Most Likely Transfers XI: Who Goes Where?

Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko celebrates with Kylian Mbappe-Lottin.

The summer transfer window in the world of football is one of the most exciting times for the fans and gossipers involved, as not only does it include countless numbers of players being linked to other teams constantly, it also keeps everyone guessing and predicting throughout. The months of madness see players make shock moves,…

Season Review: Barcelona – A Campaign To Forget

Barcelona's Jordi Alba looks dejected.

When it comes to global recognition and being the definition of beautiful football with power and dominance over the last few years, Spanish club FC Barcelona acquires a spot very high on that list, and hence, the season gone by came as a bit of a shock for the world and especially the supporters of…

Top 10 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Quotes

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a player who, despite being a beast on the pitch, is well known and feared for the words he uses off it. The former Sweden captain has always been a big mouth, but has never fallen into trouble because of the talent that he is and the ability he keeps of backing…

Season Review: Real Madrid – The Best In The World

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Final.

If there is a team that can raise their hand with pride and claim to be the outright best in the footballing world at this given point of time, it is the one from Spain that goes by the well known name of Real Madrid. The side, managed by the club’s legendary player, Zinedine Zidane, has…

Season Review: Manchester City – Welcome To England, Pep Guardiola

When Manchester City appointed the iconic and renowned trophy winning manager in the shape of Pep Guardiola in the summer last year, the club’s cabinet might have been ready for a little silverware to come its way, a feat which was eventually not achieved. The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss came to England with…

Season Review: Arsenal – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger celebrates with the trophy after winning the FA Cup final.

The Gunners endured (mostly) and enjoyed (at times) a bittersweet season in their 2016/17 campaign. From thumping league winners Chelsea 3-0 at the Emirates to getting thumped 3-0 by Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park, Arsene Wenger’s men showed glimpses of how good and how bad they can be in a season that turned ugly…

Season Review: Manchester United – An Underachieved Treble?

Manchester United celebrate winning the Europa League with the trophy.

When Manchester United hired Jose Mourinho as their manager in the summer, the world was ready for the Red Devils to rise back from the ashes and challenge for trophies like they used to under the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson. The further addition of mega stars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan lifted…

Season Review: Bayern Munich – Kings Of Germany Yet Again

Bayern Munich's players celebrate after the match after winning the Bundesliga.

If there is a team that signifies domestic dominance and brilliance across Europe at the same given time, there is hardly any side better than Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich. The side managed by Carlo Ancelotti has been among the best in the sport yet again this season, and their level of consistency at the highest…

Season Review: AS Monaco – Europe’s New Favourite Kid

Monaco’s Radamel Falcao celebrates with the trophy and team mates after winning Ligue 1.

The world of football is always ready to welcome surprising clubs breaking onto the scene and making it large in major tournaments throughout the year, and the team to do that this season is one from France, and it goes by the name of AS Monaco. After securing promotion from the Ligue 2 in 2013, Monaco…

From Arsenal To Tottenham: Shift Of Power In North London

Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal with Dele Alli.

For the first time since Arsene Wenger was appointed in charge of Arsenal, their local and arch-rivals Tottenham are all set to finish above them in the league table, following the 2-0 win for Pochettino’s side over the Gunners on Sunday. Dele Alli and Harry Kane were the goal getters that day, as Tottenham extended…

John Terry Says Goodbye: 4 Career Moments He Would Wish Never happened

John Terry is an outright Chelsea and English legend, and in his prime, probably one of the best defenders in the world. The Chelsea captain has been gradually shifting towards the bench at Stamford Bridge over the past few seasons, and with Conte’s new formation, game time has been a luxury the veteran has hardly…

Analysing PFA Player Of The Year Nominees

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson in action with Chelsea's N'Golo Kante.

The Men’s PFA Premier League Player of the Year nominees have recently been announced, and to nobody’s surprise, it is filled with forwards and goal getters. In this elite 6 man list, there are players from 5 teams included, with two of the players coming from the same club. With every nominee worthy of being…

Dele Alli Analysis: The Next Big Thing?

Tottenham's Dele Alli celebrates scoring their second goal.

When a youngster breaks into the scene in the Premier League, he is often termed as ‘the Next Ronaldo’ or ‘the Next Henry,’ or the successor of some great legend. And maybe that’s what separates the bunch from this magical young Tottenham superstar, who is quickly growing into becoming one of the best players in…

Going Down: 4 Reasons Which Ensure That Sunderland Will Be Relegated This Season

Sunderland's Jermain Defoe talks to Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt.

Sunderland as a team have been a huge part of the Premier League, and from once having a reputation of being giant killers bringing along surprise packaged performances, they have fallen in their reputation over the past few years. The past seasons have been frustrating for the club, as each time they fall short for the…

Have Manchester City and Guardiola Lost Their Pep?

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

When you are one of the rising teams in the world playing in the best footballing league and are managed by one of the greatest managers of recent years, you are surely a recipe for success. Sadly, such has not been the case with the blue half of Manchester under coach Pep Guardiola in their…

Top 6 Managerial Candidates To Replace Luis Enrique At Barcelona

Luis Enrique in Barcelona news conference.

Luis Enrique surprised the world last night with his announcement making it clear that he will not remain Barcelona manager after the end of the season and with that decision the Barcelona administration find themselves in a stressful position of searching for the right man worthy enough to follow Enrique’s successful steps and take the club…

5 Reasons Why Leicester City Were Wrong To Sack Claudio Ranieri

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri after the match.

Leicester City have done the unforgivable! The Foxes have ruthlessly fired the manager who got them playing beautiful football, helped them win the Premier League against all odds, made the club known to the entire planet, and, in a nutshell, created glorious history. Claudio Ranieri – the man who lifted the Premier League title just 9…

6 Stats That Prove Why Zlatan Ibrahimovic Is Already A Manchester United Legend In The Making

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal.

When Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived at Manchester United, the critics and haters and the ones who believe in pessimism were the first to jump out of their seats and point out what a waste of a signing the player would turn out to be as he had past his best days and came to a team…

Top 5 Candidates To Replace Arsene Wenger At Arsenal

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone.

In two trips to the Allianz Arena in two years, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal have conceded 10 goals scoring just the 2, the latter of the trips, all but ending their Champions League journey this season. The French manager, who, in his 20+ years at the Emirates, helped the Gunners to some proud and successful moments,…

4 Reasons Why Arsenal Should Part Ways With Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as fans protest with signs.

Arsene Wenger is currently one of the most well known and respected football managers on the planet. Appointed by Arsenal back in October 1996, this Strasbourg-born coach has been at the helm of the London-based outfit for 20 years now, and he continues to fight in the best football league in the world. However, many loyal supporters of the…

5 Reasons Why Burnley Deserve An Applause For Their Season So Far

Mural of Burnley manager Sean Dyche outside the stadium.

It might come as a bit of a shock to many but such is the performance of the team this season that Burnley deserve to be credited with praise and applause for their efforts so far in the 2016/17 campaign. Sean Dyche has been a manager with his sights set on only one goal: immediate…

Top 5: Most Likely Premier League Summer Signings

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates his first goal.

It has not been long since the January Window has ended and already there are numerous rumours which are linking some top class players for a move in the summer and such rumours bring forward odds and bets placed on the names involved. At Blamefootball, we provide you with information regarding these possible deals. We…

5 Reasons Why Manchester United Must Sign Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann is probably the most talked about footballer in the world at the moment and rightly so, as it has been a year for him filled with splendid performances and now on the verge of heading toward a new club in the coming summer. The player was the runner-up in the Champions League and…

Top Seven Signings From 2017 January Transfer Window

Oscar arrives at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

The January transfer window is closed now, so who has done the best business? The mid-season sales have traditionally been the time when clubs battling the drop scrap to sign reinforcements, but who’s got value for money and should your side have done more? Shanghai SIPG’s £60million outlay on Chelsea’s Oscar was no doubt the biggest…

Stat Attack: 5 Stats That Prove Tottenham Are Genuine Title Contenders

As the Premier League has shaped up until this point, one would certainly tip Chelsea as title favourites this season given their record breaking run of 14 consecutive wins and a healthy lead at the top of the pile. However, when looked into the stats, Tottenham are a club which do not lag behind as…

Best XI: Players That Were Handed Their Debuts By Louis Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal congratulates Thomas Mueller (R).

With Louis Van Gaal announcing his retirement recently, it is fair to say he has proved his worth as a manager by winning domestic league titles with Ajax, AZ Alkmaar, Bayern, and Barcelona, and also winning the Champions League with Ajax in 1995, among many of the trophies he managed to accomplish during his coaching years.…

5 Reasons Why Wayne Rooney Is Manchester United’s Unsung Hero

Wayne Rooney applauds fans after the game.

Wayne Rooney has finally caught up with Sir Bobby Charlton as Manchester United’s all-time leading goal scorer with a tally of 249 goals, after netting the opener in a 4-0 win against Reading at Old Trafford in the FA cup. This goal had been long time coming, and it happened at the perfect stage, in the…

4 Reasons Why Alexis Sanchez Could Leave Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez looks dejected.

Tuesday night’s dramatic 3-3 draw at Bournemouth came out as a perfect encapsulation of Arsenal’s last 10 years, in many ways. The match dragged down Arsenal right to the verge of catastrophe, with salvation secured in thrilling style, and then everyone starting to wonder whether it was enough or not. The draw also highlighted the…

5 Players Chelsea Could Sign In January With ‘Oscar Money’

Just imagine you are Antonio Conte, your squad is doing unbelievably well in the Premier League right now, everything seems great in your dressing room, there’s little or even no need to disturb the momentum of this winning team by making changes, but then you suddenly have £60 million to spend and a gap to…

Victor Lindelof: All You Need To Know About Man United’s Latest Transfer Target

Sweden's Victor Lindelof celebrates their win.

Having only conceded a single goal in their last four fixtures, the Manchester United defence is now beginning to take shape under Jose Mourinho’s management, just ahead of the busy Christmas period. However, the Portuguese has never been a man to rest on his laurels, and it seems the in-form partnership of Phil Jones and…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Man United Blessed With A Classic Vintage Red Wine

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring.

Among the few reasons Zlatan Ibrahimovic decided to idolise Muhammad Ali, one especially will stand out. “The way he was, the way he performed, the way he was talking, the way he was moving,” the Swedish goal-machine began, speaking with a unique infatuation that only suits him. Make no mistake, it should be his final…

Opinion: Not Ronaldo, But Sergio Ramos Is Real Madrid’s Best ‘Value’ Signing Ever

While addressing the media ahead of Real Madrid’s Club World Cup opener against Club America, Zinedine Zidane heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo by stating: “It’s no exaggeration to say that he’s the best player in the history of Real Madrid.” Zidane’s assertion is obviously a piece of debate, but very few will doubt that since…

5 Manchester United Players Most Likely To Leave Come January

Following the sacking of Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho was appointed as the new Manchester United boss in the summer of 2016. The Portuguese arrived at the Old Trafford club with a determination to not only take Manchester United back to the top of English football, but also to make the Red Devils play entertaining…

Five Reasons Why Ander Herrera Should Be The Next Manchester United Captain

Ander Herrera sat on the pitch.

“I still enjoy football. I love football. I love my profession. What I don’t like is cases where owners prioritise their interests over the club. Football can’t be solely about profit.” – Ander Herrera. Footballers rarely make these kinds of textured remarks about the game, but then, is Ander Herrera a normal footballer? In a…

Ranked: Top 5 Goalkeepers In The Premier League At Present

David De Gea with Petr Cech

Finding out the top 5 English Premier League Goalkeepers is a really tough job. There are so many standards to be considered while selecting them. Here, in this short list, we are mostly emphasising on these Premier League Goalkeepers’ previous and present records, as well as their market value. The top flight of English football…

5 Things Different For Leicester City This Season As Compared To Last

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri

Leicester City managed to write one of the finest stories the world of football has ever witnessed, in a thrilling Premier League season of 2015-16. Having been promoted only one season prior and sacked the manager who led them to the top flight, Leicester seemed to be ready to fight another season in the bottom…

This December Can Win Chelsea The Premier League

Chelsea players observe a minutes silence

Chelsea are sitting comfortably at the top of the Premier League at present, and Antonio Conte is finding it more and more difficult to ignore the ongoing talks of a title challenge. Saturday’s 3-1 win against a dangerous Manchester City side at the Etihad lifted Chelsea three points ahead of their nearest challengers Arsenal, as…

Why Arsenal No Longer Need A ‘Big Name’ Striker

Ever since Robin van Persie left Arsenal to join Manchester United back in 2012, most of the Arsenal fans have been crying out for Arsene Wenger to bring in a proven, ‘world class’ striker, whatever the transfer fee may be. The summer transfer window would knock on Arsenal’s door each year, and bring the guarantee of several…

4 Most Successful Players To Have Featured In The Indian Super League

The Indian Super League was founded in the year 2013, so as to boost the growth of football in India. And since its first season in 2014, the franchise has done precisely that, by filling football stadiums all across the country, as well as getting the football fanatics at home hooked to the television for…

Three Ways Liverpool Can Fill The Void In Coutinho’s Injury Absence

Liverpool’s impressive start to this season has certainly suffered a massive blow with the loss of Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian star has been in explosive form this season, bagging five goals and five assists, and Jurgen Klopp’s boys now sit second in the Premier League table, just one point behind leaders Chelsea. However, Coutinho is all…

Steven Gerrard’s Top 5 Most Memorable Performances For Liverpool

Football bid adieu to one of its best players, after Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard announced his retirement. Steven Gerrard has had a fantastic career for both club and country. While he may have failed to win the Premier League title with Liverpool, his performances have never been in question, especially in Europe, where he won…

4 Reasons Why Liverpool Will Win The Premier League This Season

The 2016-17 Premier League season is being predicted by many to be one of the best seasons ever. With world class managers like Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, Mauricio Pochettino, Claudio Ranieri, Arsene Wenger, and so many more going head-to-head in the same tournament, this year’s title race is bound to be one…

4 Reasons Why UEFA Europa League Is Better Than The Champions League

The UEFA Europa League, previously known as the UEFA Cup, is an annual competition featuring some of the best clubs from all around the European continent. Ever since the competition was officially established as the UEFA Cup in 1971, 27 different European clubs have managed to win this decorated title, with 12 of those teams managing…

4 Reasons AC Milan Will Rise From The Ashes

Last weekend, AC Milan moved up to third place in the Serie A table, following their win over title holders Juventus, which signified a massive turnaround for the club. Once one of the most prominent names in European football, the Rossoneri have since experienced a significant downfall. Their last trophy came in 2011, when they won…

Robin Van Persie’s Top 5 Moments With Manchester United

Robin van Persie made his controversial move from Arsenal to Manchester United in the summer of 2012, for an initial fee of £22.5 million, which later increased up to £24 million following his title win with the Red Devils. Along with a Premier League title, the Dutchman also managed to win an FA Community Shield in the…

5 Reasons Why Pep Guardiola Is Better Than Jose Mourinho

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho are arguably the two best managers in the world of football at present. The pair worked together at Barcelona for four years, learning together under Dutchman Louis van Gaal, and were considered as good friends once. But these good buddies later turned into foes, just like so many classic stories.…

Top 5 Players That Left Arsenal For Rival Clubs

Over the years, Arsenal have become known for allowing big names to leave for their rivals clubs. So much, that even today, many of their players are constantly linked with their close rivals. With talks of Hector Bellerin leaving Arsenal for Manchester City next summer dominating the news, let’s take a look at some of…

Celebrating Arsene Wenger’s 20 Years At Arsenal

Arsene Wenger – born in Strasbourg, France, on October 22, 1949 – was introduced to football by his father at a very young age. He played his first game for FC Duttlenheim at the age of 12, and then went on to have a modest playing career. Wenger first tested his management skills at the age of 33,…

Wayne Rooney: The Beginning Of The End?

 

Top 5: Football’s Greatest One-Club Men

Today marks the birth of possibly the most loyal footballers of all time – Francesco Totti. The Italian World cup winner turns 40 years old today, and the astonishing part is, he is still playing for Roma – 27 years after joining the club’s Youth academy. So, to celebrate this occasion, we have compiled a…