England captain Kane leads Tottenham trio in England squad best rated XI
With England back in action for the first time since the 2022 World Cup, attention turns to Euro 2024 qualification as they kick off their campaign with Italy tonight. Here, we take a look at the best rated XI available to Gareth Southgate of those in the squad, with Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester U
Crystal Palace taking a huge gamble in replacing Vieira with Hodgson
"It was a stroke of genius from the club to give Patrick [Vieira] the job," Roy Hodgson said of his successor as Crystal Palace manager in November 2021. "I admire him very much and respect him – he’s a very good person as well. I am pleased to see a club that means a lot to me in such good hands.
How Isak's return gives Newcastle fresh impetus in top-four pursuit
A trip to the City Ground isn't the easiest to navigate. Indeed, ahead of Nottingham Forest's welcome of Newcastle on Friday night, they'd lost just the four times at home in all competitions this season, earning positive results against the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City. Consideri
Arsenal seek to pull clear of City as Premier League strugglers battle
Arsenal have a golden chance to stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League this weekend with Manchester City distracted by the FA Cup as the scramble to avoid the drop intensifies. Tottenham will leapfrog third-placed Manchester United if they beat struggling Southampton while Newcastle ca
Three proving the magic number for Potter and Chelsea
Three is the magic number for Chelsea. That is the number of goals they scored against Leicester City on Saturday. The Blues have now won a trio of games on the bounce for the first time since October. And the upturn in form has coincided with Graham Potter’s shift to a three-man backline. He cert
4 winners and 1 loser from Barcelona’s 1-0 La Liga victory against Athletic Bilbao
Barcelona restored their nine-point lead at the top of the La Liga table ahead of next week’s potentially title-deciding El Clásico thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao at the Cathedral of San Mamés. Raphinha scored the winning goal for the second game in a row, and Barça needed some
Why Ten Hag needs time to iron out Man Utd's defensive issues
Manchester United’s 7-0 defeat to Liverpool was a shock. No matter the circumstance, seeing a team concede seven goals in a single match is an anomaly, even more so when the side who suffered the defeat had lifted the Carabao Cup the previous week. But when looking closer at the way Erik ten Hag’s
West Ham? Leeds? Who will survive the Premier League’s relegation dogfight?
We could be in store for one of the most dramatic relegation battles in Premier League history. After a weekend in which the bottom half of the table got even tighter, there are now just six points separating last-placed Bournemouth from Crystal Palace in 12th. As things stand, no fewer than nine t
How will Fulham deal with the absence of Europe's top tackler?
In recent months, Premier League teams sought to bolster their midfield, and unsurprisingly so. In such a key area of the pitch, the relevant investment is vital. Manchester United brought in Casemiro, while Tottenham signed Yves Bissouma, who hasn't had quite the same impact as the Brazilian workho
How Jorginho has proven his early Arsenal doubters wrong
It was a transfer many Arsenal fans questioned when they saw the links, but in his few games since coming into the side, Jorginho hasn’t looked out of place in Mikel Arteta’s title chasing team. Of course, it is difficult to judge a player on only 301 minutes of action over just four appearances, b
PSG rout Marseille on the road in Ligue 1 summit clash
Kylian Mbappe has become Paris Saint-Germain's joint-record scorer and Lionel Messi hit the 700th goal of his senior club career as the Ligue 1 leaders thrashed rivals Marseille 3-0. Mbappe and Messi exchanged assists on Sunday night as the visitors stormed into a 2-0 halftime lead, with the Argent
Fantasy Football Sidekick: Go big on Arsenal for the double gameweek
The Carabao Cup this weekend means Manchester United, Newcastle, Brighton and Brentford won't be in action, yet Fantasy Football Sidekick is here to help with your choices for your Fantasy Football side. With a double gameweek for four teams, too, now is perhaps as good a time as any to play that Fr