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Premier League's best youngsters are English

Tactics and Analysis Nov 20, 2014

WhoScored: Five international debuts

Tactics And Analysis Nov 13, 2014

WhoScored: Prem underwhelms in Europe

Tactics And Analysis Nov 6, 2014

Big Sam has breathed new life into West Ham

Tactics and Analysis Oct 23, 2014

England U21s -- Strength in depth

Tactics And Analysis Oct 17, 2014
 By Michael Cox
19 hours ago

Look beyond the table to appreciate one of the best Prem seasons in years

The ESPN FC team debate whether or not Chelsea will win the Premier League without a single defeat.

Football is unquestionably Britain's major sport, and its staggering dominance has only increased over the past couple of decades. These days it's unusual to flick through your Monday newspaper, find the sport section, and be confronted with anything other than football on the front page, but that's what happened this week after Lewis Hamilton won the Formula 1 championship.

This year's F1 campaign was peculiarly analogous to the Premier League in 2014-15 in the sense that it was utterly dominated...

 By Michael Cox
4 days ago

Manchester City likely regret selling Jerome Boateng to Bayern Munich

Manchester City strikers Sergio Aguero and Stefan Jovetic have been passed fit to play against Bayern Munich.

Having triumphed in the Premier League for the second time, Manchester City's obvious objective this season was to finally impress in European competition. A 1-0 loss at Bayern Munich in their opening game of their Champions League campaign wasn't the ideal beginning.

Losing at Bayern is no disgrace, but the nature of the defeat was particularly frustrating. The goal came in the final minute of the game, and it was also scored by an ex-City player: Jerome Boateng's long-range strike appeared to take...

 By Michael Cox
Nov 20, 2014

Danny Welbeck exemplifies Manchester United's loss of character

England manager Roy Hodgson had nothing but praise for Danny Welbeck, who notched two goals for England in their 3-1 win over Slovenia.

Danny Welbeck's transfer from Manchester United to Arsenal this summer proved to be a controversial topic at Old Trafford. On the pitch, Welbeck is an unusual player who divides opinion, but his departure seemed more significant in a symbolic sense.

Gary Neville, for example, admitted he was "struggling to understand the logic behind the deal in two or three ways," but many United supporters countered that Welbeck was merely a fourth-choice striker. Behind double Golden Boot-winner Robin van Persie,...

Nov 20, 2014

Premier League's brightest young talents are all English

Raheem Sterling has been the best-rated young player in the Premier League so far.

With the news emerging from a BBC Sport survey that Englishmen have played just a third of all Premier League minutes this season, there is renewed worry about the progress -- or lack thereof -- of the national team. England have made a barnstorming start to their Euro 2016 qualification campaign and in doing so have done a fairly good job of erasing the memory of their spectacular failure this summer.

There is, however, still something alarmingly wrong. Brazil was the first time since 1958 that...

 By Michael Cox
Nov 17, 2014

England should be concerned by lack of midfield goal scorers

Roy Hodgson and the England squad visited Celtic Park in Glasgow on Monday evening ahead of the international friendly against fierce rivals Scotland.

Ahead of Tuesday evening's Scotland versus England clash at Celtic Park, many England fans will fondly remember the sides' previous meeting north of the border 15 years ago. In the first of a two-legged Euro 2000 playoff, two goals from Paul Scholes put England into a crucial 2-0 lead.

Scholes enjoyed a renaissance late in his career following international retirement and enjoyed his best club form as a deep-lying midfielder. But during his England days, Scholes was a goal-scoring midfielder. He was...

 By Michael Cox
Nov 16, 2014

Clyne, Callejon and Talisca get their chance at international level

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson discusses the talking points of European qualifying so far, highlighted by England's comeback in Wayne Rooney's 100th game for the Three Lions.

In the aftermath of the World Cup, with national teams beginning a new, four-year cycle, there have been plenty of debutants for major nations recently.

Here are three players who were hoping to earn their first caps this week and how they might influence the play of their respective national teams, should they become regulars.

Nathaniel Clyne, England (started; played entire game vs. Slovenia)

Ahead of England's ill-fated campaign in Brazil, Roy Hodgson's major dilemma was at left-back, where...