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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…

France
Can Leonardo Jardim maintain Monaco's resurrection?
09:01 Friday 20th December 2019

AS Monaco looked dead and buried last season as the club remained rooted to the relegation zone. A change of managers did nothing to solve the problem. If anything, it made the situation worse. The Principality outfit hierarchy realised…

France
Andre Villas-Boas giving Marseille a new lease of life
12:01 Friday 6th December 2019

Andre Villas-Boas has come an extremely long way from his time at Porto where he enjoyed his breakthrough as a manager. He led the Portuguese giants to an undefeated 2010–11 season in the Primeira Liga, winning four trophies…

Championship
Monk and Bielsa face off with eccentricity at stake
09:00 Saturday 26th October 2019

To English speakers, Marcelo Bielsa is known alternately as the Mad Scientist or Mad Tinkerer. Spanish speakers are undivided, referring to him as El Loco. This afternoon, the Leeds United boss runs up against a gaffer who could be considered…

France
Can Rudi Garcia revitalise Lyon?
09:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

It was always going to be a tall order expecting Sylvinho to come up with the goods in charge of a club with Lyon's stature. The Brazilian had paid his dues, learning as an assistant at Cruzeiro and Inter Milan under Roberto Mancini.…

France
2019/20 Ligue 1 preview
15:01 Friday 9th August 2019

Just like the German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A, the French Ligue 1 has been dominated by one team. That has been the case for several years now. Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco merely interrupted Paris Saint-Germain’s dominance in…

Transfers
What next for Mario Balotelli after leaving Marseille?
08:00 Thursday 1st August 2019

After winning the 2010 Golden Boy award, Mario Balotelli said he didn’t know who runner-up Jack Wilshere was. That winter in 2010, Balotelli claimed only Lionel Messi betters him in terms of talent. Nine years on, the Italy international is…

Italy
What next for Balotelli after latest Italy snub?
08:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019

Mario Balotelli wasn't named in the Italy squad. Roberto Mancini claims he wasn't "100%". He suffered through Balo's antics at Inter Milan and Manchester City. Is the Azzurri boss making a convenient excuse? Is there…

France
Is winning La Classique Thomas Tuchel's last chance saloon?
12:00 Sunday 17th March 2019

Paris Saint Germain go into the weekend with another cracker of a fixture. They face in-form Olympic Marseille in Le Classique. PSG's shocking exit in the Champions League against Manchester United remains fresh in supporters' minds.…

France
What has gone wrong for Rudi Garcia and Marseille?
09:00 Wednesday 6th February 2019

AS Monaco has grabbed all the headlines for its uncharacteristic struggles in Ligue 1 this season and rightly so. But Marseille has a seat on the same table, too... The 2018 Europa League finalists have been a shadow of themselves this term…

Bundesliga
Can Eintracht Frankfurt's Front-Three Help Them Sustain A Bundesliga Title Charge?
12:00 Monday 26th November 2018

Life’s been good for Eintracht Frankfurt post-Niko Kovac. Replacing the successful Croatian with the less-experienced Adi Hutter sparked questions from fans. However, the former BSC Young Boys manager took little time to establish a fluid,…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 3
16:00 Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Following on from the return of domestic action after the international break, the UEFA Champions and Europa League both reconvene with Matchweek three. Typically, this is the time to separate Europe's contenders from pretenders. As usual,…

France
Ligue 1 Preview: Can anyone hang with Paris Saint-Germain?
08:00 Friday 10th August 2018

As expected, Paris Saint-Germain dominated Ligue 1 last season, winning the title with five games to spare. Opponents have it all to do to catch the champions.  Lyon, Monaco and Marseille are expected to put up a stronger challenge…

Champions League
Who wins big in Europe this year?
10:00 Monday 7th May 2018

With the World Cup ambience beginning to take centre stage, the European football season is at a crescendo. Success and failure have been experienced by a plethora of European clubs during the season. There’s room for some more.…

European Football
Robbery in Salzburg highlights the need for VAR
11:00 Saturday 5th May 2018

One of the big topics of conversation throughout this season has been the implementation of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). The new technology has been used on a trial basis in certain competitions and it allows referees to go and watch…