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LIVE: Barcelona vs. Chelsea

Christian Pulisic starts for Chelsea, while Barcelona hand new signing Antoine Griezmann his debut in Japan. Watch on ESPN or follow live here.

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Which of Chelsea's 'loan army' could play under Lampard?

Chelsea had 41 players out on loan last season. With a FIFA-imposed transfer ban, here are six returnees who could carve out a role this season.

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Pogba's Madrid move tied to Bale exit

Real would love to see Paul Pogba arrive in Madrid, but that move can't happen until Gareth Bale leaves. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Robson: Gareth Bale is 'frightened' to leave Real Madrid

Stewart Robson explains why he thinks Gareth Bale is afraid to leave Real Madrid, even if it means being stuck on the bench or left out of the squad entirely.

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Victory lure Kruse back to Melbourne

Robbie Kruse is returning to the A-League and Melbourne Victory.

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Bold/wild predictions: Pep to leave City, Ronaldo to become Juve's burden

Who can really see into the future? ESPN FC, that's who. So we bring you 20 things that will absolutely, positively happen in the next three years.

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Toe Poke Daily: Kid has beach kickabout with Lionel Messi. Best. Vacation. Ever.

Lionel Messi made every football-mad kid's dream come true for one 11-year-old when he joined him for a kickabout on the beach.

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Inside United's tour: Solskjaer gets tough, Pogba 'life and soul'

Manchester United's 2018 summer tour was an ominous omen. This year things have begun better, with fitness a priority and Mason Greenwood a standout.

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Why Man United need to give De Gea the contract he deserves

With David De Gea reportedly close to a new Manchester United deal, the FC crew discuss his merits for a big contract and a shot at the captaincy.

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    It's been another remarkable season in England's top flight. Bill Barnwell runs through the best and worst of the 2018-19 Premier League season.

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    At 20, the Liverpool and England right-back has had a meteoric rise that includes back-to-back Champions League finals. But he is not satisfied.

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    To celebrate the release of "Captain Marvel," ESPN and Marvel teamed up to turn our favorite soccer captains into galaxy-dominating superheroes.

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    The host of 'Always Late' on ESPN+ checked a big item on her bucket list when she visited Anfield.

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    On Feb. 8, a fire at an uninspected youth dormitory at one of Brazil's highest-earning teams caused 10 preventable deaths. How?

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    Some of soccer's biggest grudge matches take place over the final three months of the season. Here's your must-have guide.

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  • In search of Emiliano Sala

    The tragic disappearance of Emiliano Sala, bound for new club Cardiff on a single-engine plane, raises the question: How did this happen?

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  • Landon Donovan's indoor soccer debut

    A United States legend came out of retirement, again. We were in San Diego to see how Landon Donovan got on and to ask him: "Why?"

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    For most clubs, losing a star like Frenkie De Jong would be a killer. For Ajax, it's their business model.

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    When Boca Juniors and River Plate were set to meet in Argentina's most important match ever, Buenos Aires lost its mind.

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