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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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COMMENT: The Chelsea striker was in the thick of the battle and involved in two stamping incidents as the Blues booked their place in the League Cup final with a win over Liverpool

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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COMMENT: Sadio Mane is seen as Alain Giresse's most valuable player but the defender, who can also play in midfield, can score goals and stop them and will be vital against Algeria

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COMMENT: Neither are likely to have the all-round impact at Anfield as the legendary 34-year-old, but for Brendan Rodgers to build a trophy-winning team, they won't need to

Monday, January 26, 2015

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The Chelsea and Liverpool managers, who share the same birthday on January 26, were once good friends, but their top-of-the-table clashes have fired up a degree of animosity

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COMMENT: The Feyenoord youngster has been in incredible form this season and his remarkable performance against Ajax shows he is ready to make the step up

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The Premier League's top three all crashed out, with Manchester City and Chelsea humbled by lower league opposition, while Michel Vorm had an afternoon to forget too

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CORRESPONDENT COLUMN: Arsene Wenger is bringing in Gabriel to strengthen the Arsenal squad, but Manchester United seem happy to keep their powder dry and risk top-four failure

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The pressure is on for Filippo Inzaghi as reports circulate that he could be replaced if the Rossoneri lose in their midweek Coppa Italia clash, while Filip Djordjevic is out

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REFEREE'S COLUMN: The former top-flight official believes Mike Riley and the PGMOL passed up a golden opportunity to provide transparency after another season of poor decisions

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COMMENT: The Gunners are through to the fifth round with many of their rivals eliminated or facing replays but, they lapsed into bad habits of old against Brighton on Sunday

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COMMENT: The Frenchman scored another cracking goal to rescue his side against Chievo - his fourth strike in successive games. No money in the world can substitute the 21-year-old

Sunday, January 25, 2015

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The Liverpool manager again preferred to play with no recognised striker against Bolton and will select Sturridge - after five months out - before picking the Italian

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The French forward scored twice and also hit the post as Atletico warmed up for their Copa clash against the Catalans with a convincing 3-1 win over Rayo Vallecano

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Through a veneer of bemusement, the Special One's anger with his much-changed team shone through after a defeat he admitted was among the worst of his career

Saturday, January 24, 2015

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The 19-year-old is keen to move to White Hart Lane on loan after struggling for first-team opportunities at the Ligue 1 champions, but the manager is refusing to sanction an exit

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MYTHBUSTER: The much maligned competition is under scrutiny again but the idea that an invite to Europe's top table for the winners would revitalise it is wildly misplaced

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The likes of Nicolas N'Koulou and Serge Aurier are impressing alongside less well-known young stars at a tournament that has traditionally featured more attacking talent