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Italy
Allan: Napoli's long-unheralded midfield dynamo 
09:00 Friday 30th November 2018

There are certain players who rarely get the praise they merit. Either by virtue of position or style, such talents are often overlooked while top stars are celebrated. Allan Marques Loureiro leads this category in Italy's Serie A. When…

Premier League
Sarri-ball: How Maurizio Sarri is getting his midfield wrong
08:00 Thursday 29th November 2018

Before the season began, Chelsea had nine central midfielders on payroll. You read that right. Nine. Maurizio Sarri's first impulse on his late arrival was loan out Tiemoue Bakayoko, ostracise Danny Drinkwater and offer Ethan Ampadu…

Opinion
Ross Barkley proving vital for Chelsea and England
08:00 Thursday 25th October 2018

From a career at Everton that looked to have stalled, Ross Barkley moved to Chelsea amidst scepticism about what he will bring to the table at Stamford Bridge. For a club with high ambitions and parading some of the best players in the world,…

Premier League
Is there a place for N'Golo Kante in Sarri-ball?
09:00 Sunday 16th September 2018

N'Golo Kante is a phenomenon. Irrespective of which team you support, that's a fact. The entire football world agrees.  Adding to his mystique, the beast on the pitch turns into a tame mouse away from it. Mild-mannered reporter…

Premier League
Is Fred turning out to be an unnecessary signing for Manchester United?
08:00 Sunday 2nd September 2018

Everything at Manchester United seems doomed now. Both Jose Mourinho and Edward Woodward are facing the music from all genres of the footballing world. The self-proclaimed Special One is continuously moaning. It all started on pre-season tour.…

Premier League
Premier League Preview: The problem with supporting Chelsea is always having to say you're Sarri
09:00 Wednesday 8th August 2018

Chelsea finished their title defence a meagre fifth after throwing away several last-ditch chances to claw their way back to the Champion's League spots. With entry into the Europa League and head coach Antonio Conte sacked, 2017/18 was…

Premier League
Transfer Analysis: Taking a closer look at Chelsea new boy Jorginho
15:00 Sunday 5th August 2018

Chelsea supporters have been having a blast over the last few weeks. The London club made a double swoop, raiding Italian club Napoli for manager Maurizio Sarri, who brought midfielder Jorginho with him; their first summer signing. The deal…

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…

Premier League
The Premier League's midfield landscape is changing
12:00 Monday 23rd July 2018

The Premier League is the richest in the world, with the values of television as well as sponsorship deals going through the roof. With this much money, teams invest big in transfers. Last season, we saw an influx of strikers into the Top 6…

Transfers
Jorginho, not Fred, is the real deal in Manchester
08:00 Monday 11th June 2018

As was the case with Alexis Sanchez, Fred seemed destined for Manchester City before Pep Guardiola took his famous U-turn. Unlike with the Chilean, however, he toured that path for a superior talent: Jorginho. Maurizio Sarri may be jobless…

Premier League
Manchester City's Squad Review: Who stays or goes in midfield
15:00 Monday 4th June 2018

Manchester City scored the Premier League's highest goal tally in history this season. The Citizens' midfield played a major part. Pep Guardiola created a powerful force in the middle of the pitch, one which provided for the forwards,…

Italy
There is no way back for Napoli next season
09:00 Tuesday 1st May 2018

A season that promised to be one of the best in Napoli's history is threatening to end in yet another anti-climax. This term, the Partenopei have not hidden their ambition to wrest the Serie A title from Juventus' vice-like grip. They…

Premier League
Jorginho - Analysing Manchester United's potential midfield signings
09:30 Thursday 12th April 2018

In the last five matches, Manchester United has evolved from a team of mismatched players to one slightly resembling a Jose Mourinho side. While a five-match winning run is a first for the Red Devils this season, it isn’t exactly just…

International
International Friendlies: England v Italy: A Combined XI
17:28 Tuesday 27th March 2018

The Three Lions are set to face Italy at the Wembley tonight. England have won only one of their last seven matches against the Azzurri. Their last encounter ended in a 1-1 draw in 2015. Gareth Southgate’s side has been unbeaten in last…

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