In our week-long series, Goal looks at how the Premier League champion went about its summer business quickly and quietly, even with FFP sanctions hanging over its head.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
With a goal and four assists over two LA Galaxy wins, the MLS legend is in fine form entering the final months of his career.
The Blancos should be building on last season's success. Instead, coach Carlo Ancelotti must reshape the team again after a summer of unnecessary changes.
The Ligue 1 side might not have imploded in the manner of Anzhi Makhachkala, but the club will not be troubling Europe's elite any time soon.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Jose Mourinho's men preserved their perfect record by exploiting Everton's worst defensive start to a season since 1956 while Louis van Gaal's men remain toothless.
Goal takes a look back at the weekend's fixtures and picks the the finest XI from the latest round of top-flight action, including Chelsea's emphatic 6-3 win over Everton.
Goal North America writers and editors provide updates on the latest moves around the globe throughout the next few weeks.
Three games down, 35 to go — on deadline day, some of the Premier League's chief contenders have work lots of work to do to keep pace with Chelsea.
Ryan Nelsen's firing as coach of Toronto FC just might lead to the halting of a recent trend of hiring completely inexperienced coaches in Major League Soccer. At least it should.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
The transfer window closes on Monday night and Arsenal looked short of killer instinct in front of goal with the young Frenchman leading the line against Leicester City.
Liverpool cruised to a 3-0 victory at Tottenham on Sunday with the Italy international impressing on his debut, but the England man stole the show
Goal looks at the true motives behind the transfer after the 32-year-old midfielder joined Bayern Munich in a shock move late last week.
The 24-year-old is set to complete a 17.5 million euro move from the Eredivisie champion to the Premier League giant, marking the latest step in an eventful career.
The 25-year-old had the first and the final say in a nine-goal thriller at Goodison Park as he continues his effortless adaptation to life in the Premier League.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Diego Costa contributed two goals to the Blues cause as they blew Everton away at Goodison Park, and it looks as though their struggles of last season are well behind them.
Friday, August 29, 2014
The north Londoners go into Sunday's clash buoyed by Mauricio Pochettino's 100 per cent winning start, while Brendan Rodgers has added nine new faces to replace Luis Suarez
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Very few European giants are likely to suffer shock elimination as the selection had a very familiar feel, with regular foes meeting once again in the group stage.
The Manchester United striker is being courted by clubs in Spain and Italy as the transfer window winds down.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Arsenal, Zenit and Athletic Bilbao are among the big names to confirm their place in the draw at the playoff stage after an intriguing week of Champions League football.
Rafael Benitez's side's elimination at the hands of Athletic Bilbao has only served to further highlight the grave state in which calcio currently finds itself.