How Can Arsenal Solve Their Midfield Problems?

How Can Arsenal Solve Their Midfield Problems?

Arsenal are just three points off the top of the table, but they aren't being talked about as title contenders in the same way that Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are. Issues remain for Arsene Wenger to solve before they can be considered as a real force in this division. They have a squad that should be challenging for major honours, but there remain doubts about their tactics and team selection, especially in midfield. Their transition phase has been a weakness …
Michael Carrick Proves he is the Main Man for United Again

Michael Carrick Proves he is the Main Man for United Again

Manchester United made light work of Bob Bradley's Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday which meant they finally capitalised on a few results that ended in their favour in Matchweek 11. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the likes of baccarat-squeeze.com had a high number of visitors from the Manchester area following the good mood that must have been in the air in the red half of Manchester. Jose Mourinho's United, following a disappointing defeat in Istanbul, …
Nemanja Matic - One of the Key Men in Chelsea's 3-4-3?

Nemanja Matic - One of the Key Men in Chelsea's 3-4-3?

Chelsea have been excellent since they changed to a 3-4-3 formation, scoring 16 goals and conceding zero in their last five Premier League matches. They are beginning to look like a side that can challenge for the league title this season now that Antonio Conte's methods have been taken on by the squad. Their attackers have been given the license to roam and express themselves, while their defensive shape is much improved from the opening weeks of the season. There …
Chelsea vs. Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs. Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On Saturday November fifth, Chelsea host Everton at Stamford Bridge, with the hosts just one point off the top of the Premier League.  After a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Arsenal, Chelsea have won their last four Premier League matches and haven't conceded a goal in any of them.  Their winning run has vaulted them up to fourth in the Premier League, just one point off the three way tie at the top between Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester City. …
The Mysterious Case of Reduced Shots on Target

The Mysterious Case of Reduced Shots on Target

In football a shot is the successful culmination of the coordinated effort of eleven players on the pitch, as well the hard work of the manager and the coaches. Generally speaking, the more shots a team has, the more likely it is to be successful. More so if the shots are accurate and on target. So one would assume that football teams would strive to increase the number of shots they take and as a result also increase the number …
Fenerbahçe v Manchester United | Europa League | Group A Preview

Fenerbahçe v Manchester United | Europa League | Group A Preview

Europa League is gearing up towards the second half of the group phase as Fenerbahçe welcome Manchester United to Turkey in what could be the game that has the biggest influence in Group A standings. Fenerbahçe have picked up some much needed form since the 4-1 defeat at Old Trafford following wins against Konyaspor and Karabukspor with the latter especially morale boosting due to the convincing nature of the result and more so, the performance. Those two wins on the bounce …
Should Kieran Gibbs be Given a Run in the First Team at Arsenal?

Should Kieran Gibbs be Given a Run in the First Team at Arsenal?

Arsenal have recovered from taking only one point from their opening two matches and they are now being talked about as potential title contenders. They have been nearly at that level for the last few years, but their squad is now mature and they could finally be about to deliver the title that supporters are desperate for. The left-back position is one of the weaker in the side, which is why the performance of Kieran Gibbs was so encouraging on …
Does Victor Moses' emergence suggest a sign of Chelsea changing strategy?

Does Victor Moses' emergence suggest a sign of Chelsea changing strategy?

Chelsea have been accused of neglecting their youth players by exploiting the loan market. The Blues had an incredible 38 players on loan at other clubs across Europe and before this season, it looked like the club were stockpiling talent in order to make a profit. They have done it with a number of players in the past and it was an effective method to help bypass the financial fairplay rules. However, Antonio Conte is keen to show the players …
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