Anyone who has been looking for a new home understands the feeling of displacement that comes with it: the yearning for something new and different which you can model after your vision, while still feeling unsettled because you haven’t found that perfect place yet. In June, MLS fans looked at […]
The BBC has reported that Alex has joined Chelsea’s growing defensive injury list and is estimated to be out of action for between 6-8 weeks with a knee injury that requires surgery.
With John Terry injured this leaves Chelsea with only one fully fit recognised centre back and a major selection headache for Carlo Ancelotti as the decisive festive period approaches.
Against Sunderland Paulo Ferreria deputised at centre back however whilst a useful bit part player he is nowhere near the standard required to play at the heart of the Chelsea defence and alternate options are a must if Chelsea are remain competitive.
Have you ever wondered where most of the footballers in your favorite Premier League club squad come from? In light of FA Chairman Greg Dyke’s proposals to encourage Premier League teams to launch B teams in a new League 3, that would be sandwiched in between League 2 and the […]
Mike Forde is the Performance Director at Chelsea Football Club. He joined me last week to talk about the direction of performance analysis in football; specifically, in the wake of this mention in Simon Kuper and Stefan Symanski’s book Soccernomics (or, How England Lose, as distributed in England), what football […]
More than 400 million people around the world will watch today’s el Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which will feature the world’s biggest stars including Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and many more. Starting lineups: Real Madrid: Casillas, Pepe, Ramos, Ronaldso, Kroos, Benzema, James Rodriguez, Marcelo, Carvajal, Modric, […]
Patrice Evra may leave Manchester United this summer when his contract expires, with the French defender contemplating a move to Monaco instead of staying at Old Trafford. Evra, who will be 33 in May, is arguably past his prime as a defender and hasn’t been at the top of his […]
“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]
Sixty-seven international games will be shown live across televisions and the Internet to viewers across the United States in the next week featuring must-see games including the CONCACAF Cup (USA-Mexico), Round 1 of World Cup qualifiers from South America, and the final two matches in Euro 2016 qualifying as several nations are on […]
Johan Cruyff believes Jose Mourinho is setting a bad example to young people with his behavior. Cruyff launched an attack on the former Chelsea manager and reopened his war of words with Louis van Gaal during an interview with Sky Sports News on Tuesday. Mourinho has come in for criticism […]
There’s a sense of creeping dread familiar to Mexican soccer fans, that sinking feeling that occurs when the opposition progresses past the midfield and is driving at the back line: “Oh no. We can’t stop them.” Mexico has a long history of great goalkeepers and defensive midfielders. Defenders? El Tri hasn’t […]
Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is being lined up to become Liverpool's next boss after Brendan Rodgers was sacked. Here Press Association Sport looks at what the German will bring to Anfield should he be appointed. PERSONALITY Not an essential characteristic but certainly a welcome one. Klopp is a […]