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

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

Tottenham will return to Premier League football this weekend with a spring in their step. They overcame the odds to qualify for the next round of the Champions League after taking just one point from their opening three matches. They welcome Burnley to Wembley on Saturday and will be looking to take all three points. The performance at the Nou Camp was very good. It could be said that Los Cules rested key players for the match, but it was still …
Burnley Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

When Liverpool travelled to Turf Moor in the second game of the 2016-17 season, Jurgen Klopp was starting his first full season in charge of the Reds and his team had already defeated Arsenal in the first game. Then at Turf Moor they ran in to Sean Dyche’s Burnley and their low-block defence. Try as they may, the high-tempo Liverpool were not able to unlock that defence and lost the game 2-0. It almost became a template that teams adopted …
Burnley vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Burnley vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they visit Burnley on Sunday. The home side haven’t enjoyed the best start to the season and their defeat to Manchester City last weekend was close to embarrassing. That said, there will be more teams that go to the Etihad Stadium and concede plenty of goals. For the visitors, they will be wanting to increase the pressure on the league leaders with a similar performance at …
VAR and the Law

VAR and the Law

In the aftermath of VAR’s shambolic outing in Tottenham’s FA Cup meeting with Rochdale in February, Mark Thompson (@EveryTeam_Mark) penned a thought-provoking piece on the need to look at the laws of the game in the same way as the laws of the land. It argued that the rules laid down by the FA are open-textured, and that different valid interpretations are possible within the broad ‘statutory’ limits. This is perfectly true – as the famous professor of jurisprudence H.L.A …
Burnley v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Burnley v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

As the final game before the first international break, Manchester United make a short trip to Burnley in Lancashire to prevent a third loss in the first four games - for the first time since 1987. Manchester United are in the middle of an actual crisis - yet not serious enough to press the panic button yet. Unlike the defeat against Brighton, United's performance in the first half against Tottenham Hotspur despite the nature of the result would have given …
Arsenal v Burnley Preview | Team News & Key Players

Arsenal v Burnley Preview | Team News & Key Players

Following their disappointing loss to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League, Arsenal's season is essentially over.  Their season is just about winning as many games for Arsene Wenger before he leaves.  This one, in particular, will be big as it is his last home game as Arsenal manager.  The Arsenal players will want to see Wenger win his last home match as Arsenal boss, so they'll be as motivated as can be for this match. Burnley have had their best …
Burnley vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

The season is drawing to an end and these two clubs have had differing fortunes. Burnley have had a spectacular campaign as they have been by far the best of the rest. Sean Dyche’s men still have a chance of finishing in the top six and that would represent one of the best achievements in Premier League history considering the past success of the club. Meanwhile, Chelsea have faltered in their title defence and are left scrambling to restore pride …
Who Should Win Premier League Manager Of The Year?

Who Should Win Premier League Manager Of The Year?

The Premier League season is once again almost over, and just about everything has been wrapped up. The title has been won, the top four and relegation battles have all but been decided, and even the European places seem pretty much certain. And whilst there may yet be a twist or two in the tale, I don’t think it’s too early to have a look at which managers are in serious contention for the coveted Manager of the Year prize, …
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