FC Porto Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

FC Porto Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

After a short winter break, the UEFA Champions League returns this week and alongside the marquee fixture of PSG vs Real Madrid, we will see two teams that have relatively outperformed in their groups face each other. In this first leg, FC Porto will host Liverpool at the Estádio do Dragão on Wednesday night. Porto had a very open group in the group stages and they beat quite long odds to reach the knockout stages. Having beaten the likes of …
Could Brahimi be heading to join Klopp's revolution?

Could Brahimi be heading to join Klopp's revolution?

Jurgen Klopp is looking to get a lot of business done early to ensure his squad gets a full pre season together. His style of play centred on gegenpressing needs to be worked on heavily, with Liverpool set to be having double and triple training sessions this pre season. It is imperative to the German that his priority targets are secured as quickly as possible, which has already been seen with the captures of Joel Matip, Marko Grujic and Loris …
Where are the Premier League's world class strikers?

Where are the Premier League's world class strikers?

It seems a very long time ago since Arsenal fans witnessed their emphatic strike partnership of Theirry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp ripping up the Premier League every week. The same generation were able to appreciate Manchester United’s attackers in all their glory – from Cristiano Ronaldo to Ruud Van Nisterooy. Even in recent seasons, ex Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, brought more quality to the Premier League as Chelsea waved goodbye to their long-serving Ivory Coast international, Didier Drogba. This season, …
Chelsea's Ruthlessness - Enough to Put Off Other Managers?

Chelsea's Ruthlessness - Enough to Put Off Other Managers?

Chelsea have become a force in the Premier League and in Europe since the arrival of Roman Abramovich at Stamford Bridge. The owner is ruthless, passionate and direct. He knows what he wants and won't let anything thwart him. Abramovich’s methods have been criticised though due to the regularity of sacking his managers. Chelsea seem to have gone through most of Europe’s elite and now there may be none left. Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez, Roberto Di Matteo, Andre Villas Boas …
Chelsea vs FC Porto - Champions League Preview

Chelsea vs FC Porto - Champions League Preview

Chelsea need to avoid defeat at home to FC Porto this week in order to progress to the second round of this season's UEFA Champions League as group winners. Jose Mourinho’s side head into the match off the back of a shock 1-0 loss at home to newly-promoted Bournemouth on Saturday, leaving the defending Premier League champions only three points above the relegation zone after 15 games. FC Porto were in action on Saturday night too, coming from behind to …
Jose Mourinho – The Right Man On The Wrong Path

Jose Mourinho – The Right Man On The Wrong Path

Who could have predicted that, after 5 games into the season, Chelsea lead by Mourinho will be just two points above the relegation zone, with the worst defence in the league? And Arsenal are up next! With Wenger's men hoping to repeat their Community Shield performance and Chelsea trying to avoid another shameful lose in what will be undoubtedly the match of the weekend follow the live coverage of the match here. It’s the third season in his second reign at …
Champions League Preview: What Awaits Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal?

Champions League Preview: What Awaits Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal?

On Monday 15th December in Nyon, at the headquarters of UEFA, Gianni Infantino, the UEFA general secretary, and Karl-Heinz Riedle, the ambassador for this years Champions League Final in Berlin, have taken the first step in this year's epic journey to the Holy Grail of club football. They have drawn the pairs for the Round 16 and did well enough to leave us with some mouthwatering clashes to look forward to in the upcoming weeks. There will be mixed feelings …
Why Fernando Will Help City In All Departments

Why Fernando Will Help City In All Departments

Viewing Manchester City in a rather pessimistic manner enables one to be able to pick up on miniscule features that are frequently overlooked by neutrals; despite an extremely impressive victory over Liverpool I was very frustrated with the lacklustre performance of Yaya Touré. From start to finish Touré strolled around the pitch in a brash manner simply assuming he could win the game without giving 100%. Touré would frequently receive the ball and attempt ridiculous long balls or attempt to …
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