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Using xGOLD to finally replace Lewandowski at Bayern and the team top of the table with a negative goal difference – how?

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Bayern haven’t really replaced Robert Lewandowski, have they? Adam Scully uses our custom-built xGOLD data tool to identify players similar to Lewandowski and then explains whether they’d be a good fit for Tuchel or not.

One of the top strikers in world football in the women’s game is on the move this summer – Alessia Russo leaves Man United to join Arsenal and Selim Ben Hmida explains what she will bring to Jonas Eidevall’s team.

Molde’s title defence hasn’t started too brightly – Beth Limb looks at why the Norweigan champions won’t be too happy right now.

Have you heard the one about the team topping the table with a negative goal difference? Scott Martin explains how Charleston Battery find themselves in this curious position.

The UEFA U21 Championships is in full swing but there is still value in our full tactical preview magazine – every single team and how they play, plus their key players explained in detail.

Last week, we published our TFA Scouted Magazine – picking out 21 under-the-radar talents who impressed us in the U20 WC, so those players who might have been missed otherwise.

And on Saturday, we’ll be releasing our TFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Preview Magazine – so watch this space.

Fabio Carvalho will join RB Leipzig on loan from Liverpool ahead of next season – read our scout report to see why the Portuguese playmaker could still be a star in the making.

Justin Kluivert is set to join Andoni Iraola at Bournemouth on a permanent deal – we have an old scout report, predicting the Dutchman’s potential.

Timothy Weah is close to joining Juventus on a permanent deal – we have an old analysis of the USMNT international’s role during his time with Lille in France.

Michael Duff has been appointed as the new head coach of Swansea City, replacing Russell Martin – read our analysis of Duff’s philosophy from his time at Cheltenham Town to see what we can expect from the Swans next season.

Abde Ezzalzouli bagged a brace for Morocco’s U23s in the AFCON U23 tournament at the weekend in a 2-1 win over Guinea – read our scout report of the former Barcelona man.

Edson Alvarez is close to a move to Borussia Dortmund from Ajax, according to reports – read our analysis of the Mexican’s role when Erik ten Hag was in charge of the Dutch giants.

DC United earned a surprising 3-0 win over Supporters’ Shield favourites FC Cincinnati yesterday – we have an analysis of Wayne Rooney’s tactics with the MLS club.

Marcus Thuram is set to snub Milan and join Internazionale very soon – we recently looked at why the France international would be a steal for any top side.

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