A history of Brazilians in the English Premier League

Richarlison has swapped Rio de Janeiro for Watford. But will he miss the food?

Philippe Coutinho may want out, but more and more Brazilians are coming to play their football in the Premier League, a point reflected by three Brazilians making their debuts last weekend. This week we have a guest post from Barrie, a Premier League stats man, who runs the excellent blog www.barriesview.com. In this post, Barry looks at the history of Brazilians in the English Premier League and how the three debutants fared. Continue reading

Seleção squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

No place for Diego (photo: Mowapress)

Brazil have already qualified for next year’s World Cup, but Tite called up mainly tried and tested players for the upcoming qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia. The two new faces were Corinthians keeper Cássio and Grêmio’s excellent playmaker Luan. Continue reading

Série A update: Corinthians still top

Former Man City striker Jô has scored 9 league goals in 15 games (Photo: Agencia Corinthians)

The games sure do come thick and fast in Brazil. It’s been just over two months since I published my Série A preview on the eve of the competition and here we are in gameweek 16 already. Did I mention the Copa do Brasil, Copa Libertadores or Copa Sulamericana? Here’s what’s happened since my last Série A update. Continue reading

Excellent Corinthians march on

Jadson celebrates his winner on Sunday (Photo: Agencia Corinthians)

Corinthians continued their excellent form by beating Grêmio on Sunday, and opening up a four point lead at the top of the Série A. They don’t play the sort of football that you might associate with Brazilian league leaders – its more like the stuff that Arrigo Sacchi would be proud of. But they are well organised, hardly concede any goals and know how to win football matches. On current form, nobody will stop them. Can they keep it up? Continue reading

Can Flamengo really win the league?

Trauco celebrates his equaliser against Fluminense (photo: Flamengo)

Just over a month ago, on the eve of the competition, I predicted Flamengo would win the Série A. But after eight league games played, they have just 11 points, are in 10th position and nine points off the pace. Can they still do it? Continue reading

Série A week 1: Vinicius Júnior makes professional debut

Vinicius Junior and Robinho: a star of the future with his idol (Mowa Press)

Bahia were the big winners in the opening round of the Série A, thumping an under strength Atlético Paranaense 6-2. Palmeiras also got their title defence off to an excellent start, thrashing Vasco 4-0. Grêmio won, while fellow title hopefuls Flamengo and Atlético Mineiro drew with each other. Corinthians, São Paulo and Santos had days to forget. My predictions and fantasy football team all got off to a lousy start. Continue reading