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The gap between City and the chasing pack is widening, and the fallout from Lukaku’s interview is going to be quite a mess to clean up.

As entertaining as Sunday’s game was, it has now opened up a gap between Manchester City and Chelsea and Liverpool that the two chasing teams will not be able to claw back. Both sides showed great quality, especially in the attacking third, and Chelsea mounted a great comeback to go in at half time level… Continue reading The gap between City and the chasing pack is widening, and the fallout from Lukaku’s interview is going to be quite a mess to clean up.

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The Premier League: What’s going wrong this time?

Omicron surge puts Premier League in dangerous territory The Premier League seems like it will continue for now. And I don’t think that is the right decision. While the Omicron variant starts to take over from Delta for the general public, cases are starting to rise again for football clubs as well. Over half of… Continue reading The Premier League: What’s going wrong this time?

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Please don’t crash into each other!!

While this Formula One season has been immensely watchable, last week’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix highlighted something else that has been brewing all season. And that is Max Verstappen’s driving standards. Be in no doubt, Max Verstappen is an immensely talented driver who is rightly at one of the best teams in the sports and… Continue reading Please don’t crash into each other!!

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Chelsea grind out a result, City and Liverpool keep pace and what impact will Rangnick actually have at United?

It was not a performance full of verve and attacking quality on Tuesday from Chelsea. It was probably up there with one of their worst performances of the season. Until Mason Mount slammed the ball into the bottom corner to open the scoring, Chelsea had not threatened much at all. One Mason Mount shot against… Continue reading Chelsea grind out a result, City and Liverpool keep pace and what impact will Rangnick actually have at United?

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Being in the stands beats watching on TV any day of the week.

Being back at Stamford Bridge was an absolute joy. For the first time in a year and a half, I went to see my team play live last Tuesday. Football has been a large part of my life since I went to my first game in January 2003. Chelsea have always been my club. So… Continue reading Being in the stands beats watching on TV any day of the week.

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New managers will need time to bed in

The return of the Premier League this weekend will see three new managers in dugouts across the league. Dean Smith at Norwich, appointed just eight days after losing his job at boyhood club Aston Villa, his replacement Steven Gerrard and Eddie Howe at Newcastle United all face their first games in charge of their new… Continue reading New managers will need time to bed in

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A week in Sport.

The 5th Test Match against India was cancelled. It was a great shame to see the final Test match between England and India called off. The series had been set up perfectly for a barnstorming finish as India looked to complete a series win over England and add their scalp to that of Australia that… Continue reading A week in Sport.

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Some thoughts about the Premier League

Now that we’ve had two weekends of Premier League fixtures, I think we can draw some slightly more informed conclusions about what the season may entail. It’s never really wise to do something like this until we’ve seen a month or two of the season, but every sports writer seems to do it every season… Continue reading Some thoughts about the Premier League

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Romelu Lukaku fills a major hole in Tuchel’s Chelsea side.

Romelu Lukaku is returning to Chelsea, ten years after he walked through the doors of Stamford Bridge for the first time. When he first arrived, he was a promising 18-year-old who had scored goals for fun in the Belgian League for Anderlecht. He was fulfilling a dream, playing for the club he supported and with… Continue reading Romelu Lukaku fills a major hole in Tuchel’s Chelsea side.

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The Hundred. Is it everything we were hoping for?

I’ve really enjoyed the Hundred so far. I was one of those who were very unsure whether we needed another format of the game. The people running sports are always wondering about how to attract new and preferably younger fans to the sport, that was one of many reasons why the bigwigs at the twelve… Continue reading The Hundred. Is it everything we were hoping for?