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Xavi’s Revolution is in Full Swing at Barcelona

Xavi’s Revolution is in Full Swing at Barcelona

FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernández took over as manager from Ronald Koeman this past fall, following the Dutchman’s sacking in October. Koeman left the post after a slew of poor results and performances on the pitch, which culminated in a fragmented dressing room and discontent amongst the fanbase. In five short months, Xavi has rejuvenated the club by unifying the current squad and bringing in proven... »

Impact of the UK’s Sanctions on Chelsea

Impact of the UK’s Sanctions on Chelsea

Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich has owned Chelsea Football Club since 2003. Under his stewardship, the club has won every major trophy possible in professional soccer, accruing 19 major honors in total. This figure ties Manchester United for the most trophies won by an English club in that span. Before Abramovich’s involvement with the club, Chelsea won 15 trophies in its 98-year history leading up ... »

Transfer Deadline Day Recap 2021

Transfer Deadline Day Recap 2021

August 31st marked the final day of the summer transfer window, and what an exciting day it was. Over a dozen transfers occurred. What were some of the biggest deals? Premier League Manchester United officially signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus for a reported £12.8 million  Chelsea signed Spanish midfielder Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid on a season long loan with the option to buy  Leeds U... »

Mikel Arteta, Out?

Mikel Arteta, Out?

On Sunday, Chelsea put on a dominant display against Arsenal at the Emirates, winning 2-0 in the “North London Derby.” Romelu Lukaku made his first appearance for the Blues since completing his $135 million move from Inter Milan, where he won the Italian league last season. Many predicted Chelsea would beat their local rivals handily, but what was shocking was just how poor Arsenal were. Having ... »

Can Manchester City Retain the Title Without a #9?

Can Manchester City Retain the Title Without a #9?

Over the last decade, Manchester City has been one of the most dominant English football clubs in the Premier League. Backed by significant investment from its owners, the Manchester-based club has had a meteoric rise winning five Premier League titles in ten seasons, with three won in the last four years. Their ability over this timespan can’t be disputed, but why are people questioning if they have ... »

Takeaways of “The Big 6” After Matchweek 1 in the Premier League

Takeaways of “The Big 6” After Matchweek 1 in the Premier League

On Friday, it felt incredible flipping on the first Premier League match of the new season after nearly three months without English “football.” Now that “Matchday 1” has ended, I want to reflect on the big six’s performances to assess where the giants stand now that pre-season is officially over. First up, Arsenal. Going into this summer, it was apparent Arsenal required a han... »