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The FPL Fairy Outlines Key Picks For Gameweek 23

The FPL Fairy is back with his top picks ahead of the Gameweek 23 deadline. _____ Gameweek 22 finished with an average points score of 49 across the 6.1m FPL managers and the highest points scoring player was West Ham’s Declan Rice. The £4.4m priced midfielder is classed as a defender in FPL and he scored the winning goal for …

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Bielsa Spent 300 Hours On Extraordinary Presentation

An impromptu press conference was called earlier today by under-fire Leeds United boss, Marcelo Bielsa. The eccentric manager had admitted that he was responsible for the spy controversy that dogged his sides’ win over Derby last week. The buzz that followed this presser announcement for 5p.m saw many believe that he would step down as Leeds manager, or at least …

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Ronaldo Seals Italian Super Cup For Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal to hand Juventus their first trophy of the season with a 1-0 win over ten-man AC Milan in the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia. Ronaldo – signed by the Italian giants last year from Real Madrid as they target a first Champions League title since 1996 – headed in a 61st-minute …

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Emery Confident He Will Be Given Time To Rebuild Arsenal

Unai Emery believes he will be handed the time necessary to “get Arsenal back to where the club deserves to be” despite a recent slump threatening the Gunners’ chances of a return to the Champions League. After a 22-game unbeaten run between August and December, Arsenal have lost three of their last six Premier League matches to fall six points …

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EFL Launch Investigation Into Leeds United “Spygate” Affair

Championship leaders Leeds will be under a formal Football League investigation following Marcelo Bielsa’s admission that he instructed a member of staff to spy on a Derby training session. Leeds manager Bielsa revealed he was responsible for sending the man to watch Frank Lampard’s Derby in training on Thursday. Bielsa claimed the practice of spying on opponents was common in …

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Alexander-Arnold Injury Leaves Liverpool Short Of Defensive Options

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to be sidelined for up to a month with knee damage, leaving the Premier League leaders short of defensive options. The England international sustained a problem in the warm-up before Saturday’s 1-0 win at Brighton but played the full 90 minutes. However, he now faces an extended spell on the sidelines, with a knee ligament …

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Solskjaer’s United Are Impressive But Their Luck May Soon Run Out

With victory in Wembley, Ole Gunnar Solskjær has passed his first significant test as Manchester United manager and in the process showed that there is going to be a lot more to his approach than just ‘attack, attack, attack’. Jose Mourinho will perhaps wonder if his tenure at Old Trafford was not subject to the influence of some malevolent hex.  …

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Guardiola In Tough Hunt For ‘New’ Fernandinho

Pep Guardiola has acknowledged finding a long-term replacement for Fernandinho is becoming a matter of increasing urgency for Manchester City. The 33-year-old Brazilian has become one of the most important players in City’s line-up during Guardiola’s three seasons at the club, with his hard work and passing ability as a holding midfielder providing both security in front of the defence …

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Kane Injury Could Be ‘Massive Problem’ For Spurs, Says Pochettino

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he fears a “massive problem” after Harry Kane limped off the Wembley pitch with an apparent ankle problem following his side’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United. Kane was hurt after clashing with United defender Phil Jones in the closing seconds of the match as the visitors dug deep to protect their 1-0 lead at Wembley …

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Watch: Barcelona Decimate Eibar With Wonderful Team Goal

It’s now six straight La Liga wins for the current title holders. An upset defeat to Levante in the Copa Del Rey occurred on Thursday, but Barcelona bounced back in style at home against Eibar. Lionel Messi made history in the 3-0 win, scoring his 400th La Liga goal with the second strike of the evening. Lionel Messi's 400th La …

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Shane Long Talks Struggles After Ending Goal Drought

Once Shane Long scored Southampton’s second and ultimately winning goal against Leicester yesterday, the extraordinary statistics started to roll in. Shane Long’s last four goals have come under four different Southampton managers – Claude Puel, Mauricio Pellegrino, Mark Hughes, Ralph Hasenhuttl. The Leicester strike came after 22 games/279 days without a goal. It was just his 3rd goal in 72 …

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Watch: Warnock On Brexit – “To Hell With The Rest Of The World”

Neil Warnock

Cardiff City manager, Neil Warnock, launched a surprising rant in support of Brexit following his side’s dismal scoreless draw with Huddersfield at the weekend.  The 70-year-old, who recently accused Liverpool of having, “a lack of class”, following Nathaniel Clyne’s decision to join Bournemouth on loan instead of Cardiff City, is determined to strengthen his squad during the transfer window. During …

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Solskjaer: Change Of Manager Is “New Lease Of Life” For Sanchez

Solskjaer

Manchester United’s caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes his ‘one-on-one’ style of management can help bring out the best in ‘top players’ such as Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez. Sunday’s Premier League match at Wembley against Tottenham will see Solskjaer face off against the man widely considered his main rival to become United’s full-time manager from next season. The Norwegian …

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Leeds Apologise To Derby For Bielsa ‘Spying’ Incident

Bielsa Leeds Spygate

Leeds United have apologised to Derby County after manager Marcelo Bielsa admitted sending a spy to the Rams’ training ground ahead of Friday’s match. Leeds extended their lead at the top of the Championship with a 2-0 win over Derby on Friday. Derby released a statement before kick-off saying police had been called to their training complex on Thursday to …

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