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Kingsley Ukpai

Kingsley is a football aficionado who craves to read, watch, play and write about the greatest team sport ever known to man. If you're talking football he'll be keen to listen to what you have to say. Loves to play Fantasy Football too.


Total articles: 508

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Premier League
What does Callum Hudson-Odoi's return mean for Chelsea?
09:00 Saturday 24th August 2019

Interesting pictures from Chelsea’s last training session depicts Frank Lampard knocking it around with his players. Teenager George McEachran even received a strong tackle from his gaffer. But that wasn’t the cutest sight to behold…

Germany
Why do El Clasico stars fall on Bayern?
08:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

El Clasico is the most-watched domestic game in the world. That's just one reason players are willing to abandon their clubs to feature for either La Liga giant, Barcelona or Real Madrid.   Many who think a move to a…

Germany
How far can Marco Rose take Borussia Monchengladbach?
08:02 Monday 19th August 2019

Borussia Monchengladbach is an ambitious team with a long memory. They need the latter. All five of their Bundesliga titles came between 1970-79. Die Borussen might have done even more had Franz Beckenbauer and Bayern Munich not interrupted…

Transfers
Why Chelsea should’ve held on to Kenneth Omeruo
08:01 Friday 16th August 2019

Kenneth Omeruo has left Chelsea. This time permanently. Armed with €5 million, Leganes approached to sign the defender who impressed while on loan at the Spanish club in 2018/19. Surprise, surprise the Blues were happy to cash…

Premier League
Can Ryan Sessegnon succeed with Spurs?
08:01 Tuesday 13th August 2019

Being the most frugal club among the Premier League top-six, eyebrows raised when Tottenham Hotspur spent upwards of £20 million on Fulham's teenage sensation, Ryan Sessegnon. For the team who dared go one full campaign without spending…

Transfers
Should Manchester United cash in on Paul Pogba for the right offer?
17:01 Saturday 10th August 2019

Will Manchester United be desperate enough to keep Paul Pogba beyond 2019/20? Their resolve will surely receive a series of tests from Europe's biggest spenders in the transfer market. You don’t need to be an expert to discern Pogba…

Premier League
2019/20 Chelsea Premier League preview
17:00 Wednesday 7th August 2019

For Chelsea supporters, they're experiencing the dreaded feeling of heading into a Premier League campaign unable to sign new players.  Frank Lampard’s litmus test begins on Sunday when taking his Blues squad to square up…

Premier League
2019/20 Wolves Premier League preview
19:00 Monday 5th August 2019

In response to my article on why Nuno Espirito Santo deserves to manage a bigger club, Wolverhampton Wanderers fans were unanimous their gaffer is already at a big club. Sampled opinions asserted Wolves will finish in the Premier League…

Premier League
2019/20 Brighton Premier League preview
17:01 Sunday 4th August 2019

Finishing a scary 17th, just two points above the dreaded drop, Brighton & Hove Albion came mightily close to losing their two-year Premier League status in 2018/19. Their miraculous survival, unfortunately (for him anyway) didn’t…

Transfers
What next for Mario Balotelli after leaving Marseille?
08:00 Thursday 1st August 2019

After winning the 2010 Golden Boy award, Mario Balotelli said he didn’t know who runner-up Jack Wilshere was. That winter in 2010, Balotelli claimed only Lionel Messi betters him in terms of talent. Nine years on, the Italy international is…

Transfers
Who is Kieran Trippier's ideal Spurs replacement?
12:00 Saturday 20th July 2019

Kieran Trippier said he didn’t think twice about leaving Tottenham Hotspur for Atletico Madrid. Offended Spurs fans should ask whether the club thought twice about letting him go? Probably not. Time to follow Trippier's lead…

Spain
Signs that Eden Hazard won't be Real Madrid's main man
08:00 Friday 19th July 2019

It wasn’t like Real Madrid didn’t sign new players after Cristiano Ronaldo left the Santiago Bernabeu for the Allianz Stadium in 2018. They didn’t lack superstars, either. But somehow, everyone concurred there was a massive…

Transfers
Why Chelsea must sell Callum Hudson-Odoi
12:01 Wednesday 17th July 2019

According to reports, Bayern Munich is readying a bid for Chelsea’s Callum Hudon-Odoi. The Bavarians are prepared to slap an additional £10 million on the £35 million which was turned down in January. Is the young Englishman…

Managerial News
What can we expect from Anderlecht player-manager Vincent Kompany?
09:00 Sunday 14th July 2019

Player-managers are usually a sight to behold. Because it’s odd to see a manager barking tactical orders while fully kitted and ready to hop on the pitch and play. Although they’re a rarity, we’ve witnessed them a number of…

Premier League
Who will be Frank Lampard’s untouchables?
09:00 Saturday 13th July 2019

Effective decision-making is a prerequisite for every successful manager. Astuteness, ability to strategize, motivate players and control the dressing room count for plenty as well. They must also possess the nous for winning mind games,…