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Arsenal, Spurs need defensive overhauls to get back to the top

With error-prone defenders like David Luiz, Shkodran Mustafi and Serge Aurier, it is no secret why Arsenal and Spurs likely will miss out on the Champions League next season.

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Chelsea won't win league again until they fix defensive issues

All of Chelsea's new signings -- Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, and maybe Kai Havertz -- are attackers, but they'll never contend for titles until their backline is as good, as proven during. Saturday's heavy defeat at Sheffield United.


Nicol adamant Lampard's not at fault for Chelsea loss

Steve Nicol doesn't believe Frank Lampard should take the blame for Chelsea's defensive struggles.





LIVE Transfer Talk: Manchester United make €65m bid for Inter's Skriniar

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the lookout for centre-backs, and has made a bid for Inter Milan's Milan Skriniar. Transfer Talk is LIVE with the latest.

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'No chance' Man United sign Barca's Dembele


Alaba only leaving Bayern for 'a large barrel full of money'

Steve Nicol doesn't see David Alaba leaving a rising Bayern Munich team for Pep Guardiola's Man City.


Would Lautaro to Barca mean Suarez's time is up?

Barcelona seem to be closing on Inter forward Lautaro Martinez, but what does it mean for Luis Suarez?


Messi 'damned if he does, damned if he doesn't'

ESPN's Gab Marcotti and Sid Lowe discuss why it makes sense for Lionel Messi to delay signing a new contract.


Robertson, Fabinho 8/10 but champions can't beat Burnley

Fabinho and Andy Robertson combined brilliantly for Liverpool's opener but the Premier League champions couldn't see out the win against Burnley.

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Liverpool's home record quest quelled by 'outstanding' Nick Pope

Steve Nicol praises Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope after Liverpool drop points at home for the first time this season.


Ter Stegen gets an 8/10 to rescue points for Barcelona

Barcelona came out firing before losing their way against Valladolid in a match in which goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was key for the points.

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Moreno: Barca's flaws exposed in win over Valladolid

Ale Moreno questions whether Barcelona have the ability to catch Real Madrid given their inconsistent play.




Arsenal, Tottenham not threats in Premier League next season


Griezmann far from being integrated in Barcelona's squad


'Can't defend' Bale's actions on bench


Nicol: Chelsea vs. Wolves matchup will decide UCL spots


Nicol: Liverpool's players don't care about records




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    If Ronaldo can help Juve past Lyon, he faces a quarterfinal vs. Man City or former club Real Madrid and that might be the end of the line. Bayern Munich are the favourites now.

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