The best ever Fantasy Premier League cult heroes as Leeds favourite retires
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by Ste McGovern
18h ago
Fantasy Premier League has a way of turning your average, workmanlike top-flight footballers into beloved cult heroes.  You see, millions are battling for the highest rank possible every single season and that’s often achieved by having the best available players in your team. But a limited budget means you can’t always have the cream of the crop on your team. FPL managers have to be smart and find hidden gems, bargain buys and unfancied players who will give them the edge over their competitors. These footballers tend to be forgotten by everyone else, but remembered and immortalised as ..read more
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Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 33: Five differentials to consider
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by Harry Diamond
18h ago
It’s crunch time in the Fantasy Premier League season with time running out to improve rank and climb mini-league tables. Attempting to claw back deficits during the run-in often requires risk and differentials can be the difference in success and failure. Ahead of Gameweek 33 of the Fantasy Premier League season, we’ve looked at five differentials you could reap the rewards from. Each of these options are under 10% ownership and could give you the edge. Ivan Toney – Brentford (9.3%) Brentford are in line for a crucial run of fixtures as the Bees look to pull clear of relegation trouble. Thom ..read more
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Five of the best young managers in world football right now
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by Harry Diamond
1d ago
World football is home to some brilliant young coaches who are looking to stamp their mark on the game, with innovative ideas that are fast becoming tactical trends. The likes of Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti might remain the elite among their coaching contemporaries, but who are the new wave of managers making an impact in world football’s biggest leagues? We’ve looked at five of the best young managers in world football right now, each under the age of 45. Xabi Alonso Xabi Alonso’s revolution at Bayer Leverkusen has made the Spaniard perhaps the most coveted coach in the g ..read more
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Eight talking points ahead of the Premier League weekend
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by Harry Diamond
1d ago
Eight talking points ahead of the Premier League weekend, as Spurs return to the scene of last season’s horror show, and Rodri pleads for a rest. Spurs look to exorcise ghosts of St James’ suffering Tottenham look to continue their chase for Champions League football at Newcastle this weekend, with the north Londoners arriving at the scene of embarrassment last April. Just over a year ago, Spurs were thrashed 6-1 at St James’ Park during the tenure of caretaker boss Cristian Stellini. Spurs found themselves 5-0 down inside 21 minutes on an astonishing afternoon in the North East, with only Wat ..read more
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Premier League vote unanimously for semi-automated offsides
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by Harry Diamond
2d ago
Premier League clubs have unanimously voted to introduce semi-automated offside technology into the division next season. At a meeting between the 20 top-flight teams on Thursday, each of the Premier League clubs voted in favour of implementing the technology in the 2024/25 campaign.   Semi-automated offsides are already used in various competitions, including the Champions League, while a version of the technology, using a chip embedded inside the match ball, was implemented at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It will also be used at Euro 2024 in Germany this summer. The decision of the clu ..read more
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Next Liverpool manager latest: Amorim update as Nagelsmann breaks silence
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by Ste McGovern
4d ago
The latest update in the search for the next Liverpool manager has seen Ruben Amorim become the odds-on favourite to replace Jurgen Klopp.  The Portuguese tactician has reportedly “reached a verbal agreement in principle” to take on the job in the summer, according to Sky Germany. Amorim is currently in charge at Sporting and on course to win his second league title in four season, but is widely expected to leave the club at the end of the current campaign. Meanwhile, Julian Nagelsmann has commented on his future after being linked with both Bayern Munich and Liverpool. The German says t ..read more
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Premier League weekend: Five things we learned
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by Harry Diamond
5d ago
Premier League weekend: Five things we learned, featuring Arsenal’s latest shutout, Liverpool’s wastefulness around goal, and the Toffees’ luck turning. Arsenal shutout Seagulls to maintain title charge Another game, another clean sheet for the division’s meanest defence. Arsenal have made a habit of shutting out opposition sides and passed the acid test of a trip to Brighton this weekend. The Seagulls have not quite been at the levels of last season, but pose a real threat in the final third and are among the best chance-creators in the division. Roberto De Zerbi’s side dominated the possessi ..read more
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Premier League Awards: Title race twist, dazzling De Bruyne
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by Harry Diamond
5d ago
Our weekly Premier League awards honour the best – and worst – of the football action from the weekend. Moment of the Week Is this the moment that took the title race out of Liverpool’s hands? Manchester United ended Liverpool’s hopes of a quadruple last month in the FA Cup and might just have dented the Premier League hopes of their fiercest rivals this weekend. Erik ten Hag’s team held the Merseysiders to a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford, a result that saw the Jurgen Klopp’s side miss the chance to move back to the top of the table. After leading at the interval and dominating the first half, the ..read more
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Premier League Team of the Week – Matchday 32
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by Harry Diamond
6d ago
Premier League Team of the Week – Matchday 32: Each week we delve through the weekend action and compile our Premier League Team of the Week from the fixtures’ finest performances. Goalkeeper: Martin Dubravka – Newcastle A long-awaited clean sheet for the Slovakian shot-stopper as Newcastle won 1-0 at Fulham. He withstood strong pressure from Fulham in the first half as the hosts had 10 shots on goal, though Dubravka was equal to all of them. After a good early save from Antonee Robinson, he reduced the pressure on the Magpies with five high claims. His command of his penalty box was crucial t ..read more
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Tweets of the Week: Le Tiss Simulator, Fabrizio Romano and classic commentary
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by Ste McGovern
6d ago
We’ve picked out some of the best and funniest tweets from Football Twitter over the past week.  Just when you need your barber to come in clutch, he pulls out a Raheem Sterling level clanger.  Me: "I've going to a big event tomorrow" My barber: pic.twitter.com/lxjiuPXqHx — Deng (@UTDDengv2) April 2, 2024 Money well spent.  I enjoyed the first few levels of this but then it started to go really, really weird. pic.twitter.com/o7wM1XGtju — Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) April 2, 2024 Remembering the three-way Premier League title races Why did Alan Shearer ever do to him? Don ..read more
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