Christopher Davies

Christopher Davies of the London Daily Telegraph is one of Britain’s most prominent soccer writers. He regularly covers Premier League powers Arsenal and Chelsea in the Champions League, and he covers the Republic of Ireland internationally. Davies has covered eight World Cups and is a former chairman of the Football Writers’ Association in England.

For Christopher Davies's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Guardiola, Conte set to match wits in tactical battle

| Dec 2, 2016

Guardiola, Conte set to match wits in tactical battle

Pep Guardiola kept up with the progress of a penalty shootout with a difference this week. It was in the World Chess Championship between Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, the reigning champion, and Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin. Their best-of-12 match ended in a dead-heat so the ...

Premier League teams remain behind rest of Europe

| Oct 28, 2016

Premier League teams remain behind rest of Europe

The Premier League is awash with money. Middle-class clubs can afford to pay fees of £30 million. Never has the top flight been so prosperous. It also has the best collection of coaches in its history with Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Antonio ...

Mourinho's match tactics not the most entertaining

| Oct 21, 2016

Mourinho's match tactics not the most entertaining

If Jose Mourinho sets up Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as he did against Liverpool on Monday, his return to Chelsea should carry a government health warning: “Watching Manchester United can severely damage your health.” Red Monday became Dead Monday. The 0-0 ...

Man United needs win over Liverpool for title hopes

| Oct 14, 2016

Man United needs win over Liverpool for title hopes

Jürgen Klopp would have been the perfect fit for Manchester United. He had made Borussia Dortmund a European powerhouse, playing an exciting brand of attacking football. He’s respected and admired by just about everyone. His infectious personality and ready laugh give him a charisma ...