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Is Nicolas Pepe the real deal?
12:01 Sunday 14th July 2019

From lowly beginnings with the Angers reserves, Nicolas Pepe broke into the club’s first team. He didn't impress immediately, scoring a meagre three goals in the 2016/17 campaign. But Lille saw enough promise in the young winger to…

Premier League
2012 Chelsea Champions League winners: Where are they now?
17:00 Monday 29th April 2019

Did time exist when a club other than Real Madrid or Barcelona won the Champions League? If you believe time goes back to 2012, it did. Against all odds, Chelsea pulled off a spectacular heist at the Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich.…

Premier League
Why Chelsea must look beyond Morata, Giroud and Higuain
09:00 Sunday 28th April 2019

That the days of Didier Drogba running the show in the Chelsea attack and scoring goals for fun are gone is the stark reality at Stamford Bridge. But the show must continue. Chelsea hit gold with Diego Costa in 2014 and the Brazil-born…

Premier League
Will Chelsea regret loaning out Michy Batshuayi?
12:00 Thursday 15th March 2018

An interesting statistic came up on social media over the weekend. After Michy Batshuayi’s two-goal haul in the Bundesliga game against Eintracht Frankfurt, it was discovered that he has now scored the more goals combined than the…

Premier League
Where does Manchester City rank among great Premier League teams?
12:00 Thursday 15th February 2018

Manchester City is on course to win the Premier League earlier than any other side. Bookmakers predict Pep Guardiola's side will win the league on April 7. Bitter rival Manchester United commute to the Etihad that Saturday. City…

This Is My Club
How Jose Mourinho Builds A Team
10:00 Thursday 24th August 2017

Every football manager from Sir Alex Ferguson to Pep Guardiola has their style when putting together a squad. Jose Mourinho is no different. Sam Allardyce almost always opted for a big man up top with some serious muscle behind to lob it forwards,…

Opinion
Premier League players: We won't see anything like them again
10:00 Friday 5th May 2017

The Premier League has seen some of the best and worst players of all time but it's safe to say that, in some cases, we'll never see their like again. Week in, week out; we are treated to some superb showings from great players and awful performances…

Opinion
Why Go Abroad? English Football Needs You!
10:00 Tuesday 24th January 2017

Footballers seem to be enjoying much longer careers than ever before these days but as a player's halcyon days get left behind and their bodies start to let them down; where exactly should they play their trade as a swansong? Some head for…

Opinion
Chinese Super League: The ultimate league for an early retirement package
16:45 Monday 26th December 2016

This weekend, the Chinese Super League once again flexed its financial muscle when one of the teams, Shanghai SIPG, completed the signing of Oscar from Chelsea. Aged just 25, Oscar will earn a mouth-watering £400,000 per week; that's enough…

Opinion
Didier Drogba refused to play for Montreal Impact
14:27 Tuesday 18th October 2016

Didier Drogba could face repercussions after refusing to play for Montreal Impact in their latest game. Drogba was chosen to start on the bench, but sensationally, the striker made himself unavailable for selection: Is Drogba's career now at…

Opinion
7 reasons Africans are going nuts about return of the Premier League
11:56 Thursday 25th August 2016

The Premier League is undoubtedly the most entertaining and widely followed league in the world. Its appeal stretches to every corner of the earth – nowhere more so than Africa, which enjoys a unique long-distance love affair with the English…

Champions League
Champions League Last-16 Preview
14:46 Sunday 16th February 2014

Champions League knockout stage nights very rarely disappoint due to the nerve-shredding tension, high-stakes, and unprecedented drama that is on show when the top sides in Europe fight it out tooth and nail in a bid for glory. This season's…

Football
Didier Drogba: The Legend
15:39 Saturday 30th June 2012

On 20th July 2004, Chelsea signed a 26-year-old Marseille striker in the name of Didier Drogba. Without doing anything particularly spectacular in his one season at Les Phocéens, people questionned Mourinho's sanity, to which he replied:  "Judge…

Football
Validation for valiant Chelsea, as Champions League crowns new victors
11:08 Sunday 20th May 2012

The crème de la crème of European football has come and gone for another year. It is often said the best team of the season doesn't always find their way to the Champions League final, let alone win the title. Many pundits were labeling the…

Football
Romelu Lukaku - A great Chelsea player if only he played
08:42 Tuesday 1st May 2012

 La...La...La...La...La...Romelu LukakuRomelu Lukaku came to Chelsea Football Club in the summer of 2011 in a blaze of publicity. The Belgian striker was signed for a reported sum of approximately £18 million - £20 million, with great acclaim…