Is player revolt the main reason behind Ancelotti’s sacking?

Bayern Munich chairman Uli Hoeness claims five players turned on Carlo Ancelotti. The player revolt apparently led to Ancelotti’s sacking after PSG defeat.

Lionel Messi’s start this season is historic (even for him)

Lionel Messi’s start to this La Liga season is his greatest ever so far. Will this be his best campaign in a Barcelona shirt?

Cardiff City 3-1 Leeds United: Bluebirds shed underdog label

Neil Warnocks’ Cardiff City side entertained both Leeds United and their fans with a 3-1 home victory. Does this victory signal the Bluebirds are bound for higher ground?

Tevez’s China comments: More petulant than insightful

Carlos Tevez’s comments describing Chinese players as “not naturally skilled” and “unable to compete even in 50 years” simply make him sound bitter. But does he have a point?

Manchester United should squeeze past CSKA Moscow in Champions League

José Mourinho probably has the strongest Manchester United side in the last four years at his disposal—with a good mix of pace, power and a bit of star-dust to go with it.

The miracles of Diego Maradona 3 decades later

It has been 30 years since Diego Maradona led Napoli to the first of two consecutive scudetto titles. And 31 since his “hand of God” goal propelled Argentina to the World Cup championship. A new book and movie now celebrate his legend as a figure with a genius for both football and controversy.

David Wagner: The man taking the Terriers to new heights

David Wagner and Huddersfield Town have made a very good start to their Premier League season after a 45-year absence. Will they do enough to stay up?

Why Arsenal are better off without Ozil, sometimes

Mesut Ozil is at the top of the list when you think of players who divide opinions. Are the Gunners more resolute without the German international?

Introducing Pietro Pellegri: Serie A and Italy’s next big star

Genoa’s prodigal son, Pietro Pellegri, may not yet be a well-known name outside of Italy. But last weekend he became the youngest ever to score a brace in Serie A as he put two past Lazio’s Eagles. What does his future hold?

In Charly Musonda, Chelsea may have found their next Belgian gem

Charly Musonda is the latest young Belgian to have put himself on the “up-and-coming” radar. The 20-year old scored on his Chelsea debut against Forest.