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Premier League
Why Danny Ward must leave Leicester City in January
09:01 Monday 23rd September 2019

When Chelsea sold Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid at the end of the 2017/18 campaign, it was assumed they’d seek and find his replacement on English soil. With that rumour flying, Premier League clubs with good goalkeepers were put on…

Europa League
Which Manchester United fringe players have chance to prove worth in Europa League?
17:01 Thursday 19th September 2019

Although Europa League football isn't what the Old Trafford faithful would have wanted towards last season's end, it's the hand they've been dealt. Those Thursday-Sunday match schedules can be brutal. It takes its toll on the…

Europa League
What’s Arsenal’s best route back to Europe’s top table?
15:00 Thursday 19th September 2019

From 1998 to 2017, under Arsene Wenger’s guidance, Arsenal held Champions League status. Ever since the Gunners have missed out. They have two pathways into Europe’s elite club competition next season: finish in the Premier League…

Premier League
Why big clubs shouldn’t be deceived by Teemu Pukki
12:00 Thursday 19th September 2019

Can Teemu Pukki be satisfied at Norwich City? Unless he thinks like Jamie Vardy, the simple answer is no. With his superb form and confidence, it wouldn’t be surprising if bigger Premier League clubs decide to take a chance on him at…

Premier League
Are Norwich City the Premier League's dark horses?
09:01 Thursday 19th September 2019

Norwich City enjoys a good start to the Premier League season. Of the three newly-promoted sides, the Canaries faced the most difficult set of opening fixtures. They've come through with heads held high. With comparatively easier fixtures…

Premier League
David Luiz isn't as funny in person
09:01 Wednesday 18th September 2019

Brazilian defenders don't gain the legendary status of their attacking counterparts. "Remember the time Thiago Silva..." just doesn't come up in conversation like references to Pele, Ronaldo or Neymar. Defenders are…

Premier League
Quique Sanchez Flores, Javi Gracia, What's the difference?
12:01 Sunday 15th September 2019

Four games, zero wins. You don’t get into the chairmen’s good books with such results. Especially when the chairman is named Pozzo. A winless start cost Javi Grazia his job after being talked up as last season's Premier League…

Italy
Can Roma loan save Mkhitaryan’s career?
19:00 Thursday 12th September 2019

Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined Roma on a season-long loan from Arsenal ten days ago. The misfiring attacker is hoping to put behind his 20-month woe in North London by rediscovering top form in Italy’s capital. Whether he can remains up for…

European Football
How lucky is Virgil van Dijk?
17:01 Wednesday 11th September 2019

We don't always get what we deserve. Virgil van Dijk is. Winning UEFA's Player of the Year is usually reserved for an exceptional player, one who proves vital for his team over a season. After a decade of dominating this award,…

Premier League
How good is Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles?
09:01 Wednesday 11th September 2019

Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland Niles has begun the 2019/20 campaign in similar manner to how he finished last term. Brought in as cover for Hector Bellerin, the 22-year-old has quickly made the right-back slot his own.  It was…

International
Past time Mitrovic stepped out of the shadows
12:00 Tuesday 10th September 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed all the headlines when Portugal proved too much for Serbia in a wide-open affair in Belgrade on Saturday. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored the third Selecao goal and the first of three by both nations…

International
Should Tammy Abraham choose Three Lions or Super Eagles?
08:00 Tuesday 10th September 2019

Chelsea sensation Tammy Abraham took the Championship by storm last term, scoring 26 goals across all competitions, helping Aston Villa to an unlikely promotion. The work he did with the Midlands outfit earned the 21-year-old an important role…

Spain
Is Kelechi Nwakali another failed Nigerian project in Europe?
08:00 Friday 6th September 2019

At each FIFA U17 World Cup, a star is added into Nigeria's constellation. With almost every edition, though, another gives way, drifting into extinction. Kelechi Nwakali, the most valuable player at the 2015 edition, is on the brink…

Premier League
Will Brendan Rodgers lead Leicester back to Europe?
19:01 Wednesday 4th September 2019

Leicester City pulled up the surprise of the century by beating the top six to the Premier League title in 2016. A taste of European football followed as a byproduct. First, it was the Champions League. Then, the Europa League. The…

Football
How can Guardiola help Gabriel Jesus progress?
17:01 Monday 2nd September 2019

Though hasty job seekers don't usually think twice before jumping on any offer that comes their way, they deeply hope to work under a good employer who'll treat them well. If things go opposite, enduring the pain or running to…