Liverpool: Why Emre Can Is the future, Not Henderson

Liverpool: Why Emre Can Is the future, Not Henderson

One of the biggest mistakes that Klopp made was to allow Jordan Henderson to keep the armband when he took over. Maybe he didn't want to change too much, too soon. But in his second season, Hendo still has it. Apart from him not bossing games or being a natural midfield general ( shouting at the ref doesn't count as commanding), it basically made him "undroppable" and in the process stunted the development of Emre Can in central midfield, because unfortunately for the …
Philippe Coutinho – Not As Bad As He is Being Made Out To Be

Philippe Coutinho – Not As Bad As He is Being Made Out To Be

Jurgen Klopp termed his side’s win against Burnley on Sunday as “the first ugly victory” of the season. Liverpool had barely scraped past the worst traveling side in the league with two fairly lucky goals and all Liverpool fans were just thankful for the three points. Indeed, if you followed the match only on social media, you may be forgiven for believing that Liverpool had actually lost against another bottom half-side. Such was the gloomy conversation in social media. Much …
Liverpool Vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

It has been a crazy week of football, with Arsenal recording their worst drubbing in Champions League over two legs and Barcelona pulling off a miracle at Camp Nou. It is a bit underwhelming hence, that such a week is ending in a weekend when only four league matches and four FA Cup quarter finals will be played. Arsenal, who have dropped out of the top four, are playing the non-league Lincoln City in one of those quarterfinals and Spurs …
Burnley Vs Chelsea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Burnley Vs Chelsea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

If we look at the Premier League home table at this point in time, we see some really interesting surprises. Liverpool and Manchester United are seventh and ninth respectively in this table, while forming the top four along with Chelsea, Tottenham, and Arsenal, are Burnley. The Clarets are third in the home table with 28 points, only bettered by Spurs with 32 and Chelsea with 33 points. In fact, if we narrow it down a bit, after Christmas, in the …
PL Defences Part 2: Koscielny Tops the Best Defender Analysis

PL Defences Part 2: Koscielny Tops the Best Defender Analysis

In Part 1, we looked at the top defences in the Premier League. We saw that Squawka rates Arsenal as the best currently, followed by Chelsea, Burnley, Manchester United and Spurs. All these teams excel in different areas of defence. Some play high and press well, some intercept well, others block and clear well. But defences are made up of individuals. So, in this post, we will look at the top defenders in the league as of now. The Stats …
Taking Stock of Defence in Premier League - Part 1: Top Defences

Taking Stock of Defence in Premier League - Part 1: Top Defences

Defenders – the permanently underappreciated ilk of footballers. Forget Ballon d’Or trophies, they rarely get player of the month awards. Their performance gets scrutinised a lot when their opponents run riot but if the game finished as a low scoring game, their performance needs to be nothing short of heroic to be even considered worthy of limelight. But at the same time they are awfully important for their teams. Despite being on top of the league and despite hammering Watford …
Manchester United v Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After some eventful midweek league cup football, the Premier League resumes at Old Trafford for Manchester United as they will host newly promoted Burnley on Saturday. The home side come off the back of a massive result in the league cup, a 1-0 derby win against Manchester City, thanks to Spaniard Juan Mata, which has seen them through to the quarter-finals of the competition which will played in late November. The result, and more so the strong performance in the …
Burnley vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Burnley vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On October second, Arsenal travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley.  After four straight Premier League wins, the Gunners will be looking to push that streak to five in a row and attempt to gain ground on Manchester City.  Burnley snapped their four match winless streak with their 2-0 win over Watford at the weekend.  They'll be looking to pull off a huge upset and stop the Gunners good form in it's tracks. Team News Burnley will have most …
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