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Chris Linnell

A freelance sports writer across various platforms, including Bleacher Report, HITC.com and uMAXit. Follow me on Twitter for all my latest work.

Giroud’s new contract a sign of intent from Arsene Wenger

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud has signed a new contract to keep him at the Emirates until 2018, according to reports. One should be careful not underestimate the...

Cristiano Ronaldo set for another record breaking season, can he surpass Lionel Messi?

Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have finally left his knee problems behind him, having experienced an outstanding start to the new season.  He scored a hat-trick in Real's...

Diego Costa the key to Chelsea’s Champions League tie vs Sporting

Diego Costa could be thrown into Champions League action on Tuesday evening, as Jose Mourinho seeks his first three points in Group G. The Chelsea head...

Koeman’s Saints: Committed to the cause

Ronaldo Koeman's new-look Southampton side may be sitting pretty as they occupy second place in the Premier League table, but the players are not...

Barca star’s return would represent shrewder business than big-money Ronaldo move

Former Manchester United youngster Gerard Pique has found himself embroiled in speculation linking him with an exit from Catalan giants FC Barcelona in recent days....

Ross Barkley should stay at Goodison, despite City links

20-year-old Ross Barkley has been linked with a move to Manchester City in recent days. The defending Premier League champions are reportedly plotting a £50 million swoop for...

Arsenal’s defensive crisis serves to further highlight Wenger’s transfer failures

It's Saturday 16th August; the opening day of the season. Arsenal are at home to Crystal Palace; the first opportunity for the Emirates faithful...

Can Manchester City stop Diego Costa?

Diego Costa has made a lightning start to life in the Premier League, following his £32 million switch during the summer transfer window. The...

Luke Shaw set to kick-off his glittering Manchester United career

Having completed a £30 million transfer from Southampton this summer, in a deal that saw him become the world's most expensive teenager, Manchester United's Luke Shaw...

Early impressions suggest Liverpool signed the wrong striker this summer

Mario Balotelli scored his first goal in a Liverpool shirt yesterday evening, but his 82nd minute strike versus Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets Razgrad overshadowed a largely disappointing...

Drogba says goodbye to Chelsea as Torres grows impatient

Despite leading Chelsea to Champions League glory on Saturday it appears Didier Drogba has played his last game for the club. France Football magazine has...

Why Germany Have What It Takes To Win Euro 2012

Germany has the most decorated national team in the history of the UEFA European Championship. With three titles and three runners-up medals, Die Mannschaf is once again...