articles by Srijandeep Das

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Premier League: Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho conjures ploy to halt Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp searches for plan B

The question on Mourinho’s court is whether he’ll structure his formation to Liverpool’s strengths or theirs. A 3-5-2 if deployed will point towards the former and will have Sadio Mane and Mo Salah licking their lips.

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Premier League: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inspires Arsenal to special win as Paul Pogba's absence hurts hapless Manchester United

Paul Pogba’s absence was as telling in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Manchester United as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s presence.

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Premier League: Frank Lampard's Chelsea exploit Arsenal's anxiety to script late comeback victory against London rivals

Arsenal conceding two late goals in quick succession to their bitter city rivals turned the bugle blow for a new era at the Emirates a screeching, panning klaxon of all the qualities they lack.

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Premier League: Mikel Arteta's pragmatic Arsenal against Frank Lampard's attacking Chelsea will be chess vs checkers

Arsenal welcome Frank Lampard’s exuberant, unpredictable young side at the Emirates tonight hoping to close the gap in league table and under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola’s protege, Mikel Arteta incrementally restore their lost stature.

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Premier League Boxing Day roundup: Legendary Liverpool rout Leicester; Manchester United thump Newcastle

Searching what you can say about this Liverpool side that hasn’t already been said ought to be better left with people with the proclivity to writing versions of The Illiad and Prose Edda.

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Premier League: Liverpool, Leicester, Arsenal and Manchester United look to land solid blows on Boxing Day

A win for Liverpool and the runaway table-toppers will be 13 points clear of second-placed Leicester City, whereas a loss would mean the Foxes close the gap to seven points and also the end of team's unbeaten run in the league.

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Premier League: Leicester win could be the perfect trampoline for Manchester City to string together a sequence of results to close gap on Liverpool

At the final whistle, Pep Guardiola’s Man City having gained three points are on 38 points, while Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester remain on 39, 10 points off Liverpool

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta the 'introvert' will have to grow into an orator, calm dissenting voices in London club

Mikel Arteta has left his role as Manchester City assistant manager to replace fellow Spaniard Unai Emery, who was sacked by Arsenal following a run of poor results last month

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LaLiga: El Clasico losing grandeur as reality checks abound in goalless draw between Barcelona and Real Madrid

Real Madrid travelled to Camp Nou last night to play out a goalless draw vs Barcelona in the LaLiga. This is the first time in the last 17 years that this fixture ended 0-0.

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Champions League: From tricky Liverpool-Atletico Madrid clash to repeat of 2012 final, the best of last 16 draw and predictions

At UEFA's headquarter in Switzerland, when the balls were stacked on the table, out of the 8 draws, 4 of them could have easily been the UEFA Champions League 2019-20 final pair-up, had it not been for the capriciousness of fate.

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Champions League: Atletico Madrid exorcise self-doubt with win over Lokomotiv Moscow; Mo Salah magic inspires Liverpool

A look at the teams who have had woolly mammoth-sized odds placed in front of them in the final game week but spoke their prayers into reality by their feet.

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Champions League: For Liverpool, Chelsea and other big clubs, do-or-die time in final gameweek of group stage

Despite topping the table in gameweek 5, Liverpool head into the final group stage gameweek at the risk of being knocked out of the competition altogether.

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Premier League: Marcus Rashford, Manchester United's worthy No 10, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's masterclass and other talking points from derby

With last night’s results, Manchester United find themselves in fifth position, five points away from Champions League qualification spots; City stay third on 32 points with fourth-placed Chelsea dangerously close to usurping them.

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Premier League: Pep Guardiola's Manchester City looks to make an example out of Manchester United's fall in status

If Manchester United are to win tonight, a lot will depend on Marcus Rashford’s ability to pull the City defence apart on counter-attacks.

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Premier League: Gulf between local rivals Liverpool, Everton widens; 'overconfident' Spurs stopped by Manchester United

Liverpool hammered city rivals Everton 5-2 to maintain their 8 point advantage at the top of the Premier League table.

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Premier League: Liverpool host Everton, Tottenham travel to Manchester United in gameweek full of subplots

A win for United would mean that they hop over Tottenham, while a win for the London club would mean they remain at a touching distance of the Champions League spots

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ISL: City Football Group here to invest significant time and money, treat this as a long-term project, says Mumbai City FC CEO Indranil Das Blah

Firstpost caught up with Indranil Das Blah, the CEO of Mumbai City FC, to interview one of the facilitators of this momentous deal that could open the club and Indian club football in general to state-of-the-art processes employed in world football today.

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Premier League: Unai Emery is second in long line of victims to toxic discourse fermented by Arsenal Fan TV

Arsenal Fan TV has exclusively become the mouthpiece for knee-jerk reactions of match-going fans who demand their penny’s worth with little or no consideration for objectivity

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Champions League: Gareth Bale's near-perfect finish, luckless Liverpool, and Lionel Messi routine highlight Matchday 5

Liverpool head to Salzburg needing a win to be absolutely sure of qualification despite topping Group (10 points).

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Champions League Preview: Eleventh hour for Real Madrid and Chelsea, while giants of Europe battle it out on star-studded Matchday 5

Defending Champions Liverpool face-off against Napoli while, Real Madrid, PSG, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Chelsea, Barcelona and Dortmund look to chart their own course in the tournament. Here’s a preview of what we expect to be some of the most delectable combos on offer on Matchday 5.