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Is Monchi the man to get Arsenal back on track?

The idea was that, in time, Sven Mislintat would become Arsenal's Director of Football. The German was lured to the Emirates Stadium on this verbal promise, initially installed as the club's Head of Recruitment with the understanding that he would move into the more senior role once Arsene Wenger left. But Wenger departed Arsenal at the end of last season and Mislintat remained in his same role. More importantly, Ivan Gazidis,...

Manchester City must prioritise Champions League

Manchester City were made to work for their midweek Champions League win against German club Schalke on Wednesday night. Finding themselves 2-1 down, goals from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling with five minutes left has put Pep Guardiola’s side in...

Manchester United v Liverpool; The three key battles in Sunday’s monumental derby

Ahead of gameweek 27, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United sit at the edge of their seats in fourth-place and will be taking on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who are looking to become league leaders again as both sides will take on...

Bayern result shows Liverpool focus is on the Premier League

It’s been a while since Liverpool had to choose between the Premier League and the Champions League. With the top four the best they could hope for in recent years, the latter took precedence. For a club with as rich a...

Predicted lineups for this weekend's EPL fixtures

It's time to look ahead to this weekend's Premier League action as we predict the starting lineups for each EPL game. Cardiff City v Watford Cardiff XI: Etheridge, Peltier, Manga, Bamba, Bennett, Paterson, Gunnarsson, Arter, Murphy, Cordova-Reid, Niasse Watford XI: Foster, Janmaat, Mariappa,...

Why Ryan Fraser is ready made for Mauricio Pochettino’s project at Tottenham Hotspur

Ryan Fraser in recent months has been linked with the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, an individual who is having one of his best seasons as a Bournemouth player and is in his fourth campaign within the Premier...

Should Arsenal sell Matteo Guendouzi this summer?

Not much fuss was made when Matteo Guendouzi completed his move from Lorient to Arsenal last summer. There was much more to catch the eye as the Gunners finally moved on from the Arsene Wenger age, with Unai Emery taking...

La Liga Fantasy News
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Four reasons behind Deportivo Alaves’ remarkable rise so far this campaign

Abelardo Fernandez’s Deportivo Alaves are going through one hell of a ride this season, as they sit in sixth place within La Liga and have only lost three games since the start of the New Year. Currently one point off fourth-place Sevilla, it is no secret that the likes of Athletic Club, Celta Vigo and Villarreal are having a below par campaign, allowing the mid-table clubs to have their own...

Aspas injury blow adds to Celta Vigo relegation woes

Struggling Celta Vigo have been dealt a hammer blow to their La Liga survival hopes, as talismanic striker Iago Aspas has been ruled out for a further six weeks. The Galician side have slipped right down into relegation trouble in 2019,...

Barcelona will have a Luis Suarez-sized problem in the near future

With every birthday observed by Lionel Messi, an existential crisis creeps nearer for Barcelona. What will the Catalan club do when their greatest ever player, possibly the greatest ever player in the history of the sport, finally calls it a...

Fantasy La Liga picks for the coming weekend

As we gear up for another action-packed weekend in La Liga, I take you through my suggestions for the top fantasy football picks in Spanish football. In the defensive third this weekend, it's difficult to look past Athletic Bilbao players as...

Garitano exercising his relegation ghosts with Athletic Bilbao

When Athletic Bilbao promoted Gaizka Garitano to first team manager, from a role with the club's reserve side, his brief was clear - avoid an embarrassing La Liga relegation. Sacking managers has been a common theme at the Basque side, since...

Real Madrid all but surrender late title bid with shock defeat to Girona

Last Sunday morning, the Santiago Bernabeu bore witness to what may well have been the end of Real Madrid's thin hopes of a late La Liga title challenge. The Spanish giants and current Champions League holders stumbled to a 2-1 defeat...

Time for Barcelona to banish away day blues

Here we are on the cusp of Barcelona's biggest couple of weeks of the 2018/19 season. At the time of writing, the match against Lyon is a few hours away, the first of four huge games for the Catalans, all away...

Serie A Fantasy News
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Why Icardi must draw inspiration from Perišić’s recent resurgence

Despite the fact Inter have won each of their last four matches in all competitions, there remains a lot of tension with regard to the situation involving Mauro Icardi and Wanda Nara’s current standoff with the club. Indeed, CEO sport Beppe Marotta and coach Luciano Spalletti have both made it clear that the Argentine must do several things in order to make amends and be accepted back into the first...

Ambition now bites the nails of Juventus’ success

On one of U2’s best songs from the nineties “The Fly”, Bono mentions that “ambition bites the nails of success”, a fitting description of what has been happening at Juventus in recent weeks. After a resounding loss in the Coppa Italia to...

Spalletti urges Inter to show consistency versus Fiorentina

Luciano Spalletti held his traditional pre-match press conference ahead of Inter’s crucial Serie A match against Fiorentina tomorrow night. Here is what he said to the journalists who gathered at the Suning Training Centre in Appiano Gentile earlier this afternoon:

Allegri talks before Bologna-Juventus

Coach Massimiliano Allegri met the press today and obviously returned on the Atletico Madrid game and the comparison with what happend with Real last year: “The circumstances are different, we have 20 days to prepare this fixture, which will be...

AC Milan 3-0 Empoli: Highlighting the positives for Gattuso's men

Despite a lacklustre first-half performance, AC Milan managed to get themselves together during the break, eventually scoring three goals to seal a comfortable win against Empoli.  However, as said, it didn't look all too well in the first half. After Paqueta had...

Fiorentina's Youngsters Face Tough Inter Test

Having earned another vital win last week, Fiorentina’s young side face a tough test this weekend as they welcome Inter to the Stadio Artemio Franchi. The Viola are undefeated since a 1-0 loss against Parma on December 26, recording four...

Serie A Probable Lineups - Round 25

Milan-Empoli Milan XI: 4-3-3 Donnarumma; Conti, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessie, Bakayoko, Paqueta; Castillejo, Piatek, Calhanoglu. Potential lineup changes: Calabria for Conti, Borini for Castillejo. Confirmed Out: Suso (suspension), Bonaventura (knee), Zapata (thigh), Caldara (Achilles), Reina (thigh).   Empoli XI: 3-5-2 Provedel; Veseli, Silvestre, Dell’Orco; Di...

Football News
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What to expect from El Clasico (x2)

For the first time in Barcelona's rich and storied history, they will play two Clasico fixtures against Real Madrid back-to-back at the Santiago Bernabeu. Not once since 1899 has that happened, and many commentators are suggesting that whichever of the two Spanish behemoths comes out on top over the two matches, they can look forward to another hugely successful season. In Europe, Los Blancos reign supreme and have done for just over...

Ajax's rollercoaster of a week

Every week seems to be an important one for Ajax at the moment, but this one was even more significant than most. It started in the Champions League and ended with an Eredivisie tie against NAC Breda which was made...

What did Manchester United learn from loss against PSG?

Manchester United headed into the first leg of the Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain with full confidence, given their fine form in recent weeks and the fact that Edinson Cavani and Neymar would be missing both legs of the...

Lille and Lyon to fight it out for 2nd place in Ligue 1 as PSG go clear

The Ligue 1 title is heading back to PSG, that is a certainty as the club have shot into a 10 point lead at the top. Not only that but the current French champions have 2 games in hand of...

Remembering England football great Gordon Banks

Gordon Banks a footballing legend has passed away at the age of 81 and it is worth remembering a player that stamped his legacy on the game we call football. Banks will be remembered for three things; winning the World Cup,...

From PSG v Manchester United- who will take advantage in the Champions League knock out round of 16?

This week sees the beginning of the Champions League knock out stages. And as ever there are some genuinely tasty fixtures to look forward to, so let's take a look at the teams who can take an advantage from the...

Manchester United: Who should start against Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford?

With the Premier League fixtures of the weekend now coming to an end, the main focus now turns to the exciting and thrilling Champions League matches, where Manchester United will be taking on Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of...

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