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Jose Mourinho not shying away from the big decisions with his team to play Arsenal. Pogba and Lukaku only on the bench. Dalot making his first Premier League start and Rojo in for the first time this season.

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Arsenal show Man United how to replace a club legend

Manchester United have lurched from one disaster to the next since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, but Arsenal seem to have got it right first time by appointing Unai Emery.

Why won't Zlatan to Milan rumours go away?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was prolific in Serie A but would a reunion with AC Milan make sense and why won't those rumours go away?

Can Arsenal lift Old Trafford curse?

Arsenal's last Premier League win at Old Trafford was in 2006, can Unai Emery's Arsenal break the hoodoo?


Dog saves goal in the Argentina

Defensores de Belgrano keeper Brian Leandro's howler was saved by a pitch-invading pooch, keeping out Juventud Unida de GualeguaychĂș's certain goal.


Boca fans give players huge send-off to Madrid

Boca Juniors fans lined the streets of Buenos Aires to give their team a big send-off as they began their journey to Madrid for the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final.



LIVE Transfer Talk: Prem clubs in battle for Pavard

The Stuttgart defender starred for France during the World Cup and Liverpool, Tottenham and Bayern are tracking him. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Transfer Rater: Ramsey to Barca? Pulisic moving in January?

Shaka Hislop examines the latest transfer rumours involving Aaron Ramsey, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic, Chicharito and Toby Alderweireld.


Ramsey, Martial, Rabiot lead top free agents

The January transfer window is almost upon us, but it could be the last chance for clubs to sell these players before they depart for free.

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W2W4: Arsenal should look to Ramsey, Liverpool need a big win

Aaron Ramsey showed in the North London derby just what Arsenal will soon be missing, while Liverpool need a convincing performance at long last.

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Man City edge past Watford despite wasteful Jesus

Man City were winners at Watford despite a late Hornets fightback, but Gabriel Jesus, handed another chance, concerningly missed the mark again.

Premier League Predictor: Midweek fixtures

Mark Donaldson and Craig Burley go head-to-head in predicting the midweek Prem matches, as Liverpool look to keep the pressure on Man City.


Prem in 90 Seconds: Derby drama and Hughes, not Mourinho, sacked

The Exploding Heads bring you everything that happened over the Premier League weekend in a convenient 90-second (plus stoppages) package.

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Missing Ballon d'Or stars: What did Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar do?

Messi was at home, Ronaldo stayed silent as family and friends rallied round him and Neymar was playing Call of Duty as Modric picked up his award.

Hegerberg: Solveig shouldn't have asked about twerking

Ada Hegerberg insists Martin Solveig's twerking question on stage didn't affect her, but would have liked a question about football.


Why Modric winning the Ballon d'Or matters in Spain

Some people don't consider the Ballon d'Or a big deal, but Sid Lowe explains why Luka Modric winning the prize will resonate in Spain.


Hegerberg: Ballon d'Or a big step forward for Women's football

The first Women's Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg insists she didn't consider twerk comments from DJ Martin Solveig offensive as she was just happy to celebrate such an historical achievement.


Mbappe: I need more consistency to win Ballon d'Or

Kylian Mbappe won the inaugural Kopa Trophy for best under-21 player, but feels he needs to be more consistent in the year to have a chance of Ballon d'Or success.


Modric: My Ballon d'Or win over Messi, Ronaldo a victory for football

Real Madrid's Luka Modric insists that although Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are exceptional talents, his Ballon d'Or win was for those players like Xavi who missed out because of their domination of the trophy.


DJ Martin Solveig apologises about 'twerk' comments at Ballon d'Or

DJ Martin Solveig made an apology on Twitter apology for asking Women's Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg to twerk whilst she accepted her award at the ceremony.


Griezmann disappointed to finish third

Antoine Griezmann was disappointed to finish third in Ballon d'Or voting but insists Luka Modric 'earned' the trophy.


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Extra Time: Neymar's tainted legacy, Keylor Navas, ranking Arjen Robben

The FC guys answer your tweets on Neymar's diving, Keylor Navas' future, where Arjen Robben ranks among the Dutch greats and more.


Making the case for Man City being the best in the world

Steve Nicol says Manchester City's win over Watford was evidence of why they are the best football team in the world right now.


Lowe: Copa Libertadores final largely welcomed in Spain


Does altercation mean the end for Maradona in Mexico?

Herculez Gomez says Diego Maradona needs to be punished for his altercation with fans, but doesn't think his time coaching in Mexico is over.


Extra Time: Most underrated player; is Craig Burley human?

The guys respond to your tweets about the Ballon d'Or, the world's most underrated player, Jose Mourinho and why Craig Burley won't support a team.


Burley: England-Netherlands stands out in Nations League

With the UEFA Nations League semifinals set, Craig Burley believes a resurgent Netherlands side will give England all they can handle.


Would Robben be a good fit for MLS?

Craig Burley shares his thoughts on Arjen Robben's next destination after the longtime Bayern winger announced he'll be leaving at season's end.


Who should replace Mark Hughes at Southampton?

With Southampton parting ways with manager Mark Hughes, ESPN FC's Craig Burley lays out what the club should be looking for in a replacement.


Nicol: Liverpool's front 3 have lost their form

Steve Nicol raises concerns about Liverpool's star-powered front three after substitute Divock Origi came on to score the winner against Everton.


What to expect from new USMNT boss Berhalter

With Gregg Berhalter's long-anticipated appointment as U.S. coach confirmed, the FC crew examine the challenges facing the former Columbus boss.


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