This week it was revealed that Premier League clubs are bringing fewer players through their academies to the first team than in any of Europe’s other major leagues. There are many reasons for this, but one begins at birth. A baby born at the start of the school year in the UK has a head start in life, sometimes literally. They will be older, bigger and more mature than many of their school year peers. That helps them academically and also, since most age-group cut-off dates follow the school year, in sport.
Arsenal and Liverpool to be shown three times during the month
The likes of Harry Kane are becoming an increasing rarity
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'There are managers in the lower divisions, when are they going to get a chance?'
The next eight days could seal Jose Mourinho's fate
West Ham also charged for failing to control players
Mourinho was dismissed at half-time and was made to watch the match from the directors' box - where a certain West Ham supporter was also in attendance
Blues had several incidents go against them
Yohan Cabaye outplayed by cuninng Foxes
Andy Carroll for England?
A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium
A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at the King Power Stadium
A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at the Britannia Stadium
A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at Carrow Road