Tottenham Hotspur Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League started with a bang last weekend. After the goal and card filled weekend, the second game week is upon us and it brings with itself a handful of interesting fixtures. But, out of the ten games, the marquee fixture has to be the London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. Spurs play their first Premier League home game at Wembley this weekend and they host the reigning champions. When the fixture list was released in June, this …
Has Neymar's move to PSG legitimised PL spending?

Has Neymar's move to PSG legitimised PL spending?

Older readers may remember the shock that reverberated around the British football scene when Trevor Francis' move from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest in early 1979 broke the £1 million transfer barrier (and doubled the British record transfer fee). Less than forty years later and £1 million would just about buy one one of Neymar's toes. Footballing transfer finances are spiralling out of control. £1 million in 1979 is equivalent to around £5.25 million today, so in real terms a …
Watford vs Liverpool - Match Preview

Watford vs Liverpool - Match Preview

The Premier League is finally back and Liverpool will be hoping to continue their progression under Jurgen Klopp. Their opening match is a trip to Vicarage Road to face Marco Silva's Watford. The style of play that the Reds play means that they tire as the season progresses, which means that a quick start is crucial if they are to challenge near the top of the league. After finishing only one place above the relegation zone last season, the home …
Huddersfield: 2017/18 Season Preview

Huddersfield: 2017/18 Season Preview

Only four teams in the history of the English football have won three successive league titles. Three of them are easily guessable – Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool. But much before these mega clubs achieved this feat, one Yorkshire club achieved it. Huddersfield Town won the league for the three seasons between 1923-24 and 1925-26. Those are the only league titles that The Terriers have won. They also won the FA Cup in 1922. However, this piece of history is …
Why Willian is going to be key for Chelsea at the start of the new season

Why Willian is going to be key for Chelsea at the start of the new season

Chelsea were dealt an early blow ahead of their Premier League title defence, as Eden Hazard suffered a serious injury while on international duty with Belgium. He fractured his left ankle and he is set to miss the start of the season as a result. The time spent on the sidelines alone is a problem, but he will also be at a disadvantage when he does return, as he won't have had a pre-season of any kind. The attacker won't …
Javier Manquillo Moves to Newcastle: Third Time Lucky in the EPL?

Javier Manquillo Moves to Newcastle: Third Time Lucky in the EPL?

When Javier Manquillo joined Liverpool on a two-season long loan in the summer of 2014, he was hoping for game time at Anfield, and perhaps a permanent move in the future. The Reds did not have a first choice right-back and it gave the Spaniard a great opportunity to shine. But it was not to be. Manquillo did not shine in the ten Premier League appearances he made and then Brendan Rodgers’ chopping and changing of the formations ensured that …
Mohamed Salah to Liverpool Could Prove to Be a Great Signing

Mohamed Salah to Liverpool Could Prove to Be a Great Signing

In the last one week, Mohamed Salah took several flights from Cairo to Liverpool or London, was spotted several times at airports across the UK, and finally underwent several medicals at Melwood. If we believe the hype generated by Liverpool fans’ wait for the Egyptian winger then all these things are true. For some reason, Salah was seen doing all the above and that too multiple times. But you really can’t blame the Reds’ fans. As soon as the last …
Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to Premier League - 1: Eredivisie

Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to Premier League - 1: Eredivisie

When I was writing about Davy Klaassen’s transfer to Everton from Ajax, someone suggested that I should also see whether his transfer is going to be a hit like Suarez or a flop like Janssen.  I thought it was a good idea and decided to look at the transfers in detail. While predicting whether Klaassen will be a Suarez or a Janssen is not possible for me but we can look at the trends and characteristics of transfers from different …
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