Premier League
Meet Yves Bissouma: The latest brilliant Brighton bargain

Brighton have been busy this summer. They’ve brought in a hefty nine players so far, more than any other club in the Premier League at time of writing. One of the latest is Yves Bissouma, a 21-year-old midfielder signed from Lille on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee – thought to be around £15million. In just two years, the Mali international racked up 47 league appearances for the French s...

Rugani should replace Chelsea pensioners in defence

Italy breeds central defenders like it does grapes – on a vine somewhere, ready to be plucked and mature with age into a fine red wine. Daniele Rugani is just the latest grape. A Serie A regular as a teenager, and then a regular feature in Juventus’ back-line alongside Italian legends Giorgio Chiellini and, until he moved to Milan, Leonardo Bonucci, Rugani has an extraordinary amount of experience...

2 days ago
Not all rosy for Celtic ahead of Rosenborg clash

With Celtic through to the second round of Champions League qualifying, thanks to their 6-0 aggregate win over Armenian side Alashkert, everything would seem to be rosy. However, thanks to an 11th-minute red card for Jozo Šimunović, and a range of other unexpected scenarios, the Scottish champions are short on centre-back options going into the tie against Rosenborg next week. What will – or...

4 days ago
2018 World Cup report cards: Groups A-D graded

The World Cup is over. We should be looking ahead to a new Premier League season but, instead, we find ourselves casting our minds back to the month-long footballing feast that gripped the world. France won the tournament, Croatia won the hearts and minds of the public and England won over some doubters. There were shocks, too. Germany fell at the first hurdle while Spain fell to Russia. Overall,...

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