The Sturridge Dilemma - What Is Going Wrong For Daniel At LFC

The Sturridge Dilemma - What Is Going Wrong For Daniel At LFC

The 2013-2014 season saw Liverpool come within touching distance of the much anticipated (and elusive) first Premier League title since its inception in 1992 with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge (SAS) inspiring Rodgers' side past 100 goals in the League. Sturridge notably featured in the PFA Team of the Season chipping in with 21 goals finishing behind Suarez in the race for the Golden Boot. Suarez left for greener pastures in the summer of 2014 and the mantle to lead …
Is Man City's Stellar Start Down To Guardiola Or The Fixture List?

Is Man City's Stellar Start Down To Guardiola Or The Fixture List?

When Pep Guardiola joined Manchester City, it was expected that City will become even more of a dominant force in the Premier League. After all, Pep came to City with a 74.2%-win ratio in 408 games at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, accumulating on an average 2.37 points per game. He also joined a team brimming with talent, reflected by its growing silverware count over the last few years. So, while it was expected for them to be dominant, it is …
Watford vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Watford vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On September 18th, Manchester United travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford. After back to back losses against Manchester City and Feyenoord, Manchester United will be looking to bounce back with a win against Watford.  Considering how well Manchester City have started the season, all title challengers, Manchester United included know they can't afford to drop too many points early or else they may not be able to climb back into the title race. Watford will be looking to …
Iheanacho vs Rashford: Who is the deadliest?

Iheanacho vs Rashford: Who is the deadliest?

Marcus Rashford isn't the only star that has risen in recent months. The Manchester United forward may be grabbing all the headlines with his achievements but Kelechi Iheanacho is performing just as well on the other side of the city. Pep Guardiola's arrival at Manchester City must've been an exciting prospect for Iheanacho, who seems to have relished the opportunity to grow under the former Barcelona boss. He featured in City's opening Premier League clash of the season and was …
Raheem Under Pep Is Of Sterling Quality

Raheem Under Pep Is Of Sterling Quality

Raheem Sterling’s career should be divided into a ‘pre-Guardiola’ and ‘post-Guardiola’ phase to just understand the extent to which he has improved under Manchester City’s freshly appointed manager. Sterling has been remarkably brilliant for City so far. He has scored two goals and three assists in his four appearances, and he can break through the toughest of defences, with an average 3.7 dribbles per game. In fact, those might be the best numbers of the tournament at this point. There …
Sane the Sahne for City?

Sane the Sahne for City?

Just to clarify, Sahne is the German word for cream and as such is my justification for such a shaky play on words in the title. The use of the German word cream is apt though because Leroy Sane really is the cream of Germany’s up and coming attacking talent. His signing from Schalke 04 in a deal potentially worth up to €50m (around £42m) is both a gamble and a coup for Manchester City. As I’ve written before here …
The battle for the Premier League top four – Part 2

The battle for the Premier League top four – Part 2

In part one, I covered last season’s top three teams in this years battle for the Champions League spots; so now it’s time to look at the other contenders. First up is Manchester City, who announced the arrival of new manager Pep Guardiola before last season had even finished and it remains to be seen if that had an adverse effect on how their team finished that campaign. One thing you can be certain of is that Guardiola will not …
Ayoze Perez - Set for an instant return to the Premier League?

Ayoze Perez - Set for an instant return to the Premier League?

Newcastle United were relegated last season to the surprise of many, as they did have a lot of talent in the squad. Moussa Sissoko, Gini Wijnaldum and Daryl Janmaat will all expect transfers to one of the top leagues in Europe, while there are a few others that might catch the eye of Premier League clubs. Ayoze Perez had a solid two seasons at Newcastle, transitioning well from the Spanish second tier, and will have plenty of admirers in the …
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