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:

Chelsea aims to salvage season by winning F.A. Cup

| Jan 8, 2016

Chelsea aims to salvage season by winning F.A. Cup

It's Chelsea for the F.A. Cup. A season that has been littered with controversy and failure could end in success with interim manager Guus Hiddink leading the Blues to a second F.A. Cup triumph. The days when the competition was sprinkled with stardust have long gone, ...

Premier League lacking top players

| Jan 2, 2016

Premier League lacking top players

There is no pleasing some people. When Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United were dominating the Premier League, English football was called predictable. Going into this weekend's fixtures there was a top five of Arsenal, Leicester City, Manchester City, Tottenham and Crystal Palace. Now, ...

Mourinho's legacy threatened by his own volatility

| Dec 18, 2015

Mourinho's legacy threatened by his own volatility

So where does the manager formerly known as the Special One go from here? Twice sacked by Chelsea, Jose Mourinho also left Inter Milan and Real Madrid under a cloud. A brilliant and successful coach, Mourinho is running out of options for his next job. Assuming ...

Clock ticking on van Gaal's time with Man United

| Dec 11, 2015

Clock ticking on van Gaal's time with Man United

Make no mistake, the Manchester United faithful have lost hope and patience with Louis van Gaal. Once a manager has no credibility with the vast majority of supporters it is a near impossible task to turn things around. The 3-2 defeat by Wolfsburg, which saw a ...

| Nov 27, 2015

Leicester, Man Utd are improbable top-of-table foes

Top of the league in Spain: Barcelona. In Germany: Bayern Munich. In France: PSG. In England: Leicester City. An unlikely foursome. On Saturday, Leicester plays Manchester United in the most remarkable top-of-the-table clash in Premier League history. This time last season after 13 matches Leicester ...

Too early to forecast greatness for young gun Alli

| Nov 20, 2015

Too early to forecast greatness for young gun Alli

Young players tend not to make significant impressions at international finals. There are exceptions, of course, notably Pele (1958 World Cup), Frank Beckenbauer (1966 World Cup) and Michael Owen (1998 World Cup), but generally football's top table is for the tried and trusted. Before Tuesday's ...