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Ben Chilwell is repaying Claude Puel's faith from last season
09:00 Friday 23rd November 2018

Under Gareth Southgate's management, a plethora of young English talent is breaking into the national team. Among the latest is Ben Chilwell. The left-back was drafted into the England squad in September to cover for injuries to regular…

Opinion
Knight of the Twitter Realm
15:00 Tuesday 13th November 2018

Like a gas leak in contact with a naked flame, Twitter and Leon Knight is a volatile combination that will always cause damage. Over the years the journeyman striker has courted controversy and invited criticism for his ill-advised, prejudiced…

Premier League
How a flower became a political football
09:00 Saturday 10th November 2018

There's an old saying that football and politics should never mix. FIFA take it so seriously that when they perceive political involvement in football they will suspend the national association. For the most part, the two are kept apart…

Premier League
The art of Premier League football imitating life... or not
17:00 Friday 9th November 2018

People say football is a microcosm of life. A mirror image, if you will. The game's machinations do parody society, albeit not always in the same manner. Sometimes the mirror reflects a negative image, like the photo process wherein light…

Premier League
Are West Ham missing that extra firepower without Andriy Yarmolenko?
17:00 Thursday 8th November 2018

After signing with West Ham United, Andriy Yarmolenko had made a positive start to life in London. His two goals in nine games may not sound great, but for an introductory Premier League season he had just started to put his foot on the gas.…

Premier League
5 possible Premier League destinations for Danny Drinkwater
12:00 Thursday 8th November 2018

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been at the club for 14 months, but it looks like his time at Stamford Bridge may be coming to an end. The 28-year-old failed to make a competitive appearance under new boss Mauricio Sarri, with the Italian…

Premier League
Courteous captaincy for Cahill
09:00 Thursday 8th November 2018

Club captain. Pitch captain. The role is less defined than it used to be with the advent of captains completely excluded from the matchday squad. it reduces their importance. Gary Cahill is the Chelsea captain, despite being a cameo performer.…

Premier League
Will Danny Welbeck stick or twist at Arsenal?
08:00 Thursday 8th November 2018

Danny Welbeck will soon have a difficult decision to make. The England international must decide whether to stick it out at Arsenal or consider moving away next summer. Not only out of contract at the season's end, but he is also currently…

Premier League
Is Jamaal Lascelles' new contract a sign of loyalty or an ill-judged PR stunt by Newcastle?
17:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

In a football world dominated by avaricious agents, short-term strategies and farcical fees - loyalty is a precious commodity. So, what a refreshing sight for Newcastle United supporters to see their captain Jamaal Lascelles buck the trend…

Championship
What happened to Henri Lansbury at Aston Villa?
15:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

Midfielder Henri Lansbury was left out of Aston Villa's matchday squad for Friday’s 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers. He sat out a Championship game for the 11th time this season. Yet to rack up a single minute in the division,…

Premier League
Is Southampton destined for relegation under Mark Hughes?
12:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

When club chairman Ralph Krueger described Mark Hughes as the “perfect fit” for Southampton in May, he didn't envisage a repeat of the club's struggles under Mauricio Pellegrino. That is exactly where the club finds itself.…

Premier League
Three defenders Manchester United should consider signing
09:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

Manchester United are all over the place defensively. No longer is Old Trafford the fortress it was last season. A lot has changed since David De Gea won his first Golden Glove. The Red Devils often put up some excellent defensive displays due…

Premier League
Alvaro Morata must continue to support as Chelsea target title
08:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

Just over a week or so ago, I wrote that Eden Hazard requires week-in-week-out support if Chelsea is to win the Premier League title. Well, it looks as though a certain Spaniard was listening in... In the season's early-going, Alvaro Morata…

Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur stretching beyond zenith this season
15:00 Tuesday 6th November 2018

It has not been a bad start to the season for Tottenham Hotspur. After 11 Premier League games, Spurs sit in fifth place, five points off leaders Manchester City. Considering their rocky patch in September, things could be worse.  …

Premier League
Why Roberto Firmino is not irreplaceable at Liverpool
09:00 Tuesday 6th November 2018

Ask Liverpool fans whom they'd most loathe losing. Roberto Firmino probably tops the list. Despite Mohamed Salah's scoring exploits and Sadio Mane's continued excellence, the Brazilian is key to the Reds' attack. Signed…

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