Chelsea linked with Anderlecht’s Gomez as Tuchel looks for left-sided cover

Chelsea are being linked with Anderlecht’s Sergio Gomez as Thomas Tuchel looks for left-side cover this month. Gomez has impressed since signing for Anderlecht from Borussia Dortmund last summer, with the 21-year-old having scored five goals and provided 10 assists in 21 Jupiler Pro League appearances.   The wing-back began his career at Barcelona before … Read more

Haaland wants Real Madrid move, but Spanish side can’t compete with Man City finances

Erling Haaland wants to sign for Real Madrid this summer, but the Spanish side are unable to compete with the finances on offer from Manchester City. Haaland is expected to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer as a number of Europe’s leading clubs prepare to activate his release clause (€75m), with Real Madrid and Manchester City … Read more

Midfield Magicians: The Architect, Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo is perhaps the embodiment of the footballer that most fans wish to be. Outrageously good whilst remaining effortlessly cool, the midfielder evolved and adapted to become one of the finest of his generation. Pirlo’s latter years may have seen him become the poster-boy for the footballing hipster, but focusing on the distractions that … Read more

Fantasy Premier League: Four of the best captains for gameweek 22

Each week we preview the weekend’s action and provide our best advice for Fantasy Premier League, selecting the players we believe should be leading contenders for your crucial captaincy. Gameweek 22 brings a double gameweek bonanza with eight teams in action twice, including Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester. Manchester City take on Chelsea in … Read more

Man City are not eradicating competition at the top, they’re just better than the rest

‘The City sportswashing project has been 100% successful, their wealth so entrenched now, and so unquestioned, that I feel we should ignore them as much as possible and try to pretend they don’t exist. Everything will be far more enjoyable that way’. That was journalist Johnny Nicholson writing for the Irish Examiner in an article … Read more

Ranking the five Brazilian’s with most goal involvements in Premier League history

Aston Villa have secured the signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, the midfielder an eye-catching January arrival at Villa Park as he looks to revive his career with a return to the Premier League. Coutinho starred as one of the division’s best talents during five seasons with Liverpool, impressing with his vision, technique and penchant … Read more

Tuchel not satisfied with Chelsea display despite reaching Carabao Cup final with 3-0 aggregate win over Spurs

Chelsea progressed to the Carabao Cup final following a 3-0 aggregate win over London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur. Last weeks first leg was a fairly one-sided affair, with Chelsea putting in a dominant display to earn a 2-0 win over a lacklustre Spurs side that rarely threatened, and the start to this game began in a … Read more

Conte admits Chelsea ‘deserved to reach the final’ as Spurs trophy hopes go on

Tottenham’s pursuit of silverware under Antonio Conte came to an end this evening as they fell to a 3-0 aggregate defeat to London rivals Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Last weeks first leg was a fairly one-sided affair, with Chelsea putting in a dominant display to earn a 2-0 win over a lacklustre Spurs … Read more

AFCON 2022 – Five players to watch

The Africa Cup of Nations is underway as the continent’s finest sides compete for the trophy, the opening fixtures having already promised a competitive tournament. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez are amongst the leading names taking part, but the 2022 AFCON also provides a chance for lesser-heralded talents to make their mark and … Read more

Aston Villa agree fee for Everton left-back Lucas Digne

Aston Villa have agreed a fee of £25m with Everton to sign defender Lucas Digne. Villa have reached an agreement with Everton over the signing of the France international, who had expressed a desire to leave the Toffees following a fall-out with manager Rafael Benitez.   The 28-year-old’s arrival will be a significant coup for … Read more

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