Chelsea's striker search a bad sign for Conte
Linked with Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch this January, Chelsea's search for a striker is in disarray.
Goals needed; Conte must adjust tactics
With only three goals in five draws in 2018 and an over-reliance on Eden Hazard, it's time for Antonio Conte to reimagine Chelsea's attack again.
Transfer Talk LIVE: Chelsea eye Crouch as Plan B
The pursuit of Andy Carroll scuppered, Chelsea's next -- but far from only -- target could be 36-year-old Peter Crouch, a childhood Blues fan.
Transfer Rater: Crouch to Chelsea, Can to City and Dzeko to Chelsea?
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol assesses rumours around Peter Crouch, Cristiano Ronaldo, Emre Can, Olivier Giroud and many more in Transfer Rater.
Transfer Rater: Edin Dzeko to Chelsea
Edin Dzeko to Chelsea and Jean Michael Seri to Manchester United are two of the day's transfer rumours, according to Football Whispers.
Premier League Predictor: Week 24.
ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes and Paul Mariner square off in predicting the latest Premier League fixtures.
W2W4: Who makes way for Sanchez at United?
Who will Man United drop once Alexis Sanchez arrives? And who will Arsenal turn to without him? That and more in the Premier League's W2W4.
Vote: Premier League Predictions
Predict the outcomes from the Premier League weekend, with Manchester City looking to bounce back following their first defeat of the season.
Jose Mourinho said today at his press conference he is "calm" about the prospect of Manchester United signing Alexis Sanchez. The deal is not done yet but the way he spoke suggested it will be soon.
Sanchez would offer platform for success
Sanchez is fast, strong, versatile and will boost a squad with some deficiencies, though signing players is not an exact science.
Lingard pretends Sanchez is at United
Alexis Sanchez looks to be heading to Manchester United -- and Jesse Lingard is already joking about the Arsenal star's medical.
Bristol City hold Derby to goalless draw
Luke Steele came off the bench to help Bristol City hold promotion rivals Derby to a goalless draw in an incident-packed match at Pride Park.
Walcott's unusual Arsenal career peak
World Cup years have defined Theo Walcott's career, yet he has never played a minute at the tournament.
Everton's Theo Walcott is speaking to the media for the first time since his £20 million move from Arsenal. He says he consulted Wayne Rooney prior to making his decision. "[Wayne] said all the golf courses are great!" Walcott jokes.
Midfield void haunts Everton
Everton are somehow worse off despite a £200 million spree, with a woeful attack hamstrung by an inability to get the creative players there the ball.
Premier League injuries and suspensions
Get all the latest team news and information for the next round of Premier League action.
Fantasy Football: Form Differential XI.
ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson presents his fantasy starting XI, which include players with ownership of less than ten percent.
Top scorer race dominated by top six
There would always be at least one unfashionable striker challenging for the Golden Boot; this year the scorers' chart is all about players with the top six clubs.
Is Old Trafford reign Mourinho's legacy?
With Jose Mourinho set for a contract extension, Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes debate whether his tenure at Man United will be the defining moment of his career.
New contract will define Mourinho's whole career
Jose Mourinho is on the verge of signing a contract extension at Manchester United. He now has to return the club to the summit of European football -- and success or failure will affect how everyone looks back on his career.
Bright future leads Mou to sign new deal
Jose Mourinho once said conditions at Old Trafford weren't right to compete with the elite, but the new contract on the table suggests he expects that will change.
Extra Time: Ronaldo to MLS, Pulisic to Liverpool and more.
The guys respond to your tweets, about the futures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Christian Pulisic, as well as Neymar's standing among the world's best.
Young lad's incredible scorpion volley
It can be tough to concede, especially from a set-piece, but sometimes you just have to stand back and applaud.
Liverpool fan names kid 'YNWA'
A lifelong Liverpool fan has paid a significant homage to his beloved football club by naming his newborn daughter in their honour.
Dyche: I eat exhaust pipes, not worms
A rumour spread suggesting Burnley boss Sean Dyche's gruff voice is the result of eating worms. Now he's had his say...
Are Real Madrid fans turning on Cristiano Ronaldo?
Following a Spanish media report saying the majority of Real Madrid supporters want Ronaldo to leave the club, Gab Marcotti and the FC panel dive into the implications.
Will Cristiano Ronaldo leave Real Madrid?
With speculation again rife that Cristiano Ronaldo is seeking an exit from Real Madrid, our writers discuss the future for the Ballon d'Or holder.
Asensio comes to Madrid's rescue
Real Madrid were lethargic and disjointed in a match they looked like they wanted no part of, but Marco Asensio secured a narrow win over Leganes.
Neymar missed a golden opportunity to win endearment at PSG.
The ESPN FC boys talk Neymar's decision to take a penalty ahead of Edinson Cavani, who had the opportunity to break Zlatan Ibrahimovic's PSG scoring record.
Neymar proves PSG playing by his rules
Neymar could have endeared himself to the PSG faithful by offering a penalty to record-chasing Edinson Cavani; his refusal to do so speaks volumes.
PSG stars living in golden cage, says agent
Donato Di Campli told Tuttosport that PSG stars were playing in a "puppet league."
Power Rankings: Barca top, Man City fall
All change at the top! The Spanish league leaders are back at No. 1, capitalising on a first league defeat for their former manager.
Burley: Arsenal fighting fires every transfer window.
Craig Burley breaks down what he sees as a lack of direction at Arsenal that could see the club make a move just for the sake of appeasing the fans.
Walcott was doomed to fail at Arsenal
Theo Walcott arrived at Arsenal in 2006 with a ton of hype but was doomed from the very start and after 12 years it was past time for him to move on.
How would Auba fit in at Arsenal?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's possible role at Arsenal likely depends on who -- if anyone -- arrives with him during the winter transfer window.
It's good to have Diego Costa back
Diego Costa's stunning return to action, full of goals, action and yellow cards, has been sorely missed at Atletico. It has been missed in Spain, too.
Home comforts elude Atletico at the Wanda
Something is off with Atletico Madrid, who need to figure how to settle into their new surroundings before it's too late.
Costa in form but Atletico fall anyway
Diego Costa rates 8/10 for Atletico Madrid while Stefan Savic graded 2/10 during loss to Sevilla at the Copa del Rey.
Can City respond after Liverpool defeat?
It will be interesting to see how Manchester City bounce back after suffering their first league defeat last Sunday. Here's the weekend betting tips.
Pochettino relaxed over Spurs transfers.
Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino says he's happy with the squad at his disposal and looks ahead to facing Southampton.
Tottenham shunning market madness
Tottenham's return to form in 2018 means it's unlikely they'll add to their squad as Mauricio Pochettino gears up for a battle with the top four.
Poch sees assistant Perez as right hand
Thrust together at Espanyol, Mauricio Pochettino and Jesus Perez return to St. Mary's as confidants steering an efficient Tottenham machine.
Fernandinho's the vital component to Man City's success.
ESPN FC's Stevie Nicol says there is no one that's done a better job in defensive midfield than Man City's Fernandinho this season.
Fernandinho signs new Man City deal
Fernandinho has signed a new contract with Manchester City that will keep him at the club until 2020.
City's slapstick history keeps fans on edge
Manchester City have a history of slapstick moments, which may explain why some fans are still twitchy despite a 12-point lead at the top.
Shaka Hislop talks Liverpool's options at goalkeeper.
Shaka Hislop assesses Liverpool's current goalkeeping situation and identifies potential targets for a summer move to Anfield.
Robertson's rise from humble beginnings
Andrew Robertson has thriving at Liverpool after a difficult start. Glenn Price charts the Scot's rise from humble beginnings at Queen's Park.
Don't forget Liverpool's tenacious midfield
Liverpool continue to be praised for their energetic attacking style but Emre Can, Georginio Wijnaldum and the midfield are due praise as well.
Pique agrees new Barcelona deal until 2022
Gerard Pique has agreed a new contract with Barcelona that will keep him at the club until 2022.
Why is Messi so bad at penalties?
The ESPN FC panel discuss Lionel Messi's penalty struggles following his latest miss against Espanyol in the Copa del Rey.
No drama at Barcelona despite defeat
Obituaries are usually written when Barcelona lose but following the end of their unbeaten run, the mood is decidedly more upbeat this time.
Gap between rich clubs and rivals must be addressed
The gap between rich clubs (Man Utd, Real Madrid) and smaller clubs is only widening. Will football have the stomach to fix the problem?
Sturridge must leave his comfort zone.
Paul Mariner feels Daniel Sturridge must leave Liverpool and England, amid reports linking him to Inter Milan and Sevilla.
Aubameyang's antics risk alienating fans
As the second player in recent months trying to leave Dortmund, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's behaviour could have long-term consequences for BVB.
Aubameyang's messy divorce from Dortmund
Breaking up is hard to do, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang demonstrates as he seems set to leave Borussia Dortmund for Arsenal, writes Raf Honigstein.
Ronaldinho officially retires from football.
The ESPN FC crew look back on Ronaldinho's legendary career and persona on and off the pitch after the Brazilian officially announced his retirement.
Celebrate Ronaldinho, don't lament 'what ifs'
There's been a tendency to reduce Ronaldinho's career to a bunch of "what ifs." Forget that: Fire up your computer, dig a ball out and dare to dream.
Ronaldinho's legacy: What might have been?
Ronaldinho has officially quit professional football. But did he really fulfill his true potential? Tim Vickery looks back at his career.
Is pressing the key to beating Man City?
In recent weeks, teams have found success against Man City by pressing them high up the pitch. It's the best way to beat them but few are capable.
Has Dybala's stock fallen at Juventus?
ESPN FC's Stevie Nicol feels Paulo Dybala needs to leave Juve in order to rekindle his form of old, but is a move to Real Madrid in the cards?
Crisis meeting as Inter take on Roma
Inter Milan vs. Roma on Sunday is being billed as an anti-crisis match, so what's gone wrong for two teams who looked set to battle for the title?
How VAR has frustrated players in the Bundesliga.
Raf Honigstein details the problems VAR has faced in Germany after a Kicker survey of Bundesliga players revealed support for eliminating the new technology.
Exclusive: Anderson talks to ESPN FC
"I had a great time [at Man United]. I was very happy. Some people were jealous, but I won everything. My numbers don't lie."
Remembering Cyrille Regis.
Stewart Robson and Alison Bender look back on Cyrille Regis' career and discuss how the former West Bromwich Albion, Coventry and Aston Villa striker will be best remembered.
Regis had 'massive' impact - Spurs' Pleat
Pleat was among the first to scout Regis, who died Monday, and said that the impact he made in changing English football's landscape was "massive."
West Brom legend Regis dies at age of 59
Former England and West Bromwich Albion striker Cyrille Regis has died at the age of 59, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) has announced
Is Ryan Giggs the right man to take Wales forward?
Alison Bender and Stewart Robson discuss Ryan Giggs' appointment as the new manager of Wales and whether he can help them improve.
Wales job gives Giggs a chance
Leading Wales probably wasn't the route Ryan Giggs expected or wanted but it gives him a chance to prove himself worthy of a top job in management.
The January transfer window is open, but here are the biggest completed deals you may have missed from around Europe this month and in the summer.
The 19-year-old discusses the U.S.' World Cup failure, his development at Borussia Dortmund and his future.
We select the best players under 21 who are primed to rule the football galaxy.
The world's top soccer players, ranked by position.
Andrea Pirlo, football's undisputed King of Cool, has officially retired. So who will take over the mantle? We pick four compelling candidates.
You know the kind of player who just divides opinion wherever he goes? Well, ESPN FC has picked out seven of the best.
Cristiano Ronaldo isn't just one of the greatest on the pitch; he's the G.O.A.T. off it, too. Take a trip inside the mad world of CR7's brands.
ESPN FC's network of journalists and correspondents have sat down with some of the biggest stars in world football for exclusive interviews this summer.
In November 2016, Brazilian underdogs Chapecoense boarded a plane to play in the game of their lives. Instead, their biggest moment turned into a tragedy no one can forget.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" has us buzzing, and it got us thinking: Who are football's rogues and who would they play in the Star Wars universe?
Keep track of all the important upcoming fixtures in the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
Results and scores from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
Updated tables from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
New stars replace old in the Premier League. Gabriel Jesus, Paul Pogba and Alexandre Lacazette have been bought at great expense over the past year and are capable of big things.
The new Premier League season is here and, along with several new faces including Alvaro Morata and Alexandre Lacazette, come a fresh batch of new kits.
There's no bigger game than Real Madrid vs. Barcelona. Over the years, some of the world's best have graced El Clasico, scoring some spectacular goals along the way.
MLS Rivalry Week is full of contentious clashes. Here are some of the best in unique video game format. Ready ... FIGHT!
Who wields the most influence in the world game, those men and women who have some combination of money, authority and power to shape the sport?
The summer transfer window (open from July 1 to 11 p.m. GMT on Aug. 31) is always a volatile and exciting time for clubs, players, agents and fans alike. Here's what happens.