Why Phil Neville is Wrong about Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Why Phil Neville is Wrong about Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Before going on to do the objectively right thing and look at why Phil Neville was wrong about the now seemingly exiled attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Manchester United, it is vital to evaluate how the 27-year old has fared so far at Old Trafford in 2017/18. Mkhitaryan started the season - arguably the brightest, picking up from where he had left off in the season before scoring vital away goals in the Europa League run, culminating in a night …
FC Basel v Manchester United | Champions League Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Man

FC Basel v Manchester United | Champions League Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Man

Manchester United can not merely seal progress in Basel at the capital of Switzerland but also do it in style as group winners on Wednesday evening, where a win would extend their already perfect record in the Champions League so far - to five wins in five. This will be the Red Devils' first appearance in the tournament's knockout rounds in three years as the Portuguese manager is half-way through making sure United put in the right level of effort …
Duel of the Fates: Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku

Duel of the Fates: Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku

Football feeds off narratives. And one of the main reasons why we love football does not actually have anything to with the sport itself. It's always the stories they build and give life to. The sport is better for them and naturally thrive on the tension that builds along. One such story in the Premier League this season - setting the tone since the transfer window, a tale that connects two football clubs and managers at loggerheads, one that took …
Liverpool's Season So Far: A Start of Two Extremes

Liverpool's Season So Far: A Start of Two Extremes

In his first press conference as Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp had said that the club should be competing for titles within a few years – may be four. While his first season did not bring any joy in the league, it did bring two cup finals for the Reds, albeit they lost both of them. Last season, there were no cup finals, but Liverpool were second in the league around Christmas and there was hope of a title run at …
Could Tom Carroll be the Key to Swansea's Survival this Season?

Could Tom Carroll be the Key to Swansea's Survival this Season?

Swansea City currently find themselves in 19th after a poor start to the campaign. Having finished 15th last season, the Swans will be looking to emulate that this season but have found it to be quite challenging following the departure of talisman Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton for £45m. Having signed for £4.5m in the January transfer window, how influential could Tom Carroll become in Swansea's race to beat the drop this season? Carroll is more of a deep-lying central midfielder with great …
Manchester City: The Rightful Champions-Elect

Manchester City: The Rightful Champions-Elect

Eleven Premier League games unbeaten, 38 goals scored in all competitions, eight points clear at the top of the table and unbeaten in their Champions League group. It's not been a bad start for Manchester City in 2017-18. Pep Guardiola was criticised last season after Man City failed to bring home any silverware but after the start his side have made this year, he has received nothing but praise. And rightly so. City are the most exciting team in the …
Arsenal vs Swansea City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Swansea City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal welcome Swansea City to the Emirates needing to win. While they decisively beat Everton last weekend, they have matches away to Manchester City and Tottenham upcoming and need to pick up as many points as possible before then.  Swansea will hope to turn their need for points into something they can exploit. After their disappointing 2-1 loss to Watford, Arsenal turned things around with their best performance of the season in their 5-2 battering of Everton. The Gunners cut …
Chelsea Vs Everton League Cup Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea Vs Everton League Cup Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Antonio Conte and Ronald Koeman must have been the shortest bets for sacking before this weekend’s fixtures. But Conte’s team had the tenacity to claw back from a goal down at home against Watford. Everton could not do that against Arsenal at Goodison Park. The result is that Koeman has been sacked and when Everton travel to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night for the Round of 16 tie in the Carabao Cup, they will most likely be led by an …
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