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Richard Jolly
Football journalist for the National, the Guardian, the Observer, the Straits Times, the Independent, FourFourTwo, Sporting Life & the Blizzard.
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Richard Jolly 2h
Kante's move back into the holding role may have finished off Jorginho as a first choice at Chelsea. On Sarri's legacy on the pitch:
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Richard Jolly 16h
Caoimhin Kelleher is the first player to keep a clean sheet on his first Champions League appearance in goal for a Premier League club when deputising for an injured Brazilian since Kyle Walker.
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Richard Jolly 18h
The last season Real Madrid were not in the Champions League knockout stages was so long ago that Roy Hodgson was in his forties.
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Richard Jolly 18h
Only teams to beat Real Madrid home and away in a Champions League group stage this millennium: Juventus (2008-09) CSKA Moscow (2018-19) Shakhtar Donetsk (2020-21)
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Richard Jolly 23h
Bayern Munich keep trying to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi but he was Chelsea's seventh-choice forward on Sunday. Frank Lampard on his difficult decisions:
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Richard Jolly Nov 30
David Moyes is in the top five of any division for the first time since November 2013 (after Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal).
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Richard Jolly Nov 30
Replying to @tompeck
I will admit it is just about possible West Ham might have got slightly lucky tonight.
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Richard Jolly Nov 30
Replying to @tompeck
All part of the Moyes masterplan...
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Richard Jolly Nov 30
Bankes punishes Cash. Wouldn't have happened if he had gone contactless.
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Richard Jolly Nov 30
Replying to @tompeck
Moyes' team talks were so inspiring that West Ham scored in the first two minutes of each half (and Trezeguet then missed a sitter).
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Richard Jolly Nov 30
John Terry gets (I think) his first yellow card in the Premier League for four years, since Swansea 2-2 Chelsea in 2016.
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Richard Jolly Nov 30
Replying to @BassTunedToRed
At least you're not an anti-vexxer.
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Richard Jolly Nov 30
Possibly. Arsenal crammed Konstantinos Mavropanos, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan into the same team. Though Petr Cech let the side down, Ola Aina style.
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Richard Jolly Nov 30
Dias, Stones, Mendy, Cancelo and the case for Manchester City's defence:
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Richard Jolly Nov 30
Replying to @tompeck
Are you sure you haven't spent too long in the company of people in power whose rare successes are invariably the product of more luck than judgment?
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Richard Jolly Nov 30
Replying to @tompeck
The draw with Spurs and Fulham's penalty-taking, yes. But not the wins over Leicester and Wolves And a couple of the defeats could have been draws.
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Richard Jolly Nov 30
In praise of David Moyes, who has got a lot right at West Ham. Partly by stopping them from being West Ham:
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Richard Jolly Nov 29
Arsenal complete a hat-trick by losing at home to three Midlands clubs (Leicester, Villa, Wolves) for the first time in a Premier League season. Just need West Brom to win at the Emirates to complete a Midlands grand slam.
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Richard Jolly Nov 29
Gabriel has now replaced Gabriel as the top-scoring Brazilian defender called Gabriel in Arsenal's history (2-1).
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Richard Jolly Nov 29
Papa Bouba Diop scored three goals in the 2002 World Cup. Only one player has scored more in a single World Cup for an African country: Roger Milla (4) for Cameroon in 1990. No African has got more goals from midfield.
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