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5 things you should know about Chelsea's Papy Djilobodji
5 things you should know about Chelsea's Papy Djilobodji

 Papy Djilobodji signed for the Blues for a fee of £3 m Chelsea’s recent £3 million signing of Papy Djilobodji was a mystery to many in the footballing world. The 26-year-old former Nantes centre-back was signed by Mourinho on a 4-year conract after his interest in John Stones was rebuffed by Everton, who were unwilling to offload their player in this summer. The Senegal international has clearly been

Sep 2 2015
Record signings of top European clubs
Record signings of top European clubs

Let’s face it. Football clubs pay incomprehensible amounts of money for players. When Real Madrid spent £80 million on Cristiano Ronaldo to bring him from Manchester United to the Spanish capital, a lot of people thought Florentino Perez had lost the plot. It is £80 million! That’s enough money to fulfil each and every bit of your wonderful, albeit questionable, fantasies. But six years since he joined, averaging more than one goal per gam

Sep 2 2015
5 instances when world class players failed to click with each other
5 instances when world class players failed to click with each other

There have been many partnerships throughout footballing history that have clicked immediately. Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke at Manchester United is a prime example of when two players are on exactly the same wavelength. It is instinctive and can be poetic at times.  But what of those double-acts that didn’t work? And not just any old players; world-class exponents who tried and tried but just couldn’t hit it off. Just because tod

Sep 2 2015
How much did all 20 Premier League clubs spend in the 2015 summer transfer window?
How much did all 20 Premier League clubs spend in the 2015 summer transfer window?

Manchester United’s Anthony Martial (L) became the most expensive teenager in football while Kevin De Bruyne (R) was a club record signing for Manchester City After a deadline day that saw both drama and inactivity in equal measure, the summer transfer window is now officially closed in the UK. With the Premier League 2015 summer transfer window deadline extended by 18 hours compared to the rest of Europe, a long summer of reports and

Sep 2 2015
Premier League transfer deadline day round-up: United sign striker, West Ham most active
Premier League transfer deadline day round-up: United sign striker, West Ham most active

Anthony Martial cost the club a whopping £36 million Manchester United swooped to sign French international Anthony Martial from AS Monaco in a deal that reportedly cost the English giants £36 million. While they were the big spenders on the day, West Ham indulged in 4 buys making them the most active on the day. Chelsea confirmed 2 signings on the day but also announced a few loan deals that brings their total number of pl

Chelsea, Manchester United still stuck at the start of this Premier League season
Chelsea, Manchester United still stuck at the start of this Premier League season

 

Sep 1 2015
5 Most successful Premier League transfer deadline day deals
5 Most successful Premier League transfer deadline day deals

It’s that time of the year again – Transfer Deadline day. The last day for clubs to make new additions to  their teams in the Premier League, be it a striker to score goals up front, or a playmaker to rack up the assists or even a strong leader at the back – it’s the one day in the year that clubs dread and agents dream of. Big money moves are now part and parcel of transfer deadline day with hundreds of millions be

Sep 1 2015
Chelsea confirm Papy Djilobodji signing from Nantes on a 4-year contract
Chelsea confirm Papy Djilobodji signing from Nantes on a 4-year contract

Papy Djilobodji signs for Chelsea from Nantes Chelsea announced the signing of Papy Djilobodji from Nantes on a four-year contract, the club’s official website confirmed. The reigning English Champions, as reported by ESPN, paid £2.7 million for the Senegal defender who’s in the final year of his contract at Ligue 1 club. The French blub just earned promotion to the top flight this season with the Senegalese

Sep 1 2015
Why does the transfer window close on 1 September in the UK and what is the deadline?
Why does the transfer window close on 1 September in the UK and what is the deadline?

Monaco’s Anthony Martial could seal a move to Manchester United on deadline day It is officially 1 September 2015 and the transfer window is now closed. Except in England where the deadline is not 31 August like every other year. Why? Because 31 August was a bank holiday in England. Deals cannot be completed if it is not a working day, according to Premier League rules. While the deadline is generally 11 PM on 31 August, this time th

Sep 1 2015
5 jinxed fixtures in Champions League history
5 jinxed fixtures in Champions League history

The Champions League is almost upon us, and there has been a lot of steam generated in recent weeks about what could happen this season as the most elite club competition gears up once again for what’s expected to be one of the best yet. Barcelona will attempt to become the first team to successfully defend their continental crown, albeit with a suspect defence, while their rivals will look to arrest them in their tracks. All across

Aug 31 2015
Chelsea target John Stones did not mean to hand in transfer request, declares Martinez
Chelsea target John Stones did not mean to hand in transfer request, declares Martinez

Roberto Martinez has cut a defiant figure during the whole John Stones transfer saga Everton manager Roberto Martinez insists that John Stones “didn’t mean” to submit a transfer request amid constant speculation linking him with a move to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea.  According to Sky Sports, the England International was a subject of three bids from the reigning Premier League winners, which understandably, played a

Aug 31 2015
5 Instances when defenders shone in attack
5 Instances when defenders shone in attack

Roberto Carlos scored 103 goals in 855 matches overall “I shall live and die at my post... I am the shield that guards the realms of men...” These words that make up part of The Night’s Watch oath (A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin) could well be the oath football defenders pledge to every time they step on the pitch to protect that coveted goal post. Quite often, the limelight and the spoils of

Aug 31 2015
Statistical comparison of Hazard, Rodriguez and Neymar in last three seasons
Statistical comparison of Hazard, Rodriguez and Neymar in last three seasons

Eden Hazard, Neymar and James Rodriguez have emerged as world class beaters for their respective teams  James Rodriguez, Eden Hazard, and Neymar are three players who have been crucial to their teams’ attack. All three players who dawn the number 10 jersey for their country have different styles of play, but each of them contribute to their team in a way no other can.  Rodriguez joined Real Madrid after his brilliant per

Aug 31 2015
Football transfer rumours for August 30, 2015
Football transfer rumours for August 30, 2015

Julian Draxler likely to replace Kevin De Bruyne in Wolfsburg There is only one day to go before the end of transfer window and there are still a few clubs across Europe who are looking to make deadline day signings. Certain clubs in the Premier League have wrapped up their signings a month ago while clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United are still on the look-out for quality players in the transfer market. Chelsea are hoping to solve the

Aug 30 2015