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Abramovich ready to solve Chelsea's problems by signing these 3 top class stars in January

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:00:52 +0000

Abramovich ready to solve Chelsea's problems by signing these 3 top class stars in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have had a poor start to the season by their standards and Antonio Conte is reportedly looking to improve his squad in the January transfer window. The Italian manager spent 140 million Euros this summer and signed the likes of N’Golo Kante, Michy Batshuayi, Marcos Alonso and David Luiz. However, the losses against Liverpool and Arsenal have apparently worried Roman Abramovich. According to Spanish newspaper Sport, the Russian owner is not keen on spending another season without Champions League football and is seeking dramatic improvement in results. The report also adds that Antonio Conte has already made it clear

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Arsenal close to sealing deal with World class midfielder; Star wants Emirates fan favourite's shirt number

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:28:16 +0000

Arsenal close to sealing deal with World class midfielder; Star wants Emirates fan favourite's shirt number - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is set to sign a long-term contract at the London club according to latest reports in Germany. Sportbild journalist Henning Feindt has confirmed that a deal is close to being signed and the German international will also change his shirt number. Ozil and Sanchez were both expected to sign new deals at the club during the summer and it seems that the Premier League giants have agreed on a mega-money contract with Ozil already. Both players have two years left on their current contracts and a renewal is thought to be a priority for the club. The

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Chelsea plotting £25m bid for top quality defender; Former Man Utd player wants to play CL football

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:28:12 +0000

Chelsea plotting £25m bid for top quality defender; Former Man Utd player wants to play CL football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Michael Keane has attracted a lot of interest with his solid displays at the heart of Burnley’s defence over the past 12 months. The former Manchester United defender was a target for Premier League champions Leicester City in the summer. The Foxes even submitted a 15 million pound bid for the 23-year-old. According to Guardian, Keane is now a target for Chelsea as well. The Stamford Bridge outfit are looking to sign a centre-back in January and Conte has identified Keane as an ideal solution. The Blues have struggled at the back so far and are lacking in defensive depth

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4-2-3-1 v Zorya: Mourinho without top class star for Man Utd's Europa League clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:28:02 +0000

4-2-3-1 v Zorya: Mourinho without top class star for Man Utd's Europa League clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United vs Zorya Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this week’s Europa league fixture.  Manchester United vs Zorya UEFA Europa League 2016/17 29th September 2016, 20:05 pm BST Old Trafford, ManchesterEuropa League Live Streaming Manchester United Team News & Preview Manchester United host Zorya in the Europa League this week. The Premier League giants crashed to a surprise 1-0 defeat away to Feyenoord in their Europa League opener. Jose Mourinho’s side have done well in their last two matches and the Red Devils will be looking to bounce back against the Ukrainian side. Manchester United are firm favourites

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Sam Allardyce departs: 3 potential candidates for next England manager

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:02:33 +0000

Sam Allardyce departs: 3 potential candidates for next England manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sam Allardyce contract with The FA as the England manager has been terminated by mutual consent. The 61-year-old was appointed as the national team manager in July and he has spent 67 days in his “dream job” and managed just one game for his nation, against Slovakia. The search for the new England manager is set to begin soon and in the meantime, Gareth Southgate will be in charge of the senior team for the next four matches against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain. A sting operation conducted by Daily Telegraph filmed Allardyce offering advice on how to bypass the

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Football Shirt Numbers History, retired shirts, the most famous / worst shirt numbers

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:30:15 +0000

Football Shirt Numbers History, retired shirts, the most famous / worst shirt numbers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Football shirt numbers have always been an integral part of the game over the years. Some of them have become famous because of the legendary footballers who picked them and others were downright strange. In the earlier days shirt numbers were used to simply identify the player on the pitch. Over the years the reasoning for shirt numbers has changed for a variety of reasons – superstitions, personal preferences etc. Here at Soccerlens, we look at the history of shirt numbers, how they came into effect and then list some of the most famous numbers along with some of the

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4-2-3-1 v Basel: Arsenal without 6 first team players for UCL clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:21:12 +0000

4-2-3-1 v Basel: Arsenal without 6 first team players for UCL clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal vs Basel Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this week’s Champions League fixture.  Arsenal vs Basel UEFA Champions League 2016/17 28th September 2016, 19:45 pm BST Emirates, LondonChampions League Live Streaming Soccerlens has partnered with 138.com to give you a fantastic introductory offer – back Arsenal at 5/1 to beat Basel on Wednesday. The offer is open to new customers only – click here to get in on the action. Arsenal Team News & Preview Arsenal will face Basel in their second group game of this season’s Champions League tomorrow. The Gunners are in stunning form right now

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Arsenal dominate the Premier League Team of the Week for Matchday 6

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:05:31 +0000

Arsenal dominate the Premier League Team of the Week for Matchday 6 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Another week of Premier League action, another fascinating round of matches. Chelsea’s defensive frailties were on show again in their 3-0 defeat at Arsenal, and Liverpool made the most of Ahmed Elmohamady’s red card to beat Hull City 5-1 at Anfield. These are the 11 players who made the biggest impact on matchday six. Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) Another excellent performance by Boruc in the Bournemouth goal. The Polish ‘keeper had little to do in the match against Everton, but he made a brilliant save to deny Romelu Lukaku, and he looked comfortable whenever called upon. Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Bellerin is

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Kevin De Bruyne is Manchester City’s Undisputed Leader

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:59:19 +0000

Kevin De Bruyne is Manchester City’s Undisputed Leader - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On the heels of hearing the news that Kevin De Bruyne will be out at least a month with a hamstring injury, it is important to point out how significant of an injury this is to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.  By our count, De Bruyne has been involved in 10 of Manchester City’s 17 goals (59%) in league play thus far.  He has earned 5.64 of his team’s league leading 18 points which puts him in first place in the Most Valuable Offensive Players (MVOP) rankings for the Premier League.  Pep’s streak of victories is at risk moving forward without

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4-3-3 vs Monchengladbach: Barcelona without world class star and key defender for UCL clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:53 +0000

4-3-3 vs Monchengladbach: Barcelona without world class star and key defender for UCL clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Barcelona Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this week’s Champions League fixture. Borussia Monchengladbach vs Barcelona UEFA Champions League 2016/17 28th September 2016, 19:45 pm BST Borussia-ParkChampions League Live Streaming Borussia Monchengladbach Team News & Preview Borussia Monchengladbach host Barcelona in the Champions League this week. The German outfit had a catastrophic start to their European campaign this season. They were beaten 4-0 by Manchester City in their opening game. Defensively Gladbach have been very inconsistent and it will be interesting to see if they change their approach for this game in order to contain the

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Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich Prediction, Team News, Key Stats & Preview

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:04:51 +0000

Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich Prediction, Team News, Key Stats & Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this week’s Champions League fixture.  Atletico Madrid vs Bayern MunichUEFA Champions League 2016/1728th September 2016, 19:45 pm BSTVicente Calderon, MadridChampions League Live Streaming Atletico Madrid Team News & Preview Atletico Madrid host Bayern Munich in the Champions league this week. The La Liga giants are still unbeaten this season and will look to extend that run against the German champions. Diego Simeone’s men have looked extremely good defensively but have struggled to score goals at times. Games against Leganes, Deportivo, PSV and Barcelona show that the Spanish club

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Burnley vs Watford: Preview, Prediction, Key Stats, Team News and Possible Lineups

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:34:23 +0000

Burnley vs Watford: Preview, Prediction, Key Stats, Team News and Possible Lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Burnley vs Watford Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of today’s Premier League fixture.  Burnley vs WatfordEnglish Premier League 2016/1726th September 2016, 20:00 pm BSTTurf Moor, Burnley Soccerlens has partnered with 138.com to give you an introductory free bet of up to £25 when you bet on any of the games this weekend. Click here to get started. Burnley Team News & Preview Burnley host Watford in the Premier League later today and this is a crucial game for the home side. Sean Dyche’s men are going through a rough patch right now and have lost three of their last four

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4-3-3 v Dortmund: Zidane without key midfielder for vital UCL clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:34:07 +0000

4-3-3 v Dortmund: Zidane without key midfielder for vital UCL clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this week’s Champions League fixture.  Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 2016/17 27th September 2016, 19:45 pm BST Signal Iduna Park, DortmundChampions League Live Streaming Borussia Dortmund Team News & Preview Borussia Dortmund host Real Madrid in the Champions League tomorrow. The German outfit are in excellent form right now and will look to take advantage of a struggling Real Madrid side. Dortmund have a very good head-to-head record against the European Champions and are in a good position to add to that. The last time

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Euro 2020: Hosts, Logo and Qualification Process

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:45:29 +0000

Euro 2020: Hosts, Logo and Qualification Process - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

UEFA launched the Euro 2020 logo earlier this month. The European championship will be without a single host for the first time in its history. Instead of just one country hosting all the games, the EURO 2020 will be held across 13 different European cities in the summer of 2020. Other changes in the tournament include the omission of automatic qualification rule for the hosts. Despite hosting the games, all the 24 sides including the host nations will have to earn their place. After the success of Euro 2016, which was the first 24-team UEFA European Championship, UEFA have decided

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No more racism in football according to Fifa who disbands task force

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:37:46 +0000

No more racism in football according to Fifa who disbands task force - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In an incredibly strange move, Fifa has disbanded its anti-racism task force, declaring that their work is complete. This act comes as a surprise given the corners surrounding the next World Cup in Russia. Fifa has written to members of the task force to say that it has “completely fulfilled its temporary mission” and at this moment dissolved and no longer in operation. The decision has apparently not been taken well by the members given racism remains a significant problem in football. “I wish I could say that I am shocked by the decision, but unfortunately I am not,” task force

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Paul Pogba Is The Right Man At The Wrong Time For Manchester United

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:40:58 +0000

Paul Pogba Is The Right Man At The Wrong Time For Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Paul Pogba has become one of the world’s top midfield players and has many admirers none less so than Thierry Henry who said he can go on to become one of the best midfielders in history. Such high praise for Pogba from a player of Henry’s stature tells us all how good a player Pogba could become for Man Utd over the next 5-10 years. But right now, he looks a shadow of the player that had lit up Serie A over the past 4 seasons. One must consider how this has happened. Yes he is adjusting to a new league

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Arsenal On The Rise But Major Test Lies Ahead

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:40:21 +0000

Arsenal On The Rise But Major Test Lies Ahead - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In every league match since the Liverpool fiasco on the opening day of the season, Arsenal’s performances have improved steadily with the likes of Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin being particularly impressive. But Saturday evening’s game against Chelsea is Arsenal’s first real test since then. Arsenal notched their third league win in a row after comfortably dispatching of Hull 4-1 at the KCOM Stadium last Saturday. They are now 4th in the Premier League table ahead of Liverpool, Chelsea and Man Utd. Nobody would have predicted that when Arsenal were 4-1 down at home to Liverpool but they have managed

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Man Utd vs Leicester: Five key battles that could shape the game

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:15:03 +0000

Man Utd vs Leicester: Five key battles that could shape the game - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As Manchester United prepare to take on Leicester City, Neither of the two sides would be jubilant with the season they have had so far. While United began their season in a promising fashion under new boss José Mourinho, the Portuguese suffered three consecutive defeats for the first time since 2002 following losses to Manchester City, Feyenoord and Watford. United’s League Cup win over Northampton would give them some boost, but they need to improve in the league. This season is expected to be a very tough and competitive one, and United need to make sure their early loss of points

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4-3-3 v Las Palmas: Injury blow for Zidane, Real Madrid without 4 first team stars for away clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:38:13 +0000

4-3-3 v Las Palmas: Injury blow for Zidane, Real Madrid without 4 first team stars for away clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Las Palmas vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture. Las Palmas vs Real Madrid Liga BBVA 2016/17 24th September 2016, 19:45 pm BST Estadio Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Soccerlens has partnered with 138.com to give you an introductory free bet of up to £25 when you bet on any of the games this weekend. Click here to get started. Las Palmas Team News & Preview Las Palmas host Real Madrid in La Liga this weekend and the home side will be looking to continue their impressive run of form at home. Las Palmas

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5 reasons why Manchester United can still win the title

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:14:31 +0000

5 reasons why Manchester United can still win the title - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are going through a sticky phase in the Premier League having suffered back-to-back defeats against Manchester City and Watford. While the recent losses have set them back by six points in the title race, the league is still a long way from being over with 33 more rounds of games yet to be played. Early season optimism has cooled off for United following those morale-draining defeats yet there is every reason to believe the Red Devils aren’t yet out of the title reckoning. Jose Mourinho has won the league three times in England in the past and while

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