Top ten best players outside the Premier League’s big six

After looking last week at the worst players in the big six, now we turn to the best ones beyond the big boys. Only two per club allowed. Soz, Ben Chilwell…


10) Adama Traore
There may be some recency bias in the Wolves winger’s inclusion on this list, but Traore’s form of late suggests the former Barcelona academy graduate might fulfil his potential after all. Read more

Chelsea given boost as £80m January target switches agents

Wilfried Zaha has teamed up with renowned agent Pini Zahavi to help realise his ‘desire to win major honours’.

Zaha has been expected to leave Crystal Palace in each of the last two summer transfer windows, signing a new contract after failing to move in 2018 and handing in a transfer request to try and force the situation last year. Read more

Palace set Zaha asking price as Chelsea step up interest

Chelsea will look to ‘turn up the heat’ in their pursuit of Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to reports.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) lifted FIFA’s transfer embargo on Chelsea on Saturday following the Premier League club’s appeal against the sanction relating to the signing of overseas youth players. Read more

Every Premier League club’s best signing of the decade

Arsenal – Laurent Koscielny
Christ, how do we measure this? Mesut Ozil is perhaps the player who best sums up Arsenal’s decade and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has certainly offered value for money despite being a record signing. But can any signing made in the last ten years claim to have given more to the Gunners than Koscielny? The France defender blotted his copybook with the manner of his exit, but at age 33 with persistent injury problems, Koscielny was still too heavily relied upon by Unai Emery after being one of Arsene Wenger’s most trusted players. The former Lorient centre-back averaged 28 Premier League appearances over nine seasons, scoring pivotal goals in FA Cup finals and final-day clashes. Not bad for £8.5million. Read more

Report identifies five Chelsea targets as Lampard handed £150m war chest

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will reportedly be handed £150million to strengthen his squad in January after their transfer ban was overturned by sport’s appeal court in Switzerland.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport partially upheld their case by reducing the transfer ban to one window rather than two, meaning the club has now served its punishment in full. Read more

Zaha’s agent alerts Chelsea, Spurs, Man Utd: ‘He deserves a new challenge’

Wilfried Zaha’s agent has stoked the flames of a potential January move away from Crystal Palace after insisting he “deserves a new challenge”.

Zaha wanted to leave in the summer and move to a Champions League club – with Arsenal leading the race for his signature – but was forced to stay put at Selhurst Park as they could not meet Palace’s demands. Read more

Gossip: Man United target £70m+ summer move for former flop

They say you should never go back to an ex. The relationship failed in the first place for a reason, and only a fool would think they have changed enough to stop leaving their socks all over the f***ing house like the absolute reprobate they are. Read more