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Plugging The Leaks: How The Barcelona Defence Turned From Inadequate To Indestructible

After years of scrutiny, Barcelona finally appear to have sorted out their defensive Achilles heel. Nathan Bliss looks at the changes to the Barcelona defence and four main reasons for this new, more defensively rigid Barça… There is no doubt that, so far at least, Luis Enrique’s Barcelona are having a sensational season. Two points clear […]


Mourinho’s Minors: Which Chelsea young talents will be next to break through at Stamford Bridge?

The future is bright….the future is blue. With Chelsea continuing their dominance of youth football by retaining the FA Youth Cup, Mathew Burt takes a look at the next batch of young talent at Stamford Bridge… With a first Premier League title since 2010 on the horizon, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is already turning his thoughts […]


John Terry, John Stones, N’Doye… Names of the Premier League, week 34

 Just Football returns with another edition of Names of the Premier League, a weekly column highlighting the most noteworthy performances from across the weekend’s Premier League action… John Terry, Chelsea Arsenal supporters may have been intending to offend as their chants of “Boring, boring Chelsea” echoed around the Emirates. But nothing could have been sweeter […]

Memphis Depay

Five reasons why Memphis Depay is ready for Manchester United and the Premier League

As he geared up for a free kick that turned out to be his twentieth league goal of the season, the Philips Stadion filled with expectation. The score was already 1-0 in the game against sc Heerenveen and a win would help secure PSV their first Eredivisie league title in seven years. Moments later, the stadium exploded […]

PFA Premier League Team of the Year

Six Chelsea players in PFA Premier League Team of the Year but should Kane or Aguero play upfront?

The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) awards 2015 took place at a swanky London locale last night, as the best players in the Premier League and lower leagues were wined and dined for their achievements in 2014/15 at Grosvenor House. PFA members from 100 clubs voted in the awards this year, with the main categories being […]


Burnley 0-1 Leicester City: Leicester Hopes Restored

The Lineups Burnley (4-4-2): Heaton / Mee, Shackell, Duff, Trippier / Taylor, Arfield, Jones, Boyd / Jutkiewicz, Ings Leicester City (3-5-2): Schmeichel / Morgan, Huth, Wasilewski / Konchesky, King, Cambiasso, Drinkwater, Albrighton / Vardy, Ulloa Burnley 0-1 Leicester City: Foxes hopes restored by Vardy goal TS Eliot once called April the cruelest month and after a […]

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Luke Shaw is alive and well! The 10 Series best youngsters in Europe review, week 26

With just a few weeks left this season, how are our 60 chosen best youngsters in Europe to watch in 2014/15 getting along? We take a look at last week’s movers and shakers… #The10Series Young Talents of the Week Luke Shaw Despite Manchester United’s loss against Chelsea, the Red Devils gave a good account of themselves, and how much they’ve […]

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3 to See: Arsenal v Chelsea, O Classico and the Derby della Mole

We have a trio of feisty derbies on the agenda in Just Football’s Three to See this week, starting with Torino’s latest attempts to get one over their illustrious rivals Juventus. Arsenal v Chelsea is the Premier League’s standout clash, before Portugal’s O Classico rounds off the weekend’s essential viewing. Torino v Juventus (Serie A) […]

Thomas Tuchel

Introducing Thomas Tuchel: Borussia Dortmund’s Klopp replacement and Europe’s newest hipster manager

With Jürgen Klopp leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer it’s been announced that Thomas Tuchel will replace him starting in 2015/16. But who is Thomas Tuchel and why is he one of Europe’s most in-demand managers? Jack Dowell takes a look… The Bundesliga 2014/15 campaign has been a frantic season of managerial changes that has seen […]

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Neymar, Thiago Alcantara, Chicharito…Names of the Champions League, Matchday 12

The Champions League semi-final line-up is complete, with holders Real Madrid joined by Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus in the final four. Names of the Champions League picks out the star performers of the quarter-finals second-legs… Neymar (Barcelona) PSG took another step forward in the Champions League this season courtesy of their victory over Chelsea, but Barcelona’s emphatic […]