featurefootball6 months ago

Fantasy Premier League 2016-17 : Players to pick for Gameweek 30

The Premier League is finally back with a bang with high profile games like the Merseyside Derby and the Arsenal-City clash at the Emirates. In the last game week, Dawson and Lukaku's braces earned their managers a combined score of 33 points with the former outscoring the Belgian by a point.
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newsfootball6 months ago

With no Champions League, Chelsea are in a position of privilege, says Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho feels that his former club Chelsea’s Champions League absence has handed them a big advantage ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final clash. Mourinho, however, has praised Antonio Conte for devising a tactic which is suited to the skills of his players.
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featurefootball7 months ago

Fantasy Premier League 2016-17 : Players to pick for Gameweek 28

Gameweek 27 was the first time a team played two matches and Manchester City and Stoke City players earned big with two cleansheets in their respective matches. Marko Arnautovic (15) was the top scorer in the week while all defenders from the two clubs score double digit points for their managers.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Champions League Roundup | Barcelona pulls off greatest comeback; Bayern thrash Arsenal again

Barcelona pulled off what is arguably the greatest comeback in the history of the Champions League on Wednesday against PSG as they overturned a four-goal deficit to win 6-1 and book a quarter-final spot. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich thrashed Arsenal 5-1 away from home to complete a 10-2 win.
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featurefootball7 months 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
featurefootball7 months 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
featurefootball8 months 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
featurefootball8 months 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
newsfootball8 months 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.
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featurefootball8 months 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?
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