How Firmino and Salah Sterling and De Bruyne rank among best duos in soccer when it comes to chemistry

Duos are dying. Back when everyone played a 4-4-2, there were pairs everywhere. You had two centerbacks, wingers and full-backs, two midfielders and two strikers. The treble-winning Manchester United side of 1998-99 played Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole up front,…

Manchester City appeal 2-year UEFA competition ban for FFP violation

Gab Marcotti explains what comes next for Manchester City in their effort to appeal their two-year ban. Julien Laurens explains how Manchester City’s UEFA ban will be perceived by other big clubs around Europe. Shaka Hislop discusses the permutations Manchester…

Arsenal’s Arteta hopes Aubameyang rejects Barcelona, extends contract

Mikel Arteta discusses Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s recent performances for Arsenal amid links to Inter Milan. Steve Nicol says Arsenal have a new mentality under Mikel Arteta and just need personnel changes to dominate. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace helps Arsenal see out a…

Man United’s Fernandes mix of Scholes Veron – Solskjaer

Ale Moreno praises Bruno Fernandes’ instant impact for Manchester United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident gaining Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo will help Manchester United win. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer credits Anthony Martial for his goal and says the ball was…

Man United’s Pogba praises Liverpool but ‘we don’t want them to win the title’

Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba could be out for “another few months.” Despite his brilliant goal against Watford, the FC crew can’t look past Anthony Martial’s inconsistency at Man United. Paul Pogba has said that although…

Hakim Ziyech can be Chelsea’s new Eden Hazard, if they let him loose

One of the most thrilling sights in football is watching Hakim Ziyech fire a 50-metre, cross-field pass. Ziyech thinks so too. He’ll often pause for a split-second to admire its flight. Sometimes, after backheeling his way past another opponent, he’ll…

Liverpool make their extraordinary record-breaking exploits look ordinary in win vs. West Ham

Don Hutchison says Liverpool can’t play like they did against West Ham and expect to beat Atletico Madrid. LIVERPOOL, England — There is something remarkable about the Liverpool team that is now just four victories away from claiming the Premier…

Arsenal vs. Everton – Football Match Report – February 23, 2020

A Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brace was enough to see Arsenal past Everton in a 3-2 goal fest on Sunday that saw Andre Gomes make his return to competitive football after suffering a horror injury in November. Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin opened…

Chelsea’s Rudiger on December Tottenham incident ‘Racism has won’

Craig Burley says Tottenham are going to have a tough summer ahead with Jose Mourinho in charge. The FC crew react to the alleged racial abuse directed at Porto’s Moussa Marega vs. Guimaraes. Craig Burley and Steve Nicol cannot wrap…

Premier League review Mourinho’s whining is wearing thin Fernandes fits at Man United Burnley get lucky

Another wild weekend in the Premier League is done and dusted. We get you caught up on the action with the Weekend Review. JUMP TO: Mourinho’s moaning | Vertonghen done at Spurs? | Giroud could be key for Chelsea |…

Southampton vs. Aston Villa – Football Match Report – February 22, 2020

Shane Long scored his third goal in six games for Southampton. Getty Southampton continued their surge from the Premier League’s bottom half towards mid-table after opportunist goals from Shane Long and Stuart Armstrong gave them a 2-0 home win over Aston…

Chelsea’s Lampard on VAR admitting error over Lo Celso red card: ‘Not good enough’

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has labelled the Premier League’s VAR team’s acceptance they should have issued a red card to Giovani Lo Celso during their 2-1 win over Tottenham as “not good enough.” Spurs’ Lo Celso appeared to stamp on Cesar…

Leicester City vs. Manchester City – Football Match Preview – February 22, 2020

MANCHESTER, England, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has indicated that he is open to extending his stay at the Premier League champions beyond 2021 when his current contract ends even though the club faces a potential…

Premier League preview Chelsea vs Tottenham could get ugly

The Premier League is back at it after some notable midweek European action. Here’s what to look out for: JUMP TO: Leicester beat City with no Ndidi? | Arsenal finding stride | Angry Alli must move on | Game to watch | Team that…

Man City players committed despite UEFA ban – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola gives his reaction to the European ban imposed on his Man City side by UEFA for the first time. Ale Moreno believes Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry doesn’t need to chase a move to Man City. Steve Nicol explains…

Man United’s McTominay set to return against Watford – Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer credits Anthony Martial for his goal and says the ball was a reason for Man United’s draw. ESPN’s Alexis Nunes explores who is to blame for Manchester United’s problems and how the club can rebuild.  Man United…

Premier League Champions League race: Will Man United, Chelsea or Arsenal qualify?

The race for Champions League qualification has never been more intense in the Premier League, with as many as eight clubs eyeing fourth position behind the top three of Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester. If City fail in their bid…

Man United’s Rashford a doubt for Euro 2020 – Solskjaer

Manchester United heap more pressure on Frank Lampard to keep Chelsea in a Champions League spot. The FC guys explain how Chelsea’s defeat has given new life to the race for the Champions League. Frank Lampard criticises the two VAR…

Wenger’s offside law change ‘impossible’ for next season – IFAB chief

Frank Lampard criticises the two VAR decisions that proved costly for Chelsea in their loss to Man United. Don Hutchison and Frank Leboeuf are stunned that VAR didn’t see Fred’s push in Chelsea’s disallowed goal. VAR disallows a Wolverhampton goal…

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola staying despite UEFA ban

Steve Nicol explains why Man City’s Champions League ban won’t affect Pep Guardiola’s loyalty to the club. Julien Laurens explains how Manchester City’s UEFA ban will be perceived by other big clubs around Europe. Gab Marcotti explains what comes next…