Ganso Shows Why He’s So Fun To Watch With Vintage Display Against Granada

Paulo Henrique Ganso started on Friday night for Sevilla, in their La Liga match against Granada, and while that might seem like an unremarkable piece of information, the fact that this was the Brazilian’s first appearance in the league this year makes it less so. Ganso actually hadn’t played in La Liga since last November, so […]

Kevin Vogt Highlights his Quarterbacking Qualities in Hoffenheim’s win over Hertha

Hoffenheim and Hertha Berlin endured an interesting encounter on Friday night, with Julian Nagelsmann’s men eventually claiming a 3-1 win at the Olympiastadion. Hoffenheim’s task may have been made easier by Maximilian Mittelstadt’s dismissal, following a clumsy second yellow 54 minutes into the match, but there could be no mistaking their overall level of proficiency. […]

Why Inter’s Roberto Gagliardini is Justifying His €28 Million Transfer Fee

Roberto Gagliardini has had a big season. Things started off with Atalanta, where, alongside fellow young stars Franck Kessie and Mattia Caldara, he formed a vital part of an unexpectedly successful side under Gian Piero Gasperini. Then, in the January transfer window, the 22-year-old midfielder made the move to Inter, who used Suning’s backing to […]

Malcom Continues to Produce for Bordeaux while Europe’s Elite Circle

  Malcom, Bordeaux’s 20-year-old Brazilian winger, has found himself in the news lately. The right-sided flyer has been linked with both Manchester United and Liverpool in the last couple of weeks, and even though the youngster claims not to know anything of those rumours, he was a little more open when talking about Jorge Sampaoli’s […]

Cesc Fabregas Highlights His Box-to-Box Ability against Swansea

Despite chalking up his 300th Premier League appearance in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Swansea on Saturday, Cesc Fabregas would have been relieved just to have found his way into the starting line-up for the encounter at Stamford Bridge. It was his first league start for Chelsea in 2017, and just his 6th for the season, […]

Andre Gomes Shows His All-Round Quality in Barca’s Win Over Las Palmas

Andre Gomes hasn’t exactly set the world alight since his summer transfer to FC Barcelona, but things are getting better for him. The former Valencia star was superb in last weekend’s win against Las Palmas, and by way of a brilliant assist for Luis Suarez early in the first half, he finally recorded his first […]

Rennes Star Paul-Georges Ntep Shows His Quality Against Toulouse

Prior to Round 14 of Ligue 1, Rennes weren’t exactly developing a reputation as fast starters. Their earliest goal had only arrived in the 21st minute, and they had needed to wait until Round 13 before Giovanni Sio scored it against Angers. In fact, they were one of only two teams, along with Lille, who […]

A Look at Denis Suarez and his Path to the Barcelona First Team

Barcelona is a team full of big names, and a number of them played last weekend against Sevilla. Headlined by Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, the attacking trio otherwise known as “MSN,” and supported by the likes of Sergio Busquets, Barca’s stars led them to a 2-1 win in the league against Jorge Sampaoli’s […]

Man Utd: Ibrahimovic Mixes the Good with the Bad against Manchester City

As far as bizarre performances go, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s League Cup effort against Manchester City was right up there with the best of them. He combined horrendous turnovers with moments of magic over the span of his 90 minutes on the pitch, and as if to keep it neat and tidy for the fans in the […]

Why Alex Iwobi is Arsenal’s Connector

Arsene Wenger thinks of Alex Iwobi as a connector. “Football is perception, decision-making and acting,” the Arsenal boss asserted. “The perception especially struck me. The perception he has of the game and the speed of his decision-making struck me. “When you look at him at first there is nothing special there. But after when you […]