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Articles by Alex Hess

Memphis Depay Lyon
19 September 2018
Eighteen months on from his spell at Old Trafford ending with a whimper, the Dutch winger is playing with a bang as he returns to Manchester in the Champions League, writes Alex Hess
 Alexandre Lacazette
30 August 2018
The French striker, signed for £46.5m a year ago, is out of the starting XI and rumoured to be exploring his transfer options. Alex Hess explains why he's suddenly found himself down the pecking order
Mkhitaryan Arsenal Man City
17 August 2018
Just two years ago, he was voted the best player in the Bundesliga – yet the Arsenal midfielder is in danger of sinking without a trace in England, writes Alex Hess
Gareth Southgate
6 July 2018
It’s not all waistcoats and being polite: these are the ways that Southgate has transformed the Three Lions, from wielding the axe to breaking a curse
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal out
5 July 2018
Football’s cult of the individual will never go away, but the success of teamwork seen at Russia 2018 might yet spark a new trend, writes Alex Hess
Zinedine Zidane Champions League final
Despite superficial similarities, Real and the Reds couldn’t be more different – both on the pitch and off it. With a Champions League up for grabs, Alex Hess explains why one side will have to give way...
Arsene Wenger
12 May 2018
In a Premier League drunk on money, Wenger’s prudence and principles stood out. There’s nobody around to fill his shoes, argues Alex Hess
Rafa Benitez
28 April 2018
Keeping Newcastle clear of relegation – and well clear at that – is easily among the season's finest achievements, writes Alex Hess
Rafa Benitez
14 April 2018
Rafa the gaffer, Jurgen the German and Dyche the worm-devourer – Alex Hess assess the Premier League’s bosses, with the exception of Darren Moore, who can’t be blamed for West Brom’s current state
Harry Kane, Fernando Llorente
17 March 2018
Tactical trends and the death of the super-sub is behind the modern suffering of No.2 strikers, explains Alex Hess