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Author: Ahmed Shah

The Premier League is Liverpool’s to Throw Away This Season

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: The Liverpool players make their way out onto the pitch ahead of kick-off at Anfield during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Rich Linley – CameraSport via Getty Images) It’s their year (again). It may not end up being their year but with the team firing on all cylinders and excelling in all departments, it certainly feels like this Premier League season may be Liverpool’s to throw away. Champions League Experience For the first team since Chelsea’s triumph...

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Sokratis: Arsenal’s Unsung Hero This Season

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 20: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Vorskla Poltava at Emirates Stadium on September 20, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images) After defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea in their opening two Premier League games, things have only gone up for Arsenal. It is six straight wins in the League now and nine overall. One player who has been at the heart of this resurgence is summer signing, Sokratis Papastathopoulos. While many thought his best years to be behind him,...

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Eden Hazard is Still Nowhere Near the Level of Messi and Ronaldo

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 04: Eden Hazard of Chelsea warm up before the UEFA Europa League Group L match between Chelsea and Vidi FC at Stamford Bridge on October 4, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images) Just before signing for Chelsea in 2012, Eden Hazard tweeted out that he was signing for the European Champions. Hazard has always been a flamboyant character and one for the limelight. It is anyone’s guess whether he would’ve signed for Chelsea had they not won the Champions League that year. Unpredictability The Belgian is a great player with...

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Harry Winks: So Close Yet So Far

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur at John Smith’s Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images) Into his third full season at Tottenham, Harry Winks is yet to fully cement his position for the club. Just as he seems to have finally grabbed the brass rings, something pulls it a notch away. The one-cap England international has played a mere 134 minutes for Tottenham in the league so far this term, not helped however...

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Olivier Giroud: The Perfect Foil

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea reacts during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 29, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images) Eden Hazard recently called Olivier Giroud “the world’s best target man” after a 4-1 win over Cardiff in the Premier League. But how accurate really is the Belgian about the World Cup-winner? Goalscoring So far this season, the 32-year old has three assists and no goals in six league games. The eternal argument with Giroud is that his contribution goes far...

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N’Golo Kante: the Anti-Modern Day Footballer

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: N’Golo Kante of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge on September 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) N’Golo Kante is a great story. One of those fairy tales that rarely even happens with regens on Football Manager or FIFA. Five years ago, he was playing in the Championnat National, the French third division. Now, he is a two-time Premier League winner, a PFA Player of the Year, a Ballon d’Or nominee and a World Cup winner. But as remarkable as...

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