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Wilshere should emulate Ramsey

 By Phil Lythell

The moments that defined Chelsea's Premier League-winning campaign

The ESPN FC team once again debate whether or not Chelsea played boring football, following Ruud Gullit's statements on Jose Mourinho's managerial style.

With 25 wins and only two defeats in the 35 games that it took for Chelsea to be crowned Premier League champions, it is clear that consistency has provided the fundamental base for the team's success. Yet despite their machine-like quality to churn out result after result, there are a few particular matches that stand out as either pivotal to the eventual outcome or symbolic of the Blues' return to the top of the English game this season.

Aug. 18, 2014 | Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

The season's first...

 By Michael Cox

The differences between Guardiola's Barcelona vs. Guardiola's Bayern

Take a By The Numbers look ahead of the Champions League semifinal first legs, as Real Madrid search for consecutive Champions League titles and Bayern Munich aim to continue their dominance at the Camp Nou.

The super club era, and the resulting repetition in the Champions League knockout stage, means it was inevitable that Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola would meet old club Barcelona at some point.

It's somewhat fitting that it comes in at the semifinal stage, because the 2013 semifinal between Bayern and Barca was effectively when Guardiola's reign at Bayern started. In reality, he wasn't literally involved in the tie, having departed Barca the previous summer. But Guardiola had already been announced...

John Brewin profile picture  By John Brewin

Why Arsenal's superiority over Spurs, 'St. Totteringham's Day,' continues

ESPN FC's Craig Burley does not feel whatsoever that Arsenal can challenge Chelsea next season with the current squad they have.

Even when superiority is all but an inevitability, a local rivalry is vital to a football supporter's sense of identity. A glance down the road at one's rivals can bring schadenfreude, a sense of well-being through the failings of another.

Up in Scotland, Celtic fans have become experts in company law as they seek material to mock the mess at Rangers. Liverpool's recent disappointments are partially offset by being better than Everton, while Manchester United's Stretford End used to be adorned...

 By Tim Vickery

Brazil's 2018 World Cup campaign to take shape at Copa America

Former Argentina striker Claudio Caniggia says this year's Copa America will be extremely competitive, with hosts Chile and Colombia challenging the usual favourites.

No one was expecting surprises when Brazil coach Dunga named his squad for next month's Copa America in Chile. Scanning the list, though, there was an obvious absentee: Oscar of Chelsea.

The attacking midfielder has been one of the regulars in the team that have chalked up eight straight victories since the humiliation of the World Cup. On his last appearance, against France at the end of March, he scored a well-crafted equaliser that put Brazil on the way to their best win of the past few months....

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Lionel Messi voted ESPN FC Player of the Month for April

Barcelona trio Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have now combined for more than 100 goals in all competitions after their side's 6-0 thrashing of Getafe in La Liga.

Europe's top performers for April were whittled down to a three-man shortlist in consultation with and ESPN FC's writers.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Stefan Kiessling were those in contention, and for the fourth time since December, Messi will pick up the award. April is the third straight month the Argentine has won, and with four on the season is now one better than Ronaldo's award tally.

Barcelona's No. 10 received nearly 70 percent of the vote, which isn't all that surprising....

Jack Wilshere should look to emulate Aaron Ramsey's Arsenal career

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner and Ross Dyer discuss Arsenal's inability to muster a competitive roster for next year's Premier League campaign.

When he replaced Aaron Ramsey in the 68th minute of Arsenal's 3-1 win over Hull on Monday night, Jack Wilshere knew this wasn't a chance he could let pass him by.

He's been back in full training for quite a while now, but the form of the team has meant his playing time has been limited. Not only that, he'd just seen Ramsey score one and create an assist for Alexis Sanchez, while Santi Cazorla's performance in his now deeper-lying midfield role was outrageously good at times. Competition for a place...