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Kieran Tierney – Worth the wait

Several summer signings have already made an impact at their new clubs, with the likes of Sebastian Haller, Daniel James, and Tyrone Mings already more than proving their worth in the Premier League this season, while Chelsea’s returning youngster Mason Mount almost represents a brand new recruit for the Blues.

Squad depth supreme – Manchester City and their staggering bench strength

Written by Peter Lynch It’s a well-known fact that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City boast the strongest squad in the Premier League, with perhaps only Real Madrid and Barcelona only slightly ahead of them in the entirety of European football. The Spanish giants both invested heavily in a busy summer of restructuring,

Where Virgil van Dijk first made a real impression

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What a couple of seasons it’s been for Virgil van Dijk. The colossal center-back has been outstanding for Liverpool ever since his arrival from Southampton in January 2018 and, along with Alisson, is the main reason why the Reds have become a formidable defensive unit over the past year. Van

Adel Taarabt – The One That Got Away

By Peter Lynch Another immensely talented footballer, another wasted career. Every now and then a maverick comes along and upsets the status quo. But instead of lighting up stadiums year after year, these wonderfully gifted players often fall short, and disappointingly fail to live up to expectations. Adel Taarabt is one

Declan Rice – The fulcrum of West Ham’s revival

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Academy graduate, fan favourite, most wanted international and now Premier League goalscorer. What a start to life in football for Declan Rice. Oh, and he’s just 20 years of age. Is he destined for the top? Born in London to English parents, you could be forgiven to feel somewhat angered by his pending

André Gomes – reborn in Merseyside

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There is a long, long list of successful Portuguese players to have hit the highs of the Premier League throughout the years. The names of Nani, Ricardo Carvalho, Deco and Paulo Ferreira spring to mind, with a youthful yet precocious Cristiano Ronaldo not to be forgotten about. Manchester City’s Bernardo

The transformation of Liverpool’s Defence

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Composure. Structure. Stability. Words that certainly haven’t been associated with Liverpool Football Club in recent seasons, never mind their defence. But, fortunately for the Anfield faithful, that has all changed, and what a transformation it has been. Jurgen Klopp arrived at the club in October 2015 and began his tenure

Patrick McEleney – From humble Beginnings to League of Ireland Stardom

Patrick McEleney may not be a name known to many outside the proud island of Ireland, but those who are familiar with the Derry-born playmaker are fully aware of just how special he is. Born in the heart of Derry city, McEleney followed any young player’s dream by representing his local

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