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Spain
What is behind Eden Hazard's early struggles at Real Madrid?
09:01 Friday 18th October 2019

During his time with Chelsea, it felt like everyone understood that Eden Hazard's transfer to Real Madrid was a matter of when rather than if. In a world where players are usually quick to play down transfer speculation, the Belgian, somewhat…

France
Can PSG hold onto Kylian Mbappe long term?
12:00 Tuesday 2nd April 2019

What more is there to be said about Kylian Mbappe? At just 20, the youngster's achievements already surpass most footballer's dreams. Already among the best in the world when he burst onto the scene in 2016, his progress in…

Premier League
Why it's no time for Chelsea to panic
08:30 Saturday 7th April 2018

By now it has been well established that Chelsea are having a sub-par season. Hope for a late-season comeback has been replaced by indifference towards the team's failures. However, despite significant losses to Burnley and West Ham,…

European Football
Mid-season UEFA XI
10:30 Wednesday 17th January 2018

UEFA has announced her Team of the Year for 2017. Expectedly, most names on the list are players who blazed the trail in 2017. Still, one or more names were painfully missing. UEFA’s best XI for 2017 comprises players with abundant class…

Premier League
Chelsea vs Manchester United: A Premier League combined XI
10:30 Sunday 5th November 2017

The Premier League giants face off before 2017's final international break. Will these 11 players give us something to talk about for a fortnight? The reigning champions are desperate for three points at home, nasty or otherwise, after a disappointing…

Opinion
Assessing Contenders for PFA Player of the Year
10:30 Thursday 6th April 2017

With the 2016-17 Premier League season's business end fast approaching, it will not be long before a new PFA Player of the Year will be crowned. Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez won the 2015-16 award, having propelled the Foxes to a still improbable…

Opinion
Chelsea and Manchester City combined XI
13:00 Wednesday 5th April 2017

It is a massive battle at the Bridge. Pep Guardiola is looking to secure Champions League football and Antonio Conte will not allow another slip-up. It is set to be a thriller of a match, with tactical encounters being scattered across the…

Opinion
Five reasons why Chelsea are looking unbeatable
12:58 Monday 7th November 2016

The Blues were once again rampant on match-day 11 as they thumped Everton 5-0 at the Bridge to go top of the league (temporarily). The fear factor about Chelsea is back and the Blues are looking impenetrable. Chelsea has now gone five consecutive…

Opinion
Can Belgium's ‘golden generation' finally deliver?
09:44 Wednesday 29th June 2016

Football history is littered with teams that have failed to live up to their reputations. Teams full of talented and inspirational individuals that on paper should sweep all aside but on the pitch continue to fall short.  First seen in the…

Opinion
Where can Chelsea finish after a bad start?
15:45 Wednesday 6th January 2016

Few would have thought that Chelsea could be contenders for relegation this season, will they return to winning ways and make a top-four finish? Jonathan Roberts takes a look. Chelsea may set a new Premier League record this season. Let's take…

Football
From Albania to Wales: A Complete A-W Roundup of the Euro 2012 Qualifying Fixtures
17:19 Wednesday 7th September 2011

(Technically A-I seen as I will be going through the matches in group order)In a previous post, I had pointed out that I prefer International football to Club football. There feels like there is so much more at stake for the players. At the…