Has Alvaro Morata been an upgrade on Diego Costa at Chelsea?

Has Alvaro Morata been an upgrade on Diego Costa at Chelsea?

Alvaro Morata was the villain of the piece as Chelsea failed to beat Arsenal on Wednesday night. The current champions had the better chances and should have put the game beyond doubt before Hector Bellerin popped up with an incredible equaliser. The Gunners showed good heart to avoid defeat, but they shouldn't have been given the opportunity to get back into the match. The visitors' striker has scored goals this season and appeared to be a decent addition, but yesterday's …
Liverpool Half Season Review – A Mixed Bag So Far, Needs Improvement

Liverpool Half Season Review – A Mixed Bag So Far, Needs Improvement

One question that gets asked of football fans a lot is “if at the start of the season, your team was offered x points, yth position in the table, and z status, would you have taken it?”. Of course, the x, y, and z change based on the team in question. Many Twitter threads, many Facebook posts, and several fan forums are filled with variants of this question and ensuing discussions. It is indeed a pertinent question to understand how …
What will Virgil van Dijk bring to Liverpool?

What will Virgil van Dijk bring to Liverpool?

Liverpool have finally completed a deal to sign Virgil van Dijk after months of chasing the centre-back. BBC Sport report that the Southampton centre-back will join the Reds when the transfer window opens in January. A deal had been expected to go through during the previous summer transfer window, but Saints held firm and will now receive a world record fee for a defender. The report states that the fee will be £75 million, which is a huge amount and …
Why Phil Neville is Wrong about Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Why Phil Neville is Wrong about Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Before going on to do the objectively right thing and look at why Phil Neville was wrong about the now seemingly exiled attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Manchester United, it is vital to evaluate how the 27-year old has fared so far at Old Trafford in 2017/18. Mkhitaryan started the season - arguably the brightest, picking up from where he had left off in the season before scoring vital away goals in the Europa League run, culminating in a night …
Why Leicester should bring Okazaki into the team over festive fixtures

Why Leicester should bring Okazaki into the team over festive fixtures

Leicester City face Manchester United in one of four games between now and the first of the year in all competitions with the foxes looking to put their League Cup exit at the hands of Manchester City behind them and build on their current position of 8th in the Premier League. With so many fixtures being played, squad rotation has become vital for every manager looking to keep their squad fit and fresh - One man that has been part …
How Important is Wilfried Zaha to Crystal Palace?

How Important is Wilfried Zaha to Crystal Palace?

The arrival of Roy Hodgson at Selhurst Park seems to have had an impact on one man in particular. Although the former England manager didn’t ignite a turn in Palace’s fortunes straight away, the Eagles have certainly improved significantly in the past month. It is just one loss in eight Premier League games now for Crystal Palace, and Wilfried Zaha’s performances have been a fundamental part in it. The number-11’s talent has never been questionable, more so the consistency of …
Five potential transfers in the January window

Five potential transfers in the January window

January brings resolutions and new starts – and it’s no different for the top-flight clubs who are desperate to change their fortunes. Which sides need some more goals to avoid a nervy relegation battle? Whose defence is leaking like a rusty sieve? It’s time to splash the cash and plug those gaps… but how? With many big names from the Premier League such as Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Yaya Toure, all having contracts expiring in the summer, some big …
Should Arsenal Renew Jack Wilshere's Contract?

Should Arsenal Renew Jack Wilshere's Contract?

Jack Wilshere returned to Arsenal in the summer with an uncertain future as he entered the final year of his current contract. The midfielder didn’t impress during his time on loan at Bournemouth and the other options in the Gunners’ squad meant that his first-team minutes might be limited. The England international has long been rated by Arsene Wenger and supporters alike, but his injury record and lack of consistency makes it difficult to fully invest in him. There was …
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