LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 19: Claudio Ranieri Manager of Leicester City looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park on March 19, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

A look at five managers who could replace Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City

It’s been a wild year for fans of Leicester City. In May, they were the talk of the sports world, winning the Premier League in the face of staggering odds. What a difference a season makes. The Foxes are now battling relegation and their manager, Claudio Ranieri has been shown the door. Many have argued […]

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United scores their third goal past goalkeeper Fraser Forster of Southampton during the EFL Cup Final between Manchester United and Southampton at Wembley Stadium on February 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic grabs late winner to give Manchester United League Cup title

Manchester United won their fifth league cup this afternoon thanks to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace. The United striker scored an early free kick and a late winner to give the Red Devils a victory over a talented Southampton side that gave them all they could handle. The Saints played well throughout, but in the end, […]

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium on November 26, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Finding the best fit for Alexis Sanchez if he decides to leave Arsenal

After Arsenal’s humiliating defeat away to Bayern Munich, Alexis Sanchez looked terribly distraught as he has been for a while. The Chilean has been with the North London side since 2014. He hasn’t had the kind of success he was hoping from since coming over from Barcelona. Now with Arsenal on the verge of another […]

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 07: Claudio Ranieri Manager of Leicester City lifts the Premier League Trophy as players celebrate the season champions after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Ranking the competitiveness of the “big five” European leagues

As the European club season enters its climax, every game in every league can make all the difference. For some teams, the last few months can determine the fate of a title race, or the fight to avoid relegation. In some leagues, these races are closer than others. Some teams may have already wrapped up […]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 31: Chelsea players celebrate opening goal by David Luiz of Chelsea (obscured) during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on January 31, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Would Chelsea have been Champions League favorites this season?

Chelsea is currently steamrolling towards another Premier League title. They look unstoppable. The London side will easily qualify for next season’s Champions League. Chelsea missed out on Europe’s premier club competition this season thanks to a disastrous start in the previous year. With Antonio Conte’s men playing so well, there might be a small annoyance […]

SWANSEA, WALES – FEBRUARY 12: Alfie Mawson of Swansea City (6) celebrates with team mates as he scores their first goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Leicester City at Liberty Stadium on February 12, 2017 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Resurgent Swansea City brush Leicester City aside in relegation six-pointer

On December 31 Swansea City was in 20th place. The Welsh club had just lost four on the trot and looked a sure bet to go down. Not two months later the club vaulted themselves up to 15th, four points clear of the drop. Their position is thanks in large part to today’s 2-0 win […]

SWANSEA, WALES – JANUARY 31: Paul Clement, Manager of Swansea City celebrates his side’s 2-1 victory at the final whistle in the Premier League match between Swansea City and Southampton at Liberty Stadium on January 31, 2017 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Managerial changes showing mixed results for relegation threatened clubs

In an effort to avoid relegation and the pitfalls associated with it, many clubs bring in new managers. The Premier League is unforgiving and clubs can get desperate around the new year. This season, Hull City, Swansea City and Crystal Palace have all handed the keys over to new managers in the past two months. […]

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 05: Fans leave their seats before the final whistle as Claudio Ranieri manager of Leicester City looks on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

A look at the clubs Leicester City could join as the worst title defenses in history

Leicester City’s surprise run to the Premier League title took everyone by surprise last year. A year removed from their historic achievement, they have taken quite a step back. Or more appropriately, they have gone back to the form everyone thought was inevitable. Title defenses are difficult, and Leicester is finding out the hard way […]

ACCRA, GHANA – FEBRUARY 10: The winners’ trophy is carried on to the pitch after the AFCON Final match between Cameroon and Egypt at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra, Ghana. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Egypt to Face Cameroon in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Final

This Sunday is the final of the Africa Cup of Nations. This year’s exciting, but under-watched tournament comes to its conclusion when the competition’s two most successful sides meet in Gabon. Egypt, with seven championships, will go for eight against Cameroon who has lifted this trophy four times before. It will be a rematch of the […]

MADRID, SPAIN – DECEMBER 07: Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund (L) and Karim Benzema of Real Madrid (R) battle for possession during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Real Madrid CF and Borussia Dortmund at the Bernabeu on December 7, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Christian Pulisic’s contract extension is the right move for everyone involved

It seems that any young player, showing even a hint of promise, will eventually be linked with a move to the Premier League. Christian Pulisic, the crown jewel of the new U.S. development program, was one of those players. After rumors of interest from Liverpool, Pulisic has signed a new contract with Borussia Dortmund that […]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 01: Pep Guardiola head coach of Bayern Muenchen has words with Toni Kroos of Bayern Muenchen during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Manchester United and FC Bayern Muenchen at Old Trafford on April 1, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Five players Pep Guardiola could sign that would best suit his philosophy

Despite winning his first six league games in charge of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has not enjoyed his time in England. The Spaniard has struggled to find a rhythm with his new club. This left some to question whether or not he’s as good as advertised, and his previous two super clubs made him look better than […]

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 22: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal converts the penalty to score his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium on January 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Frantic and controversial ending sends Arsenal into second place

A wild final few minutes saw Arsenal go from cautious to despondent to joyful as they snatched a 2-1 win against an inform Burnley side. It took a 97th-minute penalty from Alexis Sanchez to get the win, but Arsenal’s victory sees them leapfrog Tottenham in the table. [link_box id=”23195″ site_id=”158″ layout=”link-box-third” alignment=”alignright”]This weekend set up […]

WATFORD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates as he scores their third goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on January 1, 2017 in Watford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Dele Alli’s goal scoring form has put Tottenham right in the thick of the title race

Tottenham’s 2-0 win over league leaders Chelsea was a statement game for the north London side. Not only did Spurs put a halt to Chelsea’s formidable win streak, but they launched themselves back into the title race. Thanks in large part to the club’s 20-year-old attacking midfielder, Dele Alli, Spurs are enjoying their best run of […]

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 31: Dimitri Payet of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Ham United at The King Power Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

There are no winners in Dimitri Payet’s ongoing transfer drama

It’s hard to imagine what else could go wrong for West Ham United this season. After a successful season in 2015-16, and a move to a bigger stadium, this year was supposed to be when they became more than a midtable team. All has not gone according to plan, however. Poor performances and stadium issues plagued […]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 19: Leighton Baines (C) of Everton competes for the ball against Mesut Ozil (L) and Alexis Sanchez (R) of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on March 19, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are making Arsenal nervous as they look for new deals

This season has the potential to become something of a watershed moment for Arsenal. Questions about the future of their manager as well as two of their star players are beginning to fester. Arsenal badly wants to sign Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to contract extensions soon, as each player’s current deal expires in 18 […]