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Tiemoue Bakayoko will enable Antonio Conte to build something special at Chelsea
Tiemoue Bakayoko will enable Antonio Conte to build something special at Chelsea
Bakayoko's transfer to Chelsea looks all but sealed, and his partnership with Kante can make the Champions even more formidable.
Top 5 players who never got picked in the Team of the Year in Premier League history
Top 5 players who never got picked in the Team of the Year in Premier League history
No matter how well they played, they were never rewarded with a spot on the Team of the Year
5 former Zinedine Zidane teammates that Real Madrid could use in El Clasico
5 former Zinedine Zidane teammates that Real Madrid could use in El Clasico
Here are five former teammates of Zinedine Zidane that Real Madrid could use next weekend.
What are the different field positions in football?
What are the different field positions in football?
Different positions evolved over the decades giving rise to newer positions and tactical formations.
Tactical systems explained: 4-3-3
Tactical systems explained: 4-3-3
The 4-3-3 system is the current formation used by the hugely successful Barcelona team.
Claude Makelele speaks about Pele, Zidane and Ronaldo
Claude Makelele speaks about Pele, Zidane and Ronaldo
Makelele reveals that his Real Madrid's Ivan Helguera was his favourite team-mate.
EPL 2016/17: Claude Makelele hopes N'Golo Kante will be better than him
EPL 2016/17: Claude Makelele hopes N'Golo Kante will be better than him
The former Chelsea legend believes Kante is the best in his role but says he's quite not there.
The XI Arsene Wenger 'nearly' signed for Arsenal
The XI Arsene Wenger 'nearly' signed for Arsenal
A look at 11 superstars Arsenal nearly signed
5 famous players who came out of international retirement
5 famous players who came out of international retirement
Famous players who surprised everyone by taking to the field once more.
5 instances in football when departure of essential personnel deteriorated team performances
5 instances in football when departure of essential personnel deteriorated team performances
A few names can make a big difference. Revisiting 5 such occasions in footballing history.
Former Real Madrid manager Carlos Queiroz blasts Perez, backs Barcelona for La Liga title
Former Real Madrid manager Carlos Queiroz blasts Perez, backs Barcelona for La Liga title
Queiroz blew an 8 point lead to lost the Liga title when in charge of Real Madrid
5 most surprising Champions League runs ever
5 most surprising Champions League runs ever
The Champions League isn't always predictable - sometimes underdogs go far
10 best midfielders in the Premier League era
10 best midfielders in the Premier League era
We rank the top 10 midfielders of the Premier League era
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane picks his all-time Premier League XI, favours Manchester United
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane picks his all-time Premier League XI, favours Manchester United
Zidane notably omitted former teammate David Beckham
7 transfers that dramatically changed the fortunes of a football club
7 transfers that dramatically changed the fortunes of a football club
One player comes in, the club's fortunes change dramatically. The stuff of fairy tales. Here's a celebration of 7 such fairytales
How 'The Makelele Role' redefined English football
How 'The Makelele Role' redefined English football
Claude Makelele was never one of the most spectacular players in the game, but his defensive game at the base of midfield was second to none. The French international enjoyed a highly successful career with two notable spells at Real Madrid and Chelsea, creating 'The Makelele Role' during his time with the latter.
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 Lea ...
Ultimate Chelsea XI - 21st Century Players
Ultimate Chelsea XI - 21st Century Players
With Chelsea set to defend their Premier League title, we look back at some of this century's best players to have donned the blue of the Stamford Bridge-based club.
Arsenal won't regret missing out on Morgan Schneiderlin
Arsenal won't regret missing out on Morgan Schneiderlin
Schneiderlin may not have been the best option for Arsenal
Stats: 10 highest transfer fees paid for players above the age of 30
Stats: 10 highest transfer fees paid for players above the age of 30
Petr Cech's move from Chelsea to Arsenal makes him the 9th most expensive player over the age of 30
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