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England National Team
Is it James Maddison’s time to shine for England?
12:00 Saturday 7th September 2019

Gareth Southgate announced his latest England squad nine days ago for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo. Among the usual suspects, there was a first call-up for defenders Tyrone Mings, Aaron Wan Bissaka. Midfielder Mason…

Premier League
Will 2019/20 be the season of Barkley at Chelsea?
15:00 Sunday 11th August 2019

It's been a year-and-a-half since Ross Barkley switched Merseyside for west London. Life at Stamford Bridge is an improvement on Goodison Park but only from poor to average. The 25-year-old hasn't quite hit the mark. Not yet…

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…

England National Team
The hole in the middle of Southgate's England squad
17:00 Friday 7th June 2019

What is it about England and semi-finals, eh? The Three Lions had the opportunity to end their last four hoodoo in the UEFA Nations League last night, but once again, after starting well, England predictably handed it to their opponents on…

England National Team
Is Gareth Southgate working with best possible England squad?
10:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

England take on the Netherlands tonight at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques. Victory for the Three Lions in Guimaraes would secure a place in Sunday’s inaugural Uefa Nations League final, against hosts Portugal. Gareth Southgate announced…

Premier League
Why sacking Maurizio Sarri won't help Chelsea
15:00 Monday 18th February 2019

Chelsea are in a colossal mess. A 2-1 win in the UEFA Europa League away from home against Malmo may have prolonged their silverware hopes, but the 6-nil defeat to Manchester City will continue to haunt the Blues. It was their worst defeat…

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
Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea squad forging a mutually beneficial arrangement
12:00 Sunday 4th November 2018

Maurizio Sarri is a changed man at Chelsea. He’s not only given up a ridiculous chain-smoking addiction but also developed a special admiration for the club. Sarri’s incredible start shows he’s aiming for a lengthy stay in…

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
Who deserves the credit for Ross Barkley's return to form?
09:00 Wednesday 10th October 2018

I think it's fair to say that when Chelsea completed a £15million deal for Ross Barkley in January, eyebrows were raised. The attacking midfielder had struggled with injury and playing time during his final season with Everton. How…

Premier League
Why this is a defining year for Ross Barkley
12:00 Tuesday 14th August 2018

Ross Barkley's £15 million move from Everton to Chelsea, last January, was hailed as remarkable value for a midfielder with boundless potential. So remarkable, Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson thought it bordered on the criminal…

Premier League
Why Everton must learn from past mistakes when it comes to Tom Davies
16:00 Wednesday 28th March 2018

Roll the clocks back a year and Tom Davies is flying for Everton. After making his debut in the 4-0 win over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at Goodison Park, in which he tormented Yaya Toure and scored one of the goals of the season,…

Transfers
The four most expensive Premier League January transfers so far
11:00 Wednesday 17th January 2018

January is that time of the season where the transfer window re-opens, meaning clubs can snap up new players on their wish-list. So let's take a look at the biggest deals completed in the Premier League this month. Virgil van Dijk…

Transfers
Five footballers who can negotiate pre-contracts in January
13:00 Monday 27th November 2017

I know it sounds too good to be true but there are several high-profile players who are in the last year of their current contract. Halfway through the last year of one’s contract, footballers are allowed to start negotiating with other…

Opinion
Lit transfer window, dull season: Everton's story thus far
11:00 Tuesday 19th September 2017

Can it get any worse for Everton? I mean just look at their squad, the players they brought in the transfer season and the money spent on them isn't reflected in their recent results. Something is definitely going wrong for The Toffees and…