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Changes required if Pellegrini wants City band back together

Nostalgia is a potent drug and one which West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini seems happy to readily serve up at London Stadium. Having added Samir Nasri to a Hammers squad already boasting Pablo Zabaleta, the Chilean is reportedly hoping to bring in a third member of his title-winning Manchester City side by signing Edin Džeko. Perhaps keen to relive the halcyon days of the 2013/14 season wi...

2 days ago
Reinvigorating Sánchez remains Solskjær’s biggest challenge

For all the positivity around Manchester United since Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s arrival, there remains one glaring issue that is yet to be solved: what to do with Alexis Sánchez? The Norweigan coach, so far, has drastically improved the atmosphere at the club. He has guided a previously inconsistent side, clearly lacking in confidence, to seven successive victories, including an impressive 1-0 win at...

2 days ago
Arsenal and Chelsea must hide flaws in top-four battle

As far as shaping the destiny of the race for the Premier League top four goes, the meeting between Arsenal and Chelsea could have a huge impact. The London rivals head into the game with six points between fourth-place Chelsea and their hosts and, with Manchester United back in the chase for a Champions League spot, there is plenty to play for at the Emirates Stadium. United, who have won six in...

3 days ago
Creative yet clinical Philipp would ease Rondón burden

Of all of their failings during what has been a fairly dismal 2018/19 campaign, Newcastle United’s inability to find the net on a regular basis has been the most detrimental. The Magpies have netted just 16 times in 22 Premier League games – the second fewest in the top flight, and far below their expected goals of 23.5 – and this impotence in front of goal has resulted in a plac...

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