Mesut Özil - A Revival In The Offing?

Mesut Özil - A Revival In The Offing?

There comes a time in an unfulfilled footballer’s career when he realises the futility of his ways. It suddenly dawns on him that a talent bestowed upon a select few has been squandered for years. The truth hits him like a ton of bricks and he resolves to focus his energies on fulfilling his destiny. He may not have a lot of time left in the game but by God, people would remember him for the pleasure he offered in …
Arsenal vs Leeds United Preview | Team News & Key Players

Arsenal vs Leeds United Preview | Team News & Key Players

Arsenal are coming off a huge win against Manchester United. Mikel Arteta got his first win as manager and Arsenal played as well as they have all season. The Gunners looked exhausted after playing three matches in a week. They may take this as a chance to get their key players some rest. Leeds United are flying in the Championship. They are top of the league on goal difference and are nine points ahead of the playoff spots. Promotion is …
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest - Preview

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest - Preview

The FA Cup Third Round weekend is one of the best of the footballing season. Although the competition isn't as revered as it once was, there remains a sprinkling of magic and intriguing match-ups. There is also opportunity for fringe players to make their claim following a busy Christmas period. Chelsea welcome Nottingham Forest to Stamford Bridge, as two former European Cup winners come head-to-head. There is extra needle to this fixture, due to Frank Lampard's brief spell in charge …
Liverpool Vs Everton FA Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Everton FA Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

For the top teams in England, the quest for FA Cup begins now, as the third round of the competition will be played this weekend. There are a few all Premier League ties in this round, the most prominent being Liverpool vs Everton at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. Liverpool are at the top of the league with 58 points from 20 games and come into this game having negotiated a large part of the fixture-congested holiday period without dropping any …
Middlesbrough vs Tottenham Preview

Middlesbrough vs Tottenham Preview

The beginning of the Jose Mourinho's reign at Tottenham has done little to dispel the discussion about his decline as a top level coach. They have been inconsistent and unconvincing, but this competition could breathe life into the club. The major reason why the Portuguese head coach was targeted was his superb record as a trophy winner. He has won everywhere he has managed and Spurs desperately need some silverware to christen the new stadium. They face a tricky away …
Manchester United's midfield woes need to be addressed this month

Manchester United's midfield woes need to be addressed this month

Manchester United enter January needing reinforcements if they are to go on to have a successful season. Their current position is disappointing, but the struggles of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham mean that they can still finish in the top four with the gap being five points. They will need significant improvement to do this, therefore the board needs to be active in the winter transfer window. It appears that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer maintains the backing from those above. This month …
Brighton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea face a difficult test on New Year's Day as they travel to Brighton and Hove Albion at lunch-time. The Blues have been inconsistent, but they are likely to benefit from playing away from home. Frank Lampard's side have had real trouble at Stamford Bridge, with their best football being played on the road. Meanwhile, they will be coming up against an inconsistent Seagulls' team. Although Graham Potter oversaw a win at the weekend, their recent form hasn't been great …
Southampton vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Tottenham continue to struggle to find their stride under Jose Mourinho and they will be hoping for more consistency in 2020. Their first test will come on the South Coast as they travel to St Mary's Stadium to face Southampton. The Saints have shown improvements during recent weeks, moving away from the bottom three in the process. However, they have a difficult run coming up and will realise the importance of continuing to pick up points. This is a fixture …
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