The Rise of Harry Winks

The Rise of Harry Winks

Harry Winks has recently been dominating the headlines for his breakthrough into the Tottenham squad, and for his recent international call-up to the England squad, making his full debut against Lithuania last week. Pundits were describing his performance as ‘eye-catching amongst a mediocre display’. This article will analyse how the Hemel Hempstead born youngster went from Spurs' youth ranks to the highest international level in the space of a year. Breaking into the First Team Harry Winks made his Spurs …
A Statistical Breakdown of Mikel Merino's Influence at Newcastle United

A Statistical Breakdown of Mikel Merino's Influence at Newcastle United

Newcastle United were criticised by a large section of the media for their perceived lack of business during the summer transfer window. Rafa Benitez was open with his feelings about the team's recruitment, but they did manage to improve the squad of the squad after promotion. The Magpies' boss has always had a good eye for a player and he has proved that he can compete on a budget before. Mikel Merino was a low-key addition, arriving from Borussia Dortmund …
Chelsea v Manchester City Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea v Manchester City Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

This weekend will host arguably the first fixture which pits two of the strongest contenders for the Premier League title this season, against each other - Champions Chelsea versus Challengers Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, where the crown currently resides. With all the focus on Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and the supposed two-way battle in Manchester, the start that Chelsea have made to their domestic and European campaign, has gone under the radar. The Blues, after a disappointing opening day defeat …
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United have a great opportunity to strengthen their position in the top four as they host bottom-placed Crystal Palace. They have been excellent at the beginning of the new season and will see this as a game that they must win if they are to challenge for the title. The Red Devils haven't lost a league match to the visitors since 1991 and the Eagles have won only one of their last 13 meetings of the two clubs. Last …
Stoke City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

After dropping points at home to Arsenal for the first time since 2011, Chelsea will now look to bounce back as they travel to the Bet365.com Stadium to face Stoke City on Saturday. Stoke City have had a pretty average start to the season, but have been strong at home.  They've had about as hard of a start to their home schedule as they could, facing Arsenal then Manchester United, but they have got four points from their first two …
Southampton Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Southampton Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

This week we saw the third round of the League Cup being played in England and despite its new exotic brand name (Carabao Cup) many Premier League Managers continue to dislike it. Even after his side won against Burton Albion on Wednesday, Jose Mourinho was found complaining about the competition. He said, “If you ask me 'could English football survive or be even be better without this competition?' Maybe. Maybe we would be fresher for European competition." Well, the third …
Tottenham Hotspur Vs Swansea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

Football comes thick and fast in these initial months of the season, which is generally appreciated by fans, players, and clubs alike. For some, like Arsenal and Sadio Mane, it provides an opportunity to put horror performances behind them, while for others it provides an opportunity to keep their run going. For Tottenham, a Saturday night home game against Swansea gives them a chance to ascertain that they have indeed laid their Wembley woes to rest. Borussia Dortmund were visiting …
Liverpool vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After differing results at the weekend, Liverpool and Burnley will face off in a match both will see as an opportunity to take three points. After a 4-0 stomping of Arsenal, Liverpool went from the stompers to the stompee last week as they were beat 5-0 by Manchester City.  Most of the goals they conceded were after star man Sadio Mane was sent off, but they were already 1-0 down and being at the least marginally outplayed.  After getting spanked …
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