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Real Madrid
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Lionel Messi voted ESPN FC Player of the Month for February

The ESPN FC crew believe Lionel Messi is the front-runner for February's Player of the Month, but question the omission of in-form Wolfsburg striker, Bas Dost.

Europe's top performers for February were whittled down to a three-man shortlist in consultation with and ESPN FC's writers.

Lionel Messi, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery were those in contention, despite the vociferous protestations from Craig Burley that Bas Dost should've been included for the February award. And, for the second time this season, Barcelona's No. 10 has been named ESPN FC's Player of the Month.

Messi's second victory comes just as his first did: in a landslide. The...

Ancelotti replacing Isco with Illarramendi an understandable call

ESPN FC's Gabriele Marcotti breaks down Real Madrid's draw to Villarreal, and what that means for the La Liga title race.

The knives were out for manager Carlo Ancelotti after Real Madrid's 1-1 draw Sunday night against an under-strength Villarreal side. Madrid had not dropped league points on home soil since losing to Atletico Madrid in September and were up against a side fielding their second string in all but name.

Top scorer Luciano Vietto was rested, captain Bruno Soriano was injured and creative spark Denis Cheryshev was not allowed to play against his parent club, owing to the terms of his loan deal. Marcelino...

 By Phil Lythell

Chelsea full of confidence as they cross London for West Ham tilt

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner and Mark Donaldson preview West Ham's midweek fixture against Chelsea at Upton Park.

It could all have been so different. Chelsea could have been entering their match with West Ham United on Wednesday night with the weight of the world on their shoulders. Had a butterfly on the other side of the world flapped its wings to an alternative beat on Sunday then maybe Tottenham would have prevailed in the Capital One Cup final and Manchester City might have turned their defeat to Liverpool into a victory. Chelsea could have found themselves sitting second in the Premier League by the time...

 By Michael Cox

Manchester City's problems are caused by their players not tactics

The ESPN FC team explain how Liverpool were able to exploit Manchester City's weaknesses on Sunday and agree Manuel Pellegrini's days as City manager may be numbered.

After a week where Manchester City were convincingly defeated by both Barcelona and Liverpool, with 2-1 losses flattering the English champions on both occasions, manager Manuel Pellegrini's tactics inevitably came under fire.

For both contests, his 4-4-2 formation was outplayed in midfield and exposed between the lines, leading to many questions about whether the Chilean has the tactical nous necessary to get results against the biggest sides.

The 4-4-2 itself isn't necessarily a problem, although...

Ligue 1 title race the closest in Europe as Lyon, PSG, Marseille keep stumbling

Lyon head coach Hubert Fournier believes that his title-chasing side missed a big opportunity to put distance between themselves and second-placed PSG as they fell 2-1 to Lille in Ligue 1.

"After you." "No, you first." "No, you go, really." "No, no, please, I insist."

For the past three weeks, Ligue 1 has become the most courteous league in Europe. Three teams are just waltzing around the top of the table with nobody seeming to want to grab it and win it. The table is neatly poised: Lyon (54 points), Paris Saint-Germain (53 points) and Marseille (50 points) just keep offering lifelines and gifting each other the opportunity to hang around.

With just four points between the top...

 By Jamie Smith

Burnley thrive as the underdog

Burnley manager Sean Dyche looks ahead to his side's match with Liverpool, currently the form team in the league, having taken 26 of a possible 30 points in their last run of matches.

Burnley have recorded some of their best performances this season at the largest clubs, so Sean Dyche's side should not be daunted by a trip to Anfield on Wednesday night.

Liverpool are the Premier League's form team and with Burnley on a run of just two points from six games, on paper there should only be one winner.

But Dyche's men have shown an appetite for the most testing challenges and have fought from behind to record draws at Stamford Bridge and the Etihad Stadium already this season,...