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What Is The Premier League Cup?

In the next few weeks, Premier League chairmen will be presented with a couple of options to consider regarding their clubs playing overseas matches in an international competition in the near future. Two of the options being considered include a mini-tournament being played during a winter break, and a summer […]

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What to Expect From Southampton Striker Graziano Pelle

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has turned to his former club Feyenoord to sign the apparent replacement for Rickie Lambert — the £8million signing of 28-year-old striker Graziano Pellè. Pellè, who has never been capped for Italy as a full international, has had a decidedly mixed career thus far. Before playing for Feyenoord, […]

Zelalem is joining a distinguished U.S. men’s national team history at Rangers

We mentioned it easier today: Gedion Zelalem, loaned from Arsenal to Rangers, is stepping into a distinguished history of United States internationals at Ibrox Stadium. Though only five names long, the list includes some of the most impressive names the U.S. have ever produced – names that have 390 caps and 11 World Cup spots […]

Is Tottenham Jose Mourinho's Next Destination?

Paul Wilson in The Observer today writes an absorbing article about how England means the best of Europe, and how the domination of the Premiership clubs could accelerate the formation of a European Super League (albeit without the English teams). It’s a must-read article. Wilson concludes with an interesting question […]

What is Chelsea’s Best Starting Eleven?

There’s no getting around Chelsea’s slow start the season, both in the Premier League and the Champions League. Mourinho has experimented with different lineups and, as we saw Wednesday versus Basel, formations. Mind you, the squad isn’t unfamiliar with this kind of rotation. Benitez had Chelsea in a constant state […]

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Rafa Benitez backs under-fire Karim Benzema: ‘He is very important for us’

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has restated his support for French striker Karim Benzema amid increasing criticism of Benzema’s off-field behavior in his homeland. Benzema has been charged in France for his alleged participation in a blackmail case involving international teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. French Prime Minister […]