Whilst it is convention for a footballer to have their surname on the back of their shirt, it is not actually a rule. You do need both a shirt name and a shirt number in most football competitions, but the name itself can sometimes be a first name, a surname or even a nickname, so long as it is approved by the relevant board of the competition you are playing in, then it is fine.
Declan Rice has become a regular for both West Ham United and England in the middle of the park during these past 12 months.
Those of you who are keeping up with our world XI series will know what to expect here by now. For those of you who are new to the channel, first of all hello, and - secondly - this is the fifth instalment of a series we’re doing at the moment on the best footballers in the world in each position, ultimately building up to our own world XI.
Back in November, we did a video on the 7 best attacking trios in world football right now. It was a big hit, but being the fool I am, I didn’t think to follow-up on it.
Phillips earned man of the match as Leeds beat Wigan on Sunday.
There are a lot of people who say that Manchester City's current manager Pep Guardiola has only achieved what he has due to having exceptional players and vast resources at his disposal throughout his career. We disagree.
Sam Allardyce suggested that Sergio Busquets is no better than Eric Dier this week.
Here are the 7 best paid defensive midfielders in world football.
Premier League duo West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion are both keen on Trabzonspor's 'New Busquets' Okay Yokuslu.
We've looked back and come up with the year's 10 best individual performers, placing emphasis on individual excellence and consistency, rather than trophies won. Teams win trophies, not individuals.
Tottenham Hotspur secured all three points against their London rivals West Ham United yesterday.
Everton boss Marco Silva is under huge pressure at Goodison Park.
The rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target is the son of a former Newcastle United player.
Everton fell to a humbling defeat at Goodison Park and the Marco Silva favourite put in another poor showing for the Toffees.
Arsenal have been linked with RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann.
Leeds United came up against a familiar face on Saturday.
Eric Dier and Harry Winks started in the middle of the park for Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.
Liverpool recorded a late win against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, whilst Manchester City recorded their own narrow win later on in the afternoon.
Toby Alderweireld is pleased with Tottenham Hotspur win against West Ham United.
Filip Helander of Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers could struggle against Celtic, according to their fans.