11:00 AM UTC Sep 3, 2015
Game Details
6:45 PM UTC Sep 4, 2015
Game Details
United States
11:00 PM UTC Sep 4, 2015
Game Details
12:30 AM UTC Sep 5, 2015
Game Details
Trinidad and Tobago
2:00 AM UTC Sep 5, 2015
Game Details
San Marino
4:00 PM UTC Sep 5, 2015
Game Details

Manchester City lead Premier League transfer grades after brilliant summer

As the transfer window shuts, the ESPN FC panel take a look back at Arsenal and Manchester United's inability to secure a marquee signing, Chelsea's new additions, Kevin De Bruyne joining Manchester City to bolster Manuel Pellegrini's attack and much more

With the summer transfer window finally done and dusted, ESPN FC grades all 20 Premier League clubs based on how they fared in their dealings.

Manchester City - A+

Winners of the window and, consequently, now strong favourites to be winners of the title. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho spoke recently of how City "reacted" to his team winning the league in the way the London side itself did last season, but it was more than that.

This was more than a reaction. It was precise and rational business,...

 By Simon Curtis

Is Kevin De Bruyne the final piece of the puzzle for Manchester City?

The 24-year-old Belgian midfielder joins Manchester City from the German side of Wolfsburg for a reported £54m.

Spending £54 million on Wolfsburg's Kevin De Bruyne is small change for Manchester City's owners, and although he arrives with an abundance of talent and a raft of recommendations from across the Bundesliga, his move to the Etihad raises a few pertinent questions.

First, what will happen to Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas? The Frenchman in particular is likely to see his place in jeopardy after the arrival of De Bruyne, whose move to Manchester was the culmination of months of transfer talk, claim...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

FC Talking Points: UCL chances, league favorites, transfer best, Jozy Altidore

The ESPN FC team debate which of the major european clubs are most in danger of missing out on the knockout round. A certain UCL finalist is leading the conversation.

Football always inspires debate, and this weekend was no exception. Here are five burning questions on the ESPN FC radar.

Vote and comment below or on Twitter using the hashtag #FCtalkingpoints.

Manchester United qualified for the Champions League group stage on Wednesday beating Club Brugge 4-0 in the second leg, and the groups were drawn on Thursday with four Premier League clubs making the final 32.

Which Premier League club has the best chance to advance?

With just hours to go in the summer transfer window, here's a look at how Premier League...

Man City slickers Sterling, Sagna & Fernandinho in Team of the Weekend

The ESPN FC team take a look at the best XI from the weekend's action.
The ESPN FC team take a look at the best XI from the weekend's action.

After each round of Premier League fixtures, ESPN FC brings you its Team of the Weekend. Our panel of experts carefully select 11 star performers, along with a manager.

Do you agree or disagree? You can have your say on those picked or overlooked in the comments section at the foot of the article or on Twitter using the hashtag #TOTW. Plus, tune in to Monday's "ESPN FC" (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2) for further reaction.

ESPN FC's Team of the Weekend
ESPN FC's Team of the Weekend.

Goalkeeper: Shaka Hislop sits in for Gab Marcotti this week and wastes no time in...

 By David Mooney

Fernandinho shines as Manchester City beat Watford to deepen Chelsea woes

Fernandinho netted a fine goal for Manchester City as they cruised to an easy win over Watford on Saturday.

The danger of Manchester City succumbing to a bout of "Typical City," when chasing a club record 10 consecutive victories was always in the back of the fans' minds before they eased past Watford 2-0 on Saturday.

It perhaps wasn't helped by Watford's determination to leave the Etihad with a point and nothing more, but in truth there was never really any doubt the match would finish with a home win.

Manuel Pellegrini's side probably won't have a more comfortable day at the office all season. With...

 By Simon Curtis

Manchester City eyeing another legendary victory against Watford

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his side are focused only on Watford in the Premier League, after being handed a tough group stage draw in the UEFA Champions League.

When Joe Hart walks out onto the flat green Etihad playing field on Saturday to start Manchester City's game against Watford, it's a pretty good bet he will not be affording his early 80s City goalkeeping namesake Joe Corrigan too many thoughts.

However, wherever ex-Aston Villa, Coventry, Oxford and Manchester City left-back Bobby McDonald is these days, he most certainly will be moved to give the ex-City and England giant a quiet few moments in his own prematch reflections.

City and Watford have...