Son Hueng-min: A second-string star

Son Hueng-min: A second-string star

Tottenham's recent dismantling of Liverpool and Real Madrid at Wembley has seen their temporary ground begin to feel a little bit more like home. Yet a dire first-half display against Crystal Palace on Sunday left some suspecting that another Wembley slip-up was impending. But midway through the second-half, Hueng-min Son stepped up to stroke in a fine curling effort and score a crucial winner for Spurs. It was also the goal which made Sonny the highest-scoring Korean to grace the Premier League, surpassing notorious 'big-game player' and Arsenal slayer, Park Ji-sung. In truth, Son shares many similarities with his Korean …
Why every manager must be scared of taking the Everton job

Why every manager must be scared of taking the Everton job

There seemed to be a real sense of optimism around Everton when the club from Merseyside blew off about £140 million on roping in a host of quality players from other fellow clubs from the country and those from abroad. The signings didn’t just satisfy the need for quality reinforcements but also raised expectations among the Toffees faithful, who expected their club to give the mighty top six a run for their money. You can’t blame the fans, can you? …
Is Henrikh Mkhitaryan good enough for Manchester United?

Is Henrikh Mkhitaryan good enough for Manchester United?

The man signed from Borussia Dortmund last season soon became a fans favourite, hailed as Manchester United's 'midfield Armenian, but the 28-year-old has begun to divide opinion. When you look past the unbelievable scorpion kick goal last season and his admittedly crucial goal in the Europa League final, the contribution of Mkhitaryan in big games, in particular, has to be put under the microscope. The United number-22 started the season all guns blazing, recording five assists in a record-breaking three …
Why Tieumoue Bakayoko's start at Chelsea has been an encouraging one

Why Tieumoue Bakayoko's start at Chelsea has been an encouraging one

Chelsea went into the weekend's match with a lot of pressure on them and recorded a crucial victory against Manchester United to strengthen their position in the Premier League. It looks unlikely that they will challenge to retain their title, but they will be looking to remain in touching distance of Manchester City. Antonio Conte made a few changes to his team and one of the most interesting ones was the decision to play Tieumoue Bakayoko in a more advanced …
Arsene Wenger's Risks Did Not Pay Off - Player Ratings v City

Arsene Wenger's Risks Did Not Pay Off - Player Ratings v City

To say this is a familiar feeling for Arsenal fans would be an understatement, to say the least. An away day at a top-six club ending with questions, frustration and ultimately disappointment is becoming more than an annual event for the Gunners faithful. This time they faced Manchester City; a team who have now scored a record 52 goals after just 17 games in all competitions. Based on this – and when remembering Arsenal’s previous falters away to top sides …
Chelsea dominate Manchester United to silence doubters

Chelsea dominate Manchester United to silence doubters

After a dreadful performance and result in Rome for Chelsea in the Champions League blues fans were calling for fight. This season has brought many ups and downs for Chelsea fans so far, a win at Tottenham brightened spirits but losses to Crystal Palace and Burnley led to many questioning the team's passion and desire. A 3-0 loss to Rome, however, proved to be the boiling point for Antonio Conte, after the game Conte spoke of how his side were …
Spurs stall but don't stop as Gazzainga secures crucial victory at Wembley

Spurs stall but don't stop as Gazzainga secures crucial victory at Wembley

Tottenham Hotspur did a Tottenham Hotspur again on Sunday. When all the eyes were on the two heavyweight clashes that headlined this week as Manchester was pitted against London, the super-efficient team for North London quietly went about their business of securing all three points in a closely contested affair at Wembley. Spurs have had a good opening phase this season. A bunch of impressive results and performances in the Champions League - including the manner they swatted aside the …
How important is Sadio Mane to Liverpool?

How important is Sadio Mane to Liverpool?

Liverpool delivered their best performance for a number of weeks on Saturday as they ran out convincing 4-1 winners against West Ham United. Before the match, the return of Sadio Mane was widely discussed and his contribution during the match underlined his value to the team. Reds' supporters will attest to his important as they are usually much better with him than without him, but the performance at the London Stadium brought it to the attention of the wider football-watching …
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