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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... »

How Detrimental Will Pep Guardiola’s Announcement Be?

How Detrimental Will Pep Guardiola’s Announcement Be?

Pep Guardiola recently announced that he would step down from Manchester City following the 2022-23 Premier League season. Guardiola’s side has dominated English football during his five-year tenure thus far, winning three of the last four Premier League titles and amassing four Carabao Cups, two Community Shields, and a FA Cup. The Spanish coach will undoubtedly go down as one of the most prominent P... »

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... »

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... »