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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Griezmann far from being integrated in Barcelona's squad

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

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Nicol: Chelsea vs. Wolves matchup will decide UCL spots

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

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