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:

Man City's De Bruyne in a league of his own

| Oct 20, 2017

Man City's De Bruyne in a league of his own

To death and taxes as the only certainties in life can, for managers on Planet Football, be added a blunder in the transfer market that comes back to haunt them. Jose Mourinho can claim enough shrewd business to be in credit: Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole ...

England uninspiring in victory over Slovenia

| Oct 6, 2017

England uninspiring in victory over Slovenia

Gareth Southgate wanted England to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in style. Harry Kane's late winner in the 1-0 win over Slovenia on Thursday sealed England's place in Russia, but a match of numbing tedium was so poor Sunday's now academic final ...

Multiple issues keep Liverpool from contending

| Sep 22, 2017

Multiple issues keep Liverpool from contending

Despite being only five points behind joint-leaders Manchester City and Manchester United, Jürgen Klopp knows that Liverpool will not win the Premier League title. If Liverpool is some way behind the Manchester duo plus Chelsea in terms of defensive quality if not points, it ...

Arsenal's decline tarnishing Wenger's legacy

| Sep 8, 2017

Arsenal's decline tarnishing Wenger's legacy

It has been necessary to remind ourselves that Arsenal FC remains one of the great clubs in English football and Arsene Wenger is second only to Sir Alex Ferguson on the list of Premier League managers who have won the most trophies with their ...

Manchester City primed to capture Premier League title

| Aug 11, 2017

Manchester City primed to capture Premier League title

Antonio Conte is not happy. Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho are not happy. Arsene Wenger is reasonably happy and so is Mauricio Pochettino. The happiest of all the Premier League's heavyweight managers is Pep Guardiola. The 2017-18 season starts with differing moods among the men ...