featurefootball12 days ago

Talking points from gameweek 25 of the Premier League

Arsenal were a part of a controversial win against Hull while United and Liverpool kept pace with the Gunners with comfortable 2-0 wins. Chelsea were held to a draw at Burnley but they have a massive 8-point lead over the chasing pack but Leicester are now just a point clear of the drop zone.
Faizan Qadiri
featurefootball14 days ago

How does Conte's Chelsea compare to Mourinho's 2014/15 title winners?

After Leicester City’s miraculous title victory last season, the summer of 2016 signaled a serious change at the traditional footballing giants of England. The Foxes’ win was an embarrassment to them all, and they responded the only way they knew how – by splashing the cash.
Tarutr Malhotra
featurefootballa month ago

Tactical Talk : Rise and fall of the 4-4-2 formation

The 4-4-2 was once the basic building block of most teams, but as modern-day football has developed midfield play, possession-based football has come to the fore, rendering 4-4-2 obsolete. We look at how Leicester City and Atletico Madrid have used this system in modern times effectively.
Sooraj Kapur
featurefootballa month ago

How did the term free agent or Bosman deal come into play in football?

Until 1995, football players were not allowed to leave clubs on free transfers until their parent club received a considerable transfer fee from the club interested in buying the player. However, the case of a Belgian midfielder named Jean-Marc Bosman changed the entire landscape of football.
Samarendranath Soory
newsfootballa month ago

Bilic feels ‘let down’ and ‘angry’ about Dimitri Payet’s transfer request

West Ham United have been rocked by Dimitri Payet’s transfer request just 11 months after he signed a new contract with the Premier League club. West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic is ‘angry’ about the whole situation but has refused to budge under pressure from the French international.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootballa month ago

Which club has produced the most World Cup winners in the last 30 years?

In the last 30 years (since the 1986 World Cup), we have seen six different nations winning the World Cup. 178 different players have been part of the World Cup-winning squads during this period. Which club academies have produced the most World Cup winners, though?
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootballa month ago

Report Card: How the Liverpool newcomers have fared so far

Jurgen Klopp reconstructed his squad last summer as he added seven players to his squad. The new arrival meant that the reds sold twelve and loaned out a further twelve more as they the German manager got ready to shape the ew Liverpool team in his image.
featurefootball2 months ago

Five reasons why Premier League is the best league in the world

The numerous reasons why the Premier League is considered as the toughest league in the world which also makes it the most followed football league worldwide. From the top managers, the intensity, the busy schedule all culminate to make the English top-flight the best league in the world.
newsfootball2 months ago

Jose Mourinho calls for expanded World Cup and video referral system in football

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has voiced his support for an expanded World Cup tournament as it would help develop the sport across the world given the clubs and players are not burdened. Mourinho also felt that the video referral system is required to protect the referees from criticism.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball2 months ago

Fantasy Premier League 2016-17: Players to pick for gameweek 20

Gameweek 19 saw almost all the big teams pick up points to open up a gap between themselves and the mid-table teams, with Chelsea winning their 13th match in a row after their victory over Stoke City. Chelsea are now one win away from equalling Arsenal's record of 14 straight wins in the league.
SportsCafe Desk