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Tactics in MLS (And/Or The Supplemental Nature Of OptaStats)

I tend to consider tactics and Major League Soccer like an unabridged dictionary in a fourth grade classroom. While the study and employment of tactics within MLS happens, there is less tactical sophistication in MLS than in the more established leagues of the world. One thing is clear about tactics: […]

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It’s Time to Give Racial Witch-Hunts the Red Card in English Football

Mark Clattenburg will referee Chelsea against Swansea this Sunday. Despite Clattenburg’s magnanimous efforts to put the recent racial accusations against him to bed, we can learn some lessons, lest another hapless victim falls foul to indiscriminate accusations of racism. Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Chelsea’s John Terry are two high-profile players […]

Chelsea prospect Lucas Piazon will spend the season at Reading on loan

Reading have signed Chelsea forward Lucas Piazon on a season-long loan. The 21-year-old Brazilian, who has played three times for the Blues, will spend the entire 2015-16 campaign with the Royals, who fought off stern competition for his signature. SEE MORE: Up-to-the-minute transfer deadline deals. Boss Steve Clarke told the club’s […]

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Premier League fans plot mass walkout, says report

Football fans in England are considering a mass walkout in protest at rising Premier League ticket prices, the Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday. An estimated 10,000 Liverpool supporters left Anfield in the 77th minute of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland in protest over plans to introduce a most expensive match […]

Premier League unveils new logo for 2016/17 season onwards

The English Premier League unveiled its new, sponsor-free “visual identity” on Tuesday, which will take effect from the 2016-17 season onwards. The money-spinning English top flight is ending its 12-year association with Barclays bank in favor of becoming a ‘clean brand’ and will from now on be known simply as […]

Allegri urged to fill Mourinho’s Chelsea shoes

Massimiliano Allegri has been urged to “walk to Chelsea” and take up the “fantastic offer” that has been tabled for the Juventus coach by the Premier league giants. Both Allegri and his predecessor at Juventus, Italy coach Antonio Conte, have been linked with the Chelsea manager’s job currently being filled […]

Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma ruled out for six months

Chelsea and France defender Kurt Zouma will have surgery this week on a knee injury set to rule him out for the rest of the season and Euro 2016, the Premier League club revealed on Monday. Zouma injured his anterior cruciate ligament in Chelsea’s 1-1 Premier League draw against Manchester […]