11 French wonderkids: Finding the next Mbappé

Football is a fast-moving world. It doesn’t seem that long ago the world watched with amazement as an 18-year-old Kylian Mbappé broke through at Monaco, tearing defences to shreds with his pace, skill and finishing. A lot has happened since Mbappé exploded onto the scene. He led Monaco to Ligue 1 success, earning a mega-money move to Paris Saint-Germain, where he’s duly picked up anoth...

Potter move signals Brighton's exciting change of direction

Brighton & Hove Albion, despite a heavy 4-1 defeat against Manchester City on the final day of the Premier League season, had done enough. They were safe, two points clear of 18th-placed Cardiff. Around the AMEX Stadium come full time against City, there was relief and satisfaction at the prospect of another year in the top flight. Chris Hughton, though, had not done enough. Brighton, wary of...

Flu striker can end Brazilian curse at Theatre of Dreams

Once upon a time, there was a belief that Brazilians couldn’t hack it in the Premier League. Those pesky South Americans, according to yer da’s mate, weren’t built for the muck-and-bullets of the English game. While that’s always been a disturbingly reductive view, in 2019, it has never seemed so far from the truth. Look at the Premier League’s top sides; they all ha...

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Manchester United reject now ready for the Premier League

Sometimes a move to a big club can come too soon. That certainly was the case for Memphis Depay when he swapped the red and white of PSV Eindhoven for the red and occasional black and white of Manchester United. His time in the Premier League was forgettable. He netted on just two occasions in the English top flight during the 2015/16 season and the man tipped by many to be Cristiano Ronaldo’s h...

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