Alexander-Arnold 7/10, Firmino 8/10 as Liverpool fend off Chelsea

League leaders Liverpool stay five points clear of Manchester City after the Reds held off Chelsea for a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge. VAR controversy struck again as Liverpool went five points clear at the top of the Premier League…

Crystal Palace vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Football Match Report – September 22, 2019

Diogo Jota‘s last-gasp equaliser earned Wolverhampton Wanderers a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday as their wait for a first Premier League win of the season continued. A mistake by Joel Ward five minutes into stoppage time allowed Jota…

Man City 8-0 Watford ‘a joy to watch’ – Pep

Alejandro Moreno says Manchester City could have scored far more in their 8-0 win vs. Watford, and he wanted to see them do it. Manchester City’s 8-0 win over Watford was a “joy to watch” after the shock loss to Norwich…

The upside of Chelsea’s transfer ban: their youth movement finally gets to shine

It will happen at some point this season, possibly as early as November. Chelsea will play a game with seven homegrown players in their starting XI. Thus far, we’ve seen four: Andreas Christensen and Fikayo Tomori at the back, Mason…

Pogba, Martial out of West Ham, James a doubt

Paul Mariner breaks down the debate between Marcus Rashford and Tammy Abraham, giving the nod to the Manchester United forward. ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol details how Marcus Rashford has transformed into the most important piece of the puzzle at Manchester…

Emery rests Ozil despite just 71 mins. of action

Stewart Robson warns Arsenal will continue to give goals away if they don’t adjust to teams’ high presses when they try to play out of the back. Shaka Hislop slams Unai Emery for his lack of leadership and Arsenal for…

English games reporting hate crimes spikes 47 percent

Juan Mata criticised racist comments aimed at Paul Pogba as “cowardly” in an interview with ESPN’s Rob Dawson. Jadon Sancho has spoken out about the detrimental impact of racism in football, following the abuse given to Romelu Lukaku at Inter…

City defensive duo too old to always play – Pep

KHARKIV, Ukraine — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has suggested he will keep searching for a solution to his defensive crisis because Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi are too old to play every game. Fernandinho slotted in for the 3-0 win…

Tottenham’s Lloris open to playing in MLS

The FC crew discuss Harry Kane’s recent attempts to initiate contact in the penalty area, including his collision with Sokratis in the North London derby. After Watford parted ways with Javi Garcia, the FC crew assess the chances that Tottenham’s…

Africans Abroad: Will Ansu Fati be Africa’s next great superstar?

Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati is the name on everyone’s lips after the 16-year-old continued to write history in La Liga this weekend, following a start to the season that no one saw coming. The Bissau-born youngster has already broken records…

Toe Poke Daily: Guendouzi’s ‘2-1’ not first time hubris has backfired in soccer

Roberto Pereyra’s converted penalty brought Watford back from their two-goal deficit, to force a 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Vicarage Road. Shaka Hislop slams Unai Emery for his lack of leadership and Arsenal for their calamitous play out of the…

Man City have forced Liverpool to get better, now they might regret it

Two big questions were posed about the Premier League title race over the weekend: can Liverpool maintain their incredible form and just how far off the pace can Manchester City allow themselves to fall? If the answer to the first…

Aston Villa vs. West Ham United – Football Match Report – September 16, 2019

West Ham United, reduced to 10 men for the final 23 minutes, held on for a goalless draw at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Monday. – ESPN Premier League fantasy: Sign up now! The Hammers move up to…

Xhaka lashes out at ‘scared’ Arsenal after draw

Roberto Pereyra’s converted penalty brought Watford back from their two-goal deficit, to force a 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Vicarage Road. Arsenal skipper Granit Xhaka accused his teammates of being scared after the Gunners threw away a two-goal lead to…

Norwich’s blueprint for beating Man City, Liverpool become the hunted

Norwich may have offered the rest of the Premier League a blueprint for beating Man City, Liverpool are frontrunners once again and Arsenal show they simply aren’t getting better under Unai Emery. It’s Nick MIller’s Weekend Review. JUMP TO: Farke…

Zinchenko, entire Man City back four earn 4/10 in damaging defeat at Norwich

Kenny McLean, Todd Cantwell and Teemu Pukki were enough to secure a 3-2 victory for the Canaries, who produced an incredible display to deliver an early blow to City’s title ambitions. Positives As expected, the reigning champions dictated possession for…

Sheffield United vs. Southampton – Football Match Report – September 14, 2019

Southampton beat Sheffield United 1-0 at Bramall Lane to pick up their second victory of the Premier League season after a brilliant individual effort from Moussa Djenepo gave the visitors all three points on Saturday. In a goalless first half,…