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Uttiyo Sarkar

A freelance writer who loves all things football. Writing about the beautiful game has been a passion of mine for years now and discussing the fine things about it is something I admire. A Manchester United fan for over a decade and an admirer of the English Premier League and Italian Serie A in particular. Also a discreet movie critic on the sidelines and occasional gamer. 

 


Total articles: 190

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Premier League
Do Chelsea have a Kepa problem to solve?
15:00 Saturday 25th January 2020

There’s a goalkeeping problem brewing at Chelsea. Sure, Kepa Arizzabalaga’s tuned up Superman mode a few times to save his side this season. But his growing personal disappointments are beginning to take a toll on their campaign.…

Premier League
Is Manchester United captaincy Harry Maguire's blessing or curse?
12:00 Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Predictable as it was, handing Harry Maguire the Manchester United captaincy polarised reactions. While a certain section of fans were pleased, others weren’t happy due to his quiet persona and relative inexperience. It should still be…

Germany
Can Jean-Clair Todibo succeed at Schalke 04?
12:00 Monday 20th January 2020

When Jean-Clair Todibo inspired FC Barcelona to restrict the Lautaro Martinez-Romelu Lukaku fueled Internazionale, the sky felt like the limit for the teenager. But the high hasn’t lasted as long as he’d had hoped for... Amidst…

Spain
Which Barcelona youngsters can excel under Quique Setien?
17:00 Sunday 19th January 2020

As Barcelona fans will tell you, the devil has been exorcised. Ernesto Valverde perhaps won’t go down as the worst manager in history, but he'll sure rank up amongst the most-hated. After much speculation narrowing down a potential…

Italy
Can the new sturdy midfielders revitalise Napoli?
12:01 Tuesday 14th January 2020

New management, same old results. The miserable cycle doesn’t end for Napoli. As their former gaffer tackles a new burden in the deep blue of Merseyside, the new one tears his hair out trying to fix the problems. Gennaro Gattuso’s…

Premier League
Should Spurs shop for another striker?
09:02 Sunday 12th January 2020

Tottenham Hotspur’s honeymoon period under Jose Mourinho is over. The free-wheeling romp through the first five matches ended with them stuck in a muddy track. With just one win in their last five games, the reality of the Special One's…

Italy
Is Ronaldo peaking at right time for Juventus?
08:01 Friday 10th January 2020

It’s that time of the year when Cristiano Ronaldo kicks things up a notch. After an uneasy start to the Maurizio Sarri era, CR7 is back to his best, regaining the elite reputation for which Juventus paid a club-record fee. With eight…

Spain
Is Thibaut Courtois back?
12:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

For the longest time following his move from Stamford Bridge, Thibaut Courtois subjected himself to mockery. Chelsea fans revelled in the 'karma' endured by their 'ungrateful' custodian. Madridistas treated him like…

Premier League
Mikel Arteta wants Granit Xhaka to stay; Should he?
08:01 Monday 6th January 2020

Granit Xhaka sits at a crossroads. One path leads away from the Emirates and his toxic relationship with fans. The other leads back into the clubhouse where a welcoming manager values his skills and leadership. Which should he take?…

Premier League
Does Chelsea need a creative playmaker in January?
17:01 Friday 3rd January 2020

As Frank Lampard must’ve discovered, there are upsides and downsides to opting for a youthful front-line. Tammy Abraham’s coming-of-age stands a shining example of his managerial strengths. But Chelsea’s attacking…

Premier League
Is Solskjaer's faith in youth paying off?
15:01 Wednesday 1st January 2020

When Manchester United’s lineup arrived for the Burnley game, a preconception formed that 2019 would end in dastardly fashion. The #OleOut Brigade had their knives out ready to pounce. But the side ended up sealing a routine win. Upon…

Premier League
Does Arteta face an Auba/Laca decision?
09:01 Sunday 29th December 2019

Mikel Arteta is already caved in with dilemmas after taking over at Arsenal. The biggest is figuring out the best possible combination up top. In his managerial debut, the Spaniard gave the fans what they craved for. Pierre-Emerick…

Managerial News
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eight managers managing
08:01 Saturday 28th December 2019

On the eighth day of football, UEFA gave to me Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's…

Premier League
Can Moise Kean excel under Ancelotti?
09:01 Tuesday 24th December 2019

Moise Kean suffered a damning embarrassment in being substituted after coming off the bench against Manchester United. In more than one way, it summed up his Premier League career thus far. Even before taking flight, the Italian has been…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Two title races
08:01 Sunday 22nd December 2019

On the second day of football, UEFA gave to me Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's Round and It's White. Over the holiday fixtures, our writers will…