Morata and Kante Out - Where Does This Leave Chelsea?

Morata and Kante Out - Where Does This Leave Chelsea?

Blues fans across the world averted their eyes last week, not only due to the poor result against a flying Manchester City side but also due to the sight of a hobbling Alvaro Morata who was forced off after injuring his hamstring on the 35-minute mark. The Spaniard had been making lightweight of the Premier League and had just come off scoring a hat-trick against Stoke and scoring the equaliser against Atletico Madrid. So needless to say, it was vital …
Portugal v France | The Final Preview

Portugal v France | The Final Preview

France lock horns with Portugal in the capital in a bid to win the prestigious European Championships in home soil for the second time in their history. Didier Deschamps' Blues have so far been riding on a wave of support from a nation with a long and rich history of footballing tradition, more recently suffered two national tragedies involving incidents of terror. The national team however as been a source of pride for the fans giving them a sense of …
Euro 2016 Semi-Final Preview | Germany vs France

Euro 2016 Semi-Final Preview | Germany vs France

It feels like the Euro 2016 started only a short while back, and yet, we are at the face of the semi-finals already! The match is expected to be an epic clash as the home team takes on the world champions Germany. France shocked fans and critics alike with their stellar performance against the dark-horse team Iceland. Winning 5-2, they have certainly sent out a strong message to Germany. And backed by the passionate fans, France might just snatch a …
Wales vs Portugal Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Wales vs Portugal Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

This bracket was always going to give a chance to many sides to get deep into the competition. Wales and Portugal have benefited from avoiding the likes of Italy, Spain, Germany and France. Although that isn't to take away from the achievements of both nations, who will firmly believe that they have a chance of lifting the European Championships next weekend. They will both take great confidence from the triumphs of Greece and Denmark in this competition. Neither side is …
France v Rep. Ireland Preview - Payet the key for France

France v Rep. Ireland Preview - Payet the key for France

Euro 2016 has not exactly been an enthralling classic thus far, but the group stages can be less than inspiring. The knockout stages are where tournaments usually start to hot up, where it’s all or nothing and even a drab draw holds the prospect of a penalty shoot-out. Hosts and Group A winners France take on Republic of Ireland, who finished third in Group E, in what is not expected to be a classic, but could very well turn out …
Sublime Payet sets the stage for the rest of the tournament

Sublime Payet sets the stage for the rest of the tournament

When Dimitri Payet came off the pitch, moments after scoring the gorgeous goal that gave France the 2-1 lead over Romania, he was not hiding his emotions. The West Ham attacker cried tears of joy after having provided the home fans a moment of unadulterated, unabashed joy. It was a goal he would have dreamt of scoring, at the grandest of stages, for his nation for whom he was on the fringes for so long. Payet almost didn't make it for …
France vs Romania Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

France vs Romania Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

France kickstart their Euro 2016 campaign at home against Romania in a bid to secure their third European Championship. This Didier Deschamps managed side is not short on talent and youthful energy and is considered favourites by many pundits and fans alike. Romania on the other hand are playing in their first major tournament since 2008 and will be keen to play spoilsport on the big evening. Team News France Didier Deschamps squad can compete with any other in the …
Who is Anthony Martial?

Who is Anthony Martial?

Manchester United are set to sign Anthony Martial for a fee of £36m according to the BBC, although reports in France suggest it could be more. The 19 year old will join the club from AS Monaco, who have already sold a number of key players this summer. The experiment at the club hasn't gone as well as planned, which is why young players like Martial, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco have opted to leave Monaco. Eyebrows have been raised …
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