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Philadelphia Union v DC United The Union continued their inconsistent form last weekend by losing 0-2 away at Chicago Fire. Despite facing ten men for the entire second half Philly couldn’t find a way through and they wasted numerous opportunities. That has been typical of their recent away performances which also include 0-4 drubbings to…

Barnsley v Luton It has been a tough start to Championship life for newly promoted Barnsley and Luton. Whilst Barnsley won first time up over a fancied Fulham at home, they’ve followed it up with two away defeats and a home draw to another fellow promoted club in Charlton. Fans were especially critical of their…

Arsenal’s fantastic new signing In what was an impressive transfer window for Arsenal, the £72 million capture of Nicolas Pepe was a deal that really caught the eye. After a fantastic season at Lille, where he registered an impressive 22 goals and 11 assists, Pepe underlined his attacking quality. Helping to propel Lille to a…

Derby County v Bristol City Three games into the Phillip Cocu era at Derby County and we’d seen a series of close games. A narrow opening day with at now managerless Huddersfield Town was been followed by consecutive draws to Swansea City and Stoke City respectively. For all that we have seen glimpses of what…

Aston Villa v Bournemouth Aston Villa made their return to the Premier League after three years away from the top-flight. They faced Tottenham in North London on Saturday and, after taking the lead through John McGinn in the first half, lost 3-1 at the hands of Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Villa played well for large portions…

Transfer windows are never a quiet affair in the Premier League, and this year has not been any different. Premier League clubs squandered an astonishing £1.41 billion during the summer transfer window on 99 permanent signings, surpassing the £1 billion threshold for the fourth time. This is the second highest total spent since the 2017…

St Etienne v Brest – Stade Geoffroy-Guichard at 14:00 GMT +1  St Etienne started the new Ligue 1 season with a 2-1 success at Dijon on the opening weekend. ASSE finished fourth last term and began their new era under head coach Ghislain Printant on the front foot, grabbing two goals via Romain Hamouma and…

Borussia Dortmund v Augsburg – Signal Iduna Park at 14:30 GMT +1 A nightmare collapse from February saw Dortmund’s surprisingly strong Bundesliga challenge fall at the final hurdle by two points last season but Die Schwarzgelben have made no secret of their desire for a sustained and serious tilt at the title this term. CEO…