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Spain
Are Atletico Madrid suffering from creative issues?
12:00 Thursday 26th September 2019

Unlike most prominent European sides, Atletico Madrid thrives from a working-class DNA. While La Liga rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid dominate teams by employing a relentless attacking scheme, Los Rojiblancos flourish when under an onslaught…

Spain
Equal time: Atletico Madrid better off with Rodrigo Moreno
21:15 Sunday 18th August 2019

Atletico Madrid have had a busy transfer window. With 10 first-team players leaving and another nine coming in to replace them, it has been a summer of upheaval in eastern Madrid. The big-name departure was Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman…

Premier League
Olivier Giroud in fantasy land
12:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

It just keeps getting better for Olivier Giroud. After becoming a World Cup winner with France despite failing to score a goal in Russia last summer, the former Arsenal striker proved he hasn't lost his scoring touch in the Europa League.…

Spain
3 replacements for Antoine Griezmann at Atletico Madrid
15:00 Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Antoine Griezmann finally did it. He allowed his hunger for silverware to cloud his loyalty to Atletico Madrid. The Netflix documentary feels silly now, doesn’t it? Rojiblancos faithful channelled their emotions following the new 'Decision'. Massive…

Premier League
Why Chelsea must look beyond Morata, Giroud and Higuain
09:00 Sunday 28th April 2019

That the days of Didier Drogba running the show in the Chelsea attack and scoring goals for fun are gone is the stark reality at Stamford Bridge. But the show must continue. Chelsea hit gold with Diego Costa in 2014 and the Brazil-born…

Premier League
Why Chelsea must beg Alvaro Morata to return
08:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Chelsea must go cap in hand and try to persuade Alvaro Morata to return to Stamford Bridge. That, of course, depends on whether the Blues are serious on returning to contending for the Premier League title rather than grappling for a top-four…

Spain
Luis Enrique still trying to rediscover Spain
09:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019

La Roja are still in transition mode. If not the FIFA World Cup disaster, then Luis Enrique’s team selection for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers served as proof. The selection announcement itself was a peculiar one he’s made a…

Opinion
Does Angel Di Maria deserve abuse from Manchester United fans?
12:00 Friday 15th February 2019

The intensity of the boos and jeers from a section of Manchester United fans towards the returning Angel Di Maria was almost at par with the Argentine’s performance for Paris Saint-Germain. The former Real Madrid winger was in superlative…

Spain
Can Morata find consistency at the Wanda Metropolitano?
09:00 Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Lemony Snicket aside, Alvaro Morata’s Chelsea career can be defined as a series of unfortunate events. After moving to London, things have gone horribly astray for the Spaniard. After missing too many sitters in crucial moments,…

Premier League
How the false nine solves Chelsea's scoring problems
09:00 Saturday 22nd December 2018

Chelsea impressed English football this term with crisp passing and front-foot football. For all that, the Blues haven’t wowed anyone in terms of scoring. Except for their early-season shootout with Arsenal, Chelsea…

European Football
Shocking how Diego Costa is now worse than Alvaro Morata?
15:00 Friday 16th November 2018

Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata have both enjoyed their fair share of troubles at Stamford Bridge in recent times. The Spaniard is the man who most Chelsea fans will choose in a heartbeat, though. Across three seasons stuffed with controversy,…

Premier League
Alvaro Morata must continue to support as Chelsea target title
08:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

Just over a week or so ago, I wrote that Eden Hazard requires week-in-week-out support if Chelsea is to win the Premier League title. Well, it looks as though a certain Spaniard was listening in... In the season's early-going, Alvaro Morata…

Premier League
Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea squad forging a mutually beneficial arrangement
12:00 Sunday 4th November 2018

Maurizio Sarri is a changed man at Chelsea. He’s not only given up a ridiculous chain-smoking addiction but also developed a special admiration for the club. Sarri’s incredible start shows he’s aiming for a lengthy stay in…

Premier League
Are Alvaro Morata, Olivier Giroud suffering from lack of service at Chelsea?
09:00 Thursday 25th October 2018

Chelsea has two strikers who cost a combined £88 million. Their names: Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud. The pair has totalled 16 Premier League games this season. They've registered a miserly two goals between them. In fact, the…

Premier League
Chelsea or Liverpool: Who is Manchester City's biggest threat?
12:00 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Manchester City brushed aside every opponent last season, as a Pep Guardiola masterclass took England by storm. When a club loses just two games in a whole league campaign, wins the league with a record-breaking 100 points, it has to be acknowledged…