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How Juan Cuadrado can transform Chelsea into a more lethal threat

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There are few players in European soccerthat have both the ingenuity and industry to immediately improve this current Chelsea team. After all, Jose Mourinho is a manager who boasts very bespoke principles and for the Blues to stumble across a talent of that calibre in January is something of a rarity.

How Juan Cuadrado can transform Chelsea into a more lethal threat

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There are few players in European soccerthat have both the ingenuity and industry to immediately improve this current Chelsea team. After all, Jose Mourinho is a manager who boasts very bespoke principles and for the Blues to stumble across a talent of that calibre in January is something of a rarity.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

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The top two sides in the Premier League and the Bundesliga will go head-to-head this weekend in their respective divisions, providing a perfect beginning to what should be an engrossing weekend of soccer.

German top flight football gets back underway after the festive hiatus and the league leaders visiting the team in second place represents the best possible start to the weekend.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

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The top two sides in the Premier League and the Bundesliga will go head-to-head this weekend in their respective divisions, providing a perfect beginning to what should be an engrossing weekend of soccer.

German top flight football gets back underway after the festive hiatus and the league leaders visiting the team in second place represents the best possible start to the weekend.

Wolfsburg on the verge of completing deal for Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle

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Wolfsburg are on the verge of completing a deal for Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle. Once the German international's return to the Bundesliga is completed, the London club will officially announce the transfer acquisition of Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina.

It was reported earlier today that Fiorentina had reached an agreement with Chelsea for the Colombian winger after the Blues satisfied the player's £27 million release clause part of the Cuadrado agreement will see Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah be sent to the Serie A club on-loan for the remainder of the season, with the Premier League side paying his wages.

Wolfsburg on the verge of completing deal for Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle

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Wolfsburg are on the verge of completing a deal for Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle. Once the German international's return to the Bundesliga is completed, the London club will officially announce the transfer acquisition of Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina.

It was reported earlier today that Fiorentina had reached an agreement with Chelsea for the Colombian winger after the Blues satisfied the player's £27 million release clause part of the Cuadrado agreement will see Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah be sent to the Serie A club on-loan for the remainder of the season, with the Premier League side paying his wages.

FA’s threat of punishing Diego Costa reeks of inconsistency and bias

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In response to The FAretrospectively charging Diego Costa for violent conduct from the Chelsea-Liverpool League Cup semi-final on Tuesday, Costa has decided to contest the decisionwith the full backingof Chelsea Football Club. The charge is a result of the perceived intentionalstamp by Costa on Liverpool's Emre Can.

FA’s threat of punishing Diego Costa reeks of inconsistency and bias

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In response to The FAretrospectively charging Diego Costa for violent conduct from the Chelsea-Liverpool League Cup semi-final on Tuesday, Costa has decided to contest the decisionwith the full backingof Chelsea Football Club. The charge is a result of the perceived intentionalstamp by Costa on Liverpool's Emre Can.

Chelsea agree £27 million deal with Fiorentina for Juan Cuadrado, say reports

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Chelsea have agreed a deal worth £27 million for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, according to reports emanating from Italy and England. Part of the transfer will see Mohamed Salah join the Serie A club on-loan for the remainder of the season, with the Premier League side paying the player's wages.

Chelsea agree £27 million deal with Fiorentina for Juan Cuadrado, say reports

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Chelsea have agreed a deal worth £27 million for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, according to reports emanating from Italy and England. Part of the transfer will see Mohamed Salah join the Serie A club on-loan for the remainder of the season, with the Premier League side paying the player's wages.

Diego Costa to contest FA charge of violent conduct

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa is contesting the Football Association's charge for violent conduct a move which has the full support of the club.

The Spain international is facing an immediate three-match ban for his apparent stamp on the Liverpool's Emre Can during Tuesday's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge.

Diego Costa to contest FA charge of violent conduct

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa is contesting the Football Association's charge for violent conduct a move which has the full support of the club.

The Spain international is facing an immediate three-match ban for his apparent stamp on the Liverpool's Emre Can during Tuesday's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge.

Finally! Chelsea and Fiorentina agree €33m deal for Cuadrado

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Finally! Chelsea and Fiorentina agree €33m deal for Cuadrado - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After weeks and weeks of speculation, Juan Cuadrado is now on the cusp of becoming a Chelsea player. According to the reliable Italian newspaper Gazzetta, Fiorentina have accepted an offer of€33.

Manchester United and Chelsea’s €100m transfer target will leave, says agent

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Manchester United and Chelsea's €100m transfer target will leave, says agent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The agent of France international Paul Pogba has revealed the midfielder will leave Juventus by the end of the next season.

The 21-year-old left Manchester United on a free transfer and joined the Italian champions in 2012 and since then has grown into becoming one of the coveted midfielders in the world.

DONE DEAL: Arsenal and Chelsea target chooses to sign for Italian giants

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DONE DEAL: Arsenal and Chelsea target chooses to sign for Italian giants - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mattia Destro will completehis loan move toAC Milan, it has been confirmed today. The Italian striker has been on the radar of several top clubs in the past year or so, including Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea.

Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview – Lampard Returns

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Match Previews

Preview: West Brom vs Spurs

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Tony Pulis' unbeaten run since taking over the reins at West Bromwich Albion will be severely tested when Tottenham Hotspur visit the Hawthorns on...

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Preview: Stoke City vs QPR

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Stoke City will begin life without their player of the season when they welcome Queens Park Rangers to the Britannia Stadium on Saturday. Bojan Krkic...

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Preview: Man Utd vs Leicester City

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Manchester United will hope to avenge the 3-5 defeat they suffered at Leicester City in the reverse fixture when they welcome the Foxes to Old...

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Preview: Liverpool vs West Ham

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Liverpool will turn their attention to the Premier League in their quest for a top-four finish when they welcome West Ham to Anfield on Saturday. The...

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Preview: Hull City vs Newcastle United

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John Carver will hope to start proving his doubters wrong by masterminding Newcastle's first post-Alan Pardew era win when he takes Newcastle United...

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Diafra Sakho

Sam Allardyce criticizes Senegal over Diafra Sakho controversy

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Sam Allardyce has continued a bitter war of words with Senegal football officials and insists West Ham did nothing wrong in playing Diafra Sakho last weekend.

The Hammers striker came off the bench to score the only goal in their FA Cup fourth-round victory over Bristol City on Sunday, despite having been ruled out of Senegal's African Cup of Nations squad with a back injury.

Sam Allardyce criticizes Senegal over Diafra Sakho controversy

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Sam Allardyce has continued a bitter war of words with Senegal football officials and insists West Ham did nothing wrong in playing Diafra Sakho last weekend.

The Hammers striker came off the bench to score the only goal in their FA Cup fourth-round victory over Bristol City on Sunday, despite having been ruled out of Senegal's African Cup of Nations squad with a back injury.

Transfer News

Crystal Palace sign Jordon Mutch and Shola Ameobi

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Crystal Palace have completed the signings of QPR midfielder Jordon Mutch and former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi.

Mutch has penned a four-and-a-half year contract with the Eagles after spending just 25 weeks at Loftus Road, while Ameobi was a free agent after leaving Turkish side Gaziantep in December.

Crystal Palace sign Jordon Mutch and Shola Ameobi

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Crystal Palace have completed the signings of QPR midfielder Jordon Mutch and former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi.

Mutch has penned a four-and-a-half year contract with the Eagles after spending just 25 weeks at Loftus Road, while Ameobi was a free agent after leaving Turkish side Gaziantep in December.

Milner, Khedira, Alves – Possible Free Transfers Available for Premier League Teams this Summer

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January Transfer Rumours: Would Josip Drmic suit Tottenham?

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Liverpool

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers suggest Daniel Sturridge may return vs West Ham

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A photo posted by Liverpool Football Club (@liverpoolfc) on Jan 29, 2015 at 6:34am PST Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested that striker...

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Liverpool need more than just goalscorers to succeed

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Liverpool stormed their way into the title race last season as Suarez and Sturridge helped Brendan Rodgers' side chalk up more than a 100 goals. The free scoring Reds haven't quite been themselves since the departure of Luis Suarez and the injury to Daniel Sturridge this season.

Sturridge returns but Sakho injury a big blow for Liverpool

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When Branislav Ivanovic headed Chelsea intothe Capital one cup final on Tuesday night, the agony of a semi final defeat was not the only thing hurtingBrendan Rodgers' side.

Apart from missing out on a golden chance to win a trophy this season, the Reds have been dealt a massive blow as defender Mamadou Sakho picked up an injury that is likely to keep him out for a few weeks.

Arsenal

Arsenal Injury News: Alexis Sanchez doubtful vs Aston Villa

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Arsenal Injury News: Alexis Sanchez doubtful vs Aston Villa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger confirmed in his pre-match press conference this afternoon that Alexis Sanchez is doubtful for the weekend clash against Aston Villa.

The former Barcelona attacking midfielder is struggling with a hamstring problem and is likely to miss out.

Goodbye Wojciech Szczesny

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Many regular readers of this blog will know that I have never been a great fan of my compatriot Wojciech Szczesny. There were many reasons for my disapproval of him, but most were based on the knowledge of his father's career – average keeper, arrogant and mouthy. From the start Wojciech reminded me of his Dad.

Major League Soccer

Questions arise about the growth of foreign ownership in US soccer

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The recent events regarding Frank Lampard have brought the question of foreign ownership in the U.S. professional soccer leagues back into the spotlight. The Lampard saga has highlighted a growing trend of investment from foreign owners into theUnited States professional game.

New York City FC (NYCFC) is the most extreme and perhaps dangerous example yet of foreign ownership in American professional soccer.

Questions arise about the growth of foreign ownership in US soccer

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The recent events regarding Frank Lampard have brought the question of foreign ownership in the U.S. professional soccer leagues back into the spotlight. The Lampard saga has highlighted a growing trend of investment from foreign owners into theUnited States professional game.

New York City FC (NYCFC) is the most extreme and perhaps dangerous example yet of foreign ownership in American professional soccer.

Frank Lampard in numbers; Ahead of return to Chelsea in City colors

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Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is poised to return to Stamford Bridge for the first time in opposition with Manchester City on Saturday. Here Press Association Sport looks at Lampard's career in numbers.

11,000,000 the fee, in pounds, paid to West Ham for the midfielder's signature in 2001.

Frank Lampard in numbers; Ahead of return to Chelsea in City colors

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Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is poised to return to Stamford Bridge for the first time in opposition with Manchester City on Saturday. Here Press Association Sport looks at Lampard's career in numbers.

11,000,000 the fee, in pounds, paid to West Ham for the midfielder's signature in 2001.

Newcastle United

Newcastle Star – We Need To Create Something Here

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Remy Cabella has been interviewed in the French press and would you believe he doesn't say he wants to leave Newcastle, and in fact he says there is still work to do at Newcastle, and he says the players need to create something on Tyneside. That's good. Remy Cabella coming into good form at [...]

Dave Watson A Good Addition To The First Team Coaching Staff

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John Carver has talked today and said he has educated the squad on who Dave Watson is, the former Norwich City and Everton player, who was promoted to be the new first team coach in place of Peter Beardsley in Carver's team, and John said the players were impressed with Dave's playing record. Dave Watson [.

Leaders Have To Stop Putting Newcastle In Jeopardy

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The game at Hull City on Saturday is turning out to be an important game for both John Carver and Newcastle United, and we need to take something out of this game. Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley There is a realdanger at Newcastle that we'll go the way of last seasonat this time, andstart losing [.

The Rest

The Philadelphia Union's Growing Club Culture: Legends and Cult Heroes

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While most clubs around the world have decades of history, the Union's is just starting. Before the sixth season kicks off, here is a look back at the beginning of the club's culture.

Go to any pub within a stone's throw of a Premier League venue on game day. Strike that, go to any pub within a stone's throw of any club in any league in Europe, South America, or really anywhere.