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Chelsea are eyeing these three defenders for next season

Chelsea are set to lose a plethora of key defensive figures from their squad and so far there have been no replacements. The club stated that they have released Andreas Christensen, Danny Drinkwater and Charley Musonda Jr and also lost Antonio Rudiger on a free to Real Madrid, which was possibly the worst kept transfer secret in the past 6 months and are possibly going to lose the Spanish pairing of Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso to Barcelona.

The Romelu Lukaku Incident Explained

Chelsea's record signing was left out of their matchday squad for their important tie against Liverpool. Chelsea ended up drawing the match 2-2 and the only winners from this result was Manchester City who have built a large lead at the top of the table. Chelsea's finishing wasn't satisfactory and one couldn't help but wonder how big of a difference the Belgian would make up top. But what actually happened that actually led to this situation of Chelsea's 97.5 million man to not be in the squad?

UK Goverment to help Bury FC play in Gigg Lane

The UK government has pledged £1 Million to help the Community Ownership Fund run by the Department for Levelling Up buy back Gigg Lane. They will be pitted against a consortium which includes Peter Alexander who is a boyhood Bury-supporter.

If the Department of Levelling Up win the bid, Gigg Lane would be transformed into a local area point with an all-climate pitch and recreational center introduced for public use and the redevelopment of the Manchester Road Stand to oblige NHS services.

Xavi - The favourite to be FCB's new manager

Xavi is currently a coach in the Qatar Stars League. When he joined Al Sadd for the 2015-16 season he signed a bumper contract where he would play for the Qatari club, be an ambassador for the 2022 Qatar World Cup and start his coaching career at the club.

He signed his 2-year managerial contract with Al Sadd in 2019 and since then has fared decently. He has a 66.2% win rate after managing 95 matches thus far. He has won the domestic competitions but fell short in the AFC Champions League where

The top 5 candidates for the Newcastle job

The main man at Brighton is definitely on a high right now with Brighton sitting 4th in the league above heavy weights like Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. Graham Potter has done a phenomenal job with Brighton and it may be time for him to warrant a change and spend Newcastle's wealth on the superstars he would like to manage.

The former Watford boss was the 1st PL manager to be sacked this season. He helped Watford achieve promotion back to the top flight but was given the boot only a

Premier League clubs not doing enough to combat online abuse

Only 49 english clubs of the total 92 in the football league have agreed to be teamed up with the UK Police to fight online abuse and only 4 clubs out of the 20 in the Premier League have responded positively to the offer from the police force.

After England's loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final, online racism peaked. Insults were hurled at those who missed their chances in the penalty shootout and as a result of it, Chief Constable Mark Roberts - the National Police Chief's football lead issu

Barcelona's new €1 billion teenager

FC Barcelona have announced that they have signed Pedri until 2026 right after he was named in the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon D'Or, after his breakthrough season. His release clause is set at a whopping € 1 billion and he is expected officially sign the contract by the end of the current week.

All players in La Liga are required to have a release clause set by the club and with FC Barcelona already having experienced Neymar taken away from under their noses because his release clause wasn'

Ligue 1 to be reduced from 20 to 18 teams

The French Footballing body (LPF) have confirmed that they will see 4 teams relegated from Ligue 1 and only 2 promoted from Ligue 2. This will no doubt relive the Ligue 1 fixture list and provide more time for players to recuperate before the matches.

The LPF(Ligue De Football), the French FA, is going to reduce the clubs competing in France's top-flight from 20 to 18 from the 2022-23 season ahead of the League renegotiating its broadcasting rights for the 2024 season. The LPF has cited the pac

Next Year's FIFA World Cup to have semi-automated offside calls?

Ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and the current head of FIFA's Global development has claimed that Offside calls in next year's FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be automated. He has said that current offside calls by VAR takes too long and change will be made to save time. Arsene has agreed with the fact that VAR isn't at its best yet and will improve with time. He stated that VAR is expensive and involves a lot of people.

The Frenchman isn't wrong and makes a valid point. Too often have we seen p

The entire Guinea-Bissau squad has come down with food poisoning

The entire Guinea-Bissau squad has been hospitalised ahead of their FIFA World Cup qualifier against Morocco. The previous World Cup qualifier between Guinea and Morocco which was supposed to be played in Guinea, had to be postponed because of a military coup. Their team bus was a casualty of the crossfire and the match was cancelled. The Guinea-Bissau crew were eating at their lodging base in Morocco on tuesday night.

First EPL manager sacked

Xisco Muñoz is the first manager to be sacked this season. He was appointed as the Watford FC manager in December 2020 and steered the hornets back into the Premier League. After losing to Leeds, Watford FC currently sit 14th in the table. Their most recent win coming against bottom-of-the league , Norwich City.

Watford have had their fair share of managers over the past few years. Gino Pozzo (owner of Watford FC) is, in the words of Watford scout Vincenzo Cardillo, a "perfectionist" and has an

Marseille once again caught amidst fan violence

In Marseille's Europa League tie they faced Galatasray the game ended 0-0. But, the talking point of the game was the clash between the fans. The game was halted 8 minutes before half time by Referee Paweł Raczkowski as the two sets of fans started throwing things at opposing fans despite security measures. The police had to intervene and separate the fans.

The atmosphere was intense and the match was resumed amidst firecrackers going off. In the opening few minutes of the 2nd Half a few of the

New Covid rules to lift restrictions on South American Players

The British Government is set to exempt players competing in World Cup qualifiers from the mandatory quarantine if they have been double vaccinated. Otherwise, players from red list countries would face a non-negotiable 10 day quarantine period.

This would be a huge relief to South America as all the countries in the continent are still considered to be "red list" countries by the English Government. This will no doubt ease the tension between the national South American Footballing bodies and

Michael Owen is the official ambassador for the Paksitan Football League (PFL)

Former Ballan d'Or winner (2001) Michael Owen has been signed by the Pakistan Football League to be their ambassador till 2025. Micheal Owen is well known for his time with Liverpool , Manchester United , Real Madrid and Newcastle United. PFL have roped in one of the best Englishmen to grace the game. It is a very shrewd move that could well pay huge dividends. "Owen will reveal the FPL logo from the home of football in OCtober" a statement from Global Soccer Ventures (GSV), the owners of the le

How good is Pernille Harder?

Pernille Harder became Denmark's all-time leading goalscorer after scoring in their 7-0 win over Malta. She is an outstanding player and was key in Wolfsburg's dominance of the German women's League 4 years in a row and is the only women recipient to win the UEFA POTY twice in 2018 and then 2020 and even finished 2nd in the Ballon d'Or (2018). She became the most expensive signing when she signed for Chelsea for a reported £250,000 in September.

India to take part in CAFA tournaments from next year

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has been invited to take part in Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) tournaments from next year. This doesn't imply that the AIFF will leave the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) as confirmed by AIFF general secretary Kushal Das.

The AIFF will not follow Afghanistan's path of leaving the SAFF to join the CAFA. Afghanistan was added to the SAFF in 2005 as part of expansion 2 but left in 2015 to be a founding member of the Central Asian Football
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