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Premier League
Why Chelsea must beg Alvaro Morata to return
08:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Chelsea must go cap in hand and try to persuade Alvaro Morata to return to Stamford Bridge. That, of course, depends on whether the Blues are serious on returning to contending for the Premier League title rather than grappling for a top-four…

International
Gonzalo Higuain's retirement: Good or bad for Argentina?
12:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

This is not the best of times for Argentine football. And it's been a long time coming. For a country that once dominated the game globally winning the World Cup in 1978 and 1986, while producing some of the best players in the world, it's…

Premier League
Can Michy Batshuayi solve Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea woes?
12:00 Friday 29th March 2019

Maurizio Sarri sent Michy Batshuayi on loan shortly after taking the Chelsea reins this past summer. When players score the crucial goal that delivers a league title, repeated loans aren't the path they expect their career to take.…

Opinion
Olivier Giroud gives perfect answer to critics
13:00 Sunday 17th March 2019

Lack of goals threatened Maurizio Sarri’s future in the Chelsea dugout early into his reign. The Italian manager resorted to desperate measures to solve the problem. First choice striker Alvaro Morata had to go, even if it was just on…

Italy
Rossoneri face rosy future with Piatek
09:00 Friday 15th March 2019

Football critics saw AC Milan as a team on the low for the 2018 portion of this campaign. Their tune changed after the New Year. The Rossoneri surge into the Champions League places originated with one winter window deal. Milan paid Genoa…

International
Is Lionel Scaloni falling into the same old selection trap with Argentina?
15:00 Sunday 10th March 2019

Taking risks is synonymous with caretaker managers. They dare to swerve from the status quo to install their philosophy. Sometimes it yields dividends, earning them the full-time job. Take Real Madrid’s Santiago Solari. Everything seems…

Features
Will Gonzalo Higuain's signing be a catalyst for Chelsea's top-4 aspirations?
12:00 Monday 11th February 2019

Settling down in the English Premier League is a huge challenge for every debuting manager, former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is the latest to learn how tough it is. After helping Chelsea to go unbeaten in his first 10 games in charge following…

Premier League
What's at risk in Manchester City vs Chelsea duel?
08:00 Sunday 10th February 2019

The Premier League title race is getting more interesting by the day. But so is the fight for a top-four place. Champions League football has become for many clubs like a trophy in its own right. Just that it can’t be put in the trophy…

Premier League
Has the door opened for a Diego Costa Chelsea return?
12:00 Wednesday 6th February 2019

If there was ever a love triangle between two clubs and a striker, it’s Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Diego Costa. Costa loves playing in London and Madrid. In both cities, he’s a cult hero. Meanwhile, Chelsea and Atleti just love…

Premier League
Has Maurizio Sarri been set up for failure?
12:00 Monday 28th January 2019

Chelsea came into the 2018/19 season more unprepared than they've been in years after enduring a turbulent season in which Antonio Conte’s future disappeared faster than an elephant in a David Copperfield illusion. Well, not…

Premier League
Should Chelsea treat Ethan Ampadu and Hudson-Odoi as new January signings?
12:00 Wednesday 23rd January 2019

 Chelsea are in a colossal mess. After a flying start to the Premier League campaign under new manager Maurizio Sarri, they collapsed. The weekend loss to Arsenal opened the Champions League qualification door to both the Gunners…

Features
Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea: 2019's Virgil van Dijk or another Andriy Shevchenko?
09:00 Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Chelsea stirred slightly in attack when Olivier Giroud entered their weekend match at the Emirates. Before his 68th-minute appearance, the closest the Blues came to scoring was on a long ball over the top to Pedro. The flag stayed down although…

Italy
How long can Juventus' championship window remain open?
09:00 Sunday 19th August 2018

Juventus have dominated Italian football this decade. The Old Lady's won seven Scudettos in a row. In the last four years, she's also added the Coppa Italia. That's four consecutive league/cup doubles. As domestic success became…

Premier League
Chelsea need not worry about their missed signings
09:00 Monday 6th August 2018

An interesting summer for Chelsea Football Club was always on the cards with the departure of Antonio Conte and the arrival of compatriot Maurizio Sarri, who plays an entirely different game of football. A squad overhaul was expected and despite…

Transfers
Why Gonzalo Higuain isn't right for Chelsea
15:00 Monday 23rd July 2018

In a season drifting towards an utterly gloomy summer, Maurizio Sarri's arrival has lit up Chelsea. Jorginho added an extra bulb. Gonzalo Higuain is expected to follow. However, the Argentinean may dim any progress.  There was…