Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to Premier League - 1: Eredivisie

Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to Premier League - 1: Eredivisie

When I was writing about Davy Klaassen’s transfer to Everton from Ajax, someone suggested that I should also see whether his transfer is going to be a hit like Suarez or a flop like Janssen.  I thought it was a good idea and decided to look at the transfers in detail. While predicting whether Klaassen will be a Suarez or a Janssen is not possible for me but we can look at the trends and characteristics of transfers from different …
What should Chelsea do to limit the loss of Eden Hazard?

What should Chelsea do to limit the loss of Eden Hazard?

Chelsea have been dealt a blow in recent days as Eden Hazard has suffered a broken ankle while on international duty with Belgium. The attacker managed to stay relatively injury-free during the Blues' title-winning campaign and that was a major factor in their triumph. Pedro and Willian are excellent players, but neither possess the dynamism or stay quality that Hazard has. It is important that a club doesn't stand-still after a title win and that they recruit further from a …
10 Biggest Shocks of the 2016-17 Premier League Season

10 Biggest Shocks of the 2016-17 Premier League Season

Saturday's Champions League final concluded the 2016-17 football season and it had it all. From red cards to diving and world-class goals to controversial decisions - the final was a great end to another whirlwind campaign. In the Premier League, there were plenty of ups and downs. Some clubs achieved their aims, while others disappointed and under-achieved. But while there were many of the usual features throughout a Premier League campaign, there were a number of surprises. Here are 10 …
Dominic Solanke to Liverpool: An Underwhelming Deal

Dominic Solanke to Liverpool: An Underwhelming Deal

The transfer window is a time for expectation. Fans of every club all over the top leagues of Europe are expecting that new managers and new players will arrive this summer to take their clubs out of their current misery, winless runs or to even greater heights. In the Premier League, fans of Watford and Crystal Palace are expecting new managers to come in and build on their successful struggle against relegation. Manchester United and City fans expect new star …
Profiling Manchester United and Chelsea target Ivan Perisic

Profiling Manchester United and Chelsea target Ivan Perisic

Ivan Perisic is a player that looks set for a Premier League move, after being linked with both Manchester United and Chelsea in recent days. A move to Old Trafford is rumoured to be more likely, after Sky Sports reported that Jose Mourinho's side were in talks with Inter Milan over the Croatian. However, they will face competition for his signature from rivals Chelsea. It could take a fee as high as £36 million to convince the Serie A club …
Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part One

Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part One

It has been another whirlwind season in the Premier League this year but which clubs have exceeded expectations and who has fallen short of their aims? EPLIndex reviews how each club in the Premier League got on in 2016-17... AFC Bournemouth League position: 9th EPLIndex's Player of the Year: Josh King In just their second season in the Premier League, Bournemouth not only stayed up comfortably - they broke into the top 10. That's certainly a successful achievement for Eddie …
Who Has Been The Premier League Signing Of The Season?

Who Has Been The Premier League Signing Of The Season?

So with the Premier League season now over and Chelsea making room for another trophy at Stamford Bridge, fans can look back on a race for the title that didn’t quite ignite and a relegation battle that was decided before the last day of the season. But there have been some outstanding individual performances this year – and many of them were from players in their first season at new clubs. But who has been the top Premier League signing …
Arsenal Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Arsenal Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

The last team to win a Premier League and FA Cup double was Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea in 2009-10. Antonio Conte would want us to believe that if his team achieve the double by winning the FA Cup final on Saturday, it would be a different kind of double.  He believes that this Chelsea team, that has so dominated the league campaign and won last seven fixtures in all competitions, are a team in transition unlike the finished product that Ancelotti …
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