Could Perisic Improve Manchester United?

Could Perisic Improve Manchester United?

One of the few things that is universally accepted by football fans from all backgrounds is the fact that international breaks are painfully boring. And if there is anything that makes them even more tedious to follow than the actual football itself, then it is the truck load of transfer rumours that get discussed across the media to keep the plate spinning. Recently, one of those rumors saw Manchester United linked with a summer transfer of Croatian Attacking Midfielder Ivan Perisic, …
Fellaini, Romero and the Romance of the Europa League

Fellaini, Romero and the Romance of the Europa League

Manchester United are through to the last eight of another European competition. The Red Devils, despite all the 'obstacles' came away with a 1-0 victory which will be remembered for a long time for reasons plenty, with the result itself not being one of them. United went into the game with a bit of suspicion in their minds planted by a rather dangerously slender advantage via the away goal they had scored in Russia. Mourinho started the game with a …
Stoke City v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

League leaders Chelsea travel to face Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium as the Premier League is preparing for a mini-hiatus, what with the final international break of this campaign. Stoke City sit ninth in the league with 36 points on board, four shy of eighth placed West Bromwich Albion. The Potters have recovered from a dispiriting 4-0 loss at White Hart Lane to pick up four points from the following two games - a significant 2-0 win against struggling …
West Brom vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Brom vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League has a full schedule this weekend and the focus will once again be on the race for the Champions League. This season has been competitive with six very good teams and it is shaping up to be the most exciting contest for the top four in a long time. Arsenal may have finished in the top four for the last 20 seasons, but there are no guarantees about them doing so again this campaign. They are currently …
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 …
Arsenal's defeat to Liverpool left more Questions than Answers

Arsenal's defeat to Liverpool left more Questions than Answers

It was Forrest Gump's Momma that said "life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you gonna get". She could actually have been talking about Liverpool; such is the unpredictability of Jürgen Klopp's side. Who else could go from insipidly losing at Hull to convincingly beating an in-form Tottenham, to then shambolically losing to a down and out Leicester City, only to respond by beating fellow top four hopefuls Arsenal? Liverpool under Klopp are still the box of chocolates that Forrest Gump's …
Is Ander Herrera the Unsung Hero at Manchester United?

Is Ander Herrera the Unsung Hero at Manchester United?

With the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba in the summer, all eyes were on them to lead Manchester United back to the summit. Although they are living up to their reputation, a certain Spanish midfielder has quietly gone about his job in midfield. United were on a free fall after having lost three consecutive games against Manchester City, Watford and Feyenoord and Jose Mourinho was still trying to figure out his best eleven. Having started from the bench …
Analysing Lukaku's Improvement: Is he Ready for a Champions League Move?

Analysing Lukaku's Improvement: Is he Ready for a Champions League Move?

At the age of 23, Romelu Lukaku is reaching a crucial stage of his career, as he attempts to become one of the best strikers in Europe. He was seen as one of the best prospects when he joined Chelsea in 2011, but he couldn't break into the first team at Stamford Bridge. Although this slowed down his progress somewhat, he has been steadily improving at Everton and he is now ready to move to a Champions League club. The …
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