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Premier League
Not the best week for Premier League goalkeepers
08:01 Friday 13th March 2020

How many times have you heard it said goalkeepers are a breed apart? It isn’t a lie. The game's last line of defence exerts tremendous pressure. No one minds your back when you fluff your lines. The ball nestles in the back of the…

Premier League
Could Willian leave Chelsea for London rivals Arsenal?
19:01 Tuesday 10th March 2020

As Frank Lampard carries out a rebuilding job at Chelsea, many players have been the subject of transfer speculation. Olivier Giroud's name is cropping up in the news pretty frequently, but the likes of Marcos Alonso, Willy Caballero,…

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
Roy Keane doesn't want to hear about sacking Solskjaer
12:00 Friday 28th February 2020

As a studio analyst, Roy Keane’s bullshit metre is more finely calibrated than Lewis Hamilton’s Ferrari. Among other benefits, the Irishman’s early warning system doesn’t allow Jamie Carragher to get a word in edgewise.…

Premier League
Is it time everyone forgives Kepa Arizabalaga?
19:00 Wednesday 19th February 2020

How the calm and harmless-looking Kepa Arrizabalaga manages to make headlines for the wrong reasons is quite bewildering, to say the least. Is he easy on the eye but difficult to deal with, or are we misjudging again? We’re all outsiders…

Italy
Victor Moses repaying Antonio Conte's faith at Inter
19:01 Thursday 13th February 2020

Roberto Di Matteo didn't last long as Chelsea’s permanent manager after leading the club to Champions League glory as interim boss in 2012. But one player he signed that summer has been ever-present in the team.…

Premier League
Has Chelsea ruined N’Golo Kante’s career?
09:01 Monday 3rd February 2020

Here’s a pop question for you. Is N’Golo Kante still the best defensive midfielder in the world? He was, between 2016 and 2018. Now, uncertainty usurps confidence. While Kante still struts about in his usual demeanour, questions…

Premier League
Why Chelsea should ignore Edinson Cavani transfer
08:00 Sunday 26th January 2020

Maurizio Sarri's one-year rollercoaster ride at Chelsea ended on a bright note. The Italian finished third in the Premier League, won the Europa League and secured a Champions League berth for the Blue twice over. Since the Premier…

Transfers
Why Chelsea should go all out for Edinson Cavani
08:00 Thursday 23rd January 2020

Frank Lampard has stopped short of conceding Chelsea's interest in Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan made known his desire to leave Paris Saint-German recently and has become the subject of transfer speculation. Atletico Madrid has been credited…

Premier League
How will Frank Lampard deal with his first taste of adversity?
17:01 Tuesday 21st January 2020

A month or two ago, things were all rosy for Chelsea Football Club. Super Frank Lampard was propelling the blues up the table, goals were free-flowing and most importantly; the fans were enjoying themselves once again. They had their club back…

International
Can Tammy Abraham replace Harry Kane for England at Euro 2020?
09:00 Friday 17th January 2020

As you read this, Tottenham Hotspur is in a serious mess. They’re 30 points away from the Premier League summit and nine points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea. With a title dream gone with Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs' ambition…

Premier League
Danny Drinkwater: What were Villa thinking?
19:00 Tuesday 14th January 2020

If Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was ever concerned about Danny Drinkwater, he found a solution to his problem in short order. The former Leicester man, unwanted at Stamford Bridge, played his last three matches against City, each for…

Transfers
What next for Olivier Giroud?
20:40 Thursday 9th January 2020

Olivier Giroud was never really considered the most popular striker in London during his eight-year spell in the English capital. The Frenchman somehow managed to stay away from controversy and fanfare for nearly a decade plying his trade in…

Transfers
Why Michy Batshuayi must leave Chelsea
08:01 Sunday 5th January 2020

It seems like an age since Michy Batshuayi scored the goal that secured the Premier League title for Chelsea in 2017. How much has changed? Antonio Conte gave way to Maurizio Sarri who departed for Juventus, leaving the clubhouse door open for…

Premier League
Alireza Jahanbakhsh rising to the challenge for Brighton
08:01 Saturday 4th January 2020

Much was expected from Alireza Jahanbakhsh when he moved to Brighton in 2018. The Iranian turned heads in the Eredivisie when he emerged as the greatest talent of the season alongside Memphis Depay in 2013/14. He went on to become the…