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EPL Best XI - Week 31

There was only half a round of games in the Premier League this past weekend, what with FA Cup action also going on, and so with just ten teams taking part picking a best XI may be slightly different to usual. Sunday's action was fun-packed, as Everton raised some eyebrows by beating Chelsea 2-0 at Goodison Park - their first home victory since mid-January - putting a big dent in...

Chelsea suffer another setback as top-four hopes take a hit at Everton

One step forward, two steps back. That has been the story of Chelsea’s 2019 and the trend continued with Sunday’s 2-0 defeat by Everton, a result which leaves Maurizio Sarri’s side as outsiders in the race for the top four.

Olivier Giroud is being under appreciated at Chelsea

Olivier Giroud’s main reason for leaving Arsenal in 2018 was that he wasn’t happy with the lack of game time he was getting in North London. Though a year on he’s in a pretty similar position, just in Chelsea’s blue...

Can Manchester City pull off a quadruple winning season?

Pep Guardiola’s quadruple hopes are well and truly alive, just, after Manchester City fought back from two goals down against Swansea City in the FA Cup. Sergio Aguero clinched City’s place in the semi-final – of which they’ll play Brighton...

Virgil Van Dijk becoming the world's best defender

Few central defenders keep Robert Lewandowski completely quiet. There’s even fewer who do it in the manner in which Virgil van Dijk did on Wednesday. Rio Ferdinand may think otherwise, but the evidence has become compelling, Van Dijk is the best...

Wolves believe they are the best of the rest in the Premier League

As the Premier League reaches week 31 all eyes are on the battle between Manchester City and Liverpool as just one point separates the two teams for the league title. Then there is the chase for the top 4, with...

Are Arsenal hitting their stride ahead of season's final stretch?

There was a stretch of three games over the middle February during which it seemed Arsenal's season was at risk of falling apart. Defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium left the Gunners slumped in sixth place in the...

La Liga Fantasy News
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Week 28: Best 11 Players in Fantasy La Liga

Week 28 in La Liga saw Barcelona extend their lead at the top of the standings to 10 points after they destroyed Real Betis 4-1 whilst Atletico Madrid lost at Athletic Bilbao. Zinedine Zidane's spectacular return to Real Madrid saw the club win 2-0 as their objective will be to finish as runners up. Below we take a look at the best 11 players who performed over this past weekend. Goalkeeper:...

Barcelona mustn't underestimate Manchester United

As with any Champions League draw, the supporters of the remaining participants were waiting with baited breath for the news from Nyon, Switzerland. Barcelona were the second to last ball drawn by which time there was only one opponent left in...

Does Zinedine Zidane's return signal the end for Gareth Bale at Real Madrid?

Within minutes of the full time whistling after last season's Champions League final, with Real Madrid's players still celebrating on the pitch at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Gareth Bale threw fresh doubt on his future in the Spanish capital...

La Liga weekend fantasy football picks

All 20 La Liga teams are in action this weekend. The action starts with Real Sociedad and Levante who meet on Friday evening and ends with Real Betis against Barcelona on Sunday night. We've had a look at who we think...

Sevilla stay in race for top four with big win over Real Sociedad

There were goals galore at Sevilla's Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium on Sunday evening as the home side romped to a 5-2 win over Real Sociedad. The win keeps Pablo Machin's team in the hunt for a top-four finish and qualification for next...

Pragmatic Getafe keep Champions League dream alive

Getafe remain on course for one the biggest La Liga success stories in recent seasons, with Jose Bordalas' side firmly in pole position to finish fourth. That would qualify them for the 2019-20 Champions League, for the first time in their...

Zidane's Real Madrid return could offer reprieve for Isco

The return to La Liga side Real Madrid of Zinedine Zidane could spell a return to first team action for midfielder Isco, after previous boss Santiago Solari froze out the Spanish international this season. The former Malaga player has not started...

Serie A Fantasy News
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Mancini Makes Questionable Choices in The Final Third

Since being appointed Italy boss after the World Cup debacle, Roberto Mancini has done well to implement a distinct style of play, and identify key players for his setup moving forward. With the defence and midfield all but set, barring a few adjustments, the attack remains Mancini's last puzzle. While the former Inter tactician has introduced the likes of Federico Chiesa and Moise Kean into the fold, some of Mancini's...

Serie A Team of the Week - Round 28

Andrei Radu (7 points): there was just one clean sheet in this round and amazingly it was the top scoring offence, Juventus’ one, that got shackled, so the Genoa goalie was the only one to bring home seven points and...

Serie A Match of the Round - Milan vs Inter

Goals galore in few matches in a very exciting Serie A weekend, which culminated in a riveting Derby della Madonnina that easily took home the coveted shout-out. Milan approached the game looking to carry on the momentum that led them to...

Serie A Club of the Round - Lazio

Despite failing to earn a shutout win due to a schoolboy error, Lazio had by far the most dominating performance in the round and vanquished Parma with a magnificent first half. They came into the game looking to redeem themselves after...

AC Milan 2-3 Inter: Gattuso's men punished for the first 55 minutes

The long-awaited derby ended in misery for AC Milan and all of its fans, as Inter edged the designated home side in front of a big crowd at San Siro. This is the Rossoneri's first loss in the league since...

Serie A Fantasy Recap - Round 28

Standings implications: Juventus dropped their first game in Genoa, while Napoli tamed Udinese and so the lead yo-yoes back to 15 points. Inter resurrected at the most opportune time and torpedoed Milan in the Derby della Madonnina, reclaiming the third spot...

Spalletti battling for survival as Inter try to save face against Milan

“The derby is always the derby, it makes you feel strong emotions even if I was even more motivated for games against Juventus. All of the wins against Milan were good, even the 4-0 which I spent on the bench...

Football News
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Controversy in Ligue 1: PSG v Marseille- a sending off, a missed penalty and 4 goals

This past weekend in Ligue 1 was always going to be dominated by one: PSG v Marseille the fiercest rivalry in Ligue 1 that is more than just a game. In the end it was a game yet again won by PSG who ran out 3-1 winners in Paris and went 20 points ahead of 2nd placed Lille as a result and still have a game in hand of them. Marseille...

Wolves 2-1 Manchester United: Back to back defeats for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men

Manchester United had a really good chance to stamp a marker of being the favourites to win their first silverware in the FA Cup under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Though, the quarter-final fixture was not straightforward with it being a difficult...

Ligue 1- 11 Player Picks for the Weekend

There is a full fixture list for Ligue 1 this weekend and whilst PSG will win the league this season there is still so much to be proven, won and lost from now until May. Who will get the other...

Ligue 1: Player of the Week: Angel Di Maria

There were several players that performed well this past weekend in Ligue 1 including Marquinhos for PSG, Moussa Dembele for Lyon and Ludovic Ajorque for Strasbourg. But our pick goes to Angel Di Maria for league leaders PSG who put...

Topical: Ligue 1 Lille continue to make strides as Reims edge into Europe

The 28th week of Ligue 1 was another exciting one and we should start with league leaders PSG who gladly had the weekend off after they were knocked out of the Champions League against Manchester United. Their game against Nantes...

Controversy in Ligue 1 as Saint Etienne lose the plot against league rivals Lille

The match between Saint Etienne and Lille was billed as match of the weekend in Ligue 1 given the teams standings. It was 5th v 2nd and 2nd one. Saint Etienne have really punched above their weight this season and looked...

How Lille's ownership spent wisely in Ligue 1 for Champions League football

One of the biggest success stories in France's Ligue 1 this season has to be Lille. The club are no strangers to success this decade after they won the league and cup double in 2011, but that was their first...

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