Victor Lindelof & Mourinho's Other New Signings at Man United

Victor Lindelof & Mourinho's Other New Signings at Man United

In an extraordinary rant where Jose Mourinho claimed that a significant number of players from Sevilla would directly play in his team - which could be translated to - make his starting 11 at Manchester United, the Portuguese highlighted one of the fundamental issues at Manchester United in the post-Ferguson era. The fact that we are still reeling away from Alex Ferguson and his title-winning 2012/13 squad tells a story of a lack of nous at United at the boardroom …
Mamadou Sakho's Presence is Vital for Crystal Palace in their Fight for Survival

Mamadou Sakho's Presence is Vital for Crystal Palace in their Fight for Survival

After Roy Hodgson had said his central-defender Mamadou Sakho was too ‘‘scared’’ to play against Tottenham last month, the former Liverpool player was formidable as Crystal Palace picked up a crucial win away to Huddersfield. Having not won in seven games, Palace moved out of the relegation places with a vital 2-0 victory against fellow relegation candidates. Sakho returned to training the week before the game having injured his calf against Newcastle in early February, meaning his imposing presence was …
Chelsea have their work cut out to salvage their season

Chelsea have their work cut out to salvage their season

Chelsea went out of the Champions League on Wednesday as they lost to Barcelona at the Nou Camp. The 3-0 score-line was perhaps unfair on the Premier League champions, but it underlined the difference in quality between the two sides. The Blues managed to get into promising positions throughout the match and managed to have more attempts than their hosts. They managed 14 shots on goal, while they only conceded eight. However, their final ball was lacking, as they regularly …
Thoughts on Jose Mourinho & the Champions League Disaster

Thoughts on Jose Mourinho & the Champions League Disaster

Where to even begin? Before going into what Manchester United did or did not do against Sevilla in their disaster of a defeat on Tuesday night - it is important to revisit what Jose Mourinho said post match in one of the more (un)surprising (not in a pleasant way) press conferences since he took over the reins as Manchester United manager. Quickly after expressing his unwillingness to discuss or dwell on the defeat, the Portuguese began to open up by …
Manchester United v Sevilla | Champions League Preview

Manchester United v Sevilla | Champions League Preview

In one of the final games of the round of 16 in this year's Champions League - Manchester United will lock horns with Sevilla for a place in the Quarter-finals. For Mourinho, this could be the biggest game of his time at United since the Europa League final in May 2017. Champions League progression has been one of the priorities for the Portuguese and Manchester United - as the club are looking to make it to the last eight of …
Is there any hope for West Brom after Leicester Humiliation?

Is there any hope for West Brom after Leicester Humiliation?

Having now lost their last six league games, West Brom are on an abysmal run of form which has left them on the brink of relegation to the Championship after eight years in the top-flight. The nature of their latest reversal, a 4-1 home defeat to Leicester City, is a hugely damaging blow for confidence and morale among the fans and players. The result leaves Alan Pardew’s side eight points off safety ahead of Stoke versus Manchester City on Monday …
Matic - The Enabler Who Has Hit Form at the Right Time

Matic - The Enabler Who Has Hit Form at the Right Time

On Sunday, Manchester United managed to overcome a robust Chelsea side to claim all three points and strengthen their position in the top four ahead of the last leg of the Premier League season. Despite starting the match very much second best to the visitors, the Red Devils steadily grew into the game gaining more control in the final third. And equally steady was Nemanja Matic's performance - as he got better and better with every passing minute, dominating the …
The Rebirth of Willian at Chelsea

The Rebirth of Willian at Chelsea

Chelsea have been criticised for being a one-man team for the entire season, as their attack is focused on Eden Hazard. If the Belgian international has a bad game, it is likely that the team will struggle to create and produce relatively little in the final third. Antonio Conte needed to find a solution in attack to prevent the side from being as predictable as they currently are. It seemed unlikely that it would come from within the current squad. That …
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