1. Tottenham Hotspur: Lack of Goals Comes Down to a Lack of Creativity in Midfield

    For all their promise, Tottenham's new midfield signings are lacking in the sort of playmaking creativity that's required to break down defenses week in and week out. I mean, there is no doubt: They absolutely dominate midfield...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 2,550 reads 31 comments

  2. Arsenal: Aston Villa's Efficient Display Highlights Frailty at the Back

    Much of the talk surrounding Arsenal has centered on their lack of a true holding midfielder. I've been guilty of hammering away at this as well...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 1,260 reads 18 comments

  3. Arsenal: Injury to Arteta Is a Real Emergency for Arsene Wenger

    The Daily Mail reports that Mikel Arteta has suffered a torn quad, and as a result will likely miss six full weeks. This injury comes at a trying time for manager Arsene Wenger...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 1,435 reads 10 comments

  4. Arsenal Transfer News: Scouting Trialist Alharbi El Jadeyaoui

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may have missed out on a star like Argentine international Gonzalo Higuain and may yet lose out on Brazil international Luiz Gustavo, but he did ...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 2,631 reads 0 comments

  5. Arsenal Transfer Rumors: VfL Wolfsburg Look Set to Win the Race for Luiz Gustavo

    VfL Wolfsburg are favorites in the race for Luiz Gustavo's signature, according to German publication Kicker ( h/t The Express )...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 3,737 reads 22 comments

  6. Tottenham Transfer Rumors: Ajax's Eriksen a Perfect Fit for White Hart Lane

    Christian Eriksen would welcome a move to Tottenham Hotspur , according to this report from The Guardian...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 3,460 reads 39 comments

  7. Borussia Dortmund: Was Aubameyang's Debut the Greatest of All Time?

    Somehow, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's talent went unnoticed in England this summer. His quick pace and eye for goal led Loire club Saint-Etienne to a cup victory last season, and for ...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 4,219 reads 16 comments

  8. Paris Saint-Germain: Laurent Blanc's Fragile Midfield Needs a Makeover

    Months ago, when I began to consider the tactical implications of Laurent Blanc 's appointment, one thing that struck me was his seeming distaste for PSG 's typical formation, 4-4-2...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 977 reads 7 comments

  9. PSG vs. Montpellier: 5 Things We Learned from the Ligue 1 Opener

    PSG and Montpellier battled to a 1-1 draw that, at many times, could have gone either way. Top marks go to Montpellier's defense, who held out with 10 men for the last 15 minutes of the match...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 749 reads 3 comments

  10. Liverpool: Why Spurs Signing Etienne Capoue Is a Miss for the Reds

    The fact of the matter is that Liverpool have no true cover for sole holding midfielder Lucas Leiva. With Tottenham set to purchase Toulouse enforcer Etienne Capoue for only £8...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 4,993 reads 7 comments

  11. Tottenham Hotspur: AVB Ought to Target Fiorentina's Adem Ljajic

    If Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas has an eye on attacking players—and this report from Ben Jefferson at the Daily Express suggests he does— Fiorentina 's Adem Ljajic is a player he really ought to consider...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 2,363 reads 3 comments

  12. Tottenham Transfer News: What Etienne Capoue Might Mean for Paulinho

    Various reports have surfaced confirming that Tottenham Hotspur have secured the services of French international and Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue. The reported fee of £8...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 21,988 reads 31 comments

  13. Arsenal Transfer News: Wenger Asleep as Capoue Set for Spurs Medical

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger looks asleep at the switch yet again as arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur look likely to secure the services of outstanding French defensive midfielder ...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 9,602 reads 112 comments

  14. Monaco: Key Players to Watch as They Look to Dominate Ligue 1 This Season

    Thanks to the newest Russian billionaire on the scene—Dmitry Rybolovlev—Monaco found themselves flush with cash this offseason and have spent it on a bounty of fantastic young players, along with some highly experienced veterans in defense...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 1,415 reads 6 comments

  15. Liverpool Transfer Rumors: Diego Costa Bid Would Be a Mistake

    By now, you've probably all heard this report by Jack de Menzes at The Independent. If you haven't, let me sum up: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers looks to have been well ...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 7,006 reads 16 comments

  16. Liverpool: 5 Young Replacements for Skrtel

    Liverpool look set to loan Martin Skrtel to their former manager—Rafa Benitez at Napoli—and now find themselves reliant on largely untested reservists for depth at the back...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 3,971 reads 12 comments

  17. Manchester City: 5 Potential Targets to Shore Up Central Defense

    Manuel Pellegrini never denied that Manchester City might continue to spend this off season, and with good reason: their quality options at center back were down to Vincent Kompany, Matia Nastasic, and Joleon Lescott...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 2,455 reads 5 comments

  18. Paris Saint-Germain: 5 Reasons the Red and Blue Will Repeat as Ligue 1 Champions

    Paris Saint Germain may be facing a season with a new manager—Laurent Blanc—and new competition—AS Monaco—but the Paris club remain clear favorites for the Ligue 1 title this year...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 872 reads 0 comments

  19. Liverpool: Why Blaise Matuidi Can Help the Reds Back into the Champions League

    Forget all the Luis Suarez speculation for a moment—central midfield is currently Liverpool 's greatest weakness with or without him...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 6,570 reads 29 comments

  20. Liverpool: 4 Tactical Options in a World Without Suarez

    Rumors of a transfer to Arsenal will not go away, and so it behooves any Liverpool fan to think long and hard about how the team will handle the eventual departure of Luis Suarez...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 3,410 reads 27 comments

  21. Manchester City: 4 Formations for Pellegrini to Consider

    Manchester City have made the best of this transfer window. Big money moves for Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo, and Stevan Jovetic all but guarantee a much more effective attack this coming season...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 6,997 reads 33 comments

  22. Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Higuain Inches Closer to Benitez and Napoli

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger looks set to lose out on a major transfer target as Napoli manager Rafa Benitez's £30 million offer for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain ...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 2,357 reads 6 comments

  23. Liverpool: Rodgers Should Look to Swap, Not Sell Luis Suarez

    Brendan Rodgers may fetch a high fee for the want-away striker, but his inability to turn cash into a player of Suarez's ability means that a swap may be the better option...

    Ernesto Malave Written by Ernesto Malave about over 1 year ago 4,792 reads 15 comments