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Premier League
Why Sir Jim Ratcliffe would rather buy OGC Nice than Manchester United
12:01 Wednesday 10th July 2019

If you’re an average Tom, Dick or Harriet, you may play the lottery and fantasise about doing as you please when you win all that dosh. If you’re also a Manchester United fan, you probably think billionaires shouldn’t do whatever…

Transfers
Is Gonzalo Higuain finished at the highest level?
17:00 Saturday 6th July 2019

It’s been a bad past five days for Gonzalo Higuain. After reports suggested Chelsea doesn’t intend on making his loan deal permanent this summer, the striker returned to parent club Juventus only to realise he’s not needed…

Premier League
Can Tottenham challenge for the Premier League title next season?
17:01 Thursday 4th July 2019

Mauricio Pochettino is on a mission to transform Tottenham Hotspur. Managing a club which has become synonymous with near misses owing to not winning a trophy since the 2008 League Cup, the Argentine is determined to change the narrative.…

Premier League
3 youngsters who can thrive at Frank Lampard's Chelsea
08:00 Thursday 4th July 2019

Modern times call for modern solutions. With the Maurizio Sarri era a relatively short one even for the Blues, Chelsea are shifting gears. Roman Abramovich is exiting his Italian phase and isn't looking for a marquee manager. Perhaps the…

Premier League
Why Frank Lampard shouldn't take over as Chelsea manager this summer
08:01 Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Chelsea Football Club has always been synonymous with chopping and changing their managers like it's going out of fashion. Roman Abramovich has found a style of ownership that works for him and his beloved Blues. However, the Stamford Bridge…

Transfers
Will Genk move open bigger European doors for Stephen Odey?
12:00 Monday 1st July 2019

Football is filled with stories of players who rise from obscurity to fame in a relatively short period of time. Stephen Odey may not be vying for the Ballon d’Or but his ascent from the lower levels of Nigerian football to…

Premier League
How will Aston Villa spend their summer?
09:02 Friday 28th June 2019

Chelsea fans were feeling agony and joy in equal measure about a month ago. They were sad as club legend Frank Lampard was the manager of losing side Derby County in the Championship play-off final. They were happy…

Premier League
What to expect from Christian Pulisic at Chelsea
09:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

Chelsea had replacing Eden Hazard in mind when agreeing on a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic. The Blues avoided the summer transfer rush by getting their target in January then loaning him back to BvB until season’s…

Opinion
Why has pre-season become more annoying than enthralling?
17:00 Sunday 23rd June 2019

I hate pre-season. Many people will away the long summer weeks in a depressed slump.  They don’t know what to do with themselves. Their Saturdays become just another shapeless splodge on their week and Sunday nights…

Premier League
Is Arsenal being run like it should?
08:00 Thursday 20th June 2019

Top clubs sign top players. There are exceptions to that rule. Tottenham Hotspur didn't bring in anyone last summer, and Manchester United seem set to focus on young British talent at present. Another special case is Arsenal. The Gunners…

Premier League
Can the 2019/20 Premier League's English managers forge success?
12:00 Wednesday 19th June 2019

It’s been a while, but England is making a comeback in the Premier League. Perhaps the best European striker over the past four seasons, Harry Kane, is English. Raheem Sterling now ranks among the game's best wingers after his…

Premier League
Who can replace Hazard as the Premier League's shining star?
12:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

While rival Chelsea fans up and down the country will have celebrated Eden Hazard's move to Real Madrid, the Premier League itself let out a discernible groan. Another summer transfer window has started with a top Premier League star…

Premier League
Will Chelsea allow Frank Lampard to promote young talent?
08:30 Sunday 16th June 2019

Barcelona has La Masia. Manchester City has their Elite Development Squad. Ajax has its Youth Academy. None of these clubs has as many young players featuring on loan for other European clubs as Chelsea. Before the 2018/19 campaign finished,…

Italy
Can Maurizio Sarri take Juventus to the promised land?
08:30 Saturday 15th June 2019

The football world never ceases to amaze. How quickly things change. Ten months ago, Maurizio Sarri moved to Chelsea, signing a three-year contract. Curiosity abounded as to how he would fare at Stamford Bridge. He had never won a trophy…

Spain
Can Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic revive Real Madrid?
08:00 Friday 14th June 2019

This season turned out to be pure misery for Real Madrid. Having had an enjoyable recent history with four Champions League trophies, losing Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane meant the party was no more. Madrid's last 16 European elimination…