Monday, 29 December 2014

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The Bundesliga club's head medic believes that previous generations of footballers would not be able to cope with the lack of recovery time in the current era

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The former Premier League outfit were offered the Portuguese superstar by Sporting Lisbon but the attacker ultimately ended up at Old Trafford

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CORRESPONDENT COLUMN: The only way is up for the club after showing great improvements this season, with the Dutchman breathing life back into the 20-time champions

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The Blues captain was pleased with the performance against Southampton, despite dropping points, but feels extra assurance is needed if they are to finish top of the pile

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The Spurs boss says he is planning on talking to the club regarding possible arrivals, but insists he is happy with the strength of his squad

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Sunday's 2-1 win at West Ham pulled the Gunners level on points with fourth-placed Southampton, despite suffering their worst ever start to a Premier League season

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The Premier League champions are looking for a new centre-half, with Eliaquim Mangala having failed to impress since his summer switch from Porto

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The Chelsea midfielder has recorded 13 assists after 18 games - the most of any player at the midway point - while Louis van Gaal named a rare unchanged team against Tottenham

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The 20-year-old is often mentioned at Santiago Bernabeu and is destined for a greater stage than that which the Nerazzurri can provide, according to his compatriot

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The summer signing insists the presence of World Cup winners and other "world-class" talents means he does not stand out, and is delighted at his decision to move to England

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The Spain striker spoke of his pleasure at returning to Atletico Madrid - seven years after leaving the Vicente Calderon for Liverpool

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Manuel Pellegrini revealed the Ivorian was not able to play 90 minutes against Burnley because of a groin injury and will be assessed further before a decision is made

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REFEREE'S COLUMN: The former Premier League official insists knowing players' traits is key and believes three key decisions in Arsenal's win over West Ham were all correct

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The Belgian missed three games in a row before injury to Brad Jones saw him reclaim the No.1 spot, while Brendan Rodgers is thrilled with Raheem Sterling's displays in the centre

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The Dutchman has been repeatedly linked with a move to Manchester United but the midfielder claims that he is happy to stay at the Stadio Olimpico

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The Reds spent their Luis Suarez money and more over the summer with mixed results but could attempt to upgrade from Fabio Borini to Wilfried Bony up front during the winter