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MATCH! 13 April 2021

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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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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
51 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
premier league poty!

RUBEN DIAS MAN. CITY Name a better signing this season than Ruben Dias… we’ll wait! Pep Guardiola has spent over £400m on defenders since taking over, but none have had such an immediate impact as the ex-Benfica baller. He’s shown quality and real leadership! POTY CHANCES: 8/10 JACK GREALISH ASTON VILLA Aston Villa’s win percentage with Jack Grealish in their side this season is 50%, but the club’s win percentage without him is just 20%! That says it all about how important their skipper is for the side, with Ollie Watkins also struggling big time without his mate! POTY CHANCES: 7/10 KEVIN DE BRUYNE MAN. CITY If it wasn’t for his injury at the start of the year, Kevin De Bruyne would be on way more assists right now! The reigning POTY winner is still the only City start or…

2 min.
mls 2021!

THE SEASON THE CHAMPIONS Columbus Crew finished third in last year’s Eastern Conference, but dug deep in the play-offs to win their first MLS Cup since 2008! Club-record signing Lucas Zelarayan scored two and got an assist in the 3-0 win v reigning champions Seattle Sounders in the final and was named the MLS’ Newcomer Of The Year for 2020. Awesome! THE CHALLENGERS Philadelphia Union actually finished top of the Eastern Conference, above Columbus Crew, and were winners of the Supporters’ Shield – awarded to the team from both leagues to amass the most points-per-game! They’ll want to make amends, while The Sounders, Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City are ones to watch in the Western Conference! THE MEGASTARS Los Angeles’ Uruguay U23 international Diego Rossi finished top of the 2020 scoring charts with 14 net-busters…

2 min.
blues on the brink!

THEIR FORM! Chelsea Women have got to be one of the most in-form and confident clubs on the planet right now! They’ve won 19 of their last 21 matches in all competitions and have only lost once since October 2020! They also smashed last season’s Champions League runners-up Wolfsburg 5-1 on aggregate – the same score the Germans beat The Blues by in the2017-18 season. Revenge is sweet! THEIR STARS! This Chelsea team is packed with world-class talent all over the pitch! Forwards Sam Kerr and Pernille Harder showed their lethal touch by scoring in both legs of the win over Wolfsburg, while England baller Fran Kirbyhasbeendirectlyinvolvedin12 goals in her last five matches in all competitions! Ex-Bayern Munich baller Melanie Leupolz will have the inside knowledge on her old team too! THEIR DRAW! When you…

1 min.
3 reasons why… southampton can make the final!

1. WELCOME DISTRACTION! The Saints have been able to put their Premier League troubles to one side to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup for just the second time in the last 18 years! They were knocked out at this stage of the competition by Chelsea in 2017-18, so they’ll be hoping to go one step further this time round! 2. HISTORY AWAITS! Ralph Hasenhuttl has made no secret of the club’s ambitions to go far in the competition this season, and The Saints have already knocked out Arsenal and Wolves on their way to the semis! If they end up lifting the trophy, Hasenhuttl will become the second manager to win the FA Cup with The Saints! 3. DEFENSIVE BEASTS! One of the main reasons why The Saints will fancy their chances of…

1 min.
3 reasons why… leicester can make the final!

1. FEARLESS FOXES! Not many teams have outplayed Man. United this season, but that’s exactly what The Foxes did in the quarter-finals a few weeks ago! It was a timely reminder that when Leicester are at their best, they’re capable of beating anybody. Brendan Rodgers has done a fantastic job over the last few years at the King Power Stadium, and he’d love to top it off by guiding his side to a trophy! 2. FAVOURABLE DRAW! The Foxes were drawn v Southampton during half-time of their quarter-final clash against Man. United, which would’ve been a huge motivational boost for them! Even though it won’t be an easy game, Brendan Rodgers will be delighted that his side got to avoid high-flyers Man. City and Chelsea! 3. IN-FORM IHEANACHO! One player who ll’be looking forward to…

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3 reasons why… chelsea can make the final!

1. TERRIFIC TUCHEL! It’s fair to say that boss Thomas Tuchel has had an incredible impact at Stamford Bridge since replacing Frank Lampard! The Blues have one of the strongest defensive records in the Premier League since the turn of the year, so they’ll be confident that they can get through their tough semi-final clash against Man. City by remaining solid at the back! 2. CUP EXPERTS! Not many teams have more experience of reaching the semi-finals of the FA Cup than Chelsea, as they’ve now managed to do so 25 times! The Blues have fond memories of this competition, but one they’ll want to forget is losing in last year’s final to Arsenal. This is their moment to make up for that! 3. FOND MEMORIES! Even though The Blues would’ve wanted to avoid drawing…