Which superstar player scores absurd goals with his left foot, dominates the scoring charts, routinely leaves defenders on their backsides and is worth his weight in gold to his team? For many years, the only valid answer to this question was: Lionel Messi. However, comparisons between the Argentinean
As Harry Kane’s ankle rolled under Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, a pang of fear struck the hearts of Tottenham fans worldwide. The England striker will be spending times on the sidelines with an injury to his right ankle—much as he did for 14 games last season. The injury comes at a crucial
A large proportion of soccer fans out there today will never have seen an Arsenal side without Arsene Wenger on the sidelines (no doubt struggling with the zipper on his coat). The 68-year-old has been Gunners manager since 1996—the same year that Arsenal’s recent Europa League opponents Ostersunds
FC Yahoo's Ryan Bailey looks at the controversy surrounding Pep Guardiola's yellow ribbon after Manchester City's League Cup victory over Arsenal.
LONDON, England – The lights drop, smoke machines bellow and a thumping techno beat overwhelms the senses. Huge LED screens, rapidly cutting imagery of wild cats and bright concentric shapes, cocoon the huge circular room. Twenty years ago, this vast building in London’s industrial Docklands was a printing
Not only is Pep Guardiola’s side fighting in four competitions—the Premier League, the Champions League, the FA Cup and the League Cup—but they are the favorite to win all of them. No English side has ever won all four trophies on offer, while Celtic are the only British side to achieve such a feat,
Jurgen Klopp is untouchable. We all love seeing his animated touchline performances, his interviews are typically delightful and one cannot help but be charmed when he distributes hearty hugs to his players at full-time. His job is completely safe at Liverpool—even though he does not necessarily offer
As Alexis Sanchez puts the finishing touches to his sensational move from Arsenal to Manchester United, speculation has mounted as to where the versatile Chilean will be deployed in Jose Mourinho’s side. FC Yahoo has run through Mou’s formation options to determine his most likely position for today
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.