We head into week 19 of La Liga with the title race threatening to heat up.
A crushing 4-0 defeat at Everton has left the Catalan’s new club 10 points adrift of Chelsea, and City fans bitterly disappointed. But is Pep the only man to point fingers at? Thore Haugstad discusses
Greg Lea picks out some top-flight stars who may be eyeing a mid-season switch before the market closes for business
With the arrival of Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte’s appointment at Chelsea and the return of Jose Mourinho to the dug-outs of the Premier League, this season was cast as the year of the super manager – but what have been the moments in which a coach has made the biggest impact on a match from the touchline so far this term?
Over half of the Premier League season has now disappeared into the rear-view mirror and the discerning fan has now seen enough football to make judgements.
Manchester United have returned to the top of the Deloitte Football Money League for the first time in 11 years and it appears that they’re ready to flex their financial muscle once more.
Despite terrible organisation, La Liga is still the best league in the world for many reasons.
Thomas Wardle writes a detailed scout report about Wilfred Ndidi, Leicester’s new defensive midfielder.
It is almost needless to list how many young players French football has produced recently. The likes of Ousmane Dembele, Kingsley Coman or Anthony Martial are perhaps the finest examples of the French youth system’s current excellence, apart from already world-class players such as Paul Pogba or Antoine Griezmann. Through that, we can observe Ligue 1’s growing significance of producing some immense prosperity for the future of European football.
Pep Guardiola probably did not envisage encountering so many teething problems upon taking charge of Manchester City last summer, but those already writing obituaries for his time in England would be wise to hold off for a little longer.
Sometimes, it just feels right. Even if January is hardly renowned for providing clubs with their best value-for-money signings, Paris Saint Germain already feel as if they have treated themselves to a tidy bit of business with the signing of Julian Draxler.
From Kazuyoshi ‘King Kazu’ Miura and Hidetoshi Nakata, to current Japanese internationals, Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa right up to the 2015 J-League Rookie of the Year, Takuma Asano – Japan and its professional league have long since proven to be ripe with prodigious talent.
Kaustubh Pandey writes a detailed scout report about Mattia Caldara, the Atalanta and Italy defender.
Tottenham’s welcome of West Brom on Saturday afternoon could have been a banana skin of a fixture for the hosts.
Not too long ago, U.S. Città di Palermo looked destined to become a major player in Italian football. Now, though, the club with an eye-catching salmon pink shirt have fallen upon hard times.
Daniele Accurso writes a detailed scout report about Mikael Mandron, the Eastleigh and Scotland striker.
Real Madrid is synonymous with Galaticos, the Roman-esque heroes of Real that are bought for huge sums of money and not without controversy.
On a list of teams you’d think would be immune to losing their players to China, Chelsea would theoretically feature pretty near the top due to their status as one of the most affluent clubs in world football.
Liverpool have a great team, but it is a side whose brilliance revolves around three players who have recently suffered injuries.
John Obi Mikel, Carlos Tevez and Oscar are the latest household names to flock to the Far East for lorryloads of cash – but there's more to the country's development than splurging sizeable sums on established stars
Edin Halilovic writes a detailed scout report about the Manchester City and Brazil striker, Gabriel Jesus.
Keerthi Krishna writes a detailed scout report about Jeff Reine Adelaide, the highly rated Arsenal and France youngster.
Sadio Mane, Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante have been successful summer signings
The Premier League has just about reached its halfway point, providing an opportune moment to reflect upon the new arrivals.
With the Chinese government determined to win a future World Cup their attempt to accelerate growth of their domestic game shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Tottenham’s win over Chelsea last time out in the Premier League breathed new life into the title race, and the 2-0 victory owed much to the efforts of their England international full-backs Kyle Walker and Danny Rose.
James Turvey writes about how good Tottenham really are, and what we should expect from them this coming campaign.
Although Manchester City became the Premier League’s nouveau riche club in 2008, it wasn’t until two years later that they truly began to unsettle the established elite in English football.
All goals are equal, but some goals are more equal than others. That certainly seems to be the premise behind the FIFA Puskás Award, named after the legendary Hungarian forward, Ferenc.
DOHA -- Shanghai SIPG's new Brazilian signing Oscar believes the Chinese Super League could soon rival the best competitions in Europe.