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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... »

Premier League Trophy is Liverpool’s to Lose

Premier League Trophy is Liverpool’s to Lose

Following a convincing 2-0 victory against Arsenal, Liverpool finds themselves one point off Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. Arsenal went into this match in fine form, having won their previous five Premier League fixtures. Head coach Mikel Arteta deserves the most praise for the Gunner’s upswing in results, fine-tuning his youthful squad into a legitimate top-four contender th... »

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 ... »

Why Are Manchester United Not Among Europe’s Elite?

Why Are Manchester United Not Among Europe’s Elite?

Manchester United suffered a 4-1 defeat against league leaders Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The result provided two significant takeaways. One, how wide a gap there is in the quality of play between the crosstown rivals, and two, just how far away Manchester United is from the elite European clubs. After finishing runners-up in the Premier League and Europa League last season, Manchester... »

Assessing Ralf Rangnick’s First Ten Matches in Charge of Manchester United

Assessing Ralf Rangnick’s First Ten Matches in Charge of Manchester United

Following Manchester United‘s 1-0 win against West Ham on Saturday, Ralph Rangnick now has six wins, three draws, and one loss in his first ten games at the helm. The German coach replaced Ole Gunnar Solkjaer at the end of November and was tasked with steadying the ship following a string of poor performances by United’s previous manager. Nearly two months into his tenure, Rangnick has instilled... »

Cristiano Ronaldo Reunites with Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo Reunites with Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo has officially been confirmed as Manchester United’s latest signing. This revelation comes 12 years after the Portuguese forward left Manchester United for Real Madrid for a then world-record fee. Over the past couple of days, it became clear that Ronaldo wanted to leave Juventus. Initially, the most likely destination was Manchester City, who were in contractual negotiations with Ronaldo’... »

What 2021 Champions League Group is the Most Competitive?

What 2021 Champions League Group is the Most Competitive?

On August 26th, the Champions League group stage draw occurred to determine the initial fixtures for this upcoming season. Thirty-two clubs were randomly selected into eight pools of four clubs each. The first Champion League matches are on September 14th, but which group will be the most competitive? On paper, the two most difficult groups appear to be “Group A” and “Group B.” Group... »

How Damaging to Tottenham Would Losing Harry Kane Be?

How Damaging to Tottenham Would Losing Harry Kane Be?

Harry Kane is Tottenham‘s third-highest goalscorer of all time. He is one of the best players in the world and is Tottenham’s primary scorer and creator. He’s arguably the best player in the Premier League and has the talent and ability to walk into any top team in Europe. So, how crippling would his departure from Tottenham be for the London club? In short, it would set Tottenham back yea... »