May 13, 2012, The Stadium of Light -
A rare and limited window of time when the English weather is pristine and beautiful. The sunshine and warmth are perfect for many of the nation's favourite sporting pastimes, including cricket and football. It is a special time in the football calendar. Emotions
The end is in sight. In the very near future, fans will be able to return to some major European Football stadiums in larger numbers. While Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga have been experimenting with it for a while, Premier League teams have been without the 12th man for over 6
Dutch and Belgian football was once a place top teams would steer clear from. The quality of the leagues was considered too low to seriously evaluate a player’s true potential. In recent years though, those same top teams are now willing to make expensive gambles.
This Summer, OSC Lille broke their
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
Just 48 days after the 2019/20 Premier League season was completed, we are all back and ready for another exciting season of football ahead. Traditionally, by the second week of September, we would be a few weeks into the season, and things would be shaping up nicely. However, there has
Cutting an exhausted figure after Untied's 2-1 loss to Sevilla, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bookended the longest season in the club's history with a facile and tired sigh. Three semi-final appearances and a 3rd place league finish have, in all honesty, proved to be an overperformance from the Norwegian. From being
In part two of the Manchester United season review, Devesh and Suwaid join Anubhav to discuss the Europa League semi-final defeat and the expectations from the transfer market. They also reflect on the young crop of talented youngsters in the academy and finish with what they expect from the Reddevils
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
In 2004, a devastating Tsunami destroyed millions of homes and killed innumerable people all-over South-East Asia. World Television footage of the tsunami focused on the image of a seven-year-old survivor named Martunis wearing 'Rui Costa' 'Number 10' Portuguese football jersey. He had been stranded for 19 days after watching his
Eyebrows were raised amongst English fans over the course of the 2019/20 campaign when Italian giants Inter Milan hoarded some of the Premier League’s ageing talent. In Antonio Conte’s first season in charge, the club have spent a huge £158million pounds on transfers.
Of this, over £80 million has been used
There are very few players in the world that generate a deluge of emotions from the fans and pundits quite like Wayne Rooney. Often considered as the 'guy who never fulfilled his potential' Wayne has gone through a lot.
The top scorer for both United and England returned to Everton following a
The next Premier League season will likely begin around the 12th of September this year, and it could be a time for the two teams who have won the competition the most to rise once more.
Liverpool are bound to drop off a little from this season’s incredible yet unsustainable points
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
Ole Gunnar Solskjær has made four permanent first-team signings for Manchester United over the course of the last two transfer windows. In this article, we take a look at how each one of them has fared so far at United, what their strengths are, how their skills can be optimised and
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
By James Young | This article was first published on Football Chronicle on February 20, 2020
Manchester United’s Brazil-based scout, John Calvert-Toulmin is best known for bringing Fábio and Rafael da Silva to Old Trafford. The twins made a combined total of 131 appearances for United and have both gone on
There is much to look forward to when the Premier League returns. On the 19th of June, Tottenham Hotspur will be facing Manchester United in one of the highly-anticipated ties. Champions League places will determine much of what the future holds for both sides, two managers who seem perenially confined
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
By Karan Tejwani | This article was first published on Football Chronicle on November 7, 2019.
19 May 2012. Munich, Germany.
Bayern Munich, playing at their prestigious home, the Allianz Arena, were aiming to beat Chelsea and win the Champions League for the first time since 2001. After a one-sided affair that
27th July 1966: Eusebio of Portugal (left) and Nobby Stiles of England in a duel for the ball during their World Cup semi-final match at Wembley, which England won 2-1. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Living in the Messi-Ronaldo era, we have gifted our eyes to a decade of stunning performances.
Role players who feature for perennial contenders often do not receive their just due. Our obsession with superstars has conditioned us to think of these players as mere passengers who were launched to the promised land by the "big names". Wesley Brown is one amongst many Red Devils from their
It has been two years since Arsene Wenger stepped down after two decades in charge of Arsenal. A shining light of longevity amongst Premier League's increasingly dwindling managerial tenures, Wenger's departure arguably signalled the end of an era for the Premier League. However, the Frenchman's departure was widely touted as
This article was first published on Beyond The Score with Devavrat Bhotica
Manchester United were knocked out by Sevilla in the Round of 16 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League in embarrassing fashion. Despite that, there was a lot of hope and aspiration from many a Manchester United fan after the
As ever, it’s an exciting time in Scottish football. Despite a lack of action on the pitch, there is plenty going on off it, and the controversy looks set to continue in the coming weeks. The current situation in Scotland perhaps epitomises another topsy-turvy campaign, one with the customary ups
Alexis Sánchez is a creative player, capable of producing moments of magic, he has scored goals for five different clubs in Europe but it is the energy, work-rate and never-give-up attitude of the Chilean that has won the hearts of millions around the world. His career trajectory has gone down
The ball’s gone out for a corner and there’s 75,000 thousand fans in OT eagerly awaiting for some magic in anticipation. They are in ruptures and the stadium is reverberating to his tune. He doesn’t even take them that often because he’d rather wait at the edge of the box
In December 2018, an already under-pressure Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United travelled to Anfield to face their perennial rivals Liverpool, in what would prove to be his final game as the manager of the club. Xherdan Shaqiri came off the bench in the second half to score a brace and deliver
For Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Manchester United, it has not been an easy season by any stretch of the imagination. As things stand, they are in the FA Cup, have reached the last-16 of the Europa League, and are still competing for a Top 4 (Or Top 5) slot to
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United. A marriage that came together in unceremonious circumstances last season is still facing a test of its longevity. It has been over a year now, and yet, there are doubts over whether the Norwegian can keep the Red Devils going in the right direction,
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
When Dean Henderson made his Premier League debut with Sheffield United, nobody could have envisaged the heights he’d reach in such a short space of time. While his heroics in the Championship were well accounted for, a clear disparity among the top-two tiers of English football meant everyone presumed his
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
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Kalidou Koulibaly has built an incredible reputation as one of the most complete defenders in the game. There are a host of reasons why he is one of the most in-demand centre-backs in Europe right now. The man nicknamed "K2" will bring solidity, enthusiasm and defensive stability to whichever clubs he
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
Once the computer at the Premier League’s Paddington HQ has run its permutations and algorithms, it churns out a fixture list. Fans of Manchester United are all too eager to look for two fixtures, and two fixtures alone - the ones against Liverpool. These games are rituals of passion amid
We are bang in the middle of the winter transfer window, and there have already been some interesting transfer rumors making the rounds and giving fans hope or despair depending on which side of the transfer story they are in. The likes of Zlatan and have already made their blockbuster
Every sport needs a bad guy, Someone you love to hate. A figure that embodies the antithesis of the beautiful game. That man was Zlatan Ibrahimović. For the better part of the last twenty years, the Swede’s nefarious attitude, narcissism, and moxie were justified by his performance on the pitch. With
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
When it come s to the best young attacking talents in the world, there is no question that Jadon Sancho is right there up amongst them. Having moved to a foreign country in Germany at the age of 17 from the comforts of Manchester City and working under Pep Guardiola,
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,
There are only a select number of sports teams, whose influence and recognition go beyond the sports that they inhabit. They become institutions. We’re talking about the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Dallas Cowboys. In the world of football, we have 3 in Real Madrid, F.C
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
Andreas Pereira plays with a fire in his belly. He displays emotions, is very vocal, wants to win every tackle, presses high and most importantly, he wants to be a part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's restructuring of Manchester United. But what if I told you that despite all of those
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
When Barcelona visited Old Trafford to compete for a place in the Champions League semi-final on the 10th of April, all the headlines before the match were dominated by the stars headlining the clash. Every paper in town was talking about the superstars, the Paul Pogbas, the David de Geas,
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
Only a month into being assigned as the captain of Arsenal by manager Unai Emery, it appears that Granit Xhaka’s time at Arsenal will soon come to an end and for non-footballing reasons. As he was substituted for Bukayo Saka in the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace in the Premier
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
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)
The Premier League is back with a bang following the international break, as Manchester United host Liverpool for the Sunday afternoon kick-off. With both teams in polar opposite situations, the fixture could not be more of a curveball for either.
Although the difference is not always this big, the chasm that
We’re back with an article looking at the potential big-hitting captains ahead of Gameweek 9. This week there are quite a few good options available but we'll keep it simple and give our top choices. We've picked 4 players that we believe have the best probability of returning a double-digit
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
"Pass the fu*king ball forward, take risks, you're not at Leeds or West Ham now, you're at Manchester United!'
As Rio Ferdinand recalls the antics of his captain in his first training session there is less an air of fear and trepidation, and more a collective sense of respect. Whether he
Written by Anirudh Eswaran
In the week post the harrowing loss to West Ham and an uninspiring performance against Rochdale, the pressure has slowly ramped on Solskjær and while the prospect of him losing the job is not that close yet but a few more weeks or months of similar performances
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)
Written by Samson Baretto
The Argentine has been in red hot
Written by Samson Baretto
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)
Written by Anirudh Shenoy
It's been an
Written by Samson Baretto
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,
Written by Samson Baretto
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
(Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images) | Written by Abheek Dasgupta
In the last decade, there has been massive inflation in the football market. A hundred million pounds, which was very recently considered exorbitant for any footballer, is now merely an erstwhile barrier that is broken every summer, even for wunderkinds who
Written by Daksha Iyer
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
Written by Varun Kumar
Given the modern-day football market, where prospective players are primarily picked and transferred only between the top leagues of Europe, often, is the Championship not given enough attention?
Is the league that once continuously churned out players of Premier League quality now being overlooked due to the shine
Written by Ninad Barbadkar
Every sport is influenced by the methods and style of play of a certain country. These countries are usually titans of the sport and influence the game both on and off the pitch. In a larger sense, these countries impact the very philosophy and mindset with which
Football is a law unto itself on many levels. Every weekend grown men and women travel the length and breadth of the country, many with more than a nagging doubt their day will end in heartbreak and crushing dejection.
It is a sport where players are paid tens of thousands of
Written by Anaamaya Mishra
Since the conception of the Football League First Division in 1888, the clubs' major source of income was ticket sales. The method of raking in this kind of revenue was imperative for a club's sustenance, and this trend was carried out for nearly a hundred years. This
Devesh Arora analyses Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's in-game management against Wolves – "Ole won’t throw in Mason in the wrong situation to just earn some brownie points"
A few days back Manchester United came away with a point against a Wolves unit tough to break down at the Molineux. They had got
Written by Anirudh Shenoy
"Here's Pogba, support from Daniel James... whose dream comes true! Lap it up boy, lap it up, life does not get a whole lot better than that, on debut in front of the Stretford End, Daniel James is a red!"
Millions of Red Devils across the globe went
For the addicted football fan, the summer transfer window just about fills the void in terms of their football fix until the real business starts in early August. But with yet another transfer window been and gone, which Premier League clubs can be proud of their summer business and who
Written by Shaurya Singhi
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
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
Written by Anirudh Madhavan
Doom and gloom
A swirling air of doom and gloom seemed to pervade the hallowed corridors of Old Trafford at the end of last season. A disastrous end to the season had just unfolded, with a feckless display against Cardiff City. The club's most successful player of the