madrid?

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Will Gareth Bale leave Real Madrid? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bale after scoring in the UCL final

As Courtois saved but couldn't hold on to Di Maria's shot from the left flank, Gareth Bale zoned in on the rebound and headed it to the back of the net in the 110th minute of the 2013/14 Champions League final, a full 265 days after officially moving to Real Madrid from Tottenham.

Liverpool in the hunt for midfield maestro

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Liverpool in the hunt for midfield maestro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It looks like Liverpool are eyeing an unlikely source to rejuvenate their title credentials next season. The Reds have slipped to the bottom half of the Premier League this season after their 2nd placed finish last year.

Striker set for Arsenal transfer in January

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Striker set for Arsenal transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Troubled Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is finally set to be given his exit route in January. Italian daily Corriere Dello Sport has reported that Serie A giants Inter Milan are in advanced negotiations to sign the German forward and want to complete the deal as soon as possible after the window opens.

Arsenal contact agent of Champions League winner; Plot January Transfer Move

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Arsenal contact agent of Champions League winner; Plot January Transfer Move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Media outlet Inside Spanish Football, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently contacted the agent of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos over a possible transfer move.

Louis van Gaal comments on €153m record transfer move

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Louis van Gaal comments on €153m record transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Respected journalist Guillem Balague wrote on AS yesterday that Manchester United have offered / would be willing to offer€153m (certainly would be a record transfer for United should the deal go through) for Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale.

Agent in talks, Arsenal could make move for €25m striker in January

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Agent in talks, Arsenal could make move for €25m striker in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last summer, Arsenal and Chelsea were the two Premier League clubs heavily linked with a move for Roma's highly skilful striker Mattia Destro. At the time, Roma rejected any transfer move for the€25m-rated-Italian, it seems like they may soften their stance in a months' time.

Deal Agreed – Manchester United set for shock transfer in January

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Deal Agreed Manchester United set for shock transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After going through seven games undefeated, it seems like finally, Manchester United are getting their old mojo back under Louis van Gaal. One of the most interesting features under his short reign so far is his commitment to giving young talents from the academy regular chances.

Nigerian Star would love to make Liverpool switch

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Nigerian Star would love to make Liverpool switch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the trusted and reliable Italian website TMW, Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi would love to make Premier League switch to Liverpool. The 21 year old Nigerian is regarded one of the hottest young prospects in Italy and is tipped to have a huge future ahead of him.

Why Chelsea must give John Terry a new contract

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Why Chelsea must give John Terry a new contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ten years on from the most successful period in their history, Chelsea Football Club are now in the process of building a side to dominate once again. In the 2004-05 season, when Jose Mourinho started his first stint at Stamford Bridge, he was quick to the wring the changes.

West Brom v Man City Preview: Win A Man City Shirt

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West Brom v Man City Preview: Win A Man City Shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City, last year's champions andChelsea'spremier top spot challenger, take on the struggling West Brom at the Hawthorns on Boxing Day, with Manuel Pelligrini's side looking to continue their fine run of form in the Christmas period.

Chelsea v West Ham Preview: Win A West Ham Shirt

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Chelsea v West Ham Preview: Win A West Ham Shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sam Allardyce's high flying West Ham side take on fierce London rivals Chelsea in the early kick off on Boxing Day, with the Hammers eager to keep their terrific form going, and put pressure on Manchester United in third place.

Chelsea star heading for January transfer

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Chelsea star heading for January transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It looks like as if no one wants to sign Fernando Torres these days. Yesterday we had reported that AC Milan wants to send the Chelsea striker on loan to Atletico Madrid in exchange for Alessio Cerci. However, yesterday's late night report from Sport Mediaset claims that Brazilin side Corinthians are interested in the player.

Manager spoke with club 10 times after Arsenal made €15m offer

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Manager spoke with club 10 times after Arsenal made €15m offer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva has done everything to show Real Madrid how much he loves the club. He expressed his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo and desire to play for the Los Blancos.

Liverpool face Manchester challenge to sign United target

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Liverpool face Manchester challenge to sign United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the January transfer window set to open in a matter of days, Liverpool are now being linked with almost every goalkeeper all over Europe. The Reds have been linked with Neto, Mattia Perin, Guillermo Ochoa over the past weeks and today's reports from Italian media outlet TMW claims that the Anfield side are ready to rekindle their interest in Argentina's World Cup star Sergio Romero.

Liverpool must sign Charlie Austin in January

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Liverpool must sign Charlie Austin in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With boss Brendan Rodgers losing prize asset Luis Suarez to Barcelona, Liverpool's chief definitely had a lot to prove this summer to prove himself to the fans and the media alike. A marquee signing needed to be brought into Anfield in order to work either alongside Daniel Sturridge or as an alternative if maybe.

Van Gaal set to sanction Manchester United shock transfer deal in January?

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Van Gaal set to sanction Manchester United shock transfer deal in January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the trusted and reliable TMW website from Italy, Adnan Januzaj could be set for a loan move in the upcoming January transfer window. The report has cited Sport Mediaset claiming that Inter Milan are interested in the teenager who has hardly featured for the Red Devils this season.

Arsenal target set for London move in January

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Arsenal target set for London move in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A report from the trusted and reliable TMW website from Italy have cited French media outlet France Football claiming that Tottenham are weighing up a move for PSG midfielder Yohan Cabaye. Earlier in November we had reported that Cabaye could well be on his way out of the Paris based outfit and a likely move to the Premier League is set to happen.

President rules out Manchester United’s big money transfer yet again

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President rules out Manchester United's big money transfer yet again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Roma presidentJames Pallotta has once again ruled out the possibility of Kevin Strootman moving to Manchester United in the January transfer window.

Strootman is one of the prime targets of Manchester United, and there were suggestions that the Red Devils could make a formal move for him in January.

Done Deal? Manchester United’s €30m target to have medical next Monday

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Done Deal? Manchester United's €30m target to have medical next Monday - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We covered a report, published in Valencia based newspaper Superdeporte yesterday, that claimsManchester United target Enzo Perez is on the verge of joining Valencia. Everything is sorted, it is only a matter of time for the deal to be officially announced.

Chelsea star wants €250m record breaking transfer

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Chelsea star wants €250m record breaking transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has been enjoying the form of his life at Stamford Bridge this season. Operating as a midfield lynchpin, he has played an integral part in Chelsea's outstanding league campaign so far, netting two goals and providing 12 assists so far in the Premier League.

PHOTO: Mourinho hugs his near-death killer

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PHOTO: Mourinho hugs his near-death killer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho expressed his elation after the Blues registered a 2-0 victory over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium that took them to the top of the Barclays Premier League table.

The pre-match hype was all consumed by Mourinho's funny comment on Stoke player Bojan Krkic.

FROM SPAIN: Manchester United offer €153m for Gareth Bale

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FROM SPAIN: Manchester United offer €153m for Gareth Bale - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Huge story this in Spain. The front page of AS says "Manchester Unitedoffer €153m for Bale" however as we go through the story it readsUnited would be willing to offera massive€153m deal for Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale.

From Doha to Campidoglio: Changing the Calcio Narrative

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From Doha to Campidoglio: Changing the Calcio Narrative - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It was to be a night of spectacle, or so all relevant authorities hoped. After the sordid events that surrounded the 2014 Coppa Italia final earlier this year, Italian football desperately needed a showpiece match that cast a positive light.

Sir Alex Ferguson warns PL rivals: ‘You watch Manchester United go’ when Van Gaal gets the best players back

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Sir Alex Ferguson warns PL rivals: 'You watch Manchester United go' when Van Gaal gets the best players back - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Premier League rivals to watch Manchester United when they get their best players back from injury.

Louis van Gaal has struggled with injuries as there has already been over 40 casualties in the first half of the season.

Negotiation underway! Chelsea transfer deal likely in January

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Negotiation underway! Chelsea transfer deal likely in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Guardian, AC Milan have opened talks with Atletico Madrid to loan Fernando Torres away to the Spanish side, seeking the services of Alessio Cerci in return. Torres was loaned to Milan on a two year deal in the summer to see out his remaining contract with Chelsea, but he failed to impress for the Rossoneri.

Manchester United handed injury boost ahead of Newcastle fixture

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Manchester United handed injury boost ahead of Newcastle fixture - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera picked up a muscle injury and that forced him to miss the last league clash against Aston Villa.

Louis van Gaal saw his side's six match winning streak end against Paul Lambert's side on Saturday at Villa Park as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

From Italy: Manchester United prepare bid to sign Juventus star

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From Italy: Manchester United prepare bid to sign Juventus star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Juventus were probably the two most mentioned clubs in the summer in English and Italian press. Reason Arturo Vidal. United were heavily interested in the Chilean midfielder, as per plethora of reports, but in the end the deal didn't materialise, for whatever reason.

Spartak Moscow will do anything to sign unhappy Chelsea midfielder in January

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Spartak Moscow will do anything to sign unhappy Chelsea midfielder in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Basel manager Murat Yakin is planning to sign Chelsea midfielder Mohamed Salah for Spartak Moscow in January.

The Egyptian international joined the West London club earlier this year during the last season's mid-season transfer window.

Arsenal Injury boost: Gunners duo set to return next week

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Arsenal Injury boost: Gunners duo set to return next week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ahead of Arsenal's London derby clash with QPR on the Boxing Day, Arsene Wenger has given a detailed injury update. Wenger mentions that Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil will return as early in January.

Former Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson speaks about Jose Mourinho

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Former Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson speaks about Jose Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson has heaped praise on Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho for his rise in his managerial career and claims the Portuguese tactician is the perfect example for the future managers.

Why Liverpool should buy Petr Cech from Chelsea

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Why Liverpool should buy Petr Cech from Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When Phil Jagielka scored an absolute screamer in stoppage-time to give Everton a share of the spoils at Anfield in September, all one could do was stand up and applaud. The centre-back smashed a 30-yard volley past Simon Mignolet and broke Liverpool hearts right at the end.

Stoke City 0-2 Chelsea: Five Observations

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Stoke City 0-2 Chelsea: Five Observations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea began their tricky festive period with a fantastic 2-0 win at the Britannia Stadium against Stoke City. On what was, as the cliche goes, 'a cold, rainy Monday night in Stoke', the Blues coasted to a comfortable victory with goals from John Terry and Cesc Fabregas.

Stoke vs Chelsea: CONFIRMED Line ups

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Stoke vs Chelsea: CONFIRMED Line ups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea travel to Britannia Stadium to face Stoke City in the Premier League, where victory for the Blues will give them three points lead over Manchester City.

Here, we will bring you all the important goals, highlights and twitter reaction from the match.

Boxing Day Special: Pick The Best XI & Win Your Share Of £10,000

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Boxing Day Special: Pick The Best XI & Win Your Share Of £10,000 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

How's this for Christmas booty? A PS4/Xbox One, a signed Robin van Persie shirt, and £10k cash. I'd be pretty chuffed opening that on the 25th, wouldn't you? Sadly, theonly way I'd see that lot ending up under the tree for me is if I was RVP's son!

Boxing Day Special: Pick The Best XI & Win Your Share Of £10,000

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Boxing Day Special: Pick The Best XI & Win Your Share Of £10,000 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

How's this for Christmas booty? A PS4/Xbox One, a signed Robin van Persie shirt, and £10k cash. I'd be pretty chuffed opening that on the 25th, wouldn't you? Sadly, theonly way I'd see that lot ending up under the tree for me is if I was RVP's son!

Why Liverpool shouldn’t even think of Chelsea transfer deal in January

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Why Liverpool shouldn't even think of Chelsea transfer deal in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's lack of goal this seasonhas sparked media to speculate whether the Reds need a striker in the January transfer window. Daily Mail has come with a report yesterday, where they claimed Liverpool are 'seriously considering a January move for Fernando Torres'.

Liverpool plotting move for €20m star; Transfer Likely

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Liverpool plotting move for €20m star; Transfer Likely - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We have been reporting over the past few weeks that Liverpool are looking at Italy for a goalkeeper who can bring the calm under the sticks. The trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website have now confirmed that the Reds genuinely have an interest in Genoa custodian Mattia Perin.

Hummels and Reus set to leave Dortmund?

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Hummels and Reus set to leave Dortmund? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For the first time in 30 years the neutrals' favourite club Borussia Dortmund will occupy the Bundesliga relegation zone after a woeful start to the season. Naturally this has led to rumours on the future of their star players including World Cup winner Mats Hummels.

Three midfielders Arsenal must look to sign in January

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Three midfielders Arsenal must look to sign in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The January transfer window is approaching in less than a fortnight, and Arsenal are facing huge injury issues in midfield. No less than EIGHT first-team regulars including Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott sat out the 2-2 draw at Anfield yesterday through injury.

PHOTO: New Manchester United singing poses with Sir Alex Ferguson

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PHOTO: New Manchester United singing poses with Sir Alex Ferguson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Vanja Milinkovic was signed in the summer but he was immediately sent on loan to FC Vojvodina in Serbia. The 17-year-old has been at Manchester last week where he trained at Carrington for the first time since his signing.

Defender set for permanent Chelsea transfer in 2015

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Defender set for permanent Chelsea transfer in 2015 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are reportedly showing keen interest on Brazilian starlet Malcom, who is considered as thecountry's 'next big prospect'.

According to John Cross of The Mirror, Chelsea are one of the several European clubs that are keeping tabs on the 17-year-old.

Deal agreed for €25m Manchester United target, transfer expected next week

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Deal agreed for €25m Manchester United target, transfer expected next week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the past one year or so, may be more than that, Manchester United have been repeatedly linked with a move for Argentine forward Enzo Perez.

Portuguese media, Argentine media and Spanish media both have time and again covered United's interest in the player.

Liverpool’s top four ambitions rest on Daniel Sturridge

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Liverpool's top four ambitions rest on Daniel Sturridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is optimistic about his side's to four ambitions after the Reds staged a late comeback to snatch a points against Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday night. The Reds currently languish in tenth spot, 9 points adrift of the top four position.

Agent: Liverpool target set for transfer move

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Agent: Liverpool target set for transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been given encouragement in their pursuit of Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto after the player's agent exclusively revealed to TMW that his client is most likely for a move away from Florence.

With reports all over Twitter claiming that Simon Mignolet might no longer play for Liverpool again, the Reds would be desperate to sign a goalkeeper in the upcoming January transfer window.

Manchester United’s title dreams over within one week

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Manchester United's title dreams over within one week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Confidence over-flowed Manchester United camp, after the Red Devils humiliated arch-rivals Liverpool 3-0 in the Premier League at Old Trafford, so much, that several United players spoke about a potential title challenge.

Brendan Rodgers: Striker can fire Liverpool into Champions League

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Brendan Rodgers: Striker can fire Liverpool into Champions League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers remains optimistic about finishing in top four this season. Following his side's 2-2 draw against Arsenal yesterday, the former Swansea manager claimed that a Champions League place is still within the reach for his team and returning forward Daniel Sturridge is set to play a key role from January.

Chelsea starlet on his way to Bundesliga as clubs open talks

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Chelsea starlet on his way to Bundesliga as clubs open talks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea starlet Thorgan Hazard is all set to move to Bundesliga after the Blues opened talks withBorussia Monchengladbach over a possible move.

According to the London Evening Standard, Monchengladbachsporting director, Max Eberl has met with Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo to discussabout the permanent transfer of Thorgan Hazard.

Chelsea looking to seal the deal for Real Madrid star

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Chelsea looking to seal the deal for Real Madrid star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to London Evening Standard, Jose Mourinho is set to offer a pre-contract agreement to Sami Khedira. High flying Chelsea have started the season extremely well and will be looking to build on their good start when they face Stoke City later today.

Inter Milan want Liverpool midfielder, confirms Roberto Mancini

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Inter Milan want Liverpool midfielder, confirms Roberto Mancini - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has revealed his desire to sign the Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, as Inter Milan prepare for January additions.

Roberto Mancini returned to the San Siro last month after the club decided to part ways with the former Napoli manager, Walter Mazzarri.

2014′s Top Goal Scorers

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2014′s Top Goal Scorers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As we near to the end of 2014, it might be interesting to look back on the year and see which player scored the most goals in all competitions for club and country. The familiar names (or the usual suspects) are of course Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as they have topped this list in each of the last 5 years.

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Goals, Highlights and analysis

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Liverpool vs Arsenal: Goals, Highlights and analysis - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and Arsenal continue their poor start to the season as both sides battled out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Anfield this evening.

Liverpool Team:Jones, Skrtel, Toure, Sakho, Henderson, Gerrard, Lucas, Moreno, Markovic, Coutinho, Lallana, Sterling.

Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal: Five Talking Points from Anfield

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Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal: Five Talking Points from Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Martin Skrtel's 97th minute header ensured Liverpool deservedly snatch a point to deny Arsenal a significant victory at Anfield on Sunday night. The Gunners would be disappointed that they didn't hold on to their lead but in the end it was a fitting result to a game that saw a host of defensive errors leading to all of the four goals.

PHOTO: Raheem Sterling picking up Euro U21 Golden Boy Award

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PHOTO: Raheem Sterling picking up Euro U21 Golden Boy Award - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling became the second Englishman after Wayne Rooney to pick up Euro U21 Golden Boy award.

Sterling's outstanding performances (10 goals in all competitions, including 9 in thePremier League) helped Liverpool mount a serious challenge for the league title, as the Reds finished 2nd behind champions Manchester City.

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Confirmed lineup, Goals and Highlights

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Liverpool vs Arsenal: Confirmed lineup, Goals and Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool take on Arsenal in a crunch encounter this afternoon, as the Reds look to get back into the top four race. Arsene Wenger's side will be looking to close in ontheir top four rivals and sort out their inconsistent start to the season.

Midfield star reveals love for Arsenal, opens door for move

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Midfield star reveals love for Arsenal, opens door for move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been the centre of a lot of talk with the January transfer window approaching. The Frenchman has been a shining light in Alan Pardew's side this season and even in moments when the Magpies have struggled as a team, Sissoko has stoodout.

£8m centre back set to first Arsenal signing in January?

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£8m centre back set to first Arsenal signing in January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Guardian, Arsenal are ready to spend heavily in the upcoming January transfer window. Manager Arsene Wenger claimed that he is ready to splash the cash if the right player is available in the winter transfer market, "I'm not scared to spend money.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Stoke City

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Stoke City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea travel to the Britannia Stadium on Monday night to face a Stoke City who are always difficult to beat at home. The pressure is well and truly on the Blues to get the three points after Manchester City's win on Saturday.

Tottenham legend explains how Liverpool player can become future great by emulating Arsenal star

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Tottenham legend explains how Liverpool player can become future great by emulating Arsenal star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddlehas urged Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling to learn from Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez, if he is hoping to become a future great.

Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal have no trouble in spending money now

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Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal have no trouble in spending money now - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he has funds at his disposal to sign players in January.

Over the last decade, the Gunners were not big spenders in the transfer market.

Louis Van Gaal plays down Manchester United’s title challenge

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Louis Van Gaal plays down Manchester United's title challenge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal played down his side's Premier League title talk after watching the Red Devils drop two crucial points against ten men Aston Villa on Saturday. United came at Villa Park at the back of six consecutive wins but failed to take advantage even when Villa were reduced to ten men after Gabriel Agbonlahor was sent off.

Liverpool star set to complete transfer move in January?

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Liverpool star set to complete transfer move in January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from the trusted and reliable Italian website TMW, Italian side Inter Milan are plotting a move for Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva in the upcoming January transfer window.

Real Madri win the Club World Cup

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Real Madri win the Club World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid won 2014′s FIFA Club World Cup tournament with a tougher-than-expected 2-0 defeat of San Lorenzo. The Argentinian team played a very rough and physical game through out with the intention of stalling the game and stopping Real's flow.

Aston Villa vs Manchester United: Goals, Highlights and talking points

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Aston Villa vs Manchester United: Goals, Highlights and talking points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United ended their six match winning run this evening, after the visitors were held to a 1-1 draw at Villa Park.

Manchester United Line up: De Gea, Jones, Carrick, Evans, Valencia, Fletcher, Mata, Rooney, Young, RvP, Falcao

Man Utd Subs:Lindegaard, Blackett, McNair, Rafael, Di Maria, Januzaj, Wilson

Aston Villa line up :Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar (c), Okore, Clark, Cissokho, Sanchez, Delph, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke.

Aston Villa vs Manchester United: Highlights, Player Ratings & Reaction

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Aston Villa vs Manchester United: Highlights, Player Ratings & Reaction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa, where the Red Devils will be looking to make seven wins in a row.

We bring you here video highlights, player ratings & live update & twitter reaction from elsewhere:

Manchester UnitedLine up:De Gea, Jones, Carrick, Evans,Valencia, Fletcher, Mata, Rooney, Young, RvP, Falcao

Substitute:Lindegaard, Blackett, McNair, Rafael, Di Maria, Januzaj, Wilson

Aston Villaline up:Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar (c), Okore, Clark, Cissokho, Sanchez, Delph, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke.

Aston Villa vs Manchester United: Live Score & Goals

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Aston Villa vs Manchester United: Live Score & Goals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester United

Manchester United Line up: De Gea, Jones, Carrick, Evans, Valencia, Fletcher, Mata, Rooney, Young, RvP, Falcao

Substitute:Lindegaard, Blackett, McNair, Rafael, Di Maria, Januzaj, Wilson

Aston Villa line up :Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar (c), Okore, Clark, Cissokho, Sanchez, Delph, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke.

PHOTO: Manchester United star poses in another club’s shirt

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PHOTO: Manchester United star poses in another club's shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United, being a global brand, often engage with lots of charity and works. Recently, United players visiteda 12-year-oldleukaemia patient, Charlotte Jennings, wholost her hair during treatment.

Done Deal: Liverpool’s first January transfer sealed

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Done Deal: Liverpool's first January transfer sealed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool seem to have got their man way early than expected, as reports in French media suggest, Divock Origi would join the Merseyside club in January.

Origi was signed in the summer for a reported fee of £10m from Lille, but was immediately sent on loan for the rest of the season.

Arsenal plot move for French star; Set to beat London club in January?

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Arsenal plot move for French star; Set to beat London club in January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to a report in Daily Telegraph, Totthenham fear that their cross city rivals Arsenal will beat them to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin in the upcoming January transfer window.

Player’s agent make contact over major Liverpool transfer in January

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Player's agent make contact over major Liverpool transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool right back Glen Johnson could well be on his way out of the club in the upcoming January transfer window. The 30 year old had earlier openly stated that he hasn't been offered a contract extension despite the fact that his present agreement expires at the end of the season.

Van Gaal on Liverpool’s chances to land Manchester United top target

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Van Gaal on Liverpool's chances to land Manchester United top target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has commented on the ongoing transfer sagasurrounding Victor Valdes, the former Barcelona goal keeper.

Valdes, who is a free agent at the moment, is currently training with the Manchester United first team squad to regain his full fitness, following his serious knee injury.

Dutch star has no chance of joining Manchester United in January

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Dutch star has no chance of joining Manchester United in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman. The highly rated Roma midfielder is a personal favourite of Louis van Gaal, and there is a strong feeling around Manchester camp that he could be lured in.

Liverpool manager rues missed chance to sign £35m Arsenal star

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Liverpool manager rues missed chance to sign £35m Arsenal star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expressed 'bitter disappointment' at failing to sign Alexis Sanchez in the summer transfer window. The Reds were heavily linked with the Chilean and were in contention to sign him from Barcelona but Sanchez joined Arsenal in a £35m deal.

Golden Boy Raheem Sterling best in Europe

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Golden Boy Raheem Sterling best in Europe - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling has been awarded the coveted Golden Boy Award for 2014. This award, initiated by Italian newspaper Tuttosport, is given to the best young player around the world and is voted for by a handful of top footballing publications.

Wenger confirms striker transfer to take place in January

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Wenger confirms striker transfer to take place in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that young striker Yaya Sanogo is set to leave the club in the January transfer window.

According to reports fromDavid Ornstein of BBC, Wenger is keen to send him on loan to any Premier League club than shipping him out overseas.

Liverpool vs Arsenal Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Liverpool vs Arsenal Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Super Sunday concludes with a big game as Liverpool host Arsenal in the penultimate Premier League action before Christmas.

Liverpool head into the weekend in 11th position, five points behind Arsenal whom they finished above last season.

Wenger confirms star duo along with Ozil, Wilshere and Arteta to miss Liverpool clash

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Wenger confirms star duo along with Ozil, Wilshere and Arteta to miss Liverpool clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed defender Laurent Koscielny will miss the Premier League clash against Liverpool.

The North London club travel to the Merseyside as the Gunners take on the Reds at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool defender doubtful for Arsenal clash

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Liverpool defender doubtful for Arsenal clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been handed a massive injury concern ahead of a crucial fixture against Arsenal as defender Dejan Lovren remains doubtful for the weekend clash.

The Croatian international left Southampton and joined the Merseyside club in the summer.

Massive injury boost: Louis van Gaal confirms Angel Di Maria fit to face Aston Villa

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Massive injury boost: Louis van Gaal confirms Angel Di Maria fit to face Aston Villa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed Angel Di Maria will return to action against Aston Villa.

The Argentine international picked up a hamstring injury against Hull City clash at Old Trafford and since then he has missed three matches against Stoke City, Southampton and Liverpool.

Italian Football Has Empty Nest Syndrome

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Italian Football Has Empty Nest Syndrome - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In a season of utter disappointment, it was yet another letdown for Dortmund. Five minutes from victory against the side in possession of Die Schwarzgelben's near-customary second place in the Bundesliga, an unmarked Naldo equalised for Wolfsburg.

€20m Liverpool target set for transfer move?

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€20m Liverpool target set for transfer move? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There is no doubt that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is after a quality goalkeeper in the upcoming January transfer window thanks to repeated mistakes by Simon Mignolet. It is believed that the Reds want to sign a quality shot stopper who can challenge or even replace the Belgian as the number one, bringing calm and composure under the sticks.

Agent to meet Manchester United board to discuss striker’s future

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Agent to meet Manchester United board to discuss striker's future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United, courtesy of their six consecutive victories, have not only consolidated their position for the top four spot, but an outside chance of a potential title challenge aredoing the hubbubs.

Liverpool set for negotiation for €42m Arsenal target

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Liverpool set for negotiation for €42m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A lot has been said and written on Liverpool's stuttering league campaign so far. The same points have been regurgitated everywhere, so it's better toeschew it and cut to the chase.

It is easy to comment and speculation on Liverpool transfer, who the club should sign, five players that could change situation and all that from distance, but one can hardly get a clear picture ofhowthe club's hierarchy are planning to approach the market.

Fantasy Football Tips: Liverpool v Arsenal & the £1,000 League

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Fantasy Football Tips: Liverpool v Arsenal & the £1,000 League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's almost Christmas time, butthere's still no rest for any of the twentyPremier League clubs, or indeed for any of the thousands of fantasymanagers of MondoGoal.com, who are still eagerly lining up for a crack at their unique ‘season in a day' make-up; winning cash, beating friends, and achieving absolute glory in only one match day.

Arsenal face Italian hurdle to sign forward in January

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Arsenal face Italian hurdle to sign forward in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Alessio Cerci has undergone a torrid time ever since his move to Atletico Madrid in the summer. The 27 year old had a superb last season for Torino having scored 13 goals in 37 appearances.

However he has just played 8 times this season for Atletico, all of them being substitute appearances.

Liverpool legend says Chelsea will not win quadruple this season

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Liverpool legend says Chelsea will not win quadruple this season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea will not be able to win the quadruple this season.

The West London club have a very good chance of winning four competitions after making it to the last four of the Capital One Cup earlier this week.

Aston Villa vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Aston Villa vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In-form Manchester United go to Villa Park on Saturday where they have enjoyed much success since the formation of the Premier League.

Aston Villa's 1-0 loss at West Brom last weekend ended a five-match unbeaten run for Paul Lambert's side which has propelled them to mid-table.

Arsenal Team News: Possible Starting Line up vs Liverpool

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Arsenal Team News: Possible Starting Line up vs Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The games are coming thick and fast as we approach the busy festive period. The Round 17 ofthe Barclays Premier League promises to be a cracker, as Arsenal travel to Anfield to face LiverpoolonSunday.

Arsenal given green light to make €10m star as first January signing

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Arsenal given green light to make €10m star as first January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's needs for a central defensive midfielder in the upcoming January transfer window is well documented. Both Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini are way past their best and oppositions time and again exploit the Gunners' backline.

Why £27m Manchester United player was unfairly criticised last season

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Why £27m Manchester United player was unfairly criticised last season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini has revealed his frustration at being slated last season, after not living upto the standards expected following a move from Everton. We take a look at why he is right to feel aggrieved at the critical comments that came his way.

PHOTO: Manchester United players show heart warming gesture

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PHOTO: Manchester United players show heart warming gesture - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United players have shown great gestures when they signed on a 12-year-oldleukaemia patient's head, wholost her hair during treatment.

According to the Eurosport, Charlotte Jennings got many of the United stars sign her bald hair following treatment.

Chelsea 2015/16 Kits Leaked

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Chelsea 2015/16 Kits Leaked - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea 2015-16 Home, Away and Third Kit has been leaked online. The brand new Chelsea 15-16 kits have been preparedbyGerman brand Adidas, andsponsored for the by Turkish Airlines.

This for the first time Turkish Airlines will sponsorthe new Adidas Chelsea 15-16 Kits in the club history, as theirsponsorship deal with Samsung ends in June 2015.

Liverpool Team News: Possible Starting Line up vs Arsenal

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Liverpool Team News: Possible Starting Line up vs Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool host Arsenal on Sunday at Anfield in the Gameweek 17 of the Premier League season and it promises to be an absolute crunch encounter for both sides. The Reds would be confident going into the clash coming on the back of a 3-1 win in the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup against Bournemouth.

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

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Liverpool can sign Manchester United target for €15m in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Tottenham v Burnley Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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Tottenham v Burnley Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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.

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?

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.

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.

Manchester United superstar crowned ‘Player of the Year’

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Manchester United superstar crowned 'Player of the Year' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's summer signing Angel di Maria has wonthe 'Player of the Year' award in Argentina, ahead of Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Di Maria joined United in the summer from Real Madrid for a club & British record transfer fee, and has settled into his new club nicely, playing a pivotal role in taking the Red Devils back in top four.

Chelsea to offer world class winger bumper £200,000-a-week deal

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Chelsea to offer world class winger bumper £200,000-a-week deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are set to reward Eden Hazard with a bumper contract that will make him the highest paid player at the club.

The Belgian, arguably a world class talent, has beenone of the key figures for Chelsea this season, and his rich vein of form has taken the club to the top of the Barclays Premier League table.

Deal close – Manchester United target to become Liverpool’s first signing in January

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Deal close Manchester United target to become Liverpool's first signing in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is an open secret that Liverpool are actively looking to sign a goal keeper in the January transfer window to challenge Simon Mingolet for the #1 spot.

Mignolet has cut a frustrating figure this season and has come under strong criticism from all corners, prompting Brendan Rodgers to finally drop him for good, which he explains will be for an 'indefinite' period.

Manchester United interested in €24m Bayern Munich star

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Manchester United interested in €24m Bayern Munich star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri's future has been well speculated in the media. The Swiss international has been a reported target of several Premier League clubs, while Serie A clubs are also in the hunt for his signature.

Chelsea in transfer talk with Bundesliga club, Mourinho rates him highly

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Chelsea in transfer talk with Bundesliga club, Mourinho rates him highly - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Werder Bremen in talks with Chelsea for Nathan Ake transfer

Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen are reportedly interested in Chelsea's highly rated youngster Nathan Ake and have made contacts with the London giants over a possible transfer in January, or next summer.

2014 Club World Cup Final: Statistical Preview

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2014 Club World Cup Final: Statistical Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

2 days from now, the reigning European champions go one-on-one with the reigning Copa Libertadores champions, Real Madrid face San Lorenzo in the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup final. A final between 2 teams that won their confederation's highest honor (Champions League and Copa Libertadores) might seem like a fair and even match-up, however when you look at form, squad, circumstances, and resources, you know that Ancelotti's men are the overwhelming favourites.

Win A Signed Chelsea FC Shirt

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Win A Signed Chelsea FC Shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Would you like to win a Chelsea shirt signed by all the Chelsea players?

Soccerlens is teaming up with Chelsea corporate hospitality providers Keith Prowse to bring you this season's Chelsea home shirt, signed by Chelsea's first team players.

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel explains why England fail to do well in major tournaments

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Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel explains why England fail to do well in major tournaments - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel believes the Premier League needs to have a break during the mid-season in order to help England achieve success.

Manchester United target could be a good signing for Liverpool

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Manchester United target could be a good signing for Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is now an open secret that Liverpool are actively looking to sign a goal keeper in the January transfer window. Several top goal keepers Petr Cech, Norberto Neto andGuillermoOchoa-have been linked with the club in recent months, clearlyreflectswhere the priority lies.

Bournemouth vs Liverpool: Score, Goals and Highlights

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Bournemouth vs Liverpool: Score, Goals and Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bournemouth 0-2 Liverpool: League Cup Quarterfinal

Liverpool took the early lead through Raheem Sterling. Markovic floated a brilliant cross from the left to Henderson who headed in the path of his England team-mate, Sterling finished it off in style.

Manchester United star’s agent meets club; Transfer Likely

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Manchester United star's agent meets club; Transfer Likely - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj has been tipped to have a great future ahead of him. The 19 year old's dazzling performances was the only bright light for the Red Devils under David Moyes' ill fated reign at Old Trafford last season.

€40m midfielder to make Manchester United move?

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€40m midfielder to make Manchester United move? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is very well known that Manchester United were interested to acquire the services of Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado right throughout the summer. The Colombian had a fantastic World Cup and it was believed that a €40m move was on the cards.

City star says Manchester United in the hunt for title race along with Chelsea

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City star says Manchester United in the hunt for title race along with Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala has warned his teammates that their derby rivals Manchester United could be in the hunt for the Premier League title.

After a disappointing start to the season, Louis van Gaal has seen his side win six league matches on a trot and that includes victories over Arsenal and Liverpool.

Juan Mata outperforming Eden Hazard since moving from Chelsea to Manchester United

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Juan Mata outperforming Eden Hazard since moving from Chelsea to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Here are some stats that may have you questioning why Chelsea decided to sell Juan Mata.

It may come as a surprise but Mata's productivity since joining Manchester United has actually exceeded Chelsea golden boy Eden Hazard in the same spell.

Major Arsenal target set to join fierce Premier League rivals?

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Major Arsenal target set to join fierce Premier League rivals? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Talented French youngster Adrien Rabiot seemed to have dismissed all talks of a move away from Paris Saint-Germain when he signed a three-year extension with the club earlier on this year. Courted by Arsenal all summer, Rabiot chose to stay at his parent club rather than make the move to the Premier League.

Manchester United’s €80m target drops biggest hint of January decision

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Manchester United's €80m target drops biggest hint of January decision - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Kevin Strootman is a reported transfer target of Manchester United

Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has dropped hints that heis not keen to push for a move to Manchester United or any other club in the January transfer window.

Manchester United superstar, Alexis Sanchez & Three Chelsea players in top 10 rankings

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Manchester United superstar, Alexis Sanchez & Three Chelsea players in top 10 rankings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie scored against Liverpool in United's 3-0 win at the weekend, his fourth goal in as many matches, and the Dutchman rapidly climbing up the rankings table in EA Sports Player Performance Index.

Rodgers says he’ll get the ‘deal done’ for star player at the earliest

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Rodgers says he'll get the 'deal done' for star player at the earliest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Raheem Sterling is a 'real catalyst and talisman' for the club and is confidentthat the youngsterwould sign a new contractshortly.

According to reports from The Guardian, Liverpool are in talks with Sterling's agent over a contract extension.

Agent claims striker could be set for Arsenal move

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Agent claims striker could be set for Arsenal move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sebastian Giovinco has cut a frustrated figure at Juventus this season. The 27 year old has hardly featured under new manager Massimiliano Allegri, making just 8 appearances, out of which 6 were from the bench.

Liverpool star set for transfer in January

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Liverpool star set for transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

You know January is fast approaching when the Fabio Borini transfer rumours start kicking up again. Well, let's admit it Borini has endured a misadventure in England ever since he signed in the summer of 2012.

Chelsea target confident of signing new deal + 2nd bid rejected for Arsenal target

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Chelsea target confident of signing new deal + 2nd bid rejected for Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is confident ofagreeing a new deal at the club. The 28-year-old, who has won almost every possible trophy with club and country, has a contract till 2017, but speculations are rife about his future, with Premier League giants Chelsea being linked with a move recently.

Real Madrid 4-0 Cruz Azul: Review, Analysis & Highlights

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Real Madrid 4-0 Cruz Azul: Review, Analysis & Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last night Real Madrid reached the final of this year's FIFA Club World Cup with an easy convincing 4-0 thrashing of Cruz Azul. Ancelotti stated before the match that his side would take this match seriously even though the difference in quality and resources between the 2 sides is of course overwhelming.

Jose Mourinho on Chelsea’s transfer plans for January

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Jose Mourinho on Chelsea's transfer plans for January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The January transfer window provides clubs with the opportunity to review their plans at the start of the season and see if they are going according to plan or not. Bringing in a couple of players in the middle of the campaign enables teams to sort out injuries worries if any, and also add big-names for the long-term.

Derby County 0-1 Chelsea: Goals and Highlights

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Derby County 0-1 Chelsea: Goals and Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea travel to Pride Park to take on Derby County in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.

HAZARD https://t.co/Nkgsd7KRgS

— VinesChelsea (@VinesChelsea) December 16, 2014

Chelsea take the lead midway through the first half through Eden Hazard, who finishes smartly for his 9th goal of the season.

Manchester United want to tie down Real Madrid target with £120,000-per-week offer

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Manchester United want to tie down Real Madrid target with £120,000-per-week offer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are confident they can tie down the best years of David de Gea at the club and are pretty relaxed about the Spaniard's contract, which is due to expire at the end of next season.

Arsenal to hijack €15m Real Madrid target this week?

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Arsenal to hijack €15m Real Madrid target this week? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid are keen to wrap up the transfer deal of Cruzeiro's highly talented midfielder Lucas Silva this week, but both the clubs are yet to find an agreement.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Real Madrid are favourite to sign Silva and that the deal could be done within this week.

Three reasons why Manchester United are title contenders

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Three reasons why Manchester United are title contenders - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's season has just gone from strength to strength in recent weeks. Six consecutive wins has seen the Red Devils cut the gap between themselves and table-toppers Chelsea to just 8 points.

Liverpool ‘agree deal’ for first January signing: Transfer explained

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Liverpool 'agree deal' for first January signing: Transfer explained - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

English tabloids have a history of cooking up transfer stories in their quest for page views. Unfortunately, the practice has spread like wildfire and there is absolutely no way that it can be quelled thanks to the enormous presence of media outlets in Europe and all over the world.

EXCLUSIVE: Robbie Fowler – Brendan Rodgers is the right man for Liverpool

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EXCLUSIVE: Robbie Fowler Brendan Rodgers is the right man for Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Soccerlens deputy editor Saikat Mandal with Robbie Fowler

This past week has been absolutely devastating forLiverpool with the club crashing out of Champions League and a humiliating 3-0 defeatagainstManchester United.

Liverpool target training with Arsenal, set to sign tomorrow?

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Liverpool target training with Arsenal, set to sign tomorrow? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Martin Odegaard transfer has taken all sorts of twists and turns in the past one day. He will turn 16 tomorrow and will be eligible to sign a professional contract. The Norwegian prodigy is seen as the next-big-thing in world football, and several European heavy weights Real Madrid, Manchester United, Barcelona, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich have set their sight to grab his signature.

Possible Liverpool line up vs Bournemouth

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Possible Liverpool line up vs Bournemouth - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool travel to Dean Court to take on Championship table toppers Bournemouth in the quarter final of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night. The Reds were beaten 3-0 by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday and another loss tomorrow could pile huge pressure on manager Brendan Rodgers.

Former Manchester United coach gives advice to Liverpool star

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Former Manchester United coach gives advice to Liverpool star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United coach Phil Neville has advisedLiverpool star Raheem Sterling for focusing too much on his contract situation.

The England international has over two years left on his contract at Anfield.

Chelsea in contact to sign Real Madrid superstar

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Chelsea in contact to sign Real Madrid superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have been defensively solid this season, but there are a couple of reasons why Jose Mourinho would be looking for reinforcements in his backline. While captain John Terry, at 34, does not have more than two or three years at the highest level left in him, his centre-back partner Gary Cahill has looked shaky throughout the campaign.

Liverpool defender face long injury lay off, set to miss entire festive period

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Liverpool defender face long injury lay off, set to miss entire festive period - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool right-backGlen Johnson is facing a long injury lay off after tearing his groin during the Reds' 3-0 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.

According to James Pearce of Liverpool Echo, the Liverpool defender is set to miss the entire festive period as a result.

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera responds to match-fixing allegations

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera responds to match-fixing allegations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has publicly spoken about the recent match fixing allegations.

The incident took place three years ago while the midfielder was at Real Zaragoza where a group of players paid money to another team players to lose the match.

Thierry Henry: Premier League’s Best Ever Striker?

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Thierry Henry: Premier League's Best Ever Striker? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League legend Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from football at the age of 37 after 20 years at the top of the game.

Henry began his career at French club AS Monaco under the guidance of Arsene Wenger where he formed a strong partnership with David Trezeguet.

Possible Chelsea line up vs Derby County

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Possible Chelsea line up vs Derby County - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will take on Derby County tonight in the Capital One Cup quarter-final tie at Pride Park, where Jose Mourinho will be looking to field a strong side for this game.

The Blues have had a poor run in the League cup over the past few years.

Manchester United ‘convinced’ to sign prime target in January

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Manchester United 'convinced' to sign prime target in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are convinced tosign former Barcelona goal keeper Victor Valdes in the January transfer window, once he recovers fully from the knee injury.

Valdes had been training with Manchester United first team at the Carrington ground, as he looked to return back to his full fitness.

Chelsea Injury News: Midfielder left on crutches

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Chelsea Injury News: Midfielder left on crutches - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea midfielder, Marco van Ginkel, who is currently on a season long loan to AC Milan, has suffered a serious ankleinjury that could rule him out action for at least two months.

The highly rated 22-year-old Dutch midfielder suffered aligament damage in training with AC Milan,following a tough tacklefrom teammate Sulley Muntari.

Good for Liverpool if Manchester United miss out on £20m world class forward

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Good for Liverpool if Manchester United miss out on £20m world class forward - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been struggling badly this season. The Reds were humiliated 3-0 at Old Trafford by arch rivals Manchester United on Sunday that leaves them trailing behind their rivals by 10 points.

Arsenal legend pens £25m new deal

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Arsenal legend pens £25m new deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from football and has joined Sky Sports as a pundit in a deal worth up to £25m. This contract will allow him to start work on his coaching badges which could possibly see him return to Arsenal.

PHOTO: Mocking Steven Gerrard banner Manchester United were forced to take down

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PHOTO: Mocking Steven Gerrard banner Manchester United were forced to take down - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United mocks Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard

Manchester United supporters were forced to take down a banner that mocked Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard during United's 3-0 victory over their arch rivals.

Club furious over €80m Manchester Uniter transfer move

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Club furious over €80m Manchester Uniter transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been linked with Roma's kevin Strootman even before Louis Van Gaal was appointed the manager in the summer. However according to reports from Manchester based media outlet Manchester Evening News, the Italian side are angry over rumours that the Dutch midfielder will join the Red Devils in the upcoming January transfer window.

Should Liverpool bring back Rafa Benitez?

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Should Liverpool bring back Rafa Benitez? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Italy, the future of Rafael Benitez' future at Napoli is doomed and that the Spaniard is facing an exit.

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Benitez is highly unlikely to stay at Napoli, while the uncertainties surrounding the future of the former Inter Milan boss may have affected the moral of the team.

UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Predicting the Winners

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UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Predicting the Winners - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The draw for the round of 16 from the UEFA Champions League took place at Nyon, Switzerland on Monday. With group winners pitted against runners up of other groups, there are some enthralling clashes to look forward too over two legs in February.

Arsenal target set for transfer move to Italy in January?

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Arsenal target set for transfer move to Italy in January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

You have got to feel for Alessio Cerci as a footballer. The 27 year old Italian who enjoyed a stunning season at Torino last term moved to the greener pastures of reigning Serie A champions Atletico Madrid in the summer.

EPL Roundup: Five things we learnt from the Weekend

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EPL Roundup: Five things we learnt from the Weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Yet another excruciating weekend of the Premier League action came to an end with Everton hosting Queens Park Rangers being the only remaining fixture on Monday night for Gameweek 16. It was a great return for all of the three London sides while both the Manchester outfits recorded victories.

Manchester United vs Liverpool: Goals, Highlights and talking points

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Manchester United vs Liverpool: Goals, Highlights and talking points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis Van Gaal's men made it to six wins in a row, as Manchester United swept aside a hapless Liverpool side at Old Trafford this afternoon.

Goals from Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin Van Persie gave United a crucial three points at home against bitter rivals Liverpool, who continue to sink without trace.

Real Madrid vs Cruz Azul: Preview & Stats

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Real Madrid vs Cruz Azul: Preview & Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

2 days from now the reigning European champions Real Madrid will go one-on-one with the 2013/14 CONCACAF Champions League winners Cruz Azul in the semi-final of this year's FIFA Club World Cup. The similarities end there as Real Madrid and Cruz Azul are vastly different at the moment where one currently sits atop the La Liga table with a guarantee that they will end the year at the top even with a game in hand, while the other team sits13thin their league with only 10 points separating them from the very bottom spot.

Manchester City: Injuries to Dzeko and Kompany could affect title chase

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Manchester City: Injuries to Dzeko and Kompany could affect title chase - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City suffered yet another setback yesterday as key players Edin Dzeko and Vincent Kompany picked up injuries during the 1-0 win away to Leicester.

Manchester City came away with a 1-0 win away to Leicester City yesterday.

EXCLUSIVE: Emile Heskey on Liverpool’s January Transfer Plans

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EXCLUSIVE: Emile Heskey on Liverpool's January Transfer Plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Soccerlens Deputy Editor Saikat Mandal with Emile Heskey

In an Exclusive interview at the Hotel Trident in Mumbai, Soccerlens Deputy Editor Saikat Mandal caught up with former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey.

Cesc Fabregas: Chelsea midfielder says Jose Mourinho is a winner

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Cesc Fabregas: Chelsea midfielder says Jose Mourinho is a winner - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas was full of praise for manager Jose Mourinho as the Blues prepare for the Capital one cup clash against Bolton.

Chelsea have continued their impressive start to the season with a comfortable victory against Hull and sit top of the table, three points clear of the champions Manchester City.

Barcelona looking to replace Alves with FC Porto defender?

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Barcelona looking to replace Alves with FC Porto defender? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

FC Barcelona are keen to bolster their defensive ranks with the signing of FC Porto full-back Danilo.

Brazilian,Dani Alves is into the final year of his contract at Barcelona and looks certain to leave the club during the summer transfer window.

Manchester United vs Liverpool: Exclusive Interview with John Dykes

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Manchester United vs Liverpool: Exclusive Interview with John Dykes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In an exclusive interview at the HOTEL Trident in Mumbai, India, Soccerlens deputy editor Saikat Mandal caught up with well known presenter John Dykes. John who hasworking for almost a decade as host of ESPN STAR Sports' coverage of the Premier League and European football, spoke at length about today's lip-smacking contest between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Chelsea: Blues offer new deal to Brazilian playmaker

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Chelsea: Blues offer new deal to Brazilian playmaker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Title contenders Chelsea have moved swiftly to secure the long term future of Brazilian midfielder Willian, as the club officials met with the representatives of the player and offered an extension on his current deal.

Liverpool looking to loan Inter Milan midfielder?

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Liverpool looking to loan Inter Milan midfielder? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to recent reports in the English media, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is looking to strengthen his midfield in the January transfer window and Inter Milan midfielder, Fredy Guarin has been touted as a possible signing.

Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle: Gunners put in performance of the season

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Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle: Gunners put in performance of the season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal produced their best performance of the 2014-15 Premier League season to date as they thrashed Alan Pardew's Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday.

A brace each from both Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla handed Newcastle their biggest defeat since mid-September.

5 Reasons Why Manchester United Will Beat Liverpool

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5 Reasons Why Manchester United Will Beat Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Super Sunday kicks off with one of the most-anticipated games of the Premier League season as Manchester United host Liverpool.

The Red Devils enter the match in hot form having won their previous five games.

Chelsea 2-0 Hull City: Analysis and Major Talking Points

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Chelsea 2-0 Hull City: Analysis and Major Talking Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea cantered to a 2-0 win over 10-man Hull City at Stamford Bridge to maintain their three-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. Goals by Eden Hazard and Diego Costa saw the Blues pick up a comfortable victory and get their title challenge back on track after losing for the first time this season, at Newcastle United last week.

Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle United: Analysis, Highlights, Reactions, Goals & Tweets

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Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle United: Analysis, Highlights, Reactions, Goals & Tweets - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A splendid performance from Arsenal helped them beat Newcastle United by 4-1 in front of a packed Emirates stadium on Saturday's late kickoff. A double each from Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud helped the Gunners climb to 6th place in the Premier League standings with 26 points, tied with Southampton but still 13 adrift of leaders Chelsea.

EXCLUSIVE: Latest on Ross Barkley Transfer

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EXCLUSIVE: Latest on Ross Barkley Transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In an exclusive interview at the Hotel Trident in Mumbai, India, Soccerlens deputy editor Saikat Mandal caught up with Everton spoke-person & former footballer Graham Suart. Graham spoke at length on Everton's poor league form and also gave some insight on Ross Barkley's transfer situation.

Liverpool set for possible player transfer in January

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Liverpool set for possible player transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from various Italian sources, Liverpool right back Glen Johnson could make a January transfer move to AS Roma. The trusted and the reliable TMW have cited well known journalist Alfredo Pedulla claiming that Roma have been keeping tabs on the 30 year old defender.

€20m star ‘likes’ Liverpool; January Transfer Possible?

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€20m star 'likes' Liverpool; January Transfer Possible? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There is no doubt that Liverpool are in search of a quality goalkeeper in the upcoming January transfer window. Manager Brendan Rodgers has grown tired over Simon Mignolet's mistakes in ever game and is desperate to sign a shot stopper who can challenge the Belgian for the number one spot.

Almeria 1-4 Real Madrid: Review & Analysis

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Almeria 1-4 Real Madrid: Review & Analysis - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The last 'pit stop' before the Club World Cup in Morocco, Real Madrid played Almeria away from home in a match that wassupposedto be easy but was made slightly difficult by a motivated Almeria side.

Fantasy Football Tips: MondoGoal heads for Man Utd vs Liverpool

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Fantasy Football Tips: MondoGoal heads for Man Utd vs Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Fantasy football gameweek 16 is almost upon us,withhundreds of eager new managers joining MondoGoal.com for a crack at their unique 'season in a day' make-up; winning cash, beating friends, and achieving absolute glory in only one match day.

Confirmed: Manchester United star Angel Di Maria will miss Liverpool clash

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Confirmed: Manchester United star Angel Di Maria will miss Liverpool clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed Angel Di Maria will miss the Red Devils' crucial clash against Liverpool.

The 20-times English champions host their arch-rivals in the Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Arsenal Injury News: Ramsey out for four weeks; Debuchy, Gibbs Available

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Arsenal Injury News: Ramsey out for four weeks; Debuchy, Gibbs Available - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's wretched luck with injuries this season continues. Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey who scored a stunning goal in the Champions League against Galatasaray on Wednesday has been ruled out for four weeks after picking up a hamstring injury.

Serie A Must Bite the Bullet and Embrace the Champions League’s Ugly Cousin

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Serie A Must Bite the Bullet and Embrace the Champions League's Ugly Cousin - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Adem Ljajic slumped down on the Roma bench, retreating into his heavy coat to obscure part of his face. The Serbian simply couldn't watch as Juan Iturbe jogged out onto the pitch at the Stadio Olimpico to take his place, matters having gone south for the Giallorossi just minutes before.

Arsenal vs Newcastle Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Arsenal vs Newcastle Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsène Wenger was able to rest a number of his first-team players midweek in what was almost a dead rubber UEFA Champions league tie in Turkey.

The Gunners marched to a 4-1 thrashing of Turkish side Galatasaray with Lukas Podolski and Aaron Ramsey both scoring a brace.

Manchester United vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Manchester United vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the biggest games of every Premier League season takes place this Sunday as rivals Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils enter this match in much the better form with five successive victories behind their back, while Liverpool enter under pressure after a disappointing start to their Premier League campaign was matched by their surprise elimination from the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Hull City

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Hull City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from their defeat last week against Newcastle United when they take on Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Blues' unbeaten run of 14 league games this season came to an end at St.

MondoGoal Review: Cash and Glory in One Fantasy Football Day

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MondoGoal Review: Cash and Glory in One Fantasy Football Day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In my experience, it takes a lot to change allegiance, fantasy-wise. Players have their tried and tested game, play it every year, and are staunch advocates as to its brilliance. Now, while MondoGoal.

Best and Worst of the UCL Group Stage

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Best and Worst of the UCL Group Stage - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Champions League group stage wrapped up last night with the 6th and final group match-day. Now that the first part of the tournament isover and the next part (the knockout rounds) isa few months away, it is a good time to look back and review the statistics of the group stage.

Win a Liverpool squad signed shirt in our free fantasy football contest

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Win a Liverpool squad signed shirt in our free fantasy football contest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Many of you have heard about the latest craze in fantasy football, but if you haven't yet, now is your chance to be among the first to get in the game. Mondogoal.com is the official daily fantasy football partner of Liverpool F.

Almeria vs Real Madrid: Team News & Stats

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Almeria vs Real Madrid: Team News & Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On Friday Real Madrid head to Almeria'sJuegos Mediterráneosin search of their 12th consecutive win in La Liga this season and their 20th straight victory in all competitions. The final Liga match of the year will perhaps be the easiest match in the competition for Real Madrid since they hosted Elche 9 rounds ago, as it is relatively safe to say that Almeria arenotgoing through a good spell at the moment.

Five changes Liverpool need to beat Manchester United on Sunday

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Five changes Liverpool need to beat Manchester United on Sunday - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

"We haven't been good enough" Brendan Rodgers.

And that's how we shift our attention to Liverpool and the mess they are in. Finally a candid confession from Rodgers after Liverpool's Champions League exit symptoms are apparent, does he have the remedy remains to be seen.

Manchester United vs Liverpool: Three Pre Match Talking Points

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Manchester United vs Liverpool: Three Pre Match Talking Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Gary Neville has tipped Sunday's clash at Old Trafford to be "like the Dog and Duck vs. the Red Lion." In reality as Manchester United get ready to host Liverpool, it would be a psychologically a completely different game for both sides.

Robin van Persie on track to help Manchester United beat Liverpool this weekend

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Robin van Persie on track to help Manchester United beat Liverpool this weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This week Robin van Persie fired a warning to rivals Liverpool ahead of Sunday's showdown saying he is now hitting top form ahead of the Reds visit to Old Trafford and the stats fully support his claim.

Top-class Real Madrid target unhappy with new £70,000-per-week deal at Liverpool?

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Top-class Real Madrid target unhappy with new £70,000-per-week deal at Liverpool? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has advanced by leaps and bounds since breaking into the first team at Anfield last season. The youngster has become a regular not only for the Reds, but also for the English national team.

Arsenal made contact over £12m striker, Carvalho & latest on £15m Chelsea target

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Arsenal made contact over £12m striker, Carvalho & latest on £15m Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal returned to winning ways after producing a near-perfect performance on Tuesday night against Galatasaray in the Champions League, beating the Turkish giants 4-1, where Aaron Ramsey scored a sensational goal for the Gunners.

Arsenal target set to sign three year deal

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Arsenal target set to sign three year deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website, Arenal target Stephan Lichtsteiner is set to sign a new contract with Juventus which will keep him at Turin till 2017.

The Swiss right back has been linked with Arsenal over the past few months and it was believed that with his stalling talks of a contract extension, the North London club could have signed him on a cut price deal in January.

Manchester United suffer injury blow ahead of Liverpool clash

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Manchester United suffer injury blow ahead of Liverpool clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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Manchester United's wretched luck with injuries do not seem to wither away, and Louis van Gaal is facing yet another defensive crisis, as Chris Smalling will be out of two-weeks, meaning the England defender will miss out the titanic clash with Liverpool on Sunday.

Five Chelsea players in top 20 rankings, Van Persie & Alexis Sanchez in top 10

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Five Chelsea players in top 20 rankings, Van Persie & Alexis Sanchez in top 10 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Week 15 in the Premier League saw Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season ended by Newcastle United at the St James' Park,defeat for Arsenal, another unimpressive performance from Liverpool and Manchester United jumping into third after beating Southampton 2-1 at St Mary's.

Manchester United confident of bringing €100m superstar to Old Trafford

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Manchester United confident of bringing €100m superstar to Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Strootman: A Louis van Gaal favourite

Manchester United's interest in Kevin Strootman is an open secret. The Roma midfielder is expected to join Old Trafford, but whether his transfer takes place this January or next summer remains to be seen.

Club optimistic about Liverpool target transfer move in January

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Club optimistic about Liverpool target transfer move in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the trusted and reliable Italian media outlet TMW, Barcelona defender Martin Montoya could well be on his way to head towards the exit at Camp Nou in the upcoming January transfer window.

Manchester United face tough competition to land World Cup star in January

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Manchester United face tough competition to land World Cup star in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United could well miss out on Ason Villa's Ron Vlaar in the upcoming January transfer window. The Red Devils are sure to address their defensive frailties in January and had lined up World Cup star Vlaar as a transfer target.

Mike Phelan slams Louis van Gaal for Manchester United’s injury crisis

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Mike Phelan slams Louis van Gaal for Manchester United's injury crisis - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan has slammed Louis van Gaal and blamed the Dutchman for the Red Devils' injury crisis.

United registered their fifth consecutive league win after their 2-1 away win over Southampton on Monday.

Bundesliga player responds to Liverpool rumours

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Bundesliga player responds to Liverpool rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been handed a massive setback in their ongoing pursuit of signing a goalkeeper after FC Koln stopper Timo Horn put the recent speculations linking him with a move to Anfield to bed.

The German U21 international has been the standout player for the Bundesliga outfit after coming up through the ranks of the club's youth setup.

Real Madrid 4-0 Ludogorets: Review & Analysis

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Real Madrid 4-0 Ludogorets: Review & Analysis - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In a match that saw notone, nottwo, notthree, butfourdifferent records at stake, you knew that Real Madrid would actually play for something, yet that still didn't change the fact that with mostly fringeplayersand never leaving 3rd gear, the reigning European champions easily dismantled the Bulgarian champions.

Manchester United to miss out on top-class Liverpool target?

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Manchester United to miss out on top-class Liverpool target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports today from Spain have suggested that goalkeeper Victor Valdes may not be signing his next contract with a Premier League club. According to the daily El Mundo Deportivo, both Manchester United and Liverpool are set to be snubbed by the former Barcelona man.

Lucas Silva Transfer: Arsenal move confirmed, asking price met

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Lucas Silva Transfer: Arsenal move confirmed, asking price met - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lucas Silva, the highly rated Brazilian defensive midfielder, has expressed his desire to join Real Madrid, but Premier League giants Arsenal are not giving up on him as yet.

The 21-year-old youngster, who plays his club football forCruzeiro, claimed recently that joining Real Madrid would be a dream come true, and even revealed his desires to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.

Liverpool 1-1 Basel: Goals & Highlights

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Liverpool 1-1 Basel: Goals & Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League following a 1-1 draw with Swiss side FC Basel on Tuesday night in front of a packed Anfield crowd. The Merseyside outfit however were played out of park by Paulo Sousa's men who had numerous chances to close out the game to avoid the last 15 minutes scare.

Five Tactical Things We Learnt From The Weekend’s Premier League Games

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Five Tactical Things We Learnt From The Weekend's Premier League Games - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

How to beat Chelsea; How to beat Arsenal; How to stifle Liverpool:last week's gamestaught us some crucial facts about the tactical models needed to break down the Premier League's top clubs.

Revealed: Manchester United’s £265,000-a-week star nearly joined Real Madrid

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Revealed: Manchester United's £265,000-a-week star nearly joined Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao nearly joined Real Madrid before injuring his anterior cruciate ligament, it has been reported by Spanish television channel Neox. The Colombian striker, who has been a shadow of his former free-scoring self at Old Trafford, could have also ended up at the Santiago Bernabeu had compatriot James Rodriguez not had such a good World Cup.

Liverpool vs Basel: Three key talking points

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Liverpool vs Basel: Three key talking points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool host Basel in a do or die encounter in their last Champions League group stage match tonight at Anfield. The Reds have picked up just 4 points from 5 games but Brendan Rodgers' side have their fate in their own hands building up to this crunch encounter.

Chelsea have excellent chance to sign up €11m star striker

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Chelsea have excellent chance to sign up €11m star striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have an excellent chance to sign up one of the brightest talents in the world football, Croatian forwardAndrej Kramaric, according to reports in Italy.

The 23-year-old striker has been in excellent form this season, having netted28 goals in 22 games for both club and country this term.

Chelsea to miss out on €25M Manchester United target?

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Chelsea to miss out on €25M Manchester United target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Marco Reus transfer saga has just got a lot more interesting. According to leading German tabloid Bild, the Borussia Dortmund winger is very unlikely to move to close rivals Bayern Munich.

Reus will almost certainly be leaving the Signal Iduna Park at the end of the season, with the German available for just€25 million next summer.

Southampton 1-2 Manchester United Highlights: Goals,Tweets & Reaction

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Southampton 1-2 Manchester United Highlights: Goals,Tweets & Reaction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have jumped to third in the table after brace from Dutch striker Robin van Persie earned full three points against Southampton at St Mary's on Monday night.

The hosts undoubtedly were the better side than the two and had 15 shots in the match, but their profligacy in front of goal let them down.

Chelsea €70m target’s agent had a positive meeting with PL club

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Chelsea €70m target's agent had a positive meeting with PL club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Paul Pogba is a special talent.He was one of the best young talents in Manchester United's academy, however, due to multitude reasons, the Red Devils couldn't hold on to him, and was eventually transferred to Serie A giants Juventus in 2012.

Southampton 1-2 Manchester United: Three Observations from St Mary’s

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Southampton 1-2 Manchester United: Three Observations from St Mary's - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Robin Van Persie's inspired brace helped Manchester United seal their fifth win in a row over coming a much better Southampton side by 2-1 at St Mary's stadium on Monday night. United were second best throughout the 90 minutes and Ronald Koeman can only wonder how his side despite injury concerns managed to lose a game they dominated right till the final whistle.

Arsene Wenger takes shock Jose Mourinho approach

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Arsene Wenger takes shock Jose Mourinho approach - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Managers usually do not reveal their team news ahead of any game. And certainly no body has seen Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to do it in his long serving career at Arsenal.

The Gunners will face Turkish giants Galatasaray on Wednesday night in the Champions League final group game, where they would be hoping to progress to the knock out rounds as Group winners.

From Germany: Encouraging news for Chelsea on top-class winger

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From Germany: Encouraging news for Chelsea on top-class winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho has been reportedly eyeing the likes of Marco Reus and Anderson Talisca to add to the vast attacking talent already at his disposal. But the Portuguese manager has a gem on his books already.

Tottenham manager wants major team rebuild

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Tottenham manager wants major team rebuild - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to The Mirror, Mauricio Pochettino has called for a significant change in his squad after a stuttering start to the season.

After 15 games in the league, Spurssit in 10th place having won only 6 games.

Possible Arsenal lineup vs Galatasaray

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Possible Arsenal lineup vs Galatasaray - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will travel to Turkey to face Galatasaray in the final Champions League group game on Wednesday night, where the Gunners will be aiming to secure the top spot in Group D.

The Gunners have endured a frustrating campaign so far not only the results have been poor but the performance to go along with it hasn't been any where near to acceptable standards.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Sporting Lisbon

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Sporting Lisbon - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have already won Group G and go into Matchday 6 having the luxury of resting some first-team players for a busy month ahead. The visitors to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday are Sporting Lisbon, who are in the race to finish second in the group, along with Schalke.

Possible Liverpool starting lineup vs Basel

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Possible Liverpool starting lineup vs Basel - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool take on FC Basel in the last match of the Champions League Group B match at Anfield, where the Reds need to win to progress to the knock-out rounds.

The Reds have no other alternatives than to win this game, where as a draw would be enough for Basel to qualify to the next round.

Real Madrid Team News, Preview and Stats vs Ludogorets

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Real Madrid Team News, Preview and Stats vs Ludogorets - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano scored in the first match between the 2 sides.

The Santiago Bernabeu will play host to the final group stage match for Real Madrid in the Champions League this season vs Ludogorets, a match that might see the reigning European champions set not 1, but2 records with a win vs the team at the bottom of Group B.

LA Galaxy beat Revolution, win fifth MLS Cup

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LA Galaxy beat Revolution, win fifth MLS Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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The Los Angeles Galaxy are MLS Cup champions for the fifth time in history.

Led by league MVP Robbie Keane and Galaxy icon Landon Donovan, the team pushed the visiting New England Revolution over the ledge in a hotly contested game in Carson, California.

Possible Manchester United starting lineup vs Southampton

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Possible Manchester United starting lineup vs Southampton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With four wins on the trot, Louis van Gaal is slowly settling in to life at Old Trafford. Manchester United now travel to St Mary's to face un-expected top four challenger Southampton on Monday night where victory for the visitors will see them secure the third spot in the Premier League, still five points behind derby rivals Manchester City.

Spanish star to become Manchester United’s first signing in January?

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Spanish star to become Manchester United's first signing in January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has been training with Manchester United for quite some time now. And according to reports from Spanish Media outlet MARCA, the Spanish goalkeeper is eager to sign for the Red Devils as quickly as possible in the upcoming January transfer window.

Liverpool target wishes to play for Chelsea, negotiations underway

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Liverpool target wishes to play for Chelsea, negotiations underway - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In Italy, speculations are rifesurrounding the future of Mauro Icardi. The 21-year-old Argentine striker is considered one of the top talents in world football, but whether Inter Milan cankeep him for longremains to be seen.

€40m Manchester United target tempted for transfer move

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€40m Manchester United target tempted for transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Marek Hamsik has cut a frustrated figure for Napoli over the past couple of seasons. The club captain has struggled with his form and he no longer looks the kind of player for which a host of European clubs once hovered around at San Paolo to acquire his signature.

Chelsea scouts watch £35m United & Arsenal target yet again

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Chelsea scouts watch £35m United & Arsenal target yet again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Anderson Talisca is the new sensation in Portugal. The 20-year-old Brazilian, who has hit the ground running and is tipped to be a major star for his club and country, has been under the watchful eye of several Premier League heavy weights including the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.

Why Chelsea must hijack Arsenal deal in January

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Why Chelsea must hijack Arsenal deal in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has publicly stated that Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings is a player the club is looking to sign in January. The Gunners' defensive woes have been all too evident lately, and the versatile 21 year-old looks a perfect fit.

Teammates certain Manchester United target’s transfer to happen ASAP

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Teammates certain Manchester United target's transfer to happen ASAP - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Arsenal are one of the two Premier League clubs thought to be interested inBrazil under-21 midfielder Lucas Silva, who has been heavily linked a move to Real Madrid in January.

Chelsea transfer plans for versatile Danish defender

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Chelsea transfer plans for versatile Danish defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Evian defender Daniel Wass has caught the eye of several top European clubs with his displays over the last couple of seasons. The Dane has been the standout performer for the French side and it is understood that he is going to attract a lot of interest in the upcoming January transfer window.

Is Louis Van Gaal right in his judgement on Radamel Falcao?

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Is Louis Van Gaal right in his judgement on Radamel Falcao? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ahead of tonight's crunch clash against Southampton Manchester United manager has said he is 'not interested' on whether Radamel Falcao is happy to settle for a substitute's role for the Red Devils.

Southampton vs Manchester United: Three Pre Match Tactical Points

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Southampton vs Manchester United: Three Pre Match Tactical Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United travel to the south coast on Monday night knowing that a win over Southampton can propel them to third in the Premier League standings. The Red Devils come to this clash are on the back of four consecutive victories and Louis Van Gaal would know that this might be the best time to play Southampton.

Liverpool vs Sunderland: Brendan Rodgers’ transfer failings exposed again

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Liverpool vs Sunderland: Brendan Rodgers' transfer failings exposed again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool played out a frustrating 0-0 draw with Sunderland at Anfield yesterday. The Redsfailed to capitalize on the failings of their rivals, as they dropped two valuable points at home.

Arsenal vs Stoke City: Goals, highlights and why Arsene Wenger MUST go

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Arsenal vs Stoke City: Goals, highlights and why Arsene Wenger MUST go - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal came up with yet another utterly disappointing performance in a 3-2 defeat away from home, as Arsene Wenger's side were brushed aside by an inspired Stoke City.

Arsenal slumped to their fourth defeat of the season after going down 3-0 to the home side, in the first half.

Newcastle United 2-1 Chelsea: Analysis and Major talking points

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Newcastle United 2-1 Chelsea: Analysis and Major talking points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle United pulled off an incredible result on Saturday, ending Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 victory at St. James' Park. Substitute Papiss Cisse scored a brace, while Didier Drogba pulled one back late on for the visitors.

Real Madrid 3-0 Celta: Review & Analysis

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Real Madrid 3-0 Celta: Review & Analysis - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last night in the Madrid/Celta game, somehow 3 records were either made or tied. First the record for most consecutive wins in all competitions by a Spanish club was tied after Real madrid won their18th consecutive match in all competitions, thus tying Barcelona record from 2005/06.

Rodgers explains why Liverpool are struggling after enjoying great run last season

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Rodgers explains why Liverpool are struggling after enjoying great run last season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Liverpool are a different team when compared to last year.

The Merseyside club lost the Premier League title to Manchester City during the previous campaign as they finished second.

Jose Mourinho gives his opinion as Chelsea suffer defeat against Newcastle

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Jose Mourinho gives his opinion as Chelsea suffer defeat against Newcastle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho claims Chelsea were unlucky to suffer a defeat at the hands of Newcastle United on Saturday.

The Blues suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Magpies, who were reduced to 10-man in the final quarter of the game.

Newcastle vs Chelsea: Winners & Losers

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Newcastle vs Chelsea: Winners & Losers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea 23-match unbeaten run in all competitions finally came to an end as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Newcastle United at St. James' Park. This was the Blues third consecutive defeat on Tyneside, and extended Jose Mourinho's winless streak away against the Magpies to 5 games.

Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal: Goals and Highlights

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Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal: Goals and Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

GOAALL!!! Peter Crouch gives Sunderland the lead against Arsenal. Not the best of starts Arsenal would have hoped for. Crouch now has scored 8 goals against the Gunners.

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Newcastle 2-1 Chelsea: Blues’ unbeaten run ends at St. James’ Park

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Newcastle 2-1 Chelsea: Blues' unbeaten run ends at St. James' Park - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea fell to their first defeat of the season as a Papiss Cisse brace saw ten-man Newcastle United run out 2-1 winners against Jose Mourinho's men. Didier Drogba pulled one back late on and set up a grand-stand finish, but Newcastle were able to hold on for a famous win.

Newcastle vs Chelsea: Goals and Highlights

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Newcastle vs Chelsea: Goals and Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea take on Newcastle United at St James' Park in the Premier League. Despite being an entertaining first half, it is still stalemate at the Tyneside.

First Half

Brazilian Oscar came close to open the scoring for the Blues, but his over-head kick just missed the target.

PHOTO: Manchester United’s possible next signing trains with squad

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PHOTO: Manchester United's possible next signing trains with squad - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Barcelona goal keeper Victor Valdes has been spottedin Manchester United training complex, training with other United players. Check the picture above.

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claims the former Barcelona goal-keeper could sign for the Red Devils once he recovers completely from the knee injury.

Best performing Manchester United player suffers thigh injury

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Best performing Manchester United player suffers thigh injury - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems like the injury-curse is going to leaveManchester United any time sooner be it within the squad or players abroad. For instance, Nani, who is technically still a Manchester United player and undoubtedly the best performing United player throughout Europe, has picked up a thigh injury and could miss the crucial Champions League tie against Chelsea.

Liverpool have 10 days time to secure Real Madrid target

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Liverpool have 10 days time to secure Real Madrid target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reigning European champions Real Madrid are looking to secure the signature of Martin Odegaard, who is currently training with Liverpool, within next 10 days.

The Norwegian prodigy, as per reports, is currently in Liverpool, where he has been accompanied by his father.

Alexis Sanchez tells why leaving Barcelona for Arsenal was best for him

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Alexis Sanchez tells why leaving Barcelona for Arsenal was best for him - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Alexis Sanchez has taken a swipe at Barcelona after claiming that Arsenal's style of play suits him more than that of the Catalan club.

The Chilean international was the first summer arrival at the Emirates after he was informed by the La Liga giants that his services are no longer required at Nou Camp.

Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Possible lineup and prediction

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Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Possible lineup and prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid will be chasing yet another record as Carlo Ancelotti's men take on Celta Vigo in a tricky encounter at the Bernabeu this evening.

Los Blancoswill be looking to match the longest win streak by aSpanish club, set by Frank Rijkaard's Barcelona in 2005.

The Curious Case of the Coppa Italia

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The Curious Case of the Coppa Italia - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

At times, cup competitions can feel like a breath of fresh air. Away from league formats that are dominated by the same heavy hitters year on year, cups offer the potential for less illustrious clubs to have their say.

Liverpool vs Sunderland Live Blog: Score, Goals and Reaction

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Liverpool vs Sunderland Live Blog: Score, Goals and Reaction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool take on Sunderland in the Premier League at Anfield, where the Reds would be looking to secure their third straight Premier League victory in a row.

The Reds have had a stuttering start in the league, but it seems they're back in form after two impressive back-to-back victories.

Mario Balotelli: Liverpool striker charged by FA

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Mario Balotelli: Liverpool striker charged by FA - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been charged by the FA over asocial media post that was deemed 'abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.'

.@LFC striker Mario Balotelli has been charged by the @FA in relation to a recent social media posting: http://t.

Manchester United handed injury boost ahead of Southampton clash

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Manchester United handed injury boost ahead of Southampton clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed striker Wayne Rooney is fit to face Southampton.

The 20-times English champions make a trip to St Mary's Stadium as they face the Saints on Monday evening.

Three Fixtures Liverpool Must Win To Save Their Season

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Three Fixtures Liverpool Must Win To Save Their Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have shown signs of improvement in the recent weeks as Brendan Rodgers' men prepare for the baptism of fire against Basel, Manchester United and Arsenal.

Two back to back wins in the league and an encouraging European display away from home has lifted the morale around Merseyside, as Liverpool look to enter the most crucial phase of their season.

Newcastle United vs Chelsea Stats: Five key talking points

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Newcastle United vs Chelsea Stats: Five key talking points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The league's two in-form teams clash as Newcastle United and Chelsea go head-to-head in the first game of the weekend on Saturday. There are several intriguing aspects to this match, this is a fixture which has thrown up some unexpected results in recent years.

Manchester United’s big money target real threat for Juventus

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Manchester United's big money target real threat for Juventus - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of Italy's fierce rivalries is set to renew hands on Friday night as Serie A leaders Juventus travel to Florence to take on Fiorentina for the first time in the 2014-15 season. Juventus have leapfrogged their rivals in recent years having won the Scudetto three times in the last 3 years and are looking well placed for a fourth consecutive triumph.

PHOTO: Martin Odegaard training with Liverpool

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PHOTO: Martin Odegaard training with Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Via Steven Gerrard fan page

Last night reports came out that Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard has been training with Liverpool, as possible January transfer move to Anfield seems likely.

From our earlier article:

According to The Telegraph, Odegaard, (often compared with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi) who turns 16 later this month, has trained with Liverpool squad yesterday, as he weighs up his next move.

Manchester United target trains with his ‘dream club’

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Manchester United target trains with his 'dream club' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Norwegian prodigy Martin Odegaard fulfilled one of his wishes on Thursday in his short footballing career, after he had a run-out at Liverpool's training ground, as a part of his visit to his 'dream club', as transfer to Anfield seems increasingly likely.

Kevin Strootman transfer: Manchester United ‘firmly expected to bid’ for Dutchman

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Kevin Strootman transfer: Manchester United 'firmly expected to bid' for Dutchman - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Strootman: A Louis van Gaal favourite

Manchester United to become the new Galactico! Well, that's the buzzword coming from UK press this morning.

According to highly respected journalist James Ducker of The Times, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is planning radical overhaul of the squad next summer, ready to take his total spending spree to around/over£350m in two years.

Tottenham suffer massive blow in signing Napoli star

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Tottenham suffer massive blow in signing Napoli star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur's hope of signing Napoli's Duvan Zapata has been dashed after the striker's agent ruled out any potential move in January.

The 23-year-old has been a transfer target for the North London club in the mid-season transfer window as Mauricio Pochettino looks to make further additions to his attacking division.

“Waiting for offer” – President confirm approach for €15m Arsenal target

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"Waiting for offer" President confirm approach for €15m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are thought to be one of the interested clubs that are looking to signCruzeiro's highly talented midfielder Lucas Silva.

Ed Malyon of The Mirror reported Silva has revealed his desire to join Real Madrid in future, afteradmitting "it would be a dream come true" to sign for the European champions.

Stoke City vs Arsenal Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Stoke City vs Arsenal Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have won only one of their six Premier League trips to the Britannia Stadium, winless in their last four and losing three times.

However, the Gunners have found their form with three victories to nil in their last three games in all competitions.

Brendan Rodgers gives Liverpool’s latest injury update for Sunderland clash

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Brendan Rodgers gives Liverpool's latest injury update for Sunderland clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that midfielder Philippe Coutinho and defender Jose Enrique should be fit for the weekend clash against Sunderland.

The Merseyside club hosts the Black Cats in the Premier League fixture scheduled between two sides at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool vs Sunderland Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Liverpool vs Sunderland Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will be aiming for a third-successive Premier League victory when they host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday.

The Reds beat Stoke City (1-0) and Leicester City (3-1) over the past week to move them up to eight position in the table before this weekend's fixtures.

Massive boost! Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal star duo are back in training

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Massive boost! Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal star duo are back in training - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have been handed a massive injury boost after Arsene Wenger confirmed Wojciech Szczęsny and Mathieu Debuchy have returned to training.

The Gunners keeper picked up an injury during the North London club's 2-1 defeat at home at the hands of Manchester United.

Arsenal team news: Wenger gives latest update ahead of Stoke City clash

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Arsenal team news: Wenger gives latest update ahead of Stoke City clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger hits back on owners

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Arsenal star Theo Walcott and defender Nacho Monreal will miss the Gunners clash against Stoke City.

The North London club travel to the Britannia Stadium to face Stoke in the upcoming league fixture on Saturday.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up against Newcastle United

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up against Newcastle United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea face a stern test this Saturday, as they travel to a Premier League ground where Jose Mourinho is yet to record a win. Despite his illustrious record against nearly every other team in the league, Mourinho's Chelsea have never beaten Newcastle United at St.

Spaniard set for final talks ahead of possible €20m Liverpool transfer in January

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Spaniard set for final talks ahead of possible €20m Liverpool transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Martin Montoya, the Barcelona defender has been left frustrated this season for lack of first team opportunities. It has reached that melting point where he feels the time is right for one final discussion, as the January transfer window approaches in a month's time.

Ancelotti’s Place in Real Madrid’s History

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Ancelotti's Place in Real Madrid's History - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

"I hope to be remembered here for a long time, hopefully not just for La Decima."

Carlo Ancelotti.

When Carlo Ancelotti first arrived at the Bernabeu, he promised wins and beautiful football, and he certainly delivered on both fronts.

Liverpool show keen interest in Uruguayan striker

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Liverpool show keen interest in Uruguayan striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website, Liverpool are keeping close eyes on Uruguayan striker Jaime Baez who plays for Juventud in the Uruguayan Primera División.

Wenger and Chamberlain praise Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez after Southampton heroics

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Wenger and Chamberlain praise Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez after Southampton heroics - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on Alexis Sanchez after the Chilean scored a late winner against Southampton in the English Premier League.

The £35 million signing from Barcelona has made a superb start to life in London, scoring nine goals in thirteen appearances in the league.

PHOTO: Real Madrid 15-16 kits Leaked

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PHOTO: Real Madrid 15-16 kits Leaked - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The new AdidasReal Madrid 2015-16 kits are leaked, as early in December, days after FC Barcelona's 15/16 were revealed by Catalan newspaper Sport.

By the first look of it, we can see the possible Real Madrid 2015-16 home kit is traditional white in colour, while the Real Madrid away 15-16 kit is greyish in colour and third kit is deep blue in colour.

Five Reasons Manchester United Are Back For Good

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Five Reasons Manchester United Are Back For Good - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are finally back in business. After managing only one victory in entire October, the Red Devils, under Louis van Gaal, have now secured four consecutive wins in November that leaves them in fourth position in the Premier League, five pointsbehind Champions Manchester City.

Robbie Keane wins 2014 MLS MVP

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Robbie Keane wins 2014 MLS MVP - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Los Angeles Galaxy captain Robbie Keane has been named the 2014 MLS MVP.

The Galaxy, who scored a league high 69 goals, were led by Keane's 19 goals and 14 assists in 29 league appearances.

A finalist for the award in 2013, Keane was named the 2014 MVP in LA Wednesday afternoon, ahead of the league final on Sunday.

Manchester United need to pay €7m to land French defender

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Manchester United need to pay €7m to land French defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We have the morning Manchester United transfer news update Serie A giants Inter Milan are planning to make formal offer for Manchester United target Benjamin Mendy, while Spanish midfielder Juan Mata is wantedby La Liga outfit Sevilla.

Madness! Not ‘Impossible’ for Chelsea & Manchester United to land €60m world class midfielder

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Madness! Not 'Impossible' for Chelsea & Manchester United to land €60m world class midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Koke transfer: Barcelona still not giving up

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke is the next generation Spanish superstar who is likely to take Xavi's role for the Spain national team.

Should Manchester United bring back the ‘Footballer of the Year’?

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Should Manchester United bring back the 'Footballer of the Year'? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United winger Nani has been nominated for Sporting Lisbon's Footballer of the Year award, after only playing 15 matches since returning back to his old club on a season long loan.

Marcos Reus Transfer: Manchester United move confirmed

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Marcos Reus Transfer: Manchester United move confirmed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Dortmund superstar Marco Reus has yet to sign a new deal at the club.Sport Bild claim that Manchester United and Manchester Cityare competing for the German superstar.

It seems like Marco Reus is determined to leave Dortmund next summer or in the January transfer window.

Latest on Anfield stadium expansion plans

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Latest on Anfield stadium expansion plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Good news Liverpool fans! The Reds are on the brink of starting their Anfield expansion works, as they look to take gigantic step towards competing with European elites.

According to Ed Malyon from The Mirror, Liverpool Football Club will begin the construction to expand Anfield on Monday, after resolving the last of the issues acting as an impediment.

Manchester United target edges closer to join his ‘dream club’

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Manchester United target edges closer to join his 'dream club' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are emerging out as favourites to land Norwegian wonder-kidMartin Odegaard after the youngster was spotted diningin the city with Reds player Philippe Coutinho.

According to reports from The Telegraph, the 15-year-old, who recently made his debut for Norway and a reported target of Manchester United and Real Madrid, was at Anfield recently and he was given a stadium tour guide and was spotted by fans dinning with his father and Coutinho.

Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Preview & Stats

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Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Preview & Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid are looking for their 11th straight Liga win.

Real Madrid are justone more win away from equaling the all-time longest winning streak by a Spanish club in history (Barcelona, 18).

Chelsea ready to sign Arsenal target in January?

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Chelsea ready to sign Arsenal target in January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The January transfer window is fast approaching and Premier League clubs are already weighing up their options in the transfer market. According to reports in Italian media outlet Tuttosport Chelsea have set their eyes on Croatian striker Andrej Kramaric.

After Hazard, another Chelsea star rejects Real Madrid move

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After Hazard, another Chelsea star rejects Real Madrid move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It looks like Chelsea's incredible start to the season hasn't just got their fans hooked. The players too, seem to have sold out to the club. Eden Hazard came out last month and rubbished all talks of a possible move to Real Madrid in the near future.

Manchester United target Arturo Vidal comments on future

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Manchester United target Arturo Vidal comments on future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus midfielder and a long term Manchester United target Arturo Vidal has played down speculation that he could leave the club in January or in foreseeable future.

Manchester United were heavily linked with a move for the Chilean midfield maestro in the summer, and in many quarters, it is believed that his long-standingknee problemsprevented the Red Devils from making any big investment on him.

Momentum key for Liverpool as top four race hots up

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Momentum key for Liverpool as top four race hots up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool earned back-to-back victories in the Premier League after defeating Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

Despite going a goal down, Liverpool responded sharply with goals from Adam Lallana, skipper Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson sealing full three points for the Merseyside giants.

Momentum key for Liverpool as top four race hots up

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Momentum key for Liverpool as top four race hots up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool earned back-to-back victories in the Premier League after defeating Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

Despite going a goal down, Liverpool responded sharply with goals from Adam Lallana, skipper Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson sealing full three points for the Merseyside giants.

Manchester United target Arturo Vidal comments on future

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Manchester United target Arturo Vidal comments on future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus midfielder and a long term Manchester United target Arturo Vidal has played down speculation that he could leave the club in January or in foreseeable future.

Manchester United were heavily linked with a move for the Chilean midfield maestro in the summer, and in many quarters, it is believed that his long-standingknee injury prevented the Red Devils from making any big investment on him.

Top Five young Serie A talents in the 2014-15 season

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Top Five young Serie A talents in the 2014-15 season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Serie A might have lost its shine over the past few years but there still remain arguably a plethora of precocious talents who are waiting to take centre stage in a few years time. Players like Paul Pogba, Lorenzo Insigne, Mauro Icardi has burst on to the scene at an young age, yet there are many more who are waiting to make an impact in the highest echelons of World Football.

Latest Arsenal Transfer News: Tottenham defender linked

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Latest Arsenal Transfer News: Tottenham defender linked - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thinks he has too many strikers at disposal and therefore is planning to offload Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell, when the transfer window opens in January.

Both Podolski and Campbell have struggled to get regular games this season, and have dropped down the pecking orders at the club.

Manchester United striker “not sure” about future

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Manchester United striker "not sure" about future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who is currently plying his trade in Spain with Real Madrid on a season long loan, says he wants "assurances" about his future for whichever club plays next season.

Could domestic and European success this season be Jose Mourinho’s most impressive achievement?

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Could domestic and European success this season be Jose Mourinho's most impressive achievement? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ten years ago Jose Mourinho was experiencing his inaugural season as manager of Chelsea, fresh from leading his previous club, Porto, to a remarkable Champions League victory.

Real Madrid vs Cornella: Preview & Stats

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Real Madrid vs Cornella: Preview & Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid won the first leg 4-1.

After 3 tough away matches vs Eibar, Basel, and Malaga; now comes the time for some relativelyeasy3 home matches, the first one of which is tonight's Copa del Rey match vs UD Cornella.

Possible Chelsea starting XI against Tottenham

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Possible Chelsea starting XI against Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. After three consecutive wins, the Blues' run was thwarted on Saturday when they were held to a goalless draw away at Sunderland.

Draft11 Review – A New Fantasy Football Team Each Week

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Draft11 Review A New Fantasy Football Team Each Week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Every year, I push myself to make a fantasy soccer side. Usually based around the English Premier League, I pick my side that is going to see me top the world. And then I leave it. This year, I still have Olivier Giroud in the team, despite him being injured until the turn of the year.

Win a Copy of Football Manager 2015 with Draft11

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Win a Copy of Football Manager 2015 with Draft11 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Soccerlens has teamed up with Draft11.com to offer all of our readers the opportunity to win a brand new copy of Sport Interactive's Football Manager 2015.

Draft11.com is a fantasy soccer website that brings a new dynamic to the more traditional fantasy soccer system.

Confirmed XI: Manchester United v Stoke City

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Confirmed XI: Manchester United v Stoke City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United face Stoke City in the midweek Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.

Louis van Gaal side won their last league fixture at home comfortably as the Red Devils registered a 3-0 victory over Hull City.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney set for knee scan, confirms Van Gaal

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney set for knee scan, confirms Van Gaal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will have a scan on his knee today, manager Louis Van Gaal has confirmed.

The England striker was expected to feature against Stoke City in the English Premier League yesterday but didn't make the matchday squad.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Chelsea can be caught in EPL title race

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Chelsea can be caught in EPL title race - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Chelsea can still be caught in the English Premier League title race this season, despite already having a six point lead at the top of the table.

Barcelona Transfer News: Sergio Aguero wants Lionel Messi at Manchester City

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Barcelona Transfer News: Sergio Aguero wants Lionel Messi at Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sergio Aguero says he wants to see Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Manchester City in near future. The Argentine, who received FSF player of the year award on Monday night, said he would try his best to convince Messi to join him at Manchester City.

Manchester United 2-1 Stoke City: Three talking points from Old Trafford

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Manchester United 2-1 Stoke City: Three talking points from Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The tide is finally turning the Manchester United way. The Red Devils secured their fourth successive win on the trot as they beat Stoke City by 2-1 at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Arsenal Transfer News: Liverpool want Joel Campbell, Paulo Dybala Latest

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Arsenal Transfer News: Liverpool want Joel Campbell, Paulo Dybala Latest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are showing interest in Arsenal forward Joel Campbell and could make a move for the Costa Rica international during the January transfer window.

Arsenal are looking to offload Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell in the January transfer window, as the Gunners looking to re-invest the money in signing one or two quality defenders.

Real Madrid 5-0 Cornella: Review & Analysis

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Real Madrid 5-0 Cornella: Review & Analysis - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Another Day, Another Record

It seems that Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid has become accustomed to breaking records as last night was the first time in the club's 112+ year history that 10 consecutive wins in the Copa del Rey were achieved.

Arsenal and Liverpool target comments on January transfer

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Arsenal and Liverpool target comments on January transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and Liverpool target Andre Pierre Gignac will not be leaving Marseille in the upcoming January transfer window. The 28 year old has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the winter with Newcastle United also interested in the in form striker.

Stats suggest that this could be Gerrard’s last season at Anfield

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Stats suggest that this could be Gerrard's last season at Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The debate rages on... Will Steven Gerrard stay at Liverpool?

A new contract has reportedly been offered to the 34-year-old but Gerrard continues to remain coy on the subject and has not answered as to whether he will remain at Anfield from next season.

Injury-laden Arsenal target £15M Newcastle midfielder in January

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Injury-laden Arsenal target £15M Newcastle midfielder in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger will have to take some big steps in January to shore up a midfield which is facing some big injury worries at the moment. With Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta ruled for three months and six weeks respectively, Arsenal only have Mathieu Flamini fit in the defensive midfield position at the moment.

€30m Liverpool target ‘will do anything’ for January transfer

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€30m Liverpool target 'will do anything' for January transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ezequiel Lavezzi's career at Paris St Germain might well come to a premature end in the upcoming months. Lavezzi was close to agreeing a deal with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg but the Geramn club pulled out of the deal as PSG were demanding a €30 m transfer fee.

Highly-rated French youngster to snub Arsenal for Tottenham?

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Highly-rated French youngster to snub Arsenal for Tottenham? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot seemed to have cleared all doubts about his future in the French capital by signing a contract extension at the Parc des Princes. After a summer full of speculation, with Arsenal being very interested in signing the 19 year-old, the heat had died down on Rabiot recently.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney set for knee scan, confirms Van Gaal

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney set for knee scan, confirms Van Gaal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will have a scan on his knee today, manager Louis Van Gaal has confirmed.

The England striker was expected to feature against Stoke City in the English Premier League yesterday but didn't make the matchday squad.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Chelsea can be caught in EPL title race

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Chelsea can be caught in EPL title race - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Chelsea can still be caught in the English Premier League title race this season, despite already having a six point lead at the top of the table.

Barcelona Transfer News: Sergio Aguero wants Lionel Messi at Manchester City

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Barcelona Transfer News: Sergio Aguero wants Lionel Messi at Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sergio Aguero says he wants to see Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Manchester City in near future. The Argentine, who received FSF player of the year award on Monday night, said he would try his best to convince Messi to join him at Manchester City.

Manchester United 2-1 Stoke City: Three talking points from Old Trafford

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Manchester United 2-1 Stoke City: Three talking points from Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The tide is finally turning the Manchester United way. The Red Devils secured their fourth successive win on the trot as they beat Stoke City by 2-1 at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Arsenal Transfer News: Liverpool want Joel Campbell, Paulo Dybala Latest

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Arsenal Transfer News: Liverpool want Joel Campbell, Paulo Dybala Latest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are showing interest in Arsenal forward Joel Campbell and could make a move for the Costa Rica international during the January transfer window.

Arsenal are looking to offload Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell in the January transfer window, as the Gunners looking to re-invest the money in signing one or two quality defenders.

Real Madrid 5-0 Cornella: Review & Analysis

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Real Madrid 5-0 Cornella: Review & Analysis - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Another Day, Another Record

It seems that Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid has become accustomed to breaking records as last night was the first time in the club's 112+ year history that 10 consecutive wins in the Copa del Rey were achieved.

Arsenal and Liverpool target comments on January transfer

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Arsenal and Liverpool target comments on January transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and Liverpool target Andre Pierre Gignac will not be leaving Marseille in the upcoming January transfer window. The 28 year old has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the winter with Newcastle United also interested in the in form striker.

Stats suggest that this could be Gerrard’s last season at Anfield

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Stats suggest that this could be Gerrard's last season at Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The debate rages on... Will Steven Gerrard stay at Liverpool?

A new contract has reportedly been offered to the 34-year-old but Gerrard continues to remain coy on the subject and has not answered as to whether he will remain at Anfield from next season.

Injury-laden Arsenal target £15M Newcastle midfielder in January

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Injury-laden Arsenal target £15M Newcastle midfielder in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger will have to take some big steps in January to shore up a midfield which is facing some big injury worries at the moment. With Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta ruled for three months and six weeks respectively, Arsenal only have Mathieu Flamini fit in the defensive midfield position at the moment.

€30m Liverpool target ‘will do anything’ for January transfer

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€30m Liverpool target 'will do anything' for January transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ezequiel Lavezzi's career at Paris St Germain might well come to a premature end in the upcoming months. Lavezzi was close to agreeing a deal with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg but the Geramn club pulled out of the deal as PSG were demanding a €30 m transfer fee.

Highly-rated French youngster to snub Arsenal for Tottenham?

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Highly-rated French youngster to snub Arsenal for Tottenham? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot seemed to have cleared all doubts about his future in the French capital by signing a contract extension at the Parc des Princes. After a summer full of speculation, with Arsenal being very interested in signing the 19 year-old, the heat had died down on Rabiot recently.

Confirmed XI: Manchester United v Stoke City

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Confirmed XI: Manchester United v Stoke City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United face Stoke City in the midweek Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.

Louis van Gaal side won their last league fixture at home comfortably as the Red Devils registered a 3-0 victory over Hull City.

Draft11 Review – A New Fantasy Football Team Each Week

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Draft11 Review A New Fantasy Football Team Each Week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Every year, I push myself to make a fantasy soccer side. Usually based around the English Premier League, I pick my side that is going to see me top the world. And then I leave it. This year, I still have Olivier Giroud in the team, despite him being injured until the turn of the year.

Win a Copy of Football Manager 2015 with Draft11

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Win a Copy of Football Manager 2015 with Draft11 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Soccerlens has teamed up with Draft11.com to offer all of our readers the opportunity to win a brand new copy of Sport Interactive's Football Manager 2015.

Draft11.com is a fantasy soccer website that brings a new dynamic to the more traditional fantasy soccer system.

Klopp under fire as Dortmund hit rock bottom

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Klopp under fire as Dortmund hit rock bottom - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As Borussia Dortmund slumped to yet another defeat in the Bundesliga this past weekend, questions have begun to be asked of Jurgen Klopp and his suitability to the job. Sunday's loss was Der BVB'seight already this term and leaves the Westphalia outfit propping up the German league table, in spite of the impressive start to their European campaign.

Will Serie A’s True Contender for Third Place Please Stand Up?

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Will Serie A's True Contender for Third Place Please Stand Up? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Faouzi Ghoulam's cross floated in invitingly from the left flank as time ticked away for Napoli at Marassi. Gonzalo Higuain soared to meet it, but as fate would have it, the Argentine entirely missed the ball, tumbling to the turf.

Top Five young Serie A talents in the 2014-15 season

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Top Five young Serie A talents in the 2014-15 season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Serie A might have lost its shine over the past few years but there still remain arguably a plethora of precocious talents who are waiting to take centre stage in a few years time. Players like Paul Pogba, Lorenzo Insigne, Mauro Icardi has burst on to the scene at an young age, yet there are many more who are waiting to make an impact in the highest echelons of World Football.

Latest Arsenal Transfer News: Tottenham defender linked

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Latest Arsenal Transfer News: Tottenham defender linked - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thinks he has too many strikers at disposal and therefore is planning to offload Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell, when the transfer window opens in January.

Both Podolski and Campbell have struggled to get regular games this season, and have dropped down the pecking orders at the club.

Manchester United striker “not sure” about future

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Manchester United striker "not sure" about future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who is currently plying his trade in Spain with Real Madrid on a season long loan, says he wants "assurances" about his future for whichever club plays next season.

Could domestic and European success this season be Jose Mourinho’s most impressive achievement?

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Could domestic and European success this season be Jose Mourinho's most impressive achievement? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ten years ago Jose Mourinho was experiencing his inaugural season as manager of Chelsea, fresh from leading his previous club, Porto, to a remarkable Champions League victory.

Real Madrid vs Cornella: Preview & Stats

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Real Madrid vs Cornella: Preview & Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid won the first leg 4-1.

After 3 tough away matches vs Eibar, Basel, and Malaga; now comes the time for some relativelyeasy3 home matches, the first one of which is tonight's Copa del Rey match vs UD Cornella.

Possible Chelsea starting XI against Tottenham

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Possible Chelsea starting XI against Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. After three consecutive wins, the Blues' run was thwarted on Saturday when they were held to a goalless draw away at Sunderland.

Ronaldo v Messi v Neuer in 2014

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Ronaldo v Messi v Neuer in 2014 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The shortlist for the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or has been released and it, unsurprisingly, includes: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Manuel Neuer. In terms of goals scored and assists made, Cristiano and Messi share the spoils as Cristiano has 55 goals while Messi has 21 assists.

Who Should Win “Coach of the Year”?

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Who Should Win "Coach of the Year"? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Belowis a statistics comparison in the year 2014 between the 3 coaches shortlisted for FIFA's Coach of the Year award: Carlo Ancelotti, Diego Simeone, and Joachim Loew. Ancelotti's 3 main points going for him to win the award is the Champions League win (of course) which he achieved in dominating fashion, the fact that he's likely to finish the year with 4 titles as Real Madrid compete for the Club World Cup in December, and the fact that he is the only coach in Real Madrid history to win 16 matches in a row.

Three Chelsea players in Top Five, Sterling, Sanchez & Van Persie in top 20

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Three Chelsea players in Top Five, Sterling, Sanchez & Van Persie in top 20 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

EA Sports Ranking Premier Week 13 is out and once again Manchester City's darling boy Sergio Aguero heading the chart with 426 points. The Argentine didn't find the net on Sunday against Southampton, but he provided two brilliant assists helping the Champions win by 3-0 at Saint Mary's.

FIFA releases Three-Man shortlist for Ballon d’Or 2014 award

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FIFA releases Three-Man shortlist for Ballon d'Or 2014 award - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The football's governing body, FIFA has released the final three-man shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or on Monday.

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, his Barcelona counter-part Lionel Messi and Germany's World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neur are the three players shortlisted for this year's award.

Arsenal vs Southampton Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Arsenal vs Southampton Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Danny Welbeck scored the only goal as Arsenal returned to winning ways at West Brom on Saturday.

The Gunners have yet to beat a side currently in the top half and visitors Southampton are sitting in third as we head into matchday 14.

Manchester United plot January move for Diego Godin

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Manchester United plot January move for Diego Godin - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are plotting an audacious January move for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin, who has a contract with the Spanish champions till 2018.

According to the reliable Mark Ogden of The Telegraph, Louis van Gaal has short-listeddefenders to bolster the club's injury ravaged defensive options, where Godin emerges out as a possible target.

Massimo Cellino’s Leeds United ownership disqualified by Football League

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Massimo Cellino's Leeds United ownership disqualified by Football League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino's ownership have been disqualified, The Football League have confirmed on Monday.

The Italian had opposition before he took over the Championship Club earlier in April this year.

Manchester United star reveals mood in the dressing room

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Manchester United star reveals mood in the dressing room - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Juan Mata has revealed the mood inside Manchester United's dressing room is positive after the Red Devils' convincing 3-0 victory over Hull City.

Louis van Gaal saw his side dominate the game from the first kick and managed to maintain it throughout the game.

Brendan Rodgers gives injury update on Liverpool duo for Leicester clash

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Brendan Rodgers gives injury update on Liverpool duo for Leicester clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed striker Mario Balotelli and defender Mamadou Sakho will miss the Reds' league clash against Leicester City on Tuesday.

The Merseyside club visit to King Power Stadium for the upcoming league clash after sealing a 1-0 victory over Stoke City at home on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea disadvantaged by Financial Fair Play rules

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Jose Mourinho: Chelsea disadvantaged by Financial Fair Play rules - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho says Chelsea are disadvantaged by Financial Fair Play rules

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho feels that UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules is contradictory in nature, as a result of which, not all clubs are reaping its full benefit.

Brendan Rodgers speaks about Steven Gerrard’s contract situation at Liverpool

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Brendan Rodgers speaks about Steven Gerrard's contract situation at Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brendan Rodgers confirmed Liverpool have offered a new deal to skipper Steven Gerrard and the midfielder is now weighing up his options.

The 34-year-old retired from international football earlier in the summer to focus on the club career.

Glen Johnson’s time is up at Liverpool

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Glen Johnson's time is up at Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Glen Johnson has openly stated that he hasn't been offered a new Liverpool contract,even though his present agreementexpires at the end of the season.

The 30-year-old right-back is therefore to open negotiations with any foreign club in January, but that seem to have not alarmed Liverpool, who are quite relaxed to let one of the club's highest earner leave for nothing at the end of present campaign.

Premier League weekend roundup: Five things we learnt

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Premier League weekend roundup: Five things we learnt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Yet another excruciating weekend of Premier League action came to and as we saw 21 goals being scored. The League now enters the business end of 2014; the festive December period kicking in which will see a host of games coming thick and thin.

2014/15 UCL in “League” Format

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2014/15 UCL in "League" Format - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Graphic courtesy of @RMadrid_Stats

Typically, at this relatively early stage of the Champions League, it is still hard to discern which club(s) might be favourites for the title. People tend to judge on one big match result for an unlikely team (i.

Malaga 1-2 Real Madrid: Record Breaking Win

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Malaga 1-2 Real Madrid: Record Breaking Win - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real madrid win 16 straight matches for the first time ever.

"There's nothing wrong with the system, it's the lack of intensity. It hasn't been a good start to the season, but it's just the start. We'll sort things out.

Donovan, Galaxy top Sounders

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Donovan, Galaxy top Sounders - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This was the dream conference final for MLS. Its two biggest teams going head to head with the winner going on to host MLS Cup. MLS poster boy Landon Donovan was also facing potentially the final game of his stellar career. It was a perfect storm for the league.

Genius Arsene Wenger ‘honestly’ not hurt by criticisms

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Genius Arsene Wenger 'honestly' not hurt by criticisms - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger says he is still the right man

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has launched a strong defence of his reignafter a section of fans urged him to quit on Saturday.

The Gunners have had a stuttering start to their new season, which is in fact their worst start in the Premier League era.

Louis Van Gaal unhappy with Manchester United schedule

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Louis Van Gaal unhappy with Manchester United schedule - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal is unhappy with the amount of English Premier League games his side will be playing in December.

The Premier League is famous for its congested winter schedule over Christmas and the New Year, while other major European leagues take a mid-season break at that time.

Leicester City vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Leicester City vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Glen Johnson's late goal got Liverpool back to winning ways on Saturday as Brendan Rodgers' side overcame Stoke City 1-0 at Anfield.

On Tuesday, the Reds face the most out-of-form team in the Premier League.

Gerrard denies rift with Rodgers as Liverpool offer extension

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Gerrard denies rift with Rodgers as Liverpool offer extension - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Club captain Steven Gerrard denied rumours of a rift with manager Brendan Rodgers amidst reports of a contract extension.

The reds registered their first victory in a while, against Stoke City, this weekend.

Manchester United vs Stoke City Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Manchester United vs Stoke City Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United put in one of their most-convincing performances of the season when they thrashed Hull City 3-0 on Saturday.

It's now three successive victories for Louis van Gaal's side who are in fourth position and narrowed the gap to four points being Southampton.

Five Bundesliga players who could make Premier League transfer in January

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Five Bundesliga players who could make Premier League transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Inrecent years Premier League clubs have spent big in the January transfer window. Chelsea signing Fernando Torres for then-record transfer fee in 2011, Liverpool splasing£35m on Andy Carroll while Manchester United spent over£30m on Juan Mata last January are some of the examples that come to mind.