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The Premier League's Christmas season is always a crucial time in the EPL campaign. The elite division's "Big Six" clubs are battling for the four Champions League places, and this year's festive period is set to be pivotal. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur all have a lot of league matches to play before 2018's first round of games, after which the FA Cup third round will provide a brief respite before the battles on the Road to Glory resume in the Premier League. LiveFootballTickets.com has legal, 150% guaranteed tickets - even at the last minute - for all the Holiday Season matches including Boxing Day!

MANCHESTER CITY

No.1 - England Premier League Table, 49 points

Manchester City's trip to Old Trafford for the Manchester Derby was the biggest game of the season and City’s victory against Manchester United and their 4-0 win away against Swansea increased their advantage up to an incredible 11-point lead at the top of the table. City manager Pep Guardiola tends to keep the same game. City's upcoming matches are fairly straightforward, apart from the Watford clash, all of them against teams in the bottom seven and struggling. Man City’s match at home against Tottenham Hotspur is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to watch all the superstars in live action. City will hope to deliver a potentially fatal blow to the Spurs' slim hopes of catching them.

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Dec. 10: Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City 
Dec. 13: Swansea 0-4 Manchester City
Dec. 16: Tottenham Hotspur (H) 
Dec. 23: Bournemouth (H) 
Dec. 27: Newcastle (A)
Dec. 31 Crystal Palace (A) 
Jan. 2: Watford (H) 

MANCHESTER UNITED

No.2 - Premier League Table, 38 points

After the Manchester Derby loss to Manchester City on Sunday, and 1-0 win against Bournemouth, Manchester United have got a run of games ahead over Christmas and New Year that they will fight hard to win. United manager Jose Mourinho has a massive squad that should be big enough to cope with the extra workload during the festive season. With the Portugese boss in charge, the same period last season coincided with United's best run of form -- 9 straight wins in all competitions. United will need something similar this year if they hope to catch up with Manchester City at the top of the table. Having Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Marcos Rojo back before the festive fixtures is a big help. Ibra's early return should allow top United striker Romelu Lukaku to get a break earlier than expected. Mourinho hopes the gap to City is much less than 8 points when the Champions League restarts in February.

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Dec. 10: Manchester City (H) 
Dec. 13: Bournemouth (H) 
Dec. 17: West Brom (A) 
Dec. 23: Leicester (A) 
Dec. 26: Burnley (H) - Boxing Day 
Dec. 30: Southampton (H) 
Jan. 1: Everton (A) 

CHELSEA

No.3 - England Premier League Table, 35 points

Chelsea still hope to defend their Premier League title, but it will depend on how they fare in the festive season. The gap to Manchester City is already 11 points. Chelsea's fixture schedule pleases Chelsea manager Antonio Conte this season in the coming weeks. Chelsea does not have to face another top-six side until they travel to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal on Jan. 3. Of their 6 December clashes, only matches on the road against London rivals West Ham, and Sam Allardyce's Everton side are potential setbacks. Accumulated fatigue could take its toll against Arsenal, who have been strong at home and performed well in a feisty goalless draw at Stamford Bridge in September. Chelsea may be optimistic of taking close to maximum points from their holiday run. 

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Dec. 9: West Ham (A) 
Dec. 12: Huddersfield (A) 
Dec. 16: Southampton (H) 
Dec. 23: Everton (A) 
Dec. 26: Brighton (H) - Boxing Day
Dec. 30: Stoke (H) 
Jan. 3: Arsenal (A)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

No.4 - England Premier League Table, 31 points

An in-form Tottenham have been the top team in the Christmas festive season in each of the last two seasons, winning 7 straight matches between Dec. 14 - Jan. 14 last year. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has warned his side that it could be different this season because Tottenham are running further than ever before on Wembley Stadium's big pitch. The Spurs 4 home games look favorable on paper but Stoke, Brighton, Southampton and West Ham will challenge the Spurs. Tottenham's Champions League win over Apoel Nicosia has given increased confidence to the club. On the road, Man City may win against Spurs and a trip to Burnley is never easy. Injured Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez, who is suspended for the next three games, will be missing, Erik Lamela's return will lessen the burden on Spurs.

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Dec. 9: Stoke (H) 
Dec. 13: Brighton (H) 
Dec. 16: Manchester City (A) 
Dec. 23: Burnley (A) 
Dec. 26: Southampton (H) 
Jan. 2: Swansea (A) 
Jan. 4: West Ham (H) 

LIVERPOOL

No.5 - England Premier League Table, 31 points

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool have a bloated schedule over the festive period. All 9 of the games over this period are winnable for the Reds, including Arsenal away. But there are a few tricky fixtures ahead. Sam Allardyce always enjoys defeating Liverpool, and Everton will be hoping he can guide them to their first victory at Anfield since 1999. Liverpool's injury list is short, with Nathaniel Clyne the only player missing with a long-term injury. Klopp will be able to use the squad depth he believes he has at his disposal, with rotation during this group of fixtures. Summer signings Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andrew Robertson are expected to impress.

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Dec. 10: Everton (H) 
Dec. 13: West Brom (H) 
Dec. 17: Bournemouth (A) 
Dec. 22: Arsenal (A) 
Dec. 26: Swansea City (H) - Boxing Day
Dec. 30: Leicester City (H) 
Jan. 1: Burnley (A) 

ARSENAL

No.7 - England Premier League Table, 30 points

Arsenal go into the busy festive period with a well-rested and nearly fully fit squad, thanks to Arsene Wenger's rotation policy in the Europa League. December offers a great chance to take advantage their form with two away games against London clubs. The home games against Liverpool and Chelsea could prove decisive in the battle for top four spots, but it's equally important to avoid any slip-ups against the minnow clubs.

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Dec. 10: Southampton (A) 
Dec. 13: West Ham (A) 
Dec. 16: Newcastle (H) 
Dec. 22: Liverpool (H) 
Dec. 28: Crystal Palace (A) - Boxing Day
Dec. 31: West Brom (A) 
Jan. 3: Chelsea (H) 

Surprisingly Burnley is No.6 on the England Premier League Table with 31 points. Leicester City (8th with 26 points), Watford (9th with 22 points), and Everton (10th with 22 points) round out the rest of the “Top Ten” EPL sides.

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Sergio Agüero. Manchester City

TOP PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL SCORERS

1.   Mohamed Salah. Liverpool

2.   Harry Kane. Tottenham Hotspur

3.   Sergio Agüero. Manchester City

4.   Álvaro Morata. Chelsea

5.   Romelu Lukaku. Manchester United

6.   Raheem Sterling. Manchester City

7.   Wayne Rooney. Everton

8.   Gabriel Jesus. Manchester City

9.   Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal

10.        Jamie Vardy, Leicester City

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PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHWEEK 7 RESULTS

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Marouane Fellaini and Romulu Lukaku scored in Manchester United's 4-0 win against Crystal Palace

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Kevin de Bruyne scored a superb goal for Manchester City against Chelsea

PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHWEEK 7

England Premier League MatchWeek 7 Results

Premier League results: Man City win at Chelsea, Fellaini and Kane score twice

Current top of the England Premier League clubs Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur all won their matches on Saturday as Man City defeated Chelsea in the late game to keep the top spot on point difference. After Match Week 7, Manchester City is still in first place with 19 points from 7 games. Manchester United are in second, Tottenham Hotspur is in third, Chelsea is in fourth, Arsenal in fifth with 13 points, Burnley is in sixth, Liverpool in seventh, Watford is in eighth with 11 points, Newcastle is in ninth and West Brom is in tenth in the top half of the table. At the bottom of the twenty club ladder are Swansea City, Bournemouth, and Crystal Palace with 0 points in last place. 

Popular Man City striker Kevin de Bruyne smashed a stunning second-half strike past fellow Belgian goalie Thibaut Courtois as Manchester City eased past Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on goal difference with a narrow 1-0 victory. Man United extended bottom side Crystal Palace's miserable beginning to the season with a massive 4-0 victory at Old Trafford. Juan Mata's third-minute opening strike, plus two goals from Marouane Fellaini plus Romelu Lukaku's late tap-in caused the Eagles their seventh EPL league loss of the season without scoring a single goal.

Two-time Golden Boot winner Harry Kane scored twice taking his total to 13 goals in 8 matches in September as Tottenham Hotspur whalloped Huddersfield 4-0. Kane’s tally matches the best efforts of Barcelona's Lionel Messi (13 in March 2012) and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (13 in October 2010).

Stoke’s Peter Crouch scored a late winner against Southampton, for whom goalie Virgil van Dijk conceded a penalty on his first start of the season. The Potters enjoyed a 2-1 victory.

Watford earned a point at West Brom as Richarlison's injury-time strike secured a 2-2 draw for the Hornets and extended their unbeaten away record.

West Ham pulled out of the bottom three after Diafra Sakho's late winner earned them a 1-0 victory against Swansea.

Bournemouth and Leicester, two of the bottom four going into their match, ended their clash goalless.

Here is a list of the top goal scorers in the England Premier League to date going into MatchWeek 8. Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku tops the list with 7 goals and 13 assists. Harry Kane is in a tough battle to earn a third Golden Boot award. Do not miss out on the opportunity to watch these talented star football players in live action!

Romelu Lukaku. Manchester United – 7 goals, 1 assist

Sergio Agüero. Manchester City – 6 goals, 1 assist

Álvaro Morata. Chelsea – 6 goals, 1 assist

Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur – 6 goals  

Raheem Sterling. Manchester City – 5 goals

Jamie Vardy. Leicester City – 5 goals

Gabriel Jesus. Manchester City -  4 goals, 1 assist

Mohamed Salah. Liverpool – 4 goals, 1 assist

Alexandre Lacazette. Arsenal – 4 goals, 1 assist 

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Marouane Fellaini scored a winning brace for Manchester United

Saturday’s MatchWeek 7 Premier League results

Huddersfield Town 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur
Bournemouth 0-0 Leicester City
Manchester United 4-0 Crystal Palace
Stoke City 2-1 Southampton
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Watford
West Ham United 1-0 Swansea City
Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City

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Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal celebrates with his side after scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium in London

Sunday's MatchWeek 7 Premier League results

Arsenal 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Everton 0-1 Burnley
Newcastle United 1-1 Liverpool

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Marouane Fellaini celebratees scoring a winning brace for Manchester United

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Juan Mata scores opening goal for Manchester United

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Manchester Unuited's Marouane Fellaini

Kevin de Bruyne's amazing goal gave Manchester City a 1-0 victory away against EPL champions Chelsea that keeps the Citizens on top of the Premier League table on goal difference. De Bruyne unleashed an unstoppable left-footed shot from 20 yards out after a neat one-two with Gabriel Jesus on 67 minutes to seal City's fifth straight England Premier League win. City was dominant in the first half but could not break the deadlock, with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois saving superbly from Fernandinho just before the break.

Jesus had an effort blocked by Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger after De Bruyne's goal. Chelsea pressed hard at the end but were unable to score an equaliser. Manchester City currently top the table with 19 points tied with cross-town arch rivals Manchester United, while Chelsea dropped to fourth, 6 points behind.

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

Here is the full fixture list for EPL Week 7, scores, goals, and squads

Saturday

Huddersfield Town 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs goals: Harry Kane 9, Ben Davies 16, Harry Kane 23, Moussa Sissoko 90 +0:34

Clean sheet: Lloris

Squads

Huddersfield Town: Lossl, Smith, Jorgensen, Schindler, Lowe, Mooy, Hogg, Kachunga, van La Parra, Ince, Depoitre. Subs: Malone, Whitehead, Billing, Sabiri, Cranie, Green, Hadergjonaj.

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Trippier, Winks, Dier, Davies, Eriksen, Alli, Kane. Subs: Son, Vorm, Nkoudou, Sissoko, Llorente, Foyth, Walker-Peters.

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire).

Bournemouth 0-0 Leicester City

Clean sheets: Begovic and Schmeichel

Squads

Bournemouth: Begovic, Adam Smith, Francis, Ake, Daniels, Pugh, Surman, Lewis Cook, Stanislas, King, Defoe. Subs: Boruc, Steve Cook, Gosling, Afobe, Fraser, Mousset, Ibe. 
Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Maguire, Morgan, Fuchs, Gray, King, Ndidi, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy. Subs: Chilwell, Iheanacho, Hamer, Amartey, Slimani, Iborra, Mahrez. 
Referee: Graham Scott.

Manchester United 4-0 Crystal Palace

Man United goals: uan Mata 3, Marouane Fellaini 35, Marouane Fellaini 49, Romelu Lukaku 86

Clean sheet: David de Gea

Squads

Man Utd: de Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Young, Matic, Fellaini, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Lukaku. Subs: Bailly, Martial, Lingard, Blind, Romero, Ander Herrera, Darmian. 
Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Sakho, Delaney, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Townsend, Puncheon, Schlupp, Sako. Subs: Speroni, Lee, McArthur, Ladapo, Mutch, Kelly, Riedewald. 
Referee: Mike Dean.

Stoke City 2-1 Southampton

Stoke City goals: Mame Diouf 40, Peter Crouch 85

Southampton goal: Maya Yoshida 75

Squads

Stoke: Butland, Zouma, Cameron, Wimmer, Diouf, Allen, Fletcher, Pieters, Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting, Berahino. Subs: Johnson, Tymon, Afellay, Adam, Crouch, Sobhi, Grant. 
Southampton: Forster, Cedric, Yoshida, van Dijk, Bertrand, Romeu, Lemina, Tadic, Davis, Redmond, Long. Subs: Hoedt, Austin, McCarthy, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Gabbiadini, Hojbjerg. 
Referee: Mike Jones.

West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Watford

West Brom goals: Jose Salomon Rondon 18, Jonny Evans 21

Watford goals: Abdoulaye Doucoure 37, de Andrade Richarlison 90 +4:38

Squads

West Brom: Foster, Dawson, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs, Krychowiak, Barry, Brunt, Rodriguez, Phillips, Rondon. Subs: Nyom, Robson-Kanu, Morrison, Livermore, Myhill, McClean, Chadli. 
Watford: Gomes, Femenia, Mariappa, Kabasele, Holebas, Doucouré, Capoue, Carrillo, Cleverley, Richarlison, Deeney. Subs: Janmaat, Britos, Gray, Hughes, Watson, Karnezis, Pereyra. 
Referee: Michael Oliver.

West Ham United 1-0 Swansea City

West Ham goal: Knuvante 44’min

Clean sheet: Fabianski

Squads

West Ham: Hart, Zabaleta, Fonte, Reid, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Antonio, Hernandez, Carroll, Ayew. Subs: Lanzini, Adrian, Sakho, Ogbonna, Byram, Masuaku, Rice. 
Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Sanches, Britton, Carroll, Abraham, Bony, Ayew. Subs: Van der Hoorn, Fer, Narsingh, Nordfeldt, Clucas, Rangel, Roque. 
Referee: Roger East.

Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City

Manchester City goal: Kevin De Bruyne 67

Clean sheet: Courtois

Squads

Courtois, Rudiger, Christensen, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso, Hazard, Morata. Subs: Caballero, Pedro, Moses, Kenedy, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi.

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva, Sane, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling. Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Gundogan, Mangala, Bernardo Silva, Alexander Zinchenko, Toure.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire).

Sunday

Arsenal 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Arsenal goals: Nacho Monreal 16, Alex Iwobi 56

Clean sheet: Petr Cech

Squads

Arsenal: Cech; Holding, Mustafi, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Iwobi, Sanchez; Lacazette. Substitutes: Ospina, Mertesacker, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Elneny, Walcott, Giroud.

Brighton: Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong; Stephens, Propper; March, Gross, Izquierdo; Brown.
Substitutes; Krul, Goldson, Schelotto, Suttner, Molumby, Knockaert, Murray.

Referee Kevin Friend.

Everton 0-1 Burnley

Burnley goal: Jeff Hendrick 21

Clean sheet: Pope

Squads

Everton: Pickford; Martina, Keane, Williams, Baines; Vlasic, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Sigurdsson; Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Subs: Stekelenburg, Holgate, Davies, Klaassen, Lookman, Rooney, Sandro.

Burnley: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward; Arfield, Cork, Hendrick, Defour, Brady; Wood. Subs: Lindegaard, Vokes, Barnes, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Bardsley, Long.

Referee: Jon Moss.

Newcastle United 1-1 Liverpool

Newcastle Utd goal: Mato Joselu 36

Liverpool goal: Philippe Coutinho 29

Squads

Newcastle: Elliot; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Manquillo; Shelvey, Merino; Ritchie, Perez, Atsu; Joselu. Substitutes: Darlow, Lejeune, Gamez, Hayden, Diame, Murphy, Gayle.

Liverpool: Mignolet; Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Coutinho; Salah, Sturridge, Mane. Substitutes: Karius, Milner, Klavan, Can, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Solanke.

Referee Craig Pawson

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Philippe Coutinho scores for Liverpool against Newcastle United at St James Park

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Liverpool celebrates Philippe Coutinho's goal against Newcastle United at St James Park

Championship League

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Cardiff City is in first place on the Championship League Table with 24 pooints from 11 games. Wolves are in second with 23 points, Sheff United are in third with 21 points, Bristol City are in fourth and Leeds United is in fifth with 20 points apiece.

Top Champions League goal scorers to date are Bobby Reid, Garry Hopper, and Jarrod Bowen with 7 goals apiece.

In the Championship League, Wolves were among the big winners of the day, moving up to second with a dominant 4-0 victory at BurtonHull thrashed Birmingham 6-1. Simon Grayson returned to Preston, who he left in the summer in favor of Sunderland. Preston have the division’s sixth-best home record with 11 points from five games (Sunderland’s one from five leaves them 23rd), while Sunderland have the division’s 14th-best away record with five points from five games (Preston, with eight, are sixth again). Cardiff have the best home record of all, and are at the top of the table, and they’re hosting Derby next. On January 20th 2018, Leeds United host Millwall at Elland Roas in Leeds. Buy Leeds United v Millwall tickets now from LiveFootballTickets.com!

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Aston Villa v Bolton
Burton Albion v Wolves
Cardiff v Derby
Hull v Birmingham
Ipswich v Bristol City
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Millwall v Barnsley
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Preston North End v Sunderland

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Kevin de Bruyne of Man City celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group F match bedtween Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk at Etihad Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Manchester UK.

KEVIN DE BRYUNE GRABS WINNER FOR CITY

Manchester City star striker Kevin De Bruyne scored the winner as Manchester City beat his old club Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

De Bruyne has become a better player this season for Manchester City, reports his boss Catalan Pep Guardiola who tried to sign him when Kevin was at Bundesliga giant club Bayern Munich. Popular playmaker De Bryune scored two key goals to help City win crucial Premier League victories keeping City on top of the Premier League Table after MatchWeek 7. Guardiola has seen progress in the player from last season. And it is his character that the manager believes makes De Bruyne such a rare talent.

"In the end, Kevin made the difference once again. He showed us once again how good he is," said Guardiola. "In the last game he scored the important goal and today again. Last season he hit the post 15 times. He can do absolutely everything. He is a guy that can play in different positions, up the channels, assists short and long and then he is the most humble and most shy guy. He is a guy that if you ask to run 100km for the team he will do it. It is not easy to find that in this kind of talent. He's one of our captains, I think he has made a step forward and people feel confident having him on the pitch.".

City did not give Chelsea any chance or opening as they “hassled and harried” the EPL champions before Kevin De Bruyne struck to earn a vital 1-0 win. Guardiola was clearly delighted that his men had shown what he is trying to achieve at the club.

"We are in September," added Guardiola. "It is so important winning at Stamford Bridge and they are not able to win. In terms of points it is so important but we spoke about that. We try as Manchester City to feel like a club - not just teammates or players or staff - to convince the club that we are able to go wherever and do our game, whatever happens. Of course you have to adapt to the opponent but to show in the first minute at Stamford Bridge that we have come to win, that is what I want to give to the club and the team and we did it today and we did it last season at Old Trafford in the first 45 minutes. Even when we came here last season we played in that way and we tried but we were unable to win. I am so satisfied because we won in the way we have been trying to from the beginning."

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Man City’s squad typically includes Ederson, Bravo, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Mangala, Danilo, Delph, Toure, Gundogan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Sterling, Sane, D Silva, B Silva, Foden, Diaz, Jesus.

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October 2017

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November 2017

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December 2017

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January 2018

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February 2018

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March 2018

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April 2018

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May 2018

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Arsenal target, Spanish La Liga superstar Antoine Griezmann is close friends with Arsenal’s new hiring Alexandre Lacazette who admits he has a cunning plan to persuade his “best mate” Griezmann to join him at the Emirates. Griezmann currently is the high goal scorer at Atletico Madrid. Griezmann was strongly linked with a sensational move to Manchester United last summer ahead of the 2017-18 campaign, but the 26-year-old superstar striker remained with Atletico following the club’s transfer ban. Lacazette who joined the Gunners from French League 1 club Lyon in July, is close mates with Griezmann from their time together with the France national side. Lacazette is keen for Lacazette to follow him to north London.

 

“Yeah, we are very good friends and have lots of fun,” said Lacazette who has had an impressive start at Arsenal. “Our nicknames for each other are Griezzy and Lacaz. If Griezzy visits me in London, I’m going to ask him to sign for Arsenal!”

 

Griezmann was Jose Mourinho’s priority target in the summer but Romelu Lukaku instead completed a £75million move to Old Trafford following Atleti’s transfer ban.

 

The Red Devils remain interested in Frenchman Griezmann and are reportedly lining up a £100m bid.

 

Meanwhile Arsenal legend Paul Merson issued a stern warning to Mesut Ozil saying the ‘penny has got to drop’ for Mesut Ozil to earn a starting place in Gunners manager Arsene Wenger’s line-up. Germany international Ozil has been limited to just 7 minutes of action this season but the Gunners have impressed in his absence anyway. Following the 4-0 defeat at Liverpool, Wenger’s side have won 6 of their 7 fixtures and earned a point at reigning EPL champions Chelsea. Ozil has been one of Wenger’s key players since signing from Real Madrid in 2013, but Merson says the 28-year-old Ozil should work harder for the Gunners.

 

Merson was asked if he thinks Ozil will work his way onto Wenger’s starting squad this campaign.

 

“Yeah, I do,” said Merson. “You look at any world class player in the world we’ve seen over the last 15 or 20 years, you know one thing they do? They work hard. ‘They’ve got the class, they’ve got the skill, they’ve got everything, but they work hard at the same time – that’s what makes them world class. Ozil doesn’t do that part of the game, and if you don’t do that you can’t play in this day and age. I’ve seen Zinedine Zidane and he worked hard. I played against David Beckham enough times at Man United and you couldn’t believe how hard he worked up and down the right wing – it was scary.

 

Coming up Arsenal faces Watford on Saturday 14 October in the Premier League, Crveba Zvezda  in the Europa League on Thursday 19 October,  Everton on Sunday 22 October, Norwich in the Carbao Cup at home onTuesday 24 October, Swansea on Saturday 28 October, and Crvena Zvezda in the Europa League at home on Thursday 2 November.

Former Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti confirmed he will not manage again this season. The Italian was sensationally sacked by the German Budesliga giant club last week just 10 games into the new campaign, after a 3-0 hammering by French Ligue 1 giants PSG. There is speculation that Ancelotti desires to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal with the Frenchman under pressure to deliver a top four spot this season at the Emirates to gain a spot in next season’s Champions League or leave the club. Wenger signed a two-year contract extension last summer. However Wenger could walk away from the club if Arsenal finishs outside the top four again. Ancelotti has decided he needs time off before re-entering high-level football management agan.

“For the next ten months I will rest, I will not coach any team,” said Ancelotti.

Bayern sacked Ancelotti amid reported unrest among his players with the club five points behind Bundesliga leaders, Borussia Dortmund. It appears that Ancelotti lost the confidence of his Bayern Munich players. Amid reports of secret training sessions and complaining Bayern stars abound since Ancelotti was asked to leave the giant German club.

“It is better to keep silent,” said Ancelotti when asked for further details of his sacking.

Last season Bayern won the Bundesliga.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said he would be happy for Chelsea to continue to move up in the England Premier League title race following their crucial, clinical, impressive 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur in EPL Week 2 after the Blues were stunned 3-2 by Burnley in the opening game of their title defense. Chelsea, full of character, stood up to heavy pressure to ruin Tottenham’s Wembley first home match at their tempory stadium on Sunday thanks to a stellar performance by left wing-back Marcos Alonso who scored a brace.

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Marcus Alonso opened the scoring for Chelsea with a magnificent 24th-minute free-kick and then netted the winner two minutes from time after substitute Michy Batshuayi’s own goal rescued a point for Spurs. 

Remember that Chelsea started last season by losing two of their first six matches before the Blues went on a 13-game winning run on the path to glory. Conte sees no reason why the same formula should not work again.

“It’s not important if we are not favorites in this league,” said Chelsea manager Conte.“It was the same last season. We know we are trying to improve our team, our squad, and the club is trying to do its best in the transfer market. But I’m very happy when I see this type of game. I’m not speaking about football, but this spirit, this heart, this desire.I must be satisfied because my players gave me everything today. They did the same last season.”

Due to Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas being suspended, Eden Hazard injured, and Diego Costa wanting to leave, Conte was forced to innovate. Conte chose a new-look 3-5-1-1 system that featured David Luiz in midfield alongside new signing Tiemoue Bakayoko. After the match, Conte described both players’ performances as “amazing” and said Chelsea’s ability to withstand Spurs’ pressure had been a display of “champions”.

A sold-out crowd of 73,587 Spurs and Chelsea fans made for a high energy and at times deafening atmosphere. Conte suggested the excitement of the supporters at Wembley had benefited Chelsea.

“In this fantastic stadium, to feel this atmosphere is amazing,” said Conte. “Our fans tried to push the same, despite 70,000 Tottenham supporters. But honestly, I think to see this atmosphere is great also for the opponents.”

Tottenham’s loss ended their run of 14 successive home EPL wins. They have now lost 8 of their last 10 games they have played at Wembley, their home this season while White Hart Lane is rebuilt. But Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino put down talk of a ‘Wembley curse’, asserting that his team had been “much better” than Chelsea and saying he was “very happy” with their performance.

“I think the ‘Wembley effect’ is not the reason we lost the game,” said Pochettino who has had a pitch at Spurs’ north London training ground enlarged to Wembley’s dimensions to help his players adjust to the increased size “The team played really well. It’s not fair to blame Wembley. For me, Wembley is one of the best places in the world to play football. We need to stop. I think today it was clear: if you love football and watch football, and want to watch the game again, you will see that Wembley was not the problem. We have to accept they were more clinical than us in front of goal. The opportunities we created, we didn’t score.”

Spurs went through all of the last season without losing a single home match at White Hart Lane. Despite seeing his side experience a first home defeat since May 2016, Pochettino believes his team has improved.

“We are in a position much better than how we started last season,” said Argentinian Conte. “The team is one step higher than last season. It’s true it’s disappointing to lose our first home game, but the character and performance were there. I’m not worried about the team.”

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Lloris; Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Trippier, Wanyama, Dembele, Davies; Eriksen; Alli, Kane. Subs: Vorm, Walker-Peters, Wimmer, Son, Sissoko, Janssen, Winks.

Chelsea

Courtois; Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta; Moses, Bakayoko, David Luiz, Kante, Alonso; Willian; Morata. Subs: Caballero, Musonda, Batshuayi, Pedro, Kenedy, Tomori, Scott.

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