Leicester Vs Liverpool League Cup Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Leicester Vs Liverpool League Cup Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Many Premier League clubs are routinely accused of fielding second-string sides in the League Cup, lowering its profile quite a bit. Starting this season, the competition will be sponsored by an energy drink company – Carabao - from Thailand. Could it be that the clubs competing in it are also energised enough to take the competition seriously? At least a few big clubs should consider it seriously, as the Carabao Cup represents their best chance of getting silverware. Two such …
Leicester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The last two Premier League champions will meet at the KP Stadium on Saturday as Leicester City host Chelsea. The former are unlikely to be competing at the top of the division during this campaign, but the current champions will have ambitions to retain their title. On deadline day, they signed Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta. The former was signed from this weekend's opponents and there is a possibility that he can reform his midfield partnership with Ngolo Kante. This …
How Shakespeare's Ballad has Steadied the Leicester Ship

How Shakespeare's Ballad has Steadied the Leicester Ship

Leicester’s is a classic example of how quickly things can change in football. A season after scaling the heights of clinching their first ever Premier League title, the Foxes were down at the nadir, struggling to look for anything that they could hold on to climb out of the dreaded red zone. Claudio Ranieri’s axing from his position as the manager did nothing to dispel the gloom that surrounded a club whose fall from grace seemed inevitable after the miraculous …
The Great Crash of English Football Around the Corner

The Great Crash of English Football Around the Corner

In 1997, twenty seven days after Tony Blair became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mohamed Al Fayed completed his takeover of Fulham FC. In the process, he became the first foreign owner of an English football club. Six years later, Roman Abramovich bought into Chelsea FC and his success then led to many others following suit. The rich had always clambered to get a piece of the action in previous decades, with clubs traditionally being owned by local business …
Manchester United Vs Leicester City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Manchester United Vs Leicester City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Trust Jose Mourinho to say something completely incongruous to the situation. When his Manchester United side romped to a 4-0 away victory at Swansea City, the reporter taking Jose’s interview must have expected a bit more ebullience. Instead, Mourinho said, “The thing I want to happen is for the team to be losing, so I can see the way we react emotionally.” Of course, he meant that he wanted to see how his team handles adversity. He was also complaining …
Has Neymar's move to PSG legitimised PL spending?

Has Neymar's move to PSG legitimised PL spending?

Older readers may remember the shock that reverberated around the British football scene when Trevor Francis' move from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest in early 1979 broke the £1 million transfer barrier (and doubled the British record transfer fee). Less than forty years later and £1 million would just about buy one one of Neymar's toes. Footballing transfer finances are spiralling out of control. £1 million in 1979 is equivalent to around £5.25 million today, so in real terms a …
Leicester Sign Vicente Iborra from Sevilla: Spaniard Could Thrive in the Premier League

Leicester Sign Vicente Iborra from Sevilla: Spaniard Could Thrive in the Premier League

It is not usual for a Premier League champion side to finish in the lower half of the table in the following season. But then Leicester’s triumph in the 2015-16 season was also not a usual occurrence. That title win was built on the solid midfield performance of N’Golo Kante. But since the Frenchman was lured away by Chelsea last season, Leicester struggled a bit in the midfield, which along with several other reasons can explain why the Champions from …
The Best of the Free Agents this Summer

The Best of the Free Agents this Summer

The transfer window is now officially open for the 2017-18 season and there are plenty of players who are currently without a club going into the new campaign. All Premier League clubs have submitted their release lists and there are some experienced free agent players who could be up for grabs in the market. Here are some of the best and where we see their careers going... Willy Caballero The Argentine became a bit of a fan-favourite at Manchester City …
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