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Italy
2019-20 Napoli Serie A preview
19:00 Wednesday 21st August 2019

Carlo Ancelotti’s first-season trophy streak might’ve ended with Napoli, but the Don remains intent on conquering Italy again. Gli Azzurri finished behind the ever-dominant Juventus for the past few seasons, but have…

Italy
2019/20 AS Roma Serie A preview
17:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

Juventus seek a ninth successive Scudetto in 2019/20 and are favourites to do so. Happily, though, Serie A isn’t all about who wins the title. For honours, there are also the Coppa d'Italia and the battle for Champions and…

Premier League
Manchester United to shift attentions further up the field next summer?
12:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

For Manchester United, spending big in the summer transfer window was vital. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was given a squad with gaping holes practically all over the park. It was always going to be a tough ask to solve all those issues in one window.…

Premier League
Chelsea, Manchester United youth face steep learning curve
09:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

We’ve all seen the nature documentary or Youtube clip where the cute little bear cubs come across a skunk. Unafraid, they run up to play with it, learning a hard lesson while Pepe le Pew strolls off with his tail proudly in the air. If…

Germany
Why do El Clasico stars fall on Bayern?
08:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

El Clasico is the most-watched domestic game in the world. That's just one reason players are willing to abandon their clubs to feature for either La Liga giant, Barcelona or Real Madrid.   Many who think a move to a…

Italy
2019/20 Atlalanta Serie A preview
19:00 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Last season marked the first time, in over a century of existence, that Atalanta reached the Champions League. The poor man's Nerazzurri finished third – behind Juventus and Napoli, ahead of affluent Lombardy neighbours AC Milan…

Premier League
Will central defence cost Manchester City the title?
17:00 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Back-to-back Premier League champions, Manchester City secured the title by 19 points in 2017/18 and a narrow one point last season. Pep Guardiola’s team is predominantly built on a free-flowing, devastating attack yet defensive competence…

France
Can Jardim, Monaco climb the Ligue 1 mountain again?
12:00 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Monaco's recent history is what every prospective owner wants from a football club and everything they dread. Les Monagasques' past three campaigns under the stewardship of Dmitry Rybolovlev can be summed up as follows: Developed a…

Premier League
Lucas Moura becoming Tottenham's Mr. Reliable
09:01 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Touted as the next big thing for Brazil several years ago, Lucas Moura hasn't quite realised his potential as far as the Selecao are concerned. That's not due to a lack of ability. The forward has it in abundance. After excelling…

Spain
Barcelona's midfield dilemma
08:00 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Most Barcelona supporters can't believe Ernesto Valverde is in his third year at the Camp Nou. Even though he's delivered two La Liga titles a Copa Del Rey trophy and a Spanish Supercup, his struggles in the Champions League…

Premier League
Raul Sanllehi: The genius behind Arsenal summer signings
19:01 Monday 19th August 2019

Arsenal's failure to finish in the Premier League's top four last season had many questioning the team's credentials. Things were crumbling after a humiliating 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in May's Europe League final. The start of…

Premier League
Manchester United midfielder Fred should look to follow Victor Lindelof's lead
17:01 Monday 19th August 2019

Football fans are a fickle bunch. Up and down the country, supporters change their opinions almost on a week-by-week basis. Just look at Manchester United fans' treatment of Paul Pogba. The mercurial Frenchman was the best thing since sliced…

France
Can Di Maria replace Neymar at PSG?
12:02 Monday 19th August 2019

The world rose to its feet when Paris Saint Germain made Neymar the most expensive footballer in 2017. Paying €222 million for his signature more than doubled the previous world-record transfer. The Parisians had high hopes for…

France
Does PSG's quiet transfer window work for Thomas Tuchel?
09:00 Monday 19th August 2019

It's been a quiet summer in Paris. Too quiet if you're a PSG supporter. Unlike the last few seasons, Paris Saint-Germain haven't splashed hundreds of millions of euros around. They’ve actually been rather sensible,…

Germany
How far can Marco Rose take Borussia Monchengladbach?
08:02 Monday 19th August 2019

Borussia Monchengladbach is an ambitious team with a long memory. They need the latter. All five of their Bundesliga titles came between 1970-79. Die Borussen might have done even more had Franz Beckenbauer and Bayern Munich not interrupted…