Prashant Patel

Business analysis is my day trade. Analyzing football is my passion.

Leicester Vs Liverpool League Cup Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Leicester Vs Liverpool League Cup Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Many Premier League clubs are routinely accused of fielding second-string sides in the League Cup, lowering its profile quite a bit. Starting this season, the competition will be sponsored by an energy drink company – Carabao - from Thailand. Could it be that the clubs competing in it are also energised enough to take the competition seriously? At least a few big clubs should consider it seriously, as the Carabao Cup represents their best chance of getting silverware. Two such …
Tottenham Hotspur Vs Swansea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Swansea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Football comes thick and fast in these initial months of the season, which is generally appreciated by fans, players, and clubs alike. For some, like Arsenal and Sadio Mane, it provides an opportunity to put horror performances behind them, while for others it provides an opportunity to keep their run going. For Tottenham, a Saturday night home game against Swansea gives them a chance to ascertain that they have indeed laid their Wembley woes to rest. Borussia Dortmund were visiting …
Liverpool Vs Sevilla Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Liverpool Vs Sevilla Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Champions League starts this week and on Wednesday night, in Group E, we will see a match between two teams in two of the topmost leagues in Europe – both hopeful of at least a top-four-finish in their respective leagues, both on 7 points after three game weeks, and both with a similar start to the season. Liverpool host Sevilla as they return to Champions League and they are seeking revenge for the defeat in the 2015-16 Europa League final. …
Arsenal Vs AFC Bournemouth Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Arsenal Vs AFC Bournemouth Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

The fourth game week of the Premier League campaign brings together two teams who are really struggling for form. Arsenal host AFC Bournemouth at the Emirates stadium on Saturday afternoon with both Arsene Wenger and Eddie Howe under pressure to stop their sides’ poor start. Some Arsenal fans are generally derided for being too impatient with their manager. Last few seasons have invariably started with these fans frothing at their mouths and trending hashtags such as #wengerout on social media …
Nemaja Matić is the Catalyst That Will Unleash Paul Pogba

Nemaja Matić is the Catalyst That Will Unleash Paul Pogba

When I wrote about Paul Pogba being a £89 million mistake last season, my article concluded with the problems caused by Mourinho’s tactics and mentality that he adopted last season. Mourinho’s defensive approach meant that Manchester United’s most expensive player had to be perform ball-winning midfielder’s duties, even when he was deployed in the hole behind Ibrahimovic. I reached these conclusions by comparing Pogba’s stats for United last season and for Juventus in the previous season. Last season, Mourinho played …
Great Deal - West Brom Sign Grzegorz Krychowiak on Loan

Great Deal - West Brom Sign Grzegorz Krychowiak on Loan

When club names such as West Brom and Paris Saint Germain or Swansea and Bayern Munich are taken together in a sentence, it is generally expected that the bigger European teams from the continent must have fancied a player from these lower-half Premier League teams. This transfer window, we saw something else. We saw both West Brom and Swansea sign PSG and Bayern players (respectively), albeit on loan deals. One day before the transfer frenzy in England reached its crescendo, …
Liverpool Champions League Group Preview: Progress to Last 16 to be Expected

Liverpool Champions League Group Preview: Progress to Last 16 to be Expected

Liverpool fans, like the fans of most clubs with a storied past, believe that Champions League is a competition their team ought to be playing in every season. Only a handful of clubs have won the premier European competition more times than Liverpool (five times). Liverpool fans do not miss a chance to remind supporters of other sides that their club has been victorious on multiple occasions in the elite European competition. So, the last few years out of that …
Manchester City Champions League Group Preview: An Open but Challenging Group

Manchester City Champions League Group Preview: An Open but Challenging Group

The English Premier League must be without any doubt, the league where the managers are under the most pressure. If a manager has been phenomenally successful elsewhere and if he starts managing a big team in the Premier League, he cannot rest on his past laurels. If he is lucky, he might get a season to settle in, but when the next season rolls in results are expected and demanded. Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola, both are in this situation …
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