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This Premier League season might not have a Leicester City fairytale or a runaway leader, but it is one of the strangest in recent years. For the last few campaigns, it appeared the midtable was becoming a thing of the past. Relegation battles stretched up to midtable, with very few teams in the safe buffer zone between the dogfight and the European spots. Burnley, somehow, found their way into th...
It must be a long time since Liverpool and Manchester United played each other pre-Christmas and were so far apart in the table. Sixteen points separates them, and it looked like putting together a combined XI for these two teams would be a heavily skewed affair. If both teams were fully fit, Anthony Martial might be the only United player to deserve inclusion against his Liverpool counterpart, S...
Liverpool and Manchester United have a long and intense history. In the Premier League era, the two have grown to be close in titles, although in the past decade the pendulum of competitiveness has swung one way and now the other. These days, however, they are no longer the league table rivals of old. The most feverish competition between fan groups, then, has moved into proxy wars, outside of the...
There will be joy for some, disappointment for others. The Champions League group stage comes to a close this week and only a select group of clubs will be making it into the Round of 16. For the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur only a win on Matchday 6 is likely to keep them in the competition. But several European giants have already booked their place in the knockout stages and will us...
On loan at Derby County, Harry Wilson endeared himself to fans of Liverpool, his parent club, when he knocked Manchester United out of the Carabao Cup with a stunning free-kick at Old Trafford earlier this season. The winger has done so well at Pride Park, under the tutelage of Frank Lampard, that there has been talk that Liverpool may even recall him in January. However, the more likely outcome i...
Watch all UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League games live with B/R Live. Fans in the U.S. can stream on all devices including mobile, web and connected devices. Click here to download The devastating hat-trick at the Camp Nou against PSV. The wonderful Wembley display against Tottenham Hotspur. The sumptuous strike in Eindhoven. Leo Messi promised to do everything possible to bring the Cha...
Who makes the cut in our select line-up from the Red Devils and the Gunners?
We take a look at three Serie A defenders linked with a January move to Manchester United
Unai Emery has made headlines by dropping Mesut Ozil and not knowing where he was during the North London derby. But these stats, highlighted in September, give him justification for doing so.
Maxwel Cornet scored twice against Manchester City on Tuesday night but he might have had more. Every time Lyon attacked, it seemed he was at the centre of it. On one occasion he was denied by a superb Aymeric Laporte block. On another his downward volley bounced up and onto the bar. When he did find the net, it was with style. His first goal was expertly finished, a well-placed shot into the top...
20 years ago today, Steven Gerrard made his Liverpool debut. In an in-depth retrospective, Ryan Baldi charts the Reds icon's career.
We've analysed the permutations for every club in Champions League action on Wednesday night, including what Liverpool and Tottenham need from their remaining two fixtures
After Claudio Ranieri got his tenure as Fulham manager off to a winning start, this article from earlier this week detailed how he can engineer a Fulham revival. Maybe he was reading it!
Lucas Moura would have been forgiven for losing hope last season. The Brazilian forward made just 11 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur having signed from Paris Saint-Germain in January, and looked lost, out of place. This season, though, he has been reinvigorated. Tottenham were criticised for their inactivity in the summer transfer window, but Lucas, such has been his level of improvement, feels...
After being passed and dribbled into near extinction by the advent of the fashionable attacking midfielder, the role of the pure goalscoring striker is quietly starting to make a comeback. The idea of a central forward whose primary and secondary role is to put the ball in the back of the net was thought to be a dying art with tactical flexibility believed to be the way forward as the Messi-Ronald...
A year ago, Christian Pulisic appeared to have the football world at his feet. Becoming an increasingly key player at club level with Borussia Dortmund, the Hershey, Pennsylvania, native had assumed a central role on the senior international stage with the USA and was one of the most-wanted young attackers in the world. Now, though, as the USA prepare to face England in a Wembley friendly, Pulisic...
It had taken him 45 minutes to find his rhythm, but by the time he burst clear of Mats Hummels, leaving the World Cup winner grasping at air in his wake, Jadon Sancho had taken control. The 18-year-old Englishman had already made quite the impression in the early weeks of the 2018/19 Bundesliga season, gradually working his way into a starting berth for Borussia Dortmund thanks to a string of impr...
With Didier Drogba expected to announce his retirement, we take a look back at the Chelsea legend's time in the Premier League.
Two Palmeiras goals early in the second half threatened to deprive the football world of a unique historical moment. Trailing 2-0 from the first leg and 1-0 down in the return fixture, the Brazilians, chasing four goals in order to progress to the 2018 Copa Libertadores final, came out swinging. But Boca Juniors regained control and composure, sealing a comfortable 4-2 aggregate victory thanks to...
Linked with a big-money move to Manchester City, we look at Crystal Palace youngster Aaron Wan-Bissaka's evolution from youth-team forward to one of Europe's best young right-backs
Chelsea have been linked with a move for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson. After two seasons disrupted by injury the frontman is proving himself to be one of the Premier League's best. He would be ready for a move to Stamford Bridge.
It was supposed to be easy they said, Liverpool were in control of their Champions League group they said. Red Star Belgrade had other ideas, and after two first half goals, beat the Reds 2-0 on Tuesday. Even before kick-off, you knew it was going to be an interesting night with the home crowd in full voice, looking to wash away memories of their away trips to Anfield and Paris. Liverpool dominate...
After conceding four against Bournemouth, we take a look at Fulham's defensive issues
The creation of the UEFA Nations League has meant that international breaks no longer feel quite so disappointing, and this break was full of action. The Netherlands surprised everyone with their 3-0 win over Germany, but the big surprise result of the week was Gibraltar travelling to Armenia and getting a 1-0 win, their first-ever competitive victory. Joseph Chipolina will go down in history as...
Xherdan Shaqiri admits he has found life at Liverpool tough-going but the Swiss star can still shine for the Reds.
With rumours that Arsenal are lining up a move for the teenage playmaker, this article from November details why cubs should - and indeed are - interested in him.
One of the most gifted players to star in the Premier League and a hero to Barcelona legend Xavi. As he celebrates his 50th birthday read about what made Matt Le Tissier so special.
With Bayern Munich struggling and Borussia Dortmund's attacking swagger returning, the Bundesliga the German top flight may actually have its first title race for several years.
In an eerily empty Station HNK in Rijeka, England and Croatia played out a game as bereft of life and atmosphere as it was of goals. The Three Lions picked up their first point of the inaugural UEFA Nations League and manager Gareth Southgate will take encouragement from the way his side were unthreatened by the team who knocked them out of the 2018 World Cup at the semi-final stage back in July....
Coming soon to a Football League club near you? We've profile the best midfielders in the Vanarama National League
We spoke to former Tottenham defender Justin Edinburgh about his plans for Leyton Orient
The Vanarama National League has become a breeding ground for ex-pros taking their first steps into management. Here, we look at eight National League managers who featured regularly in the Premier League before they hung up their boots and addressed a tactics board.
The Vanarama National Leagues are currently home to a handful of exciting projects, clubs with lofty plans propped up by owners with deep pockets. Here, we look at four such teams.
On Sunday night, John Terry called time on his 23 year career. Long-remembered as Chelsea's captain and leader, he ended his spell as a player with a stint at Aston Villa. We looked back at all he achieved. How will you remember the former England international?