Wayne Rooney Is Not The Answer For Everton

Wayne Rooney Is Not The Answer For Everton

Everton face Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend, nearly 15 years to the day since a wonder-strike from a teenage Wayne Rooney earned the Toffees a 2-1 win over the then league holders. All these years later, Rooney finds himself back at his boyhood club ahead of another clash with Arsène Wenger. Now 31, Rooney's dazzling career has been on a downturn for some time and a move away from Manchester United was inevitable. With Everton goal-machine Romelu Lukaku going in the opposite direction, United off-loaded …
The Rise of Harry Winks

The Rise of Harry Winks

Harry Winks has recently been dominating the headlines for his breakthrough into the Tottenham squad, and for his recent international call-up to the England squad, making his full debut against Lithuania last week. Pundits were describing his performance as ‘eye-catching amongst a mediocre display’. This article will analyse how the Hemel Hempstead born youngster went from Spurs' youth ranks to the highest international level in the space of a year. Breaking into the First Team Harry Winks made his Spurs …
The Undervalued Role Of Fernandinho At Manchester City

The Undervalued Role Of Fernandinho At Manchester City

Manchester City face Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday, looking for their sixth-straight Premier League win. Consecutive thrashings of Liverpool, Watford and Crystal Palace were followed by their biggest statement of intent so far; a dominant 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Pep Guardiola has no shortage of stars at his disposal and his attacking players have rightly garnered much attention in recent weeks.  Yet, sitting just behind this abundance of flair is Fernandinho, probably the first name on Guardiola's team-sheet every week. Instant Impact …
A Statistical Breakdown of Mikel Merino's Influence at Newcastle United

A Statistical Breakdown of Mikel Merino's Influence at Newcastle United

Newcastle United were criticised by a large section of the media for their perceived lack of business during the summer transfer window. Rafa Benitez was open with his feelings about the team's recruitment, but they did manage to improve the squad of the squad after promotion. The Magpies' boss has always had a good eye for a player and he has proved that he can compete on a budget before. Mikel Merino was a low-key addition, arriving from Borussia Dortmund …
Analysing Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli's Attacking Contribution

Analysing Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli's Attacking Contribution

Tottenham have had one of the best attacks in the Premier League during recent seasons and the influence of their two advanced midfielders is central to that. Mauricio Pochettino has favoured a 3-4-2-1 formation, which has allowed both Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli to take their games to the next level. They have each added consistency and regularly contribute in the final third. The reason the team's been so successful is that the two of them provide different qualities to the …
How Sead Kolasinac is already establishing himself at Arsenal

How Sead Kolasinac is already establishing himself at Arsenal

Arsenal didn't make many moves in the summer transfer market, with only two senior signings arriving at the club. The focus was on the singing of Alexandre Lacazette as he was brought in for a big fee and arrived with the reputation of being one of the best strikers in Europe. However, it has been the other signing, Sead Kolasinac, that has had the greater impact during the opening weeks of the new season. The 24-year-old was a free transfer …
What Arsenal would miss out on if Thomas Lemar goes to Liverpool

What Arsenal would miss out on if Thomas Lemar goes to Liverpool

Earlier reports this week had suggested Liverpool were closing in on AS Monaco starlet Thomas Lemar as their club record signing. A deal worth around £70 million was said to have been offered by the Reds as they looked to complete the deal by the end of the window. Arsenal lodged a bid for Lemar earlier in the summer, but the bid was rejected and the player’s stance at the club was labelled “non-negotiable” by Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev. Whilst …
What would Thomas Lemar bring to Liverpool?

What would Thomas Lemar bring to Liverpool?

Liverpool are planning to go big during the last few days of the window as they attempt to provide Jurgen Klopp with a squad strong enough to challenge on multiple fronts. They have agreed a deal to sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig next summer, but their attentions will now switch to players for now. Goal reported on Monday that the Reds were looking to push through a club-record £70 million bid for Monaco attacker Thomas Lemar, who is keen …
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