MATCH! 8-Oct-2019

If you’ve got a football-mad kid, then you need to get them a digital subscription to MATCH Magazine! Packed full of the latest Premier League news, interviews with the games biggest stars, and more stats and facts than you can shake a stick at, each issue brings young fans closer to the teams they love! For your budding future stars, MATCH Magazine also has detailed tips and guides to help them hone their talents and show off their footballing skills. There’s also quizzes and jokes in every issue to keep them entertained and all the scores from the Premier and Football Leagues.

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in this issue

2 min.
real-deal reds!

RECORD BREAKERS! By beating Chelsea at the end of last month, Liverpool became the first team in Prem history to begin two campaigns in a row with six straight wins! Their victory over Burnley in gameweek four also marked a new club record of 13 consecutive league wins – a tally that they’ve since gone on to extend... How many more records can Jurgen Klopp’s superstars break this year BEATING THE BEST! Liverpool had to take on two of 2018-19’s top five teams within their first six league matches this season – Arsenal and Chelsea! They totally overwhelmed The Gunners at Anfield, winning 3-1, but, more impressively, notched their first win at Stamford Bridge since 2016! They didn’t even play that well against The Blues, but winning when you’re not on form is…

1 min.
who is... donyell malen?

FACTPACK Age: 20 Club: PSV Position: Forward Boots: Nike Mercurial JUNIOR GUNNER! Malen started his youth career at Ajax, but was tempted by a move to England in 2015! After reportedly turning down offers from Man. United and Chelsea, he decided to join Arsenal – club legends Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry were two of his biggest heroes growing up! FLAMING FORM! He had a breakthrough 2018-19 in the Eredivisie, playing over 30 times in the league and reaching double figures for goals, but he’s started the 2019-20 campaign even hotter! Last month, he hit all five of PSV’s goals in the 5-0 thrashing of Vitesse – and now Liverpool scouts are on red-alert! PINCHED BY PSV! He was highly rated at Arsenal, scoring 27 goals in 67 games for their academy and making his senior debut in their 2017…

1 min.
classic cleats!

Footy brands love going back in time in search for inspiration – most of this year’s Premier League kits nod to the past – and these ace ADIDAS +F50 boots are exactly the same! The F50 launched before the 2006 WORLD CUP, in this same bright blue colourway – and with the same cool shiny style! The only difference is that these new boots are combined with some of the latest technology from the awesome adidas X cleats! MICHY’S F5OS! Talking about F50s... Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi recently wore a version of the cool cleats from 2012! Maybe he got told MATCH was gonna feature them ! EYES ON WOLVES! Wolves’ Europa League shirts are a bit special! The numbers have two evil-looking wolf eyes, which MATCH reckons is a top-quality touch! PEPE’S PROBLEMS! Over the…

2 min.
the f2’s... predictions!

PREM CHAMPIONS! BILLY SAYS: ”Man. City. I think they’ll beat Liverpool when they meet both times in the league – and that’ll make the difference!” JEZ SAYS: ”Yeah, I do think Man. City as well. Then Liverpool are obviously second for me.” THE PREM’S TOP FOUR! JEZ SAYS: ”I think Tottenham and Arsenal will make up the top four, with Spurs in third. I think Man. United and Chelsea have dropped off a bit this season, but it’s obviously still early days!” BILLY SAYS: ”I don’t know… I want Spurs to be there, but I’m worried. I feel like alarm bells are ringing for me, because there’s something not quite right at the club. Now the Christian Eriksen transfer saga’s settled, I still think we’ll get third, with Chelsea in fourth!” GOLDEN BOOT WINNER! JEZ SAYS: ”Oh,…

2 min.
say what?

WATFORD’S HORROR HEATMAP! This bonkers heatmap shows where Gerard Deulofeu took the most touches in Watford’s recent thrashing by Man. City in the PL – the centre circle was red-hot because he had to take seven kick-offs! Poor guy... SUPERMAN SAVE! Egyptian goalkeeer Mahmoud Gad found his inner Superman during a recent match – he flew through the air at full speed to produce this stunning save… but his side still went on to lose the game 4-0. D’oh! MADRID’S SPORT SWITCH! Real Madrid fans haven’t had that much to celebrate recently, so the club’s planning a tennis match at the Bernabeu to cheer them up! They want to host a game between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and make it the most-watched tennis game ever! THIRSTY TRIPPS! Kieran Trippier got so thirsty during a recent league…

2 min.
dynamite de bruyne!

HOW HE WON IT! We picked out the Premier League’s four best players from September, and asked our fans on social media to vote for the best! De Bruyne just beat Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in one of our closest votes ever! MEGA MOMENTS! Here’s why De Bruyne was chosen as MATCH’s monthly winner! GOAL OF THE MONTH! There was no way Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio was gonna stop FIKAYO TOMORI’s epic long-range worldy last month – and no chance any of the other Goal Of The Month contenders were gonna stop the Chelsea CB from taking September’s prize! His first goal for Chelsea was one he’ll never forget! DID YOU KNOW? De Bruyne came second in MATCH’s August POTM vote, too! SLUGGISH START! NORWICH 3-2 MAN. CITY SEPTEMBER 14 This match basically summed up De Bruyne’s importance to his team –…