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Dele Alli

Analysing the misconceptions around Dele Alli's supposedly average season

It can be tough being a young English football star. The lifestyle and riches might be great, but you’re rarely too far away from being hauled o...

Lukaku

Lukaku joins Premier League 100 club - and the Manchester United man will only get better

Romelu Lukaku scored his 100th Premier League goal on Saturday as Manchester United beat Swansea 2-0. He is the fifth youngest player to claim th...

Argentina

Defensive troubles mean a change of approach could be necessary for Argentina

Perhaps the only surprise of Spain’s 6-1 thrashing of Argentina was that so many people were surprised. A heavy defeat for the visitors in Madri...

Isco

Isco leads the way as Lopetegui's rejuvenated Spain head to Russia all smiles

 When Julen Lopetegui was installed as Spain boss, players’ ID cards would not matter - as the native phrase goes. Name, age and reputation...

Jose Pekerman

Colombia show impressive fighting spirit against France to spark hope ahead of World Cup

The decision to go to Paris to play a warm-up friendly against France was a high risk option for Colombia. After reaching the World Cup quarter-final...

Cutrone

Despite World Cup failure, Italy has a very promising generation of players emerging

“The smiles are back at Coverciano,” one FIGC official blithely observed to Il Corriere della Sera this week. It appears the tension that ...

Jake Livermore

West Brom’s long farewell: what has gone so wrong at The Hawthorns this season?

The decline of West Brom this season was hard to foretell. Back in the summer, the bookmakers priced up their chances of relegation at around the 5/1 ...

Marlos Moreno

Marlos Moreno's recent struggles offer a cautionary tale to talented young South Americans

Just a couple of months past his 17th birthday, Rodrygo is the youngest player to have appeared for Santos in the Copa Libertadores – a pro...

Rashford

Marcus Rashford is coming of age for Manchester United

Marcus Rashford reminded the world of his talent on Saturday with both of Manchester United’s goals in their 2-1 victory over Liverpool. Th...

Bailly

Despite own goal against Liverpool, Bailly proved he is Man United's best defender

Manchester United may boast the best defensive record in the league this season, but that can largely be attributed to the fantastic performances of D...

Buffon

Still decisive at 40, Juventus icon Gianluigi Buffon could postpone his retirement

Wednesday night at Wembley could have been Gianluigi Buffon’s last ever appearance in the Champions League. Juventus were determined for it not ...

Gonzalo Higuain

After Champions League heroics, is World Cup redemption on the horizon for Gonzalo Higuain?

I had a grandstand view of it. Sitting high in the stands in the Maracana stadium at the last World Cup Final. Lionel Messi opened up the German defen...