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Rooney's Everton homecoming is not without problems

Of course, there are two angles from which to approach Wayne Rooney's return to Everton and everybody knows what they are.  Sentimenta...

Six into four doesn't go: Premier League preview (part 1)

The race for the top four in the Premier League once again looks set to be contested by six teams. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manch...

#1 Sixes and Sevens podcast: Premier League preview & 58 football icons

In this debut episode, Greg Lea is joined by Seb Stafford-Bloor and Daniel Storey to preview the new Premier League season. The podders also chat abou...

Trying to explain Tottenham's muddled summer of transfer activity

How will Tottenham’s lack of transfer activity look during the last days of August? Throughout the summer they have played the role of the only ...

Roque Mesa: Everything you need to know about Swansea's new Spanish playmaker

Emboldened by the riches of the current TV deal, Premier League clubs are once again spending big this summer. Manchester City have splashed ove...

Can Dwight Gayle fire Newcastle to Premier League survival?

Newcastle United's promotion from the Championship last season was never really in any doubt.  Under the guidance of Rafa Benitez,&nbs...

Tottenham must take the next step in Europe this season

There is no doubt that Tottenham Hotspur have made tremendous progress under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino. Spurs may have just f...

Why has no team retained the Premier League title since Manchester United in 2009?

From the perspective of everyone but Chelsea fans, it was a shame that the 2016/17 Premier League campaign did not feature much of a title race. Anton...

Remembering Kaka's 2007 Ballon d'Or triumph - the last man other than Messi and Ronaldo to win the award

In January, it seems pretty safe to say that either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo will win the Ballon d’Or. The Barcelona and Real Madrid su...

The time has come for a winter break in the Premier League

Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola were just some of the high-profile managers to rally against England's football calendar last season. Th...

Why Tony Pulis will always be a man in demand in the Premier League

West Bromwich Albion may have taken their foot off their gas after hitting the 40-point mark last season, but the most important thing was that they r...

Antonio Conte still yet to make an impression on the Champions League

Antonio Conte's decision to switch from a 4-1-4-1 formation to a 3-4-2-1 in the 55th minute of Chelsea's 3-0 defeat by Arsenal in September proved to ...