Bernardo Silva to Manchester City: A Good Fit

Bernardo Silva to Manchester City: A Good Fit

The overhaul at Manchester City has begun and it is not an incoming transfer that is reflective of this. It is the number, quality, and age of the City players whose contract comes to an end at the end of June, which signal the change that Pep Guardiola is ushering in. Pablo Zabaleta, Willy Caballero, Gael Clichy, Jesus Navas, and Bacary Sagna are all names that a few years back would have been considered worthy signings for a top four …
Manchester City v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On April eighth, Arsenal travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City.  When the fixture computer spat this game out last summer it looked like it could be a game to decide the title.  Now that it's here it turns out to be just another game in the hunt for the top four. Arsenal are three points away from securing their place in the Premier League's top four, while City have some work to do.  A loss to …
Aston Villa Vs Manchester City Preview  | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa Vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On November eighth, bottom side Aston Villa will welcome table toppers Manchester City to Villa Park.  Villa's new manager Remi Garde will make his debut as he looks to end the Villans eight league match losing streak.  He'll have his work cut out for him as league leaders Manchester City will look to extend their three match win streak.  City haven't lost since late September and are yet to drop points to a bottom half side this season. Team News …
Who is the best right back in the league?

Who is the best right back in the league?

In a season when playing three at the back has seen the full back role ignored by teams such as Liverpool and Manchester United. Even when the latter plays with four defenders, it is Antonio Valencia who plays at right back, despite being known as a winger. There are a number of good right backs in the league this season with Pablo Zabaleta, Branislav Ivanovic, Kyle Walker and Nathaniel Clyne putting in consistent performances for their clubs yet again. A …
FIFA World XI: Which Premier League Stars Could Make the Cut?

FIFA World XI: Which Premier League Stars Could Make the Cut?

12 Premier League stars are among the nominees for the FIFA World XI of the year 2014. But which ones could realistically get the honour of being one of the 11 players standing on the stage in Zurich at the FIFA Gala event on January 12th? The Premier League nominees are: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Filipe Luis (Chelsea), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Angel di Maria (Manchester United), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Yaya …
Man City v Man United 13-14 | What did the fans think?

Man City v Man United 13-14 | What did the fans think?

The first Manchester derby of the 2013-14 season was played on September 22nd 2013 and ended in humiliation for United Manager David Moyes, as his team were comprehensively outclassed and beaten 4-1 by a rampant City side. The hosts outperformed United in almost every part of the pitch, Sergio Agüero opening the scoring just past the quarter hour mark and Yaya Toure adding a second just before the break. Any hopes the visitors had of resurrecting a point were shattered …
Liverpool v Hull City - Betting Preview

Liverpool v Hull City - Betting Preview

Liverpool’s last gasp winner against QPR has moved them into the top six of the league. Their form line reads Played 8, Won 4, Drawn 1 and Lost 3, Scored 14 and Conceded 12. Richard Dunne and Pablo Zabaletta have contributed three own goals to the scored tally. Effectively Liverpool are currently conceding more goals than they are scoring. Coutinho’s winner against QPR sets off a ridiculous period of games for Liverpool. They play a total of seven games in …
Manchester City's Blue Warrior | Pablo Zabaleta - Stats

Manchester City's Blue Warrior | Pablo Zabaleta - Stats

In the end, it was almost anti-climactic how easy this was for the champions. There was no need for Aguero to keep his cool in Fergie time, Toure didn’t have to go into Godzilla-in-a-mini-golf-course mode and rampage towards Adrian’s goal, nor did Newcastle have to pull off an upset that would have surprised no one in Anfield more than the Newcastle players themselves. And in a season when their “spine” of Kompany-Toure-Silva-Aguero played a paltry 216 minutes together before Sunday’s …
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