Will United Keep Their Nerve With Solskjaer Decision?

Will United Keep Their Nerve With Solskjaer Decision?

The international break has made an untimely appearance for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Manchester United’s limp defeat at the hands of Newcastle on Sunday will allow for two weeks of negative sentiment to fester before the side face Liverpool on resumption of league hostilities. Given that defeat against the Reds last year brought Jose Mourinho’s tenure to an end, speculation is rife that a similar fate awaits the Norwegian on the 20th of October should United suffer a similar fate.  Reports …
Analysing Tottenham's disappointing decline

Analysing Tottenham's disappointing decline

Tottenham will have welcomed the international break, after some sobering results. It was disappointing to get knocked out of the Carabao Cup to Colchester United,  but the supporters will be far more concerned at their last two defeats. The 7-2 mauling at the hands of Bayern Munich as humiliating and shows how far they have fallen since their Champions League heroics last season. The underlying stats of the game hint that the performance wasn't as bad as the scoreline suggests. …
Liverpool Snatch a Win Over Leicester City in Stoppage Time

Liverpool Snatch a Win Over Leicester City in Stoppage Time

For the second game in four days, Liverpool established a first-half lead, squandered it in the second half and then scrambled, in the end, to snatch a win at the end of the game. Against RB Salzburg in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Mohammed Salah’s 69th-minute winner was required to secure a win after the Champions League winners from last season had scored 3 first-half goals. Against Leicester City in the Premier League today, the league leaders needed a …
Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Chelsea face a tricky trip to St Mary’s Stadium as they attempt to put together a run of results to launch them into Champions League contention. It has been an encouraging, if inconsistent, start to life as a Premier League manager for Frank Lampard. The supporters have been excited by his team selections and the performances of many players. However, the board will want to see more consistency in results before this appointment can be considered a success. The match …
Arsenal vs Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Arsenal vs Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Arsenal struggled to a 1-1 draw against Manchester United in their last match, keeping them in the top four. Top four is their ultimate goal, but they'll need to improve to stay there. Their performances have them looking more like a mid-table team than a top four one. Bournemouth at home is a good opportunity to prove that they can play like a top four team. They've done well in the fixture in the past and the Cherries porous defense …
Liverpool vs Leicester City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Leicester City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool face one of their most difficult games of the season to date as they welcome Leicester City to Anfield. The Reds have won every game in the Premier League so far, but there will be concerns about how they will fare against former manager Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes. This will be the Leicester manager’s first return to his former club since he was replaced by Jurgen Klopp. The fact that his team are currently in the top four does add …
Arsenal's Lack of Link Play Limits Them Against United

Arsenal's Lack of Link Play Limits Them Against United

Arsenal's draw at Old Trafford continued a run of satisfactory results but underwhelming performances. Their plan appeared to be to sit back and hit Manchester United on the counterattack. While the satisfactory result suggests the plan worked, they struggled to counter effectively. This exposed an issue that has manifested itself in a few different ways this season; Arsenal don't have a good link between their midfield and attack. [caption id="attachment_84034" align="alignleft" width="196"] Arsenal's average position map against Liverpool courtesy of …
Lille vs Chelsea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

Chelsea have had an exciting start to the season with a number of young players making an impact under the guidance of Frank Lampard. The supporters will be hoping that they can now start to find consistency in results, with a kind run of fixtures upcoming. They lost their opening Champions League match of the season, despite having chances to win the game. The Blues now travel to face Lille, which will be a tricky fixture, but one they must …
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