In the current Premier League climate, it is accepted that six teams hold a hegemony over the top of the league. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have become the “Big Six,” who have condemned all other sides to an aspiration no higher than a seventh-place
The Premier League may be looked down upon for its extravagant riches, its unedifying quest for global domination and its occasional Sunderlands, but the English top flight has certainly provided some fantastic moments in 2017. Here’s FC Yahoo has compiled its five favorite moments from the calendar
The 236th edition of the biggest domestic soccer game on the planet takes place on Saturday, as Real Madrid aim to reduce the eleven-point gap between them and fierce rivals Barcelona at the summit of La Liga.
The directors and financiers at Everton must feel fairly pleased at this moment. They received a record £75m ($100m) for Romelu Lukaku over the summer, and brought back club hero Wayne Rooney for free. At this point, Lukaku and Rooney have the same amount of Premier League goals. After starting the
Real Madrid are coming off the back of one of the greatest seasons in club history, having hauled in four trophies—including a second consecutive Champions League title—in 2016/17. Against the expectations of those who doubted Zinedine Zidane’s credentials as an elite-level manager, Los Blancos prevailed
It doesn’t seem too long ago that Paris Saint-Germain were obliterating world transfer records and Manchester City were buying up the world’s reserves of fullbacks, but the January window is now less than five weeks away. Traditionally billed as an opportunity for European clubs to replenish their squads
Tony Pulis is the latest Premier League managerial casualty, becoming the fifth head coach to leave his post since the start of the 2017-18 season after a string of uninspiring results with West Brom. English top flight stalwarts Alan Pardew and Nigel Pearson have been tipped for the job, while Sam
Statistically speaking, Neymar is in a pretty good position right now. Rumors abound that the Brazilian forward is unhappy in Paris, his discipline has faltered in recent outings and he broke down in tears at a recent national team press conference as Selecao boss Time came to his defence. Will his
After a mildly disappointing debut season in Manchester, Pep Guardiola’s sophomore year couldn’t be going any better. Man City sit atop the Premier League eight points clear of the closest competition, boasting the all-time best-ever start to a Premier League season. Given the quality of soccer on
In the decade since Manchester United and Chelsea contested an all-English Champions League final in Moscow, Premier League clubs have seen their impact on the continental competition steadily decline. Last season, Leicester were the club to venture furthest in the Champions League by virtue of their
Liverpool suffered their first defeat to Tottenham in nearly five years over the weekend, further highlighting the issues that face Jurgen Klopp’s side. For many Reds fans, the loss will have been compounded by the evolution of the opponents. Over the past few years, Spurs have evolved into the high-pressing
Make no mistake: it’s a great time to be a Tottenham fan. The Lilywhites are the best performing team over the past two-and-a-half seasons, they boast their most talented squad in decades and they are finally performing to par in the Champions League. This weekend, however, they welcome one of their
Some may argue that the CONMEBOL World Cup process is designed to ensure the presence of Brazil and Argentina at the biggest soccer show on earth, but there’s a chance we won’t see Lionel Messi in blue and white stripes next summer. Going into their final qualification game, The Albiceleste sit outside
As recipients of the last five Bundesliga titles and regular mainstays in the latter stages of the Champions League, Bayern Munich are rather used to success.
When Zindedine Zidane was handed the managerial reigns at Real Madrid, few expected the legendary Frenchman to win back-to-back Champions Leagues in his first two seasons. However, the furious pace at which Zizou’s tenure in the dugout began my have slowed: Los Blancos find themselves seven points behind
The Premier League may not necessarily be the best league in the world, but it almost certainly offers the highest concentration of “world-class” managers. When Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho came to Manchester last season, most of us believed they would occupy the top two slots of the table of much
When Neymar made his controversial €222m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, many questioned his motives. But the Brazilian has insisted his rationale was of a sporting nature: in quotes obtained by The Sun, the world’s most expensive player infers that he made the switch because he believes
Having suffered at the hands of Germany at the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup, Gary Lineker is well qualified to extol their virtues. The reigning World Cup holders are currently exercising their unique brand of understated excellence in qualification for the 2018 tournament. After a summer of watching
Neymar’s €222m move to Paris Saint-Germain may have ruffled a few feathers in the transfer market, but the Brazilian is certainly delivering on expectation. In two Ligue 1 games, the former Barcelona star has scored three goals and provided three assists—in addition to breaking numerous pass and interception
After the elation of winning of the Premier League at the first time of trying—and his fourth consecutive league title at club level—it’s been a difficult summer for Antonio Conte. The fiery Chelsea manager has fallen out with his star striker Diego Costa, while feeling frustration as his club failed
The European Domestic season formally raises its curtain on Tuesday, as reigning continental champions Real Madrid face Europa League holders Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup. The game, which for many years was a staple in the plush locale of Monaco’s Stade Louis II stadium, will be held at Macedonia
For two decades, Arsenal fans have not known what it feels like to finish outside of the top four. No other Premier League fans can boast this kind of claim. This season, the Gunners’ place in the all-important Champions League qualification spots has been in jeopardy.
With the home straight of the European domestic season in sight, it’s time for FC Yahoo to look at some of the players, and clubs, who have surprised us – for better or worse. There have been plenty of overachievers in 2016-17, such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has surpassed expectation and shown absolutely