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Probable final Rome derby ends in defeat, but Totti's status as a Serie A legend is assured

There would be no dream finish for Francesco Totti. Introduced in the 73rd minute of Sunday’s clash with arch-enemies Lazio, Roma supporters we...

“We knew we were in the presence of something special” – Tim Vickery on seeing Messi before most

There are many benefits to covering South American football; its importance in society and sense of its own history, for example. But looking ahead, t...

Rafa Benitez is right to tread carefully in Newcastle world

Newcastle United are back in the Premier League. On Monday night, their 4-1 win over Preston confirmed their automatic promotion and, despite the rath...

Regardless of the title race, Tottenham need to bounce back against Crystal Palace

Mauricio Pochettino was adamant. “I think we played well. We dominated the game,” the Tottenham Hotspur manager told reporters in his pos...

The top-four race: English football's biggest illusion?

As the Premier League season rolls into its final month, attention inevitably focuses more sharply on the teams with most at stake, whether the prize ...

Why RB Leipzig star Naby Keita is destined for the very top

Having established himself as one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe with Red Bull Salzburg last season, Naby Keïta reportedly rej...

Can Chelsea defender David Luiz become a regular for Brazil again?

Might David Luiz get a shot at World Cup redemption in Russia next year? After all, one of the themes of the Premier League season has been his redem...

Fading force Ramsey is a square peg in a round hole at Arsenal

It is fair to say that no current Arsenal player divides opinion as much as Aaron Ramsey. After his impressive showing at Euro 2016, everything looked...

The smooth jazz of Mousa Dembele, one of the Premier League's most unique players

Invoking the importance of attending live football rather than watching it on television always invites accusations of snobbery. That is not the inten...

Why this summer's transfer market will be make or break for Barcelona

It may sound incredible to suggest that a team who have won 17 of their last 23 matches are seeing their season spiral into obscurity, but that is the...

Marcus Rashford the latest Manchester United academy graduate to shine in the first team

Chelsea fans could hardly believe their luck when Manchester United’s team was announced for Sunday’s Premier League clash. Social media c...

Premier League title race back on as Chelsea stumble at Old Trafford

It was not quite Tottenham Hotspur’s last chance, but they would not get many better ones.