featurefootball4 months ago

The only thing that stopped Eden Hazard from achieving his dream was Chelsea FC, all along

If gone by the noise that rumour mills are making, Thursday could be the last time Eden Hazard dons a blue shirt. If that’s the case, it would mean the end of an era for a player who could have easily matched the realms of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo but his biggest limitation was his club.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 months ago

Europa League Final | Why Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s absence would hardly be a bother for Arsenal against Chelsea

While it might be a debate amongst fans regarding who is a bigger sufferer – Arsenal for missing Henrikh Mkhitaryan or Chelsea for Ruben Loftus-Cheek – the answer is pretty much a no-brainer. Unai Emery’s setup leaves very little task for Mkhi, something there is no reason others can’t execute.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball8 months ago

Is lack of generational fandom Indian football's biggest problem

“You can change your wife, change your politics, change your religion. But never, never can you change your favourite football team!” Ask any football lover in India and they would surely know this famous line said by Eric Cantona. But, how much of that is practiced in India is a different question.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 years ago

Will City Football Group having a takeover in India change the footballing scenario forever?

India are taking giant strides towards making their presence felt in world football and the potential involvement of City Football Group could be the final push the country needs. A closer study at the Group’s other franchises in the last decade hints at massive things to come for Indian football.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 years ago

Could VAR finally bring improvements in Arsenal’s misfortunes against Chelsea?

Arsenal’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea will see the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for the first time in the tournament’s history. After suffering wrong penalty decisions against West Brom, Chelsea and Nottingham Forest, Wenger would finally hope for some change in his misfortunes.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 years ago

Who will top Premier League clubs retain if they had an IPL-style auction?

All the hype and hoopla that IPL managed to create with their retention and RTM challenge to franchises ahead of the mega-auction, has got us thinking how top EPL clubs would do in same situation. Here is a look at what the Premier League bosses would have to do if they are put in such a situation.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 years ago

How the new transfer deadline could do more damage to English football clubs than good

After prolonged discussions and debates, the Premier League has announced the next transfer deadline to be on August 9th and not 31st. While the move imparts more clarity concerning players' focus and commitment, it also hands advantages and privileges to other European leagues.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 years ago

Fantasy Premier League 2017-18 : Players to pick for Game week 1

The 2017-18 edition of the English Premier League is literally just hours away, and that also marks the beginning of another Fantasy Premier League season. Further, following another summer of big spending by the clubs, you now have the luxury of choosing some of the biggest names for your FPL side.
Rohit George
featurefootball2 years ago

Arsenal and Chelsea set to battle for early London dominance

Arsenal and Chelsea resume their domestic campaign in the curtain-raiser Community Shield game following a summer filled with huge speculations and astronomical spendings between them. Both the managers take the field with upgraded squads as the dominance over London hangs in the balance once again.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 years ago

Biggest football transfers of this season

The transfer window for the season 2017/18 opened in June and since then transfers have come thick and fast as clubs have not held back on spending. English Premier League clubs have dominated and spent the most during the ongoing transfers and it is all set to be a record-breaking summer.
Rohan Chawla