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‘Proud’ Lampard eyes first Chelsea win in home debut

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Frank Lampard admits his first match as Chelsea manager at Stamford Bridge will be a proud occasion, but only a win against Leicester will make Sunday’s homecoming a truly memorable occasion. After successive defeats in his opening two competitive games in charge, Blues legend Lampard …

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Alisson absence raises concern for Liverpool defence

Southampton, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Adrian enjoyed a memorable full debut in winning the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul, but Southampton will hope his penalty shootout heroics against Chelsea simply masked a broader problem ahead of Saturday’s clash at St Mary’s. A Liverpool defence that kept 20 …

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Bewildered football fans take on VAR

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The use of VAR for the first time in the Premier League bewildered fans and experts alike at the weekend, prompting demands for change. The Video Assistant Referee system, previously used in England in the FA and League Cups, is supposed to eradicate any doubt …

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Three things we learned from the Premier League

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The Premier League returned with a bang as title rivals Manchester City and Liverpool enjoyed goal sprees, while VAR controversies hogged the headlines. Here, AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the opening weekend of the English top-fight season: Man City, Liverpool …

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Sterling treble fires Man City to West Ham rout

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City made a flying start to their Premier League title defence as Raheem Sterling’s hat-trick inspired a 5-0 demolition of West Ham on Saturday. Pep Guardiola’s side are bidding to become just the second club in the Premier League era to win three successive …

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Liverpool resume their search for first Premier League title

Liverpool bank on stability over signings to end 30-year title wait Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Missing out on the Premier League title despite a record-breaking campaign was eased by winning a sixth European Cup for Liverpool last season, but ending a 30-year wait to be crowned English champions …

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