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Chelsea: Defensive transfers have gone from “want” to “need” to “critical” – The Pride of London
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Chelsea: Defensive transfers have gone from “want” to “need” to “critical” – The Pride of London

VALENCIA, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 27: Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea catches the ball ahead of Ferran Torres of Valencia during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Valencia CF and Chelsea FC at Estadio Mestalla on November 27, 2019 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images) The transfer ban has been lifted and…

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The major defensive decision Pep Guardiola has to make for Man City vs Crystal Palace – Manchester Evening News
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The major defensive decision Pep Guardiola has to make for Man City vs Crystal Palace – Manchester Evening News

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Manchester City’s Defensive Woes Shouldn’t Have Come As Such A Surprise – Forbes
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Manchester City’s Defensive Woes Shouldn’t Have Come As Such A Surprise – Forbes

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester […]

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Chelsea’s defensive problems will all have been worthwhile if Tomori continues amazing progress – Talk Chelsea
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Chelsea’s defensive problems will all have been worthwhile if Tomori continues amazing progress – Talk Chelsea

It’s easy to forget that Fiakyo Tomori got his first chance this season coming on as a sub in the European Super Cup against Liverpool. He hasn’t looked back since those first 5 minutes. Fikayo Tomori appreciation tweet 🙌 pic.twitter.com/hdq0g6734L — Silva⚡ (@ButeleMike) September 22, 2019 In the weeks following our defeat on penalties in…

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Defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira set for new Arsenal role – Arsenal Mania
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Defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira set for new Arsenal role – Arsenal Mania

Unai Emery has hinted midfielder Lucas Torreira is ready to be deployed in a more advanced role. Torreira started in Arsenal’s opening Europa League match with a convincing 3-0 away victory at Eintracht Frankfurt thanks to goals from Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Uruguayan impressed as he played the full 90 minutes…

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Reds’ away-day woes & Pep’s defensive solutions – 5 talking points for the Premier League weekend – This Is Anfield
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Reds’ away-day woes & Pep’s defensive solutions – 5 talking points for the Premier League weekend – This Is Anfield

Manchester City were forced to confront defensive frailties after defeat at Norwich, while Liverpool are coming to terms with continued away day woes. After a week which has threatened to turn the Premier League’s established order on its head, the two pace-setters will hope that normal service is resumed this weekend. In a programme which…

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Defensive frailties mean Arsenal must pursue Upamecano in January – TBR – The Boot Room – Football News

As many predicted, Arsenal have been shaky at the back so far this season. The Gunners invested heavily in Nicolas Pepe to beef up their attack, and brought in David Luiz and Kieran Tierney to help shore things up at the back. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images) Tierney is yet to appear…

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Chelsea defensive flop signing gets a loan and an extension – Chelsea News
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Chelsea defensive flop signing gets a loan and an extension – Chelsea News

Ghana defender Baba Rahman has joined Real Mallorca on loan, Chelsea have reported today on their official website.As is becoming customary with these kinds of moves, the left back also signed a one year extension to his current contract, in order presumably to protect his value for a potential resale.After arriving with a slew of…

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Arsenal: Defensive questions have no easy answer – Pain In The Arsenal
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Arsenal: Defensive questions have no easy answer – Pain In The Arsenal

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: David Luiz of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) Arsenal’s defense is yet again the subject of intense scrutiny, and while there are a lot of positives…

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Shanahan on defensive scuffle and coaching Garoppolo through mistakes – Mercury News
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Shanahan on defensive scuffle and coaching Garoppolo through mistakes – Mercury News

Read the story: https://bayareane.ws/2NdIIQqSan Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan talks about the defensive scuffle with the Denver Broncos and how he likes Jimmy Garoppolo learning from his mistakes in practice rather than in the game. Video by Cam Inman/Bay Area News Group————SUBSCRIBE TO SUPPORT LOCAL JOURNALISM Mercury News http://bayareane.ws/2ClQyyVEast Bay Times http://bayareane.ws/2qhvSqlWATCH MORE VIDEOS:https://www.youtube.com/user/MercurynewsLET’S CONNECTMercury…

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Van Dijk admits to defensive frailties after Super Cup win – Football365.com
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Van Dijk admits to defensive frailties after Super Cup win – Football365.com

Date published: Thursday 15th August 2019 2:32 Virgil van Dijk has confessed that Chelsea were allowed too much space during the Super Cup final on Wednesday. Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties after the game finished 2-2 after extra time. Chelsea’s front three of Pedro, Olivier Giroud and new signing Christian Pulisic caused the Liverpool back…

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Virgil van Dijk defensive stat for never being dribbled past still stands as FA confirm Liverpool’s Community – talkSPORT.com
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Virgil van Dijk defensive stat for never being dribbled past still stands as FA confirm Liverpool’s Community

REVEALED Virgil van Dijk’s astonishing 65-game record without being being dribbled past is STILL in effect. It was believed the Liverpool centre-half had lost his impressive record when Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus accelerated past him during the Community Shield, but following clarification from the Football Association, the annual Wembley match is not a competitive game.…

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Lots of Arsenal defensive transfer rumours today – Just Arsenal News

There have been quite a few transfer rumours today focussing on the Arsenal defence, both incoming and outgoings, according to a variety of media outlets. We have already covered a couple of the rumours today, Kieran Tierney and Dayot Upamecano and I could easily have written another three articles on different rumours circulating in the…

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Defensive Stars To Start: 4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face Sevilla – MAD ABOUT EPL
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Defensive Stars To Start: 4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face Sevilla – MAD ABOUT EPL

Defensive Stars To Start: 4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face Sevilla Aakarsh | July 20, 2019 | Liverpool kicked off their pre-season tour to the United States with a 2-3 loss against Jurgen Klopp’s former club Borussia Dortmund. But there was very little for The Reds to frown upon, as a number of squad players…

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Why Arsenal’s defensive frailties must be addressed this summer – Just Arsenal News

Arsenal is coming off the back of yet another disappointing season following their failure to reach the top four and flopping in the Europa League final. For a club the size of the Gunners, this performance is really not acceptable, and most of the fans will agree that some big changes are needed. The problem is that…

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