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Chelsea 3 - 1 Manchester United: Chelsea punish United for both tactical and individual mistakes

Chelsea 3 - 1 Manchester United: Chelsea punish United for both tactical and individual mistakes

Chelsea hosted Manchester United in a game that was quite the opposite of the reverse fixture at the beginning of the season. José Mourinho was less cautious in this game, and decided to...

January Blues

January Blues

In a season that manager Jose Mourinho wrote off as a learning curve for his new-look side, Chelsea are not doing too badly. Third in the league at the time of writing, into the knockout phase...

Is This The Best Premier League Season Ever?

Is This The Best Premier League Season Ever?

  We may only be 21 matches in, but already this 22nd Premier League season is being heralded by all and sundry as the best ever. Better than 2003/04, when Arsenal’s Invincibles achieved...

6 things to watch out for in the Premier League this weekend

6 things to watch out for in the Premier League this weekend

1)    Moyes must win against top opposition   Outside of a win against Arsenal, United’s record against the rest of the top half is appalling, with losses to Man City,...

 

1)    Moyes must win against top opposition

 

Outside of a win against Arsenal, United’s record against the rest of the top half is appalling, with losses to Man City, Liverpool, Everton, Tottenham and Newcastle, and draws against Chelsea and Southampton. This results in five points from an available 24 against sides in the top nine, something that has to dramatically improve if they are to challenge for a top four place.

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We may only be 21 matches in, but already this 22nd Premier League season is being heralded by all and sundry as the best ever. Better than 2003/04, when Arsenal’s Invincibles achieved the impossible and went through a whole season undefeated; better than 1998/99, with United’s treble-winning triumph; better even than 2011/12, when Sergio Agüero wrested the title from the red to the blue half of Manchester with practically the last kick of the game.

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Chelsea hosted Manchester United in a game that was quite the opposite of the reverse fixture at the beginning of the season. José Mourinho was less cautious in this game, and decided to field a team that could stifle Manchester United, and beat them by using their individual qualities in attack. On the other hand, David Moyes made some questionable decisions, and United were punished for the same shortcomings they have had all season. 

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With Jermain Defoe’s impending move from Tottenham to MLS side Toronto FC I thought it would be a good idea to put together a bit of a fact file, because let’s face it, I don’t know anything about them and neither do you! So let's take a look...

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In a season that manager Jose Mourinho wrote off as a learning curve for his new-look side, Chelsea are not doing too badly. Third in the league at the time of writing, into the knockout phase of the Champions League as group winner and with The Blues’ raft of midfield talent starting to prove their worth, The Special One hasn’t had too much to complain about.

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