SoccerLens Archives for January 2014

FC Basel vs Liverpool: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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FC Basel vs Liverpool: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Steven Gerrard scored a dramatic stoppage time penalty to claim all three points for Liverpool in their opening UEFA Champions League match against Bulgarian debutants Ludogorets.

Their opening opponents weren't meant to be so tough.

Arsenal vs Galatasaray: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

Arsenal will be looking to get their 2014-15 UEFA Champions League campaign up-and-running by beating Galatasaray at the Emirates on Wednesday.

The Gunners were comfortably beaten in Dortmund in their opening group game but their Turkish opponents were held 1-1 at home by Anderlecht meaning a win in this game would more-than-likely move Arsène Wenger's side into second position in the group.

Why Chelsea’s Game Against Sporting Lisbon Is More Important Than You Think

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Why Chelsea's Game Against Sporting Lisbon Is More Important Than You Think - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea travel to the Portuguese capital to take on Sporting Lisbon in their second Champions League game of the season. Even though the match looks and seems relatively straightforward, it is not.

Report: NASL Minnesota United’s Miguel Ibarra to be called to the U.S. Men’s National team

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Report: NASL Minnesota United's Miguel Ibarra to be called to the U.S. Men's National team - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Minnesota United midfielder Miguel Ibarra could be the first North American Soccer League player to suit up for the Stars and Stripes since 2005. Photo provided by MNUnited.

Diego Costa the key to Chelsea’s Champions League tie vs Sporting

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Diego Costa the key to Chelsea's Champions League tie vs Sporting - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Diego Costa could be thrown into Champions League action on Tuesday evening, as Jose Mourinho seeks his first three pointsin Group G.

The Chelsea head coachsays he will "risk" starting Costain Tuesday's away match against Sporting Lisbon, just days after revealing the £32 million summer signinghas barely been training.

Cristiano Ronaldo set for another record breaking season, can he surpass Lionel Messi?

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Cristiano Ronaldo set for another record breaking season, can he surpass Lionel Messi? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have finally left his knee problems behind him, having experienced an outstanding start to the new season.

Hescored a hat-trickin Real's 8-2 win over DeportivoLa Coruna, followed by four against Elche.

Manchester City vs Roma: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Manchester City vs Roma: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City head into their second Champions League match following a 4-2 victory at Hull City to keep them within five points of the Premier League leaders.

Manuel Pellegrini's side will be keen to pick up three points on Tuesday after being beaten in the final minute at Bayern Munich in their group opener.

Sporting Club vs Chelsea: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Sporting Club vs Chelsea: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea were comfortable 3-0 winners over Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday to maintain their five-point lead over defending champions and further extend their lead over Arsenal and Liverpool.

Giroud’s new contract a sign of intent from Arsene Wenger

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Giroud's new contract a sign of intent from Arsene Wenger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud has signed a new contract to keep him at the Emiratesuntil 2018, according to reports.

One should be careful not underestimate the Frenchman's ability, after all, he is a very, very good centre-forward.

Could Manchester United have a new right-back in January?

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Could Manchester United have a new right-back in January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have today been linked with signing Everton right-back Séamus Coleman.

Rafael and Antonio Valencia are currently Louis van Gaal's options in that position, although Phil Jones and Chris Smalling too have a wealth of experience playing on the right side of defence.

Another injury scare for Manchester United midfielder

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Another injury scare for Manchester United midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal and Manchester United may be without Ander Herrera for the weekend's game against Everton.

The Spanish midfielder suffered a back injury in their 2-1 win against West Ham at the weekend and it appears to be more serious than initially thought.

Arsenal star agrees new £15m contract

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Arsenal star agrees new £15m contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has signed a new contract with the club until the end of the 2017-18 season, worth £80,000-a-week.

This contract will be worth more than £15 million to the player over the course of the three and three-quarter years he is signing for to stay at the Emirates Stadium.

Alan Pardew on the verge of being sacked after defeat to Stoke City

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Alan Pardew on the verge of being sacked after defeat to Stoke City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle United have had a terrible start to the 2014-15 EPL season. The Magpies have collected only 3 points from 6 games and currently sit 19th in the League standings. Peter Crouch's header saw Stoke City beat Newcastle by 1-0 on Monday night, a result that sees intense pressure on manager Alan Pardew.

Have Liverpool Missed A Trick With Mario Balotelli Signing?

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Have Liverpool Missed A Trick With Mario Balotelli Signing? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Replacing a player that's not only the best in your squad, but also the best in the entire Premier League is certainly no mean task. When Luis Suarez left Anfield, he left a huge vacuum which was going to be near impossible to fill.

Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal duo will miss Galatasaray and Chelsea clash

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Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal duo will miss Galatasaray and Chelsea clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal failed to win the last fixture against their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur as the Premier League fixture between the two clubs during the North London derby ended in a 1-1 draw at the Emirates on Saturday.

Manchester United 2-1 West Ham: Key Observations

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Manchester United 2-1 West Ham: Key Observations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ten man Manchester United held on for a 2-1 win against West Ham at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. Wayne Rooney put the home side ahead with a delightful strike before Robin Van Persie doubled the lead in the 22nd minute.

3 Things Eden Hazard Has To Improve To Become The World’s Best

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3 Things Eden Hazard Has To Improve To Become The World's Best - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Over the past couple of seasons, Eden Hazard has slowly but surely taken over as Chelsea's main man. The Belgian, signed from French side Lille for£32 million in the summer of 2011, had a decent first campaign at Stamford Bridge, where he showed flashes of his brilliance.

5 reasons why Radamel Falcao will fail at Manchester United

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5 reasons why Radamel Falcao will fail at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Holy Trinity for the Red Devils?

There was much media hype when Manchester United announced the deadline day signing of Colombian superstar Radamel Falcao, with many broadcasters hailing his arrival in the North West of England as a statement of intent from Louis Van Gaal.

Chelsea keen on temporary move to Twickenham

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Chelsea keen on temporary move to Twickenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are keen to redevelopStamford Bridge and haveopened talks over a temporary switch to the home of English rugby Twickenham.

The Blues have a seating capacity of a little under 41,800, but in order to maximise their income, mainly to comply with the Financial Fair Play rules, they have announced the plans to increase that closer to 60,000 earlier this year.

Liverpool defender faces uncertain future after walk-out

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Liverpool defender faces uncertain future after walk-out - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mamadou Sakho could face an internal disciplinary action after he walked outof Anfield before Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday.

Reds manager Brendan Rodgers will wait to hear Sakho's reasons for walking out of Anfield that breaks the club protocol.

Is Wayne Rooney the right man to lead Manchester United?

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Is Wayne Rooney the right man to lead Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wayne Rooney picked up his first red card for Manchester United in five and a half years and will miss the next month of action through suspension for kicking Stewart Downing in United's 2-1 win over West Ham on Saturday.

Why Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge-Expansion Is Imperative

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Why Chelsea's Stamford Bridge-Expansion Is Imperative - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea Football Club have taken some big steps in the last couple of days for the expansion of their stadium. Stamford Bridge currently has a capacity of around 42,000. The plan is to increase the number to around 60,000.

Arsène Wenger updates Arsenal injuries: Wilshere, Ramsey + Arteta

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Arsène Wenger updates Arsenal injuries: Wilshere, Ramsey + Arteta - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal were involved in an entertaining 1-1 draw in the North London derby at the Emirates on Saturday.

Arsène Wenger's side have to come from behind as Tottenham took the lead inside 10 minutes of the second half.

Is Ronaldo tempted by Manchester United?

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Is Ronaldo tempted by Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo is "warm to the idea of returning to Manchester United", writes Daniel Taylor of the Guardian.

With four years left on his contract at Real Madrid and playing for the freescoring 2014 UEFA Champions League winners, United fans are still hopeful their club can pull off a sensational return for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or winner.

Mourinho pleading with del Bosque to drop Diego Costa

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Mourinho pleading with del Bosque to drop Diego Costa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager José Mourinho is wanting Diego Costa to be left out of the Spanish national team for their upcoming fixtures next month.

The Brazilian-born striker was on the scoresheet again for Chelsea on Saturday as he scored the second of Chelsea's three goals in their comfortable home win over Aston Villa to keep them top of the Premier League.

Wenger reminds Tottenham of stadium woes

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Wenger reminds Tottenham of stadium woes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ahead of the North London derby, Arsene Wenger has warned their derby rivals Tottenham that they would struggle to compete at the top of the Barclays Premier League while building their new stadium. The Arsenal manager feels that Spurs must build a larger stadium in order to avoid falling behind Premier League's leading clubs.

Champagne Football for Bielsa’s Marseille!

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Champagne Football for Bielsa's Marseille! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Marseille continued to pick up pace under their firebrand coach Marcelo Bielsa with another convincing win in Ligue 1, this time, away at Reims.

After a stuttering start and behind the scenes squabbles, Marseille have now won their last 5 games scoring 16 goals and conceding just 1 sending them top of the Ligue 1 standings.

Premier League Gameweek 6: Five Things To Watch Out For

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Premier League Gameweek 6: Five Things To Watch Out For - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Gameweek 6 of the Premier League brings to us some very interesting match-ups, including two of the most feisty derbies in the country. The league table will slowly start to take shape from here on in, and with some of the bigger teams yet to get going, sides like Southampton and Swansea will be looking to cash-in as much as possible.

FIFA add U.S. based Copa América Centenario to international calendar

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FIFA add U.S. based Copa América Centenario to international calendar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2016 CopaAmérica Centenario is considered a legit tournament in the eyes of FIFA.

On Friday the FIFA Executive Committee approved the addition of the 2016 Copa América Centenario to the international calendar, so now all the stars of every nation competing in the tournament will be playing in the states two summers from now.

Barca star’s return would represent shrewder business than big-money Ronaldo move

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Barca star's return would represent shrewder business than big-money Ronaldo move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United youngster Gerard Pique has found himself embroiled inspeculation linking him with an exit from Catalan giants FC Barcelona in recent days. The 27-year-old has fallen out of favour at the Nou Camp, according to reports, with new manager Luis Enrique favouring alternative options in central-defence.

Koeman’s Saints: Committed to the cause

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Koeman's Saints: Committed to the cause - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ronaldo Koeman's new-look Southampton side may be sitting pretty as they occupy second place in the Premier League table, but the players are not prepared to rest on their laurels.

The Saintshave so far defied pre-season expectations by winning three and losing just one of their opening five leaguematches.

Everton manager dismisses Manchester City bid

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Everton manager dismisses Manchester City bid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton manager Roberto Martínez has dismissed speculation that Manchester City are set to bid for his side's young superstar, Ross Barkley.

Manchester City made a formal enquiry for the England international but were not willing to match Everton's astonishing £50 million price tag.

Two under-21 defenders in Manchester United squad to face West Ham

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Two under-21 defenders in Manchester United squad to face West Ham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal has called up Tom Thorpe and Patrick McNair from the Manchester United under-21 squad for today's game against West Ham.

The Dutch manager is bereft of centre-back options today with Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling all out injured, and Tyler Blackett suspended.

Liverpool + Manchester United set to miss out on Ukrainian forward

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Liverpool + Manchester United set to miss out on Ukrainian forward - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and Manchester United could be set to miss out on Ukrainian international star Yevhen Konoplyanka.

Reliable Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that the agent of the Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk forward is in Italy for discussions over a transfer for his client.

Chelsea injury update: Costa + Ramires

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Chelsea injury update: Costa + Ramires - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ahead of Chelsea's game with Aston Villa tomorrow, manager José Mourinho has spoken to the press this afternoon to give team news and a injury update on star striker Diego Costa and midfielder Ramires.

Diego Costa was rested for Chelsea's Capital One Cup win over Bolton Wanderers midweek with Mourinho previously admitting his £32 million summer signing isn't fit to play more than once a week just yet due to his ongoing hamstring issues.

Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

The first North London derby of the 2014-15 season takes place in Saturday's evening game with Arsenal the hosts.

Arsène Wenger's side won all three meetings against rivals Tottenham Hotspur last season which included a 2-0 victory in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Tragedy of Tottenham Hotspur’s Ryan Mason

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The Tragedy of Tottenham Hotspur's Ryan Mason - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mason looks on...again

As Spurs sought to progress into the next round of the Capital One League Cup there will have been no doubt in manager Mauricio Pochettino's mind that Championship Leaders Nottingham Forrest would offer them a testing encounter, but one I am sure Spurs fans would expect to win.

Manchester United need to pay £400,000-per-week for Real Madrid superstar

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Manchester United need to pay £400,000-per-week for Real Madrid superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will haveto pay around£80m wages to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. Real Madrid, however, are willing to cash in on a move that should alert several European heavy weights including Chelsea and Manchester City.

Liverpool vs Everton: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

The first Merseyside derby of the season kicks off the Premier League action on Saturday lunchtime with Liverpool playing hosts.

There were two action-packed games between these sides last with Liverpool taking four points and scoring seven goals – the most they have scored in a single Premier League season versus their neighbours.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

Chelsea dropped their 100% record last weekend with a 1-1 draw at Manchester City. That was perhaps the toughest fixture on paper for José Mourinho's side this season and they come out of it with a 4-point lead over their nearest pre-season title contenders Arsenal.

Ronaldo, £140m and Manchester United

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Ronaldo, £140m and Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will need to pay at least £140 million if they are serious in wanting to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.

Reports are that Real Madrid are ready to cash in on the superstar.

The Guardian claim that Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in the 29-year old.

Cristiano Ronaldo on course to make history

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Cristiano Ronaldo on course to make history - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo is an amazing player. He was already a world class talent during his time at Manchester United but has taken his game to a new level at Real Madrid. Breaking records one after another seems his usual habit nowadays and the question remains how far can he go from here.

Louis van Gaal confirms 10 absentees this weekend

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Louis van Gaal confirms 10 absentees this weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed that he is without 10 first-team players for Saturday's game at home to West Ham.

The Red Devils have been hit with a number of injuries to start their season as the Dutch manager has won only one of his first five Premier League games in charge of the world football giants.

Louis van Gaal Doesn’t Like You Either

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Louis van Gaal Doesn't Like You Either - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

You probably think you have Louis van Gaal figured out by now, right? You've read the articles, you've heard the crazy stories about him dropping his pants and showing his balls at Bayern Munich (no, really) you've heard the astoundingly egotistical press-conferences, the short temper, the league titles, the falling out at nearly every place he's worked and the trophy count and constant winning that he's used as a middle finger to everyone that has doubted him over the past two decades.

Wenger give mixed news on Arsenal injury front

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Wenger give mixed news on Arsenal injury front - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ahead of the North London derby this weekend, Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger has given an injury update and team news with the latest on Theo Walcott, Nacho Monreal and Mathieu Flamini.

The Gunners boss confirmed that Mathieu Flamini is likely to be ready to return to the squad after missing their last two games with a dead leg picked up just before last weekend's victory at Aston Villa.

All-Time Top Goalscorers In Europe and International Football

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All-Time Top Goalscorers In Europe and International Football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Here is a look at the all-time top goalscorers from the biggest leagues in the World, as well as the UEFA Champions League, FIFA World Cup and European Championships.

English Premier League

Starting with the English Premier League top scorers that dates back to 1992 when the league pulled away from the Football League.

Chelsea and Manchester City are the only title contenders

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Chelsea and Manchester City are the only title contenders - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the new Barclays Premier League season well underway, it is clear that there only two legitimate title contenders: Chelsea and Manchester City.

Last season, we saw Manchester City clinch the league title, just beating Chelsea and the surprise package Liverpool.

Magath still believes his methods can work in England

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Magath still believes his methods can work in England - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Fulham Felix Magath thinks this future is in England despite enduring a very unsuccessful time at the London club.

The German had won the Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg before joining Fulham in February.

Valdes or Hart: Whom should Liverpool pursue as Mignolet competitor?

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Valdes or Hart: Whom should Liverpool pursue as Mignolet competitor? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's tough start to the Premier League season has seen them concede 8 goals in 5 games. The Reds have only managed to win twice and were lucky to scrape past Ludogorets and Middlesbrough in the Champions League and the Capital One Cup respectively.

Manchester City run riot as Capital One Cup throws up no surprises

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Manchester City run riot as Capital One Cup throws up no surprises - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

At halftime in the majority of Capital One cup matches on Wednesday night it seemed as if a number of shock results could be on the cards, but, by the time the final whistle had blown on the five matches taking place, only Hull had fallen by the wayside, knocked out by a late West Brom double.

Fabregas: Arsenal fans would have abused even if I had joined Manchester United

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Fabregas: Arsenal fans would have abused even if I had joined Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas believes he would have been subjected to abuse from Arsenal fans even if he had joined Manchester United or Manchester City during the summer transfer window.

Will There Be A Surprise Entrant In The Top 4 This Season?

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Will There Be A Surprise Entrant In The Top 4 This Season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last season's title race was undoubtedly one of the most competitive in the history of the Premier League. Each of the top 4 in Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal were firm favourites at some point or the other in the campaign, and though City ran out winners in the end, the other three had good reason to feel justifiably aggrieved.

Liverpool’s Rickie Lambert conundrum

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Liverpool's Rickie Lambert conundrum - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Rickie Lambert finally made his full debut for Liverpool against Middlesbrough on Tuesday in the League Cup third round tie. He not only started but was made captain for the night a dream come true for Lambert who is a boyhood Red and was released by Liverpool at the age of 15.

Manchester United lose another defender to injury

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Manchester United lose another defender to injury - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United could be without Chris Smalling through injury for this weekend's game at home to West Ham.

The Guardian are reporting that Louis van Gaal is sweating on the fitness of Chris Smalling due to a leg injury.

Major League Soccer teams enjoying a successful CONCACAF Champions League, thus far

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Major League Soccer teams enjoying a successful CONCACAF Champions League, thus far - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Portland Timbers could be the first Major League Soccer team to reach the CONCACAF Champions League final since 2009, and they could be the first MLS team to win the CCL, if they stay healthy.

Arsenal likely to land Adrien Rabiot?

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Arsenal likely to land Adrien Rabiot? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and Roma are the two leading clubs thought to be interested in PSG's highly rated midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The youngster has only a year remaining on his contract, and has made it absolutely clear that he won't continue with the French champions.

Marouane Fellaini’s real test begins now

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Marouane Fellaini's real test begins now - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Marouane Fellaini has declared himself fit from ankle injury and has returned to Manchester United after undergoing a successful rehabilitation in Belgium.

Fellaini was signed by former Manchester United manager David Moyes last season from Everton for a reported fee of £27.

Manchester United run out of defenders

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Manchester United run out of defenders - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United face a defensive crisis ahead of their Premier League clash with West Ham on Saturday. First choice centre-backs Phil Jones and Jonny Evans are already injured while Chris Smalling is likely to miss out due a leg problem.

3 Major Reasons Why Arsene Wenger Is Not The Right Man For Arsenal Anymore

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3 Major Reasons Why Arsene Wenger Is Not The Right Man For Arsenal Anymore - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Surviving 18 seasons as the manager of a football club is no mean feat in any part of the world. Arsene Wenger hasn't managed it with any ordinary team, but with one of the top European clubs of the last two decades Arsenal.

Arsenal’s defensive crisis serves to further highlight Wenger’s transfer failures

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Arsenal's defensive crisis serves to further highlight Wenger's transfer failures - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's Saturday 16th August; the opening day of the season. Arsenal are at home to Crystal Palace; the first opportunity for the Emirates faithful to witness Wenger's 2014/15 side in competitive action.

Ross Barkley should stay at Goodison, despite City links

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Ross Barkley should stay at Goodison, despite City links - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

20-year-old Ross Barkley has been linked with a move to Manchester City in recent days.

The defendingPremier Leaguechampionsare reportedly plotting a £50 million swoop for the Everton starlet,who has risen to stardom in two impressive seasons since breaking into the Toffees' first-team.

Plenty of positives to take from Arsenal’s League Cup exit to Southampton

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Plenty of positives to take from Arsenal's League Cup exit to Southampton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal crashed out of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night as they lost to a penalty and a wondergoal from Southampton.

In what was an open game, Arsene Wenger opted to rotate his squad, brining in ten new players from the side which defeated Aston Villa at the weekend.

The curious case of Adnan Januzaj

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The curious case of Adnan Januzaj - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Adnan Januzaj emerged as one of the rare positives for Manchester United under David Moyes's calamitous campaign last season. The 19-year-oldhad an impressive debut season that earned hima place in Belgium's World Cup squad.

Manchester United need to spend another £100m to win title

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Manchester United need to spend another £100m to win title - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Phil Neville says that Manchester United must spend another£100m on new players before they canseriously think of challenging for the Premier League title again.

Manchester United have had a stuttering start to their season, mustering only five points from as many games and arelanguishing 12th in the table despite facing three newly promoted sides.

Wenger gives Arsenal injury update ahead of Tottenham clash

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Wenger gives Arsenal injury update ahead of Tottenham clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has given an update on defensive duo Per Mertesacker and Kieran Gibbs ahead of Saturday's North London derby with Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gunners were sent crashing out of the Capital One Cup last night, beaten by an impressive Southampton team at the Emirates.

Brendan Rodgers explains reason for Liverpool’s poor start

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Brendan Rodgers explains reason for Liverpool's poor start - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested injuries to key players has left the Reds' squad unbalanced, resulting them in poor start to the 2014-15 season.

The Merseyside club have already lost three out of the five Premier League matches and have just six points from the first five matches.

Arsenal injury report ahead of Southampton clash

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Arsenal injury report ahead of Southampton clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger met with the press on Monday ahead of his side's Capital One clash against Southampton on Tuesday night.

The Arsenal manager was giving updates on the injuries sustained by a number of his players recently and it wasn't the best of news.

Liverpool might face UEFA penalty

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Liverpool might face UEFA penalty - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool couldface a heavy penalty from UEFA,as they might havebreached the Financial Fair Play rules. Although, nothing is confirmed yet, but The Times journalist Gabriele Marcotti writes that Liverpool fall under those "risk clubs" that might have breached the FFP regulations; as consequence, they could have almost £7m of Champions League prize money withheld pending a Uefa inquiry.

Arsenal to try again for Barcelona forward?

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Arsenal to try again for Barcelona forward? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona youngster Munir El Haddadi has only played four games this season and he is already in demand.

In Luis Suarez's absence, Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has given Munir a chance to impress. The 19-year-old, a product of the club's youth academy, is making the full use of this opportunity and has a goal to his name already.

Manchester United suffer £60m transfer blow

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Manchester United suffer £60m transfer blow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A league leaders AS Roma are adamant that their star midfielder Kevin Strootman will not leave the club to join Manchester United in the January transfer window.

Last week, British tabloid Daily Mirror claimed that Strootman was committed to joining Manchester United and even switched agents to Robin van Persie's advisors in order to facilitate the move in January.

Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United: Key Observations

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Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United: Key Observations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Leicester City earned a historic 5-3 victory over Manchester United at the King Power Stadium in Sunday's lunch time kick off in the Premier League. The Red Devils cruised to a 3-1 lead just before the hour mark, but the home side scored four goals in the next twenty minutes to seal an emphatic victory.

Wenger finds shades of Henry in Welbeck

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Wenger finds shades of Henry in Welbeck - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger accepts that his new centre-forward Danny Welbeck has tremendous potentials to be a top quality striker, but at the same time he admits the comparison with club legend Thierry Henry is too premature.

Five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend

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Five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In what was quite an astonishing weekend in the Premier League, here are five things we learned:

The pundits were right about Liverpool

When Liverpool sold Luis Suarez this summer after qualifying for the Champions League, many predicted that they would struggle to juggle European commitments along with their Premier League obligations.

Manchester United’s van Gaal blames defeat on ‘big errors’

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Manchester United's van Gaal blames defeat on 'big errors' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has accused his players of failing to kill off the game at 3-1 before losing 5-3 at Leicester City yesterday by committing "big errors as a team".

Newly-promoted Leicester City provided an incredible turnaround in the second half after falling 3-1 behind thanks to Ander Herrera's early goal in the second half.

Rodgers wrong to blame Liverpool injuries for results

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Rodgers wrong to blame Liverpool injuries for results - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As Liverpool crashed to their third defeat in five games, manager Brendan Rodgers spoke to the media after the game and hinted that injuries were giving them a problem this season.

Rodgers said

"It's not quite happening for us at the moment.

Why Liverpool’s Fall From Grace Is Not Surprising

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Why Liverpool's Fall From Grace Is Not Surprising - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When Steven Gerrard's famous 'We go again' cry was belted out by Liverpool fans at the start of the season, 3 losses in the first 5 games was surely something they were not expecting. The Reds were inches away from winning the Premier League last year, their first top-division title since 1989.

Liverpool legend blames Arsene Wenger for Arsenal’s failure against top clubs

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Liverpool legend blames Arsene Wenger for Arsenal's failure against top clubs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Arsenal's style of play is predictable and has questioned Arsene Wenger's ability to help the Gunners win against the top teams.

The north London club settled for a 2-2 draw against Manchester City at the Emirates.

Can Manchester City stop Diego Costa?

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Can Manchester City stop Diego Costa? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Diego Costa has made a lightning start to life in the Premier League, following his £32 million switch during the summer transfer window. The Chelsea forward has proven unstoppable since his arrival and already he has seven goals in his first four league games.

Win VIP tickets to see Man United play Crystal Palace at Old Trafford

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Win VIP tickets to see Man United play Crystal Palace at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Want to WIN two VIP tickets to the Theatre of Dreams? You could!

NETELLER is giving you the chance to win 2 VIP tickets to go to Old Trafford and watch the Red Devils play the Eagles, plus 3,000 USD!

Premier League Gameweek 5: Five Things To Watch Out For

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Premier League Gameweek 5: Five Things To Watch Out For - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Premier League table is still some way from starting to take shape, but there are some extremely intriguing fixtures this weekend that may set the tone for the season ahead.

Here are five things to watch out for this weekend:

1) Clash of the Titans at the Etihad:

The two firm favourites for the title, Manchester City and Chelsea, go head-to-head at the Etihad Stadium in the last game of the weekend on Sunday.

Arsène Wenger sticks up for Mesut Özil

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Arsène Wenger sticks up for Mesut Özil - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager has defended the club's record signing Mesut Özil after the German World Cup winner has come under a lot of criticism of late.

Quoted by the Guardian, the Gunners boss said:

"I would pay the money [£42m] again.

Luke Shaw set to kick-off his glittering Manchester United career

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Luke Shaw set to kick-off his glittering Manchester United career - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Having completed a £30 million transfer from Southampton this summer, in a deal thatsaw him become the world's most expensive teenager,Manchester United's Luke Shaw is yet to feature this season.

Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale on possibility of returning to Premier League

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Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale on possibility of returning to Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale has dropped a massive hint of returning to Tottenham Hotspur in the future.

The Welshman was the star player for the North London club during Andre Villas-Boas' penultimate season with the English club.

Confirmed Host Cities for Euro 2020 – Wembley hosts Semi-Finals and Final

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Confirmed Host Cities for Euro 2020 Wembley hosts Semi-Finals and Final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

UEFA have today confirmed that England's national ground, Wembley Stadium will host the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final.

Michel Platini, the president of UEFA, confirmed that Wembley had been awarded the 'finals package' after the only rival bidder, the German FA, said they were more interested in hosting Euro 2024 solely.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

Arsenal return from their defeat in Dortmund to travel to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Gunners were convincingly beaten by Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night in their opening UEFA Champions League group stage match.

West Ham vs Liverpool: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

Liverpool head into the Premier League weekend off the back of a late and dramatic UEFA Champions League victory over Bulgarian champions Ludogorets.

Steven Gerrard converted a stoppage time penalty to win the game for Liverpool moments after the visitors had equalised on the break.

The new Major League Soccer Logo

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The new Major League Soccer Logo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On Thursday Major League Soccer announced, that their clubs will all be able to take part with the new logo, as the symbol colors will adjust to the teams colors. Photo provided by Major League Soccer and USA Today.

On Thursday Major League Soccer announced, that their clubs will all be able to take part with the new logo, as the symbol colors will adjust to the teams colors.

Advances in Football Technology

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Advances in Football Technology - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the current debate about the 2022 World Cup hotting up the topic of football technology centres on two aspects of advancement that will take centre stage in Qatar, although the other critical element is whether or not the tournament actually goes ahead in Qatar, as planned, and WHEN!

AFC Asia Cup of Nations

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AFC Asia Cup of Nations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The inaugural Asia Cup of Nations, the second oldest world football competition, was staged in Hong Kong in 1956 with just four participating nations.

The hosts kicked off the competition against Israel and Au Chi Yin had the honour of scoring the very first goal in the Asia Cup when he put Hong Kong ahead after 13 minutes.

Leicester City vs Manchester United: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

Two teams separated only by goal difference heading into the weekend as Leicester City host Manchester United.

Louis van Gaal won his first game in charge of United last weekend in thumping Queens Park Rangers 4-0 at Old Trafford.

Manchester City vs Chelsea: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Manchester City vs Chelsea: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The two favourites for the Premier League title meet in a heavyweight clash at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Chelsea have become the odds-on favourite to win the 2014-15 title following their start to the season that has seen José Mourinho's side take maximum points and score 15 goals in only four games.

Arsene Wenger confirms biggest regret – failing to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

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Arsene Wenger confirms biggest regret failing to sign Cristiano Ronaldo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his biggest regret in his managerial career was to not sign Cristiano Ronaldo for the Gunners.

The forward was at Sporting Lisbon when the North London club were keen on securing a deal for the talented player in 2003.

Liverpool must get their formation right

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Liverpool must get their formation right - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have had a mixed start to their new season. In their four Premier League games played so far, theReds have won two but suffered two defeats while their performance so far has yet to match the high standards they set last season.

English fans to re-evaluate Champions League expectations as all four struggle

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English fans to re-evaluate Champions League expectations as all four struggle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's hard to tell much after just one group game, but a string of unimpressive results and performances from English sides in the Champions League this week has left me wondering, do fans of the top four sides need to re-evaluate their expectations?

Should Newcastle United Sack Alan Pardew?

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Should Newcastle United Sack Alan Pardew? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is barely four games into the new season but already there's something of a crisis unfolding at St James' Park. With just two points from four games and a goal difference already of -6, Newcastle United sit bottom of the Premier League.

Welbeck v Balotelli – who got the better deal, Arsenal or Liverpool?

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Welbeck v Balotelli who got the better deal, Arsenal or Liverpool? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and Arsenal shocked everyone by signing Mario Balotelli and Danny Welbeck from AC Milan and Manchester United respectively in the summer, for£16m each.

Arsenal were in dire need of a striker after Olivier Giroud suffered a serious foot injury (broken foot) that would rule him out till January.

Time to bid Tyneside Pardieu

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Time to bid Tyneside Pardieu - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Pardew, and a certain "old ****" who is only 8 years his senior

The cold, creeping sensation that lies in the depth of your empty gut, as the floor falls away from beneath you, the blind sense of panic that comes with an unknown tomorrow.

Early impressions suggest Liverpool signed the wrong striker this summer

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Early impressions suggest Liverpool signed the wrong striker this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mario Balotelli scored his first goalin a Liverpool shirt yesterday evening, but his 82nd minute strike versus Bulgarian minnowsLudogorets Razgrad overshadowed a largely disappointing performance.

Liverpool 2-1 Ludo Radzgd: Five observations

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Liverpool 2-1 Ludo Radzgd: Five observations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard scored an injury time penalty as the Reds marked their Champions League return with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ludogorets.

Mario Balotelli broke the deadlock in the 82nd-minute with a clever turn and shot, but the Bulgarian champions immediately responded through substitute Dani Abalo.

Bayern Munich vs Manchester City: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Bayern Munich vs Manchester City: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A rematch of last season's group stage as Bayern Munich host Manchester City on Wednesday night.

Both of these sides won the away game last season with this fixture being the final group match where the German side had already qualified.

Post match thoughts on Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat against Dortmund

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Post match thoughts on Arsenal's 2-0 defeat against Dortmund - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's Champions League campaign got off to a poorstart as Borussia Dortmund scored on either side of half-time to secure a deserved victory. The Gunners were made to look ordinary and had Dortmund players been more clinical in front of goal, Arsenal might have been contemplating on one of the heaviest defeats of the competition and that is no exaggeration.

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney ends his feud with Sir Alex Ferguson

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Manchester United star Wayne Rooney ends his feud with Sir Alex Ferguson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wayne Rooney completed his 10 years at Manchester United after having arrived at Old Trafford as a teenager from Everton in 2004.

The England international was signed by Red Devils' former manager Sir Alex Ferguson on the deadline day of the summer transfer window, a decade ago.

Wayne Rooney’s Top 10 Manchester United moments

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Wayne Rooney's Top 10 Manchester United moments - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Rumours were already making the rounds that Everton had within their ranks a supremely talented 16-year-old kid who would become the next-big-thing in England. Little did we knew about his incredible talent until that moment.

Chelsea vs Schalke 04: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Chelsea vs Schalke 04: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A rematch from last season's UEFA Champions League group stage sees Chelsea and Schalke 04 meet at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Last season the English side did the double over their German counterparts; 3-0 both home and away.

Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against Schalke

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Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against Schalke - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea get their Champions League season off with a potentially-tricky home tie against German side Schalke on Wednesday. Jose Mourinho's men will be keen to avoid an opening day defeat like last season, when the Blues were shocked at Stamford Bridge by Swiss outfit Basel.

Do Liverpool and Real Madrid have an easy route to the second round?

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Do Liverpool and Real Madrid have an easy route to the second round? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last season's Premier League runners-up and UEFA Champions League winners have been drawn in the same group of this season's elite European club competition.

Liverpool do not face Real Madrid until Wednesday 22 October when the European football giants meet head-to-head at Anfield.

Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Two of Europe's top teams go head-to-head in Germany to kick off their 2014-15 UEFA Champions League campaigns on Tuesday.

Both Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal have been unlucky with injuries to start their domestic seasons and both remain with a number of absentees ahead of their clash at Signal Iduna Park.

Jordan Henderson: Liverpool’s irreplaceable ‘moral compass’

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Jordan Henderson: Liverpool's irreplaceable 'moral compass' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jordan Henderson has been appointed as Liverpool's vice-captain following the departure of Daniel Agger to Brondby. This extra responsibility bestowed on him only reflects his rising influence for both club and country.

World class winger set to sign £200,000-per-week contract at Chelsea

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World class winger set to sign £200,000-per-week contract at Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Eden Hazard is set to sign a new £200,000-a-week contract at Chelsea that will make him the highest paid player at the club.

Hazard, who joined from Lille in 2012 for a reported fee of £34m has scored 34 goals for Chelsea so far and has been given the #10 shirt this season, which was vacated by Juan Mata last January.

Why Louis Van Gaal’s 3-5-2 Was Never Going To Work At United

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Why Louis Van Gaal's 3-5-2 Was Never Going To Work At United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

At the beginning of the season, all eyes were on the hot seat at Manchester United. A turbulent 2013-14 season had seen the Red Devils go from Champions to 7th-placed finishers in less than a year.

Arsenal face defensive crisis, only Wenger to blame

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Arsenal face defensive crisis, only Wenger to blame - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's new signing Mathieu Debuchy has suffered significant ligament damage that will rule him out for at least three months. The right back, who joined from Newcastle United in the summer, was stretchered off during Arsenal's last game (2-2)against Manchester City on Saturday.

Defence still the major worry for Liverpool

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Defence still the major worry for Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Under Brendan Rodgers Liverpool have emerged as one of the most entertaining sides in England and probably in Europe as well. Last season, they played some breath-taking football and came agonisingly close to winning the Premier League title.

Has Chelsea’s Stronger Attack Come At The Expense Of A Weaker Defence?

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Has Chelsea's Stronger Attack Come At The Expense Of A Weaker Defence? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Few would argue, as Gameweek 4 of the 2014/15 season draws to a close, that Chelsea have been the standout team thus far. A maximum haul of 12 points, with 15 goals scored, is about as good as it gets when it comes to getting off to a good start.

The American youth are changing sports

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The American youth are changing sports - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former High School wide receiver Drake Davis, could be the first of many "All-American" athletes to switch from American football to soccer in the coming years. Photo provided by 247 Sports.

Are the days of soccer being shadowed by American football and basketball in the United States numbered?

Brek Shea starts loan with Birmingham City FC with a flying start

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Brek Shea starts loan with Birmingham City FC with a flying start - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The American international winger Break Shea dishes out his first assist in his for match for Birmingham City FC at his new home, St. Andrew's Stadium on Saturday morning against Leeds United.

Forget Strootman, Manchester United need the other Roma midfielder

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Forget Strootman, Manchester United need the other Roma midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Roma have made a perfect start to the season after earning a narrow 1-0 victory against Empoli on Saturday. The Giallorossi are now the joint leaders in the Serie A (along with Juventus) with six points, with no goals conceded so far.

UEFA Faces Credibility Crisis Following U-Turn On Manchester City’s FFP-Breach Ruling

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UEFA Faces Credibility Crisis Following U-Turn On Manchester City's FFP-Breach Ruling - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The central body of European Football, UEFA, is facing a credibility crisis after letting Manchester City off the hook for breaching the Financial Fair Play rules set by the body.

Liverpool’s latest injury worries: Can Rodgers help Reds overcome crisis?

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Liverpool's latest injury worries: Can Rodgers help Reds overcome crisis? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Premier League returns after two weeks of international break and the friendlies and Euro 2016 qualifiers have brought nothing but trouble for Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers.

The Merseyside club have seen several of their first team players pick up injuries while on international duty.

Real vs Atlético: Madrid Derby Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Real vs Atlético: Madrid Derby Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This weekend sees Real Madrid face city rivals Atlético for the third time in less than a month.

Atlético Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup over two legs last month with an aggregate score of 2-1.

Liverpool vs Aston Villa: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

Liverpool will be looking to overtake Aston Villa in the league on Saturday by collecting three points at Anfield when the two sides meet.

The Reds will be without Daniel Sturridge who got injured on duty with England over the past week.

Manchester United vs QPR: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

For the fourth time in as many Premier League games for Louis van Gaal his Manchester United side are odds-on favourites at the start of their next league game.

The Dutch manager has only picked up two points from his first three games but few are ruling the Red Devils out of finishing in the top four this season after their summer transfers.

Chelsea vs Swansea City: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

The top two entering the Premier League weekend go head-to-head at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as Chelsea host Swansea City.

Few are surprised by the start Chelsea have made to the 2014-15 season by taking a maximum nine points from their opening three games.

Chelsea goalkeeper signs new contract

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Chelsea goalkeeper signs new contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has signed a new five-year contract at the club.

The Belgian joined Chelsea in 2011 from Genk but spent three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid. His time at the Spanish club saw him develop into one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

This could be Mesut Ozil’s season at Arsenal

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This could be Mesut Ozil's season at Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last season, Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil for a club record transfer fee from Real Madrid. Although the Gunners were primarily looking to adda top striker (heavily linked with a move for Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez) to their ranks but in the end they signed a‘world class' attacking midfielderinstead.

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

The Premier League returns from the international break this weekend and kicks off with the most-anticipated match as Arsenal host Manchester City in the Saturday lunchtime game, live on BT Sport.

Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against Swansea

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Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against Swansea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This Saturday sees the Premier League top two go head-to-head, as surprise-packages Swansea City travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.

Both teams have a perfect record thus far, winning each of their 3 games.

Can Roma finally break Juventus’ dominance?

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Can Roma finally break Juventus' dominance? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While the last three seasons saw three different teams finishing as runners up, there has only been one winner in the Serie A Juventus. Since winning the 2011/12 Scudetto to mark their full recovery from the Calciopoli scandal, Juventus have gone from strength to strength.

5 Premier League Stars In Danger Of Fizzling Out

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5 Premier League Stars In Danger Of Fizzling Out - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The transfer window may have closed but that doesn't mean that all managers, nor all players are currently happy with their current squad, or position within that squad. Indeed, a quick glance down the squads of the Premier League's top teams reveals a number of players who look to be down, if not out, at their current club.

Arsene Wenger: I only wanted Danny Welbeck on loan

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Arsene Wenger: I only wanted Danny Welbeck on loan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he wanted to sign Danny Welbeck only on-loan from Manchester United.

The England international left his boyhood club and completed the switch to the Emirates on the final day of the summer transfer window.

Premier League Week 4: All eyes on Manchester United and Arsenal

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Premier League Week 4: All eyes on Manchester United and Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Football returns to the Premier League this weekend after the international hiatus. We have some cracking games coming up, the pick of the bunch being Manchester City's away trip to Arsenal.

Arsenal injury news ahead of Manchester City clash

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Arsenal injury news ahead of Manchester City clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will host the Premier League champions Manchester City for the league clash at the Emirates on Saturday.

Reports started to surface earlier this week that the Gunners' star player Aaron Ramsey could be doubtful for Arsenal's first big game of the season this weekend.

Arsenal must get their shape right to beat Manchester City

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Arsenal must get their shape right to beat Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will play their first big match of the season when they face Premier League champions Manchester City at the Emirates on Saturday lunchtime. The Gunners are one of the four teams in the league that are yet to be defeatedbut have managed more draws than wins than any other team in top 10.

Manchester United to announce £420m record revenue

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Manchester United to announce £420m record revenue - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United might have gone backwards on the pitch following a dismal campaign last season (they finished seventh) but off the pitch they're still recognised as a leading global brand and one of the best in Europe in commercial operations.

Brazilian wants to play for Chelsea again, unsure about long-term future

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Brazilian wants to play for Chelsea again, unsure about long-term future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have overhauled their transfer strategy in the past fewseasons. The Blues sold some of their unwanted-yet-high-profile players (Juan Mata, Kevin de Bruyne, David Luiz, Romelu Lukaku) and had reinvested the money effectively (Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas, Mohamed Salah, Kurt Zouma et al) without compromising on the quality.

Manchester United striker already winning Real Madrid hearts

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Manchester United striker already winning Real Madrid hearts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has yet to kick a ball for Real Madridsince joining the La Liga giantson a season-long-loan on the transfer deadline day but he is already winning the hearts of the Madrid fans.

Manchester United injury update: key players back for QPR clash

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Manchester United injury update: key players back for QPR clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Premier League returns after two weeks of international break and Manchester United will host Queens Park Rangers in the next league fixture at Old Trafford on September 14.

Before the start of the last fixture against Burnley, the Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal admitted that he is without the services of 11 players, who were either sidelined with injury or ineligible to start for the 20-times English champions.

Can Sterling & Co bring back the glory days for England?

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Can Sterling & Co bring back the glory days for England? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The case of the English National Football Team over the last couple of decades has been a curious one. Every major tournament is preceded by a fantastic qualifying campaign, where everything comes together perfectly well.

Manchester United’s big money summer transfer target suffers knee injury again

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Manchester United's big money summer transfer target suffers knee injury again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Man proposes,God disposes. Getting too dramatic, may be, but well, in hindsight it feels like Manchester United had a lucky escape in the summer.

This summer has been mental for Manchester United.

Manchester United star sends text to Juventus hinting future move

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Manchester United star sends text to Juventus hinting future move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Radamel Falcao, the shiny toy in the market which Manchester United could have done without, is a typical exampleof a 'panic buy'. Manchester United fans may find thousand strong reasons to prove the notion wrong but the very fact, the deal was clinched on the transfer deadline day, with the player nowhere seen in the vicinity of Louis van Gaal's summer redevelopment project, vindicate the above assertion.

Chelsea and Jose Mourinho: The Silent Revolution

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Chelsea and Jose Mourinho: The Silent Revolution - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While the majority of the football universe amassed in front of Jim White and his lovable gang of busty misfits last Monday, a certain overcoat-toting Portuguese man uncharacteristically decided to keep out of the headlines, and for good reason.

Carlos Bocanegra announces retirement at end of MLS season

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Carlos Bocanegra announces retirement at end of MLS season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On Thursday Carlos Bocanegra announced, he will be retiring from the game of soccer at the end of 2014 Major League Soccer season. Photo provided by ISI Photos.

The 35-year-old former U.

Manchester United legend praises Ed Woodward for summer signings

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Manchester United legend praises Ed Woodward for summer signings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has praised the club CEO Ed Woodward for his efforts in making signings during the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have made quality additions to their squad after finishing a disappointing seventh in the league table last season, missing out on European football as a result.

Manchester United legend says Wayne Rooney is right man to lead England

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Manchester United legend says Wayne Rooney is right man to lead England - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham believes Wayne Rooney is the right man to lead England.

The Red Devils striker was handed the armband by Roy Hodgson after Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international football.

Brendan Rodgers: Five major challenges at Liverpool

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Brendan Rodgers: Five major challenges at Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bill Shankly once said: "If you are first you are first. If you are second, you are nothing." A more contemporary saying captures the point even better when you finish second, you are the first loser.

Crushing blow for Chelsea and Liverpool – time for plan B?

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Crushing blow for Chelsea and Liverpool time for plan B? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and Chelsea managers must feel aggrieved with the news that their star strikers, Daniel Sturridge and Diego Costa, have suffered injuries while playing international football this week.

Which Big-Name Superstar Will Miss Out In The Manchester United Revolution?

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Which Big-Name Superstar Will Miss Out In The Manchester United Revolution? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It wouldn't be too wrong to say that Louis Van Gaal's time at Manchester United has got off to a disastrous start. Three games into the current Premier League season, the Red Devils have just two points on the board and find themselves in 14th position in the table.

5 Reasons Why Chelsea Will Win The Premier League This Season

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5 Reasons Why Chelsea Will Win The Premier League This Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City won the Premier League last year and there is no doubt that they were worthy champions. Liverpool came close, leading the pack with 3 games to play. Arsenal too, will feel aggrieved at missing out, having been top of the table for a total of 128 days through the course of the season.

Why Danny Welbeck could shine for Arsenal

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Why Danny Welbeck could shine for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The injury to Daniel Sturridge opens up the door for new Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck to partner Wayne Rooney upfront for England against Switzerland in the Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday.

Welbeck joined Arsenal on the transfer deadline day for a reported fee of £16m from Manchester United.

Radamel Falcao talks about his upcoming Manchester United debut

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Radamel Falcao talks about his upcoming Manchester United debut - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Radamel Falcao says he is hoping to make his Manchester United debut against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 14.

The Colombian international completed his loan switch from AS Monaco on the deadline day of the summer transfer window.

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool’s inconsistent little magician

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Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool's inconsistent little magician - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Philippe Coutinho claimed his second cap for Brazil during the Selecao's 1-0 victory over Colombia in Miami on Friday night. He came on as a 72nd minute sub in Dunga's first game back as Brazil manager and will be delighted to be back in the international groove after frustratingly missing out on this summer's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Can Charlie Davies make a comeback for the USMNT?

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Can Charlie Davies make a comeback for the USMNT? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Can Charlie Davies continue his excellent recent form and work his way back to the national team? Photo provided by rumorsandrants.com.

The once speedy and dangerous former U.S. international forward isbeginningto find his form again.

Have we seen the best of Wayne Rooney?

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Have we seen the best of Wayne Rooney? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wayne Rooney undoubtedly stands out as one of the best English players of his generation. He has been England's best forward for the past ten years or so and is truly a "world class" player in his own right.

At 28, he has played over 600 games for both club and country and has scored over 260 goals in his career.

Wenger attempts to sign €12m Barcelona midfielder

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Wenger attempts to sign €12m Barcelona midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has a great reputation of developing young and unknown talents into world class superstars. Few days ago, the Frenchman attempted to sign one of Barcelona academy's top youngsters, Sergi Samper, who has rejected this golden opportunityof moving abroad.

The curious case of Adrien Rabiot

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The curious case of Adrien Rabiot - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Adrien Rabiot is still a PSG midfielder but that might change in six-months' time. Arsenal and Roma were thought to be interested in the precocious 19-year-old with the later more likely to sign him up when the transfer window re-opens in January.

Liverpool and Milan all set for another smart transfer in January

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Liverpool and Milan all set for another smart transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After signing Mario Balotelli from AC Milan this summer for a reported fee of £16m, the Redsare all set to complete another transfer deal with the Serie A giants. Reports from Italy suggest that Liverpool midfielder Suso has agreed to join AC Milan and will sign a contract with the Rossonerias soon as he will be allowed to do so.

Which Big-Name Superstar Will Miss Out In The Manchester United Revolution?

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Which Big-Name Superstar Will Miss Out In The Manchester United Revolution? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It wouldn't be too wrong to say that Louis Van Gaal's time at Manchester United has got off to a disastrous start. Three games into the current Premier League season, the Red Devils have just two points on the board and find themselves in 14th position in the table.

5 Reasons Why Chelsea Will Win The Premier League This Season

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5 Reasons Why Chelsea Will Win The Premier League This Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City won the Premier League last year and there is no doubt that they were worthy champions. Liverpool came close, leading the pack with 3 games to play. Arsenal too, will feel aggrieved at missing out, having been top of the table for a total of 128 days through the course of the season.

Why Danny Welbeck could shine for Arsenal

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Why Danny Welbeck could shine for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The injury to Daniel Sturridge opens up the door for new Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck to partner Wayne Rooney upfront for England against Switzerland in the Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday.

Welbeck joined Arsenal on the transfer deadline day for a reported fee of £16m from Manchester United.

Radamel Falcao talks about his upcoming Manchester United debut

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Radamel Falcao talks about his upcoming Manchester United debut - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Radamel Falcao says he is hoping to make his Manchester United debut against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 14.

The Colombian international completed his loan switch from AS Monaco on the deadline day of the summer transfer window.

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool’s inconsistent little magician

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Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool's inconsistent little magician - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Philippe Coutinho claimed his second cap for Brazil during the Selecao's 1-0 victory over Colombia in Miami on Friday night. He came on as a 72nd minute sub in Dunga's first game back as Brazil manager and will be delighted to be back in the international groove after frustratingly missing out on this summer's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Can Charlie Davies make a comeback for the USMNT?

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Can Charlie Davies make a comeback for the USMNT? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Can Charlie Davies continue his excellent recent form and work his way back to the national team? Photo provided by rumorsandrants.com.

The once speedy and dangerous former U.S. international forward isbeginningto find his form again.

Brendan Rodgers: Five major challenges at Liverpool

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Brendan Rodgers: Five major challenges at Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bill Shankly once said: "If you are first you are first. If you are second, you are nothing." A more contemporary saying captures the point even better when you finish second, you are the first loser.

Crushing blow for Chelsea and Liverpool – time for plan B?

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Crushing blow for Chelsea and Liverpool time for plan B? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and Chelsea managers must feel aggrieved with the news that their star strikers, Daniel Sturridge and Diego Costa, have suffered injuries while playing international football this week.

Manchester United legend praises Ed Woodward for summer signings

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Manchester United legend praises Ed Woodward for summer signings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has praised the club CEO Ed Woodward for his efforts in making signings during the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have made quality additions to their squad after finishing a disappointing seventh in the league table last season, missing out on European football as a result.

Manchester United legend says Wayne Rooney is right man to lead England

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Manchester United legend says Wayne Rooney is right man to lead England - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham believes Wayne Rooney is the right man to lead England.

The Red Devils striker was handed the armband by Roy Hodgson after Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international football.

Carlos Bocanegra announces retirement at end of MLS season

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Carlos Bocanegra announces retirement at end of MLS season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On Thursday Carlos Bocanegra announced, he will be retiring from the game of soccer at the end of 2014 Major League Soccer season. Photo provided by ISI Photos.

The 35-year-old former U.

PHOTO: Former Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck holding Arsenal shirt

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PHOTO: Former Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck holding Arsenal shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Danny Welbeck completed his switch to Arsenal from Manchester United during the final hours of the summer transfer window.

The England international was told by the Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal that his services are no longer required at Old Trafford.

Manchester United confirm another transfer after deadline day

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Manchester United confirm another transfer after deadline day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United on Tuesday have confirmed their midfielder Tom Cleverley has completed a season-long loan move to Aston Villa.

Paul Lambert's side agreed a deal with the 20-time English champions before the deadline day on Monday.

OFFICIAL: Jozy Altidore to captain the U.S. Men’s National team against the Czech Republic on Wed.

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Jozy Altidore to captain the USMNT against the Czech Republic on Wed. at Prague. Photo provided by nydailynews.com.

The 24-year-old U.

Manchester United Confirm Another Last-Minute Departure

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Manchester United Confirm Another Last-Minute Departure - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's business has extended well after the deadline day shut on Monday night. After Tom Cleverley's departure to Aston Villa was confirmed earlier today, the club have now let talented U-21 right-back Guillermo Varela make a loan switch to Real Madrid.

Liverpool complete another player signing, this time from Spain

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Liverpool complete another player signing, this time from Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have completed the signing of Spanish teenager Madger Antonio from La Liga outfit Villarreal. The 17 year old midfielder joined the Reds for a paltry sum as Villareal feared they might have to lose out on the player for free next summer.

PHOTO: Manchester United Midfielder Holding An Aston Villa Shirt

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PHOTO: Manchester United Midfielder Holding An Aston Villa Shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley was snapped up earlier today at Aston Villa's Bodymoor Heath Training Ground following his last-minute loan move from Old Trafford.

Cleverley's transfer was in question right till the very end, and it was only after the Premier League granted permission today that the move went through.

Arsenal fans “frustrated” to see signings at rival clubs claim Man City star

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Arsenal fans "frustrated" to see signings at rival clubs claim Man City star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal fans had probably expected more from the club in terms of their transfer dealings. Despite having signed world class player like Alexis Sanchez and adding couple of solid defenders, many expected Arsenal to splash big on a world class midfielder and a striker.

Juventus rub salt to injury to Manchester United’s transfer failure

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Juventus rub salt to injury to Manchester United's transfer failure - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United probably have ended the transfer window on a high note. Although there are many areas that left unsolved, overall it has been a good summer for them.

The Red Devils have added world class players like Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao, while have added versatile and talented players, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind, who shone at the World Cup in Brazil.

Blow for Arsenal & Manchester United, €45m target set to sign new contract

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Blow for Arsenal & Manchester United, €45m target set to sign new contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For Sporting Lisbon, holding on to William Carvalho in the summer after losing Marcos Rojo to Manchester United would come as a victory. However, the Portuguese club don't seem to rest on their laurels as reports from media outlet A Bola have run a story this morning that the club now wants the 21 year old to sign a long term contract.

Real Madrid superstar wants to play for Manchester United

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Real Madrid superstar wants to play for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he wants to play for Manchester United once again in the future.

The Portuguese international had a successful spell at Old Trafford – having won the Premier League and the Champions League while the great elder of Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.

Manchester United’s long term target doesn’t rule out Chelsea move

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Manchester United's long term target doesn't rule out Chelsea move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Long term Manchester United targetWesley Sneijder has dropped a major hint that he is open to join the Premier League. Sneijder who won the treble with Jose Mourinho at inter Milan currently plies his trade for Turkish side Galatasaray, with whom he has a contract until the summer of 2016.

The United States shut out and defeat the Czech Republic at Prague

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The United States shut out and defeat the Czech Republic at Prague - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jozy Altidore became the player that captain the USMNT to their first victory over the Czech Republic on Wednesday at Prague. Photo provided by Czech News Agency.

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The USA beat the Czech Republic 1-0, in a physical match.

Portugal midfielder comments on Manchester United transfer link

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Portugal midfielder comments on Manchester United transfer link - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United had been linked with several central midfielders in the summer. While most ofthe transfer rumour whirligig centred around Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal,United had been linked with other good central midfielders as well who were touted as potential alternatives.

Reputed Journalist Claims Former Champions League and World Cup Winner Is Set To Sign For Liverpool

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Reputed Journalist Claims Former Champions League and World Cup Winner Is Set To Sign For Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The transfer window may be over, but Liverpool will have a high-profile addition to the squad come October. According to Guillem Balague on Spanish website AS, three-time Champions League-winning goalkeeper Victor Valdes is close to agreeing a move to Anfield.

Arsenal, Manchester United, Mourinho, Rodgers: Four Conclusions From The Transfer Window

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Arsenal, Manchester United, Mourinho, Rodgers: Four Conclusions From The Transfer Window - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So the transfer window is now closed and after the international break, football will get underway in the Premier League from next weekend. After all the hustle and bustle of transfer deadline day, Premier League teams now have their squads finalised for the first four months of the season.

World-Class Winger Signs Agreement With La Liga Giant, Set To Snub Arsenal and Liverpool

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World-Class Winger Signs Agreement With La Liga Giant, Set To Snub Arsenal and Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Marco Reus will not be playing his football in the Premier League next season, it seems. After a summer full of speculation in which he was strongly linked to all of Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United, the German attacking midfielder's future is now in the hands of Real Madrid.

Arsenal forward denies transfer offers

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Arsenal forward denies transfer offers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's Lukas Podolski had been linked with the likes of Napoli during the summer but the German has said that he received no offers about a transfer.

The 29 year-old played just 27 times in all competitions for Arsenal last season, leading to speculation that he could be on his way out after just two seasons at the London club.

Manchester United’s big money summer transfer target suffers knee injury again

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Manchester United's big money summer transfer target suffers knee injury again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Man proposes,God disposes. Getting too dramatic, may be, but well, in hindsight it feels like Manchester United had a lucky escape in the summer.

This summer has been mental for Manchester United.

Manchester United star sends text to Juventus hinting future move

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Manchester United star sends text to Juventus hinting future move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Radamel Falcao, the shiny toy in the market which Manchester United could have done without, is a typical exampleof a 'panic buy'. Manchester United fans may find thousand strong reasons to prove the notion wrong but the very fact, the deal was clinched on the transfer deadline day, with the player nowhere seen in the vicinity of Louis van Gaal's summer redevelopment project, vindicate the above assertion.

Chelsea and Jose Mourinho: The Silent Revolution

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Chelsea and Jose Mourinho: The Silent Revolution - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While the majority of the football universe amassed in front of Jim White and his lovable gang of busty misfits last Monday, a certain overcoat-toting Portuguese man uncharacteristically decided to keep out of the headlines, and for good reason.

Arsenal forward denies transfer offers

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Arsenal forward denies transfer offers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's Lukas Podolski had been linked with the likes of Napoli during the summer but the German has said that he received no offers about a transfer.

The 29 year-old played just 27 times in all competitions for Arsenal last season, leading to speculation that he could be on his way out after just two seasons at the London club.

World-Class Winger Signs Agreement With La Liga Giant, Set To Snub Arsenal and Liverpool

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World-Class Winger Signs Agreement With La Liga Giant, Set To Snub Arsenal and Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Marco Reus will not be playing his football in the Premier League next season, it seems. After a summer full of speculation in which he was strongly linked to all of Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United, the German attacking midfielder's future is now in the hands of Real Madrid.

Arsenal, Manchester United, Mourinho, Rodgers: Four Conclusions From The Transfer Window

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Arsenal, Manchester United, Mourinho, Rodgers: Four Conclusions From The Transfer Window - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So the transfer window is now closed and after the international break, football will get underway in the Premier League from next weekend. After all the hustle and bustle of transfer deadline day, Premier League teams now have their squads finalised for the first four months of the season.

Arsenal fans “frustrated” to see signings at rival clubs claim Man City star

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Arsenal fans "frustrated" to see signings at rival clubs claim Man City star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal fans had probably expected more from the club in terms of their transfer dealings. Despite having signed world class player like Alexis Sanchez and adding couple of solid defenders, many expected Arsenal to splash big on a world class midfielder and a striker.

Juventus rub salt to injury to Manchester United’s transfer failure

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Juventus rub salt to injury to Manchester United's transfer failure - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United probably have ended the transfer window on a high note. Although there are many areas that left unsolved, overall it has been a good summer for them.

The Red Devils have added world class players like Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao, while have added versatile and talented players, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind, who shone at the World Cup in Brazil.

Blow for Arsenal & Manchester United, €45m target set to sign new contract

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Blow for Arsenal & Manchester United, €45m target set to sign new contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For Sporting Lisbon, holding on to William Carvalho in the summer after losing Marcos Rojo to Manchester United would come as a victory. However, the Portuguese club don't seem to rest on their laurels as reports from media outlet A Bola have run a story this morning that the club now wants the 21 year old to sign a long term contract.

Real Madrid superstar wants to play for Manchester United

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Real Madrid superstar wants to play for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he wants to play for Manchester United once again in the future.

The Portuguese international had a successful spell at Old Trafford – having won the Premier League and the Champions League while the great elder of Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.

Manchester United’s long term target doesn’t rule out Chelsea move

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Manchester United's long term target doesn't rule out Chelsea move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Long term Manchester United targetWesley Sneijder has dropped a major hint that he is open to join the Premier League. Sneijder who won the treble with Jose Mourinho at inter Milan currently plies his trade for Turkish side Galatasaray, with whom he has a contract until the summer of 2016.

The United States shut out and defeat the Czech Republic at Prague

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The United States shut out and defeat the Czech Republic at Prague - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jozy Altidore became the player that captain the USMNT to their first victory over the Czech Republic on Wednesday at Prague. Photo provided by Czech News Agency.

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The USA beat the Czech Republic 1-0, in a physical match.

Portugal midfielder comments on Manchester United transfer link

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Portugal midfielder comments on Manchester United transfer link - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United had been linked with several central midfielders in the summer. While most ofthe transfer rumour whirligig centred around Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal,United had been linked with other good central midfielders as well who were touted as potential alternatives.

Reputed Journalist Claims Former Champions League and World Cup Winner Is Set To Sign For Liverpool

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Reputed Journalist Claims Former Champions League and World Cup Winner Is Set To Sign For Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The transfer window may be over, but Liverpool will have a high-profile addition to the squad come October. According to Guillem Balague on Spanish website AS, three-time Champions League-winning goalkeeper Victor Valdes is close to agreeing a move to Anfield.

PHOTO: Manchester United Midfielder Holding An Aston Villa Shirt

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PHOTO: Manchester United Midfielder Holding An Aston Villa Shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley was snapped up earlier today at Aston Villa's Bodymoor Heath Training Ground following his last-minute loan move from Old Trafford.

Cleverley's transfer was in question right till the very end, and it was only after the Premier League granted permission today that the move went through.

Liverpool complete another player signing, this time from Spain

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Liverpool complete another player signing, this time from Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have completed the signing of Spanish teenager Madger Antonio from La Liga outfit Villarreal. The 17 year old midfielder joined the Reds for a paltry sum as Villareal feared they might have to lose out on the player for free next summer.

PHOTO: Former Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck holding Arsenal shirt

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PHOTO: Former Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck holding Arsenal shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Danny Welbeck completed his switch to Arsenal from Manchester United during the final hours of the summer transfer window.

The England international was told by the Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal that his services are no longer required at Old Trafford.

Manchester United confirm another transfer after deadline day

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Manchester United confirm another transfer after deadline day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United on Tuesday have confirmed their midfielder Tom Cleverley has completed a season-long loan move to Aston Villa.

Paul Lambert's side agreed a deal with the 20-time English champions before the deadline day on Monday.

OFFICIAL: Jozy Altidore to captain the U.S. Men’s National team against the Czech Republic on Wed.

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OFFICIAL: Jozy Altidore to captain the U.S. Men's National team against the Czech Republic on Wed. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jozy Altidore to captain the USMNT against the Czech Republic on Wed. at Prague. Photo provided by nydailynews.com.

The 24-year-old U.

Manchester United Confirm Another Last-Minute Departure

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Manchester United Confirm Another Last-Minute Departure - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's business has extended well after the deadline day shut on Monday night. After Tom Cleverley's departure to Aston Villa was confirmed earlier today, the club have now let talented U-21 right-back Guillermo Varela make a loan switch to Real Madrid.

Chelsea Fan-Favourite Signs New Contract

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Chelsea Fan-Favourite Signs New Contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As the transfer window slammed shut yesterday night, there were few who could argue that Chelsea has has the best summer amongst the Premier League. Having done all their business very early, the Blues have a team that already looks well-gelled and comfortable with each other.

PHOTO: Radamel Falcao holding the Manchester United shirt

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PHOTO: Radamel Falcao holding the Manchester United shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have finally sealed a £6m season-long loansigning of Colombian striker Radamel Falcao. The Colombian will earn a reported salary of£190,000 a week which wouldcost the club at least £16m for one year; United have an option of buying him permanently next season.

Manchester United new boy did everything to join Real Madrid claim Spanish press

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Manchester United new boy did everything to join Real Madrid claim Spanish press - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United fans are in seventh-heavenat the moment, judging by the comments and feedback we've got on this site and on our social network platforms. After all, they've signed Radamel Falcao arguably one of the best strikers in the world at the moment.

Report: Arsenal offered €16m + player to sign €45m Manchester United target

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Report: Arsenal offered €16m + player to sign €45m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Yesterday was a mixed sort of day for the Arsenal fans. The Gunners were in the market to sign one striker and a defensive midfielder. They were linked with plethora of top players, but in the end, with time almost running out, the Gunners signed Danny Welbeck from Manchester United.

Arsenal transfer deal collapsed for just €2m, player was ready with suitcases to travel

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Arsenal transfer deal collapsed for just €2m, player was ready with suitcases to travel - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger openly claimed in the media that Arsenal won't be selling young striker Joel Campbell in the summer. That should have ended all speculations. For those Arsenal fans, who kept on reminding us this that since a manager of the club has said it, rest of the media stories are all fabricated, we have a name for you: Jose Mourinho.

Why Danny Welbeck is a good signing for Arsenal

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Why Danny Welbeck is a good signing for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal shocked us everyone last night by signing Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck. The Gunners badly needed a striker and had been linked with several big names like Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao throughout the summer.

From Italy: Chelsea offered playmaker to Inter

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From Italy: Chelsea offered playmaker to Inter - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea offered Egyptian playmaker to Internazionale, according to reports in Italy.

Reliable Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that the Blues offered the player to the Italian Serie A giants.

DONE DEAL: Tottenham confirm another transfer on deadline day

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DONE DEAL: Tottenham confirm another transfer on deadline day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur has confirmed their midfielder Lewis Holtby has left White Hart Lane on a temporary basis in the final hours of the deadline day.

The 23-year-old has now agreed to join Bundesliga outfir Hamburg on a season-long loan.

Arsenal and Manchester United agree £16m deal for Welbeck

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Arsenal and Manchester United agree £16m deal for Welbeck - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have agreed a £16 million deal with Manchester United for striker Danny Welbeck, the BBC claims.

Danny Welbeck has been strongly linked to Arsenal this evening, both on a permanent or loan deal.

DONE DEAL: Former Manchester United player leaves Tottenham

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DONE DEAL: Former Manchester United player leaves Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed their defender Zeki Fryers has left White Hart Lane and has completed his switch to Crystal Palace in the final hours of the ongoing summer transfer window.

The 21-year-old was signed from Standard Liege in January 2013 as he left Manchester United during the 2012 summer transfer window.

PHOTO: Tottenham’s Zeki Fryers holding Crystal Palace shirt

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PHOTO: Tottenham's Zeki Fryers holding Crystal Palace shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Zeki Fryers has left Tottenham Hotspur and completed a permanent switch to Crystal Palace on the deadline day of the summer transfer window.

The deal is set to for an undisclosed fee as the former Manchester United defender has now left the White Hart Lane outfit after joining them in January 2013.

Manchester United one step away from signing Liverpool target

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Manchester United one step away from signing Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are one step away from signing Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, according to reports in Italy.

Italian newspaper Gazzetta are reporting that Manchester United are closing in on the Sampdoria backup.

Report: Arsenal complete deadline day transfer

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Report: Arsenal complete deadline day transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With less than two hours remaining in the summer transfer window, Arsenal are trying to sign at least one more player before the window slams shut. There have been reports that kept Soccerlens tower crazy for a while that Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck wasundergo a medical at the Emirates, but Sky Sports are now claiming that the English striker will not move to Arsenal tonight.

PHOTO: Daley Blind holding Manchester United shirt

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PHOTO: Daley Blind holding Manchester United shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Daley Blind has completed his move from Ajax to Manchester United on Monday.

Louis van Gaal's side had earlier agreed a deal with the Dutch champions for the transfer of the versatile player to Old Trafford.

DONE DEAL: Ajax Confirm Sale Of Versatile Midfielder To Manchester United

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DONE DEAL: Ajax Confirm Sale Of Versatile Midfielder To Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Daley Blind's move to Manchester United has been confirmed on the Dutch side's official website.

The transfer has been on the cards for quite a while now, but no official confirmation was received from either club until today.

Benfica bid for Arsenal striker

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Benfica bid for Arsenal striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Portuguese Primeira Liga champions Benfica are continuing their pursuit of Arsenal striker Joel Campbell, according to reports.

With reports that the Gunners are set to take Danny Welbeck from fellow Premier League side Manchester United, the Portuguese giants are hoping they can get the Costa Rican striker.

DONE DEAL: Liverpool confirm defender signing

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DONE DEAL: Liverpool confirm defender signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Liverpool have confirmed their defender Sebastian Coates has completed a switch to Sunderland on a season-long loan on Monday.

The 23-year-old joined the Merseyside club in 2011 and since his move to Anfield, he has seen his first team appearances being limited.

PHOTO: Liverpool Defender Seals Loan Move to Sunderland

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PHOTO: Liverpool Defender Seals Loan Move to Sunderland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpo defender Sebastian Coates has sealed a season-long loan move to Sunderland.

The Uruguayan has been on the fringes for the past couple of seasons at Anfield, and with the signing of Dejan Lovren this summer from Southampton, has slipped further down the pecking order.

PHOTO: Radamel Falcao arrives for Manchester United medical

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PHOTO: Radamel Falcao arrives for Manchester United medical - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Radamel Falcao has arrived in England to complete his medical before confirmed as Manchester United player in the final hours of the transfer window.

Earlier today we reported that Louis van Gaal's side will spend £24m on the Colombian international for one-year loan.

Manchester United spend £24m on Falcao one-year loan

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Manchester United spend £24m on Falcao one-year loan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Radamel Falcao is set to earn a staggering £346,000-per-week during his season-long loan at Manchester United, according to Mark Ogden of the Telegraph.

Manchester United will pay the highly-rated Colombian's wages in full after agreeing a move with last season's French Ligue 1 runners-up AS Monaco.

Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck having medical at Arsenal

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Manchester United's Danny Welbeck having medical at Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are planning a shock move in making a last ditch efforts in signing Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck in the final hours of the summer transfer window.

According to Sky Sports, the England international is currently having a medical with the North London club before his proposed move to the Emirates Stadium before the transfer window shuts at 11pm BST.

Arsenal make late bid to snatch €40m rated Manchester United target

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Arsenal make late bid to snatch €40m rated Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to DN Sport journalist Gonçalo Lopes, Arsenal have made a late offer to snatch William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon in the last couple of hours. However Goncalo who is the reporter for the Portuguese media outlet claims that the offer is way too short for the Portuguese club's evaluation is most likely to be rejected.

Arsenal running out of time to seal €35m transfer deals

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Arsenal running out of time to seal €35m transfer deals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are having a quiet transfer deadline day. To be honest we didn't expect that. Arsene Wenger said in the press conference last week that the Gunners are open to add new players to the side and we really expected some transfer activity from them.

PHOTO: Tottenham completes new midfield signing

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PHOTO: Tottenham completes new midfield signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French midfielder Benjamin Stambouli has passed his medical at Tottenham Hotspur to seal a move from Ligue 1 outfit Montpellier.

The 24 year-old was snapped up applying the final touches to his contract at White Hart Lane, ahead of sealing the transfer, believed to be worth around £4.

Liverpool enter negotiation with Serie A club for shock transfer

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Liverpool enter negotiation with Serie A club for shock transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are not expecting to sign any player on the transfer deadline day but there could be few players leaving the club today, either permanently or on loan.

One of those players could be Spaniard Suso, who is reportedly wanted by AC Milan.

DONE DEAL: Chelsea’s versatile star signs for Premier League club

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DONE DEAL: Chelsea's versatile star signs for Premier League club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Nathaniel Chalobah has left Chelsea and completed his loan move to the Premier League side Burnley on the deadline day of the summer transfer window.

The 19-year-old can operate as a central defender or a midfielder and captain the Blues U21 side during the FA Cup success in 2012.

Chelsea star refuses to rule out Stamford Bridge exit on deadline day

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Chelsea star refuses to rule out Stamford Bridge exit on deadline day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has dropped a hint that he could leave Stamford Bridge before the transfer window shuts at 11PM BST on Monday.

The Czech Republican international has seen his first team appearances being restricted after the return of Thibaut Courtois to the West London club this summer.

Liverpool set for £10m transfer, all depends on player

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Liverpool set for £10m transfer, all depends on player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's transfer activity seems to continue well into the Transfer Deadline day as the reputed Merseyside reporter for Telegraph Chris Bascombe claims Queens Park Rangers have had a £10m bidaccepted for strikerFaborini Borini.

Arsenal summer target reveals reason behind signing for Chelsea

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Arsenal summer target reveals reason behind signing for Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea's latest signing Loic Remy has revealed the chance to play in the Champions League was reason behind joining the Blues this summer.

The French international spent the previous season on-loan at Newcastle United from Queens Park Rangers.

DONE DEAL: Tottenham confirm striker signing

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DONE DEAL: Tottenham confirm striker signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur has confirmed their striker Jonathan Obika has left White Hart Lane on permanent transfer and has agreed terms to join Swindon Town on Monday.

The 23-year-old striker who came up through the ranks of the North London club's youth system broke into Tottenham first team in 2008.

Liverpool complete deadline day deal with Italian club

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Liverpool complete deadline day deal with Italian club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's been all quite today at Merseyside. It's the transfer deadline day but neither Liverpool nor Everton are expected to remain busy today.

Earlier today the Reds have been linked with Barcelona goal keeper Victor Valdes, with reliable journalist Tony Barrett confirming via twitter that although Liverpool retain an interest in him,but are prepared to wait until the autumn in order for the free agent to prove his fitness.

Arsenal Could Be Set For Late Transfer Talks With Portuguese Giants

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Arsenal Could Be Set For Late Transfer Talks With Portuguese Giants - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This season's transfer deadline day is a very important day for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal. Having lost Olivier Giroud until the New Year through injury, it is absolutely imperative for the Gunners to bring in reinforcements up front to have a real chance of challenging for silverware.

PHOTO: Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez holding Real Madrid shirt

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PHOTO: Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez holding Real Madrid shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Javier Hernandez has left Manchester United and completed his loan switch to Real Madrid on the final day of the summer transfer window on Monday.

The deal is only for a season with an option to make it permanent at the end of the ongoing campaign.

Done Deal: Manchester United set to confirm player transfer

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Done Deal: Manchester United set to confirm player transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the ever reliable reliable and trusted Gianluca Di Marzio website, reigning Champions League winnersReal Madrid have agreed to sign Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez on a season long loan with €22m option to buy.

Arsenal set to confirm player transfer on deadline day?

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Arsenal set to confirm player transfer on deadline day? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Transfer deadline day looms large for Arsenal. While the Gunner are in desperate need of a striker, reports from Portuguese media outlet O Jogo has published a story in wee hours of the night claiming that Joel Campbell has urged manager Arsene Wenger to let him leave the London club.

Done Deal: Chelsea set to confirm another player transfer

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Done Deal: Chelsea set to confirm another player transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are set to confirm the season long loan deal of Dutch youngster Marco van Ginkel to Italian giants AC Milan on a season log loan deal. Gianluca Di Marzio had published the story that the 21 year old arrived in Milan yesterday and stopped at the Da Giannino restaurant saying, "I'm happy to be here.

PHOTO: Chelsea midfielder Marco Van Ginkel in AC Milan shirt

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PHOTO: Chelsea midfielder Marco Van Ginkel in AC Milan shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Chelsea midfielder Marco Van Ginkel has joined AC Milan on a season-long loan deal.

The Dutch international will spend the ongoing season with the Italian giants along with his Blues teammate Fernando Torres.

Manchester United agree astonishing deal to sign ‘Goal Machine’

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Manchester United agree astonishing deal to sign 'Goal Machine' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Well, well, well! This is deadline day drama at its very best. According to reports from Spanish media outlet AS, Manchester United have agreed on a€65m deal to sign Colombian superstar Radamel Falcao.

PHOTO: Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez arrive for Real Madrid medical

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PHOTO: Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez arrive for Real Madrid medical - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has arrived in Spain to undergo a medical before his proposed move to Real Madrid.

Earlier we reported that the Mexican international is not included in Louis van Gaal's plan at Old Trafford.

BREAKING: Toronto FC relieve head coach Ryan Nelsen

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BREAKING: Toronto FC relieve head coach Ryan Nelsen - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ryan Nelsen has been relieved of his duty of being Toronto FC head coach on Sunday morning. Photo provided by intheback.net.

TFC fire Ryan Nelsen and brought in Greg Vanney to replace the New Zealand native.

Arsenal and Manchester United target from Italy completes transfer move

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Arsenal and Manchester United target from Italy completes transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reigning La Liga winners Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Alessio Cerci from Italian side Torino reports the Guardian. We had reported yesterday that Arsenal wee interested in the 27 year old who scored21 goals and grabbed 19 assists for Torino in the last two seasons in the Serie A.

DONE DEAL: Manchester United confirm another transfer

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DONE DEAL: Manchester United confirm another transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed their striker Javier Hernandez has completed a loan switch to Real Madrid on Monday.

"Manchester United striker Javier ‘Chicharito' Hernandez has joined Real Madrid on loan for the rest of the 2014/15 season," a statement read on United's official website.