Analysing Paris Saint-Germain’s UCL record since their Qatari takeover

Paris Saint-Germain have enjoyed the most successful period in the club’s history over the past decade, a side once considered underachievers catapulted into the elite of world football following a billionaire takeover. The huge finances provided by owners Qatar Sports Investments has seen the capital club establish themselves as France’s dominant force, winning seven of … Read more

Premier League Team of the Week

Whilst hopes of a gripping title race and relegation battle appear all but over, the race to secure Champions League football is hotting up with the latest round of Premier League action intensifying a multi-team fight for the top four. West Ham’s win over Leicester maintained their place in the top four and has narrowed … Read more

Appreciating Harry Kane’s remarkable goalscoring record for club and country

Harry Kane is one of the best number nines in world football at present and currently in the midst of an incredible individual campaign, the forward leading the Premier League for both goals and assists in an inconsistent Tottenham team. Kane has posted quite remarkable numbers since breaking into the Spurs side during the 2014/15 … Read more

Tactical Analysis: How Thomas Tuchel has turned Chelsea’s season around

Despite Porto’s efforts, Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final first leg never quite became a contest. A Mason Mount turn of sheer brilliance preceded an intelligent take by Ben Chilwell, as Chelsea all but secured their progression into the Champions League semi-finals with a 2-0 win against Sergio Conceicao’s side. Between those two moments of quality, the … Read more

Searching for Claude: Can the next Makélélé please stand up?

What honour could be greater than having your name permanently enshrined in the football lexicon? Cruyff, Bosman, Panenka – these names are eternally rooted in the vernacular. To have a playing role named after you, now that is another level of recognition altogether. Claude Makélélé defined the modern defensive midfielder – he revolutionised the position. … Read more

Five of the best players to play for Barcelona and Real Madrid

Two of the biggest clubs on the planet and amongst the fiercest rivalries in world football, there is no love lost between Barcelona and Real Madrid as the two giants battle for supremacy in Spain. Their hugely anticipated El Clásico encounters often pit together some of the game’s finest talents, each side having hosted some … Read more

Who you having? – European Football’s top performing young centre-backs

Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton – most top Premier League clubs will dip into the market for a new centre-half this summer. When a big Premier League club announces their interest, fees will inevitably skyrocket. Clubs often end up paying over the odds for youth, sometimes paying a premium for the name alone. … Read more

Guaranteed Goals: Ranking the five club v club fixtures with most goals in PL history

Premier League football has captivated a global audience since the launch of a rebranded division in the early nineties, English football becoming the most-watched domestic competition on the planet. Millions tune in on a weekly basis in the hope of some enthralling encounters, seeking end-to-end contests and glorious goals from some of the world’s best. … Read more

Five of the best El Clásico games of the modern era

Real Madrid meet Barcelona this weekend in arguably club football’s biggest game, a seismic encounter between the Spanish giants which could have a definitive say on this season’s title race. El Clásico contests are often captivating and the sporting world will stop to watch again this weekend in a fixture that has rarely disappointed in … Read more

Five of the best players to play for Man City and Leeds in the Premier League era

Manchester City host Leeds in the Premier League this weekend, the league leaders looking to edge closer to the title against a side who have won plenty of admirers since their return to the top flight. The two sides have enjoyed vastly contrasting fortunes over the past decade with the former establishing themselves as England’s … Read more

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