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 …
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 …
Can Drinkwater really improve Manchester United's midfield?

Can Drinkwater really improve Manchester United's midfield?

Death, taxes and Manchester being linked with ex-players in the middle of a season. These are some of 'the inevitables' in human life. This time, it's Leicester City's title-winning midfielder Danny Drinkwater that's tipped to be Mourinho's January signing in order to beef up his already fairly well stocked midfield. While there's no doubts about how good this former Manchester United academy graduate has been for the last 18 months and how influential he was, in the Foxes' unthinkable league win, …
O Captain, My Captain! Lack of characters in the Premier League

O Captain, My Captain! Lack of characters in the Premier League

With the imminent move of Chelsea captain John Terry at the end of the season, the Premier League is characterised by a lack of stand out captains. Captains in the military sense that would lead their charges into battle or that would grab points from the jaws of defeat. Bryan Robson, Colin Hendry, Paul Ince, Roy Keane, Graeme Souness, Steven Gerrard, Tony Adams, Patrick Vieira types are few and far between. At the top eight clubs we have Wes Morgan, …
A Liverpool Fans Dream Midfield: Roy Keane & Steven Gerrard

A Liverpool Fans Dream Midfield: Roy Keane & Steven Gerrard

I know Liverpool fans are going to hate reading this, because of the player involved, because of the club he played for. Because of the animosity between Liverpool and the club this certain player played for. When talking about this player it's these words that echoed around stadiums like Old Trafford, Celtic Park and The City Ground, what words am I talking about well its Keano, Keano, Keano of course. Roy Keane had a stellar career at Manchester United winning …
Liverpool vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool's juggernaut continued to roll in style as they put in their best performance of the season to prevail over champions Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday. It was a huge effort from the Reds having played 120 minutes just two days prior in Turkey, and Burnley's visit comes at a time when they could have done with a much needed break. Burnley despite being deeply involved in the relegation battle have ground out impressive draws away at Manchester City …
Chelsea vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

League leaders Chelsea host relegation threatened Burnley on Saturday in what could turn out to be an easy work out for this in-form Blues squad. While Jose Mourinho’s men have garnered an imperious 13 points out of the possible 15 over the last 5 match-days, Burnley have managed to scrap a paltry 4 points over the same period of time. Sitting atop the Table with a healthy lead of 7 points, the London side will be keen to strengthen their …
Spurs' Problems All Up Front?

Spurs' Problems All Up Front?

Spurs will miss the Champions League  because they have terrible strikers. This seems to be the consensus of fans and pundits. Do the statistics really demonstrate such a simple conclusion? It’s not hard to see where Tottenham went wrong last season. They were last of the top 6 for both goals scored and conceded. Even Liverpool, who finished 4 points behind, scored more and conceded less. Spurs missed out on Champions League football in 2011/12 because they scored too few …