Is Michael Keane worth £30 million?

Is Michael Keane worth £30 million?

If there’s anything that would annoy smaller clubs in the world more than their stature itself, then it’s the situation when big clubs come hunting for their better players when they seem like big fishes in a small pond. It’s obvious that big clubs certainly love to lay their hands on players from smaller clubs, but can often prove to be bait. And the latest small-club talent to have been clamoured by bigger clubs in the Premier League is Burnley …
Chelsea Vs Middlesbrough Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

In the previous two seasons of the Premier League the league title had been decided before the 35th game week. Chelsea had won at a canter in the 2014-15 season and Leicester had wrapped up the title in 2015-16 by the first week of May.  This season however, there is still a semblance of a title race left even though the involved teams only a handful of matches left to play. At the other end of the table, Sunderland have been …
Arsenal v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

For the first time in forty years, Manchester United and Arsenal will play in the second half of the season outside of top four. Not only does it show how far the two giants of English football have fallen, but also represents a genuine risk of what could easily be the norm for the next few seasons. Arsenal were humiliated at White Hart Lane on Sunday after a convincing defeat in the last ever North London Derby in the hallowed …
Watford vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Watford vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On May first, Liverpool travel to Vicarige Road to take on Watford.  Liverpool's top four security seems to be dropping by the week and a win here is vital to them playing Champions League football next season. Watford are as mid-table as possible.  They lie in 10th place on 40 points, nine points away from the relegation zone and 18 points away from the European spots.  The rest of their season is all about finishing as high as they can …
Liverpool's Lovren-Sized Problems

Liverpool's Lovren-Sized Problems

In the aftermath of Crystal Palace’s 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield, Sam Allardyce spoke about exposing their opponent’s weaknesses “time and time again”. He went on to elaborate on what those weaknesses were as if he were a college professor introducing a new concept to students, while the reality was that his audience had been aware of it since pre-school. Liverpool have a problem with crosses and set pieces, and the whole world knows about it. The stats bear …
Crystal Palace Vs Tottenham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Crystal Palace Vs Tottenham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

This week, half of the Premier League teams are playing to catch up with the rest of the league’s fixtures. The midweek action involves two derbies. One in Manchester and the other in London. Sam Allardyce awaits with his Crystal Palace, who beat Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday night. Their visitors are Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham, who lost their FA Cup semi-final to Chelsea on Saturday. The contrast in these two sides’ fortunes does not end at the immediately previous results. …
Arsenal vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

After Arsenal caused a shock in the FA Cup semi-final to beat Manchester City, they return to league action and they will feel more confident about their chances of finishing in the top four. It remains an uphill battle for the Gunners, but they now have positive momentum and all they can do is focus on themselves. If they win their matches, they will have a good chance of finishing in the top four. They face a difficult match against …
Burnley v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

As the Premier League is inching towards the finale, Burnley will face North West giants Manchester United at Turf Moor in a game whose high stakes could not be higher for both sides. The Premise Sean Dyche's Burnley have had a stellar campaign in their 21,401 capacity home in Lancashire winning 10 out of 14 games - accruing 32 points out of their overall total of 36. They have the sixth best home record in the country and the best …
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