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  • 08:20 New Jordan Pickford didn't mean to hurt Virgil van Dijk, but he's 'not wired right' - Nicol | ESPN FC

    Jordan Pickford didn't mean to hurt Virgil van Dijk, but he's 'not wired right' - Nicol | ESPN FC

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    On Monday's episode of "Gab & Juls," ESPN FC's Julien Laurens suggested a severe punishment for Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford: a ban that keeps him out as long as it takes Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk to recover from his ACL injury. Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol says such a punishment is a bit too extreme. Nicol acknowledges Pickford's challenge on Van Dijk was an accident, but explains why he says the England No. 1 has "something m

  • 03:51 New Bruno Fernandes & Man United vs. Neymar & PSG headlines Champions League matchday 1 | ESPN FC

    Bruno Fernandes & Man United vs. Neymar & PSG headlines Champions League matchday 1 | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC's Julien Laurens sheds some light on the PSG vs. Manchester United and Chelsea vs. Sevilla UEFA Champions League matches this weekend. Laurens says it's a big game for both Man United and PSG and looks for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to take advantage of a back four without Harry Maguire. Laurens also believes there will be plenty of goals in Chelsea's clash with Sevilla. Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGUzVA Follow ESPN UK across multiple

  • 06:51 Jordan Pickford should be BANNED for as long as Virgil van Dijk is out - Julien Laurens | ESPN FC

    Jordan Pickford should be BANNED for as long as Virgil van Dijk is out - Julien Laurens | ESPN FC

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    Virgil van Dijk picked up a potentially season-ending injury under a challenge from Jordan Pickford in Liverpool’s 2-2 Merseyside derby draw with Everton, and ESPN FC’s Julien Laurens isn’t happy about it. He tells Gab Marcotti and Don Hutchison that he’d like to see the Everton goalkeeper banned for as long as Van Dijk is out injured, calling Pickford’s lack of punishment “as disgraceful” as the challenge itself. The guys also discuss whether the lac

  • 03:41 Chelsea’s defensive woes are WORRYING, Frank Lampard has a lot of work to do - Laurens | ESPN FC

    Chelsea’s defensive woes are WORRYING, Frank Lampard has a lot of work to do - Laurens | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss some of the weekend’s Premier League action. The guys breakdown Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Arsenal and explain the tactics Pep Guardiola used to beat Mikel Arteta’s side (0:05). Marcotti then heaps praise on Chelsea new boys Timo Werner and Kai Havertz after their performances against Southampton but Laurens believes Frank Lampard still has a lot of work to do defensively (1:02). The pair then disc

  • 03:06 Manchester City title favourites after Virgil van Dijk’s ACL injury – Don Hutchison | ESPN FC

    Manchester City title favourites after Virgil van Dijk’s ACL injury – Don Hutchison | ESPN FC

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    Alejandro Moreno, Don Hutchison and Jürgen Klinsmann join Dan Thomas on ESPN FC to react to the news that Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk will undergo ACL surgery, ruling him out for a large portion of the English Premier League season. Hutchison says the absence of the Dutch centre-back in Jürgen Klopp’s side is “a massive blow,” with Moreno expecting a shakier Liverpool defence with Joël Matip and Joe Gomez as the central pair. #ESPNFC #EPL Subscribe to

  • 04:55 Mourinho's Tottenham can’t be title contenders if they can’t hold a 3-0 lead – Ale Moreno | ESPN FC

    Mourinho's Tottenham can’t be title contenders if they can’t hold a 3-0 lead – Ale Moreno | ESPN FC

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    After Tottenham Hotspur’s late collapse to a 3-3 draw with West Ham United, Alejandro Moreno Don Hutchison, Gab Marcotti and Jürgen Klinsmann join Dan Thomas on ESPN FC to try and parse out just how José Mourinho’s side gave up a comfortable lead to the Hammers. Klinsmann points out how the lack of home fans has changed the dynamic and predictability of matches across Europe, while Moreno says that Spurs have to be able to hold on to leads like today’

  • 04:07 UNREALISTIC to expect Gareth Bale to be his old self for Tottenham - Alejandro Moreno | ESPN FC

    UNREALISTIC to expect Gareth Bale to be his old self for Tottenham - Alejandro Moreno | ESPN FC

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    Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho suggested Gareth Bale will “probably” make his second debut for Spurs against West Ham, but will he be able to rediscover his form? ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop, Alejandro Moreno and Don Hutchison dive into Bale’s relationship with Mourinho and Harry Kane, his return to Tottenham after growing discontent at Real Madrid and what impact he will have in the Premier League. #ESPNFC Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGUzVA Foll

  • 03:32 Antoine Griezmann made THE WRONG MOVE criticising Barca boss Ronald Koeman - Laurens | ESPN FC

    Antoine Griezmann made THE WRONG MOVE criticising Barca boss Ronald Koeman - Laurens | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC's Julien Laurens and Alejandro Moreno react to Antoine Greizmann's comments regarding his position at France under Didier Deschamps vs. his role at Barcelona with new manager Ronald Koeman. Laurens believes Griezmann made a mistake with his comments, saying the situation at Barca is different than the one with the French national team. Moreno thinks Koeman is sending a message to the rest of the players at Barcelona with his remarks on Griezma

  • 07:40 Everton vs. Liverpool reaction: How VAR didn’t send off Jordan Pickford is beyond me! | ESPN FC

    Everton vs. Liverpool reaction: How VAR didn’t send off Jordan Pickford is beyond me! | ESPN FC

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    Everton came from behind twice to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League in a Merseyside derby thriller as Liverpool were denied a stoppage-time winner by the video assistant referee. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop joins Kay Murray to react to an action-packed game at Goodison Park with VAR once again stealing the headlines. Hislop is at a loss at how Jordan Pickford wasn’t sent off for his scything tackle on Virgil van Dijk, but says it was corr

  • 08:42 Chelsea vs. Southampton reaction: COMEDY OF ERRORS from Frank Lampard’s team – Hislop | ESPN FC

    Chelsea vs. Southampton reaction: COMEDY OF ERRORS from Frank Lampard’s team – Hislop | ESPN FC

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    Jannik Vestergaard heads in a dramatic injury-time equaliser as Southampton pegs back Chelsea to claim a point in a Premier League thriller at Stamford Bridge. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop lays in Frank Lampard’s side’s “lack of professionalism” after they let in three goals for the second time this season. Hislop however does praise the performance of Timo Werner, who scores his first Premier League goals for the club, including a stunning solo effort to g

  • 04:26 Manchester City vs. Arsenal reaction: There's 'sunlight behind the clouds' for Arteta | ESPN FC

    Manchester City vs. Arsenal reaction: There's 'sunlight behind the clouds' for Arteta | ESPN FC

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    A goal from Raheem Sterling earned Pep Guardiola and Manchester City a 1-0 win over Mikel Arteta and Arsenal, but ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop sees some positives in the Gunners' defeat. The former Premier League goalkeeper joins Kay Murray to evaluate both side's performances and evaluate Thomas Partey's debut off the bench for Arsenal. #ESPNFC #PremierLeague #ManchesterCity #Arsenal Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGUzVA Follow ESPN UK across multipl

  • 05:17 AC Milan beat rivals Inter: Zlatan Ibrahimovic keeps proving me wrong - Shaka Hislop | ESPN FC

    AC Milan beat rivals Inter: Zlatan Ibrahimovic keeps proving me wrong - Shaka Hislop | ESPN FC

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    AC Milan have finally ended years of torment in the Derby della Madonnina against city rivals Inter, painting the city red for the first time in any competition since 2017 with a 2-1 win. Once again, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the mastermind of the Rossoneri's success, striking twice against his former club to keep Milan perfect through four Serie A matches for the fifth time in club history. ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop joins Kay Murray to break down the conte

  • 04:15 Why Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller remain Bayern Munich's most important players | Bundesliga

    Why Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller remain Bayern Munich's most important players | Bundesliga

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    Bayern Munich may have a dynamic conveyor belt of young talent in their squad such as Alphonso Davies, Serge Gnabry, Chris Richards, Kingsley Coman and more, but ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop says it’s Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller that are still the most vital players at the club. The pair both scored twice in Bayern’s comfortable 4-1 win over Arminia Bielefeld in the Bundesliga, and Hislop says we just have to “appreciate the consistency" of the two

  • 03:38 Borussia Dortmund giving Gio Reyna time and the ball is fantastic to look at - Fjortoft | ESPN FC

    Borussia Dortmund giving Gio Reyna time and the ball is fantastic to look at - Fjortoft | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC's Jan Aage Fjortoft reacts to Borussia Dortmund's 1-0 victory over Hoffenheim courtesy of substitutes Marco Reus and Erling Haaland. Fjortoft marvels at Giovanni Reyna's continued rise in Dortmund's squad and says Lucien Favre showed good tactics in shuffling his players. #ESPNFC Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGUzVA Follow ESPN UK across multiple platforms: https://en-gb.facebook.com/ESPNUK https://twitter.com/ESPNUK https://www.espn.co

  • 04:11 Are Napoli now genuine Serie A title contenders after thumping Atalanta? | ESPN FC

    Are Napoli now genuine Serie A title contenders after thumping Atalanta? | ESPN FC

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    In another rip-roaring day of Serie A action, who better than ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti to break it all down?! Marcotti heaps praise on Gennaro Gattuso’s Napoli after they thrash high-flying Atalanta 4-1 and admits they may now be genuine title contenders after writing them off at the beginning of the season. He also recaps Juventus being held 1-1 at bottom side Crotone, saying Andrea Pirlo’s team “just about” deserved all three points, and that you can

  • 06:37 What was that from Real Madrid?! Plus 'Barcelona looked fragile' - Ale Moreno | ESPN FC

    What was that from Real Madrid?! Plus 'Barcelona looked fragile' - Ale Moreno | ESPN FC

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    On the rare day where both Real Madrid and Barcelona lost their respective La Liga matches, ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno joins Dan Thomas to debate which Spanish giant had the worse Saturday. Moreno makes the case for Real Madrid’s 1-0 home defeat vs. Cádiz being the more shocking upset, with a first-half performance so poor that Zinedine Zidane was forced to make four substitutions during the break. Sparing Barcelona no criticism, Moreno points out how

  • 05:45 Everton vs. Liverpool VAR controversy: Like it or not, he's offside - Frank Leboeuf | ESPN FC

    Everton vs. Liverpool VAR controversy: Like it or not, he's offside - Frank Leboeuf | ESPN FC

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    There was controversy to the bitter end in the 2-2 Merseyside derby draw between Everton and Liverpool, culminating with a disallowed Jordan Henderson goal because of a VAR review that determined Sadio Mane was offside. ESPN FC's Frank Leboeuf points out that offside is offisde, but is there consistency to a fault on the close calls in the Premier League? Leboeuf and Shaka Hislop delve into the issues around the would-be winning goal at Goodison Park.

  • 03:29 What will happen to Man United if Bruno Fernandes is not on the pitch? - Frank Leboeuf | ESPN FC

    What will happen to Man United if Bruno Fernandes is not on the pitch? - Frank Leboeuf | ESPN FC

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    Are Manchester United too reliant on Bruno Fernandes? Following Man United's 4-1 come-from-behind win at Newcastle, ESPN FC's Frank Leboeuf questions how successful Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad can be without the Portuguese star, while Shaka Hislop praises their response after going down a goal early. #ESPNFC Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGUzVA Follow ESPN UK across multiple platforms: https://en-gb.facebook.com/ESPNUK https://twitter.com/ESPN

  • 11:42 Celtic vs. Rangers: Steven Gerrard’s full press conference ahead of Old Firm derby | ESPN FC

    Celtic vs. Rangers: Steven Gerrard’s full press conference ahead of Old Firm derby | ESPN FC

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    In Steven Gerrard’s press conference ahead of the Old Firm Derby, he reveals a few key injury Rangers are dealing with. The former Liverpool captain and current Rangers manager hopes his side will play with “self belief and confidence to deliver a top-level performance” against Celtic. Catch the Scottish Premiership this season on ESPN+ and across ESPN’s platforms, headlined by Celtic vs. Rangers this Saturday. #ESPNFC #Celtic #Rangers #ScottishPremie

  • 11:11 Harry Maguire's 'CRAZY DECISIONS' cost England the game vs. Denmark - Frank Leboeuf | ESPN FC

    Harry Maguire's 'CRAZY DECISIONS' cost England the game vs. Denmark - Frank Leboeuf | ESPN FC

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    Harry Maguire is back in the headlines again, this time for his performance for England in their 1-0 defeat vs. Denmark. ESPN FC's Frank Leboeuf and Steve Nicol put themselves into Maguire's shoes and try to explain what's behind the Manchester United centre-back's poor form. Leboeuf says Maguire is "struggling psychologically," while Nicol believes his "shocking" defending stems from his troubles at Old Trafford. The pundits also examine how Ole Gunn

  • 03:11 Antoine Griezmann's goal for France vs. Croatia a 'BIG BOOST' for his confidence - Laurens | ESPN FC

    Antoine Griezmann's goal for France vs. Croatia a 'BIG BOOST' for his confidence - Laurens | ESPN FC

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    Kylian Mbappe's late goal France gives France all the points against Croatia in a rematch of the 2018 World Cup final. ESPN FC's French correspondents Julien Laurens and Frank Leboeuf share their biggest takeaways from the match, including how Antoine Griezmann's goal could spark his play at Barcelona, despite lingering questions about how Ronald Koeman utilizes him. Leboeuf agrees and also adds that Paul Pogba's performances during the UEFA Nations L

  • 05:22 Italy vs. Netherlands reaction: Any improvement from Frank de Boer’s side? | ESPN FC

    Italy vs. Netherlands reaction: Any improvement from Frank de Boer’s side? | ESPN FC

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    Italy faced The Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League and it finished with a 1-1 draw, with goals from Lorenzo Pellegrini and Donny van de Beek. ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti joins the show to break it all down, including Italy’s struggles to score goals (specifically Ciro Immobile), and his take on Frank de Boer’s latest performance as manager for Holland. Plus, Gab breaks down what Napoli plan to do next now that they’ve been docked a point for failing to

  • 06:08 Fewer Premier League teams & cheaper tickets: What Project Big Picture got right | ESPN FC

    Fewer Premier League teams & cheaper tickets: What Project Big Picture got right | ESPN FC

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    Fronted by Liverpool and Manchester United, Project Big Picture’s proposals were unanimously voted against by the Premier League, but that doesn’t mean every suggestion was bad. ESPN FC’s Mark Ogden joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to explain the ideas they think would benefit English football, including an 18-team Premier League and the end of parachute payments for relegated clubs. Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGUzVA Follow ESPN UK acro

  • 04:03 Premier League Predictor! Merseyside derby & Man City vs. Arsenal headline | ESPN FC

    Premier League Predictor! Merseyside derby & Man City vs. Arsenal headline | ESPN FC

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    International week is over and the Premier League returns to action. Join ESPN FC’s Kay Murray and Mark Ogden in Premier League predictor as they delve deeper into the Merseyside derby (Everton vs. Liverpool), preview Man City vs. Arsenal and also take a look at the following: Chelsea vs. Southampton, Newcastle United vs. Manchester United, and Tottenham vs. West Ham. #ESPNFC #PremierLeague Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGUzVA Follow ESPN UK ac

  • 03:29 Liverpool have missed Jordan Henderson more than they ever expected - Mark Ogden | Premier League

    Liverpool have missed Jordan Henderson more than they ever expected - Mark Ogden | Premier League

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    Will reigning Premier League champions Liverpool bounce back after a shocking 7-2 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa? Should Roberto Firmino be dropped from the side despite Sadio Mane being sidelined? ESPN FC's Mark Ogden dives into Liverpool's issues early in the season, including the impact of Jordan Henderson's absence and the squad's defenders experiencing regression. #ESPNFC Subscribe to ESPN UK: http://bit.ly/1oGUzVA Follow ESPN UK across multi

  • 08:42 Is it time to consider benching Harry Maguire at Manchester United? | ESPN FC

    Is it time to consider benching Harry Maguire at Manchester United? | ESPN FC

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    Harry Maguire’s fall from grace has been swift after continued errors with Manchester United and England, but should he be demoted to the bench this weekend against Newcastle United? ESPN FC’s Stewart Robson believes Maguire is lacking confidence and missing his spark, with all his recent mistakes being punished with goals. Shaka Hislop agrees with Robson about Maguire’s talent, but feels he needs to get back to the defensive basics to rediscover his

  • 03:15 Trouble in paradise? Bruno Fernandes & Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at odds at Man United? | ESPN FC

    Trouble in paradise? Bruno Fernandes & Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at odds at Man United? | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC's Stewart Robson, Shaka Hislop and Frank Leboeuf shed some light on the rumours there has been a rift between Bruno Fernandes and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, and look forward to their next Premier League matchup vs. Newcastle. Robson pours cold water on the rumours, saying fighting amongst members of the team is to be expected with the way the recent results. Plus, Hislop looks ahead to the matchup with Newcastle, saying this is

  • 04:35 Cavani, Martial or Rashford: Who is Man United’s best option at striker? | ESPN FC

    Cavani, Martial or Rashford: Who is Man United’s best option at striker? | ESPN FC

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    After Manchester United legend Paul Scholes revealed he doesn't see Anthony Martial as a centre-forward, ESPN FC's Steve Nicol and Julien Laurens react with their differing opinions on the Frenchman. Nicol says "Martial's too inconsistent to be considered a world-class striker," and feels Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should try him in another role in the attack. Nicol points to Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani as better options in the No. 9 position going f

  • 06:38 Germany vs. Switzerland reaction: Joachim Low DOESN'T HAVE A BACK LINE - Steve Nicol | ESPN FC

    Germany vs. Switzerland reaction: Joachim Low DOESN'T HAVE A BACK LINE - Steve Nicol | ESPN FC

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    After Germany stumbled to a 3-3 draw vs. Switzerland, ESPN FC's Steve Nicol, Shaka Hislop and Archie Rhind-Tutt react to Die Mannschaft's struggles in defence and place their blame squarely on head coach Joachim Low. The guys believe Low made a mistake by telling the likes of Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller their time with the national team was done. They also add that issues defending counterattacks, especially against Switzerland and

  • 08:28 Sergio Ramos ‘not a starter’ if he joined Juventus - Matteo Bonetti | ESPN FC

    Sergio Ramos ‘not a starter’ if he joined Juventus - Matteo Bonetti | ESPN FC

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    ESPN FC's Matteo Bonetti, Mina Rzouki, Nicky Bandini and Kay Murray assess Sergio Ramos' potential fit at Juventus amid rumours of the Real Madrid star joining former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo at the Serie A giants. Bonetti says Ramos wouldn't crack the starting XI at Juve with Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Matthijs de Ligt already in the squad. Rzouki disagrees, saying Ramos would allow Juve to be more offensive. The group also breaks down


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