Who is Premier League target Benjamin Mendy?

Who is Premier League target Benjamin Mendy?

The season hasn't finished yet, but transfer rumours are already beginning to do the rounds. According to Sky Sports, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all interested in Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy. The Ligue 1 club have been one of the best clubs to watch this season and they are at risk of losing their best players as a result. Mendy is an exciting full back and one that has already impressed against English opposition, putting in a man-of-the-match …
Run-Ins for Current Top 7 in the Premier League - What can we expect?

Run-Ins for Current Top 7 in the Premier League - What can we expect?

"We want to fight in the Premier League until it is mathematically impossible. The Premier League we cannot win, but Europa League we can…”  - Jose Mourinho, after Manchester United beat Sunderland on Sunday. The Premier League’s competitiveness shines through in the fact that almost every team, like Jose’s United, are fighting for something that is still mathematically possible. This competitiveness and the pressure it exerts can only explain the kind of grateful reaction that Slaven Bilic gave when West …
Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

The fight for a top four finish continues on Sunday evening when Manchester City travel to the Emirates to take on Arsenal in the latest Premier League blockbuster fixture. Details: Sunday 2 April, 16:00 Emirates Stadium Arsenal's form has been pretty dire since the start of 2017 so they are in desperate need of a victory and the prospect of facing Pep Guardiola's men will not be comforting. They have picked up four defeats in their last five games and …
Does Mourinho struggle with the new age footballer?

Does Mourinho struggle with the new age footballer?

Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years – Wikipedia In an interview earlier this week, Jose Mourinho called modern young players ‘brats’ and put forward the view that everything surrounding them do not help with their lives, nor in his work. …
Liverpool - Klopp Brain Freeze moments stacking up

Liverpool - Klopp Brain Freeze moments stacking up

On a night when the football world was hoping Liverpool would thrash Leicester as punishment for sacking one of the last few gentlemen in the game, Claudio Ranieri, it was typical that Liverpool would  capitulate into what has become their standard state of mediocrity in 2017. The spurs blitz a fortnight ago just an anomaly amidst a myriad of lacklustre performances. It had been 16 days since Liverpool's last match, so the excuse of fatigue could not be used at …
The Importance of Fernandinho for Manchester City

The Importance of Fernandinho for Manchester City

For Pep Guardiola, what will be the biggest concern right now? His team has just moved back to second position in the Premier League, closing the gap with Chelsea to eight points. Manchester City are scheduled to take on the most prolific goal scorers in Europe’s top leagues – AS Monaco – on next Wednesday night. But before that, City have to take on the Championship side Huddersfield Town in a FA Cup match on Saturday. And amidst all of …
Manchester City’s Defence Could Hamper Their Title Challenge

Manchester City’s Defence Could Hamper Their Title Challenge

“Tackling is not really a quality, it's more something you are forced to resort to when you don't have the ball…” – Xabi Alonso
If I had not mentioned that the above statement was from Xabi, readers can easily get confused and assume that these are Xabi’s former manager – Pep Guardiola’s views. They are pretty similar, although the midfielder definitely put his views out more lucidly. After the loss to Leicester City, Pep Guardiola also said something …
Manchester City Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Arsene Wenger’s Gunners were cruising at a fair clip when Everton threw a spanner in their stride during the midweek game at Goodison Park. Wenger attributed that stumble to a physical game from the Toffees. However, he doesn’t have to worry about threading a physical defense when his side travel to Manchester City on Sunday. Pep Guardiola is unlikely to ask his defenders to get stuck in and even if he did, I am not sure if he has the …
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