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Premier League
Could Willian leave Chelsea for London rivals Arsenal?
19:01 Tuesday 10th March 2020

As Frank Lampard carries out a rebuilding job at Chelsea, many players have been the subject of transfer speculation. Olivier Giroud's name is cropping up in the news pretty frequently, but the likes of Marcos Alonso, Willy Caballero,…

Transfers
Will new acquisition Yan Couto fulfil potential at Manchester City?
17:00 Wednesday 4th March 2020

Manchester City announced the acquisition of young Brazilian full-back Yan Couto, as the team prepared to take on Aston Villa in the League Cup last Sunday. The highly-rated 17-year-old, who has been compared to Dani Alves, is expected to be…

Transfers
Why is Keisuke Honda at Botafogo?
12:01 Friday 7th February 2020

A few competitions develop reputations as retirement leagues by signing famous stars playing out the string. The Campeonato Brasileiro doesn't deserve the tag. Yes, Selecao legends Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo all returned to Samba Nation…

Spain
Is Casemiro back on track at Real Madrid?
08:01 Monday 27th January 2020

During Real Madrid’s struggles in the post-Zidane era, Casemiro experienced a shocking drop in form. He evolved from a scrawny kid to a formidable man under the Frenchman, but his side's transitional period hit the Brazilian…

Spain
Diego Costa proves you can't go home
17:01 Monday 13th January 2020

Diego Costa fought hard to return to Atletico Madrid. When he won that battle in January 2018, most expected the Spaniard would regain his best form. It hasn't happened. Costa courted controversy during his brilliant spell in England as…

Premier League
Is Gabriel Jesus ready to take the baton from Sergio Aguero?
09:00 Sunday 15th December 2019

A loyal friend who sticks with you through thick and thin is one of the sweetest things in life. Sergio Aguero has been that for Manchester City ever since his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011. Still carrying the burden of City's attack…

Spain
What has gone wrong for Vinicius Junior at Real Madrid?
08:00 Thursday 5th December 2019

Vinicius Junior had the world at his feet before his European sojourn. Being Brazil's most-expensive teenage export after Neymar, he was tipped to follow the illustrious path of his superstar compatriot. A dip in form, managerial preferences…

Premier League
What does Fabinho injury mean for Liverpool?
19:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

Liverpool Football Club have been rampant to start the 2019/20 season, following on from their Champions League triumph in perfect fashion. Jurgen Klopp's men tasted Premier League defeat in the cruellest of ways last May. This term, they're out…

Premier League
Manchester United have themselves an Andreas Pereira problem
19:00 Monday 25th November 2019

Manchester United have been trending downwards since Sir Alex Ferguson decided to hang up the clipboard, that much is obvious. From David Moyes to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and everyone sandwiched in between, this club has been fighting a losing…

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…

America
Gabriel Barbosa leading Flamengo to success
09:00 Thursday 14th November 2019

Long is the list of South American and, in particular, Brazilian players who have conquered the world. In addition to winning fans in foreign lands, they remain adored at home and inspire coming generations. It's therefore understandable…

Football
How injuries could destroy Neymar’s fine career
17:00 Tuesday 15th October 2019

Think about this, Paris Saint-Germain pays taxes for Neymar before they pay him his weekly wages. Investopedia ranks the Brazilian as the third highest-paid football player in the world. But the Brazilian's career is beginning…

International
Can young Super Eagles find their wings against Brazil?
09:00 Sunday 13th October 2019

On 31st July 1996, a lanky 20-year-old Nigerian striker with a touch like pure silk announced himself to world football. It was a performance that sent shockwaves across the African conrtinent. The occasion was an Olympic Games semi-final…

Italy
Douglas Costa: Juventus' underappreciated creative spark
15:01 Tuesday 1st October 2019

The name Douglas Costa doesn't bring too many cheers from fans. Despite consistently top performances, the Juventus winger has continued to slip under the radar. This season, in a star-studded attack, the Brazilian has continued to…

International
Is Ramon Azeez ready to take flight with Super Eagles?
17:00 Sunday 29th September 2019

For most players, the opportunity to play for their national team is a dream come true. Others have enjoyed the privilege from their youth, playing in the age-grade competitions although graduating to the senior side is not a given. Few…