Premier League

Saturday, 20 September 2014

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Nigel Pearson insists his squad will not shy away from the threat of Louis van Gaal's side, while the Dutchman has hinted Radamel Falcao will start in place of Robin van Persie

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The London side effectively ended the hosts hopes of Champions League football last season with a 3-2 win, and Roberto Martinez remains wary despite summer changes

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With Jose Mourinho's prolific side taking on last season's free-scoring champions on Sunday, Al Hain-Cole expects both teams' strikers to come to the fore at the Etihad Stadium

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Both strikers have had their fitness concerns this season but lead each respective side's scoring charts, with the Blues looking to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season

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Manchester City host the Blues this Sunday with both sides looking to bounce back after disappointing European results midweek and our tipster is backing the visitors

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The Colombia international joined the club on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day and the Dutchman insists the two forwards will complement each other at Old Trafford

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The Belgium international has featured in all of Liverpool's matches so far this season, keeping a clean sheet only once, but he has been backed by his boss to improve

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England's assistant coach believes the recently crowned Premier League champions need to lower the average age of their squad in order to avoid a steady decline

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The Ivory Coast international was criticised for his performance against Bayern Munich in midweek but insists the club's supporters will always stand by him

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The Cameroon international completed a season-long loan move to Upton Park in the summer and is eager to make his long-awaited first start against Liverpool on Saturday

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The former England international left Stamford Bridge last season as the club's all-time top scorer and the Portuguese has revealed the player has an open invitation to return

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The Spanish playmaker insists the Premier League champions can cope with Chelsea's firepower ahead of a crunch clash at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday

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The World Cup winner has struggled with form since arriving for a club-record deal last summer, but the Arsenal manager maintains the German is still worth the money

Friday, 19 September 2014

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The manager acknowledges Louis van Gaal has strengthened his squad during the summer but feels his own players will benefit from facing England's "most dominant domestic club"

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The Dutchman admits he would welcome the arrival of the Portugal international but believes the European champions would not be prepared to sell the player

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The 34-year-old goalkeeper has joined the Championship club on a short-term deal until January, having been usurped by summer signing Fraser Forster at St Mary's

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The club have announced a £21.5m increase in turnover from 2013, while wages have risen after Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere all signed improved deals

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The Portuguese left the Champions League holders after three seasons in charge to take over at Chelsea but has hinted that he has unfinished business in Spain

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The right-back, who made over 240 appearances for the club during his stay at the Etihad Stadium, but has now joined Fiorentina on loan and has slammed the Chilean