Jiangsu and Tianjin draw blanks in Ramires and Mikel reunion

Jiangsu Suning was held to a goalless draw by Tianjin TEDA in an anemic performance lacking both direction and intensity. If one of the crucial questions facing Choi Yong-soo’s side prior to kick off was its ability to pose an attacking threat in the absence of Alex Teixeira and Roger Martinez, it is now glaringly […]

Papiss Cisse on target as substitutes come good for Shandong

Late goals from Liu Binbin and Papiss Cisse helped Shandong Luneng to a 2-0 victory over Tianjin Teda on Saturday evening. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE Shandong Luneng 1 Liu Binbin 78 Cisse 82 Tianjin Teda 0 Coming up against a Tianjin Teda side set up to be defensively stubborn, with foreigners Nemanja Gudelj, John Obi Mikel […]

2017 Chinese Super League Predictions – Evergrande tipped for seventh heaven

The Chinese Super League has big changes this year. Only three foreign players are allowed  per match, one U-23 player must be in the starting XI and another on the bench. What will be the outcome of these new rules? We ask some of WEF crew to find out. Who will be the 2017 Chinese […]

Chinese Super League fixtures 2017 – Evergrande v Guoan, Shenhua v Jiangsu in bumper opening weekend

The 2017 Chinese Super League season starts with a bang on the weekend of March 3 as champions Guangzhou Evergrande welcome rivals Beijing Guoan in an exciting opening day card which also features a Yangzte Delta derby. Following on from last year, a fixture computer was again used to formulate the timing of this season’s […]

China Cup Preview: Development more important than results as Chile, Croatia and Iceland come to Guangxi

Tuesday sees the kick-off of the first ever China Cup when the Chinese national team hosts Iceland in Guangxi. Despite speculation to the contrary, the four team tournament, also featuring Croatia and Chile, is being used for developmental purposes as each team prepares to field significantly weakened sides. Here we take a look at what the competition actually is, what to expect from China’s opponents and many of the new face which have made Marcello Lippi’s squad.