Friday, August 1, 2014
The Mexico No.1 has earned his summer transfer following his heroics in Brazil but plenty may wonder whether he could have aimed higher than the mid-table Spanish outfit
The Real Madrid and Portugal star enjoyed an astonishing year, leading to his victory in the 2014 Goal 50 - watch our exclusive documentary here!
The Roma and Netherlands midfielder is still recovering from a serious knee injury, but the Red Devils boss is prepared to bide his time and make a bid in January
The Chile forward is expected to play some part in the matches against Benfica and Monaco this weekend as Arsene Wenger races to get his team fit in time for the new season
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Blues sold the Belgian striker to Everton, with whom he scored 15 league goals last season, for £28 million after signing Diego Costa and bringing back Didier Drogba
COMMENT: The Frenchman has endured a miserable 2014 and, despite being considered among the best players in the world last year, looks unable to claim individual honours again
Goal takes a look at how the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Kelechi Iheanacho and Fernando got on as Manchester City lost on penalties to Liverpool and Chelsea beat Vitesse
The Liverpool striker was stuck on repeat for the first half, trying the same trick on several occasions, but looked much brighter after the break when Rickie Lambert went off
The £35m signing from Atletico Madrid spearheaded Chelsea's attack against Vitesse and provided two assists in a powerful and unselfish display in the pre-season friendly
The Premier League giants slugged it out in Wednesday's pre-season friendly draw in the USA, with the Reds eventually winning on penalties, but what did we learn from the game?
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Arturo Vidal and Angel Di Maria may be playing hard-to-get, but that will provide some of last season's much-maligned defenders and midfielders a stage to show what they can do
The 19-year-old made observers sit up and take notice of his performances in Ligue 1 last season, and he was the best man to replace Christian Benteke at the World Cup
The England man again played 45 minutes before being taken off at the break, and although he did not get on the scoresheet he did look sharp and was involved in a thrilling move
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The goalkeeper broke into Lille's line-up and was one of the standout performers of 2013-14 with his match-saving efforts, earning him a spot in 2014's Goal 50
ANALYSIS: There were some big-name drop-outs and exclusions from this year's rankings - who is likely to make a return and who is gone from the list forever?
With deals expected to be concluded for the Southampton pair, the north Londoners are providing the tools their new boss needs to execute his unique philosophy swiftly
Should Louis van Gaal continue his pursuit of Arturo Vidal - or would the likes of Kevin Strootman, Angel Di Maria or Marco Reus be a better option?
Manchester United are happy to listen to offers for the midfielder, but the club's valuation of the player and his wages have proved to be a stumbling block for the Serie A side
ANALYSIS: Germany might have won the World Cup, but was the strong performance of Spanish sides in Europe enough to relegate the Bundesliga into second place in our list?
COMMENT: The Real Madrid and Portugal star may not be the greatest of all time, but has there ever been a player with such a perfect blend of technique and physique?