What will Renato Sanches bring to Swansea City?

What will Renato Sanches bring to Swansea City?

The transfer deadline has passed and everyone can focus on matters on the pitch until the turn of the year. There was one incredible deal that was completed on Thursday, as Swansea City managed to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches on loan. The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the best young talents in the world and was sought after by all of the top clubs last summer. He ended up moving to the Allianz Arena for £27.5 million, …
Daniel Sturridge - The Nearly Man at the Nearly Club

Daniel Sturridge - The Nearly Man at the Nearly Club

There was once a player named Daniel Sturridge. Three years ago, he was one half of an SAS strike force with Luis Suarez at Liverpool FC. The British Special Forces reference, coined by the British media during the 2013-14 season, was well earned. Suarez and Sturridge terrorized countless defenses, successfully bombarding opposition goalmouths time and again that season. The team scored more than a 100 goals in the league, and he ended a bitter sweet season as a runner up, …
The Centre-Back Comparison | Who has had the most impact so far?

The Centre-Back Comparison | Who has had the most impact so far?

The dynamic of football is changing and it is most evident in how defenders have carried themselves over the years from when they were expected to be the leaders and physically robust men in the side by default to the more rounded version of defenders that have dominated Europe and their respective domestic leagues in recent seasons by playing a key role in the build up from the back. The two most successful managers in the modern era Jose Mourinho and …
Chelsea's Ruthlessness - Enough to Put Off Other Managers?

Chelsea's Ruthlessness - Enough to Put Off Other Managers?

Chelsea have become a force in the Premier League and in Europe since the arrival of Roman Abramovich at Stamford Bridge. The owner is ruthless, passionate and direct. He knows what he wants and won't let anything thwart him. Abramovich’s methods have been criticised though due to the regularity of sacking his managers. Chelsea seem to have gone through most of Europe’s elite and now there may be none left. Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez, Roberto Di Matteo, Andre Villas Boas …
Brendan Rodgers: The Myth of The Super Coach

Brendan Rodgers: The Myth of The Super Coach

Join me, as I swiftly get in on the act of passing comment on Brendan Rodgers' eventual demise as Liverpool boss. The writing's been on the wall hasn't it? I was starting to get the feeling they would never get rid of him and years from now we'd be wondering when was the exact point Liverpool settled for mid-table mediocrity and 'tremendous character' over success. But alas, the powers that be in Anfield have finally bitten the bullet and rid …
Real Madrid vs Liverpool | Champions League Preview

Real Madrid vs Liverpool | Champions League Preview

The Champions League groups are midway through and Liverpool have a lot of work to be done if they are to qualify for the knockout rounds. In Group B, Ludogorets. FC Basel and Liverpool are all on three points, with Ludogorets' win over FC Basel providing a huge boost to Liverpool's campaign as it means two victories in their final two group games should be enough to progress, making this week's trip to the Bernabeu a bonus match. Real Madrid are …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: Top Performers & Chelsea Vs Madrid Preview

Carmille's Chelsea Column: Top Performers & Chelsea Vs Madrid Preview

This week’s column will discuss who has stood out in this week’s pre-season matches, preview the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup and foresee what lies ahead for the Blues as pre-season draws to a close. The past week saw Chelsea take on Inter Milan Thursday in the first round of the Champions Cup, where the Blues emerged victorious through a glorious Oscar goal and a well struck Hazard penalty. On Sunday, Chelsea beat AC Milan in the second …
Chelsea Managers Compared 2000-13 | Stats and Opinions

Chelsea Managers Compared 2000-13 | Stats and Opinions