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Premier League
How Mauricio Pochettino's Champions League success was spurred by Premier League rivals
12:00 Wednesday 24th April 2019

Like Ajax in the Netherlands, Tottenham has surprised most people by reaching the Champions League semi-final. But even though Spurs are not fighting for the title like their next opponent in the Champions League is doing, the domestic campaign…

Premier League
Are you ready for all-England Champions and Europa League finals?
17:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

The stage is set for the final four in both the Champions and Europa League. Four of the Premier League's top six reached this level. The two Manchester sides fell in the Champions League quarterfinal. Among Arsenal, Chelsea,…

Premier League
Why Chelsea must beg Alvaro Morata to return
08:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Chelsea must go cap in hand and try to persuade Alvaro Morata to return to Stamford Bridge. That, of course, depends on whether the Blues are serious on returning to contending for the Premier League title rather than grappling for a top-four…

Premier League
Premier League juggernauts preparing to invade Europe
09:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Fans of European Leagues sound like Claude Juncker. The EU Brexit negotiator spends most press conferences repeating how UK citizens overvalue themselves. Similarly, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga enthusiasts insist Premier League followers…

Champions League
Tottenham deserving of Champions League progression
08:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

The Champions League is renowned for producing classic matches that make for exciting viewing anytime, anywhere. The 2005 final at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, involving Liverpool and AC Milan quickly comes to mind. Barcelona's…

Premier League
What is a Premier League goal worth?
12:00 Thursday 18th April 2019

Goals win games; defence wins titles. Recently, the adage metamorphosed into an argument on how to play the game rather than the intended lesson in maintaining a proper tactical balance. Keeping clean sheets is important. Opponents can’t…

Premier League
Can Spurs finally cope without Harry Kane?
08:00 Thursday 18th April 2019

Injuries were Harry Kane’s biggest enemy this season. After spending five weeks out of action when he damaged an ankle in January against Manchester United, another ankle injury against the other Manchester club means he will spend…

Premier League
Arsenal's away record is Unai Emery's Achilles heel
09:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

Arsenal’s race to finish in the Premier League top four may rest on the Gunners’ away. The North London club maintain a stellar record at the Emirates in all competitions but struggle on the road following a robust 22-game unbeaten…

Spain
Diego Costa red cards Atletico's title hopes
08:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

Playing a crucial role in winning two Premier League titles in three years usually places a squad member in high regard. Diego Costa is the exception to the rule. He left Chelsea prematurely in 2017, three years into his five-year deal…

International
Gonzalo Higuain's retirement: Good or bad for Argentina?
12:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

This is not the best of times for Argentine football. And it's been a long time coming. For a country that once dominated the game globally winning the World Cup in 1978 and 1986, while producing some of the best players in the world, it's…

Opinion
Will racism ever stop in football?
17:00 Friday 29th March 2019

Of late, racism seems to be gaining momentum in football. England players were racially abused during their Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro. It isn't the first time for many. Raheem Sterling is just the most recent. Despite…

Premier League
Can Michy Batshuayi solve Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea woes?
12:00 Friday 29th March 2019

Maurizio Sarri sent Michy Batshuayi on loan shortly after taking the Chelsea reins this past summer. When players score the crucial goal that delivers a league title, repeated loans aren't the path they expect their career to take.…

Premier League
Raheem Sterling matures; silences critics
12:00 Wednesday 27th March 2019

Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling raised his game to another level on both stages in 2018/19. Pleasantly, he's also raised his game off the pitch. Ever since he forced his way out of Liverpool when just 20-years-old,…

Spain
Why Pogba, Hazard, many more flirt with a move to Real Madrid
09:00 Monday 25th March 2019

Real Madrid attracts players like bridal magazines attract trophy wives. No matter how many clubs they’ve played for, everyone wants to wear white. Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba are the latest allegedly smitten by Los Blancos. Both players…

Premier League
The curious case of Juan Mata
12:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019

Juan Mata's contract expires this summer. In his two seasons at Chelsea, the Spaniard owned the Blues' Player of the Year award. Since arriving at Old Trafford in 2014, he's been inconsistent when in the lineup. In some matches,…