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 …
Fantasy Premier League Insight – GW11 United hit back

Fantasy Premier League Insight – GW11 United hit back

GW10 kicked off with the huge clash between Manchester United and Spurs as both teams traded blows and appeared to cancel each other out. It came down to a lack of concentration in the Spurs defense which let United grab the crucial goal (Anthony Martial) and hold on for the win. "Don't speak too much, speak, speak, speak, relax." Mourinho hit back at he's critics (Chelsea away next Jose). Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and City were expected winners. Pep Guardiola once again …
Just How Far Can Guardiola Take Manchester City This Season?

Just How Far Can Guardiola Take Manchester City This Season?

Pep Guardiola's first season with Manchester City didn't quite live up to expectations, but last season's critics have been well and truly silenced. City have been irresistible so far. In defence they look secure, buoyed by the addition of Ederson who looks to be the 'keeper they have been crying out for. Kevin De Bruyne has been in inspired form, with numerous majestic performances in the City midfield and assists that not even people sat in the stands would've seen …
Have Manchester City signed a diamond in Gabriel Jesus?

Have Manchester City signed a diamond in Gabriel Jesus?

Manchester City officially announced the signing of youngster Gabriel Jesus last Saturday but who is the 19-year-old? He cost the Blues a whopping £27 million, which a few years ago may have raised some eyebrows considering he's still a teenager but he shouldn't be intimidated by the price in today's market. Instead, the fee represents a relatively fair price for one of South America's most prized young talents and his 10-minute cameo against Tottenham provided the Etihad with a glimpse …
Are Manchester City Under-Staffed Up Front?

Are Manchester City Under-Staffed Up Front?

When you think Manchester City, you think rich. They are a club with almost unlimited resources and a burning desire to succeed at domestically, as well as in Europe, who also happen to be guided by a superstar manager.  Indeed, when you look at their squad it's clear that they are literally bursting at the seams with talent.  But all that talent is packed primarily in two areas – midfield and defense. If you are new to Premier League football and …
Mane Vs Sterling - A Statistical Comparison

Mane Vs Sterling - A Statistical Comparison

When Raheem Sterling left Liverpool in the summer of 2015, he did not just leave behind disgusted fans, he also left behind a giant hole in the form of a pacy winger and a good goal scorer. Indeed, the then 20-year old had been the main reason why the Reds could finish sixth in 2014-15 despite the entire season feeling like a hangover from the heights of 2013-14. That Liverpool did not immediately fill the void, made sure his absence …
Bench Warmers to Benchmarks: The EPL's Unlikely Heroes in 2016/17

Bench Warmers to Benchmarks: The EPL's Unlikely Heroes in 2016/17

This seems to be the Chinese year of the underdog. No, not the team of underdogs, THAT title belonged to Leicester City last season. This is redemption hour for the previously isolated, regularly ridiculed individuals; Fringe players who seldom grab the headlines for the right reasons and often grabbed them for the wrong ones.  The tables have turned. Yep, the unlikeliest of heroes are stepping up. Maybe it’s just a case of managers using their star man as decoys to throw opposition managers off, but …
Premier League Week 3 - Five Most Impressive Elements

Premier League Week 3 - Five Most Impressive Elements

Every week of this new Premier League season brings some new incidents or certain players play to their potential, while others seem like a let-down. Three weeks in, there have been a few upsets and surprises already, but which five names managed to impress in the third week? 1. Simon Mignolet Mignolet is one player who always receives criticism of some kind. He has had a rather average start until the last weekend, when he heroically came through for Liverpool …
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