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City's Champions League group stage cakewalks are harming them

Quite literally, Manchester City had been there before. Just 12 months before, actually. Indeed, City and Shakhtar Donetsk know each other well having met each other three times in the past year. Pep Guardiola knows them even better - he has been paired against the Ukrainian team in seven of his 11 Champions League campaigns as a manager. The Shakhtar Donetsk side the Catalan coach came up against on Wednesday night...

Liverpool can't get comfy... they have defensive problems too

Five games played, five points clear at the top of the table... Jurgen Klopp must be privately smug about Liverpool's start to the 2019/20 Premier League season. The German must have watched with a trademark Cheshire Cat grin painted across...

Predicted lineups for this weekend's English Premier League fixtures

It's time for gameweek six of the 2019/20 English Premier League season. Here’s a look at all the predicted lineups for the ten fixtures over the coming weekend. Southampton v Bournemouth Southampton XI: Gunn, Bednarek, Yoshida, Vestergaard, Soares, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Adams

Aymeric Laporte’s injury could cost Manchester City the title

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte will be out of action until January or February, according to Pep Guardiola. And the absence of the Frenchman in their defence was evident on Saturday evening as they fell to a 3-1 defeat to...

Simon Mignolet's comments underline importance of Liverpool's next investment

There are few facilities in English football as historic as Melwood. It was on the pitches of Liverpool's training ground that the great Bill Shankly introduced and refined the 'pass and move, keep it simple' philosophy that came to define...

Premier League 2019-20: New signings, new rules

The premier leagues kicked off a few weeks ago. Manchester City is striving to win the championship for the third time in a row. Liverpool, runners-up team in the last season, opened the campaign against Norwich. However, two main points of contention...

Why isn't Raheem Sterling being mentioned as a potential Ballon d'Or contender?

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City doesn't really have a face. This is somewhat unusual for a team at the elite level of the sport. Barcelona, for instance, are Lionel Messi's team. For the best part of a decade, Real Madrid revolved...

La Liga Fantasy News
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Should Zinedine Zidane give Alphonse Areola a chance?

There was a symbolism to Wednesday's Champions League clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. These were two giants of the European game who have somewhat lost their way over the past year or so. Are there two more volatile footballing arenas than the Parc des Princes and Santiago Bernabeu right now? There were subplots everywhere, but perhaps the most compelling one concerned the two mean in goals. Of course, until...

A preview of gameweek 5 in LaLiga

Football, football, football. Here is our preview of all ten games in LaLiga this coming weekend. Osasuna v Real Betis Key men: Roberto Torres (Osasuna); Nabil Fekir (Real Betis) Prediction: Osasuna 1 - 1 Real Betis

Barcelona have to take it slowly with Ansu Fati

At 16 years of age, and with two goals and an assist in your opening three games, it's no wonder the football world all want to know about Ansu Fati. Barcelona's young gem has been kept under wraps until recently, when...

Barca must countenance a Messi exit

Over the course of the last few days, an interview that Lionel Messi gave to a Catalan newspaper has received widespread coverage. The reason for the same has been because it was arguably the most in-depth the Barca captain has been...

Early season issues must be left behind by Real Madrid

Many expected Real Madrid to struggle early on this season after what was a tumultuous summer for the capital club. However, an impressive 3-1 away win over Celta Vigo on opening weekend suggested that things would all right after all...

A preview of all the action in gameweek 4 of LaLiga

Another full list of LaLiga matches awaits all Spanish football fans this weekend. There are some very interesting matchups to look out for as well. Here is our preview of all ten games. Mallorca v Athletic Bilbao Key men: Salva Sevilla (Mallorca); Inaki Williams...

Long way back for Umtiti

It wasn't that long ago that Samuel Umtiti was a fixture in Barcelona's back four. An untouchable player and one of the first on the team sheet. He'd taken to La Liga effortlessly and, considering how prices for players have sky-rocketed,...

Serie A Fantasy News
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Serie A Round 4 Fantacalcio Player Trends: Stock Down

Match-day three has come and gone and it's now time to look ahead to the next round of fixtures. Inter look to remain perfect in the Derby della Madonnina against Milan while Juventus will be hoping to return to winning ways against newly-promoted side Hellas Verona. The in-form Napoli will also take on Serie A new-boys and will be travelling to Lecce. Otherwise, free-scoring sides Bologna and Roma lock horns at...

Serie A Round 4 Fantacalcio Player Trends: Stock Up

After putting a bow on the opening round of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League competitions, it is time to circle back to Serie A where the fourth weekend promises to deliver more drama. Without question, AC Milan and Inter...

Serie A Predictions - Round Four

Cagliari-Genoa: the Sardinian nabbed a much-needed win in Parma after the first two losses, while Genoa were beaten at the buzzer by Atalanta after two strong opening matches against Roma and Fiorentina. The home team has a slight edge but...

Serie A Fantasy Picks - Round Four

Alex Meret: the youngster is in strong form and made good saves both against Sampdoria and Liverpool. Lecce could be sneaky but they have found the target in just one of the three games. Diego Godin: Inter’s defense has been as...

Juventus Top Performers - UCL Game One vs Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid’s next-level prowess on set pieces denied Juventus of a deserved W, but still plenty of encouraging signs out of this year’s continental debut. Leonardo Bonucci: the defence got got in two particular situations where not everybody was in the...

Serie A Fantasy Preview - Round Four

Juventus-Verona: the Old Lady had a subpar performance in Florence but obviously will be in a much better spot this week at home against a relegation struggler. Cristiano Ronaldo usually does not go scoreless for long and Gonzalo Higuain is...

Sarri and Bonucci preview the Atleti game

Maurizio Sarri discussed the condition of few players and their aim in Champions League in the presser ahead of the clash with Atletico Madrid. “Miralem Pjanic is available, he practiced regularly this morning, then we will decide whether to field him...

Football News
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Lorenzo Pellegrini: Fonseca's Mister X

Since Paulo Fonseca has taken over in the nation's capital, it's been clear he's actively trying to implement his possession-based football from day one. In many ways, the former Shakhtar Donetsk man has succeeded as Roma are among the highest-scoring sides in the league and have looked lethal in the final third. While their defence has left a lot to be desired, their offensive impetus is a good starting point for the giallorossi. Fonseca's...

Liverpool and Chelsea are shot down in Champions League openers

The Champions League is back and the premier competition in European football wasn't without its surprises. First Liverpool, and the current European champions were beaten 2-0 by Italians Napoli, signalling a poor start from Jurgen Klopp's team in their title defence...

Best options for new football punters!

Being new to the world of betting, particularly in football, a multitude of markets and the jargon being used may spin your head round and about. Try investing your time on learning everything related to football betting markets and soon...

5 players worth keeping an eye on in the Champions League group stage

David Neres (Ajax) Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong have departed the Amsterdam Arena for pastures new, but Ajax have otherwise kept the bulk of last season's squad intact. A repeat of their 2018/19 achievements - a domestic double and...

Despite a summer of discontent Neymar proves he is one of the best players in world football

Neymar was back at the weekend for PSG after a summer trying to leave the French champions. The Brazilian could not force a move and the teams he wanted to move to in Barcelona and Real Madrid couldn't afford him...

Virgil van dijk is the favourite to win world player of the year- but does he deserve it?

The FIFA world player of the year now known as the childish title of 'The Best' has been announced. The nominated players have been whittled down to 3 players, 2 attackers and one defender. Liverpool's Virgil van dijk is the...

Ruthless PSG keep Neymar and now will go after the Ligue 1 title and Champions League

The transfer saga of Neymar finally ended on September 2nd when the extended European transfer window closed. And Neymar in the end has stayed at PSG, which was surprising news. The Braziian had been a wantaway star for the past 3...

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