Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part Two

Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part Two

It has been another whirlwind season in the Premier League this year but which clubs have exceeded expectations and who has fallen short of their aims? EPLIndex reviews how each club in the Premier League got on in 2016-17... (READ PART ONE HERE) Manchester United League position: 6th EPLIndex's Player of the Year: Antonio Valencia Trophies: 2 (+Charity Shield) The success of Manchester United's season ultimately came down to whether they would win the Europa League final - and they …
Is this the best relegated XI of the Premier League 2016-17?

Is this the best relegated XI of the Premier League 2016-17?

Big Sam Allardyce's 4-0 humbling of Tigers ended the relegation battle rather prematurely confirming the relegation of Hull City, Middlesbrough and Sunderland from the Premier League. Despite the Tigers shipping out a league high of 73 goals, Boro being dubbed as the most boring Premier League side ever and the Black Cats failing to turn up all season, we pick 11 individuals who were the shining light in an otherwise gloomy league campaign for their respective sides. JORDAN PICKFORD (GK) …
Liverpool vs Middlesbrough Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

Liverpool vs Middlesbrough Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

There is only one thing left to sort out on the final day of the Premier League season and that is who takes the final two Champions League places. Manchester City are all but confirmed to be taking one of them, unless something spectacular happens on Sunday. Liverpool are in pole position to take the other remaining spot. If the Reds beat Middlesbrough at Anfield, they will finish in the top four and return to the Champions League next season. …
Chelsea Vs Middlesbrough Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea Vs Middlesbrough Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

In the previous two seasons of the Premier League the league title had been decided before the 35th game week. Chelsea had won at a canter in the 2014-15 season and Leicester had wrapped up the title in 2015-16 by the first week of May.  This season however, there is still a semblance of a title race left even though the involved teams only a handful of matches left to play. At the other end of the table, Sunderland have been …
Middlesbrough vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Middlesbrough vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On April 17th, Middlesbrough host Arsenal in a match between two sides that look like they will fail to reach their objectives this season. With seven matches left, Middlesbrough are looking likely to be relegated.  As multiple Sunderland teams have taught us recently, it's not over until it's over, but with only seven games left and a six point gap to safety, it's looking unlikely for Middlesbrough.  Firing manager Aitor Karanka does not seem to have fixed their problems, as they've …
Middlesbrough and the Final Pass Problem

Middlesbrough and the Final Pass Problem

When Leicester sacked Claudio Ranieri some weeks ago, the attention of the millions across the world had shifted to the Foxes, who were floundering in the relegation zone at that time. The decision to bring the axe down on someone who won them the Premier League, achieving what has gone down as the greatest achievement in sports history, seemed contentious and attracted varying reactions from everyone even remotely associated with the game. Amidst all the struggles that Leicester were facing …
Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Games are coming thick and fast in the Premier League - as the competition edges towards the busier and more significant periods of the season. Spurs, who have been on a great run in recent weeks will host Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough in an important weekend when there is undoubted potential to make up some ground on some of the fellow top four clubs in the league. They will go into this fixture on the back of a rather dispiriting result …
Karius Vs. Mignolet - What do the Numbers Say?

Karius Vs. Mignolet - What do the Numbers Say?

In my Football Manager avatar (currently managing Newcastle), whenever one of my players or my team is criticised, I jump to their defence. Press conference after press conference, I keep clicking on the option that I think will be the best defence of my team or player(s). So, I was totally not surprised when Jurgen Klopp defended Loris Karius after his mistake cost Liverpool the game last Sunday. I wouldn’t have been surprised to see Betting Offers for him to …
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