The resurgence of Arsenal's Granit Xhaka

The resurgence of Arsenal's Granit Xhaka

It wasn't long ago that Granit Xhaka was stripped of the Arsenal captaincy after a show of frustration towards supporters on the pitch. There was a period where he was out of the team and linked with a move away. On Sunday, he wore the armband again against Brentford and led the Gunners to a dominant display. The Swiss international is no longer the club captain, with Martin Odegaard taking that responsibility, but he was missing at the weekend. Mikel …
Analysing Manchester United's start under Erik ten Hag

Analysing Manchester United's start under Erik ten Hag

It has been a mixed start to the season for Manchester United. The start was poor, as they lost their first two matches to Brighton and Brentford. The manner of the defeat to Brentford caused alarm bells to ring. Some even suggested that a managerial change could be on the horizon, but those concerns were premature. Since then, there has been improvement and United have moved into 5th position. Incredibly, they are six points off the top with a game …
Will Marcus Rashford's form for Manchester United lead to an England recall?

Will Marcus Rashford's form for Manchester United lead to an England recall?

There were rumours that Marcus Rashford was set to leave Manchester United in the last 12 months. He struggled after missing a penalty in the Euro 2020 final and lost his place for his club side. Ralf Rangnick rarely used him, as there was a preference for Anthony Elanga. However, the England international is now back in the team and looks to be enjoying a positive working relationship with Erik ten Hag. Since breaking into the first team, there have …
Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

There will be a London derby taking place at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea welcome West Ham United. Both teams have been competing at the top of the table for the last couple of seasons, which makes their matches even more important. It has been a tough couple of weeks for the home side, as they have lost two of their last three matches in the Premier League. Meanwhile, West Ham took a while to get going, but four points from …
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Arsenal vs Aston Villa Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Arsenal welcome Aston Villa to the Emirates Stadium during the week, with the two sides having contrasting starts to the season. The Gunners have won all four matches to date and sit top of the table. Meanwhile, Villa have taken just three points from their four matches and Steven Gerrard is under pressure. They have Arsenal and Manchester City in their next two matches, which suggests that it could get worse before it gets better. Last season, Arsenal won both …
Nottingham Forest vs Tottenham Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Nottingham Forest vs Tottenham Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Nottingham Forest welcome Tottenham on Sunday, in what will be the biggest game of their season so far. This is an opportunity for the promoted side to test themselves against one of the top six and the atmosphere will be bouncing. The win over West Ham United was a great occasion, but this is even bigger and they will be keen not to look out of place. For the visitors, it has been a strong start and they need to …
Liverpool v Bournemouth Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Liverpool v Bournemouth Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

The league season is a mere three games old, and already it has thrown up some extraordinary results. Liverpool are idling on just 2 points, and the next handful of fixtures could very much define their season. After their triumphant Community Shield display, Liverpool were expected to take the league by storm. Just a few weeks later however, Jurgen’s men have been decimated by injuries, one costly red card, and a stream of poor performances. This weekends game starts much …
Southampton vs Manchester United Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Southampton vs Manchester United Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Manchester United travel to Southampton this weekend with more questions about their season than answers. It was a great victory over Liverpool, but it came in a big game. The pressure will be to deliver the same level of commitment and quality against one of the weaker sides in the Premier League. For Saints, they will be confident after two wins in the last seven days. It is an opportunity for them to record a statement victory early in the …
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