When the Azzurri face off against Turkey, Switzerland and Wales in next year’s Euro 2020/2021, it will mark a grand return to international competition for the Italy national team. In 2018, Italy were absent from the sparkling Russian World Cup. It was the first time since 1958 Italy failed to
Every year when UEFA run the draw for the Champions League Group Stage, we try to pinpoint the ‘dark horses. Infact, we generally categorise teams into the ‘Favourites’, ‘Dark Horses’, ‘Underdogs’, and then, more loosely, the ‘write offs’. The teams that consider being in the prestigious competition an achievement on
We have come a long way in football analysis. The average fan is now capable of picking out more complex tactical structures. We are far better at pin-pointing young talent. Brands have been built around the hunt for the next Mbappe; ScoutedFTBL, Jacek Kulig and Football Daily are all great
Usually, the break preceding the commencement of a new season is filled with football fans on social media complaining about the lack of football and whining about their club’s inactivity in the transfer window - but this year is different. Following the resumption of football after the lockdown, matches have
FPL's new player price values have been released for the upcoming Premier League season and our in-house FPL experts Anirudh Shenoy and Samson Baretto shared their first reactions to the newly released figures. Listen in as they crunch the numbers and give their predictions for the forthcoming season!
Club rundown -
Kicking off with EADF ❗ NEW ❗ Ep 6
Emerging players in the PL | Guests - Anubhav Sarker & Rohit Suresh
12: 15 Foden,
23:36 Douglas Luiz,
27: 00 Sakalicous,
31: 17 Eric Garcia,
38:08 Vroom Vroom,
45:13 Captain America,
56: Reece James,
59:01 Brandon Williams,
With Liverpool's stunning runaway victory of the Premier League title last season, some pundits and fans wondered if England had become more like France or Germany. Were we now seeing a separation between the league's best teams and those around them?
The gap between 2nd placed Manchester City, and 6th placed
For many, Emmanuel Adebayor represents the epitome of a modern-day mercenary in the world of football. And maybe that is understandable, considering the Togolese 36-year old has represented 11 different clubs since the beginning of the 2000s, three of them alone within the borders of London. Always with an exceptionally
By Jake Sandy | This article was published on Football Chronicle on December 19, 2019
Whether it’s looking back at an old matchday program to remind you of your first Saturday spent on the terraces at your local club, or putting on an album by The Smiths as a throwback to
The lockdown, due to the pandemic, has brought about the true sentiment behind the well-known axiom, 'you don't know what you have until it's gone'. While people are subconsciously aware of life and its sudden and frail nature, the virus has seemingly brought these feelings of trepidation to reality. People from
FPL is back in less than 36 hours and given that we've had a 3-month hiatus, form and stats essentially go out of the window. As a result, we've tried to compile a set of teams to target based on their fixtures and motivation.
First off, teams returning from a 3-month
With the announcement of Project Restart and FPL providing unlimited transfers to managers, there’s a dilemma around how to efficiently utilize the chips as to get maximum output in terms of points.
Let’s have a quick look at some of the chip strategies you can adapt according to your team and
With just two days remaining for the GW30+ deadline following Project Restart, we start off with a Double Gameweek with rearranged fixtures for Manchester City, Arsenal, Sheffield United and Aston Villa.
The fixtures in GW 30 for these teams are as follows –
Manchester City – Arsenal (H) Burnley (H)
Arsenal – Manchester
The Premier League is almost back! After a 99-day long hiatus, the most-watched league in the world returns on Wednesday, and fans from all over the world will be tuning in to watch their favourite teams back in action. Liverpool's inevitable title win, a five-way race for Europe and an
A name that has glittered the articles and lists for the world’s next best players, 21-year-old Malang Sarr will leave the club he has been with since the age of 5 this Summer. OGC Nice are set to lose the centre-back who is valued by TransferMarkt at £14 million, for nothing. The
The time is around 22:00 on Wednesday, July 11th 2018. England have just been defeated in the semi-finals of the World Cup to Croatia, after an extra-time goal from Mario Mandžukić. In the weeks prior, the nation had been swept by an incredible spirit which saw undying patriotism championed. It
We have all read the news report from Sport Bild earlier this month where they claimed that Leroy Sane had reached an agreement over personal terms with Bayern Munich, ahead of a summer move that the two clubs are still finalising the transfer terms of.
This long going transfer saga that German and
"I don't have any problem with criticism. It's an incentive to refine myself." - Leroy Sané.
One of Europe's most talented wingers, 'The Wattenscheider Robben', has been ripping apart defences with his blistering pace and a wand of a left foot for quite a while now. Still only 24, Leroy Sané
We're back with another FPL preview ahead of Gameweek 28. It’s the second blank gameweek 28 of the season with four teams blanking – Manchester City, Arsenal, Sheffield United, and Aston Villa. Let’s take a look at three players who have impressed over the recent weeks with a view of
In the wake of the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City's ban, lots of eyebrows have been raised. There are quite a few big questions floating around. Most prominently: what they did, how did UEFA find out, are they really guilty, whether or not the punishment meted out to the
On 26th February, Manchester City will face the 13 times European champions in the most high profile tie of the last 16 of the Champions League. When this tie was originally announced, Manchester City were favorites because Real Madrid were struggling, but now, the Los Blancos are seen as slight
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Manchester City and Liverpool are two of the best teams in the game right now. Aside from leading the Premier League this season, Liverpool currently hold the Champions League, Uefa Super Cup, and Club World Cup title, while City won the Carabao Cup, FA Cup, and the Premier
There is often a sense of mystique associated with the terms ‘Director of Football’, ‘Sporting Director’ or ‘Technical Director’. While it’s not easy to provide a definition for these roles, they tend to have a specific purpose - to bridge the gap between the footballing side and the business side
Oh, Fantasy Premier League! You can’t bear the stress it brings every week. But you can’t live without it! Ever since coming into prominence, the FPL frenzie has collided with the social media boom to result in an addictive combination.
Currently, more than 2 million users are registered, including certain Premier
Loan deals certainly don’t always work out the way they are supposed to in football. When they do come off, it not only benefits the parent club, who are comforted in the knowledge that one of their young talents is out playing regular football and gaining valuable experience, but also
We're back with another FPL Scout report ahead of Gameweek 21 which will be the third gameweek in a span of 6 days. We will try providing you the best players to transfer in this particular gameweek along with the three best Captaincy shouts to start the New Year in
Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola has made it clear that he wants three important signings in the next transfer window before extending his contract with the club. He wanted some fresh faces during the last summer as well, however, there were only two players brought into the squad. The widely known
We are back with the Preview ahead of gameweek 19. With matches flowing through thick and fast with the festive period on, and with hardly any breathing time between gameweeks 19, 20 and 21, we’ll try suggesting players with the best points potential whilst having enough game time, along with
We’re back with the Captaincy Article ahead of Gameweek 14 where Liverpool and Leicester City assets top the charts as the best options among many more who have favorable fixtures this week.
The Vardy party is on a roll as the Leicester forward bagged his 12th goal of the season
Evening folks! We’re back again with the players To watch Article ahead of the festive schedule. In this piece, we’ll try and solve your dilemma regarding which players to get having great points potential and at the same time, being nailed for the next three gameweeks , i.e, gameweeks 14-16,
Manchester City went into Saturday’s game against Chelsea well aware of the stakes. A loss would turn the already large 9 point deficit between them and Liverpool into an astronomical 12 points, but fortunately for Guardiola and the sky blues, they came out on top courtesy of a 2-1 victory.
We're back with Part 2 of The Review Series for Gameweek 13, analyzing the remaining five games of the weekend. You can read part 1 of the review here.
Arsenal vs Southampton -
It was a tale of two atrocious defenses when Arsenal welcomed Southampton to the Emirates as the two struggling
We’re back with the Captaincy Article ahead of Gameweek 13. We’ve picked three players and a differential who we expect to do well and do justice to their owners as captaincy options this week.
Sadio Mane enters gameweek 13 as a strong captaincy candidate as Liverpool travel to a struggling
We are delighted to be back with another report today and we hope you all roaring to get back into the FPL mix. Today, we'll be analyzing the teams with the best fixtures keeping the busy festive period in mind.
So without further ado, let's see where all the points are
The 2019-20 English Premier League season has already begun and the time for predictions are here. As it has played out till now, Liverpool, Leicester City and Chelsea have come out as the top 3 teams in the championship. Man UTD is close behind, winning 8 matches and drawing 2
Two heavyweights of English football face-off in what promises to be a titanic match at Anfield. Here is Srivaths with the Big Match Preview.
When one talks about the best football games in the world, there is a lot of emphasis on two aspects of the game - the players playing
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The North West cities of England punch above their weight when it comes to football. The teams of Liverpool and Manchester have a success rate better than that of rivals in London, despite the capital city being significantly bigger.
These northern teams have gone through different phases over
We’re back with the Captaincy Article ahead of Gameweek 10. With easy home matches, Manchester City and Liverpool players dominate the captaincy options this week.
A Manchester City Player (Aguero/Sterling/KDB)
Manchester City come into gameweek 10 having one of the best fixtures attacking wise among any other team which makes the likes
"Every club you sign for, they give you the same pitch. Big project, great ambitions, we want to achieve this, we want to achieve that, we want to kick on and be a better team, and I just happened to be lucky that City was the one club that didn't
We're back with the weekly Players to Watch article ahead of Gameweek 10 where we'll provide you with a list of players who we expect to do well in the upcoming gameweeks along with a differential pick to help you climb up the overall rankings.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (DEF: MUN 5.4m)
We're back with the weekly FPL Watchlist ahead of Gameweek 9 where I’ll provide you with players who we expect to do well in the upcoming gameweeks along with a differential pick to help you climb up the overall rankings.
So let’s get started!
Ricardo Pereira (DEF: LEI 6.2m)/Caglar Soyunchu (DEF: LEI
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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The Argentine has been in red hot
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We are back with another Fantasy Premier League scout report ahead of Gameweek 7 where we provide you with a list of players who we expect to do well in the upcoming gameweeks along with a differential pick to help you climb up the overall rankings.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Andrew Robertson of Liverpool battles for the ball with Marcos Alonso of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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It's been an
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Sergio Kun Aguero bagged his 7th goal of the season against Norwich and maintained his record of scoring in every gameweek until now. The Argentine ranks top among all forwards for total attempts on goal (19) with 16 of them coming from inside the box. Also,
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Manchester City's modus operandi vis-a-vis their transfer business indicates that they have shot themselves in the foot, now more than ever. After losing Aymeric Laporte and John Stones to injury, the champions have been rattled, rather uncharacteristically for the first time in months.
They find themselves in a
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We're back this week with a 'Players to Watch' shortlist ahead of Gameweek 6 where we talk about a player from each position (Defence, midfield, and attack) who we expect to do well in the upcoming gameweeks along with a differential pick to help you climb up
Man City have topped the goalscoring charts for the last two Premier League seasons and they have secured consecutive titles as a result of their offensive prowess. Pep Guardiola’s men have made a blistering start to the new campaign, banging in 16 goals in their opening five games. Yet a
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With the first international break now coming to a close, Fantasy managers are no doubt welcoming the return of the Premier League on tomorrow eager to roll in big points. The fixtures this week, however, are in no mood to make things too easy, in what would
There can be no denying that the 2018 World Cup saw a tremendous change in attitude from England after a disastrous Euro 2016. The atmosphere in and around the team was overwhelmingly positive, acting as a catalyst to England's best World Cup finish since 1990. The semi-final defeat to Croatia was hard
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Manchester City and Liverpool players are clear front runners in the captaincy race for Gameweek 4.
Raheem Sterling appears to be in the form of his life as he bagged his fifth goal of the season in only his third PL game against Bournemouth. Being a Pep favorite,
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We're back with another Fantasy Premier League scout report, and this week we have Samson Baretto with us who takes a look at 1 player from defence, midfield and attack each, who have great potential to shine in the upcoming Gameweeks. We are not including players like
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Mario Balotelli: Or can we call him football’s very own Mr. Mischief? The Great Italian striker that never was? He has come a long way indeed. In doing so, Super Mario has also made quite a name for himself. Sometimes for the right reasons but more often
Although the VAR system has already been used in European leagues, the Champions League, the FA Cup, and the Women’s World Cup, this is the first season that VAR will be fully implemented in the Premier League. After two weeks, there have already been several controversial decisions and high-profile calls
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It’s a well-known fact that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City boast the strongest squad in the Premier League, with perhaps only Real Madrid and Barcelona only slightly ahead of them in the entirety of European football. The Spanish giants both invested heavily in a busy summer of restructuring,
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As the English window comes to a close, we take a look at the most promising transfers of the summer. This list includes incredibly talented players who we believe have the potential to change the course of the season - from causing upsets to winning titles. From
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Unpredictable forces, wizards of the dribble, electricity personified. Wingers have traditionally been seen as a lovable commodity and the primary source of entertainment for football romantics. A museum piece. Capable of lifting thousands of fans from their seats and making the whole crowd roar with a
Written by Anirudh Shenoy
It is that time of the year again when everyone is trying to fit Salah, Sterling, Kane and all the premium assets into their teams whilst others are looking for options that could set them apart from the template and differentials that are owned by less than
Written by Srinivas Sadhanand
Not many would be better attested to paying an ode to the power of versatility in football than Ryan Bertrand. In the wake of the seasoned Florent Malouda’s hamstring strain against Blackburn Rovers, the then Chelsea sensation was thrown in at the deep end of debuting in
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In the complex and often murky world of financial markets, there are what is called ‘Black Swan’ events every few years. Events that change the relationship of the market with its participants, and drag the rest of the economy with them too. Right from the time of
Positional football has evolved at an astounding rate over the years. Most teams have adopted positional football as the pivot around which their respective individual game models are based. Positioning oneself efficiently with respect to the space, the ball, the teammates and the opponents throughout the course of 90 minutes
With Manchester City and Liverpool being so dominant in the EPL last season, the time has come for another team to step up to the mark and compete for the top honours in the 2019/2020 season. The only team that looks capable of making the leap is Tottenham Hotspur. But
By Anirudh Madhavan
Our game continues to be one of the greatest forces to unite people on the planet. With fervor and frenzy the world over, fans spend hours and days discussing their team's fortunes. The players that don the jersey for their teams are subject to immense love and adulation.
Fans of Manchester City and the Premier League were incredibly disheartened at the sight of one of its greatest ever midfielders retiring. It had been later clarified that Gnégnéri Yaya Touré was not going anywhere; he still believes he has it in him and is ready to prove himself for
The last few years have been a rather interesting era in the Premier League. We’ve had our fair share of drama, slip-ups and last minute winners. We’ve seen clubs lift the much-coveted trophy using philosophies as diverse as the managers themselves. We’ve witnessed an Italian manager who won the title
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Born in a small town in Portugal near Porto called Maia, Bruno Fernandes’ humble beginnings were at local club, Infesta in the youth league in 2002. However, Fernandes’ move to fellow regional club, Boavista kicked his career into gear. A central midfielder by trade,
Very few players in the footballing world have had to endure the type of scrutiny and criticism England's Raheem Sterling has had to face. The player has seemingly always been at the end of a grilling from fans and pundits alike, but the Manchester City star has never retaliated and
Since Sheikh Mansour bought the club back in 2008, Manchester City have been blessed with exceptional talent in the shape of Sergio Aguero, David Silva and countless others. 1.3 billion pounds and nearly 70 signings later, only a few have remained as influential as Fernando Luiz Roza, better known to
"You have to respect the choices of the manager. We are professionals and if the manager thinks [the other wingers] are in good form, you have to respect it and when he needs you, you have to give everything. Do that, and the goals and assists will come." - Riyadh
Why the Portuguese star is now City’s main man:
Another day, another trophy, another easy 90 minutes for Bernardo Silva. Scratch that, it was 120 minutes against Chelsea in the final of the Carabao Cup, after which there was the small matter of dispatching a penalty. Nothing to fear for Pep
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Competition – Premier League; Game week 24
Venue – St. James’ Park, Referee – Paul Tierney
Timings – Wednesday, 30th January, 20;00 PM GST;1:30 AM IST
Title challengers Manchester City travel to St. James’ Park to salvage three valuable points against 17th placed Newcastle United. It is the first time
History suggests that the notion of English footballers departing to greener pastures abroad in the pursuit of blossoming on the biggest stages is somewhat of an anomaly. While sizeable names such as Gary Lineker, Steve McManaman and David Beckham instantly spring to mind, it is important to note that each
The 'Bosanski dijamant' or the 'Bosnian Diamond' for those who reside outside of Sarajevo, Bosnia where serial goalscorer Edin Džeko was born in 1986. From the capital of his home nation to the capital of Italy, the underrated striker is scoring goals and still enjoying his football in Serie A.
Manchester City’s unbeaten start to 2019 has continued with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley in the FA Cup Fourth Round. Pep Guardiola’s sharp shooters extended their goal tally to 29 goals in their previous 8 outings since they last conceded a goal. Goals from Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De
We are kick off our first series -'Young Lions - The Future of English Football' with an in-depth look into Manchester City's Phil Foden, one of England 's brightest midfield talents. Resident writer Udhav Arora gives us a lowdown on the "Stockport Iniesta".
“Balance and a left foot you can’t believe” is
Not only is it the oldest club competition in the world, but the FA Cup has also served up some of English football’s most iconic moments the game has ever seen. From third round giant killings to some damn right outrageous scorelines, the FA Cup has witnessed it all and
27th December 2018, the Serie A clash between Internazionale and Napoli at the San Siro finished with the hosts grabbing a late winner for a 1-0 victory. However, the high profile matchup between two Serie A contenders made news for all the wrong reasons. The game was marred with racist
Manchester City vs Liverpool promises to be an exciting affair and one that could determine the fortunes of both clubs in the Premier League this season. A truly season-defining game in every sense of the word, it promises to be an ultimate clash between the two best sides of the
Expected goals is a statistical metric which ranks how good a shot on goal was.
The Premier League race just started getting hotter, with Tottenham, Chelsea, and Arsenal all moving on up to challenge the leaders at the top end of the table. Liverpool have taken the lead after beating United,
Last year, Manchester City cruised at a canter to the summit of English football, racking up a century of points and finishing 19 points above their neighbors, Manchester United, the second place team. Scoring an astonishing 106 goals, City were from another planet and it seemed very likely that this