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Premier League
3 positions Chelsea must improve next season
09:00 Monday 20th January 2020

Barring last season's Europa League victory over London rivals Arsenal, Chelsea had little reason to be excited over the past two campaigns. Even the triumph in Baku was tampered by the spectre of a transfer ban and the manager and talisman…

European Football
Transfer Analysis: Benfica's latest addition, Julian Weigl
08:01 Wednesday 8th January 2020

Benfica made their first move in the winter transfer window, securing Julian Weigl's services from Borussia Dortmund for a reported £17 million. The fee is the club's joint-highest expenditure, matching that paid for Real Madrid's…

Bundesliga
Why Borussia Dortmund is perfect for Erling Haaland
09:01 Thursday 2nd January 2020

Young players who rise overnight and earn major transfers shouldn't shock football fans anymore. Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt and Joao Felix all switched clubs for sizeable fees in the past few years.…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Six games amazing
08:00 Thursday 26th December 2019

On the sixth day of football, UEFA gave to me Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's…

Premier League
Should Liverpool break the bank for Jadon Sancho?
12:00 Saturday 7th December 2019

Jadon Sancho is clearly a young man unafraid to make a big decision. In 2017, at 17, he turned down a lucrative first professional contract with Manchester City, opting instead to join the vanguard of young English talent plying their…

Premier League
Has Christian Pulisic turned Chelsea situation around?
12:01 Monday 11th November 2019

In a summer when they lost their best player o Real Madrid, Chelsea took a heavy blow when FIFA upheld their transfer ban. Nevertheless, the Blues remain grateful they had earlier completed a deal for former Borussia Dortmund superstar, Christian…

Bundesliga
Alcacer out; Dortmund lack Plan B
09:01 Tuesday 29th October 2019

Ever since Lucien Favre took over, Borussia Dortmund have earned the reputation for playing enthralling attacking football and more importantly, scoring goals. Sure, their defensive work might be sub-par, but finishing off beautifully scripted…

France
Journeyman striker Andy Delort finally on track?
12:00 Thursday 22nd August 2019

Not many footballers turn down a move to one of Europe’s top clubs when they are 17, but that’s what Andy Delort did. As an ambitious and impressionable teenager, the French-Algerian was linked with the likes of Bordeaux and Borussia…

Bundesliga
2019/20 Bundesliga preview
17:05 Friday 16th August 2019

Imagine playing a word association game in which the object is to match a novel title with the country it best describes. Germany would probably get Sense and Sensibility. As stereotypes go, however, pragmatism and discipline aren’t bad…

Bundesliga
What does Mats Hummels’ homecoming prove about Dortmund and Bayern?
15:00 Tuesday 25th June 2019

This past Wednesday, it was announced Mats Hummels will return to Borussia Dortmund. The central defender leaves Bayern Munich after a three-year spell, for a £34 million fee. Looking ahead to next season, this transfer is certain to…

Championship
Is Norwich the second coming of Huddersfield?
15:00 Monday 29th April 2019

Norwich City sealed a return back to the Premier League after a three-year absence, and if you say that you expected it at the start of the season then you’re a liar. If the pre-season predictions were to be believed, the Canaries were…

Premier League
Kyle Walker, Liverpool and the Premier League's dying sense of humour
17:00 Tuesday 5th February 2019

In the long list of title race mistakes, Kyle Walker’s tweet is unlikely to win any awards. Compared to Kevin Keegan’s raving or Rafa Benitez’s 'facts' it wasn’t even very entertaining. Manchester City fans lapped…

Spain
How patient can Barcelona be with their £103.5 million investment?
12:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Ousmane Dembele suffers following his big-money switch to Barcelona. The £103.5 million transfer fee, the world's third-most expensive signing, was either going to hinder his progress or afford him a larger platform from which…

Bundesliga
Loss to Borussia Dortmund exposes chemistry issues for Bayern Munich
08:00 Tuesday 13th November 2018

A particularly good weekend for derbies capped off with the affair in Manchester. Understandably, a contest between two clubs that have spent nearly a billion pounds sterling combined for their current managers [Manchester City/Pep Guardiola/£541.9,…

Bundesliga
Can Paco Alcacer find forever home at Borussia Dortmund?
15:00 Wednesday 10th October 2018

Paco Alcacer completed a loan move from Barcelona to Borussia Dortmund late in the summer transfer window. At the time many had doubts. Why did Die Schwarzgelben want a player who had struggled during his time at Camp Nou? At present, though,…