Reece Oxford's Bundesliga Loan Shows Up Flaws in English Youth System

Reece Oxford's Bundesliga Loan Shows Up Flaws in English Youth System

The Premier League is seen as the most exciting league in the world and for good reason too. Any team can beat any other and the talent levels are increasing across the league. It may not feature one of the best teams in Europe, with the English teams struggling on the continent in recent seasons, but the product is excellent. The huge television deal has led to increased prices and there is now genuine value in developing your own players …
Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to Premier League - 1: Eredivisie

Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to Premier League - 1: Eredivisie

When I was writing about Davy Klaassen’s transfer to Everton from Ajax, someone suggested that I should also see whether his transfer is going to be a hit like Suarez or a flop like Janssen.  I thought it was a good idea and decided to look at the transfers in detail. While predicting whether Klaassen will be a Suarez or a Janssen is not possible for me but we can look at the trends and characteristics of transfers from different …
10 Biggest Shocks of the 2016-17 Premier League Season

10 Biggest Shocks of the 2016-17 Premier League Season

Saturday's Champions League final concluded the 2016-17 football season and it had it all. From red cards to diving and world-class goals to controversial decisions - the final was a great end to another whirlwind campaign. In the Premier League, there were plenty of ups and downs. Some clubs achieved their aims, while others disappointed and under-achieved. But while there were many of the usual features throughout a Premier League campaign, there were a number of surprises. Here are 10 …
Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part Two

Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part Two

It has been another whirlwind season in the Premier League this year but which clubs have exceeded expectations and who has fallen short of their aims? EPLIndex reviews how each club in the Premier League got on in 2016-17... (READ PART ONE HERE) Manchester United League position: 6th EPLIndex's Player of the Year: Antonio Valencia Trophies: 2 (+Charity Shield) The success of Manchester United's season ultimately came down to whether they would win the Europa League final - and they …
Breakdown of the Premier League Prize Money: Key Points

Breakdown of the Premier League Prize Money: Key Points

The Premier League drew to a close on Sunday, confirming Chelsea as the title winners and Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull City as the relegated teams. The league table does not lie over an eight month long season and we can safely say that each team in the league deserves the position they ended at. Chelsea were the league leaders for more than six months in the campaign and Sunderland were awful from the start. Liverpool reaped the benefit of a …
West Ham Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Only a couple of game weeks of Premier League football are left this season and the air is thick with talks of x number of knock-out games. Most of the teams that are playing for something more than pride and points now – be it relegation or European qualification, have to treat their remaining league matches as “finals” to achieve their targets. Arsenal and Liverpool need to win their remaining games to ensure the other does get the fourth spot. …
West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

After their win over local rivals Arsenal last weekend, Tottenham will be wanting to carry on their good form against West Ham United. There is no love lost between these clubs and it will be another fiercely contested match. Although the Hammers haven't had the best season, they will be looking to give their supporters something to cheer about with a win over Spurs. There is still a chance that Mauricio Pochettino's team can win the title this season and …
Arsenal v West Ham Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v West Ham Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

It's April, which marks the beginning of proper business end of the season, when the title is decided at the very top and relegation will seal the fate of three sides at the bottom. Prelude For Arsenal, it's that time of the year when they go on a run of winning games to steadily consolidate their place in the top four and find themselves in the hat when the Champions League draw is made in the following campaign. But this …
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