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Rennes v Lyon – Stade de la Route de Lorient at 19:45 Live at BT Sport Lyon was disappointed to finish fourth last season, missing out on Champions League football for 2017/18. The poor performance saw three of their biggest stars depart this summer with 27-goal top scorer Alexandre Lacazette, captain Maxime Gonalons and young…

Arsenal v Leicester With the signings of Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac, Arsene Wenger will be hoping to see an improved Arsenal this season. With the Community Shield already secured this year, if Arsenal does improve, then they could return to the top four. It’s hard to ignore some of their issues from last season,…

Theo Walcott, Goalimpact King “Walcott’s GoalImpact hits again” came the tweet following Arsenal’s equalizer in the Community Shield. For those who don’t know, ‘Goalimpact measures the extent that a player contributes to the goal difference of a team’. It’s more technical than just a plus/minus, but that’s the essence of it (the players impact on…

Colchester v Aston Villa With John Terry leading the side forward, Aston Villa looked to have started the season strongly in the first-half against newly-relegated Hull City. They took the lead early on after Gabriel Agbonlahor, who many had predicted to be shown the exit door by Steve Bruce in the summer, gave his side…

In the midst of European challenges, VPS looked like a serious title candidate and a safe bet to finish in the top 2. However, the solid three wins out of four European games caused a serious hangover for VPS, who’ve drawn all three games since. Meanwhile, FC Lahti has gained points to close the gap…

Marseille v Dijon – Stade Vélodrome at 20:00 Live at BT Sports Since Marcelo Bielsa departed Marseille at the start of the 2015/16 season, Les Phoceens have been on a downward spiral. But fresh financial injection at the turn of 2017 enabled the club to reboot and the results were impressive. Former Roma head coach…

Lille OSC v FC Nantes – Stade Pierre-Mauroy at 14:00 Live at BT Sport Sleeping giants Lille have been turning heads over the past six months following the takeover of billionaire investor and Lotus F1 Team owner, Gerard Lopez. With the stated desire of winning with stylish football, Marcelo Bielsa was courted and agreed to…

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