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    Chelsea to emerge unscathed against Arsenal

Chelsea to emerge unscathed against Arsenal

There are a lot of books on football, but Arsene Wenger is yet to come across one that will teach him how to end a bad run against an adversary. In 12 meetings with Jose Mourinho, the Frenchman has not won a game. Our soccer analysts are not convinced he’s about to break the jinx when Arsenal and Chelsea meet at [...]

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    Odemwingie set for league action after 239 days ‘holiday’

Odemwingie set for league action after 239 days ‘holiday’

Stoke City manager, Mark Hughes, is impressed with the fit-again Osaze Odemwingie and could name him in the squad to face Sunderland in a Barclays Premier League match on Saturday. The 33-year-old has been on the treatment room since he suffered cruciate knee ligament damage during the 1-0 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last August. He only came back [...]

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    Stoke’s chairman still has faith in Odemwingie

Stoke’s chairman still has faith in Odemwingie

Stoke City chairman, Peter Coates, insists that Osaze Odemwingie still has a role to play, despite spending most of the season out injured. Odemwingie has been on the treatment table since suffering cruciate knee ligament damage in the 1-0 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in August. The Super Eagles player only joined the Potters in January last year [...]

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    Black Cats appoint Advocaat

Black Cats appoint Advocaat

Sunderland have appointed Dutchman Dick Advocaat as their manager until the end of the season. The former Netherlands coach takes over from Gus Poyet who was sacked on Monday following the 4-0 home defeat to Aston Villa. Advocaat takes his new side to West Ham on Saturday knowing anything but a win at Upton Park could see the Black Cats drop into [...]

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    BPL Panel: Draw best result for Spurs, United

BPL Panel: Draw best result for Spurs, United

With the Barclays Premier League (BPL) title now a two-horse-race between Chelsea and Manchester City, another ‘title’ fight – for top-four finish – is being spearheaded by Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Southampton. Two of the title rivals meet this weekend as United welcome Spurs to Old Trafford. Our soccer analysts – who have their own title fight too – [...]

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    Aiyegbeni: I never thought my Wembley dream was over

Aiyegbeni: I never thought my Wembley dream was over

Reading forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, is happy to rekindle his Wembley dream as he’s set to fire the Royals to victory against giant-killers Bradford in the quarter final of the FA Cup at the Valley Parade on Saturday. Aiyegbeni, who missed Everton’s 2-1 cup final defeat to Chelsea in 2009 through injury, now insists he never feared he had missed out [...]

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    BPL REVIEW: Rooney double seals win for United

BPL REVIEW: Rooney double seals win for United

Manchester United laboured to a 2-0 win against ten-man Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League (BPL) thanks to Wayne Rooney’s second half brace. The game was marred by error from referee Roger East as Wes Brown received his marching orders following a case of mistaken identity not seen since Kieran Gibbs was infamously sent off against Chelsea. The match didn’t come to [...]

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    BPL PANEL: Manchester City to drop points against Liverpool FC? No…Yes

BPL PANEL: Manchester City to drop points against Liverpool FC? No…Yes

You could agree with Shakira and say hips don’t lie. It’s not that straight forward, though, with stats. As Liverpool welcome Manchester City to Anfield in this weekend’s star match in the Barclays Premier League (BPL), here are some of the stats, according to Opta. Liverpool have won just two of the last 12 BPL matches against Man City (W2 D6 L4). Manchester City [...]

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    BPL: Southampton to draw or beat Liverpool

BPL: Southampton to draw or beat Liverpool

On Sunday, Liverpool and their trio of former Saints – Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert – return to St Mary’s Stadium to face Southampton in the Barclays Premier League (BPL). On Friday, TheCable and their trio of soccer analysts – Aisha Falode, Kayode Tijani and Sunday Omeike – return to the studio after the FA Cup to give their [...]

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    BPL Preview: Spurs won’t beat Arsenal

BPL Preview: Spurs won’t beat Arsenal

It’s a Saturday of super derbies in the Barclays Premier League (BPL). Yes, the 169th edition of the North London derby will take place with Arsenal travelling to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham. It doesn’t end there though, as the longest running top flight derby will be held for the 224th time as Everton host Liverpool in a crucial [...]

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    BPL Panel: Chelsea, City clash will end in stalemate

BPL Panel: Chelsea, City clash will end in stalemate

Title contenders Chelsea and Manchester City light up Stamford Bridge in this weekend's star match in the Barclays Premier League (BPL). It’s January 31 so it’s too early to be talking about a title decider, yet that's precisely the feeling around Saturday night's epic battle between the two teams. Our soccer analysts are back to give you their views and predictions of [...]

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    BPL Panel: Arsenal will pick a point against City

BPL Panel: Arsenal will pick a point against City

Manchester City and Arsenal get top-billing this weekend in the Barclays Premier League (BPL) so expect fireworks at the Etihad Stadium. Without a league win in six, Aston Villa will be looking to Carles Gil, their new £3.2m signing, to inspire against Liverpool who are gradually gathering momentum. Our soccer analysts are back to give their views and predictions on all [...]

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    Chelsea reclaim summit as Everton hold City

Chelsea reclaim summit as Everton hold City

Chelsea moved two points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League after beating Newcastle United 2-0 while rivals Manchester City could only manage a 1-1 at Everton. Chelsea took the lead in the 41st minute when Oscar tapped in Branislav Ivanovic's cross after Willian took a quick corner and they added a second just before the hour, with Diego [...]

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    BPL PANEL: Chelsea FC to down bogey team Newcastle United at the Bridge

BPL PANEL: Chelsea FC to down bogey team Newcastle United at the Bridge

The Barclays Premier League (BPL) enters its home stretch with the second round of games in 2015. This week’s mini-star game pitches two of our soccer analysts against each other – Chelsea and Aisha Falode v Newcastle and Sunday Omeike. Who wins the battle of wit at the Bridge? The star game is at Old Trafford where third-placed Manchester United host Southampton [...]

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    BPL REVIEW: Five-star Spurs stun Chelsea

BPL REVIEW: Five-star Spurs stun Chelsea

Harry Kane helped Tottenham to a stunning 5-3 win over London rivals Chelsea, with Danny Rose, Andros Townsend and Nacer Chadli cancelling out strikes from Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and John Terry in the Barclays Premier League (BPL) match at White Hart Lane. Diego Costa put the Blues ahead in the 18th minute when he scored from close range after [...]

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    BPL PANEL: Chelsea WON’T lose to Spurs at White Hart Lane

BPL PANEL: Chelsea WON’T lose to Spurs at White Hart Lane

Year 2015 begins with the London derby between Tottenham and Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League (BPL).  Spurs are gradually finding their feet and are knocking on the door of the top four, while Chelsea have only won one of their last four league away games. The White Hart faithful will be hoping their team can avenge their 3-0 loss earlier in [...]

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