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Liverpool would be taking unnecessary gambles by selling reserves Ragnar Klavan, Simon Mignolet

After Liverpool made easy work of West Ham, the FC crew examine what makes the Reds capable of challenging Man City for the Premier League title.

So farewell then, Ragnar Klavan. The veteran Estonian arrived at Anfield for a relative pittance, departed for even less, and for most of his two years at the club, he was fourth choice for his position.

That really doesn't tell the whole story, though, and Klavan was far more valuable than he was ever probably given credit for. Time will tell if allowing him to leave proves to be a mistake, but it certainly seems like an unnecessary gamble.

Allowing Simon Mignolet to also follow Klavan out...


Transfer Tracker: Signings, departures for Europe's largest clubs

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson breaks down the latest transfer rumours surrounding Paul Pogba, Rafinha and more in Rumour Rater.

With the transfer window open across Europe, clubs are now able to finalise the signings of players they have monitored and negotiated with for months.

The transfer window is shorter this summer but that does not mean it will be any less busy. Check out when all the major windows will close here and view all completed transfers.

See who has left which club, where they are headed and the terms of the moves with our transfer tracker below:



In: Bernd Leno (from Bayer Leverkusen),...

Arsenal spending beyond their means: Will Stan Kroenke's takeover help or hinder?

When Stan Kroenke first joined Arsenal's board in September 2008, the club had enjoyed a trophy-laden golden decade the likes of which they had not experienced since the 1930s. A lot has changed in the 10 years since.

Kroenke's initial accession to the board was as a minority shareholder, but he has held a controlling stake at Arsenal since 2011. Now he is set to make the club a wholly owned subsidiary of his Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) business as Alisher Usmanov agreed to sell his 30.05...

Arsenal, Chelsea battle to forge new identities as Tottenham look for distractions

Ahead of each round of fixtures in the Premier League, W2W4 looks at the main storylines to keep an eye on. Arsenal and Chelsea seek to forge new identities while Mauricio Pochettino wants Tottenham focused in light of some disappointing news about their new stadium. 

1. Expect the unexpected as Chelsea face Arsenal

Once upon a time, you'd know what sort of game you were in for when Arsenal visited Chelsea. For the most part of the Roman Abramovich era, muscular, strong-willed Chelsea...

Premier League Predictions: Chelsea vs. Arsenal a big test for Unai Emery

With the Premier League back in action, Shaka Hislop and Mark Donaldson predict all of the fixtures ahead of week 2.

After a 2-0 defeat in his first match as Arsenal manager, it doesn't get any easier for Unai Emery as his side travel to rivals Chelsea this weekend.

Predict that one and the rest of the weekend matches by voting in the polls below ...

Elsewhere, champions Manchester City play their first home game of the season -- but missing Kevin De Bruyne -- as Huddersfield visit the Etihad and Manchester United are on the road at Brighton, a place where they lost 1-0 last season.

Liverpool round of the fixtures...

Harry Kane's versatility for Tottenham makes him more than a pure goal scorer

With the Premier League back in action, Shaka Hislop and Mark Donaldson predict all of the fixtures ahead of week 2.
Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino joked to reporters that he had mastered Dele Alli's celebration.

Let's begin with a quiz question. Which club's shirt number has been responsible for the most Premier League goals since the competition started in 1992?

If you guessed Newcastle's No. 9 shirt -- they love their goal scorers at St James' Park -- you'd nearly be right. Were it not for a couple of seasons outside the top flight, Newcastle's No. 9, with 298 goals, would be top dog. Manchester United's No. 10 also features highly, with 297 goals, but was handicapped by being left vacant for a couple...