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Tactics Truck: Leicester Destruction Of Manchester City Has Us All Believing In Miracles

Typing the words “a lesson in football” into your search engine of choice yields a YouTube video as the top result. “Manchester United 0-4 Nottingham Forest: A Lesson In Football”  features just over two minutes of highlights from the December 1977 game that turned the many doubters of Brian Clough’s newly-promoted side’s title credentials into true believers. With a devastating …

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Saido Berahino Should Look To Leicester’s Vardy For Inspiration

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Saido Berahino of West Bromwich Albion in action during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Peterborough United at The Hawthorns on January 30, 2016 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

With the transfer period closed once again and Saido Berahino still a West Brom player, time will tell if the striker has learned from past mistakes. This season is huge for any player with aspirations of going to Euro 2016 in France this summer. England are not blessed with strikers at present. Most believe Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane are certainties …

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Tactics Truck: Trademark Leicester City Performance Renders Klopp’s Liverpool Toothless

Leicester City remain three points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Tuesday evening, thanks to a trademark display of defensive and counter-attacking prowess against Liverpool at the KP Stadium. By now, every manager in the Premier League knows precisely how Claudio Ranieri is going to set up his side. With few exceptions, the Foxes approach each …

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Manchester United Go Head-To-Head With PL Title Contenders For Striker

LISBON, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 18: PFC CSKA Moscow's forward Ahmed Musa during the match between Sporting CP and CSKA Moscow for UEFA Champions League: Qualifying Round Play Off First Leg on August 18, 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

Manchester United’s lack of firepower has been analysed by a countless number of pundits this season, and despite a Wayne Rooney revival of late United are still in search of a man who could improve their goalscoring inefficiencies.   That man could be Leicester City target Ahmed Musa. The CSKA Moscow forward has already had a bid for his services from the Foxes of £15.1 …

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Is Arsenal’s Ozil The Premier League’s Best Midfielder?

During Wednesday night’s draw against Liverpool, Mesut Ozil was withdrawn for the more defensively minded Mikel Arteta; a decision that Sky Sports’ Paul Merson criticised. The German midfielder has been in outstanding form this season for the Gunners and alongside this, he was recently awarded the German national team Player of Year award for the fourth time in five years. …

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Could Leicester’s Kante Be The Premier League Signing Of The Season?

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have stolen the headlines with their excellent performances this season, but summer signing N’Golo Kante has been just as vital to Leicester City’s underdog story. Name: N’Golo Kante Position: Midfield Fantasy Price: £7m (PlayON), £5m (FPL) Appearances: 16 Goals: 1 Assists: 2 With the sale of Claude Makelele to Chelsea in 2003 the last true excess of the original Galactico era was fully indulged – David Beckham signed from Manchester United and the final …

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Manchester United Monitoring Premier League’s Joint-Top Goalscorer

Manchester United, along with Manchester City and Chelsea, are monitoring the Premier League’s current joint-top goalscorer.  Everton’s Romelu Lukaku currently sits atop the goalscoring charts but it is the man who joins him there on 15 goals who is the subject of interest from three of the top flight’s superpowers. According to Sky Sports sources, all three clubs are ‘monitoring any …

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Tactics Truck: Ranieri And Pellegrini Both Spring Tactical Surprises

Leicester City will go into the New Year level on points with Arsenal at the top of the Premier League, after an uneventful – but tactically interesting – scoreless draw against Manchester City. Both managers sprung tactical surprises here, by deviating from their preferred starting shapes. Rather than the narrow, ultra-compact 4-4-2 that he usually favours, Claudio Ranieri instead opted for …

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The Big Numbers From Last Weekend’s Premier League Action

With another weekend of Premier League action been and gone, Dan Bright takes a look at some of the key numbers from the clashes in the run up to the festive season, that included big wins for Arsenal, Chelsea and Watford whilst Leicester’s victory ensured they occupy first place at Christmas this year. _____ 415 Yaya Toure scored Man City’s …

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Will Christmas Period Fixtures Benefit Arsenal’s Title Challenge?

The current season has already proved to be one of the most unpredictable campaigns in Premier League history. Last season’s champions Chelsea have been woeful and a title challenge for them this year seems impossible. Leicester have surprised everyone by going from relegation candidates to top of the league at Christmas, thanks to two incredible key players – Jamie Vardy …

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Premier League Team Of The Season So Far

It’s nearly Christmas, which means we are almost at the halfway point in the Premier League season. It’s been the craziest campaign in living memory so far, with Leicester riding high at the top of the table, Jamie Vardy breaking records, Crystal Palace and Watford challenging for European football, Chelsea battling relegation and Louis van Gaal under immense pressure just to keep …

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Audio: Coshcast S3, Ep21 – Leicester Stay Top, Mourinho Gets The Sack & Guardiola’s Leaving

The Coshcast returns this week like Guus Hiddink to Stamford Bridge. In the Premier League, Chelsea lose their ‘Mou’ but find their mojo, Louis van Gaal’s thinking is so outside the box that Manchester United struggle to get in it and Riyad Mahrez says “Mahrezt my case” as he keeps Leicester top of the league. Elsewhere, Barcelona shock the world …

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Tactics Truck: Ranieri Channels Simeone’s Atletico To Send Leicester City Top At Xmas

It is arguably the most remarkable turnaround in fortunes in Premier League history. Saturday afternoon’s victory at Goodison Park ensured that Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City side will sit atop the league tree this Christmas – a far cry from 12 months ago, when they languished at its foot. Ranieri returned to English shores this summer under a cloud, after an …

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Fantasy Premier League Week 17: Fixture Breakdown

PlayON Pro and 2014 Fantasy Premier League champion Tom Fenley analyses the three stand-out fixtures ahead of the Premier League weekend and picks out some key players to consider for your FPL and PlayON line-ups. _____ Sat 19 December, 2015 Everton v Leicester City, 15:00 Key Players: Gerard Deulofeu – Midfielder – FPL £6.4, PlayON £7.8 Romelu Lukaku – Forward – FPL £9.2, …

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Watch: All Nine Of Mourinho’s Premier League Defeats This Season

The decision to sack Jose Mourinho may be splitting the Chelsea fanbase as some supporters welcome the club’s decision after their horrendous run of form while others believe that Mourinho could have turned it around. The rumoured arrival of Guus Hiddink means that the woeful and laughable performances Chelsea have displayed this season will not be tolerated anymore. However, for Arsene Wenger, …

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One More Post-Ferguson Stat No Manchester United Fan Will Want To Hear

Since the day he retired, there was perhaps a sense that things may not be so rosy without the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson.  The ‘blip’ which has followed however has been somewhat more extreme than most analysts would have thought. A hand-picked manager in David Moyes didn’t scream immediate success, but he certainly looked like an ideal long-term fit. …

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