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The gang talk about changes in the transfer windows, managerial casualties, the impact the Nations League has had on international football, the need for a winter break, promotion and relegation to the Premier League as well as it’s neck and neck title race and much more.

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Premier League Predictions 2018/19

As the 2018/19 Premier League season is about to get underway – I go through each team and give my thoughts on where I think they will finish in the league this season.

20th – Cardiff City

The team who finished second in the Championship last season, I think will last just one season in the top flight before they go straight back down. They will not go down without a fight, as is the norm with all Neil Warnock teams, but will go down nonetheless.

19th – Huddersfield Town

David Wagner’s team had a great season last time out, their first in the Premier League, and at times played some hugely entertaining football. They had some brilliant results at The John Smith’s Stadium, and will be looking to build on that this time around. Unfortunately, I think they will end up dropping back down into the Championship.

18th – Watford

With the departure of Richarlison, and not much else coming into the football club, I think Watford are going to struggle this season, and with the board liking management changes, who knows who will be in charge come the end of the Season, and in my opinion, into the Championship next season.

17th – Fulham

I believe Fulham have strengthened significantly to stay up this season, they’ve made some fantastic additions to the squad with Mitrovic and Schurrle coming in. I feel they will just have enough to stay up… Just.

16th – Newcastle United

Depending on whether Rafa Benitez gets the players he is after in the remainder of this window in my opinion will determine Newcastle’s season. The squad is largely unchanged from last season, but I feel that turmoil off the pitch will have some consequences on it, and the team will suffer as a result. It could be a rocky road for Newcastle this season, they may flirt with relegation, but will be fine.

15th – Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton had a decent first season in the Premier League, and I feel that Chris Houghton’s astute business in the transfer market has been enough for Brighton to be save again this season.

14th – Crystal Palace

Some brilliant signings from Roy Hodgson, and a great team togetherness along with a manager with a wealth of experience, I can see a decent season for Palace, with some big results and a decent finish between the bottom and mid table.

13th – Bournemouth

Eddie Howe’s men have so far given a great account of themselves in the first two seasons in the Premier League. This season I see no different, If they can turn The Vitality into a fortress, and keep the likes of Defoe, Ibe and Wilson banging in goals, they will be just fine.

12th – Southampton

Mark Hughes has not done a great deal of business in the transfer window so far, but the addition of Jannick Vestergaard to the back line will help to fill some of the void left by Virgil Van Dijk. I think a mid-table finish will be a pretty good season for The Saints.

11th – Leicester City

Premier League Champions two seasons ago, Leicester haven’t looked the same team since, but with some of the quality they have they will have a good mid table finish, if as expected, Harry Maguire is to join Man United, then Leicester will need to bring in another Centre-Half to replace him, I feel this uncertainty will mean they fall to 11th.

10th – Wolverhampton Wanderers

Some fantastic business from Wolves, bringing in the likes of Portugal internationals Rui Patricio and Joao Moutinho. The way they strolled to the Championship Title last season was frightening, and there is no reason why they can’t build on that and have a fantastic season by finishing Halfway up the table come May.

9th – Burnley

The Europa League could hamper Burnley, and as they don’t have the biggest of squads, this could come back to bite Burnley, I don’t think they will be anywhere near the bottom of the table, but I also don’t think they will be as high as they finished last season, I feel that the further they go in Europe, the further they will fall down the league, however the signings of Joe Hart and Ben Gibson looks like some good business from Sean Dyche.

8th – West Ham United

Wow! What a transfer window, some absolutely superb additions to the West Ham team from Manuel Pellegrini, building on the squad that Slaven Bilic, and then David Moyes had assembled, he will get the best out of the players he already had there and has added a sprinkling of quality in the form of Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmelenko, West Ham could be set for one of their best seasons in a long time, possibly a good Cup run, they could well sneak into Europe via that route, and I believe will just miss out on league position.

7th – Everton

Marco Silva has picked up the scraps left by Sam Allardyce and Ronald Koeman/David Unsworth before him. He has added to the squad bringing Richarlison in from Watford and Lucas Digne to provide competition at Full-Back. I believe that Everton will have enough quality to have a fantastic season, and with a very ambitious manager, I don’t think this will be a short term project, a solid seventh place finish will be a great start.

6th – Tottenham

The only London team in the Champions League also have a new home to get used to. Pochettino has not yet added to his squad, and there are more linked with leaving the club than arriving. Tottenham could struggle, but I think they’re too good to finish below 6th.

5th – Chelsea

Once shoo-ins to win the league every season, it’s my opinion that Chelsea will struggle this season, as it brings another new manager, another new set of tactics, and another few additions to the squad.  Keeping Eden Hazard is important for them to finish fifth, without him, they may struggle massively. There is also the goalkeeping situation with Courtois going AWOL, leaving only Willy Caballero and veteran Rob Green as the recognised senior keepers. Don’t be surprised for another to join them.

4th – Arsenal

New manager, same story, Unai Emery’s first season at Arsenal I think will end in a fourth place finish, and once again dine at Europe’s top table next season. The additions to the backline looks to have solidified their defence somewhat. I think, with the addition of Europa League football this season, Fourth and a good European campaign, will be seen as a great season

3rd – Man United

The current United squad have enough quality to challenge for a Champions League spot, but I think will finish a fair way behind their two biggest rivals. I can see Mourinho being a managerial casualty before the January window, and the new man could well propel United up the table and into third.

2nd – Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp did his business early, and with no nonsence, he pinpointed his targets, and he got his men! He just needs to get them to gel on the pitch, with a fantastic depth to his squad, there is no reason that Liverpool cannot finish as the closest challengers to Man City, and even go on a good FA Cup run. But I still think they will end the season with just the eighteen league titles to their name.

CHAMPIONS – Man City

I can’t see anyone getting close to City, they haven’t done much to the squad since last season, the addition of new record signing Riyad Mahrez from Leicester will only benefit the rest of their squad. Don’t be surprised to see City breaking more records this season.

 

Keep checking back at the halfway point in the season to see how my predictions are going.

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January 2018 Transfer Window Round-Up

It’s now February 1st which means only one thing. The January Transfer window is officially CLOSED! Here, we look at some of the biggest deals of this record breaking window.
The first big deal of this window was undoubtedly Virgil Van Dijk’s long awaited move from Southampton to Liverpool. A deal which many expected to happen in the summer, but eventually happened very early on in this window. £75m

The next big deal, and a surprising one, which had been mooted for a while was Ross Barkley joining Chelsea for £35m. This deal almost happened in the summer with Barkley supposedly walking out of a medical, but eventually, Chelsea got their man who had fallen out of favour at Everton.

Arsenal kicked off their window with the signing of young Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos. He was the first signing of a surprisingly busy transfer window for Arsenal, with more ins and outs.

With bids for Oliver Giroud and Diego Costa rejected in the summer, Everton finally got the striker they were after, in prolific Turkish international Cenk Tosun. There was a lot of interest in his services, with Newcastle reportedly also interested in his signature.

The next deal was the biggest of the lot, valued at around £146m, Phillipe Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool, this was another deal which was rumoured to be happening in the summer but never came to fruition. Barcelona though held out, and eventually got their man.

Young midfielder Francis Coquelin, who was thought of quite highly from some in North London, was sold to Valencia by Arsenal.

Claude Puel’s first signing as Leicester Manager was Fousseni Diabate who they signed from French Ligue 2 Club Ajaccio. The last two signings they had from France weren’t bad either with N’golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez the others signed from the French Leagues.

Sam Allardyce spent some £20m of the Ross Barkley money, splashing out on Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, who was somewhat out of favour at Arsenal, a great move for Walcott, with the World Cup coming up in the summer.

Brighton smashed their transfer record, bringing in Dutch Striker Jurgen Locadia for £14.1m from PSV Eindhoven where he had scored 9 goals in 14 games this season. However, his debut has been delayed due to a slight hamstring niggle.

Then came the most shocking deal of the entire window. With Alexis Sanchez nailed on to join Manchester City last summer in a £60m deal which never came to fruition, there were enquiries made to obtain his signature again this time around. City, though, were unwilling to pay the fee Arsenal were asking for him, and it paved the way for their biggest rivals, Manchester United to swoop, and pull off arguably one of the great deals of this window. No cash changed hands, just Number 7 Shirts, with Alexis Sanchez joining United taking the famous jersey, and Arsenal and Sanchez’s vacated one taken up by Henrikh Mkhitaryan. A great signing for Arsenal, and one which arguably both sides will be happy with.

After Theo Walcott joined Everton, he came straight into their team, meaning that Aaron Lennon was free to leave. He was snapped up by Sean Dyche at Burnley, in what could turn into a very shrewd deal.

Newcastle signed their first reinforcement in the window, as Kenedy joined from Chelsea on loan. With little game time under his belt at Chelsea, could this be the move which kick starts his career in England?

Having lost Frank de Boer after just four games this season, new Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson didn’t have anytime to bring in any of his own players in the Summer window. He made his first signing of this window bringing in Polish Centre Half Jaroslaw Jach for an undisclosed fee.

Southampton were the next club to break their transfer record, splashing out £19.1m on Argentinian striker Guido Carillo from Monaco. We have seen some great Argentinian Strikers in the Premier League over the years, and Southampton will undoubtedly be looking forward to this one.

David Moyes did his first piece of business at West Ham, by bringing in Joao Mario from Inter Milan on Loan for the rest of the season. He had been linked with a number of clubs, but ultimately TheLondon Stadium, and West Ham proved to be his destination.

With the form of Liverpool’s front three, and the lure of a World Cup around the corner, Daniel Sturridge felt moving from Liverpool was the best idea. There were no shortage of clubs vying for his signature, with Inter Milan, Newcastle and Sevilla all looking to sign the England International. It would therefore come as a bit of a shock to see him end up joining West Bromwich Albion on loan until the end of the season.

Chelsea continued their trend of sending youngsters out on loan with Charly Musonda joining SPFL Champions CelticBrighton re-signed old player and cult hero Leonardo Ulloa from Leicester on Loan until the end of the season whilst West Ham sold Diafra Sakho to Rennes, when it was expected he could join Crystal Palace.

Aymeric Laporte became Manchester City’s record signing, joining the Citizens for £57m after initially rejecting their interest in October. He has provided defensive reinforcements paving the way for Eliqiam Mangala to join Everton on loan.

Arsenal’s search for a Sanchez replacement could have been found, in what has been named as ‘The Transfer Triangle Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng joined Arsenal for £60m, with his replacement at Dortmund being Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea on Loan and Oliver Giroud then taking the place of Batshuayi at Chelsea for a fee rumoured to be around £18m. This seems like good business all around.

More Premier League business from elsewhere in the world as Tottenham splashed the cash paying £25m to bring in Lucas Moura from Paris St. Germain and Senegalese Midfielder Badou Ndiaye completed a £14m move from Galatasaray to Stoke, whilst internally Andre Ayew rejoined Swansea from West Ham for an initial £18m, linking up with his brother Jordan and Andy King also joined the Swans on loan from Leicester.

Newcastle finally signed a striker, after missing out on Sturridge and Tosun, by bringing in Algerian striker Islam Slimani from Leicester on loan, there was also another loan deal on Tyneside as goalkeeper Martin Dubravka joined from Sparta Prague.

West Ham signed young Jordan Hugill from Preston for an undisclosed fee as a replacement for Ayew.

Teams generally don’t like this window, but you couldn’t tell, judging by the business which has been done. The window was bookended by the most expensive deals with most clubs strengthening. What effect, if any, will it have on the remainder of the season? Let’s wait and see, Will United get closer to City with Sanchez? Will Sturridge and Slimani fire West Brom and Newcastle to safety? We look forward to finding out.

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Premier League Returning XI

With the new Season upon us, I have compiled a list of the 11 players who have played in the Premier League before for another club. This ‘Second Time Around’ team certainly have the pedigree to compete, and with a vast array of medals between them, they can definitely do good things.

GOALKEEPER

Joe Hart – West Ham (on Loan from Man City)

Unfancied by Pep Guardiola, shipped out on loan to Torino last season, Manchester City’s Joe Hart has his chance to establish himself again as England’s Number One. With guaranteed game time, and less pressure on his shoulders, Hart can be a dressing room leader at West Ham, and provide a great backbone and win the team points on his own.

DEFENCE

Kyle Walker – Manchester City (signed from Tottenham)

One of a few defenders signed by Pep Guardiola this season, another young Englishman, costing a lot of money and with a big reputation. Competition with Danilo is going to be fun to watch, and lack of game time, could hinder his England chances with some talented young full-backs nipping at his heels, he will need to prove his worth in the big games and keep his place.

Kurt Zouma – Stoke (on loan from Chelsea)

Zouma could have been the rock of the Chelsea back line this season, with big shoes to fill with the departure of John Terry, however, Antonio Conte decided to ship him out on loan to Stoke, he will be competing alongside Bruno Martins-Indi to partner Ryan Shawcross at the heart of ‘The Potters‘ backline, definitely one to watch.

Harry Maguire – Leicester (signed from Hull City)

One of the English defenders for the future, Harry Maguire was one of the shining lights in Hull’s relegation fight from last season, despite their best efforts to keep him, he decided to join 2015-16 Premier League Champions, Leicester City. With Robert Huth out injured, he could complement Captain, Wes Morgan, really well.

Andrew Robertson – Liverpool (signed from Hull City)

Liverpool had been crying out for a quality left-back, James Milner filled the role admirably last season, as Alberto Moreno was very poor. Robertson is one of the brightest young full-backs in the game, and will be heavily in the thoughts of Gordon Strachan for Scotland.

MIDFIELD

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Crystal Palace (on loan from Chelsea)

Still only 21 years old, Loftus-Cheek has always been tipped to have a bright future ahead of him. He will be working with Frank de Boer and at a club who hopefully will utilise him to the best of his abilities.

Mohamed Salah – Liverpool (formerly of Chelsea)

Mo Salah lit up Serie A while playing for Roma, although, he didn’t really hit the ground running during his first spell in England, he comes back to England with a big reputation, and a big price tag. He’s taken the 11 shirt from Roberto Firmino at Liverpool, and with the invaluable European experience, he could well be a big player for Jurgen Klopp.

Tom Ince – Huddersfield Town (formerly of Hull and Blackpool)

Son of Former England international, Paul, Tom Ince has been quite the journeyman in his short career. Having already played in the Premier League for both Hull and Blackpool, he comes with a big reputation, off the back of a great season with Derby.

Wayne Rooney – Everton (re-signed from Man United)

The former Man United and England Captain, and Man United’s all time leading goalscorer left Goodison Park back in 2004 as an 18 year old. He rejoins his boyhood club, and gets his dream of playing in Europe for them. He left a boy and rejoins as a man. He will add the experience and leadership qualities that Ronald Koeman needs.

STRIKERS

Romelu Lukaku – Man United (signed from Everton, formerly of West Brom and Chelsea)

The big Belgian has been a handful for the Premier League defences now for a number of years. I feel he will have a telepathic relationship on the field with his friend Paul Pogba, and will definitely be a handful for everyone again.

Chicharito – West Ham (formerly of Man United)

Javier Hernandez, was one of the casualties of Louis Van Gaal’s disastrous campaign at the Man United helm, shipped out on loan to Real Madrid, then sold to Bayer Leverkusen, he is a great goalscorer and will definitely score goals and win games for Slaven Bilic and West Ham this season.

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Premier League New Signings XI

As the new Premier League Season arrives, teams have scoured the world to try and improve their playing squads for the new season. I have compiled a list of the 11 players who are new to the Premier League who could have a big impact this season:

 

GOALKEEPER

Ederson Moraes – Manchester City

The world’s most expensive ever goalkeeper will provide competition for Claudio Bravo at City. There is no clear indication from manager, Pep Guardiola who will play as his number one, but there is a clear winner of who takes our Number 1 jersey. The young Brazilian is just what we need between the sticks.

DEFENCE

Danilo – Manchester City

Manchester City have strengthened their backline with no fewer than three new full-backs. We’re opting to give Danilo the nod at Right-Back, although he is just as comfortable over the other side too, playing at Left-Back his experience at Real Madrid and Porto gives him that big game edge, and he could well be one to watch for City this season.

Antonio Rüdiger – Chelsea

Signed from Roma, German international defender Antonio Rudiger, is the only defender signed by Antonio Conte this season, and with the departures of John Terry, Nathan Ake and Kurt Zouma there will definitely be some game time for the big German. He will need to be in good form to keep any of Conte’s heroes from last season out of the team, with Cahill, David Luiz and Azpilicueta being the preferred three at the back for him.

Victor Lindelof – Manchester United

This was a deal we heard about that could have happened last season, someone who was high on Jose Mourinho’s wish-list. The Swedish international is a tough young centre-back who can also play in the full-back roles too. United will look for him to form a formidable partnership alongside one of last season’s stand out players, Eric Bailly. How will he cope with the physicality of the Premier League though? Well, he’s training opposite Lukaku, so we hope, fairly well.

Sead Kolašinac – Arsenal

Arsene Wenger dipped into the transfer market to bring the young Bosnian into the club pretty early on, comfortable at both Left-Back and the left side of midfield, he could be a key player in a number of formations for Arsene Wenger, who favoured a system with three central defenders last season, Kolašinac could well fit into the left-wing-back role and provide competition for Nacho Monreal.

 

MIDFIELD

Vicente Iborra – Leicester City

A shrewd first signing of the transfer window from Craig Shakespeare, he was tipped to join Sunderland last season, but they pulled out at the last minute. The former Sevilla captain was a bit-part player last season. But he definitely had a impact in the centre of the park. He could be the steel that Leicester need, and their fans will be hoping that he has the Kante effect.

Tiemoue Bakayoko – Chelsea

Purchased to add some steel to the midfield and protect the defence, having lost Nemanja Matic to Manchester United, Bakayoko is fresh off the back of a great campaign with Monaco he earned his first cap for France in March. He is a big powerful young man with an eye for a tackle and pass, with a touch of Yaya Toure about him. Let’s hope he can light up the Premier League like Toure Did.

Davy Klaassen – Everton

Everton got a lot of their business done very early on, Dutchman Klaassen was instrumental in Captaining Ajax’s run to the Europa League final last season, he was highly thought of by Ronald Koeman, who made him one of his first signings, he can play in the middle of the park, in the number 10 role, adding competition for an already stacked Everton Midfield. With the addition of Europa League football, Klaassen’s experience there could prove vital.

Bernardo Silva – Man City

You’d be forgiven for thinking that David Silva was the main man at City, but he has got a new neighbour in both position and shirt numbers, the man who is likely to play alongside him wearing Number 20 (David wears 21) is an exciting young attacking midfield player, 11 Goals and 12 Assists in 58 games in all competitions, is a great indicator of why Guardiola splashed out close to £50million pounds for the Portugese international.

 

STRIKERS

Alexandre Lacazette – Arsenal

Another Frenchman signed by Wenger, potentially he could link up with France international team-mate, Olivier Giroud. The two could form a dynamic strike force. Averaging almost a goal every other game in his time at Lyon, the little livewire certainly knows where the goal is, he may be short in stature, but he can certainly be a big player in the big games. Young Frenchman, starting out his career as a winger, transforming into a striker… Sound familiar Arsenal fans? They’ll hope so.

Alvaro Morata – Chelsea

Everyone thought he was going to end up in a Manchester United shirt for this season, but apparently they and Real Madrid were too far apart in their valuations of the player. Chelsea, however, were willing to stump up the fee. Great in the air, physically strong, and hopefully a bit calmer than Diego Costa. Chelsea may not need to change their system too much. Experience with both Real Madrid and Juventus. La Liga and Serie A, as well as Champions League experience could prove invaluable for them, and at just 24 years of age, some could say his best years are still ahead of him.

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Premier League Predictions – The Outcome

MY PREDICTIONS

1.            Man United

2.            Chelsea

3.            Man City

4.            Spurs

5.            Arsenal

6.            Everton

7.            Liverpool

8.            Leicester

9.            West Ham

10.          Southampton

11.          Stoke

12.          West Brom

13.          Swansea

14.          Crystal Palace

15.          Sunderland

16.          Middlesbrough

17.          Bournemouth

18.          Watford

19.          Burnley

20.          Hull

 

ACTUAL TABLE

1.            Chelsea

2.            Tottenham

3.            Man City

4.            Liverpool

5.            Arsenal

6.            Man United

7.            Everton

8.            Southampton

9.            Bournemouth

10.          West Brom

11.          West Ham

12.          Leicester

13.          Stoke

14.          Crystal Palace

15.          Swansea

16.          Burnley

17.          Watford

18.          Hull

19.          Middlesbrough

20.          Sunderland

 

 

I made some bold predictions at the start of the Premier League season, and predicted that Manchester United would end up as Champions. That wasn’t the case, and they finished miles off and in sixth place. It would appear the Europa League did indeed take a toll on Man United, and no European football seemingly helping Chelsea along the way, as they strolled to a Fifth Premier League Title. But a fantastic achievement from Chelsea none-the-less.

I predicted correctly what this would indeed be the year Arsenal finished outside of the top four, and they left it until the last day of the season to prove that prediction correct. As did Manchester City, who proved me correct in my prediction that they wouldn’t win the league, and would in fact finish in 3rd place.

It looked like Hull would finish rock bottom when I made the predictions, but Marco Silva’s resurgence was in vain, and so unlucky, he deserved to stay up. Props to Sean Dyche and Walter Mazzari for proving me wrong by keeping Watford and Burnley up, and commiserations to Sunderland and Middlesbrough for making it Two Down and One Up for the North-East clubs in the Premier League Next Season!

Onwards and Upwards to 2017/18 where Newcastle and Brighton will join English Football’s top Tier, where they will be joined by either Huddersfield Town (what a story that could be!) Or Jaap Stam’s, Reading.

Joey Barton has been banned from football for 18 months

The Burnley midfielder has been fined £30,000 and banned from football for 18 months after admitting to The FA that he has been involved in a huge amount of football bets. Joey Barton is said to have made 1,260 bets on football matches between 26 March 2006 and 13 May 2016, something that is a seriously forbidden act for players.

Barton has stressed that “this is not match fixing”  and that he has a gambling problem, claiming “I have fought addiction to gambling and provided the FA with a medical report about my problem – I’m disappointed it wasn’t taken into proper consideration”.

The player also admitted to placing bets against teams that he played for between 2004 and 2011 but insisted that they were on matches that he was not taking part in and therefore could not influence. One bet that Joey Barton placed was a £3 stake on a Premier League game in April 2006 where he bet that he would be the first goalscorer for Manchester City against Fulham, however it was his team mate Richard Dunne who scored the first goal in that game.

 


John Terry to leave Chelsea at the end of the Season

Chelsea FC have announced that their longest serving player will be leaving the club at the end of the season. John Terry joined The Blues in 1995 as a Youth player before joining the Senior ranks in 1998 and since then has become one of the greatest ever to play for the London club having captained the team for a record 578 times.

It doesn’t seem like this is a retirement move either as the former England Captain said “I feel I still have plenty to offer on the pitch but understand that opportunities here at Chelsea will be limited for me” when talking about his departure from the club, but the club have stated that he could return to the club in a “non-playing capacity” sometime in the near future.

Terry has won 14 major honours with Chelsea including a Champions League, four Premier League titles, the Europa League, five FA Cups and three League cups during the clubs most successful period in their history.

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Roberto Mancini is favourite to take over after Leicester City sack Claudio Ranieri

Less than nine months on from overcoming odds of 5000-1 to win the Premier League. Claudio Ranieri has been ruthlessly sacked by Leicester City.

The Italian guided Leicester to an unprecedented title win back in May, and has guided them into the knockout stages of this seasons Champions League. They are languishing in 17th place in the League, and seemingly the players weren’t happy with his management this season.

This news has shown that not all fairytales have a happy ending, and the dreaded vote of confidence Ranieri received from the board just over two weeks ago now seems like it was pointless.

Maybe winning the title last season got to some of Leicester’s big players and made them too big for their boots. They sure as hell haven’t shown anywhere near the effort of performance than they did last season, it shows how big a loss N’golo Kante really was!

Fellow Italian, and Premier League winner with Manchester City, and former Leicester player, Roberto Mancini is the bookies favourite to take the reigns at The King Power. However it seems like a return for Nigel Pearson is what the players want as the rumours are that Mancini is not interested in the job.

VIDEO: Worst Transfer Deadline Day Ever (SPOOF)

The busiest day of the window ends up being the most hectic as some of the worst reporters clash with some of the worst fans.

Davey MacDonald keeps messing up at West Ham, the enthusiastic Austin Steinberger is sent to Arsenal, Chandler Buckingham III has to deal with commoners at Chelsea and Barry Redcap has a few deals up his sleeve.

This is obviously meant as a lighthearted spoof, we hope you can see the funny side of the Transfer Deadline Day with us.

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