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Fa Cup
Can the FA Cup lead the way when football resumes?
17:00 Monday 16th March 2020

Europe faces little in the way of good news at this stage of the Covid-19 pandemic. Countries are shutting down, restricting travel, assembly, education and commerce. Football halted indefinitely in all but a few leagues, such as England’s…

Premier League
What does Barkley's uprise mean for Loftus-Cheek?
17:00 Friday 13th March 2020

Ruben Loftus-Cheek hasn’t had any luck with injuries. The most recent one ruled him out for almost a year. But the light is emerging at the end of the tunnel. He’s taking his time in making himself available for Frank Lampard…

Premier League
Not the best week for Premier League goalkeepers
08:01 Friday 13th March 2020

How many times have you heard it said goalkeepers are a breed apart? It isn’t a lie. The game's last line of defence exerts tremendous pressure. No one minds your back when you fluff your lines. The ball nestles in the back of the…

Premier League
Why can't other Premier League clubs behave like Arsenal and Chelsea?
12:00 Thursday 12th March 2020

John Cena could be the only WWE superstar not to commit a heel turn at any point in his career. Virtually every famous professional wrestler turns his back on partners and fans to play the bad guy for a while. Even Hulk Hogan did. Why not Cena?…

Premier League
Is Leicester's Champions League qualification at risk?
10:00 Thursday 12th March 2020

While the Premier League title is sealed by Liverpool, the race for European spots is heating up. Manchester City sit comfortably in second place. Leicester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield United, Tottenham…

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,…

Premier League
Is Pep Guardiola walking in Jose Mourinho's shoes?
17:00 Tuesday 10th March 2020

In Genesis, Cain and Abel are brothers. Jealousy leads one to murder the other. In football, people like to think of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho as mortal enemies. Not so. In fact, they are managerial brothers who cut their teeth together…

Premier League
Has Frank Lampard unlocked Ross Barkley?
08:44 Tuesday 10th March 2020

Jersey #8 was made iconic at Chelsea because one man chose to perform great exploits on the football pitch while wearing it. There’s precious little to say about Frank Lampard’s immaculate Chelsea career [as a player]. Such high…

Premier League
Is Jose Mourinho's criticism of Tanguy Ndombele justified?
17:02 Monday 9th March 2020

Tanguy Ndombele turned heads with his performances for Lyon last season. The 23-year-old was a mainstay in the club’s midfield, putting forth strong outings in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League. Naturally, that led to links in…

Premier League
Can Manchester City win a treble this season?
12:00 Sunday 8th March 2020

All hopes of a third straight Premier League title may have evaporated at the Etihad Stadium, but Manchester City are still chasing a treble this season. The FA Cup and the Champions League are still within reach and could be added to the League…

Premier League
Roy Keane doesn't want to hear about sacking Solskjaer
12:00 Friday 28th February 2020

As a studio analyst, Roy Keane’s bullshit metre is more finely calibrated than Lewis Hamilton’s Ferrari. Among other benefits, the Irishman’s early warning system doesn’t allow Jamie Carragher to get a word in edgewise.…

Spain
Is Eden Hazard Ronaldo's heir apparent or the next Ousmane Dembele?
08:00 Wednesday 26th February 2020

Zinedine Zidane's return couldn't save Real Madrid from embarrassment last season. The Spanish giants finished third in La Liga rankings, a record 19 points behind arch-rivals Barcelona. Their defeat to Real Betis on Matchday 38…

European Football
Kenedy finds redemption with Getafe
12:01 Tuesday 25th February 2020

Chelsea signed Kenedy from Fluminese as a talented Brazilian striker back in 2015. A precocious prodigy, Kenedy starred against Barcelona in pre-season, impressed against Crystal Palace on debut despite the Blues losing and scored…

Italy
How long is Antonio Conte's Inter leash?
15:00 Sunday 23rd February 2020

Intenazionale entered the 2019/20 transfer market with guns blazing and targets in mind. Their raid began by hiring Antonio Conte as manager and culminated with €156.6 million invested in new players, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez…

Premier League
Moyes odd man out among 2019/20 Premier League rescue workers
09:01 Sunday 23rd February 2020

Name a league in which the table isn’t all muddled in the early doors. It’s the same everywhere, every season. Maybe it’s because the teams with greater quality need more fine-tuning than average and poor sides. Regardless,…