Chelsea vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This has become one of the big fixtures of the modern Premier League and this year, the focus will be on the Champions League race. An extra layer of intrigue has been added by the recent news that Manchester City will be banned from the competition for the next two seasons. This could mean that 5th place is enough for a Champions League place. Both Chelsea and Manchester United will be hoping that this is the case as it increases …
Aston Villa vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

These two teams will return from their winter break with very different aims for the rest of the season. Aston Villa will be fighting to remain in the Premier League, while Tottenham will be gunning for a top four finish. The hosts have had a strange season, as they have struggled in the league, yet managed to qualify for the Carabao Cup final. This is a fixture that they will be targeting for a positive result, as Spurs have been inconsistent …
Norwich City Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Norwich City Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League took a winter break, possibly for the first time in its history last week. That means that most of the sides were able to go on a break but not all. But two sides that did manage to go on a break – Liverpool (at least the first squad) and Norwich City will go head to head this Saturday, when the Premier League action resumes. Liverpool will travel to Carrow Road for a 5:30 PM kickoff on …
Hakim Ziyech will help Chelsea break down weaker Premier League teams

Hakim Ziyech will help Chelsea break down weaker Premier League teams

Chelsea are set to be active this summer, following a year without any additions and they have already made a signing for the 2020/21 campaign. They have signed Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech, who has been tracked by a number of the biggest clubs in Europe during the last 24 months. BBC Sport report that the fee could rise to €44 million, which still seems a great price for the Premier League side. The Moroccan international is proven at the highest …
Naby Keita is now ready to secure a first-team place at Liverpool

Naby Keita is now ready to secure a first-team place at Liverpool

Naby Keita was a priority target by Jurgen Klopp, which was shown by Liverpool's willingness to arrange a 2018 summer transfer a year in advance. It was thought that the midfielder would be the perfect fit for the German's style, as he can excel in a number of central roles. There have been flashes of brilliance from the Guinea international, but injuries have prevented him from locking down a regular starting role. Supporters and coaching staff alike will be hoping that …
Martial is running out of time to secure long-term striker role at Manchester United

Martial is running out of time to secure long-term striker role at Manchester United

Anthony Martial has been given a major chance this season to secure the role as Manchester United's number nine. This is the position that he wanted to play upon signing for the club, but his path has been blocked at various times by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku, Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford. The decision not to sign a striker in the summer led to the Frenchman getting the number nine shirt and the opportunity on the pitch, with Rashford playing …
Tottenham vs Southampton Preview | Team News & Key Players

Tottenham vs Southampton Preview | Team News & Key Players

The Premier League staggered winter break is now here, but unfortunately, the lack of foresight regarding FA Cup replays will affect Tottenham and Southampton. Both sides are supposed to be in their two-week winter break now, but they will face-off on Wednesday for a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup. This is due to the two sides drawing just over a week ago on the South Coast. A late Sofiane Boufal goal denied Spurs, who had taken …
Mid-Nineties Liverpool Offer Manchester United Transfer Lessons

Mid-Nineties Liverpool Offer Manchester United Transfer Lessons

An interesting statistic hit the internet a few days ago. It cost Manchester United £820 million to assemble their current squad. At the start of the previous decade, when the Red Devils were holders of the Premier League having won three on the bounce, the cost was £238 million. The announcement of these figures startled readers, but given how the economics of football have changed in these ten years, they should come as no surprise. The only reason why we …
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