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Premier League
Is Pep Guardiola walking in Jose Mourinho's shoes?
17:00 Tuesday 10th March 2020

In Genesis, Cain and Abel are brothers. Jealousy leads one to murder the other. In football, people like to think of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho as mortal enemies. Not so. In fact, they are managerial brothers who cut their teeth together…

Spain
Can Takefusa Kubo save Real Mallorca from relegation?
12:01 Tuesday 10th March 2020

Takefusa Kubo is very hands-on when it comes to his career. It takes courage to reject Barcelona for Real Madrid when you are already at La Masia. Los Blancos clearly noticed his ambitions. They granted his loan wish so he could gain the fullest…

Spain
Why Zinedine Zidane won't drop Karim Benzema
15:01 Sunday 8th March 2020

Karim Benzema has not scored a goal for Real Madrid in his last 12 appearances in all competitions. That's a damning statistic for a striker expected to be the focal point of attack in one of the best club's in the world. Although his…

Spain
Who can fill in for Hazard at Real Madrid?
08:01 Thursday 27th February 2020

Things were looking good for Real Madrid a few weeks ago. Los Blancos topped La Liga's table while rivals Barcelona struggled to maintain ground. Eden Hazard returned in time for a series of crunch ties. Then he was injured again. The Belgian…

Champions League
Can Manchester City use troubles as motivation against Real Madrid?
17:00 Wednesday 26th February 2020

Manchester City have responded rather well on the pitch to their troubles off it. The soon-to-be-dethroned Premier League champions have won the two games since their Champions League ban without conceding a goal. A watertight defence…

Spain
Is Eden Hazard Ronaldo's heir apparent or the next Ousmane Dembele?
08:00 Wednesday 26th February 2020

Zinedine Zidane's return couldn't save Real Madrid from embarrassment last season. The Spanish giants finished third in La Liga rankings, a record 19 points behind arch-rivals Barcelona. Their defeat to Real Betis on Matchday 38…

Spain
Should Sergio Ramos step down as Real Madrid penalty taker?
17:00 Tuesday 18th February 2020

Joining Real Madrid after spending his youth at Sevilla was a career-changing move for Sergio Ramos. The deal can be compared to Liverpool snatching Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton. We all know how integral the Dutchman is Liverpool's…

Premier League
How will Hakim Ziyech impact Chelsea next season?
09:00 Sunday 16th February 2020

Given Chelsea's transfer ban, which lasted the duration of the summer transfer window, Frank Lampard was forced to rely on a young lineup for the season. Despite his rivals' inconsistency, the fledgeling Blues boss is yet to cement…

Spain
Can Luka Jovic start taking his chances?
08:01 Thursday 13th February 2020

Virtually every young footballer dreams of playing for top clubs in UEFA's big five, the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1. That's where the money and fame lie. Even for those who do sign with the Manchester…

Spain
Can Eden Hazard's return boost Real Madrid?
09:01 Saturday 8th February 2020

Eden Hazard shot to fame at Stamford Bridge in Chelsea's blue kit following a summer switch from Lille in 2012. Two Premier and Europa League titles an FA Cup, EFL Cup and numerous individual accolades made it an astute career…

Italy
Should Jose Mourinho rethink his Premier League obsession?
08:00 Monday 20th January 2020

Do you remember the diner scene in Rain Man? A box of matches falls on the floor. Looking at the jumbled mess, Charlie Babbit [Dustin Hoffman] says, “82, 82, 82.” His brother Raymond [Tom Cruise] claims there are a lot more than…

Spain
Diego Costa proves you can't go home
17:01 Monday 13th January 2020

Diego Costa fought hard to return to Atletico Madrid. When he won that battle in January 2018, most expected the Spaniard would regain his best form. It hasn't happened. Costa courted controversy during his brilliant spell in England as…

Transfers
Should Chelsea swoop for Victor Osimhen?
12:01 Monday 23rd December 2019

Frank Lampard's reign as Chelsea manager didn't start on a bright note. After losing the UEFA Super Cup to Liverpool, the former midfield maestro oversaw a 4-0 defeat to Manchester United in the opening match of the new Premier League…

Spain
Courtois, Hazard, Real Madrid; The White is not always greener
09:00 Sunday 8th December 2019

Normality returns in Spain’s capital. Real Madrid, the superstar team of world football, is battling Catalan giants Barcelona at the top of the table. However, not everything is rosy. Two of Madrid’s biggest stars, one ‘Galactico’…

Spain
What has gone wrong for Vinicius Junior at Real Madrid?
08:00 Thursday 5th December 2019

Vinicius Junior had the world at his feet before his European sojourn. Being Brazil's most-expensive teenage export after Neymar, he was tipped to follow the illustrious path of his superstar compatriot. A dip in form, managerial preferences…