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Premier League
Who can replace Hazard as the Premier League's shining star?
12:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

While rival Chelsea fans up and down the country will have celebrated Eden Hazard's move to Real Madrid, the Premier League itself let out a discernible groan. Another summer transfer window has started with a top Premier League star…

Premier League
Kevin de Bruyne health key to Manchester City's title defence
12:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Manchester City’s back-to-back victories at the Etihad against Tottenham Hotspur left a bittersweet taste. Elimination from the Champions League quarterfinals in the first wasn't compensated by sending the Premier League title…

Premier League
Bernardo Silva: Manchester City's unheralded genius
08:00 Saturday 16th February 2019

There's a significant change in Manchester City’s attack since strolling to the Premier League last season. Pep Guardiola's side smashed 106 goals in their title season and aren't far off that pace this campaign. In Europe,…

Premier League
Benjamin Mendy returns: A title race boost for Manchester City?
12:00 Saturday 26th January 2019

Despite the lauded squad depth at Pep Guardiola’s disposal, the Catalan lacks a suitable replacement at two positions; defensive midfield and leftback. While Fernandinho’s importance to the team has been shouted from the rooftops,…

Premier League
Will injury to key players derail Manchester City this season?
08:00 Wednesday 12th December 2018

When Manchester City went unbeaten until Match Day 22 last term, many wondered whether Pep Guardiola was about to replicate Arsene Wenger’s 2004 Invincibles. Liverpool put paid to that on Match Day 23 when the football world was treated…

International
FIFA FIFPro World XI: Which players merit selection?
09:00 Thursday 13th September 2018

In the footballing galaxy, September is defined by three events; international window, Champions League and FIFA Best Awards. Of the trio, it can be argued the latter is most eagerly anticipated. Over the past decade, attempting to oust…

Premier League
What does Kevin De Bruyne's injury mean for Manchester City?
15:00 Saturday 18th August 2018

Life's never more dangerous than when you’re on top. Manchester City discovered the truth in that proverb this week. Riding high after dispatching Chelsea in the Community Shield, then Arsenal on opening day, the juggernaut was…

World Cup
World Cup Golden Ball: Who was the best player at Russia 2018?
08:30 Friday 13th July 2018

The most dramatic World Cup of our generation stages its final act on Sunday. Sixty-two matches are complete. Only one went goalless. All that scoring means there have been memorable individual performances. The Golden Ball is meant for…

World Cup
Roberto Martinez proving tactical flexibility in Russia
09:30 Monday 9th July 2018

Whether or not Belgium crash to France in Tuesday's World Cup semifinal, Roberto Martinez has achieved a personal mission. Criticised for being tactically naive, the Spaniard has shown guts and bravery with his strategies. …

World Cup
World Cup Group G: Can Belgium keep Tunisia's Carthage Eagles grounded?
08:30 Saturday 23rd June 2018

After a rather routine victory over Panama, Belgium will hope to reach the business end of things with a game to spare come Saturday. The Red Devils will do themselves well if they manage to secure another three points when they face Tunisia;…

World Cup
World Cup Group G: Belgium out to prove Panama don't know Jack
09:30 Monday 18th June 2018

Group G gets underway in Sochi today at 16:00 BST. Highly fancied Belgium take on plucky overachiever Panama. The two nations will battle it out in front of 45,000 fans attending the Fisht Stadium.   Belgium will accept nothing less…

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,…

World Cup
Intoxication and Expectation: Belgium at the World Cup
12:00 Sunday 3rd June 2018

Anyone who's someone in the beer world views Belgium as the centre of the universe. Even the national flag looks like a taster set, porter on the left, an amber in the middle and ruby red on the right. In footballing terms, the country…

Premier League
Will Mo Salah burn Stamford Bridge to repay Chelsea in kind?
08:30 Sunday 6th May 2018

The Premier League season was defined by Manchester City’s dominance. Mohamed Salah's unexpected impact at Liverpool has been nearly as fascinating. The 25-year-old Egyptian is the highest scorer in the league. Not bad for a Chelsea…

Premier League
How Jose Mourinho’s rejects became Premier League and European kings
08:30 Saturday 28th April 2018

Regarding players, Jose Mourinho has had an abundance of riches during his time. The Portuguese manager has coached many legends of the round leather game. The list includes Benni McCarthy, Deco, Ricardo Carvalho, Diego Milito, Wesley Sneijder,…