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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.


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Championship
3 young players choosing between Premier League struggles and Championship success
15:00 Tuesday 19th February 2019

Before we get started, it’s pertinent to point out just how difficult and demanding the Skybet Championship is. Besides being the richest second-tier league in the world; The level of competitiveness in the Championship is high enough…

Premier League
Is Zinedine Zidane the answer for Chelsea?
12:00 Monday 18th February 2019

Without question, Maurizio Sarri can be regarded as a good tactician. The Italian understands football and holds a strong philosophy about how it should be played. But managing a bunch of multi-millionaire footballers goes far beyond being…

Premier League
Maurizio Sarri's three biggest problems at Chelsea
17:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

It’s unheard of, but Chelsea has indeed lost their last four away matches in all competitions while failing to score. In 2019, they’ve conceded more goals than every Premier League club except Fulham. And scored fewer League goals…

Premier League
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain return is perfect timing for Liverpool
08:00 Saturday 9th February 2019

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will play football this season. The Englishman has even been included in Liverpool’s Champions League squad for the knockout stages. This is about the most cheerful news Jurgen Klopp can hear at the moment. After…

Premier League
Has the door opened for a Diego Costa Chelsea return?
12:00 Wednesday 6th February 2019

If there was ever a love triangle between two clubs and a striker, it’s Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Diego Costa. Costa loves playing in London and Madrid. In both cities, he’s a cult hero. Meanwhile, Chelsea and Atleti just love…

Premier League
Will 38-year-old Peter Crouch short-change Burnley?
09:00 Tuesday 5th February 2019

Peter Crouch is back in the Premier League. After being relegated with Stoke last season, it took the veteran six months to find his way back to the top tier.  Without question, Crouch is a respected figure in the Premier League.…

Premier League
Should Jorginho be hated or loved?
15:00 Friday 1st February 2019

Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-0 in December. However, it wasn’t their first victory over the Cityzens this season. Winning Jorginho’s signature was the Blues first big blow to their rivals. Following the Italian’s £50million…

Spain
Has Santiago Solari turned the corner for Real Madrid?
09:00 Thursday 31st January 2019

One hundred and forty days into the job that denied him the honour of leading Spain to the 2018 World Cup, Julen Lopetegui was handed a sack letter. It took just 10 La Liga matchdays for Florentino Perez to realize his mistake. Santiago Solari…

Premier League
Unmasking Chelsea’s secret attacking weapon, David Luiz
09:00 Wednesday 30th January 2019

Don’t be too shocked if David Luiz makes it into the PFA Team of the Year for 2019. The Brazilian has polished a particular aspect of his game to give Chelsea an unusual advantage. If there was a lifetime award for mercurial players,…

Premier League
Did Jonny Evans make a mistake joining Leicester City?
09:00 Monday 28th January 2019

From summer to summer, 2017-18, Jonny Evans rebuffed opportunities to return to a top-six side. The former Manchester United man chose to remain at West Brom. When he finally left the West Midlands, he made a short journey to the East to become…

Championship
Dean Smith, John Terry, troubled times at Aston Villa. Why?
15:00 Thursday 24th January 2019

Just before the second week of October 2018, Aston Villa decided to pull the plug on Steve Bruce. This followed a terrible run of form that featured one win in nine Championship matches which left Villa 12th in the standings. Bruce was almost…

Transfers
Arsenal must battle hard for James Rodriguez's signature
08:00 Tuesday 22nd January 2019

James Rodriguez's future remains up in the air. With six months left on his two-year loan deal at Bayern Munich, no one can accurately predict where he’ll be playing his football next season. There are three options: Bayern, Real…

Transfers
Equal Time: Crystal Palace needs to go all out for Mikel John Obi
08:00 Monday 21st January 2019

Rumours emanating from Selhurst Park indicate Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace are seriously considering signing Nigerian midfielder Mikel John Obi. This should not end up as just another rumour; Palace must go all out to win Mikel’s…

Premier League
Has Sarri already made a big mistake at Chelsea?
08:00 Saturday 19th January 2019

Here’s a short story you should know well. In 2016, a certain Italian gaffer journeyed to England to manage Chelsea. He blew everyone away with his pragmatic tactics and boisterous goal-celebration. Then he topped it all off by winning…

Managerial News
Equal Time: Pochettino doesn't need trophy for job security
09:00 Friday 18th January 2019

Only one team among the Premier League top six hasn’t won a trophy in the past ten years: Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur. To be fair, it's only been his team for half that time but given the short shelf life of Premier…