The Stats Behind Leicester City’s Revival

The Stats Behind Leicester City’s Revival

Leicester City – the club that has made a habit of confounding the pundits. When they were relegation candidates towards the end of 2014-15, they launched a fierce rearguard that ensured that they stayed up. When they were the least likely club in the Premier League to win the title, they went ahead and won it. And when earlier this season, experts were predicting at least a mid-table finish for the Champions, they landed themselves in a soup by game …
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 …
Five things to look out for in the Premier League this week

Five things to look out for in the Premier League this week

There's another exciting weekend in the Premier League ahead as clubs are now well and truly back to league action following last week's cup competitions. The biggest game of the weekend will undoubtedly be Liverpool's clash against Arsenal in Saturday's late kick-off at Anfield but there are also key battles at the other end of the table as Leicester City host Hull City and Swansea take on Burnley at the Liberty Stadium Tottenham will face a tough clash against Everton …
Claudio Ranieri: Why His Sacking Was Justified

Claudio Ranieri: Why His Sacking Was Justified

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 …
Tottenham Vs Stoke City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Tottenham Vs Stoke City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

The football world remains, perhaps naively, shocked by the sacking of Claudio Ranieri by Leicester City on Thursday. As has become usual, most English teams have ensured a way out of Europe at the first opportunity available, although only confirmed drop outs are Tottenham, who could not get past Gent from Belgium, also on Thursday. In all this, the Premier League returns this weekend after a fortnight. It returns for at least sixteen of the twenty teams, as the other …
What Needs to Change at Leicester City?

What Needs to Change at Leicester City?

There are very few jobs in this world, where you can go from an absolute hero on one day to an utter failure the very next day. A football manager’s job, especially a Premier League manager’s job is one of these rare job types. Consider the case of Arsene Wenger. Lately every season, there are two very noticeable waves of emotions for the Gunners fans. Every season, in most cases towards the end, Arsenal fans are placated with their continued …
Can Watford’s Serie A Imports Push Them Up the Table? – Part 2: M’Baye Niang

Can Watford’s Serie A Imports Push Them Up the Table? – Part 2: M’Baye Niang

In Part 1 of this two-part analysis we looked at one of Watford’s two acquisitions from Serie A in the January window – Mauro Zarate. In this part, we will look at the other – M’Baye Niang. The Hornets have got him on loan for an alleged loan fee of €750 Thousand for the rest of the season, with an option to buy. The player’s contract at his parent club AC Milan is coming to an end in this summer, …
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