ELO Rating Analysis of the PL Fixtures for the Top Six

ELO Rating Analysis of the PL Fixtures for the Top Six

On June 14, the FIFA World Cup kicked off in Russia. But before the international tournament kicked off in the evening, an important event in the annual football calendar took place earlier during the day. English Premier League fixtures were released on the same day. Had it not been a World Cup year, this event would have been analyzed in much more detail. But nevertheless, it did not escape scrutiny completely. Liverpool fans are wondering if this is going to …
Four Premier League players that could catch the eye at the World Cup

Four Premier League players that could catch the eye at the World Cup

There will be a lot of players that catch the eye over the next month at the World Cup. It is important not to overrate any individual based on their performances in Russia. The Premier League will have a number of players involved in the tournament, which isn’t a surprise considering the money involved in the English game now. The majority of signings are internationals and a lot of those will be representing their country at the World Cup. Here …
Why Fred would be a good signing for Manchester United

Why Fred would be a good signing for Manchester United

Manchester United made progress this season and finished 2nd in the Premier League. This was their highest finish since Sir Alex Ferguson retired and it is important that they have a positive summer to build on the current foundations. They have been active in the transfer window in recent years, with big name signings such as Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku arriving at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho will be keen to make more quality additions as he attempts …
Manchester United Transfer Index: Luke Shaw

Manchester United Transfer Index: Luke Shaw

As part of my weekly Manchester United transfer series, I decided to look at the career of Luke Shaw at Manchester United, the present and whether or not there is a future for the young Englishman at Old Trafford beyond the Summer of 2018. It is easy to forget some of the more simpler issues - amidst the whole argument surrounding United's Premier League season with it dividing opinion among the fans, progress versus the lack of entertainment, possibility of …
Liverpool v AS Roma Preview - Champions League Semi-Final

Liverpool v AS Roma Preview - Champions League Semi-Final

If anyone had suggested at the start of the European season, that one of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals will feature either Liverpool or AS Roma, it would have been dismissed as wishful thinking. But sometimes the unexpected does happen and in rarer cases, it happens with a double whammy. The first semi-final of this season’s Champions League will feature not one of those two underdogs but both of them. After progressing to this stage by beating England’s champions-elect team, …
Still plenty to play for as Premier League heads for final few weeks

Still plenty to play for as Premier League heads for final few weeks

There are still numerous issues to be decided in the Premier League with just under a month of the season remaining. Manchester City's title success leaves four clubs battling for the remaining three Champions League qualifying places, although one of those will need a collapse by one of the teams above them if they are to force their way in. Manchester United are currently second in the table, four points ahead of Liverpool with four games to play. The Red …
Tottenham vs Manchester City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

There is a huge match at the top of the Premier League this weekend as Tottenham will host Manchester City in the late kick-off on Saturday. The home side will be looking to set a marker for next season and show that they can compete with the current league leaders. Meanwhile, the pressure will be on Pep Guardiola's men to bounce back after three successive defeats. The league title remains a formality, but the recent results will serve as a …
United Lay the Foundation for Next Season at the Etihad Stadium

United Lay the Foundation for Next Season at the Etihad Stadium

Until half-time, everything had panned out just as the doctor ordered. The home side and champions-elect were two goals to the good - the fireworks were being set up as Manchester City were a mere 45 minutes away from winning the Premier League against the eternal enemy in front of their own fans who have waited decades and decades for this moment. And out came a different Manchester United side to the one that went into the tunnel at half-time …
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