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give me sport
How Wayne Rooney is outperforming every striker in Europe - including Ronaldo and Messione stat shows that there is not a single player more deadly in front of goal t
give me sport / Posted 5 hours ago
one stat shows that there is not a single player more deadly in front of goal than Rooney this season. According to Opta stats, the Everton forward's shot conversion rate makes him the most accurate finisher in Europe, with Cristiano Ronaldo... Read more
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Daily Mirror
The Premier League striker who has Europe's highest conversion rate this seasonon Wednesday night (Image: Getty)Rooney celebrates as his rich vein of form con
Daily Mirror / Posted 9 hours ago
on Wednesday night (Image: Getty)Rooney celebrates as his rich vein of form continues (Image: Getty) In fact, new Opta stats reveal that his shot conversion rate is actually significantly higher than anyone else in Europe's top five... Read more
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soccernews
West Ham 0 Arsenal 0: Wasteful Gunners drop points for third game in a rowthe final chance of the match, as West Ham built on Saturday’s 1-0 defeat of Ch
soccernews / Posted 22 hours ago
the final chance of the match, as West Ham built on Saturday’s 1-0 defeat of Chelsea with another commendable result. Key Opta facts: – Only once in Premier League history have Arsenal won fewer than nine points from their first nine away games... Read more
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soccernews
Manchester United 1 Bournemouth 0: Lukaku eases scoring concerns after derby day woesrequired to keep out the England striker and a stoppage-time effort from Fraser
soccernews / Posted 22 hours ago
required to keep out the England striker and a stoppage-time effort from Fraser to ensure United took maximum points. Key Opta Facts: – Manchester United have won nine of their last 10 Premier League games at Old Trafford (L1), keeping a clean... Read more
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Soccer Way
Bayern Munich 1 Cologne 0: Lewandowski opens nine-point gap in Bundesliga match, proved his value with a sharp late denial of Lukas Klunter that made the
Soccer Way / Posted 23 hours ago
match, proved his value with a sharp late denial of Lukas Klunter that made the three points safe for Heynckes' men. Key Opta stats: - Bayern went through 2017 unbeaten at home in the Bundesliga (W13, D3). - Robert Lewandowski scored his 166th... Read more
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Soccer Way
West Ham 0 Arsenal 0: Wasteful Gunners drop points for third game in a row the final chance of the match, as West Ham built on Saturday's 1-0 defeat of Ch
Soccer Way / Posted 23 hours ago
the final chance of the match, as West Ham built on Saturday's 1-0 defeat of Chelsea with another commendable result. Key Opta facts: - Only once in Premier League history have Arsenal won fewer than nine points from their first nine away games... Read more
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Soccer Way
Manchester United 1 Bournemouth 0: Lukaku eases scoring concerns after derby day woes required to keep out the England striker and a stoppage-time effort from Fraser
Soccer Way / Posted 23 hours ago
required to keep out the England striker and a stoppage-time effort from Fraser to ensure United took maximum points. Key Opta Facts: - Manchester United have won nine of their last 10 Premier League games at Old Trafford (L1), keeping a clean... Read more
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Goal.com
West Ham United v Arsenal Match Report, , Premier Leaguethe final chance of the match, as West Ham built on Saturday's 1-0 defeat of Ch
Goal.com / Posted 23 hours ago
the final chance of the match, as West Ham built on Saturday's 1-0 defeat of Chelsea with another commendable result. Key Opta facts: - Only once in Premier League history have Arsenal won fewer than nine points from their first nine away games... Read more
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Goal.com
Man Utd Team News:up vs AFC Bournemouth1-1 draw at the Theatre of Dreams, which led to lengthy suspensions for Zlatan
Goal.com / Posted yesterday
1-1 draw at the Theatre of Dreams, which led to lengthy suspensions for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Tyrone Mings.BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Bournemouth have found the net at least once in each of their four Premier League meetings with Manchester... Read more
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Goal.com
Arsenal Team News:up vs West Hamhand over 17th placed Crystal Palace. Andre Ayew is the club's top goalscorer
Goal.com / Posted yesterday
hand over 17th placed Crystal Palace. Andre Ayew is the club's top goalscorer this season having scored five goals. BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS West Ham have won just one of their last 18 Premier League meetings with Arsenal (W1 D3 L14), with this win... Read more
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soccernews
Huddersfield Town 1 Chelsea 3: Willian sparkles as Conte´s side return to winning wayshead home fellow substitute Florent Hadergjonaj’s teasing cross with what was t
soccernews / Posted yesterday
head home fellow substitute Florent Hadergjonaj’s teasing cross with what was the last meaningful action of the match. Key Opta stats: – Chelsea’s win at the John Smith’s Stadium means the Blues have won at 50 different stadiums in the Premier... Read more
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Soccer Way
Huddersfield Town 1 Chelsea 3: Willian sparkles as Conte´s side return to winning ways head home fellow substitute Florent Hadergjonaj's teasing cross with what was t
Soccer Way / Posted yesterday
head home fellow substitute Florent Hadergjonaj's teasing cross with what was the last meaningful action of the match. Key Opta stats: - Chelsea's win at the John Smith's Stadium means the Blues have won at 50 different stadiums in the Premier... Read more
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Goal.com
Huddersfield Town v Chelsea Match Report, , Premier Leaguehead home fellow substitute Florent Hadergjonaj's teasing cross with what was t
Goal.com / Posted yesterday
head home fellow substitute Florent Hadergjonaj's teasing cross with what was the last meaningful action of the match. Key Opta stats: - Chelsea's win at the John Smith's Stadium means the Blues have won at 50 different stadiums in the Premier... Read more
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caughtoffside
Huddersfield 1-3 Chelsea player ratings, stats and reaction: Blues ace delivers MOTM performance as Chelsea go joint second with Man Unitedas he guided his side to all three points. This tweet sums up just how good th
caughtoffside / Posted yesterday
as he guided his side to all three points. This tweet sums up just how good the forward was this evening. This from Opta shows that is was just Willian’s night tonight Huddersfield: Lossl 6, Smith 5, Zanka 6, Shchindler 6, Lowe 5, Kachunga... Read more
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Goal.com
Man City Team News:up vs Swansea Citywhere he did so well here and went there and did not get to the level he wanted
Goal.com / Posted 2 days ago
where he did so well here and went there and did not get to the level he wanted. He has a point to prove to lots of people."OPTA MATCH FACTS Manchester City have won 75% of their Premier League games against Swansea (9/12), their best win rate... Read more
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HITC Sport
Inter and Juventus take the positives from Serie A stalemate0-0 draws at the top of Serie A, but you can leave aside your tired clichés abo
HITC Sport / Posted 3 days ago
0-0 draws at the top of Serie A, but you can leave aside your tired clichés about Italian football. This is, according to Opta, the first time in more than 50 years that Juventus, Inter, Napoli and Roma have played out goalless matches in the same... Read more
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Goal.com
Monday Pressure Shift: Holistic leaders City share the burden, throw down gauntlet to the restsingle English top-flight season. City are completely dominating the Goal Pres
Goal.com / Posted 3 days ago
single English top-flight season. City are completely dominating the Goal Pressure Index, presented by Sure and powered by Opta data – and they’ve done so by sharing the burden. While United fans were left to regret the absence of the suspended... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
United 1 City 2 - Post-Match Fascinating Factsemphasised by the possession percentage statistics with United only having 35%,
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 3 days ago
emphasised by the possession percentage statistics with United only having 35%, the lowest percentage at Old Trafford since Opta started collecting this kind of date back in the 2003 / 2004 season. • Against City, Romelu Lukaku failed to score, the... Read more
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soccernews
AC Milan 2 Bologna 1: Bonaventura brace breaks Gattuso´s ducktop of the crossbar, but Milan were not to be denied a much-needed triumph, onl
soccernews / Posted 3 days ago
top of the crossbar, but Milan were not to be denied a much-needed triumph, only their third in 11 Serie A matches. KEY OPTA STATS – Bonaventura ended a run of 399 minutes without AC Milan scoring at home in Serie A. – AC Milan won a Serie A... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
Messi matches Muller's goals record in wingoals for Barcelona this year, which is more than any other player from the top
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 3 days ago
goals for Barcelona this year, which is more than any other player from the top five European leagues in 2017, according to Opta. Messi is already the top scorer in Barcelona (525) and La Liga history (362) but is behind Real Madrid's Cristiano... Read more
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Soccer Way
AC Milan 2 Bologna 1: Bonaventura brace breaks Gattuso´s duck top of the crossbar, but Milan were not to be denied a much-needed triumph, onl
Soccer Way / Posted 3 days ago
top of the crossbar, but Milan were not to be denied a much-needed triumph, only their third in 11 Serie A matches. KEY OPTA STATS - Bonaventura ended a run of 399 minutes without AC Milan scoring at home in Serie A. - AC Milan won a Serie A... Read more
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CTV News
Toronto FC endured real-life tragedy en route to MLS championship runand won 70.7 per cent of duels, the highest duel success rate of any team in an
CTV News / Posted 4 days ago
and won 70.7 per cent of duels, the highest duel success rate of any team in any MLS game this season, according to Opta Sports. "We are the best team in MLS," said Vazquez. The Spanish playmaker led all players Saturday with 103 touches.... Read more
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soccernews
Manchester United 1 Manchester City 2: Otamendi strikes massive blow in Premier League title racerace firmly in City’s grasp as they became the first side to win 14 consecutive
soccernews / Posted 4 days ago
race firmly in City’s grasp as they became the first side to win 14 consecutive top-flight games in a single season. Key Opta Facts: – Manchester City have won their last 14 league games in a row – the most by a team in a single English... Read more
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Soccer Way
Manchester United 1 Manchester City 2: Otamendi strikes massive blow in Premier League title race Premier League for just the second time under Jose Mourinho (also conceding two
Soccer Way / Posted 4 days ago
Premier League for just the second time under Jose Mourinho (also conceding two v Man City in September 2016). Flashback. — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 10, 2017 Perhaps unsurprisingly, City dominated possession in the early exchanges against a... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
Klopp defends Coutinho, Firmino benchingin the game, compared to Everton's 21-percent share of the ball, which was thei
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 4 days ago
in the game, compared to Everton's 21-percent share of the ball, which was their lowest ever in a Premier League game since Opta started recording possession statistics in in the 2003-04 season. "I thought we did everything to win the game," Klopp... Read more
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Soccer Way
Liverpool 1 Everton 1: Late Rooney penalty secures unlikely derby draw such run against their Merseyside rivals (set between March 1972 and April 1978
Soccer Way / Posted 4 days ago
such run against their Merseyside rivals (set between March 1972 and April 1978). Streak. pic.twitter.com/2CHlx0TcpV — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 10, 2017 Key Opta Stats: - Everton have lost just one of their last six Premier League games... Read more
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Liverpool FC
Liverpool 1-1 EvertonEverton posted a 21 per cent possession figure in the game, their lowest-ever i
Liverpool FC / Posted 4 days ago
Everton posted a 21 per cent possession figure in the game, their lowest-ever in a Premier League match since 2003-04 (when Opta started recording possession). Liverpool midfielder Henderson completed 60 passes - six more than all of Everton's... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Everton set possession record during shock derby draw with Liverpool at Anfieldresulting in Wayne Rooney firing home from the spot to earn the Blues a draw.
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
resulting in Wayne Rooney firing home from the spot to earn the Blues a draw. The figure of 21 per cent was the lowest Opta have ever recorded in a Premier League game since they started recording it in the 2003/04 season. The point apiece... Read more
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Goal.com
Liverpool v Everton Match Report, , Premier LeagueThe Toffees posted a 21 per cent possession figure in the game, their lowest-ev
Goal.com / Posted 4 days ago
The Toffees posted a 21 per cent possession figure in the game, their lowest-ever in a Premier League since 2003/04 (when Opta started recording possession). - Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in 23 goals for Liverpool in all competitions... Read more
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soccernews
Southampton 1 Arsenal 1: Super-sub Giroud rescues last-gasp pointwould have been glad of a greater cushion between themselves and the bottom thr
soccernews / Posted 4 days ago
would have been glad of a greater cushion between themselves and the bottom three than the five points they now enjoy. Key Opta Stats: – Southampton have only lost one of their last seven home Premier League games against Arsenal (W2 D4). –... Read more
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Soccer Way
Southampton 1 Arsenal 1: Super-sub Giroud rescues last-gasp point would have been glad of a greater cushion between themselves and the bottom thr
Soccer Way / Posted 4 days ago
would have been glad of a greater cushion between themselves and the bottom three than the five points they now enjoy. Key Opta Stats: - Southampton have only lost one of their last seven home Premier League games against Arsenal (W2 D4). -... Read more
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Goal.com
Southampton v Arsenal Match Report, , Premier Leaguein the Premier League this season than Arsenal (10 - level with Man City). Char
Goal.com / Posted 4 days ago
in the Premier League this season than Arsenal (10 - level with Man City). Character. pic.twitter.com/EPbgrIoSvO — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 10, 2017 There were plenty of empty seats in evidence at St Mary's after some supporters fought... Read more
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caughtoffside
Arsenal the best team in the Premier League in surprise area, stats showLeague Arsenal are so often criticised for lacking bottle and crumbling when i
caughtoffside / Posted 4 days ago
League Arsenal are so often criticised for lacking bottle and crumbling when it matters most, but this surprise stat from Opta expert Orbinho certainly contradicts that stereotype. The Gunners went 1-0 down early on against Southampton today, but... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Why David De Gea is in the best form of his career ahead of Manchester City testthe Spaniard has quite simply never had a Premier League season good as the one
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
the Spaniard has quite simply never had a Premier League season good as the one he's having right now, with stats gurus Opta confirming that via a number of key goalkeeper metrics. David De Gea - Premier League minutes per goal conceded With... Read more
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soccernews
Juventus 0 Inter 0: Nerazzurri stay top as Derby d´Italia ends in stalemateJuve could not land the knockout punch as they failed to score in the league fo
soccernews / Posted 4 days ago
Juve could not land the knockout punch as they failed to score in the league for the first time since October 2016. Key Opta stats: – Juventus failed to score after 44 consecutive league games in which they found the net – it was the longest... Read more
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Soccer Way
Juventus 0 Inter 0: Nerazzurri stay top as Derby d´Italia ends in stalemate Juve could not land the knockout punch as they failed to score in the league fo
Soccer Way / Posted 4 days ago
Juve could not land the knockout punch as they failed to score in the league for the first time since October 2016. Key Opta stats: - Juventus failed to score after 44 consecutive league games in which they found the net – it was the longest... Read more
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Goal.com
Juventus v Internazionale Match Report, , Serie AInter have failed to attempt a single shot in the first half of a Serie A game.
Goal.com / Posted 4 days ago
Inter have failed to attempt a single shot in the first half of a Serie A game. HT. #Juventuspic.twitter.com/lJOmR6nKe0 — OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) December 9, 2017If the opening half was a tactical battle between two well-drilled teams, the second... Read more
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give me sport
Nobody can believe how fast Kylian Mbappe just ran for his goal v Lillehas now been involved in 34 goals in Ligue 1 since the start of the 2016-17 cam
give me sport / Posted 5 days ago
has now been involved in 34 goals in Ligue 1 since the start of the 2016-17 campaign (21 goals and 13 assists). Per Opta, that’s at least 20 more goals than any other Under-20 player from Europe’s top five leagues in the same period.Future... Read more
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soccernews
Huddersfield Town 2 Brighton and Hove Albion 0: Mounie double helps Wagner´s men end slumpside continued to dominate the closing stages, but they were ultimately unable
soccernews / Posted 5 days ago
side continued to dominate the closing stages, but they were ultimately unable to add to Mounie’s first-half salvo. Key Opta stats: – Huddersfield have won three of their last four home games in the Premier League, with the only defeat in this... Read more
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soccernews
Burnley 1 Watford 0: High-flying Clarets back to winning ways as Arfield returns in styleon, former Burnley man Andre Gray coming on, but it was to no avail as they slu
soccernews / Posted 5 days ago
on, former Burnley man Andre Gray coming on, but it was to no avail as they slumped to a second defeat in three games. Key Opta stats: – This was Burnley’s 34th Premier League win and the 25th of those to have been won by a single goal margin... Read more
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Soccer Way
Borussia Dortmund 1 Werder Bremen 2: Defeat leaves Bosz on the brink dice, but Bremen held on for their first win at Dortmund since April 2007 to le
Soccer Way / Posted 5 days ago
dice, but Bremen held on for their first win at Dortmund since April 2007 to leave the Dutch coach in serious trouble. Key Opta stats: - Borussia Dortmund have won none of their last eight Bundesliga games (three draws, five losses) – their... Read more
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Soccer Way
Burnley 1 Watford 0: High-flying Clarets back to winning ways as Arfield returns in style on, former Burnley man Andre Gray coming on, but it was to no avail as they slu
Soccer Way / Posted 5 days ago
on, former Burnley man Andre Gray coming on, but it was to no avail as they slumped to a second defeat in three games. Key Opta stats: - This was Burnley's 34th Premier League win and the 25th of those to have been won by a single goal margin... Read more
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soccernews
West Ham 1 Chelsea 0: Arnautovic gives Moyes first win as Hammers bosscorner from just inside the box and that proved to be the visitors’ final chanc
soccernews / Posted 5 days ago
corner from just inside the box and that proved to be the visitors’ final chance, as West Ham successfully held on. Key Opta stats: – Five of Antonio Conte’s nine Premier League defeats as Chelsea manager have been in London derbies (Crystal... Read more
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caughtoffside
West Ham 1-0 Chelsea player ratings, stats and reaction: Spanish Blues ace has game to forget as Moyes secures first win as Hammers bosswas today. This fan sums up Alonso’s performance perfectly It just wasn’t Che
caughtoffside / Posted 5 days ago
was today. This fan sums up Alonso’s performance perfectly It just wasn’t Chelsea’s day today, and this from Opta summarises that perfectly 0 – Chelsea didn't attempt a single shot on target in the second half against West Ham... Read more
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Soccer Way
West Ham 1 Chelsea 0: Arnautovic gives Moyes first win as Hammers boss corner from just inside the box and that proved to be the visitors' final chanc
Soccer Way / Posted 5 days ago
corner from just inside the box and that proved to be the visitors' final chance, as West Ham successfully held on. Key Opta stats: - Five of Antonio Conte's nine Premier League defeats as Chelsea manager have been in London derbies (Crystal... Read more
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Goal.com
West Ham United v Chelsea Match Report, , Premier Leaguehave seen a higher number of players score for them in the competition. Collect
Goal.com / Posted 5 days ago
have seen a higher number of players score for them in the competition. Collection. #WHUCHEpic.twitter.com/qtiiJr3U6E — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 9, 2017West Ham subsequently became very defensive, inviting pressure. And they needed Adrian -... Read more
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Liverpool FC
Liverpool v Everton: Compare the danger menis the Reds' top scorer in league football with 12 goals; Wayne Rooney, meanwhi
Liverpool FC / Posted 5 days ago
is the Reds' top scorer in league football with 12 goals; Wayne Rooney, meanwhile, has been the most prolific for the opposition with seven. Take a closer look at the numbers behind individuals' performances on both sides with our Opta tool belo... Read more
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Soccer Way
Guardiola´s Manchester City head to United a team transformed give them a vice-like grip on the title race. It is a story of incredible prog
Soccer Way / Posted 5 days ago
give them a vice-like grip on the title race. It is a story of incredible progress and a man living up to his hefty billing as a footballing visionary, even if Opta data shows no side has contested fewer duels than City this season. What's tac... Read more
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soccernews
Guardiola´s Manchester City head to United a team transformedgive them a vice-like grip on the title race. It is a story of incredible prog
soccernews / Posted 5 days ago
give them a vice-like grip on the title race. It is a story of incredible progress and a man living up to his hefty billing as a footballing visionary, even if Opta data shows no side has contested fewer duels than City this season. What’s tac... Read more
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International Business Times
West Ham vs Chelsea: Premier League - LIVE lie 19th and three adrift of safety after a woeful run that has seen them lose
International Business Times / Posted 5 days ago
lie 19th and three adrift of safety after a woeful run that has seen them lose five of their last eight matches. Per Opta, 10 points from 15 is their worst-ever start to a campaign in the Premier League era and they last went nine without a... Read more
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