Deolu Akingbade

I’m an African football analyst who loves cheering for Atletico Madrid and Nigeria. 14-years-old, WorldSoccerTalk contributor.

STORIES BY Deolu Akingbade

Leagues: Serie A

/ 30 days ago

Romelu Lukaku thriving under Inzaghi system at Inter Milan

When Romelu Lukaku arrived at Chelsea from Inter for $125 million, he was expected to produce goals and lots of them. Yet, despite his massive price tag and Chelsea's Champions League victory the season before, Lukaku was like a ghost. He scored just eight goals in 26 Premier League games and struggled to get involved […]


/ 30 days ago

Premier League wrap-up: Man City go top

Manchester City beat Fulham 2-1 to finally pull ahead of Arsenal in the title race by one point with a game to spare. The action started early in the 2nd minute when Tim Ream clattered into Julian Alvarez in the penalty box. Erling Haaland took and scored the following penalty, giving City an early lead […]

Bayern Munich

/ 30 days ago

Bayern Munich beat Hertha Berlin to go top of Bundesliga

Bayern Munich defeated Hertha Berlin 2-0 thanks to a pair of second-half goals from Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry. Bayern climbs back to the top of the Bundesliga, leading second-placed Dortmund by a single point with four league games left. Hertha Berlin themselves sink to the bottom of the Bundesliga and are six points away […]


/ 30 days ago

Tim Ream injured for season, could miss Nations League in June

Fulham defender and key United States player Tim Ream is out for the season with an apparent right elbow injury. The Fulham physio helped him off the pitch with his right elbow in a sling. The injury could be concerning for Anthony Hudson and the United States ahead of the Nations League semifinals, where they […]

AC Milan

/ 31 days ago

Roma denied by late chaos in 1-1 draw with AC Milan

Roma were left wondering just what had happened as their 1-1 draw with AC Milan finished with a bang. Both Tammy Abraham and Alexis Saelemakers scored injury-time goals to ensure the two teams shared crucial points in the battle for Champions League qualification. Roma, missing Chris Smalling through a thigh injury and Georginio Wijnaldum with […]


/ 31 days ago

Nottingham Forest suffer blow in 2-1 defeat to Brentford

Nottingham Forest thought they were on for yet another bright result away to Brentford. They took the lead through Danilo's opener but ultimately collapsed to a 2-1 defeat. Forest, though, are still just one point in front of 18th place with one extra game played. Although Saturday's weather at Brentford was mild, Brentford's duel with […]


/ 36 days ago

Unrivaled dominance of the Barcelona women's team

Throughout most of women's soccer history, and through today, many teams are not professional. Players earned less money, had worse facilities, and it was harder to grow their division without huge financial backing. England, the Netherlands and France are all examples of leagues that professionalized early. Consequently, these three countries are bearing national team success. […]

Huddersfield Town

/ 51 days ago

Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart is an avid Huddersfield Town fan

When actors are not giving chairmen managerial advice or being the face of a popular FX TV show, they sometimes enjoy sports in their free time. Will Ferrell is a Chelsea fan, Brad Pitt loves Liverpool, and Jackie Chan likes Manchester City. So it's not surprising that Star Trek and X-Men actor Patrick Stewart is […]


/ 51 days ago

USWNT beats Ireland 2-0

The US women's national team (USWNT) beat #22-ranked Ireland 2-0, with goals from Emily Fox and Lindsey Horan leading the way. The US team have been dominant, winning big games against several top teams like Canada (#6), Japan (#11), and Brazil (#9) in the SheBelieves Cup. Not only have they had success on the pitch […]


/ 51 days ago

Arsenal's title hopes hurt as Liverpool comes from behind to draw

Liverpool surged back to claim a point at home against league leaders Arsenal, pushing them towards a top-seven spot while hurting Arsenal's chances of winning the league. Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal's electric winger who has scored 13 Premier League goals and added three assists in 29 league goals, opened the scoring in the 8th minute. Bukayo […]


/ 51 days ago

Chelsea accumulate $1billion+ loss but claim FFP compliance

Chelsea recently became the first club to accumulate losses of over $1 billion. Many financial experts think Chelsea's sudden loss of revenue was because of British government sanctions put on previous owner Roman Abramovich, which hurt ticket sales, contract negotiations, and more. Chelsea post huge loss The operating loss, valued at $292 million, puts them […]

Spurs luck out as ref missed penalty for Brighton, admits Webb

The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) has admitted VAR made a mistake in Tottenham's controversial 2-1 win over Brighton on Saturday. Referee chief Howard Webb contacted Brighton to apologize for the mistake. A thrilling match that pitted two contenders for European football against each other saw numerous controversies, one of which came in the […]


/ 51 days ago

James Corden influenced Boehly to hire Lampard, says report

A new report has surfaced alleging that popular The Late Late Show host James Corden played a significant role in Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly's decision to hire Frank Lampard. A West Ham fan, Corden gave his new friend Boehly his opinion on who should have taken the Chelsea managerial seat. Although names like Luis Enrique […]


/ 57 days ago

It is time for Brazil to break tradition and hire a foreign coach

Brazil's loss on penalties to Croatia at the 2022 World Cup marked the end of an era. As Marquinhos' penalty hit the post and the Croatian team celebrated in front of a stunned Al Rayyan crowd, dreams were killed. Brazil, which entered the tournament as the favorites, was not as mighty as believed. A remarkably […]


/ 72 days ago

How Brazil state championships help and hurt Brazilian soccer

Brazil's state championships are a unique set of 26 leagues that run across the different federal areas of the country. Most states run their championship between January and April. However, there are some states where the competition runs slightly later. The state championships include the famous Brazilian teams who compete within the national Campeonato Brasileiro […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 78 days ago

Darwin Núñez at Liverpool: Unable to finish, or wildly unlucky?

Darwin Núñez arrived at Liverpool in the 2022 summer window from Benfica. His previous stint in Portugal was fruitful; he scored 34 goals in 40 total appearances. The game that caught the attention of many soccer fans and mainstream news outlets was Benfica vs. Barcelona, where Núñez netted a brace to triumph over a catastrophic […]


/ 93 days ago

Enzo Fernandez shines despite Chelsea's poor form

Enzo Fernandez has made a positive start to his Chelsea career. In an otherwise difficult period, his form has been a bright spot for the Stamford Bridge side. After signing during the January transfer window, Fernandez has hit the ground running and made himself an integral part of the Blue's line-up as they seek to […]
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/ 97 days ago

Schalke among the driving forces for growing Esports scene

COVID changed the soccer world. Clubs couldn’t rely on ticket sales as teams moped around empty, depressing stadiums. Revenue from broadcasting became vital, and streaming services gained more power. It also changed many teams’, and leagues’, business plans. With empty stadiums, the associated revenue from ticket sales and concessions is dormant. As a result, teams […]

Leagues: Serie A

/ 99 days ago

Dominance of Victor Osimhen taking Napoli to new heights

Across Europe's top-five leagues, Victor Osimhen is a major reason for why Napoli is the most in-form team with dominance domestically and continentally. The Nigerian striker, combining seamlessly with Georgian Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, has 18 goals. That is five better than second-place Lautaro Martínez at Inter Milan. More impressive, though, is that Osimhen has done it […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 115 days ago

Meteoric rise of City's Rico Lewis

The Manchester City academy is quickly earning the title of one of the best academies in Europe. Phil Foden and Cole Palmer are currently jostling for first-team minutes, while players like Kasper Schmeichel, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Joey Barton have all played in the academy at one point or another. The prestigious club may have another […]