1. Scouting Notebook: Brazilian Prodigy Vinicius Junior Flashing Ludicrous Talent

    The South American Under-17 Football Championship is the ultimate breeding ground for prodigious South American talents, as the best 16- and 17-year-olds from up and down the continent ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 3 days ago 12,850 reads 0 comments

  2. FIFA 17 Sim and Preview: Uruguay vs. Brazil, World Cup Qualifier

    For the first time since November 2016, the World Cup qualifiers are back in action as the story of who makes it to Russia for the finals in 2018 continues. Without a shadow of a doubt, the biggest game in the CONMEBOL section is Uruguay vs...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 5 days ago 1,424 reads 0 comments

  3. Ranking the Teams Most Likely to Win the 2018 FIFA World Cup

    It's the international break, so let's hit the pause button on what has been three-and-a-half frantic months of club football and turn our attention to the small matter of qualifying ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 5 days ago 41,678 reads 0 comments

  4. Premier League Player Rankings: New No. 1 as Diego Costa Falls from the Summit

    It has finally happened. For the first time since November 22, 2016, we are celebrating a new No. 1 in the Premier League player rankings...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 6 days ago 25,801 reads 0 comments

  5. European Club Rankings: Atletico Madrid and Man Utd Rise; Arsenal out of Top 20

    With a European Club Rankings dropping last Thursday following a monster slate of midweek Champions League action, this edition—which takes into account just one weekend of fixtures—is a little light on movement at the top end...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 7 days ago 27,257 reads 0 comments

  6. FIFA 17 Sim and Preview: Manchester City vs. Liverpool

    Sunday afternoon sees Liverpool travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City. The pressure will be on Pep Guardiola to bounce back from a midweek UEFA Champions ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 8 days ago 1,306 reads 0 comments

  7. Scouting Notebook: Tiemoue Bakayoko the Perfect Foil for Man Utd and Paul Pogba

    The sight of Tiemoue Bakayoko sprinting toward the corner flag in celebration of a goal is not a common one...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 10 days ago 14,909 reads 0 comments

  8. European Club Rankings: PSG Fall, Monaco, Chelsea and Barcelona Rise

    After a remarkable two nights of frenzied UEFA Champions League excitement, it only felt right to drop an updated version of our European Club Rankings to reflect the action. The rankings are season-long in their measurement of clubs...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 11 days ago 19,583 reads 0 comments

  9. Mason Mount: The Crown Jewel in Chelsea's Latest Dominant Academy Side

    In recent years, Chelsea have dominated English youth football by producing class after class loaded with stars in the making...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 17 days ago 10,470 reads 0 comments

  10. Ranking the 25 Players Whose Transfer Values Have Increased Most This Season

    So much can happen in one season of football. Careers can be ignited but also fall by the wayside; expensive transfers can pan out perfectly or flop dramatically; and players can surge ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 18 days ago 51,558 reads 0 comments

  11. Premier League Player Rankings: Kante, Hazard and Costa Continue to Dominate

    There's just no getting away from it: Another Chelsea victory brought another deluge of praise for the Blues' three exceptional players of the season — N'Golo Kante, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 19 days ago 15,535 reads 0 comments

  12. European Club Rankings: Barcelona and Dortmund Rise, Roma Drop Like a Rock

    While you might find the upper echelons of this week's European Club Rankings a little devoid of movement, there's plenty to get stuck into in the lower reaches...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 21 days ago 24,671 reads 0 comments

  13. Scouting Notebook: Youri Tielemans Finally Realising His Sky-High Potential

    Finally, after three years of promising so much, Youri Tielemans is starting to deliver on his sky-high potential...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 24 days ago 25,950 reads 0 comments

  14. Ranking the Top 20 Players in Europe Outside the Top 5 Leagues

    There are very few secrets left in football. Gone are the days where European competition brings sides few have heard of and even fewer can spell the name of; a wealth of knowledge, analysis and footage has taken its place...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 26 days ago 28,588 reads 0 comments

  15. Premier League Player Rankings: Chelsea Continue to Dominate the Top Order

    After an agonising break for the pesky FA Cup, the Premier League returned (for the most part) this week and treated us to eight games...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 26 days ago 11,522 reads 0 comments

  16. European Club Rankings: Man Utd Rise, Monaco Fall, New No. 1 Crowned

    When the UEFA Champions League resumes for its knockout stage, you know you've reached the business end of the season...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 28 days ago 35,771 reads 0 comments

  17. Manchester United, Winning Trophies and a Feeling of Inevitability

    WEMBLEY STADIUM, London — The details will forever remain unclear, but what Jose Mourinho will have had to part with in his deal made with the devil on Sunday must have been pretty sizable...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 29 days ago 17,042 reads 0 comments

  18. Picking an Under-19 Dream Team from Europe's Top Leagues

    AC Milan's child prodigy Gianluigi Donnarumma turns 18 years of age on Saturday. Despite being so young, he's already made 59 appearances for the first team and has established himself as one of the best players in the current Rossoneri squad...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 12,867 reads 0 comments

  19. 20 Over-30s Who Have a Final Big Transfer Move in Them

    The vast majority of clubs prefer to pick up players in their teenage years or early 20s, sensing value in a deal that can bring them either long-term service or a mighty sale later on...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 15,503 reads 0 comments

  20. European Club Rankings: Barcelona and Arsenal in Freefall, PSG Rise

    The return of the Champions League always adds an additional element of intrigue to our European Club Rankings, as it allows many of the sides to play against one another...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 24,548 reads 0 comments

  21. Benfica's Nelson Semedo Is Smart, Aggressive and Perfect for Manchester United

    As evenings go, Tuesday night was a very, very good one for Benfica's defensive unit. Goalkeeper Ederson Moraes saved a penalty and made a number of stunning stops as the Eagles ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 9,040 reads 0 comments

  22. 20 Starlets Whose Stock Has Plummeted in the 2016-17 Season

    It has become part and parcel of football to spot a young, prodigious talent and begin imagining the feats they might achieve. Alexander Isak is the next Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , Romelu Lukaku was the next Didier Drogba...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 41,588 reads 0 comments

  23. Premier League Player Rankings: Sadio Mane Rises, Spurs Stars Fall En Masse

    Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday very much shaped the way this edition of the Premier League player rankings fell: Reds moving upward, Lilywhites moving downward...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 10,113 reads 0 comments

  24. European Club Rankings: Barcelona and Bayern Shoot Upward; Chelsea Fall

    It was a good weekend in European football for strikers. Barcelona's MSN trio wreaked havoc, Edin Dzeko and Gonzalo Higuain did the damage in Serie A, and Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe proved the scourge of Ligue 1 defences once again...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 21,056 reads 0 comments

  25. Kylian Mbappe: Monaco's Near-Unique Talent Well Worthy of Arsene Wenger's Gaze

    When a player breaks a record set by Thierry Henry, you sit up and take notice. That's exactly what happened when Kylian Mbappe made his Monaco debut back in December 2015 against SM Caen , becoming the youngest player ever to represent the club...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 14,505 reads 0 comments