Liverpool's Lack of Pace is a Real Cause For Concern

Liverpool's Lack of Pace is a Real Cause For Concern

Liverpool's form and results were supposed to improve once Jurgen Klopp took over the reigns from Brendan Rodgers. After an emphatic start to his career at Merseyside, which included huge wins over Chelsea, Manchester City as well as Southampton, Klopp's last month or so has not been too great. While no-one is questioning the ownership's decisions to sack Brendan Rodgers and appoint Klopp, a move which was definitely a massive coup considering the position Liverpool's rival clubs are in currently, …
Can Pochettino’s Spurs Really Become Premier League Champions?

Can Pochettino’s Spurs Really Become Premier League Champions?

Despite speculation linking him with various moves elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur fans can rest assured that manager Mauricio Pochettino will be focused solely on his side’s push for the Premier League crown. Spurs mustering a title challenge would’ve seemed a pipe dream last summer, but is that what is happening now? Their form is certainly white hot, winning their last four Premier League games on the bounce amassing an impressive seven wins out of their last ten; that’s 22 points from …
Where Do Chelsea and Manchester United Go Next?

Where Do Chelsea and Manchester United Go Next?

Chelsea versus Manchester United has so often been a battle between title contenders over the past decade, but their match this past weekend at Stamford Bridge was instead a contest of two teams falling short of expectations this season. Whilst Chelsea’s underachievement this campaign is considerably more than United’s and brought about a managerial change that would have seemed unthinkable last summer, both squads are struggling to justify the huge amounts of money it cost to assemble them. However, despite …
Tottenham's Unsung Defensive Heroes

Tottenham's Unsung Defensive Heroes

Tottenham’s defensive record is one of the best in the league this season and the centre-back pairing of Alderweireld and Vertonghen are the unsung heroes of Pochettino’s side. Their latest victory against Sunderland displayed the in-form qualities of their star men, Harry Kane and Cristian Eriksen, but their defence has been just as important this season. Spurs are currently the only side in the Premier League to have conceded less than 20 goals in 2015-16 and their goal difference is …
Signing a Cech for Success and Mignolet's Costly Overdraft

Signing a Cech for Success and Mignolet's Costly Overdraft

Being a goalkeeper is hard. When you concede goals you're criticised and when you keep clean sheets, it’s usually the centre-backs who earn all the praise. But when you're competing at the top, having a good goalkeeper can make all the difference. When Arsenal signed Petr Cech from Chelsea in the summer, many regarded it as one of the best pre-season transfers. For over ten years at the Blues, he was regarded as one of the world’s best and he …
Are Manchester United Better Than Last Year?

Are Manchester United Better Than Last Year?

It's a £250m question, isn't it? On Tuesday, Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League as a result of a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat at the Volkswagen Arena, thanks to a brace from the Wolfsburg centre-back Naldo and a brilliant team goal by Vierinha relegating the Red Devils to the Europa League. It was viewed as potentially the most important game in Louis Van Gaal's 18-month reign at the Old Trafford club and the result was as bad as it was …
Man City Evolve to Beat Saints

Man City Evolve to Beat Saints

Pellegrini has shown Mourinho something in these last four months, he has a far greater trust in youth. Sterling, De Bruyne and Delph all sub-24 yrs old have been trusted to deliver. Arguably Southampton are one of the better drilled, more obdurate teams to beat with 3 clean sheets from ten games, and yet Pellegrini trusted the triumvirate of Sterling, De Bruyne and Delph to engineer a win. Southampton were unbeaten away from home so it was brave not to …
How High Can Crystal Palace Rise?

How High Can Crystal Palace Rise?

This season has seen Crystal Palace's best ever start to a Premier League season, earning nineteen points from their first thirteen games and sit in a very respectable 10th place. Since Pardew's arrival, the team seems to have improved on a week-to-week basis. This can be seen in their wins away at Chelsea and Liverpool this season and some impressive displays, even in defeat, throughout 2015. Their stability at the back has been based on a rock solid foundation of …
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