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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: 558

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Premier League
Has Miguel Almiron done enough to deserve interest from Arsenal?
12:01 Saturday 14th March 2020

There’s so much going on in the world today. Every aspect of life, let alone football, is hit hard by the Covid-19. The pandemic dismissed fans from stadiums and forced players, managers and owners into isolation. But football will…

Germany
How Champions League success could spell terrible fate for RB Leipzig
17:00 Thursday 12th March 2020

RB Leipzig is bulldozing their way forward in the Champions League. The latest casualty of their fine form was Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur. While Leipzig awaits their quarter-final opponents; onlookers in Amsterdam may have…

Premier League
Has Teemu Pukki's lack of form doomed Norwich City?
17:01 Wednesday 11th March 2020

Big things were expected from Norwich City when they beat all comers to win the 2018/19 Championship and promotion to the Premier League. Fans and pundits apparently set the bar impossibly high. The Canaries just can’t fly with the big…

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
Why won't Mourinho give Troy Parrott an opportunity?
08:00 Friday 6th March 2020

Imagine Cristiano Ronaldo's youth coaches considered his petulance too bothersome to develop his talent or that Barcelona didn't think it was worth the risk or medical expense to sign a waifish 13-year-old named Lionel Messi who…

Managerial News
Why Brighton must keep faith with Graham Potter
19:01 Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Since winning their first-ever promotion to the Premier League in 2017, Brighton & Hove Albion have clung to the top tier by a hair’s breadth. But there’s a huge question mark over their continued stay in the elite division.…

Bundesliga
Is Alphonso Davies the world's best left-back?
15:01 Sunday 1st March 2020

Players like Alphonso Davies make you wonder just how many unearthed gems we’re yet to see in football. The Bayern Munich full-back is only a teenager, but he’s attracting all the right attention this season. Davies’ stellar…

International
Should Bukayo Saka choose England or Nigeria?
08:01 Friday 28th February 2020

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has become the subject of heated debate - not just because of his impressive performances for the Gunners, but also regarding his international career. Like many before him, a string of consistent performances has…

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
Can Mourinho's Spurs survive barrage of injuries?
08:01 Saturday 22nd February 2020

Between now and 11th March, Tottenham Hotspur play five crunch games that may define their season. They’ll be entering these battles without several of their best warriors. Can they survive the fortnight? Injuries to key players…

Premier League
Is it time everyone forgives Kepa Arizabalaga?
19:00 Wednesday 19th February 2020

How the calm and harmless-looking Kepa Arrizabalaga manages to make headlines for the wrong reasons is quite bewildering, to say the least. Is he easy on the eye but difficult to deal with, or are we misjudging again? We’re all outsiders…

Womens Football
How much have Chelsea missed Fran Kirby this season?
09:00 Friday 14th February 2020

Chelsea Women could well win the FA Women’s Super League this season but there’s something missing from this Chelsea side. Or is it someone? The smokescreen of celebrations with Emma Hayes hugging her assistants do…

Premier League
Can Sheffield United finish in the Premier League top four?
08:00 Wednesday 12th February 2020

If the previous campaign still isn’t considered distant memory for you, it’s because you haven’t analysed Sheffield United. In 2018/19, the questions being asked of the Blades bordered on whether they could finally end their…

Womens Football
Can Asisat Oshoala become the world's best?
12:01 Saturday 8th February 2020

In 2014, Asisat Oshoala announced herself to the world. The Nigeria women’s under-20 football team presented the young sensation with a golden opportunity to turn out for her country, while the 2014 FIFA Under-20 World Cup offered…

Spain
5 reasons Atletico Madrid is in a state
16:45 Thursday 6th February 2020

Reverence is earned, but then, it can just as easily be lost. Talk about Atletico Madrid. In July last year, they left tongues wagging when they sounded the gong for the new campaign with a thorough drubbing of cross-city rivals Real in New…