Why Conte is so keen on Radja Nainggolan for Chelsea's rebuild

Why Conte is so keen on Radja Nainggolan for Chelsea's rebuild

It's a well documented fact that Chelsea severely under-performed last season. While Guus Hiddink was able to somewhat steady the ship, the Blues still finished in 10th spot. Antonio Conte will want to implement his own style and will be bringing in players who would help him do the same in his bid to make Chelsea a force again, quickly. Fans who have watched him play have been calling for Radja Nainggolan to be targeted by big Premier League clubs in …
Arturo Vidal: The Final Piece In Wenger’s jigsaw?

Arturo Vidal: The Final Piece In Wenger’s jigsaw?

Ten years of transfer activity failed to pay dividends for Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, in the search to replace talismanic midfield enforcer Patrick Vieira. Club legend Vieira helped his side to an array of title and cup wins, and the player was a driving force behind the famous ‘Invincibles’ of the 2003-04 campaign. Wenger has attempted to fill the void with a number of recruits, all to no avail, but recent reports suggest that the Arsenal boss may finally have …
Are Arsenal ready for a title challenge?

Are Arsenal ready for a title challenge?

Arsenal have been potential challengers for the Premier League for over a decade, but they haven't managed to lead a serious title challenge for a number of years. The debt incurred from moving stadiums in 2006 has prevented them from spending the amount that their challengers have in the transfer window, but their ability to remain a Champions League club has allowed them to recover quickly and they are now able to afford and attract some of the best players …
Arsenal's Transfers: Vidal and the striker...

Arsenal's Transfers: Vidal and the striker...

As far as I’m concerned Cech is an Arsenal player – so I won’t be entertaining any comments that I’m jumping the gun. What I feel needs commenting on, is below. The formation and team I’ve detailed below is, worryingly, a lot of Arsenal fan’s preferred team, minus any potential signings that will improve what I have selected. These two points I’ve made tie in nicely, if the fans want superstar players – but want a majority of the team I’ve …
Vidal or Strootman: Who will fix Manchester United's 'broken' midfield?

Vidal or Strootman: Who will fix Manchester United's 'broken' midfield?

Roy Keane, for all his flaws as a manager/pundit/human being, was a fantastic footballer. His performance in United's 1999 Champions League semi-final second leg, against Juventus in Turin, is quite rightly heralded as one of the most complete midfield performances of recent times. Some argue that when he left Manchester United to join Celtic after very public fallouts with Sir Alex and many of United's players, Keane left a huge hole in their midfield that has never been completely filled. Carrick …
The Louis van Gaal Project: Arturo Vidal to Manchester United

The Louis van Gaal Project: Arturo Vidal to Manchester United

Sixteen days into the opening of the transfer window, speculation and rumours are into their usual low or high credibility depending on who the specific source is; however, one constant throughout this transfer window is the speculation on Chilean and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal's future. His Chilean team-mate, Alexis Sanchez, will land on British shores for the start of the season for Arsenal - is Arturo Vidal about to join him? According to reports in Italy and in Manchester, Antonio …
Andrea Pirlo & Steven Gerrard - Who Will Come Out On Top In Manaus?

Andrea Pirlo & Steven Gerrard - Who Will Come Out On Top In Manaus?

If being placed in the group of death was not enough, then being held back against teams like Honduras and Ecuador have further detested English claims of getting out of it. At a stage where everybody expected them to be at their level best, Roy Hodgson’s men have let their manager down in a tense situation. Steven Gerrard is expected to be the pivotal point of the English team in the World Cup and surely he will face a stern …