Category: English Premier League

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba only a substitute for Sevilla clash

The Exploding Heads provide unique cases for both Sevilla and Man United as to why each will advance in the Champions League. The ESPN FC crew delve into the complexities of Sevilla vs. Manchester United, including how Paul Pogba will play if he features for Jose Mourinho’s side. Check out […]

Chelsea Olivier Giroud made correct decision to leave Arsenal – Deschamps

Alison Bender and Stewart Robson discuss whether Olivier Giroud can succeed at Chelsea and whether he can secure a role as the club’s first choice striker. Olivier Giroud extended Chelsea’s lead over Hull City in the FA Cup to 4-0 with his first goal for the club since his move […]

Arsenal need to rest starters for Sunday and play the kids against Ostersunds

With the Carabao Cup final set for Sunday, Arsene Wenger must be smart and rest his starters Thursday vs Ostersunds. Arsenal have two cup games on the agenda this week, although you wouldn’t know it if you were going on the conversation among Gunners supporters. The fixture against Ostersunds is passing […]

Chelsea supporters show renewed faith in Conte following weeks of uncertainty

The FC panel answer your tweets on how Chelsea should line up in their second leg at Barcelona, if Tottenham or Chelsea looked more impressive in their UCL first legs and more. Heading in to Stamford Bridge prior to Chelsea’s Champions League tie with Barcelona, Blues supporters had been in […]

Europa League position gives Arsene Wenger opportunity to test Arsenal youngsters

Arsene Wenger says winning Europa League is not how Arsenal want to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Arsene Wenger credits Arsenal for taking the game to a ‘nervous’ Ostersunds side and navigating the weather conditions in their comprehensive victory. Arsene Wenger hasn’t ruled out Aaron Ramsey for the Carabao […]

Paul Pogba not struggling at Manchester United – France boss Didier Deschamps

The ESPN FC crew delve into the complexities of Sevilla vs. Manchester United, including how Paul Pogba will play if he features for Jose Mourinho’s side. Check out the key stats and big stories before Sevilla and Manchester United square off in the last 16 of the Champions League. Manchester […]

After so much success, have Manchester City fans forgotten how to lose?

The FC crew review Man City’s stunning defeat at League One side Wigan in the FA Cup, focusing in on Fabian Delph’s red card. The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on all things Man City, including how Pep Guardiola handles losing and what their FA Cup exit means for […]

Liverpool know treble elusiveness can use it against Manchester City

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook says his League One team didn’t even look at the draw for FA Cup quarter-final before knocking out Premier League leaders Manchester City. Wigan’s shocking 1-0 FA Cup win over Manchester City ensured Pep Guardiola’s team cannot secure a clean sweep of trophies. In the […]

Willian Hat trick is coming for Chelsea we’ll treat United like Barcelona

Chelsea’s goalscorer Willian believes the Blues were unlucky to concede in their 1-1 draw with Barcelona in first leg of Champions League last-16 tie but insists they can win at the Nou Camp. LONDON — Willian warned that it is only a matter of time before he gets the hat […]

Juan Mata Manchester United target Champions League after Premier League failure

From Juan Mata’s VAR encounter to the emergence of kid pitch invaders, the Exploding Heads get you caught up with the latest happenings in FA Cup in 90 seconds. The ESPN FC crew delve into the complexities of Sevilla vs. Manchester United, including how Paul Pogba will play if he […]

Sadio Mane poor form never concerned Liverpool Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp hailed hat trick hero Sadio Mane after Liverpool thrashed Porto 5-0 in the Champions League and said the winger is finally back to his best. Though the 2017-18 season is far from over, Ross Dyer and Steve Nicol make their picks for the winners of the major […]

Antonio Conte Chelsea sack speculation ‘no problem for me’

The FC boys break down all the talking points between Chelsea and Barcelona, including Conte’s squad selections and Barcelona’s underwhelming performance. Lionel Messi put an end to his Chelsea curse in his ninth meeting with the club, finally scoring against the Blues to bring Barcelona level at Stamford Bridge. Lionel […]

Arsenal Tyreece John-Jules signs first contract follow Thierry Henry

Arsenal’s Tyreece John-Jules has signed his first professional contract. Tyreece John-Jules has signed his first professional contract with Arsenal and the 17-year-old hopes to follow in the footsteps of his idol, Thierry Henry. The England youth international, who has scored twice in the FA Youth Cup, made no secret of […]

Thibaut Courtois happy at Chelsea but agent would talk to Real Madrid

ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol worries that Chelsea might lose Thibaut Courtois if they don’t act quickly and get him signed to a new contract. Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has again admitted to uncertainty over his future, saying he may sign a new contract to stay “for many years” but also […]

Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio on Chelsea Arsenal Liverpool transfer lists

Zinedine Zidane lauded his two wide-men, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez, after Real Madrid came out on top in a eight-goal thriller against Real Betis. Stevie Nicol doesn’t believe movement is on the horizon for Toni Kroos or Christian Pulisic, but feels Alexandre Lacazette’s future with Arsenal is in question. […]

Nathaniel Clyne buried on depth chart but can still be an asset for Liverpool

Shaka Hislop and Mark Donaldson discuss what makes the Mane-Salah-Firmino partnership so effective and how they compare to other attacking trios around Europe. After an eight-month layoff due to a serious back problem, Nathaniel Clyne has finally returned to full training and the reports coming out of Liverpool’s warm weather […]

Predicting Europe’s big winners at season’s end

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Nicol: Chelsea won’t make top four

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Sergio Aguero ‘spat and sworn at’ in Wigan pitch confrontation – sources

After an apparent confrontation between Sergio Aguero and a Wigan fan following Man City’s FA Cup defeat, the FC crew discuss the incident and their concerns about fans storming the pitch. The FC crew review Man City’s stunning defeat at League One side Wigan in the FA Cup, focusing in […]

Liverpool Mohamed Salah credits Jurgen Klopp with goal-scoring form

Shaka Hislop and Mark Donaldson discuss what makes the Mane-Salah-Firmino partnership so effective and how they compare to other attacking trios around Europe. Mohamed Salah said Jurgen Klopp’s tactical request to play “closer to the goal” has been a significant factor in his prolific form. Salah has scored 30 times […]