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Premier League
Chelsea, Manchester United youth face steep learning curve
09:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

We’ve all seen the nature documentary or Youtube clip where the cute little bear cubs come across a skunk. Unafraid, they run up to play with it, learning a hard lesson while Pepe le Pew strolls off with his tail proudly in the air. If…

Premier League
Lampard following Sarri's tactics with N'Golo Kante
09:02 Sunday 18th August 2019

Any comparison between Maurizio Sarri and Frank Lampard is ridiculous. Both came to Chelsea with questions about their readiness to take on a top-six Premier League side but one had far more on his CV to justify the opportunity. The Italian…

Transfers
Why Chelsea should’ve held on to Kenneth Omeruo
08:01 Friday 16th August 2019

Kenneth Omeruo has left Chelsea. This time permanently. Armed with €5 million, Leganes approached to sign the defender who impressed while on loan at the Spanish club in 2018/19. Surprise, surprise the Blues were happy to cash…

Italy
Lukaku's Power Man not a good partner for Conte's Iron Fist
09:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

If you were to put Antonio Conte’s career on trial, his character witnesses would include Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson. The venerable Manchester United manager wasn’t afraid to rid himself of a player to whom he took a disliking,…

Premier League
Who are the Premier League transfer window moneymakers?
08:00 Wednesday 14th August 2019

The transfer window is intended to sign players who can improve a club. To use it for any other purpose invites derision. Fans will tell you a club that doesn't spend is either too small or lacks ambition. Developing and selling on…

Premier League
Lampard stung by transfer ban at Old Trafford
09:00 Monday 12th August 2019

The Premier League’s Matchday One is in the books and there are several things to take away from it even though judging a full season based on one round is foolhardy. You can be certain some teams were ready for the season while others…

Premier League
Will N'Golo Kante return to his best under Frank Lampard?
17:01 Thursday 18th July 2019

Playing out of position is something that happens to many players throughout their careers as different managers come and make changes to teams' line-ups in order to fit into their respective systems. While some manage to adapt and…

Transfers
Why Chelsea must sell Callum Hudson-Odoi
12:01 Wednesday 17th July 2019

According to reports, Bayern Munich is readying a bid for Chelsea’s Callum Hudon-Odoi. The Bavarians are prepared to slap an additional £10 million on the £35 million which was turned down in January. Is the young Englishman…

Premier League
Who will be Frank Lampard’s untouchables?
09:00 Saturday 13th July 2019

Effective decision-making is a prerequisite for every successful manager. Astuteness, ability to strategize, motivate players and control the dressing room count for plenty as well. They must also possess the nous for winning mind games,…

Premier League
Can Chelsea compete for a top-four finish without Eden Hazard?
09:01 Thursday 11th July 2019

Watching beloved footballers create history at their club before leaving and swapping their current surroundings for pastures new is a difficult experience for fans. Chelsea supporters would have felt bitterly disappointed when…

Managerial News
Questions people aren’t asking about Frank Lampard
09:00 Wednesday 10th July 2019

It’s not conjectured anymore. Frank Lampard landed his dream job. This is by far the biggest leap in his managerial career. Okay, so it's the only leap. The fact remains there is more than a significant gap between the 26th-ranked…

Premier League
What to expect from Christian Pulisic at Chelsea
09:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

Chelsea had replacing Eden Hazard in mind when agreeing on a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic. The Blues avoided the summer transfer rush by getting their target in January then loaning him back to BvB until season’s…

Premier League
Chelsea: No Hazard to lose Sarri and vice versa
15:00 Saturday 8th June 2019

There is winning. There is looking good doing it. Both are about prestige. One truth about Chelsea Football Club is they care more about the former than the latter. Despite his penchant for Italian managers, it’s been documented…

Premier League
Why is Chelsea failing the eye test?
09:00 Friday 24th May 2019

Last year, West Ham chief scout Tony Henry lost his job for categorising African players as “troublemakers”. He admitted the club avoided signing them after a bad experience or two.  Once Henry was sacked, the furore subsided…

Italy
Has Tiemoue Bakayoko ruined his chances of a permanent AS Milan move?
08:00 Thursday 9th May 2019

Any footballer who starts a game on the bench would be delighted to get on the pitch as a substitute, right? Tell that to Tiemoue Bakayoko. AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso wanted him to replace Lucas Biglia in the first half of the match against…