Where Will Chelsea’s Goals Come From?

Where Will Chelsea’s Goals Come From?

It is not clear if Marina Granovskaia was aware that André Villas-Boas was back in the market after a year and a half out of the game, but the Portuguese former manager would have allowed himself a wry smile on learning about Frank Lampard’s appointment this summer.  Installed as manager by struggling Marseille a month before the Chelsea legend was announced as the Blues’ new boss, Villas-Boas famously tried and failed with his youth integration policy at Stamford Bridge eight …
Why Foyth should start for Tottenham following Trippier exit

Why Foyth should start for Tottenham following Trippier exit

Tottenham have announced that Kieran Trippier is leaving the club to join Atletico Madrid. This creates an opportunity for those already at the club, as Spurs haven't signed a right-back during the summer transfer window. Serge Aurier looks to be the favourite to play regularly in the role, while both Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters will see it as an opportunity for more senior minutes. The Argentine, Foyth, is the most exciting option for Tottenham following some excellent performances for …
Arsenal Need to Prioritise Short-Term Success with Alves Signing

Arsenal Need to Prioritise Short-Term Success with Alves Signing

Arsenal are a club that need to conduct serious transfer business if they are to return to the Champions League this season. There are budgetary concerns for Unai Emery, which could see him look to bring in a bargain or two before the transfer window closes. The Sun reports that the Gunners are one of the Premier League clubs eyeing a move for free agent Dani Alves. Tottenham and Manchester City have both been linked with the legendary Brazilian following …
Profiling Tottenham transfer target Dani Ceballos

Profiling Tottenham transfer target Dani Ceballos

Dani Ceballos is a player that could be lining up for a top-six Premier League team next season following several media reports linking him with a move to England. Sky Sports report that Tottenham have entered talks with Real Madrid to sign the talented midfielder. Meanwhile, an earlier report from Marca suggested that Liverpool and Arsenal were both interested in the 22-year-old. The Tottenham interest makes a lot of sense. Mauricio Pochettino will be looking to add quality and depth …
Disruptive Pre-Season For Top Two An Opportunity For Chasing Pack?

Disruptive Pre-Season For Top Two An Opportunity For Chasing Pack?

There’s never been a summer quite like this one. Clubs and national teams are increasingly testing the limits of player work-loads but since the Champions League final brought down the curtain on the European club season, we have had the privilege of watching the inaugural Nations League Finals, Euro 2020 qualifiers, the UEFA U-21 Championships and three senior continental competitions over the past month.  Rested players have already begun to make their way back to their clubs for the start …
Ndombele signing should allow Tottenham to move to 3-4-2-1 permanently

Ndombele signing should allow Tottenham to move to 3-4-2-1 permanently

The signing of Tanguy Ndombele opens up a lot of new tactical possibilities for Tottenham and it will be exciting to see which approach is taken by Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine coach has been known to change formations to find the best set-up for the players he has at his disposal. Since taking over in North London, he has favoured a 4-2-3-1 or 3-4-2-1 formation. It could be that the latter is preferred after the signing of the powerful French …
Harry Maguire to Manchester United makes sense if you ignore the fee

Harry Maguire to Manchester United makes sense if you ignore the fee

Manchester United look set to add a young British core to their squad this summer. BBC Sport report that the club have made a £70 million bid for Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire. This would add to the signings of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been given a license to rebuild as he sees fit and it is perhaps surprising to see a preference for homegrown talent. Although the offer is short of the Foxes' asking …
Sanchez’s Chile Form A Red Herring For United?

Sanchez’s Chile Form A Red Herring For United?

Two of the fiercest competitors in football took to the field last week at the legendary Maracanã in Brazil. Luis Suarez did what he normally does; putting in a shift while also finding it in himself to instinctively appeal for handball when the opposition keeper handled the ball inside the box (as you do) and also trying to get Gonzalo Jara sent off for tripping a pitch invader. The Uruguayan did not get his way with the referee but still …
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