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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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Audio: Chelsea Boss Swears At Roberto Martinez During Post-Match Interview [The Mirror]

It’s been a tough start to the 2015/16 Premier League campaign for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea and it appears tempers boiled over after the loss to Everton on Saturday. The 3-1 defeat means the Premier League champions are lingering worryingly close to the relegation zone with their chances of retaining the title slipping away. No team in Chelsea’s current league …

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Why Everton Are Right To Hold Firm in Stones Battle

This transfer window can’t close fast enough for Everton. If it’s not a story about Ross Barkley leaving, it’ll be Séamus Coleman or Romelu Lukaku. The story that refuses to die though ahead of Tuesday’s deadline is that of Chelsea target John Stones. That Everton have stood firm thus far is a minor miracle in the modern game. These things …

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Everton Star Wanted By European Heavyweights PSG & Bayern Munich

Everton have held tight thus far in this window when it comes to selling John Stones, however now European giants PSG and Bayern Munich are interested in the services of right-back Seamus Coleman. The Republic of Ireland international has been the epitome of consistency at the back for Everton for several seasons now and it’s no surprise that some of …

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Video: John Stones Heckled By Angry Everton Fans

John Stones

This transfer saga is getting out of hand. Chelsea’s long-term summer pursuit of John Stones and his subsequent transfer request have seen the youngster court abuse from some quarters of the Everton faithful. The defender was included in the Toffees’ starting eleven at Barnsley on Wednesday night in the Capital One Cup, where he was ridiculed after he was seen to skip …

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Chelsea Weighing Up FOURTH Bid Of £40M For No. 1 Centre-Back Target

John Stones

We all know Chelsea are one of the most dogged teams in the Premier League but their determination in the pursuit of John Stones has matched the performances we’ve come to know from Jose Mourinho’s men.  Last Tuesday a third bid of £30 million for the England international was rejected and the Blues are now considering a fourth and final offer of …

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Who Could Replace Brendan Rodgers?

Pundit Arena evaluates who could take over the Kop job if Brendan Rodgers gets the heave ho. The odds of Brendan Rodgers being sacked have recently been slashed from 11/8 to 5/6 to go by one bookmaker. A massive list of contenders are primed to take the Antrim man’s place should he be given his P45. One of those was former …

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Ten Thoughts From The Weekend’s Premier League Action

A weekend which has seen some major results at the top and bottom makes both the title and relegation races much more open, and that little bit more difficult to predict.  Here are our ten thoughts from this weekend’s action. 10. Can Palace’s Form Be Sustained Next Season? Alan Pardew found the pressure building and building at Newcastle this season, and …

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From 19th To 9th, The Moyes-iah Is Back

Praise the Lord, the second coming of the Moyes-iah is upon us.   “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life…” – James 1:12 David Moyes, nailed to the proverbial cross at Old Trafford in 2014 AD, is back in the big time. Those that wrote him off as …

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Video: All 7 Goals From Everton’s Defeat To Dynamo Kiev

Everton entered last night’s tie with Dynamo Kiev in the driving seat but they were found wanting defensively for the entire game, eventually losing out 5-2 on the night and 6-4 on aggregate.  This result ends English involvement in both European tournaments at this stage for the first time in 22 years and Everton must now focus solely on domestic …

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5 Talking Points From Everton vs Liverpool

Liverpool and Everton played out a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park today, with both sides cancelling out each other’s attempts on goal. Here we look at five of the biggest talking points from the game.  5. ‘Pool for top four? It’s safe to say at this point that Everton are out of the race for a Champions League spot. However, …

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Everton Boss On The Ropes Amid Mirallas Penalty Debacle

Everton’s dull 0-0 draw at home to West Brom continued their woeful form of late but the decision of Kevin Mirallas to disobey team orders and take a first half penalty, which he missed, highlights the lack of leadership on a sinking ship, writes Stephen Loftus. A rather uneventful Monday night game was turned into a nightmare for Roberto Martinez …

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Europa League Is Only Avenue For Everton Redemption

With Everton failing to live up to the hype they created last term, Rob Lyons looks at whether or not it’s a case of second-season syndrome for Everton.  This writer is a big fan of Roberto Martinez’s style of play and his footballing philosophy but what has happened this season is almost inexplicable after having such a fantastic campaign in 2013/14. …

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2 Points And A Ton Of Opinion Separate Newcastle United & Everton

Everton’s season has been persistently lacklustre. Newcastle United have taken their fans on a rollercoaster, but only two points divide two very different teams.  At this stage of the season, two points is nothing. They’ve both lost seven times. Only one win and one less draw than Everton is what puts Newcastle ahead of the Toffees, despite a worse goal difference. …

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Match Preview: Everton vs QPR

Everton play host to QPR tonight at Goodison Park in what is surprisingly a clash near the lower reaches of the Premier League table. Few would have predicted Everton’s 2014/15 season plight, which sees them face Harry Redknapp’s up and down QPR side with just four points separating the teams. Everton have struggled of late, winning just one game in their last five. …

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No Timescale On Recovery For Everton’s Barry

Scans have revealed Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has sustained ankle ligament damage but it is still too early to put a timescale on his predicted recovery. The 33-year-old was carried off just 13 minutes into Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Sunderland after a late tackle by Jordi Gomez and – although initial fears of a broken leg were allayed quickly – …

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Everton Boss Left Frustrated At Refereeing Decisions

Everton boss Roberto Martinez claimed Sunderland should have had two men sent off after a hard-fought draw on Wearside. Midfielder Jordi Gomez, who played under Martinez at Wigan, and striker Connor Wickham were perhaps both fortunate not to see red as referee Lee Mason adopted a lenient approach during a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light. Gomez, who had …

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