The Serbian’s contributions at Stamford Bridge were pivotal in European success in consecutive years. Branislav Ivanovic and Chelsea were fighting what was the battle of their lives. The venue was … Continue Reading Remembering Branislav Ivanović’s epic 2011/12 season
The MENA region is a largely unmined land for talent. Mohamed Salah, Hakim Ziyech and Achraf Hakimi have shown that great players lie within it, as David Cohen finds out.
Already a Europa League winner with Sevilla, twenty two year old Jules Koundé is another terrific French talent. It will likely be no time before he is the talk of your club’s rumour mill.
This titanic clash in 2007 is remembered as a dramatic goal filled occasion. Yet behind the goals, there were a number of tactical battles that set the foundations to a classic encounter.
For all their exciting attacking intent and impressive individual talent, Brighton still find themselves seventeenth in the Premier League. This is an analysis of their season so far, and where things can pick up.
The CHAN tournament is a competition which gives an opportunity to lesser known African footballers to showcase their ability and some have done just that. There may be no African … Continue Reading Five U23 players catching the eye at CHAN 2020
The transfer rumour mill will be churning out the usual suspects’ names once more. Yet these young midfielders represent cheaper, uncovered gems for your club to take a look at this January, or in the Summer.
The African continent has produced some of the best players to have played the game. These next five could follow suit. There has never been a greater time for African … Continue Reading Five players from the African continent set to break-out in 2021
The financial restrictions of the pandemic has forced scouting teams to become creative. Those in search of a centre-back should look no further. It’s that time again. Christmas is over, … Continue Reading Transfer window special: Five underrated centre-back targets
Joško Gvardiol’s recent transfer to RB Leipzig turned heads in football circles. Was this relative unknown the latest great recruit by the German club? James Beagley assesses this diamond talent’s potential.
The Eredevisie’s talent pool is bulging at the seams. AZ Alkmaar’s Jesper Karlsson is yet another catching the eye, as Adam Khan explores what makes this young Swede so special.
Rodrigo de Paul has carried his Udinese side to the point that he is now a league leading midfielder. One that Europe should take good notice of.
Powerful, creative, and ridiculously talented. Tanguy Ndombele is a remarkable talent. Yet for all his ability, his career has been anything but plain sailing. First Time Finish spoke to The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare about Mourinho’s mercurial midfielder.
VfB Stuttgart’s 5-1 demolition of Borussia Dortmund turned heads across Europe. However their recent success goes beyond this one result, and has come after years of short sightedness.
In 2019/20, Emiliano Buendia was among the Premier League’s best creators. After being relegated with Norwich, once again the league’s clubs are turning his way.
Upon winning the 2019 U-20 World Cup’s Golden Ball, Kang-in Lee was marked as one of world football’s brightest talents. Now is the time for him to prove his worth, in a struggling and damaged Valencia team.