Features Archive

VAR

VAR represents the first regressive change to offside in football history

Chelsea were foiled in their quest to win the FA Cup as the technology produce a controversial finale after a late equaliser.

  • 4 months
Cristiano Ronaldo

Happy Birthday, Cristiano Ronaldo! A selection of his greatest ever goals

FC's Great Goals project continues, where we rank every goal of the Portuguese superstar across a number of key areas

  • 7 months
Premier League

Is Marcos Alonso set for a career rejuvenation under Thomas Tuchel?

The Spaniard was frozen out by Frank Lampard in favour of Ben Chilwell, but looks to be firmly in Tuchel's plans at Stamford Bridge

  • 7 months
Premier League

Why Mason Mount is the only Chelsea player who can't be dropped

The Englishman has faced down fan criticism to shine at Stamford Bridge, despite his teammates' recent struggles.

  • 7 months
Manchester United

Pogba provides Manchester United with new threat ahead of Liverpool trip

The Frenchman is starting to prove that he can flourish in an entirely different role following Bruno Fernandes' arrival.

  • 8 months
La Liga

Is Iago Aspas one of the best players in the world?

Celta Vigo’s hero is stepping it up once again this season with what could be his best season ever.

  • 8 months
Barcelona

Frenkie De Jong: The change that has turned around Barca's fortunes

De Jong is finally starting to look like the player Barcelona thought they were buying from Ajax.

  • 8 months
Ballon d'Or

Barcelona and Messi’s Ballon d’Or robbery

Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the worst Ballon d’Or decision in history

  • 8 months
Premier League

Why Callum Hudson-Odoi deserves to start over Christian Pulisic for Chelsea

The young winger has found himself behind Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner in the pecking order, but his recent form means he has to start

  • 8 months
Portugal

Portugal’s next big thing? Pedro Neto is on fire

The young winger produced another impressive performance for Wolves on Sunday.

  • 8 months
Lionel Messi

Messi reaches 644 for Barcelona - what is his greatest ever goal?

Introducing FC's Great Goals project, where we rank every goal of the Argentine across a number of key areas

  • 8 months
Liverpool

Liverpool: What does Curtis Jones’ form mean for midfield rivals?

The 19-year-old has become a key part of Liverpool’s early season success and could be pushing some of his teammates out of the squad.

  • 8 months
Transfers

Donyell Malen tipped as potential Sancho successor at Dortmund

He has risen, got injured and is now back to his best for PSV - the former Arsenal youth player looks set for big things

  • 9 months
Premier League

What does Frank Lampard's best Chelsea attack look like?

Following Olivier Giroud's stellar Champions League performance last night, Frank Lampard has a serious selection headache

  • 9 months
Premier League

Lionel Messi: Should Manchester City sign him or not?

The Argentine is arguably the closest he has come in his career to leaving the Camp Nou, and Pep Guardiola might want a reunion

  • 9 months
Injuries

'Players have a breaking point' - how the calendar is impacting player welfare

Injury experts Zone7 believe the irregular scheduling is simply asking for increased injury risk

  • 10 months
Feature

Was Thierry Henry robbed of the Ballon d’Or?

In the mid-noughties the Frenchman was in blistering form in England for Arsenal, but did his European performances count against him...

  • 10 months
Feature

Messi, Ronaldinho, Cavani and the greatest goals that almost were

A collection of the greatest could have been moments from some of the world's greatest players

  • 10 months
Scheduling

'We are killing players' - coronavirus has put the football calendar into sharp focus

The string of covid-related call-offs have further highlighted just how unsustainable the current set-up is

  • 10 months
Premier League

All in the mind - Liverpool hold mental edge over Manchester City

Liverpool are the self-proclaimed ‘mentality monsters,’ but what does that mean for the outcome for both them and City?

  • 10 months
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Is Zlatan returning to the Swedish national team?

Like a fine wine, the big Swede is only getting better with age – is he one of the best strikers in the world again?

  • 10 months
Adverts

The cage, the airport and football's greatest ever adverts

From Nike to Adidas, with Pepsi in between, brands have provided some truly memorable commercials over the years

  • 10 months
Premier League

What is Liverpool's ceiling now that Van Dijk is missing?

The Dutchman leaves a gaping whole at the back for Liverpool, but is it all doom and gloom?

  • 10 months
Premier League

Ozan Kabak: 19/20 statistics for Liverpool's potential Van Dijk replacement

The 20-year-old impressed in an underwhelming Schalke side in the 2019/20 Bundesliga campaign

  • 10 months
Injuries

Getafe: Preventing injuries before they happen is football's next data evolution

How Zone7 use AI to help clubs eliminate lost minutes through avoidable overload

  • 11 months