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Inside Chelsea's gamble to keep Hazard from Real Madrid

Sources say Chelsea are prepared to make Eden Hazard the highest-paid player in the club's history, but will it be enough to keep him from joining Real Madrid?

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Why Real Madrid shouldn't fire Lopetegui

Real Madrid are going through a painful but needed rebuild in which they develop around young, mostly homegrown talent. They need Lopetegui, too.

Premier League in 90 Seconds: Mourinho re-hired!

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Alexander-Arnold 'better than Bill Gates' at chess

Trent Alexander-Arnold improved on the performance of Bill Gates when he took on world chess champion Magnus Carlsen.

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Extra Time: Zidane's next job and an apology to Rooney

The FC crew answer your tweets on Zinedine Zidane and the Ballon d'Or nominees. Plus, Sebastian Salazar delivers a heartfelt apology to Wayne Rooney.

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Kazan youth player scores backflip penalty

Rubin Kazan youth player Norik Avdalyan scored an impressive backflip penalty in Russia's National Student league.

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WATCH: Mbappe tears Lyon apart in 14-minute masterclass

Kylian Mbappe had a monstrous second half, netting four goals in a mere 14 minutes for Paris Saint-Germain against Lyon.

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Can Zlatan carry the Galaxy to the playoffs?

Ross Dyer and Sebastian Salazar delve into whether or not Zlatan and the rest of the Galaxy attack can catapult Los Angeles into the playoffs with two games remaining.

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Transfer Talk: Moreno on Barcelona shortlist as Alba backup

Barcelona are looking for backup for left-back Jordi Alba and Alberto Moreno could be the man. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Transfer Rater: Jadon Sancho to Chelsea

Jadon Sancho to Chelsea and Milan Skriniar to Manchester United are two of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.

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Mourinho gets a lifeline from Man United fans

Man United have to make the most of the international break with tough games up next. But Jose Mourinho did get a lifeline from the die-hard fans.

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Darke: Half the players would throw a party if Mourinho left

The FC guys and Ian Darke dive into the latest drama surrounding Jose Mourinho and 'the manhunt' he believes is happening at Manchester United.

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United must be ruthless but have no plan to replace Mou

As the Jose Mourinho "stay or go" saga rumbles on, Man United have no structure to replace a manager, unlike their rivals. That situation must change.

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ESPN goes shopping with Man City's Ilkay Gundogan

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Liverpool lead the Premier League style index

Manchester United find themselves at the bottom of the table -- the ESPN FC playing style table, that is.

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Hazard inching closer to a move to Real Madrid?

The guys react to Eden Hazard's comments about playing for Real Madrid, and wonder if Chelsea should begin to make preparations for his departure.

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Time to panic for Real Madrid and Barcelona?

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Extra Time: Zidane's next job and an apology to Rooney

The FC crew answer your tweets on Zinedine Zidane and the Ballon d'Or nominees. Plus, Sebastian Salazar delivers a heartfelt apology to Wayne Rooney.

11:57

Darke: Half the players would throw a party if Mourinho left

The FC guys and Ian Darke dive into the latest drama surrounding Jose Mourinho and 'the manhunt' he believes is happening at Manchester United.

1:15

Are Arsenal title challengers this season?

The FC crew examine Arsenal's title credentials while the Gunners are enjoying a string of good results under new manager Unai Emery.

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Burley: 3-team Prem title race just heating up

After a scoreless draw between Liverpool and Man City, Craig Burley says we're in for an exciting title race with three teams tied at the top.

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Extra Time: Giant clubs struggling, Mahrez's miss and more

The guys respond to your tweets about the surprising results of Europe's giants, Mahrez's penalty miss, managers on the hot seat and Dejan Lovren.

10:55

How Manchester City caused Liverpool problems

Stewart Robson details exactly how Liverpool were unable to play their normal game against Premier League champions Manchester City.

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On the Spot: Should McTominay have been booked?

Stewart Robson and Peter Walton take a look at some of the more contentious decisions in the Premier League and ask if Scott McTominay should have been booked for a dangerous tackle.

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Guardiola at fault for Man City's penalty snafu?

The FC crew question Pep Guardiola's decision to pick Riyad Mahrez to take a penalty against Liverpool following his less-than-impressive track record.

4:07

Moreno: If you have a pulse, you can score on Barcelona

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno explains how Barcelona's defensive frailties are impacting all aspects of their game.

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Liverpool, Man City show they can 'park the bus'

Liverpool and Man City have found remarkable success with their aggressive, attacking football but Sunday's 0-0 draw showed they can defend, too.

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Mahrez miss proves costly as Man City draw at Liverpool

Riyad Mahrez's late penalty miss was the defining moment at Anfield as Liverpool and Man City were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw.

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