Reece Oxford's Bundesliga Loan Shows Up Flaws in English Youth System

Reece Oxford's Bundesliga Loan Shows Up Flaws in English Youth System

The Premier League is seen as the most exciting league in the world and for good reason too. Any team can beat any other and the talent levels are increasing across the league. It may not feature one of the best teams in Europe, with the English teams struggling on the continent in recent seasons, but the product is excellent. The huge television deal has led to increased prices and there is now genuine value in developing your own players …
10 Biggest Shocks of the 2016-17 Premier League Season

10 Biggest Shocks of the 2016-17 Premier League Season

Saturday's Champions League final concluded the 2016-17 football season and it had it all. From red cards to diving and world-class goals to controversial decisions - the final was a great end to another whirlwind campaign. In the Premier League, there were plenty of ups and downs. Some clubs achieved their aims, while others disappointed and under-achieved. But while there were many of the usual features throughout a Premier League campaign, there were a number of surprises. Here are 10 …
West Ham Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Only a couple of game weeks of Premier League football are left this season and the air is thick with talks of x number of knock-out games. Most of the teams that are playing for something more than pride and points now – be it relegation or European qualification, have to treat their remaining league matches as “finals” to achieve their targets. Arsenal and Liverpool need to win their remaining games to ensure the other does get the fourth spot. …
West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

After their win over local rivals Arsenal last weekend, Tottenham will be wanting to carry on their good form against West Ham United. There is no love lost between these clubs and it will be another fiercely contested match. Although the Hammers haven't had the best season, they will be looking to give their supporters something to cheer about with a win over Spurs. There is still a chance that Mauricio Pochettino's team can win the title this season and …
Arsenal v West Ham Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v West Ham Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

It's April, which marks the beginning of proper business end of the season, when the title is decided at the very top and relegation will seal the fate of three sides at the bottom. Prelude For Arsenal, it's that time of the year when they go on a run of winning games to steadily consolidate their place in the top four and find themselves in the hat when the Champions League draw is made in the following campaign. But this …
Five things to look out for in the Premier League this week

Five things to look out for in the Premier League this week

There's another exciting weekend in the Premier League ahead as clubs are now well and truly back to league action following last week's cup competitions. The biggest game of the weekend will undoubtedly be Liverpool's clash against Arsenal in Saturday's late kick-off at Anfield but there are also key battles at the other end of the table as Leicester City host Hull City and Swansea take on Burnley at the Liberty Stadium Tottenham will face a tough clash against Everton …
Argentine will become key West Ham attacker in Payet's absence

Argentine will become key West Ham attacker in Payet's absence

Following Dmitri Payet's departure from West Ham, the club must now turn to Manuel Lanzini as their key attacker and the Argentine must deliver. He faces a heavy burden - following in the footsteps of the talented Frenchman but Lanzini's importance to Slaven Bilic's side has doubled given Payet's departure. Despite a shaky start to the season and statistics which were much less impressive than his numbers in the final weeks of the 2015-16 season, Payet still held much importance …
Can Watford’s Serie A Imports Push Them Up the Table? – Part 1: Mauro Zarate

Can Watford’s Serie A Imports Push Them Up the Table? – Part 1: Mauro Zarate

This winter transfer window has been an interesting one. It proves a couple of points about the English Premier League and the nature of transfers in the winter. First, there is a widely held belief that the winter transfer market is overpriced and it seems that top six clubs generally have to over pay for what they buy in January. In case of a debate, I just name three Liverpool transfers – Suarez, Coutinho and Sturridge to counter this, but …
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