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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
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
Everton musical: Seven signings for seventh place?
09:01 Saturday 17th August 2019

Everton's aim this season is to challenge for a European place via the Premier League. That's why manager Marco Silva was heavily backed in this summer's transfer window. The Toffees spent £106 million to bring in Moise…

Premier League
2019/20 Manchester City Premier League preview
19:00 Thursday 8th August 2019

That Pep Guardiola has created a monster in Manchester is no longer news. What remains unknown is how much more the team can accomplish. After spending over £300million in two seasons to rebuild the ageing City squad, the Catalan-born…

Premier League
Will Rodri slot straight into Manchester City's best XI?
17:01 Tuesday 9th July 2019

Rodri completed his long-awaited move to the Premier League on Wednesday. Joining Manchester City from Atletico Madrid for a club record £63 million, the Spanish midfielder will have sights set on claiming a starting role as quickly as…

England National Team
Is Gareth Southgate working with best possible England squad?
10:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

England take on the Netherlands tonight at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques. Victory for the Three Lions in Guimaraes would secure a place in Sunday’s inaugural Uefa Nations League final, against hosts Portugal. Gareth Southgate announced…

Premier League
Has Fabian Delph become more of a liability for Manchester City?
09:00 Friday 12th April 2019

Fabian Delph was expected to leave Manchester City after Pep Guardiola took over in 2016. The Catalan manager carried out a massive clearance in order to reshape the squad to suit his style of play. Players like Bacary Sagna, Alexander Kolarov,…

England National Team
England World Cup squad: Has Gareth Southgate made the correct calls on defence?
08:00 Friday 25th May 2018

England’s 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup was announced last Wednesday. The pressure is mounting on Gareth Southgate. The Three Lions manager has only two friendlies against Nigeria and Costa Rica to perfect his system…

Opinion
So, Pep Guardiola is human after all
15:00 Wednesday 21st February 2018

Manchester City’s quadruple hopes were stopped by a resilient Wigan Athletic in the 5th round of the FA Cup at the DW stadium that highlighted flaws in the tactical methods of City manager, Pep Guardiola. The 47-year-old former Bayern…

Premier League
Pep Guardiola cannot have it both ways
13:00 Wednesday 21st February 2018

“But please protect the players. Not the Manchester City players, [all] the players. The only thing they can do is that: protect the players. Or it will happen again. The players are the artists and you have to take care of them. That’s…

Premier League
Manchester City won't join the Invincibles
10:30 Tuesday 12th December 2017

There’s no doubt Manchester City is playing the best football ever seen in the Premier League era. Pep Guardiola has imprinted his unique style on the Etihad and it’s bringing forth wondrous results. In a match billed…

Opinion
Gareth Southgate's reasons for omitting Jack Wilshere all wrong
18:00 Saturday 4th November 2017

Gareth Southgate stated that Jack Wilshere wasn't included in latest Three Lions set-up due to not featuring regularly for Arsenal. But, looking at other squad selections, the roles they have at respective clubs and minutes played, the…

Opinion
Fabian Delph: Manchester City’s unsung hero
16:00 Tuesday 24th October 2017

Manchester City enjoyed a 3-0 win over Premier League surprise package Burnley on Saturday afternoon, with Fabian Delph impressing once again at left-back. The 27-year-old Englishman has deputised for the injured Benjamin Mendy who suffered…

Opinion
Scoff at your peril: Fabian Delph's time has arrived
16:00 Monday 23rd October 2017

After a sustained spell on the sidelines, Fabian Delph is finally being granted a chance to stake his claim under Pep Guardiola in Manchester City's ever-improving side.

Opinion
Five players in need of a fresh start
10:00 Sunday 5th March 2017

As the Premier League becomes increasingly competitive, it is tougher than ever for players to cement a place in the first team. With that in mind, here are five players that could benefit from leaving their clubs in the summer to get back…