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Premier League
What does Callum Hudson-Odoi's return mean for Chelsea?
09:00 Saturday 24th August 2019

Interesting pictures from Chelsea’s last training session depicts Frank Lampard knocking it around with his players. Teenager George McEachran even received a strong tackle from his gaffer. But that wasn’t the cutest sight to behold…

Premier League
Can Teemu Pukki fire Norwich City to safety this season?
08:01 Saturday 24th August 2019

Before the season kicked off, many had typically written off the newly promoted teams (Aston Villa aside who have spent big bucks). Perhaps it was rather naive to not give Norwich City any hope whatsoever. After all, they did win the Championship…

Premier League
The Ballad of Paul and Marcus
08:00 Friday 23rd August 2019

If the Beatles were a football club who would take the penalties? Would it be just one band member? Each of the Fab Four wrote hit singles for the group, including Ringo Starr. In my mind’s eye, I see Ringo more as a goalkeeper, backstopping…

Premier League
Martial, Rashford exemplify Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United
09:02 Thursday 22nd August 2019

When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager, an initially ferocious attacking unit began to fizzle out towards the season's end. Over the summer, the Baby Faced Assassin has modified that system,…

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…

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…

Premier League
Lampard following Sarri's tactics with N'Golo Kante
09:02 Sunday 18th August 2019

Any comparison between Maurizio Sarri and Frank Lampard is ridiculous. Both came to Chelsea with questions about their readiness to take on a top-six Premier League side but one had far more on his CV to justify the opportunity. The Italian…

Championship
What can Eddie Nketiah bring to Leeds United?
14:01 Saturday 17th August 2019

Arsenal player goes on loan. The player comes back. Goes back on loan. The player comes back again. Arsene Wenger sells them. The Frenchman's era was typical of that process. When a loan had been agreed it was rare that Wenger actually…

Premier League
How high can Brighton's Seagulls fly?
12:01 Saturday 17th August 2019

In the 2018/19 campaign, Brighton & Hove Albion narrowly avoided relegation. It's fair to say the South Coast side went backwards during their second season back in the top flight. Hence why I felt the decision to sack Chris Hughton…

Italy
Lukaku's Power Man not a good partner for Conte's Iron Fist
09:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

If you were to put Antonio Conte’s career on trial, his character witnesses would include Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson. The venerable Manchester United manager wasn’t afraid to rid himself of a player to whom he took a disliking,…

France
Has Everton lost a gem in Henry Onyekuru?
08:00 Thursday 15th August 2019

From small beginnings for Eupen in the Belgian top-flight, Henry Onyekuru has caught the attention of Europe's top clubs. When a young player, a teenager for that matter, nets 28 times in 57 appearances, it shows potential to really…

Premier League
Why does Aaron Wan-Bissaka continue to go under the radar?
19:00 Wednesday 14th August 2019

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the new Manchester United first-choice right-back. I say it without hesitation, he's the best player the Red Devils have had in that position since Gary Neville. The 44-year-old retired eight years ago... Antonio Valencia…

Premier League
Who are the Premier League transfer window moneymakers?
08:00 Wednesday 14th August 2019

The transfer window is intended to sign players who can improve a club. To use it for any other purpose invites derision. Fans will tell you a club that doesn't spend is either too small or lacks ambition. Developing and selling on…

League Two
How far can the Class of 92 take Salford City?
19:00 Tuesday 13th August 2019

It can be argued that tonight's game against Leeds United is the biggest in Salford City's 79-year history. Since the famed Class of 92 takeover in March 2014, The Ammies have gone from strength-to-strength. After four promotions in…