Disparity between Premier League & Bundesliga exemplified by Hummels’ return to Dortmund

The return of Mats Hummels to Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park highlights the widening gap between those long regarded as Bundesliga elite and their Premier League counterparts. Television money and restrictive, although hardly egregious, ownership rules designed to ensure fans remain as such in the eyes of the clubs they support, and not assets from…

European Football Transfer Merry-Go-Round to experience a summer like no other

The future would appear to be now for a select coterie of elite footballers whose collective value arguable exceeds £1 billion. The current close season could be like no other in recent times, with seismic shifts in personnel more likely than not at many of Europe's perceived big hitters, some who've dropped far behind the…

Chelsea fail to convince as Tottenham surrender title challenge

Barely 72 hours after an honourable defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao (League) Cup Final at Wembley Chelsea might have been forgiven, although perhaps not by owner Roman Abramovich, for a less-energetic, nervier performance against London and top four rivals, Tottenham Hotspur. As it transpired, Sarri-ball lives to fight another day. Although a chance…