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Manager Watch: Mourinho vs. Guardiola

Manager Watch

Arsenal must remain focused

 By Sid Lowe

Valencia vs. Barca, Sevilla vs. Atletico, Real vs. Bilbao: La Liga's big weekend

La Liga features several top six match-ups this weekend. Find out who comes out on top in our La Liga predictor.

Between them, they have won the last 16 league titles and 80 of the 85 in Spanish football history. They account for the last 10 Copa del Rey winners and 18 of the last 20 finalists, only Getafe getting in there with them eight long years ago. They have won the last three Champions Leagues and the last three Europa League too. In fact, they account for five of the last six Champions League finalists as well five of the last seven and eight of the last thirteen UEFA Cup/Europa League winners. Five...

 By Andy Mitten

Old friends Pogba and Lingard are reunited in Man United's first team

Jose Mourinho says Paul Pogba has not been discouraged, despite recent criticism of Man United's big-money signing.
ESPN FC's Liam Twomey expects a tense tactical battle between Chelsea and Man United at Stamford Bridge.
The ESPN FC crew have little faith in Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte sending their squads out to attack on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho was asked about Paul Pogba following Manchester United's 4-1 Europa League victory over Fenerbahce on Thursday.

"First of all, in some of your mouths, he goes from the worst player in the Premier League to a great player in 48 hours," Mourinho told journalists. "I am not specifically saying it is you. I say media, especially the Einsteins. We know he is a very good player. We know he needs some time to show his potential."

Mourinho chose his moment. Pogba, the world's most expensive...

Borussia Dortmund must return to winning ways in the Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel expects a tough test at Ingolstadt when the two sides meet on Saturday.
Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus has returned to training following his groin injury.

Following a massive 2-1 win away to Sporting in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, Borussia Dortmund return on Saturday to what CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke often refers to as "bread and butter business."

The Ruhr side travel to the south of Germany, where they will play against the team currently bottom of the Bundesliga. However, FC Ingolstadt don't play like a team that's struggling, according to Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel.

"They have the most turnovers in the opponents' half," said Tuchel on...

 By Tim Vickery

Brazil may have to face Lionel Messi-led Argentina without Casemiro

Brazil and Uruguay top the CONMEBOL standings. What did they do to get there?

And so the build-up is on toward the big one: Brazil against Argentina next month in World Cup qualification.

On Friday, Brazil coach Tite named his 24-man squad. There was barely a surprise. Why should there be? Everything he has done so far in his brief reign has worked out just fine. Four consecutive wins have carried the team from sixth, outside the qualification slots, to the top of the table. His task, then, is to pat the players on the back and ask for more; and so he has been able to name...

 By David Usher

Liverpool should beat West Brom but cannot overlook the threat they pose

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop tries his hand at Premier League predictor, but does he expect a stalemate at the Bridge?
Jurgen Klopp is adamant that there are no easy games in the Premier League and expects another tough match with West Brom.
Jurgen Klopp has stressed that his side must be angry in their style of play, but remain patient against West Brom.

Having come through a difficult run of fixtures to open the first couple of months of the season, Liverpool now enter a stretch that gives them a chance to put some pressure on the three teams currently above them.

While their opening eight Premier League games of the season included tests against Arsenal, Tottenham, Leicester, Chelsea and Manchester United, their next eight see them face Crystal Palace, Watford, Southampton, Sunderland, Bournemouth, West Ham, Middlesbrough and this weekend's opponents...

 By Michael Cox

Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte near tactical solutions after transition phase

Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge, but will Diego Costa steal the show like he did last season?
ESPN FC's Liam Twomey expects a tense tactical battle between Chelsea and Man United at Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Conte has made several tactical changes to the Chelsea defence. The FC panel break down his ideas.
ESPN FC's Paul Mariner and Mark Donaldson assess whether Mourinho's job at United is the toughest in the Premier League.

For Chelsea and Manchester United, it's all about the word "transition."

These days, transition has come to mean the shift between defence and attack, or attack and defence -- the moment when possession changes hands, when one side can launch a break and the other has to think suddenly about stopping it. It was the main coaching buzzword a few years ago, and gradually became accepted in common football parlance.

On Sunday, with neither Chelsea nor Manchester United likely to insist upon possession...