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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…

Italy
Is Lautaro Martinez Antonio Conte's Inter Michy Batshuayi?
17:01 Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Lionel Messi. Sergio Aguero.Paulo Dybala. Angel di Maria. All were pegged to be Argentina's heroes at the ongoing Copa America. Lautaro Martinez was an afterthought. Say hello to the afterthought. Having netted twice, including one against…

Afcon
Can Keita Balde cash in at the AFCON?
15:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

Footballers are a bit like Joseph from the Bible. The odds of realising their dream might be long but they persevere despite the obstacles in their path. As well, most wear shirts of many colours along the way. Keita Balde kitted up for four…

Transfers
Chasing Chiesa: Can Fiorentina keep their young Gareth Bale?
09:00 Thursday 20th June 2019

Fiorentina had a difficult time in the Serie A last season. The club struggled to maintain the form that has seen the Italian side consistently play in European competition in recent times. In fact, it was so bad that Fiorentina…

Italy
How will Inter Milan spend their summer?
09:02 Wednesday 19th June 2019

Change is imminent at Inter Milan. Things didn’t go according to plan when they barely scraped through UEFA Champions League qualification this term. That being said, with the experienced Antonio Conte now at the wheel, the Nerazzurri…

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…

Italy
Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi confronted with pivotal transfer window
17:00 Thursday 13th June 2019

Mauro Icardi has transformed into a world-renowned striker during the past five years. Despite that, or in part due to, the 26-year-old’s time donning Internationale’s jersey seems certain to end this summer. Such a revelation demands…

Italy
Is Milan poised to supplant Turin as Serie A's capital city?
12:00 Tuesday 4th June 2019

Status quo is a Latin term that descendants of the Roman Empire appear to have forgotten. In Italian football, the faces and places change all the time. Managers regularly switch clubs. The final round in a Serie A campaign is a starter's…

Premier League
Can Liverpool keep Divock Origi?
08:00 Monday 3rd June 2019

Divock Origi wrote his name in Liverpool football folklore with a sweet strike that settled the contest in the Champions League final on Saturday night. Although Mohamed Salah gave the Merseysiders the lead from the penalty spot in the second…

Italy
Can Luciano Spalletti open Juventus to Champions League possibilities?
09:00 Saturday 25th May 2019

Serie A bears a striking resemblance to playground football. Bear with me. I’m not disparaging Lega Calcio’s quality at all. Nor am I taking a dig at all the ugly name calling and crude mimicry that rains down from the stands although…

Premier League
Why is Chelsea failing the eye test?
09:00 Friday 24th May 2019

Last year, West Ham chief scout Tony Henry lost his job for categorising African players as “troublemakers”. He admitted the club avoided signing them after a bad experience or two.  Once Henry was sacked, the furore subsided…

Opinion
Why Max Allegri should top every managerial shortlist
15:00 Monday 20th May 2019

Massimiliano Allegri is a careful man. Everything that he does is meticulously planned, pored over and executed with a precision that precludes spontaneity. Thorough planning and attention to detail is a trait common among Italian managers.…

Italy
Is Antonio Conte the right man to take Roma forward?
09:00 Friday 10th May 2019

The rumours and speculations were finally laid to rest when Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked by Roma in March. The former Sassuolo manager moved to the capital city club in 2017 after excelling with the Black and Greens whom he led to a sixth-place…

Spain
Diego Costa red cards Atletico's title hopes
08:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

Playing a crucial role in winning two Premier League titles in three years usually places a squad member in high regard. Diego Costa is the exception to the rule. He left Chelsea prematurely in 2017, three years into his five-year deal…

Premier League
Can Michy Batshuayi solve Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea woes?
12:00 Friday 29th March 2019

Maurizio Sarri sent Michy Batshuayi on loan shortly after taking the Chelsea reins this past summer. When players score the crucial goal that delivers a league title, repeated loans aren't the path they expect their career to take.…