Alok Kulkarni | Resident Writer

28, IT professional from Mumbai, India. Keeping the Blue flag flying high. Three Lions fan. Jose Mourinho fanatic.

England vs Iceland – Team News, Tactics, Lineups and Prediction

England and Iceland meet in a Round of 16 clash that promises to be a thrilling encounter. While England have built up a reputation of being eliminated in the knockout stages of the competition, underdogs Iceland will be looking to stretch their dream run further and progress into the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. England The Euros are now in that stage of the tournament where England generally start to wobble. Besides the time they hosted the Euros back in 1996, they have failed to progress beyond the quarter-finals every time. After fielding a much-changed lineup against Slovakia, Roy Hodgson could be expected to return to his trusted starting XI that includes captain and Manchester United talisman Wayne Rooney. Eidur Gudjohnsen recently admitted in an interview that his admiration for the Premier League is something that will not go away easily. This feeling is echoed by many fans from the sparsely populated country where the English top-tier is the most watched league. The twenty-seven thousand Iceland fans […]

For the second year in a row, the second leg of the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League takes place between these two sides at Stamford Bridge. Although the French champions have the edge over their opponents, their English counterparts cannot be taken lightly. While one team has been rampaging to the title they also won last season, the other has fallen drastically short of expectations. PSG need just 1 win to seal the Ligue 1 title – with 8 matches to spare – while Chelsea are finding it difficult to qualify for the Europa League spots, forget the Champions League. Both teams had the luxury of resting players before this match, albeit for entirely different reasons. Chelsea rested their in-form striker Diego Costa in the game against Stoke over the weekend, while PSG started their superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the bench in their league game against Montpellier, reflecting on the importance of this tie for both clubs. Guus Hiddink […]