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England National Team
Kane injury can open England door for Grealish
12:01 Friday 17th January 2020

In the aftermath of Harry Kane’s hamstring surgery, opinion divided regarding the ramifications his extended absence would inflict on Tottenham Hotspur. Was it a disaster or a catastrophe? Short on alternative striking options…

Premier League
Danny Drinkwater: What were Villa thinking?
19:00 Tuesday 14th January 2020

If Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was ever concerned about Danny Drinkwater, he found a solution to his problem in short order. The former Leicester man, unwanted at Stamford Bridge, played his last three matches against City, each for…

Transfers
What next for Olivier Giroud?
20:40 Thursday 9th January 2020

Olivier Giroud was never really considered the most popular striker in London during his eight-year spell in the English capital. The Frenchman somehow managed to stay away from controversy and fanfare for nearly a decade plying his trade in…

Premier League
Is Carlo Ancelotti looking for a deep-lying midfield playmaker?
09:01 Wednesday 8th January 2020

James Milner, who went off in the tenth minute, was the closest thing to a member of Jurgen Klopp’s preferred XI to start the FA Cup Third Round Merseyside Derby at Anfield on Sunday. Everton still lost to Liverpool’s youngsters.…

Transfers
Why Michy Batshuayi must leave Chelsea
08:01 Sunday 5th January 2020

It seems like an age since Michy Batshuayi scored the goal that secured the Premier League title for Chelsea in 2017. How much has changed? Antonio Conte gave way to Maurizio Sarri who departed for Juventus, leaving the clubhouse door open for…

Premier League
Does Chelsea need a creative playmaker in January?
17:01 Friday 3rd January 2020

As Frank Lampard must’ve discovered, there are upsides and downsides to opting for a youthful front-line. Tammy Abraham’s coming-of-age stands a shining example of his managerial strengths. But Chelsea’s attacking…

Premier League
Manchester United: Too many baby faces, too few assassins?
08:00 Wednesday 4th December 2019

As I write this, there’s an elephant in the room. Mauricio Pochettino is on the market. Impatient Manchester United fans raise their hands on social media, squealing, “Ooh! ooh!” like the teacher’s pet in fourth form.…

Premier League
Should Manchester United try to beat Mourinho to Bruno Fernandes?
09:01 Thursday 28th November 2019

As a US resident, it is my civic duty to consume mass amounts of turkey today. If you are not a US resident and are therefore missing out, that just means more for me. Another thing for which to be grateful. Happy Thanksgiving. Before the tryptophan…

Championship
Ollie Watkins: Brentford’s Next Big Sale?
14:31 Saturday 23rd November 2019

Brentford’s indifferent start to the season simply doesn't do justice to Ollie Watkin’s own heroics. Converted from wide playmaker to central striker by Thomas Frank, Watkins already boasts ten goals in sixteen matches…

Premier League
The evolution of Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz
17:00 Thursday 21st November 2019

‘You’ve got a really good lad there’. High praise from perfectionist Pep Guardiola, as he told Aston Villa manager Dean Smith about a player he reluctantly had to let slip through his fingers at Manchester City to…

Premier League
Do Norwich, Watford meet with their relegation fates already decided?
12:01 Friday 8th November 2019

Every manager sets his own program and charts goals for his club. Fans have their expectations as well. In that context, international windows serve as mile markers for a team’s progress. Results in matches leading into a break can take…

Premier League
Why John McGinn's first Premier League term with Aston Villa should be his last
17:00 Wednesday 30th October 2019

Aston Villa stunned the Championship last term, powering their way to the most unlikeliest of promotions. The Midlands outfit wasn't about to rest on their laurels, either. Dean Smith and John Terry would go big in the transfer market,…

Premier League
Tyrone Mings continues to improve, earns deserved first England call-up
19:01 Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Tyrone Mings certainly hasn't had an easy ride. After spending his youth career at Southampton and Bristol Rovers, the then-teenager would move away due to a lack of opportunities, playing for non-league pair Yate Town and Chippenham Town…

Championship
Albert Adomah turning things around at Nottingham Forest
19:00 Monday 2nd September 2019

Albert Adomah ended his three-year association with Aston Villa this summer, after his worst season to date. The 31-year-old went 11 months without scoring in the Championship and netted only four goals in 39 games in 2018/19. Despite his demise…

Premier League
Will Tammy Abraham emerge as Chelsea’s main striker?
19:00 Wednesday 28th August 2019

In July, Frank Lampard returned to Chelsea after five years away. The Englishman, whose managerial reputation enhanced in his debut season at Derby County, walked into a difficult situation in which the Blues’ squad required a rebuild…