Liverpool v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Liverpool v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Liverpool will resume their Premier League campaign following an important away win in Germany which has seen the Reds take one step closer to the Champions League main draw as Jurgen Klopp's men downed a spirited Hoffenheim 1-2 at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. On Saturday, they will play their first game in front of their own fans at Anfield - against a new look Crystal Palace side managed by former Inter Milan and Ajax boss - Frank De Boer. Following a disappointing …
Jairo Riedewald to Crystal Palace: Eagles Changing Colours

Jairo Riedewald to Crystal Palace: Eagles Changing Colours

In the 2015-16 season, there was a time when Stoke City fans started calling their team Stokecelona. In that season Stoke had more La Masia graduates in their squad than Arsenal and for a part of that season, Stoke City did play an uncharacteristically passing brand of football. If initial signs are anything to go by, we might see Crystal Palace, another team that is traditionally known for deep defending and direct football, play a more passing game. The first …
Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

In February of 2011 Arsenal defied the odds to beat Europe’s greatest - Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona – 2-1 at the Emirates in the Champions League. That night the pitch was laden with midfield maestros; the likes of Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas to name a few. But the name which dominated the back pages the morning after was none of the above, instead it was a 19-year-old by the name of Jack Wilshere. With a passing accuracy of …
Why Frank de Boer could be destined to fail at Crystal Palace

Why Frank de Boer could be destined to fail at Crystal Palace

They very often say that the game of football is entrenched in tradition and it’s tradition itself that has hindered its progress over the years. It’s always wonderful to have something desirable to hark back on, but the borderline that separates evolution from tradition never blurs out when it actually must. And rightly so, Chris Anderson and David Sally open their book ‘The Numbers Game’ by criticising football’s tendency to never stop taking a dip into the primitive. It says: …
The Best of the Free Agents this Summer

The Best of the Free Agents this Summer

The transfer window is now officially open for the 2017-18 season and there are plenty of players who are currently without a club going into the new campaign. All Premier League clubs have submitted their release lists and there are some experienced free agent players who could be up for grabs in the market. Here are some of the best and where we see their careers going... Willy Caballero The Argentine became a bit of a fan-favourite at Manchester City …
Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to EPL - 2: La Liga

Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to EPL - 2: La Liga

This is Part 2 of a multi-part series. You can read the first part here. In the first part, we took a look at the transfers to Premier League from Eredivisie. In this part, we will take a look at how Premier League clubs have been recruiting players from La Liga. La Liga is believed to be one of the best leagues in the world in terms of football talent. My personal belief is that image of the whole league …
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 …
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 …
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