Can Tottenham Be Viewed As Genuine Contenders?

Can Tottenham Be Viewed As Genuine Contenders?

For the first two-thirds of this Premier League season, it is fair to say that the race to be crowned champions was one that only involved two entrants. Manchester City and Liverpool were viewed as the only realistic winners of English football’s biggest prize, with the Merseysiders eyeing their first ever Premier League crown. However, dropped points from both outfits in the past few weeks has shifted the title landscape considerably. What was viewed as a titanic struggle between two …
Chelsea will risk losing a huge talent if Christensen isn't given starts.

Chelsea will risk losing a huge talent if Christensen isn't given starts.

Chelsea are approaching a crossroads under Maurizio Sarri. They remain in all the cup competitions, therefore their season is far from over, but recent results have been a worry. They have been humiliated against Bournemouth and Manchester City, with the manager openly criticising the mentality of the players. This has been a problem that has affected the Blues for a long time and it is now time for change. They have one of the finest youth academies at their disposal …
London PL clubs in Europe: Statistical Outlook

London PL clubs in Europe: Statistical Outlook

This season, every Premier League club involved in European group stage action has successfully avoided a humiliatingly early exit. The difficulties associated with battling on two fronts are already well-documented in Premier League lore, as reinforced by the fact that the Champions League trophy has been absent from English shores since 2013. Even more staggeringly, 1999 remains the last time an English team won it without lucking out in a penalty shootout at the final, with 2008 still the last …
Mohamed Salah: The One Season Wonder Who Forgot to Read the Script

Mohamed Salah: The One Season Wonder Who Forgot to Read the Script

This week, on a BeIN Sports interaction, Jose Mourinho decided to defend Chelsea’s decision to sell Mohamed Salah back in 2015-16. And he defended the decision, as he generally defends everything, by shifting the blame to others, some unknowns at Chelsea and even Salah himself, in this case. His quotes:
“For a start people try to identify me as the coach that sold Salah. I am the coach that bought Salah. It’s completely the wrong idea…We wanted to work …
Liverpool Survive Crystal Palace Scare with a Hard-Fought 4-3 Win

Liverpool Survive Crystal Palace Scare with a Hard-Fought 4-3 Win

It was at a later point in the season, but in 2013-14, Liverpool were leading the table, Manchester City were the chasers and the Reds had to play Crystal Palace. The Eagles scored three goals at Selhurst Park and ended the Reds’ title push for that season. Today, they again scored three goals, albeit at Anfield. But Liverpool had that sliver of extra insurance in the form of a fourth goal, which will help them keep their lead at the …
Evaluating Unai Emery's Start at Arsenal

Evaluating Unai Emery's Start at Arsenal

When Arsene Wenger stepped down at the end of last season he was leaving a gigantic hole for his successor to fill. Arsenal chose Unai Emery to fill that hole. His first six months have had some highlights, such as the 22 game unbeaten run, and some low-lights, such as the 5-1 beat down at the hands of Liverpool. More than halfway through the season the honeymoon period is over, so it is time to start evaluating the work Emery has …
Premier League Transfers This January: A Tepid Window So Far

Premier League Transfers This January: A Tepid Window So Far

The January transfer window is like an annual second chance for all football clubs – but more so for the clubs from the top leagues like the Premier League. The pressure in the top leagues is so intense that if a manager or a transfer committee blundered in the summer transfer window then by December all seems lost. Case in point, Manchester United this season.  But the January window provides an opportunity to set the mistakes right and aim for …
Cautious Liverpool Scrape Through with a 1-0 Win at Brighton

Cautious Liverpool Scrape Through with a 1-0 Win at Brighton

January has been a terrible month for Liverpool in the recent seasons and with two losses in last two games, one to Manchester City in the league and then to Wolves in the FA Cup, it seemed that the Reds were just following the annual pattern. However, Jurgen Klopp’s rested but depleted team managed to hold on to a narrow 1-0 win at Brighton today, stretching their lead over Manchester City back to seven points, at least for two days. …
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