Is Kevin De Bruyne The Player Jose Mourinho Thought He Was Signing In Paul Pogba

In the space of three years, Kevin de Bruyne swapped London for Manchester, via Germany. Brought to Chelsea under André Villas-Boas, it was Jose Mourinho who deemed him not good enough to play in the Premier League after a loan spell at Werder Bremen which was soon followed by a permanent move to Wolfsburg. Not[…]

The Five Best Young Goalkeepers In Europe

It may not be the most glamorous position on the field, with strikers and attacking midfielders often stealing the glory, but no good side is complete without a top-class goalkeeper. Here are five of the best young emerging keepers in Europe… Gianluigi Donnarumma – AC Milan When given his senior debut by Sinisa Mihajlovic last[…]

Taking A Look Europe’s Forgotten Men

By this point, the 2016-17 season is ramping up into full gear. Title races are beginning to formulate across Europe, while it is becoming evident which clubs are going to struggle to stay afloat in their respective divisions. There have been spectacular goals, thrilling matches and wonderful skills; underdog success stories, bitter rivalries and managerial[…]

Title Pretenders – Who Will Win?

Last season was the seventh time in a row that the champions failed to successfully defend their title and it was 5000/1 shot Leicester City that became the sixth different winner of the premier league. Due to this the 2016/2017 Premier League season is arguably going to be the most exciting and debated about season[…]

Dele Alli is Playing With Purpose and Vigour that Tottenham Have Longed For

Dele Alli signed with Tottenham Hotspur from MK Dons in January of this year, before going back on-loan to finish the season with the Milton Keynes club in an attempt to achieve promotion to the Championship – which, with the help of Alli, they did so. Alli’s meteoric rise to top-flight football has been nothing[…]

Stoke Return to Defensive Solidity Despite Attacking Additions

With Barcelona dominating the club game and Spain bossing the international scene, the period between around 2008 and 2012 saw many teams across Europe attempt to replicate the pair’s proactive, possession-based style of play. Stoke City under Tony Pulis were always an exception to that trend. Their football was invariably based on keeping things tight[…]

The Tinkerman is Breaking all Expectations

Claudio Ranieri was appointed on the 13th July in replacement of Nigel Pearson as Leicester City head coach, in which many casted their doubts over whether the Italian was the right man for the job considering his catastrophic spell while in charge of Greece. Labelled ‘The Tinkerman’ for his innate desire to rotate his squad[…]

Is Chelsea Vice-Captain Branislav Ivanovic Becoming the Latest Victim of the Club’s Ruthless Transfer Policy?

The 31-year-old Serbia captain is entering the final six months of his contract, and with the form he is currently in, the new offer is unlikely to follow. Contrasting opinions exist over the Chelsea’s distinctive transfer policy. The Blues have opted not to discuss new contracts with players over 30 years of age, at least[…]