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Mystery Of Manchester United Star Luke Shaw’s Head Injury Highlights Ignorance Over Brain Damage

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What's wrong with Manchester United's LukeShaw? Gareth Southgate says Shaw's omission fromEngland's Under-21European Championship squad is down to aninjury he cannot tell us about.

Reportsare thatManchester United have ordered the England U21 coach not toreveal the nature of Shaw'sillness.

Why Man Utd Would Be Mad To Buy Harry Kane From Tottenham (For £40m Or Otherwise)

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By Sam Diss

Now, stop me if I'm wrong but forty million pounds sterling is a lot of money. If you add up what everyone who'll read this article will earnin a lifetime, it'll likely barely scratch the surface.

Harry Kane is a very good footballer possibly on the verge of becoming a great one: a Great British Hope with a hammer in his boot, a knack for slow-motion dribbling and the most charming lisp this side of that weird kid from Jerry Maguire.

The Ubiquitous Annual “EPL Monopoly of Four” Article

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Unless your last name is Carnegie or Rockafeller, you dislike monopolies. The reason for your disdain is understandable. In the open market, a single business growing to gargantuan proportions can use its weight to either screw over consumers or suppliers. Often, they do both. On the one hand, you have Amazon and Wal-mart always trying to reduce prices and thus benefit consumers.

NEVILLE: "Pathetic attempt" by Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City & Manchester United.

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Speaking after Chelsea's excellent second half fightback against Leicester City last night, Gary Neville has hit back at those who have labelled Chelsea as boring and encourages people to have a pop at all our rivals instead!
Boring, Boring Chelsea is what has been labelled at Chelsea over recent weeks because we have set our stall out against the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal and they have failed to beat us.

Data Shows Man Utd Are Better Off With Louis Van Gaal But Not With The Glazers

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By Paul Sorene

WereManchester United right to get rid of David Moyes as manager after a mere 10 months in charge? It was hasty but then, the average tenure of all current Premier League managers is 1.57 years. Life is brief at the top.

The Daily Mirror has statistics to prove that under Louis van Gaal, Man United are a tougher prospect.

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The Relegation Savior Fallacy

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Just before the summer transfer rumor tradewinds pick up, another gust blows in another Spring rarity: the relegation savior. Every April across Europe, clubs at the bottom of the table claw, elbow, scratch, pull hair, and do anything and everything to avoid relegation. As if written in stone, the bottom three must take the drop.

Chelsea Are Just Getting Started

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Chelsea are Champions of England. They might not be the champions that England wanted, but they are certainly the winners that their country deserves. And that's what they've been from day one. Winners.

Jose Mourinho instills that in every team he coaches, from day one. He's an established winner, and it's contagious.

Didier Drogba

BENTEKE - DROGBA'S REPLACEMENT?

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Watching from afar and having seen him revitalised under Tim Sherwood, Christian Benteke in my opinion is the perfect long term replacement for Didier Drogba.

Think back to Drogba in his prime and compare that player to Benteke now and hopefully you can see my point. The more I think about it, the more I personally like the reports that have surfaced today stating that we are "interested" in him.

Chelsea Legend to stay another season?

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John Terry has called upon Chelsea and manager Jose Mourinho to give Didier Drogba a new deal for next season and I just wondered if you agreed with our Captain?

Let me start by saying that whatever happens, Didier Drogba will go down in history as a Legend at this club and arguably our best ever striker for what he has achieved here.

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Gary Neville demonstrates how Chelsea's squad has transformed in two years!

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Gary Neville has demonstrated on SkySports Monday Night Football, just how Jose Mourinho has transformed the Chelsea squad in two seasons and turned them into Champions and it's interesting to see!

"If we'd have said at the end of the 2012/13 season that they were going to abide by FFP, not spend as much as others, have a net spend of £54million, have an overhaul of the squad and turn it into today's squad, you would say that is an unbelievable performance.

FACT: Chelsea's current back five cost a total of £27.5m. That's just £5.5m per man!

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It's an interesting fact that the current Chelsea back five that continue to remain the best defensive unit in the country and the most well organised, combined transfer fee's cost Chelsea a total of £27.5m.

Thibaut Courtois = £5m from Genk in 2011, John Terry = £0 through the clubs Academy, Branislav Ivanovic = £9m from Lokomotiv Moscow in 2008, Gary Cahill = £7m from Bolton 2012 and Cesar Azpilicueta = £6.

The BIG Question: Is John Terry The Premier League’s Greatest Ever Centre-Back?

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By Chris Wright

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John Terry is the best centre-back in Premier League history not our words, Carol. The words of Jamie Carragher.

That's right. In light of Chelsea's cold, hard, calculated shutting-out of Arsenal yesterday, Carra has gone big and declared Terry to be the finest example of central defendership the Premier League has even seen.

Cesc Fabregas At Chelsea Symbolises Arsenal’s Failures Under Arsene Wenger

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By Paul Sorene

In the build up to Arsenal's Premier League match with Chelsea, the tabloids are focusing on the Blues' Cesc Fabregas. The match will be the first time the Chelsea player has faced his old club on their home pitch.

The Daily Star leads with news that Fabregas "snubbed" Arsenal.

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Why Jose Mourinho is Manager of the Season

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It is that time of year again in the Barclay's Premier League. As we approach the last weekend of fixtures in the 2014-2015 season, we find ourselves in an interesting position, an almost meaningless Championship Sunday. There are still two teams vying to avoid the last relegation position, but other than that, small table movements is all we can expect from the last day.

A Rotting Fish: It’s Time For Arsenal To Say Goodbye To Arsene Wenger

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By Sam Diss

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Hey, remember when Arsenal were good? I do. Just about.

If you were, say, an Arsenal-supporting thirteen year old and judging from their social media presence, I'm guessing that there are quite a few pre-pubescents among their following, like a footballing One Direction, each one writing erotic Mesut/Alexis slash-fiction with furious regularity you would likely not remember.

The Perpetual Midlevel Management Crisis at Real Madrid

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Affluent European soccer team comes agonizingly close to winning two major trophies but falls just short! Equally affluent rival claims both! Oh soccer, you bizarrely wonderful world. Sport has always been torn in two directions: the idealists and the pragmatists.

Why ‘Very Average’ Adam Lallana Embodies Everything That Is Wrong With Liverpool

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Secured from Southampton for£25million, Adam Lallana became Liverpool's priciestarrival during last summer's£117million spendingspree.

He's hardly set Anfield alight, making 22 starts and scoring 6 goals in an injury-hit debut season a season the man himself has described as "very average".

FABREGAS RED CARD: DO YOU THINK HE MEANT TO DO IT?

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It has to be one of the most bizarre sendings off I think I have ever seen and I wanted to know what your opinion was of Cesc Fabregas. Did you think he meant it?

Now we have to look at the situation here first and foremost and I would like to point out that to me, Darren Fletcher has alot to answer for because it's his reaction, running 30-40 yards over to Fabregas to have a pop at him that causes the Referee to overreact and send off the Midfielder.

Cocaine Is A Mug’s Game: Hull City’s Jake Livermore Joins Pantheon Of Snorting Sporting Cheats

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Hull City's Jake Livermorehas tested positive for cocaine. Livermore was randomly tested afterHull had beaten Crystal Palace 2-0 onApril 25th. His managerSteveBruceis "devastated". Livermore, an £8million signing from Tottenham, has been suspended by the club.

Hull have issued a statement:

"Following suspension by the FA, the club has subsequently suspended Jake Livermore pending further investigations to be made by the FA and our own internal disciplinary procedures.

MOURINHO: TWO LEAGUE TITLES = NOT A SINGLE MANAGER OF THE MONTH?

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It's an amazing statistic and at the same time absolutely ridiculous. Jose Mourinho has won this seasons Premier League title without a single Manager of the Month award - the second time this has happened to him!

I sincerely hope that Mourinho wins the Manager of the Year award because if he doesn't it will make a mockery of our voting system over here and there should be questions asked!

Chelsea's forgotten Midfielder could be the answer to our problems!

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If I was to ask you what positions do you think Chelsea need to strengthen this summer, you would state that the holding midfield position is one of them - Oriol Romeu could be the answer!

There is plenty of talk of Paul Pogba and Koke coming to Chelsea but in my opinion, rather than spend the money, why don't we utilise an option we already have and spend the money elsewhere?

Chelsea confirm Nathan deal: Just another talent to be loaned out?

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Chelsea has announced the signing of 19-year-old Brazilian Nathan Allan de Souza from Atletico Paranaense.
Commonly known as Nathan, the Blues' first confirmed arrival of the summer will join his new teammates at Stamford Bridge on 1 July after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms earlier this week.

BALE - What are you thoughts on him after watching last night?

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With all these reports linking Chelsea to Gareth Bale in recent weeks, I watched his performance with interest last night. What do you people think now?

He is short on confidence and looks like a man under pressure. You could see that with every pass that goes astray, every ball he miss-hits and every goalscoring chance squandered - the weight of expectation weights heavier and heavier on his shoulders.

Why Tottenham Fans Are Mad (And Totally Wrong) About Their New Kit

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By Sam Diss

What is it about football fans that make them think that they deserve the best at all times?

Oh. The money. Yeah, forgot about that. All that money.

Fair but specifically, why do fans always kick up a fuss when it comes to new kits? I can only imagine the sleepless nights poordesigners have over being unlucky enough to produce a kit that will be worn by a bunch of millionaires playing football in front of literallymillions of spectators.

10 Most Disappointing Premier League Players Of 2014/15

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By Chris Wright

With end-of-season awards and adulation coming thick and fast at the moment, Pies thought we'd get all up on our high horse and cast a beady eye in the direction of the players that have completely underwhelmed us over the course of 2014/15.

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Were Chelsea right to play Thibaut Courtois this season?

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When Jose Mourinho announced that Thibaut Courtois would be his number one goalkeeper this season, many believed that he had made the wrong call. Nine months on, Chelsea have justified their position as favourites and won the Premier League title after losing just two matches and conceding the lowest number of goals.

Criminally Underrated: Lothar Matthaus

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By Chris Wright

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He played for what felt like 40 years,won all there was to win both domestically and internationally,captained club and country, made well over 100 appearances for three different teams (including two separate centurion stints with Bayern Munich) and yet still Lothar Matthaus the most German of all German midfielders always seems to go under the radar somewhat in discussions about the game's true greats.

Chelsea's struggling midfielder receives backing from national team mate.

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Juan Cuadrado hasn't exactly set the Premier League alight since his arrival from Fiorentina last January. However, his Columbian team mate Carlos Bacca believes that soon we will see the reason why Chelsea signed him.

It's always difficult to adapt to life in a new country, a new league and a new culture.

Academy Midfielder primed for Chelsea first team in remaining games?

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Chelsea's Academy has had yet another fantastic season. Having already won the FA Youth Cup, the European Youth Cup and are sitting just three points off the top of the U21 League, it will be interesting to see if any of those boys featured in our remaining three games.


According to the Tweet posted yesterday afternoon, Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been raving about training with our first team and I just wonder if we will see him feature between now and the end of the season?

Should Mourinho give Patrick Bamford a chance in the first team next season?

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Chelsea are on the verge of becoming deserved 2014/2015 Premier League champions during a campaign in which they have dominated at the summit. Many outsiders may claim that Jose Mourinho's side have been ‘boring' in recent weeks, but it has merely been the sign of a professional team getting the job done after blowing everyone away through superb performances earlier in the season to put themselves in a commanding position.