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Liverpool and Arsenal shun defensive midfielders; creativity over destruction

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno, Craig Burley and Stuart Holden are in agreement the pressure is piled on Liverpool ahead of their Capital One Cup match against Bournemouth, with a clash against Arsenal looming.

The defensive midfielder is not a footballing dinosaur or dodo, a species consigned to extinction by the changing of the times. How could it be when Chelsea's Nemanja Matic is perhaps the most influential player of the season?

Yet it has no counterpart at two of the supposed elite: The defensive midfielder seems a dying breed at Liverpool and Arsenal. Matic highlights a philosophical divide in football. This summer Chelsea paid 21 million pounds to re-sign the man they sold for a sixth of that...

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Predicting the festive fixtures' impact on the Premier League title race

Anthony Richardson takes you through 90 riveting seconds from week 16 in the English Premier League.

Christmas is coming and the fans are kept rapt by a Premier League that, suddenly, has a title race with not just two but possibly three contenders.

Dec. 6 was a pivotal day. After Chelsea's defeat at Newcastle ended any prospects of an unbeaten campaign, Manchester City, defending champions yet to hit form, drew within three points of the leaders after beating Everton.

The most recent weekend, meanwhile, saw Louis Van Gaal have to play down the first questions since the beginning of the season about...

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ESPN FC Extra Time: Reds' Top 4 chances

The ESPN FC answer your twitter questions on Liverpool's top four chances, Jozy Altidore's future and Chelsea's potential transfer window targets.

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Javier Hernandez staying at Real Madrid until end of season - agent

A warm morning greeted Real Madrid in Marrakech, for their first training session since qualifying for the FIFA Club World Cup final.

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez's agent has dismissed suggestions the striker could leave Real Madrid in the January window.

The Mexico international signed from Manchester United on a season-long loan with an option for a permanent switch, but he has had limited playing time and there have been reports that the arrangement could be cut short.

However, AS quotes his representative, Eduardo Hernandez, as saying: "Sometimes the media speculate too much and assume situations. A few days ago I was with...

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Is the FA allowing Balotelli off easy here?

The ESPN FC crew discuss Mario Balotelli's one-match ban from the FA for his Instagram post.

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