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How will Jurgen Klopp Line-up in a 4-3-3 formation – Football Weeks – Football Article

The Reds tackle Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League round-16 tie at Anfield later tonight and Jurgen Klopp knows the intensity of the challenge ahead. Having faced the Bundesliga giants during his days as Borussia Dortmund boss, Klopp knows what to expect from the Bavarians and he must perfect his tactics ahead of the must-win game. Klopp deployed a 4-3-3 formation in most of the games played so far this season, hence, today’s clash won’t be…

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Celtic fans urge the club to sign Jake Hastie – Football Article

Celtic fans have urged the club to make a move for Motherwell’s Jake Hastie. The 19-year-old has been outstanding for Motherwell this season and he has been linked with the likes of Leeds this year. Hastie put in another solid display against Hibs at the weekend and Celtic fans have now taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the winger. It will be interesting to see if Celtic manage to land the talented youngster this summer. Hastie will be…

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Cengiz Under – The best man to replace Eden Hazard – Football Weeks – Football Article

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has been Real Madrid’s longtime target and that is not going to change in the next transfer market. The Los Blancos have been targeting the Belgian playmaker since 2013 when they were desperately in search of a perfect replacement for Mesut Ozil who left for Arsenal prior to the start of 2013-14 campaign. Chelsea failed to release Hazard in 2013 and it has been the same story since that time up till date but the Spanish…

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From a regular figure to a bench-warmer – Football Weeks – Football Article

From being an untouchable player to a bit-part player, that’s the best way to describe the effect of Riyad Mahrez’s decision to dump Leicester City for Manchester City in summer. The 27-year-old joined Leicester City from French Ligue 2 side Le Havre in 2014 and he helped the Foxes gain promotion to the Premier League. His stock continues to rise week after week due to his blistering performances for the team. The highlight of it all was his deadly partnership…

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Piers Morgan tears into Mesut Ozil for quoting Dennis Bergkamp in latest viral tweet – Football Article

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil was once again left out of the team’s matchday squad by manager Unai Emery, and he was in London as the Gunners made the trip to face Belarusian Premier League side BATE Borisov on Thursday. The visitors suffered a shocking 1-0 loss, and the Germany international took to social media yesterday to make a post that has since gone viral, quoting club legend Dennis Bergkamp. ‘When you start supporting a football club, you don’t support it…

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From Victor Moses to Christian Pulisic :- How well are Chelsea on-loan stars performing? – Football Weeks – Football Article

With the season gradually running to a close, each club now have a clear picture of what their mission for the rest of the season should be. Some are chasing after League glory, some are in the race for a champions league qualifying spot while another set of clubs are struggling to avoid being relegated to lower division. Which ever group Chelsea loanees find themselves, they are more than ready to play big role in ensuring that their teams achieved…

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Ajax vs Real Madrid :- Match preview, team news and prediction – Football Weeks – Football Article

Yesterday’s Champions League round-16 fixture saw Manchester United crumbled to a 2-0 home defeat to Paris St-German who played without their influential strikers Neymar and Edison Cavani. Goals from Presnel Kimpembe(53rd minute) and Kylian Mbappe (60tth minute) were enough for the Les Parisiens’ to record an important away win. In other game of the day, Roma defeated Porto 2-1 thanks to 19-year-old Nicolo Zaniolo’s brace. Adrian Lopez found the back of the net for the Portuguese giants but it was…

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Marcelo says the dressing room banter at Madrid has dried up since Kiko Casilla left for Leeds United – Football Article

Spanish goalkeeper Kiko Casilla surprised many after he left Real Madrid for Championship side Leeds United last month. The 32-year-old found playing time very difficult to come by following the arrival of Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea last summer, with Keylor Navas even left to play backup to the Belgian. Casilla has settled down well at Elland Road, playing in goal in Leeds’ last three league games. The Spaniard has shipped five goals thus far and has helped the club to…

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Why Thomas Tuchel must be wary of Solskjaer’s men – Football Weeks – Football Article

Manchester United are set to resume their Champions League campaign on Tuesday as they face Thomas Tuchel’s Paris St-German. The Red Devils are in confident mood having won 10 of their last 11 matches across all competitions and they are more than ready to face whatever challenge the Ligue 1 champions might impose. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s role in the club’s recent transformation cannot be overemphasized as his quest for more attacking football has brought the best out of his players.…

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Time for Demarai Gray to justify his price tag with Leicester City – Football Weeks – Football Article

Leicester City winger Marc Albrighton has been ruled out of action for the rest of this campaign due to hamstring injury and that’s a big miss for the Foxes who have been underperforming since the turn of the year. Demarai Gray is Albrighton’s perfect replacement As much as the former Premier League Champions have some young players — including Barnes Harvey and Rachid Ghezzal — to replace the speedy winger, Demarai Gray appears to be the best player to replace…

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid Copa Del Rey Betting Tips On Player To Score – Football Weeks – Football Article

When you heard of El Classico, what often comes to your mind? Your guess is as good as mine. It’s a fixture between two Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid. This isn’t just an ordinary game, it’s a fixture accompanied by career-threatening tackles, great skills, long-time rivalries, goals and many other intriguing factors. The first El Classico of the season was played in October last year when Barcelona thrashed the Los Blancos by a surprising 5-1 scoreline in the Spanish…

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Everton vs Manchester City – Time for Marcos Silva to unleash his secret weapon? – Football Weeks – Football Article

Everton will seek to redeem their image when they face Manchester City at Goodison Park on Wednesday. Marco Silva’s men were defeated 3-1 at Goodison Park by Wolves on Saturday which dents their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Europa League competition. The Toffees currently occupy the ninth position in the Premier League table, five points behind Wolves who are in the final Europa League’s qualifying spot. Wednesday’s encounter against in-form Manchester City is a must-win affair for Marcos Silva…

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Jamie Carragher says Marcus Rashford can win Manchester United the EPL and Champions League – Football Article

Manchester United continued their impressive run under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a victory over Leicester City over the weekend. Marcus Rashford handed the Red Devils all three points with the only goal of the game, and has now scored six goals in his last eight league games. The 21-year-old managed to score just three goals in the 17 games prior to Solskjaer’s arrival, and given his recent resurgence, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher reckons the youngster has what it takes…

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See Why Unai Emery must start Mesut Ozil against Manchester City – Football Weeks – Football Article

Arsenal travel to the Etihad Stadium where they will battle Manchester City in a must-win affair. The Gunners currently occupy the fourth position in the Premier League table with 47 points, same points with Chelsea but they have a superior goal difference. They can’t afford to drop any point against the Citizens on Sunday if they must remain in contention for a top-four finish. Considering the importance of Sunday’s game, Unai Emery has no option but to give Mesut Ozil…

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Real Madrid vs Alaves – Preview – Football Article

La Liga is back after midweek Copa Del Rey quarterfinal fixtures. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Espanyol, Sevilla, Real Betis, Girona, Valencia, and Getafe were all in action during the week as each clubs hope to qualify to the next round of the competition. The Los Blancos are through to the semi-finals where they will face arch-rival Barcelona, with the first leg taking place at Santiago Bernabeu. But before then, Solari’s team will need to overcome Alaves’s challenge on Sunday. MATCH PREVIEW…

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Ian Wright says Denis Suarez can help Arsenal become more creative, predicts City game – Football Article

Arsenal travel to face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, and the outcome of the game will have a huge say on the fates of both teams. The hosts are looking to close the gap between them and league leaders Liverpool, while the visitors desire to finish in top-four after moving to fourth position during the midweek. Arsenal secured the loan signing of Denis Suarez from Barcelona on transfer deadline day and manager Unai Emery could immediately throw…

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6 replacements as Eden Hazard looks likely to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid – Football Weeks – Football Article

The Eden Hazard to Real Madrid transfer saga has taken a new twist this summer, with more bad news on that front today. As re-reported by Spanish news outlet Sport, Spanish TV show El Chiringuito claims Hazard has agreed a contract with Real Madrid. This follows months of speculations surrounding his exit from Chelsea who has still not signed a new contract with the Blues as he’s edging closer to it expiring at the end of next season. That being…

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€5m loan bid for Ivan Perisic rejected – Football Weeks – Football Article

Inter winger Ivan Perisic was dropped from the squad that faced Torino on Sunday, amid reports linking the Croatian star to Arsenal. But despite this, the Gunners and Inter are still far from agreeing a deal for Russian 2018 World Cup finalist. Arsenal in the market for an attacker during the transfer window, and they have reportedly turned their attention to the Inter star, who was once a subject of interest from Manchester United on several occasions in recent years.…

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Barcelona confirm signing of highly-rated midfielder in a deal worth €86m – Football Weeks – Football Article

Barcelona has begun preparation for their future having confirmed the signing of Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong. The youngster will arrive Camp Nou this summer. According to Barcelona’s official website, the singing of De Jong cost a basic €75m and including possible add-ons worth €11m. De Jong will be joining the defending La Liga Champions on a five-year contract deal. The player will become one of the highest paid central-midfielders in world football as soon as he joins Barcelona, as…

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Barcelona move for £45m-rated starlet to be hijacked by Tottenham Hotspur – Football Weeks – Football Article

Tottenham are reportedly trying to make an offer which will hijack the transfer of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot to Barcelona, according to Football Weeks sources. According to French source Paris United, Spurs have approached PSG with a bid, though the France international seems to be keen on the idea of leaving Par des Princes for Nou camp. Despite that, Tottenham fans would be looking forward to seeing their club put more effort, with Rabiot certainly one of the skillful…

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Marko Arnautovic announces he will stay at West Ham – Football Article

West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic has officially announced he will not he leaving The Hammers during this month’s transfer window. The Austrian has been the subject of speculation since a bid from an unnamed Chinese Super League club was made earlier this month. The former Stoke man was thought to be very interested in a move to southeast Asia. However, West Ham have been determined to keep hold of the 29-year-old. The announcement was made by Arnautovic on his personal…

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Who could realistically replace Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham? – Football Weeks – Football Article

Credit – Shutterstock.com Tottenham Hotspur are currently in possession of one of the most sought after managers in world football, Mauricio Pochettino and with rumours continuing to float around that the Argentine is set to leave the club, just who could sufficiently replace him. With Real Madrid and Manchester United both expected to hire a new manager come the summer, the lure of either of these two European heavyweights could be enough to prise Pochettino from Spurs’ grasp, even if…

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Man Utd and Chelsea joins Man city in race for highly-rated Crystal Palace youngster – Football Weeks – Football Article

Manchester United and Chelsea are preparing to sign highly-rated Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka – and wouldn’t hesitate to pay the reported sum of £40million transfer fee to sign the ace. According to the Daily Mirror, Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is braced-up for summer transfer window profit in the England Under-21 international, who has been the club’s first choice right-back since his first appearance last February. Wan-Bissaka has at a point been connected with a move to Manchester City having been…

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Arsenal Eyeing £3m Move For World Cup 2014 star as Ozil replacement – Football Weeks – Football Article

Arsenal are preparing a swoop to sign Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez as a replacement for Mesut Ozil. James is currently plying his trade in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich and he’s currently 18 months into a two-year loan with the Bundesliga giants. Despite being an integral part of the Colombian team at the Russian 2018 World Cup, James has find his playing hard to come by under Niko Kovac at Bayern. Arsenal boss Unai Emery is keen on shipping…

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Liverpool Gets Massive Boost Ahead of Champions League tie with Bayern Munich – Football Weeks – Football Article

Premier League giants Liverpool have been handed a massive boost ahead of their upcoming Champions League round 16 tie with Bayern Munich. UEFA announced via The Sportsman, the suspension of German international Thomas Muller for two games after engaging in a clash with Nicholas Tagliafico in the Bavarian’s 3-3 draw with AFC Ajax last month and as given a Red card for the offence. The German World Cup winner took to his Twitter handle to clear the air about the…

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Arsenal move for Yannick Carrasco to be hijacked by Manchester United – Football Weeks – Football Article

Arsenal are said to be interested in eyeing up a move for former Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco over the last few weeks, but the Premier League giants could be set for a huge blog in their bid to sign the Belgium international, as according to the winger’s wife Noemie Happart, Manchester United are also considering a potential move for the winger. Arsenal boss Unai Emery has made it pretty clear last week that he has little money to spend…

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Sky Sports pundit says Mauricio Pochettino should stick with Tottenham – Football Article

Sky Sports pundit Matt Le Tissier believes Mauricio Pochettino should ignore the advances of Manchester United and stay at Tottenham. The former Southampton man was answering the question of whether the Argentine should consider taking the job at Old Trafford? In response, Le Tissier had no doubt what he thinks Pochettino should do. He told Sky Sports:  “Given the two decisions I made in my career, I would stick with Spurs. In terms of job security, he is better off…

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