Ardent United fan Anirudh Shenoy has a crack on the tactical approach/approaches Jose Mourinho might deploy to try coming anywhere near stopping the unstoppable force that is Manchester City.
13 wins on the bounce and a mammoth 8 point gap in the league. It’s almost as if City are toying
Jordan Russell gives his two pence on the Les Monégasques project and reflects on what awaits for Leonardo Jardim and his Monaco side.
Some observers will tell you that Monaco’s decline in form was inevitable, given the fact several key players were sold during the summer for astonishing sums of money.
The capital of Spain, Madrid is the home of two top European teams; Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid is known to be one of the best, if not the best, and most successful club in the world. Los Blancos are the only team to win “Club of the
Football is a funny game, they say. Going into the season, Burnley had lost two of their key players from last season (who contributed majorly to them avoiding relegation) in Michael Keane and Andre Gray to Everton and Watford, respectively. They were installed as the second most favourites to be
Kenny – The King of the Kop who changed Liverpool F.C. forever
Kenny Dalglish had a unique career in football, not just on the pitch but off it as well. He holds the unwanted tag of possibly being the only footballer to have personally witnessed three of the game’s biggest
European football has been blessed by some of the greatest strikers to have graced the green fields across the continent, and this trend is ever so prominent today. From Suarez to Lewandowski to Kane, each of Europe’s top 5 leagues has deadly strikers lighting up the scoring charts. These big
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to renew his long standing rivalry with Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho, as the Gunners host United in what promises to be a cracker of a match this Saturday. Here is our match preview by Neeraj Nair.
Arsenal have been in great form since their
November! The month that every Arsenal fan dreads. Arsenal have been historically poor in this month of the year, taking an average of 1.6 points per premier league game in this month under Arsene Wenger. This month in all competitions Arsenal won 3 games out of 6 and 3 out
Matchday 14 proved to be an exciting round of Premier League games, as City maintained a firm 8 point lead at the top after their dramatic stoppage time victory against a resilient Southampton. Tottenham dropped 3 points to move down to seventh, while an excellent 4-2 win against Watford ensured
At 5’6, Lucas Torreira isn’t exactly the most imposing of figures at the heart of midfield. In a position generally dominated by bigger, more physical players, the young Uruguayan has carved himself a niche in the Serie A making him one of the best midfielders in the league. Guest EADF
The outlaws of the game don’t get enough credit for their accomplishments, and Diego Costa is a perfect example of that. @Marceloholic(Twitter handle) takes a look at how he became a key component of the recent success that Chelsea have enjoyed in the Premier League after moving to Stamford Bridge
Ah, the top 6. How they hog the limelight! At times, it is almost as if there are two completely different leagues going on. One being the top 6, and the other one right below it . This does not mean that the ones below aren’t quality teams. The Premier
On the 1st of October 2017, thousands took to the streets of Barcelona, capital of Spain’s most prosperous and wealthiest region, Catalonia. This time, however, it wasn’t a procession to watch the game against Las Palmas, which was played behind closed doors. This was a procession that would mark what
Commercialisation. A term used at some point in time in every sport across the globe. For football, the 21st century has been the era of commercialisation for the sport. But what exactly does commercialisation entail?
When a sport reaches a global audience, a material audience which will attract people in
In an attempt to create something beautiful, one has to constantly supervise it. The final touches; the pinnacle of perfection can only be achieved by someone who is mad enough to pursue it no matter what. He has envisioned a dream, which he is willing to turn into reality. However,
So, eleven games into the Premier league season, the pace has been well and truly set by a rampant Manchester City side who are already 8 points clear at the top of the table. They have been nothing short of incredible to watch and their philosophy of staying true to
The Signing of Cristiano Ronaldo in June 2009 slowly paved way for Real Madrid to kill the role of the out and out striker.The primary responsibility of the striker at Real Madrid changed into a distributor. Here,we will look at how Karim Benzema evolved to play that role.
When the World Cup kicks off next summer most eyes of football fans will be focused on a certain team in yellow .If football were a brand one could say Brazil are the brand ambassadors. They’ve easily been the greatest and most popular team in the sport having won the
The Beautiful Game – A monthly exclusive where fans talk about their fondest/most unforgettable memories with a ball on their feet. Today Resident EADF writer Ayush recollects a story that might not be his fondest, but one he will never forget.
Its Friday evening and I can almost smell the weekend.
The Ultras: For centuries, sports has always been a source of entertainment for people. It has many forms, versions and varieties.However,in the past few decades, football has been the most popular sport in this world. The joy of watching 22 players battle it out on the field for supremacy is
In La Liga we’re all used to hearing about the “Big 3” and how they dominate Europe. But today we take a deeper look into the lower teams and their tactical advancements. Teams like Celta and Valencia are playing beautiful football but are not getting the recognition deserved as the
While the attention would be on the Chelsea – Manchester United clash on Sunday afternoon for obvious reasons, City vs Arsenal is the more intriguing tie this weekend in the Premier League for those with a taste for free-flowing, end-to-end football.
Manchester City are flying high at the moment, steamrolling every
“Kante going all the way through! Ohhhh, It gets better and better for Chelsea. Talk about rubbing Mourinho’s nose in it.”
Kante put the icing on the cake the last time these two sides met at The Bridge for a League game.
Those were the words that resonated through television sets across
If you’re an Arsenal fan, every month is eventful and you are just one defeat away from crisis. The month of October was no different. It was an eventful month during which a lot happened on and off the field, with some shocking defending vs Watford to absolutely ripping Everton
Phil Jones has been at the root of Manchester United’s defensive solidarity this season, and we dive into what he’s done right and how he’s helped them to the best defensive showing in the league.
Jose Mourinho’s teams operate with a particular template. His back 4 has one attacking Full Back,
A wounded lion is said to be more ferocious. However, the lion does not attack the person who inflicted the wound. Time to rewind the clock to where it all began. The u-17 Euros has five spots for qualification to the u-17 World Cup. However, the qualification part did not
Pressure. Disappointment. Agony. Three words that sum up England’s recent World Cup history and performances. No other nation feels the pressure more than England, with fans, pundits and the media craving for success. England has had some legends play in the last three World Cups but each time the team
Majestic, Lazy, Mercurial, Weak, there are many an adjective that one could use for Mesut Ozil. At his best, he could make a fool of even the best of defences with just one pass, at his worst though, he could cost his team points through his lack of positional discipline.
Somewhere in the middle of the first half of the season ,it can be said that the very foundation has been set for the plot to unfold.Manchester City are pulling away and there are ominous signs for the others in the top-6. With the Terriers pulling out a shocker and
Often lingering in the shadow of English football’s giants in the northwest, this season was meant to represent a turning point for Everton. Heavy spending ushered in by billionaire Farhad Moshiri’s takeover in February 2016 saw parallels being drawn with Sheikh Mansour’s Manchester City acquisition in 2008. Moshiri’s project is
History and their development – RB Leipzig is not your normal Bundesliga club. They have made their way into the first division, creating waves amongst many for outperforming the usual suspects – similar to Leicester in the Premier League. However, there is more than one difference between those two clubs.
It seemed to take an eternity for Eder’s shot to streak across the turf and into the back of the net. Portugal had been through the misery of losing to an underdog at home, as they did against Greece in 2004, and all of France that saw the ball trickle
The 2008-09 season had a surprise in store for Bundesliga watchers. VfL Wolfsburg were managed by Felix Magath, a manager who knew his ways around the Bundesliga. Yet, no one imagined them to build on their previous 5th place finish to become Champions of Germany. How did Felix Magath manage
The Brazilians aka Seleção Brasileira de Futebol) are known to be the most successful national team on this planet. After a horror exit from the last edition of the FIFA World Cup in 2014 which saw the favourites and host nation Brazil get knocked out in the semifinal against a
What a night of South American Football. Argentina witness a miracle courtesy of “Magical Messi”. Uruguay decimates Bolivia. Brazil dent the hopes of Chile at Sao Paulo, Jesus scoring a brace. Peru are through to their First ever World Cup. First Iceland and now Peru to play their first ever
Kyle Walker’s move to Manchester City, worth an initial 50 million Euros , made him the most expensive English player in history.However, he’s gone about operating at right full back, in a very different role at Manchester City as opposed to his time at Tottenham. This can primarily be explained
The time draws near as the Young Colts of India are all set to begin a football revolution in India. The young boys need to be at their very best as they play the first group match against the USA. The young Indians play them in Delhi at Jawaharlal Nehru
Portsmouth Football club- The famous blue and white Pompey as they were called.
If you were watching football from the 90’s and 2000’s, you would know that they were one of the big clubs of the Premier league. Harry Redknapp winning them the FA cup in 2008, remember that? But hey,
It is true “Change is the only constant.” However, instances arise when such statements need to be revised. Ask any football follower their point of view on a certain topic, there will be a different conclusion every time. For instance, who the all time best goalkeeper is , the best
All appeared to be well at Merseyside from the moment the little Brazilian was back and amongst the goals with a win over Leicester away from home. But issues in the week in Europe and then away at St.James’ Park, have put the men from Anfield and Jurgen Klopp in
29th September2017. The day that many a football fan was waiting for. The day that FIFA 18 arrived. This game was supposed to be a huge improvement on the previous year’s work with a much anticipated continuation in the chapter of ‘The Journey’.
There are many Positives and negatives to FIFA
Plans to expand Old Trafford are underway as officials in United are charting out a plan to increase the stadium capacity to 88,000 from 75,643 by adding an extra tier to the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand.
The planned expansion will see Old Trafford become the third largest football stadium in Europe
‘It’s more than just a game, it’s a way of life. For years, Football Manager has dominated our lives, driving friends and family crazy with our aspirations of virtual glory.The more you win, the more you want to keep playing. The more you lose, the more you need to keep
The model of football is witness to a tremendous change. Gone are those days when the colossal hype and fan craze were only for the European elites. With the dawn of the new age, football has become a medium to expand and explore new nations. It has become a new
What an eventful month in the world of Arsenal Football Club. It has been a much better month compared to the one that they had in August. After that humiliating loss to Liverpool, Arsenal have picked themselves up and have remained unbeaten in September in all competitions. They have had
19th May 2012. This is a day that will forever be engraved in every Chelsea fan’s heart. This was the day Chelsea beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. This was the day that showed football in all its glory and passion. This was the day when Chelsea became the
Ancelotti’s sacking shows that even Bayern aren’t immune to the whims of modern football.
A third exclusive by Kabir Ali
Germany are, always have been and will continue to be a football powerhouse. Very few things are constant in football, and this is one of them.
And of German football, Bayern Munich
A detailed look into Pep Guardiola’s journey from a footballer to a genius manager empowering every team that was fortunate enough to be managed by him.
It is difficult to quantify force. Sure, Mass times Acceleration, I know, I have received schooling (if not an education). But what about the force
Romelu Lukaku scored his sixth Premier League goal of the season to give Manchester United a hard-fought victory at Southampton.
Lukaku broke the deadlock on 20 minutes, converting the rebound after Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster parried his header from Ashley Young’s cross.
The result maintains United’s unbeaten start to their league campaign,
An exclusive preview of the HERO Indian Super League by EADF Guest writer Ajay Franklin Skimmer.
The HERO Indian Super League, India’s most popular football league is back for its fourth edition this 2017 and it is ready to provide some scintillating football action for the Indian fans. The introduction
The day Charly Musonda shed a tear.
There was an air of inevitability in Chelsea’s League cup opener against Forest last night. The Champions looked the part and completed a routine victory against a team, that had narrowly escaped relegation to League One in May.
Antonio Conte, opted for Antonio Rudiger, Andreas
A Second exclusive by EADF writer Kabir Ali.
The long road to recovery.
Of the things that are the hardest to achieve in football, few come close to having to get back on your perch once someone comes along and knocks you off. And for Spain, it doesn’t make it any easier
“FIFPro have announced the 55 nominees for the 2017 FIFA World XI.
About 25 000 professional footballers from all over the world took part in the nomination process, and the players with the most votes were listed among the 55 nominees.
The World XI, which will be announced during the FIFA awards
Manchester United made it a frustrating homecoming for Wayne Rooney as they thrashed Everton 4-0 at Old Trafford on Super Sunday.
Wayne Rooney’s return to Old Trafford ended in a dismal defeat – embossed by three late goals – which sent Everton into the bottom three.
Antonio Valencia smashed a shot past
The Original London derby, a prestigious fixture on the Premier League calendar, Chelsea vs Arsenal may not have had goals, but it was one of the most entertaining goalless draws this season.
Arsenal would be the happier of the two with this result as they managed to keep a clean sheet
Sunday, September 17th. It’s going to be Blue vs. Red. North London vs. South London. Conte vs. Wenger. Yes, that’s right, that’s the sound of the first big London Derby of the season. The Gunners make the short trip to Stamford Bridge, on the back of a shaky start to
Liverpool’s frustrating week continued as Burnley battled hard for a well-deserved 1-1 draw at Anfield on Saturday despite the return of Philippe Coutinho to the starting XI.
Sean Dyche’s side took the lead against the run of play in the 27th minute through Scott Arfield but the hosts responded three minutes
Marouane Fellaini came on as a substitute for an injured Paul Pogba in United’s Champions League bow against FC Basel. At the end of the night, he had a headed goal and the man of the match award neatly tucked away.
This marked a remarkable turn of events for Fellaini, who
Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham brushed aside their Wembley curse and opened their Champions League group campaign with a 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side were in front after just four minutes when Harry Kane found Heung-min Son on the break, allowing the South Korean to charge down
Chelsea and Arsenal have produced some riveting games against each other in the Premier league era. Let us have a look at five of the best games these two London rivals have played against each other –
Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal (March 22nd 2014)
Referee sends off Gibbs wrongly for mistaken identity despite
A Second exclusive by EADF Guest writer Kartik Lal.
As an avid football fan, the summer of 2017 was exhilarating and pretty intense, We saw transfer records getting broken left right and centre. Teams like Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and United, Everton, Liverpool have broken their transfer records in the Premier
North Korea : Bengaluru Football Club will be delighted with their result earlier today which resulted in them qualifying to the Inter-zone final of the AFC Cup. They won 3-0 on aggregate.
Bengaluru CF headed into today’s match with a 3-0 first leg advantage and their solid performance today ensured that
Lionel Messi ended his long barren run against Gianluigi Buffon and then left many wondering why it took him so long as he added another in show of strength from Barcelona.
The Serie A champions beat Barca by the same scoreline in the quarter-finals last season before holding out for a
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Dembélé gets his first start as a Barça player. Messi had his breakthrough match vs Juventus, will it be the same for him?
Paul Pogba’s first CL game for @ManUtd. Played one Europa League game (v Athletic Bilbao) prior to return. Ashley Young started then
Always leave the best for last and this year’s Group H is just that. The traditional ‘Group of Death’ features Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspur and APOEL Nicosia. One can almost write off APOEL before the games have even started due to the ability of the other teams. The
This Group promises to be one of the most entertaining groups of all. Even though one might say that none of them are elite clubs, they have a chance of qualifying. This is because all these teams are evenly matches. Besiktas, Leipzig, Porto and Monaco all are quite evenly matches.
Liverpool are back in the Champions League! A sight that would bring a smile to any open minded football fan. They have been dealt an interesting group. It features Liverpool, Sevilla, Nk Maribor and Spartak Moscow. On paper, it might seem straight forward for Liverpool and Sevilla to qualify, but
Match report by Guest Writer – Alankrith Shankar
When Carlo Ancelloti made his first high profile move from AS Roma to AC Milan back in the late 1980s, Julien Naglesmen wasn’t even born yet. Such an experienced customer such as Carlo who has fondly been revered as King Carlo or Don
This match was expected to be closely competed as two sides came into this fixture having had a mixed start to the campaign. Neither team had hit top gear yet and this showed in this match too. The first half was scrappy and competitive, with Leicester not giving Chelsea the
Well, there is only one favourite in this group and that is the high flying Man Utd Football club. While group A boasts the likes of Basel, Benfica and CSKA Moscow too, based on current form, it is highly likely that United will win this group. Jose Mourinho’s men have
This Griup features Barcelona, Juventus, Olympiakos and Sporting CP. It features a rematch of the last year’s Quarter finals. It might seem to many that there are two battles going on here, one for top spot between Barcelona and Juventus and one for who gets into the Europa league between
If not for Group H, this could have been considered the group of death. Featuring Chelsea, Athletico Madrid, AS Roma and Qarabag FK. Qarabag are new to the Champions League and will be shown what level Champions League clubs play at after being drawn to such a group. They were
MANCHESTER CITY demolished Liverpool at the Etihad after Sadio Mane was controversially sent off.
It might be suggesting a little too much to argue this was the day that Manchester City’s title challenge fully ignited. After all, they were aided considerably by an awful error of judgement from Sadio Mane, whose
This group was always only going to be about two teams, Bayern Munich and PSG. All eyes are on PSG though(not only for FFP) as new signings Neymar and Mbappe will be seen playing together. Celtic and Anderlect are almost already competing for 3rd place even before the tournament has
The plethora of options in the South American continent gives them access to five spots of qualification. Automatically, the first four qualify. Consequently, the team sitting fifth plays a qualification playoff. The World Cup is round the corner, and the qualification spots are fairly booked. The winners of the group
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has uncovered that Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho is probably not going to play against Manchester City this end of the week as they keep on managing the back damage which has kept him out of club activity so far this season.
The news comes as a shock
The 2015-16 Champions host the 2016-17 Champions
The Blues travel to Leicester this weekend, in an attempt to build on their run from before the international break. The first break of the year came at the wrong time for Chelsea. The Blues had begun to show glimpses of last year’s championship
Manchester United will travel to the Bet365 stadium looking to carry their rich vein of form from before the International Break. They hold a 100% record in the league and will look to continue their perfect record during Saturday’s early evening Kick-off. They are top of the league having
A third exclusive by Anirudh Srinivasan
Renato Sanches will look to redeem himself in the Premier League this season
In what can be considered as one of the biggest coups of the summer, Swansea City managed to pull off the signing of the 20-year old Golden Boy winner. Little more