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Hodgson must return to 4-3-3 to get best out of Zaha

When Christian Benteke suffered a knee injury in September of last season, Roy Hodgson deployed Bakary Sako as a makeshift centre-forward in Crystal P...

Slavisa Jokanovic

Fulham still searching for right blend eight games into season

Having now fulfilled eight top-flight fixtures since their promotion from the Championship last season, Fulham have grown re-accustomed to the harsh r...

Burnley must improve at both ends to avoid relegation battle

It has been a testing start to the season for Burnley. Sean Dyche’s men are now without a win in five Premier League games following Sunday&rsqu...

Jesse Lingard

How will the English clubs fare in the Champions League this season?

Liverpool became the first English club to reach the final of the Champions League since 2012 last season. Jurgen Klopp’s men may have lost 3-1 ...

Warnock

Cardiff dealt lesson in cruel realities of the Premier League

After failing to score in their first three games of the Premier League season, Cardiff City opened their account by finding the back of the net on tw...

Gian Piero Gasperini

Will Atalanta boss Gasperini get another chance at a big Italian club?

"The squad, as it is, makes it hard to be competitive on all fronts," complained Gian Piero Gasperini. Just 72 hours of the transfer window remained i...

Luis Suarez

Uruguayan football crisis has come at exactly the wrong time

Between 1994 and 2006, Uruguay missed out on three World Cups in four. They did qualify for 2002 – but failed to make it out of the group phase....

Lionel Messi

As Messi takes a break from international football, what now for Argentina?

One man could be forgiven for being happy that Lionel Messi is taking a break from international football. For the Argentine FA, it is bad news. This...

Alisson

Targeted transfers for top Premier League teams in shortened window

It already feels like a long time since the transfer window shut for incoming Premier League transfers, despite it being just a few days. Premier Leag...

Colombia

Will Colombia be the ninth nation to win the World Cup?

Uruguay were the first winners of the World Cup in 1930, and lifted the trophy once more twenty years later. Argentina also have two titles to their n...

Digne

Lucas Digne’s sale gives Barcelona the chance to set down a marker for La Masia’s future

Ernesto Valverde may have won a domestic double during his first season in charge of Barcelona, but the Extremadura-born tactician has not been immujn...

Aguero

Aguero isn't as talented as Romario, but he performs on a more consistent basis

In eight years of regular appearances on Brazilian TV, nothing has ever drawn a response as negative as daring to compare Sergio Aguero with Romario. ...