Claude Makélélé

13 April 2017
The PFA Team of the Year is supposed to represent the best of the best – so how did these terrific players avoid it every season?
Jermain Defoe, England
22 March 2017
As Jermain Defoe is welcomed back into the England squad over three years on since his last cap, Amit Katwala looks at the players who made an impact after a spell in the international wilderness
N'Golo Kante
18 March 2017
Watching the almost-freakish Frenchman now, it's scarcely believable that he didn't play his first top-flight match until 2014. Just three seasons later the pint-sized force of nature is edging closer towards winning back-to-back Premier League titles – but how on earth did the quiet lad from a Parisian suburb get here? 
9 February 2017
Our approach towards the top 20 includes a brilliant Brazilian in north-eastern climes, two famous adversaries and maybe – just maybe – the coolest Premier League player ever? 
11 January 2017
Paul Clement has delved into his contacts book to bring former Paris Saint-Germain colleague Claude Makelele to Swansea City.
19 September 2016
N'Golo Kante may become a superior midfielder to Claude Makelele, according to the former Chelsea star.
9 September 2016
Nemanja Matic feels N'Golo Kante is an improved version of former Chelsea holding player Claude Makelele.
2 September 2016
Claude Makelele, Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane were the heartbeat of title-winning sides of yesteryear. Alex Hess explains why their former clubs' most recent engine-room acquisitions could have a similar impact...
7 June 2016
Claude Makelele said coaching Bastia was like an internship, and the club subsequently accused him of "a deep lack of professionalism".
6 June 2016
After five months in the role, Claude Makelele has left his position as Monaco's technical director.


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