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Premier League
What does Barkley's uprise mean for Loftus-Cheek?
17:00 Friday 13th March 2020

Ruben Loftus-Cheek hasn’t had any luck with injuries. The most recent one ruled him out for almost a year. But the light is emerging at the end of the tunnel. He’s taking his time in making himself available for Frank Lampard…

Spain
Equal Time: Can Real Madrid win La Liga?
10:30 Wednesday 11th March 2020

Real Madrid's 2-1 loss to Real Betis leaves Los Blancos two points shy of league leaders Barcelona. The poor result came just one week after thumping FC Barcelona in El Clasico. Against Barcelona, every Real Madrid player…

Premier League
Has Frank Lampard unlocked Ross Barkley?
08:44 Tuesday 10th March 2020

Jersey #8 was made iconic at Chelsea because one man chose to perform great exploits on the football pitch while wearing it. There’s precious little to say about Frank Lampard’s immaculate Chelsea career [as a player]. Such high…

Premier League
Does Chelsea need a creative playmaker in January?
17:01 Friday 3rd January 2020

As Frank Lampard must’ve discovered, there are upsides and downsides to opting for a youthful front-line. Tammy Abraham’s coming-of-age stands a shining example of his managerial strengths. But Chelsea’s attacking…

Premier League
Blue It: Why are Chelsea struggling to string together results?
12:00 Tuesday 10th December 2019

Chelsea’s poor performance against Everton wasn’t surprising to ardent Blues fans. Even at their absolute worst, Everton’s uncanny ability to morph into 1970 Brazil for one game against their London counterparts,…

Premier League
2019/20 Premier League preview
12:01 Friday 9th August 2019

If you’re the type to draw conclusions from singular events, then the Community Shield bodes well for a repeat of last season’s down-to-the-wire title race between Manchester City and Liverpool. Raheem Sterling’s early opener…

Premier League
2019/20 Chelsea Premier League preview
17:00 Wednesday 7th August 2019

For Chelsea supporters, they're experiencing the dreaded feeling of heading into a Premier League campaign unable to sign new players.  Frank Lampard’s litmus test begins on Sunday when taking his Blues squad to square up…

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…

Premier League
Equal Time: Leonardo Jardim should eschew Manchester United for Real Madrid
12:00 Monday 15th October 2018

Maybe it’s a lingering effect from my Star Trek: The Next Generation phase. It occurred to me when I reacted positively to rumours touting deposed Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim to manage Manchester United that I put great stock in the leadership…

Premier League
Why Mateo Kovacic has made Chelsea a better team
09:00 Sunday 7th October 2018

Maurizio Sarri has brought the swagger back to Chelsea. The Italian's exciting style, relaxed touchline demeanour and positive attitude has helped put the Stamford Bridge club back in title contention. Roman Abramovich did spend big in…

Premier League
Is Mateo Kovacic Chelsea's James Rodriguez?
08:00 Tuesday 28th August 2018

Real Madrid's two most promising players are on loan. James Rodriguez is with Bayern Munich, Mateo Kovacic Chelsea.After tasting the joy of regular minutes at a top club, neither may wish to return. Rodriguez became an integral part of…

Spain
What's next for Mateo Kovacic?
17:40 Saturday 30th June 2018

Mateo Kovacic arrived in Spain in 2015. He has scored three goals and grabbed eight assists in the league and European competitions. These statistics are not even decent in a single season, Kovacic has needed three. The player himself…

Spain
Why Real Madrid and Mateo Kovacic face big decisions
17:00 Wednesday 2nd May 2018

In August 2015, Real Madrid made a surprise move to sign Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic for £25 million. There wasn't much fanfare surrounding Kovacic's arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu, despite many other European…