Why Antonio Conte would be mad to leave Tottenham for Juventus

In many eras, a choice of whether to go to Juventus or Tottenham Hotspur was never really much of a debate. Juve may be the team everyone loves to hate in Italy, but their global prominence in the game is up there with the finest and there is an almost uncountable list of world renowned … Read more

Premier League report card – Part two of our grading for your team’s early season form

Even just seven games into the Premier League season it has been a fast start at both ends of the table heading into the international break. Some familiar big hitters have shown indifferent form, while there are a notable few so-called smaller teams punching above their weight to leave the top flight with plenty of … Read more

Premier League: Can Man City star Erling Haaland make it four weeks as No 1 in our POWER RANKINGS?

The Premier League returned in part with a bang after last weekend’s fixtures were suspended following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Leaders Arsenal got back to winning ways after a brilliant 3-0 victory away at Brentford, with William Saliba and Granit Xhaka the standout performers. Manchester City and Tottenham however maintained the pressure on … Read more

Chelsea: What problems does Graham Potter needs to address over the international break?

He may have showered his players in praise, but Graham Potter will already be aware of the problems to solve at Chelsea after their disappointing 1-1 draw against Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday night. The new head coach got his Blues reign off to an encouraging start, with the likes of Mason Mount and Raheem … Read more

Inside Chelsea’s new-look backroom staff under Graham Potter

Premier League bosses are like package deals. In modern football, few head coaches enter through the doors of a new top flight club on their own, without the support of their trusted backroom staff behind them. When Chelsea owner Todd Boehly swooped in to lure Graham Potter away from Brighton with a lucrative five-year deal, … Read more

Callum Hudson-Odoi is all smiles again on loan at Bayer Leverkusen

The key moment for Callum Hudson-Odoi at the BayArena, Leverkusen, on Tuesday night came in the 87th minute, when he picked up the ball in his own half.  Diego Simeone‘s Atletico Madrid had been gnarly and obdurate opponents all night but, having conceded three minutes earlier, they were now a little bit open for the … Read more

Liverpool: What are the problems Jurgen Klopp faces as he admits Reds need to ‘reinvent themselves’?

After a shaky start to the season, Liverpool‘s 9-0 hammering of Bournemouth was meant to be a turning point. The moment when the Reds finally got their season going, put their troubles behind them and used that showing as the benchmark for future performances.  Jurgen Klopp‘s side looked fearsome again, like the Liverpool of old, … Read more

Europa League: Man United, Arsenal and 10 wonderkids hoping to impress

The Europa League group stage gets underway on Thursday night with plenty of prominent continental teams involved. Arsenal and Manchester United are flying the flag for the Premier League and start the competition as favourites to go all the way and lift the trophy in Budapest on May 31. But they will be challenged by … Read more

T20 cricket backed to ‘explode’ in USA by Liam Plunkett

Liam Plunkett borrows a phrase from his adopted homeland to explain America’s approach to launching their first professional T20 league. ‘It’s go big or go home,’ the England World Cup winner tells Sportsmail over the phone from Philadelphia. ‘That is how they do stuff in America. And with the money that is behind this, it is … Read more

How Erik ten Hag has turned Manchester United around after fourth straight win

It was one of the lowest points in Manchester United’s modern history. Their players slinked back to the dressing room trailing Brentford by four goals and Erik ten Hag looked set to be swamped by the scale of his rebuilding mission. If the Bees could destroy United so easily, it didn’t bear thinking about what … Read more