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From Craig Cathcart to André Gomes: 10 underrated Premier League players

Underrated they may be but from the Premier League’s unsung heroes are quietly going about their businessNomination for the October player of the month award (well, one of them – he made the PFA’s shortlist, but not the official Premier League-endorsed…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Hugo Lloris ends his madcap day on a high, Everton work out how to stop Chelsea and Salomón Rondón proves his worthUnai Emery delivered an overdue update on Danny Welbeck, the Arsenal striker who was stricken against Sporting in the Europa League last …

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flightView the Dozen archive Continue reading…

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José Holebas piles pressure on Mark Hughes as Watford hold Southampton

Time was ticking away and it appeared Mark Hughes’s plan to end Southampton’s dire record at St Mary’s was about to pay off. He had got his players to train here in the build-up to his match, hoping a greater familiarity with their surroundings would l…

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José Holebas piles pressure on Mark Hughes as Watford hold Southampton

Time was ticking away and it appeared Mark Hughes’s plan to end Southampton’s dire record at St Mary’s was about to pay off. He had got his players to train here in the build-up to his match, hoping a greater familiarity with their surroundings would l…

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Southampton v Watford: match preview

Mark Hughes is under growing pressure at Southampton after one win and just seven goals in their first 11 league matches. The club’s owners took action this week, sacking vice-chairman Les Reed and technical director Martin Hunter. If Hughes is to avoi…

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Premier League: 10 things to look forward to this weekend

José Mourinho to antagonise Manchester City, Mark Hughes on the brink and an Everton reunion for Ross BarkleyThe moments Jose Mourinho has cherished most in his career are those when he could thumb his nose at expectation and the established order. Wed…

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Newcastle claim first win of the season as Ayoze Pérez header fells Watford

Ki Sung-yueng had turned into something of an invisible man since joining Newcastle last summer but on Saturday he stepped off the bench and out of the shadows to create a potentially season-transforming goal for Ayoze Pérez.At the 11th attempt Newcast…

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Newcastle v Watford: match preview

Might Newcastle win for the first time this season? Will there be protests about Mike Ashley’s stewardship of the club? Does Jamaal Lascelles face barracking from home fans after Rafael Benítez’s captain said that Ashley was a “nice guy” and he liked h…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Liverpool to reveal how good Arsenal really are, Lukaku to be on the bench again and Hart has a point to prove at West HamAfter the Unai Emery era opened with defeats by Manchester City and Chelsea, it was hard not to wonder if Arsenal were going to en…

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Premier League: talking points from the weekend’s action

Klopp, Coleman and people of Liverpool dig deep for Sean Cox, Walcott needs to grow up and Watford enjoy belated SuccessThis is not about the game but something more important and giving credit where it is due. At Anfield on Saturday volunteers from Li…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flightView the Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Watford’s Roberto Pereyra sparks rout of woeful Huddersfield

Roberto Pereyra, Gerard Deulofeu and Isaac Success fired Watford to a 3-0 Premier League win over Huddersfield to secure the Hornets’ best-ever start to a top-flight campaign.Watford now boast 19 points from 10 games – bettering their 17 at the same st…

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Watford v Huddersfield: match preview

Watford returned to winnings ways unexpectedly against Wolves but are certainly the favourites against Huddersfield at home. David Wagner’s side need to conjure something from nothing to avoid extending their winless run – dating back to last season – …

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Mesut Özil has earned his stripes, Jürgen Locadia must step up for Brighton and when will José Mourinho give Fred a chance?While José Mourinho continues to make ever-so-subtle digs about the quality of his squad, it is worth remembering that Manchester…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Woefully leaky Fulham are on course to concede 100 goals, and is it nearly time for Álvaro Morata and Chelsea to part ways?On the eve of the new season Slavisa Jokanovic said Fulham “don’t have to change much but we need to be intelligent. We need to g…

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Roberto Pereyra strikes as Watford stun Wolves with two goals in one minute

Just when Wolves supporters thought this Premier League lark was easy. Two goals in 58 seconds during the first half from Étienne Capoue and Roberto Pereyra inflicted their first home defeat since January to offer Nuno Espírito Santo’s side a timely re…

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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford: match preview

Wolves are meeting and arguably exceeding the incredibly high expectations set of them this season. Just one defeat from 10 matches in all competitions is testament to how well Nuno Espírito Santo is doing. He could name the same team for the ninth suc…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

José Mourinho will want to make a point at Stamford Bridge while Chris Hughton returns to a chaotic St James’s ParkIn Manchester United’s last match, against Newcastle, José Mourinho demonstrated some of the audacity with which he made his name. He mad…

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Premier League assistant managers: who are they and what do they do?

One shares a flat with his boss, another is known as the manager’s ‘brother’. A run-down of the men who help to shape their clubs’ successKnown as Carlos, the 45-year-old Spaniard is building up good relationships with the Arsenal players, even if he i…