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Premier League
What does Barkley's uprise mean for Loftus-Cheek?
17:00 Friday 13th March 2020

Ruben Loftus-Cheek hasn’t had any luck with injuries. The most recent one ruled him out for almost a year. But the light is emerging at the end of the tunnel. He’s taking his time in making himself available for Frank Lampard…

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
How far can Manchester United go with three-man defence?
08:01 Sunday 1st March 2020

Manchester United's recent winning streak continued with a 5-0 thrashing handed to Club Brugge. The vctory confirmed United's place in the Europa League Round of 16. The Red Devils were last beaten in January. Following that 0-2 loss…

Premier League
Does Djibril Sidibe deserve a permanent deal at Everton?
17:01 Friday 28th February 2020

French right-back Djibril Sidibe is currently on loan at Goodison Park. Everton can make the option permanent at season's end. To encourage the club, Sidibe must contest club captain Seamus Coleman for his place in the team. So…

Premier League
Moyes odd man out among 2019/20 Premier League rescue workers
09:01 Sunday 23rd February 2020

Name a league in which the table isn’t all muddled in the early doors. It’s the same everywhere, every season. Maybe it’s because the teams with greater quality need more fine-tuning than average and poor sides. Regardless,…

Premier League
Carlo Ancelotti deserves the praise for Everton's good fortunes
08:00 Sunday 23rd February 2020

Liverpool sealed the Premier League title race long ago. Manchester City won't overcome the Reds' 22-point cushion. Compared to Spain, Germany, and Italy, England's top division has a clear winner but that doesn't stop the Premier…

Premier League
Bernard's new lease on life at Everton
09:01 Monday 10th February 2020

Since Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival at Everton, Brazilian winger Bernard has been asked to play a completely different role. It hasn’t been without its teething problems, but with a goal and an assist in his last two games, the 27-year-old…

Premier League
Does Dominic Calvert-Lewin deserve an England call-up?
22:38 Monday 27th January 2020

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been in fine form for Everton so far this season, scoring 11 goals in all competitions. A player who has been lauded for his aerial ability, hold-up play and athleticism over the last couple of terms - but criticised…

Premier League
Has John Stones failed Manchester City?
11:06 Saturday 25th January 2020

Pep Guardiola lavished praise on Aymeric Laporte after the Frenchman returned from a long layoff to help Manchester City secure a valuable 1-0 win against Sheffield United. The Catalan manager labelled the defender the best left-sided centre-back…

Premier League
Every man for himself in titanic Premier League relegation battle
09:01 Saturday 25th January 2020

Liverpool will win the Premier League title. This statement is unquestionable. All that can reasonably be asked is by how many points and will they remain unbeaten. Meanwhile, questions with far more gravity are asked every matchday at the…

Premier League
Jack Rodwell: A second chance at second chances?
12:00 Thursday 16th January 2020

When Sheffield United signed Ravel Morrison last July, sceptics raked Chris Wilder over the coals. Morrison barely played in previous stints in Mexico, Italy, England and Spain. All were cut short due to the gifted midfielder's propensity…

Premier League
Everton's Oumar Niasse mistreatment set to cost Blues dearly
09:02 Monday 13th January 2020

Oumar Niasse is expected to leave Everton either in January or July as he’s deemed surplus to requirements. The 28-year-old has struggled for playing time under Marco Silva, Duncan Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti this season - so it’s…

Premier League
Is Carlo Ancelotti looking for a deep-lying midfield playmaker?
09:01 Wednesday 8th January 2020

James Milner, who went off in the tenth minute, was the closest thing to a member of Jurgen Klopp’s preferred XI to start the FA Cup Third Round Merseyside Derby at Anfield on Sunday. Everton still lost to Liverpool’s youngsters.…

Premier League
Cenk Tosun must leave Everton in January
09:00 Sunday 5th January 2020

Cenk Tosun could finally be on his way out of Everton as he finds himself out of favour under Carlo Ancelotti and can’t afford to waste the season on the bench. The 28-year-old hasn’t managed to nail down a starting place since…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Twelve dreamers dreaming
08:01 Wednesday 1st January 2020

On the eleventh day of football, UEFA gave to me Twelve dreamers dreaming, Eleven keepers keeping, Ten lads-a-leaping, Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown,…