Only three Premier League players have hit more shots off target from inside the penalty area this season than Roberto Firmino – a profligacy in front of goal that has not gone unnoticed by his critics.
Here’s a thought: what if every Premier League club could pick a player from the team above them in the table?
Full-backs are an essential part of the modern game at all levels.
Jurgen Klopp during his stint at Borussia Dortmund became renowned for ‘gegenpressing’, or counter pressing, which he once dubbed the best playmaker in the world.
No Zlatan Ibrahimovic, no Ander Herrera, no Paul Pogba and no Phil Jones – so what can Mourinho do?
Youri Tielemans is one of the hottest prospects in Europe right now.
Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is a difficult footballer to classify.
The inexorable march towards Liverpool’s brilliant Brazilian Coutinho signing for Barcelona this summer is well underway.
Whether he wished to try something different with his latest England squad or is merely rewarding a player for good form, the logic behind Gareth Southgate’s decision to call up Jake Livermore has been called into question by supporters and pundits who struggle to see what the West Bromwich Albion midfielder is meant to offer.
One of football’s great international rivalries is revived tonight, as Germany and England go head-to-head for the ninth time since the turn of the century.
Neymar turned 25 on February 5th, 2017. Six weeks later he clocked up his 500th career appearance as Barcelona beat Valencia 4-2.
Simone Torricini writes a comprehensive scout report on Marco Benassi, Torino’s young captain
Antonio Valencia has a strong case for being the Premier League’s best right-back, writes Adam Bate.
Barcelona’s brilliant Brazilian Neymar has once again stoked the transfer fires with his comments about the Premier League.
Manchester United have spent a lot of money on transfers under Louis van Gaal’s reign as coach.
Once Cristiano Ronaldo was such a potent force that many considered him the best player in the world.
Tottenham stretched their unbeaten run at White Hart Lane to 18 games in all competitions and while that particular record is impressive there was another eye-catching statistic to emerge from the game.
By the time the 2018 World Cup in Russia rolls around it will be 52 long years since England last tasted international success and performances at recent tournaments haven 't done much to suggest that wait will end anytime soon.
Eric Devin writes a comprehensive scout report on Valentin Vada, Bordeaux’s exciting young midfielder
Raghunandhanan Narasimhan writes a detailed scout report on Alexander Isak, the Dortmund and Sweden striker.
Sunderland manager David Moyes is the only boss left from the bottom six sides in the Premier League that started the season but his run may not go on for much longer after only managing a goalless draw at home to Burnley on Saturday, reports The Daily Telegraph.
Simone Torricini writes a detailed scout report on Andrea Petagna, Atalanta’s powerful centre-forward
Mustafa Saeed writes a detailed scout report about Pablo Maffeo, the Manchester City and Spain full back.
On a frustrating night at Old Trafford, Manchester United squeaked by FC Rostov 1-0 to progress 2-1 on aggregate.
With 55 minutes on the clock, Cesc Fabregas trotted off the pitch to the sound of rapturous applause.
One of the most dominant trends in football over the last 20 years has been the rise of the full-back.
Jose Mourinho insists he would “never” have sold Danny Welbeck, Angel Di Maria or Javier Hernandez – as his Manchester United predecessor, Louis van Gaal, did.
Leeds United are fourth in the Championship and hopes are high that this could finally be the season that the club secure their long-awaited return to the Premier League.
Talk to any supporters of Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich and they will all gush over the qualities and class of Xabi Alonso. Hell, speak to any fan of the beautiful game about the veteran playmaker and they will most likely speak glowingly about his talents.
Portugal have been tipped to win major honours plenty of times over the past couple of decades but they were virtually written off as contenders for the 2016 European Championships in France.