5 Ligue 1 youngsters destined for big future transfers

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Ligue 1 is a division regularly criticised for its lack of competitiveness at the top, given just how easily Paris Saint-Germain appear to dominate on a yearly basis. However, it’s one that produces a wide variety of talented youngsters across the world who shine for their respective clubs, countries and earn exposure to Europe’s top sides – where they’re regularly snapped up.

Thomas Lemar, Alban Lafont, Issa Diop, Joris Gnagnon and Odsonne Edouard are just a handful of talented youngsters who have left France’s top tier for European transfer moves this past summer, but who are the next batch of players coming through? Continue reading

Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United: Barkley’s stoppage-time equaliser saves Blues’ unbeaten streak

Ross Barkley’s stoppage-time equaliser saved Chelsea’s blushes – keeping their unbeaten streak intact while seeing them leapfrog Manchester City to the Premier League’s top spot, ahead of other matchday fixtures to come.

Anthony Martial’s two second-half goals helped United snatch a slender lead, but it was not enough for the visitors during a tense affair at Stamford Bridge – reiterated as tempers flared involving Jose Mourinho on the touchline.  Continue reading