The FC crew break down the implications Arturo Vidal’s pay dispute with Barcelona could have in January. ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol isn’t entirely sold on Barcelona’s attacking threat, despite their 4-1 win over Alaves. Ale Moreno says it’s too soon to consider Antoine Griezmann a bust at Barcelona. Barcelona have made an official approach to
At some point this season, Liverpool‘s supporters will be able to enjoy the ride that will, barring an unprecedented loss of form or some strange alignment of the stars in the night sky, take them all the way to the club’s first league title since 1990. But right now, despite enjoying a double-digit lead over
Everything you need to know about this weekend’s Premier League action, all in one place. Jump to: Can Liverpool keep this up? | Can Saints threaten Spurs? | Can Ancelotti pick up a big win? | Man to watch | Match to watch | Stats of the weekend | Team that needs some luck | One
African footballers are ubiquitous in almost all of the world’s biggest leagues, with the continent’s players still one of the greatest contributions to global sport. In 2019, some have been among the top performers in their respective divisions, setting the standard for African players abroad. Here, ESPN’s Ed Dove picks out the outstanding African talent
By Moises Llorens, Sam Marsden The FC crew break down the implications Arturo Vidal’s pay dispute with Barcelona could have in January. ESPN FC looks back on Barcelona’s dominant performance in the 2011 Champions League final against Man United. Arthur Melo and Marc-Andre ter Stegen both returned to training with Barcelona this week injured and
Stewart Robson goes position by position to explain where Juventus need improvement. Julien Laurens says Milan signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 38 years old goes against the club’s policy. Shaka Hislop is puzzled by Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to Milan and questions what the striker’s role will be. AS Roma confirmed on Monday they are in talks
Nearly a decade ago, LeBron James turned the next step of his career into a television spectacle. “The Decision” drew 13 million viewers at its peak and ended with James announcing he’d be “taking his talents to South Beach.” With a bit more entrepreneurial thought (some might say vulgarity) Erling Haaland might have done the
Steve Nicol feels Robert Moreno should be thanking Luis Enrique for even helping manage Spain in the first place. Luis Enrique branded predecessor Robert Moreno as “disloyal” with his ambitions to remain in charge of Spain. Steve Nicol says Robert Moreno would find it tough to return to an assistant role with the Spain team.
With the January transfer window opening in the new year, several top players will potentially be available in blockbuster moves either then or in the summer. Therefore, Monday is the start of a series on the stars most likely to change clubs. We break down the player’s strengths and weaknesses, give you the latest reporting
The Exploding Heads present some baffling items available in Premier League club stores this holiday season. The Football Agents share their top charitable gift ideas for the players they represent. While Lionel Messi was reclaiming his crown as the world’s best player in 2019, Cristiano Ronaldo still managed to stun the world with his leaps
Stewart Robson slams the Premier League’s sense of superiority after continued VAR controversies. Wolves’ manager doesn’t think VAR decisions should be made miles away from where the match is being played. VAR may have gotten things right in Liverpool-Wolves, but Shaka Hislop says its implementation has been flawed. Where do you start with VAR? Seriously:
The New Year fireworks started early on Merseyside as Sadio Mane‘s finish lit up Anfield to secure a 1-0 win over Wolves and send the hosts 13 points clear at the top. The Reds were made to work tirelessly in an exhausting encounter as both sides threw the kitchen sink at one another. It was
The son of the late Jose Antonio Reyes, Jose Antonio Reyes Lopez, scored four goals to help Real Madrid win the final of the La Liga Promises international tournament. Real Madrid’s under 13s came back from 2-0 down to beat Sevilla 5-3 in Abu Dhabi on Sunday in a game that featured two of Jose
10:52 AM ET Chelsea produced a stunning late comeback to beat Arsenal 2-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, consigning Mikel Arteta to defeat on his home debut as coach of the north London side. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the hosts the lead in the 13th minute but Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno‘s howler handed Jorginho an
9:45 AM ET Alfredo Morelos was sent off as Rangers won the Old Firm derby 2-1 to reduce Celtic’s lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to two points. Rangers’ first win at Celtic Park since 2010 came after goals from Ryan Kent and Nikola Katic either side of a contentious Odsonne Edouard goal.
Frank Lampard explains how an aggressive half-time discussion helped Chelsea beat Arsenal. Mikel Arteta suggests a difference in physicality cost Arsenal in their defeat to Chelsea. LONDON — Arsenal‘s final game of the decade ended like so many of the games that had preceded it: deflation, rows of empty seats and a nagging feeling of
The European transfer window is open again and you can find out when it shuts here. Here we are grading the most notable signings from the top teams during January — and you can see the summer window’s grades here. The most recent grades and write-ups are at the top; each day is in order
January is just around the corner. Click here to view the latest transfers, and keep up to date with the newest gossip below. Juve’s Haaland hunt could cause Man Utd heartache Manchester United appeared to be in the driver’s seat for FC Salzburg’s Norwegian sensation Erling Braut Haaland but Italian publication Tuttosport has reported that Juventus
Chelsea produced one of the Premier League comebacks of the season as they beat London rivals Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed the Gunners into an early lead and Arsenal seemed as if they were in full control for large periods of the game. In the final 10 minutes, however, the Blues sprung
Ale Moreno delves into how Seattle Sounders and Inter Miami will fare in their 2020 MLS openers. Alejandro Moreno questions whether Luis Suarez has enough left in the tank to be the star-man for Inter Miami. Ale Moreno chooses his top three targets for Inter Miami. Watch the full segment on ESPN FC’s YouTube channel.