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Premier League
Is Arsenal being run like it should?
08:00 Thursday 20th June 2019

Top clubs sign top players. There are exceptions to that rule. Tottenham Hotspur didn't bring in anyone last summer, and Manchester United seem set to focus on young British talent at present. Another special case is Arsenal. The Gunners…

Premier League
Can the 2019/20 Premier League's English managers forge success?
12:00 Wednesday 19th June 2019

It’s been a while, but England is making a comeback in the Premier League. Perhaps the best European striker over the past four seasons, Harry Kane, is English. Raheem Sterling now ranks among the game's best wingers after his…

Premier League
Who can replace Hazard as the Premier League's shining star?
12:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

While rival Chelsea fans up and down the country will have celebrated Eden Hazard's move to Real Madrid, the Premier League itself let out a discernible groan. Another summer transfer window has started with a top Premier League star…

Premier League
Will Chelsea allow Frank Lampard to promote young talent?
08:30 Sunday 16th June 2019

Barcelona has La Masia. Manchester City has their Elite Development Squad. Ajax has its Youth Academy. None of these clubs has as many young players featuring on loan for other European clubs as Chelsea. Before the 2018/19 campaign finished,…

Italy
Can Maurizio Sarri take Juventus to the promised land?
08:30 Saturday 15th June 2019

The football world never ceases to amaze. How quickly things change. Ten months ago, Maurizio Sarri moved to Chelsea, signing a three-year contract. Curiosity abounded as to how he would fare at Stamford Bridge. He had never won a trophy…

Spain
Can Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic revive Real Madrid?
08:00 Friday 14th June 2019

This season turned out to be pure misery for Real Madrid. Having had an enjoyable recent history with four Champions League trophies, losing Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane meant the party was no more. Madrid's last 16 European elimination…

Football
How will Chelsea spend their summer?
08:00 Thursday 13th June 2019

A lady who’s addicted to shopping can panic simply from watching others do what she can't. Will Chelsea get the same sad feeling this summer? We’ll know when the Court of Arbitration for Sports issues its decision…

Managerial News
John Terry off to a flying start in football management
12:00 Sunday 9th June 2019

When John Terry moved to Aston Villa after an amazing career at Chelsea, many wondered why. The common practice has been for legendary players to move to a retirement league in the East. China, Qatar and Japan to name a few. They pay astronomical…

Premier League
Chelsea: No Hazard to lose Sarri and vice versa
15:00 Saturday 8th June 2019

There is winning. There is looking good doing it. Both are about prestige. One truth about Chelsea Football Club is they care more about the former than the latter. Despite his penchant for Italian managers, it’s been documented…

Premier League
Olivier Giroud in fantasy land
12:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

It just keeps getting better for Olivier Giroud. After becoming a World Cup winner with France despite failing to score a goal in Russia last summer, the former Arsenal striker proved he hasn't lost his scoring touch in the Europa League.…

Premier League
Can Liverpool keep Divock Origi?
08:00 Monday 3rd June 2019

Divock Origi wrote his name in Liverpool football folklore with a sweet strike that settled the contest in the Champions League final on Saturday night. Although Mohamed Salah gave the Merseysiders the lead from the penalty spot in the second…

Premier League
Eden Hazard deserves credit for honesty as Chelsea career winds down
09:00 Saturday 1st June 2019

In the modern-day game, players and managers alike tend to remain tight-lipped in regards to transfers. Usually, you'll see a robot-like answer given, something along the likes of 'I'm only focused on playing for [insert club here]…

Italy
How will Antonio Conte improve Inter Milan? 
08:00 Saturday 1st June 2019

Despite another Champions League qualification, Luciano Spalletti is out of a job. It's familiar terrain for the 60-year-old who has changed jobs four times in the last decade. On Friday, Inter Milan concluded plans to push him back…

J League
Fernando Torres: World Cup winner to Japanese benchwarmer
15:00 Thursday 30th May 2019

Fernando Torres recollects the glory days in a Spanish national shirt, winning the World Cup as well as two European Championships with the national team. The J.League should be an extension and rejuvenation process for the striker who has…

Premier League
Who cares if English football isn't ready for Emma Hayes?
08:00 Thursday 30th May 2019

Football is not baseball but bigotry is bigotry. I write this having read my colleague Dan Whelan’s opinion on Emma Hayes’ interest in managing the Chelsea men’s team. Understand that I don’t consider Dan to be a bigot.…