A slow-burner at St. James’ Park, Newcastle United succumbed to a narrow 2-1 home defeat by Unai Emery’s Arsenal side – after two goals in less than ten minutes from Granit Xhaka and Mesut Özil shortly after the interval. Continue reading
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has been at the club for four-and-a-half years now. Signed by David Moyes for £37.5m from Chelsea, the Spanish international has produced excellent creative moments and important goals alike.
However, in recent seasons, his minutes and productivity in the final third have progressively dwindled under Jose Mourinho’s watch and a lack of regular first-team opportunities has posed questions about his future.
Wales began their Nations League campaign in style with a 4-1 thrashing over the Republic of Ireland on Thursday. Ryan Giggs won his first home game in charge. Chelsea teenager Ethan Ampadu earned more admirers. In all, it was an impressive display by a side unlucky to miss out on World Cup qualification last October. Continue reading
Bournemouth came from behind to rescue a point at home against Everton during an eventful second-half today. But how did some players in particular fare?
Arsenal’s Stephy Mavididi joined Juventus in a surprise €2m deal last week with the move dividing opinion among supporters and neutrals alike. Mavididi, 20, is another talented Englishman who has opted to challenge himself abroad and it doesn’t get more difficult than the Serie A champions.
It’s rare that Paris Saint-Germain splash the cash on defenders. An area within their squad which needs the most attention, it’s understandable then that they decided to part with €37m (£33m) for Schalke’s Thilo Kehrer earlier this month. At 21, he represents an exciting prospect which has world-class potential and a great platform to reach it in the seasons to come.
Bakayoko signed a season-long loan deal to join AC Milan earlier this week, with an option to buy next summer if his spell is a successful one. So, what happened to the Blues’ £40m signing from just 13 months ago? Continue reading