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English Premier League Table

Premier League
Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Chelsea 27 28 60
2 Arsenal 27 25 59
3 Man City 26 42 57
4 Liverpool 27 35 56
5 Tottenham 27 3 50
6 Man Utd 27 12 45
7 Everton 26 10 45
8 Newcastle 27 -5 40
9 Southampton 27 6 39
10 West Ham 27 -3 31
11 Hull City 27 -2 30
12 Swansea 27 -4 28
13 Aston Villa 27 -10 28
14 Norwich 27 -19 28
15 Stoke 27 -15 27
16 Crystal Palace 26 -18 26
17 West Brom 27 -8 25
18 Sunderland 26 -16 24
19 Cardiff 27 -29 22
20 Fulham 27 -32 21

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22nd Nov, 17

Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo

When faced with the question “Who is the best footballer in the world?” and “Team Leo or Team CR7?”, the footballing world is divided although it is actually very difficult to have a definite answer to those two commonly asked questions you will find or hear in the world of football. This debate is about more than just the stats and the trophies. It is also about the loyalties and the emotions these two players have stirred up.

Sport is always fuelled with rivalries between athletes, teams, countries, and even the different eras in a particular sport’s history. “Leo vs CR7” is no exception and it has earned its place as a classic rivalry. It has been compared to past global sports rivalries such as the Alain Prost - Ayrton Senna rivalry in Formula One racing, the Magic Johnson and Larry Bird rivalry in the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez rivalry in MotoGP, the Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal rivalry in tennis and the Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei rivalry in badminton.

To say that us, as football fans, are spoilt with choices is an understatement. It is hard to pick which player is superior among these two and everyone has their own opinion when it comes to this debate. Pep Guardiola, the former manager of Barcelona, insisting that Leo is the best player in history. “There has never been a player like him, and I don’t think there will ever be another like him,” said the current Manchester City manager. Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti, the former Real Madrid manager, says “Cristiano is from another world. He scores with incredible ease. It’s difficult to find the words to describe him,” before adding “No disrespect to anyone, but Cristiano is the best footballer I have ever coached.” And then there are some who refuse to be drawn on the matter. For example, Fabio Capello, during his tenure as England manager, once said: “It’s difficult to decide which one is better. They are both very good but in different ways. Messi is unpredictable, no one is capable of doing what he does. But Cristiano is very powerful and has incredible speed.” But, instead of comparing the two against each other, why not we just sit back and appreciate their talents and enjoy their breath-taking level of football.

Both of them are duopolising the record books and when it comes to the Ballon d’Or, which celebrates footballing excellence, it is always a constant battle between these two and it has come as a no surprise. As long as they are lacing up their cleats and hitting the pitches, it is almost impossible for another player to challenge them for the award.

Both Messi and Ronaldo have some of the most amazing stats and records to their names. One of their most astonishing achievements over the last decade is the sheer amount of goals they have scored for both of their clubs and countries. In 633 total career appearances for Barcelona, Barcelona B and Barcelona C, Messi has scored a remarkable 523 goals. That gives him a goals-to games average of 0.83. In the meantime, Ronaldo, who has turned out 733 times for Sporting CP, Sporting CP B, Manchester United and Real Madrid, has scored 537 goals in total for an average of 0.73 goals per game. However, what makes the goals statistics interesting, is when the comparison started from Ronaldo’s move to the Bernabeu in 2009. Since that time, Messi has played 440 matches at club level and scored a jaw-dropping 443 goals while Ronaldo has scored 414 goals from 408 appearances, both averaging 1.01 goals per game. From the statistics, you can tell that both men have pushed each other on to a greater height as each and every season goes by.

Despite those extensive amount of goals they have scored throughout their careers so far, neither one of them could be characterised as a traditional number 9, as in the mould of a Ruud van Nistelrooy and a Robert Lewandowski. They both have far more arsenals than that. In addition to their goal-scoring exploits, since the start of the 2009-10 season, Messi has registered 162 assists while Ronaldo has also provided 113 assists. That shows that they are more than just goal-scoring machines.

When it comes to team honours, it is only fair to say that both Messi and Ronaldo have helped their respective teams’ trophy cabinets well stocked. Between Sporting CP, United and Madrid, Ronaldo has played an important role in 23 trophy successes: 5 league titles, 9 domestic cups, 4 Champions League trophies, 2 UEFA Super Cups and 3 FIFA Club World Cups. Messi’s club level medal haul is marginally better, with 8 league titles, 11 domestic cups, 4 Champions League trophies, 3 UEFA Super Cups and 3 FIFA Club World Cups, for a total of 29 trophies. However, when it comes to international honours, Ronaldo has achieved something that Messi does not, and that is delivering a major trophy for his country. While Ronaldo helped Portugal to an unlikely triumph at Euro 2016, Messi retired for a short amount of time from international football after being left frustrated for losing two consecutive finals of Copa America in 2015 and 2016. He reversed his decision to retire from international football after 6 weeks and single-handedly booked Argentina’s place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a hat-trick in their final qualifier against Ecuador.

In a nutshell, every aspect of football is competitive. The debate on who is better between Messi and Ronaldo will probably never end. Unless you find yourself having to pick a side between Barcelona and Real Madrid during El Clasico, it is the right time to ask, what is the point really to compare these two? Definitely, it is a pointless and time-wasting exercise. Us, football fans are alive at this moment, in the time when the both of them are entertaining us with their football, should cherish the both of them while we still can. When both of their careers inevitably come to an end, most probably in less than a decade from now, surely both of them will always be remembered as two of the best players to ever play in this sport.

29th Nov, 13

Chelsea all set for the West Ham clash

Manager Jose Mourinho expects Chelsea to do well in the match against a desperate West Ham this Saturday, after their recent dip in form. The team is lagging four points behind the leaders Arsenal and is a full 21 points ahead of their rivals West Ham. Things are indeed looking grim for West Ham who are placed 16th in the table and are on the fringes of relegation zone. The blues had narrowly escaped a second successive league defeat just before the international break owing to a controversial penalty deep into extra time that secured them a 2-2 draw against West Brom. The decision by Andre Marriner helped keep Mourinho’s impeccable record at Stamford Bridge intact.

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29th Nov, 13

Arsenal’s abdominal woes are over

The Arsenal forward Theo James Walcott is all set to return from a six-week layoff after suffering from an abdominal injury. The news came as a surprise to the fans as the player was expected to be out till December. Walcott’s return is deemed to be a major boost to Arsene Wenger’s side after their first defeat of the season against Manchester United (1-0). Arsenal was already down to the bare bones following a string of injuries that saw Abou Diaby, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tomas Rosicky, Yaya Sanogo and Lukas Podolski out. Grim as the situation may be, the return of Walcott has definitely raised the general morale at the Arsenal camp as they prepare to take on Southampton on 23rd.

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29th Nov, 13

West Brom’s Steve clarke will be offered a contract

Putting an end to media speculation, West Bromwich Albion has announced that they will be discussing a contract extension with manager Steve Clarke whose current agreement runs out at the end of the season. However, the 50-year old head coach puts aside contract talks saying he has to focus on the game instead. The talks were put on hold owing to Albion’s rather slow start to the new campaign. Sporting and technical director Richard Garlick said that Steve’s contract situation was talked over in the previous month’s meeting and that everything is well planned out.

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29th Nov, 13

Aguero will stay

Manchester City star striker Sergio Aguero has put an end to rumors linking him with a return to Spain and said that he’s quite happy with life at Manchester. Real Madrid are reported to have offered winger Isco in return for Aguero in a cash plus player deal, although City has no interest in letting their top scorer go. The striker has long been linked with Madrid since his estranged wife lives there, with his son. He said that he is happy to play for City and that the club is treating him well.

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28th Nov, 13

Fabricio Coloccini to leave Newcastle

Newcastle united's Argentine centre back Fabricio Coloccini says he wants to get back to Argentina, as soon as possible. He had tried to orchestrate a move to San Lorenzo but the magpies were unwilling to let the player return home. 31 year old Coloccini has agreed to stay put but repeats that he wants to go back home.

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28th Nov, 13

Moyes wants Cristiano back in united

David Moyes who is now in charge of the Red Devils after Sir Ferguson's 25-year reign is dreaming of bringing back Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, back on the team again. Moyes is rumored to have thought about making an offer to Ronaldo and thus make his arrival at the new club a bit more special and maybe more significant. But the Portuguese star has signed a new five-year contract with the Real and it seems Moyes' dream is likely to stay a dream, for the next few years.

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28th Nov, 13

Wenger on the lookout for strikers

Manager Arsene Wenger says he might not be active in the January transfer window despite the team's immediate need of a back up to Olivier Giroud. Arsenal's lack of capable strikers after Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott went down with injuries was widely discussed. The team still stands at the top of the table but whether they can continue to do so without investing in the transfer market is a question Wenger himself will find difficult to answer.

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28th Nov, 13

Mourinho upset over apology

Referee's chief Mike Riley's apology to West Brom's manager Steve Clarke over the controversial penalty has got Jose Mourinho frowning. The Portuguese manager is worried that the apology might have negative implications as it exposes Marriner and wonders if such things will be issued as a matter of course, for future mistakes.

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28th Nov, 13

Social media woes for Steven Taylor

Newcastle player Steven Taylor was condemned by anti-racist activists after he posted a controversial message to his team-mates that contained an offensive picture. Taylor apologised about the message last week and he could have faced further actions but was just warned about his future use of social media.

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