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Premier League Analysis: Chelsea Stumbling Towards Finish Line; United Hot On City’s Heels

Six points ahead of the second-placed team, with a game in hand and with a mere nine games left to play in the season – Jose Mourinho couldn’t have wished for a better position to be in at the end of March. His team, however, haven’t looked convincing since the 5-0 defeat of Swansea in January, and the last-gasp victory at Hull City did nothing to ease the anxiety of the Blues’ faithful. Perhaps still reeling from the public opprobrium of their Champions League exit at the hands of PSG, Mourinho’s men have looked extremely suspect defensively, and are struggling to dominate games with an out-of-form pivot of Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas at the centre of the park. Arsenal, meanwhile, are the form team in the league. With Olivier Giroud seemingly scoring at will, the Gunners have registered six wins on the bounce – finding themselves a solitary point behind Manchester City. Manchester United’s season seemed to go from […] Read more »

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John Terry Reveals Jose Mourinho Was Right To Let Juan Mata And David Luiz Leave Chelsea As Club Captain Signs Contract Extension

The dynamic duo left Chelsea for Man United and PSG respectively and The Chelsea captain believes his boss got them right – because he knows when players have their minds elsewhere. Questions were raised when the Blues sold Mata to rivals Manchester United in January 2014, having won the Player of the Year prize in both his previous seasons in west London. Paris Saint-Germain then splashed out £50million for defender Luiz this summer, as another influential figure departed the Stamford Bridge dressing room. David Luiz scored at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League Knock-out stages to Knock Chelsea out of Europe on away goals but Chelsea skipper Terry believes his side’s performances this term show Mourinho made the right call in letting the pair depart. “You look at some of the world-class players we’ve had, Juan Mata, David Luiz, players like that who’ve left the club,” he told a journalist. “He’s seen something — I don’t know what — to […] Read more »

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Ronaldo – An Example To Follow In Everyday Life: Varane

Despite being on the receiving end for some criticism after gesturing to the Barcelona fans after scoring a goal at the Camp Nou on Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo remains an idol for certain Real Madrid fans and players. One of those players is French International Raphael Varane who has hailed the former Manchester United winger as an “example to follow” Not only does Varane believe that Ronaldo is an example on the pitch, but also as a human being. Varane’s praise for the three-time Ballon d’Or winner comes right after current LFP chief Javier Tebas said that Ronaldo should be banned or fined for that disrespectful celebration. Speaking to La Voix du Nord, he said: “This is a superstar. But also a very professional guy; always listen to your body to be on top physically. “This is an outstanding competitor, always 200 per cent, an example to follow in everyday life.” Rated as one of the best young central defenders in […] Read more »