Battering Rams In Midfield The Differentiator For Liverpool

Battering Rams In Midfield The Differentiator For Liverpool

The love-in for Jordan Henderson has picked up steam in the last couple of months. After fears about his ability to stand in for Fabinho in December subsided fairly quickly, he also deputised for Virgil Van Dijk against Monterrey at the Club World Cup to prove that there wasn’t any job that was beyond him. In the final, his raking pass to Sadio Mane that set up Bobby Firmino’s winning goal was the cherry on top of an outstanding display …
Reece James is the next breakout star at Chelsea

Reece James is the next breakout star at Chelsea

Reece James' early season injury has seen him fly under the radar at Chelsea. The right back continues to be used frequently by Frank Lampard, who would have been aware of his talents following a successful loan spell with Wigan Athletic. The current Blues' boss managed Derby County, therefore he will have been very aware of the performances of the young player last season. He is very much an all-action full-back, capable of adding an extra dimension to the attack, …
Harry Winks could be the answer to Manchester United’s midfield issues

Harry Winks could be the answer to Manchester United’s midfield issues

Harry Winks has struggled to impress Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese manager took over at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Spurs' academy graduate thrived under Mauricio Pochettino, allowing him to break into the England squad. However, his place in the squad for the European Championships is under threat and his long term club future is now in doubt. The Athletic report that Manchester United and Manchester City are tracking the midfielder. The former have an eye on a transfer this …
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 …
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 …
The Death Of The Classic Number Ten

The Death Of The Classic Number Ten

When Lionel Scaloni was appointed caretaker manager of Argentina after a disastrous World Cup campaign, he claimed that the game was becoming more direct and that he was going to implant a style in that image on his side. After a year of disjointed performances and having been given the job permanently since, the former West Ham player’s team have looked the part in recent months. He has built a side in the way he promised and whisper it quietly …
Unai Emery - A sacking that came too late

Unai Emery - A sacking that came too late

Unai Emery has become the third managerial casualty of the Premier League season, following a run of seven matches without victory. Any manager would come under pressure after such results, but at a top-six club like Arsenal, it is unforgivable. Regular watchers of the Gunners will attest that this decision has been coming for a long time, with many supporters wanting a managerial change in the summer. Last season was a nearly season for the Spanish manager, as he led …
Haaland is a transfer coup within Manchester United’s grasp

Haaland is a transfer coup within Manchester United’s grasp

The Austrian Bundesliga to the Premier League is a road few have travelled, but the recent rumours linking Erling Braut Haaland to Manchester United are exciting. The Athletic report that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deployed his favoured scout to keep a close watch on the Norweigen goal-scoring sensation with a view to a transfer. The potential move has long been speculated about on social media, with United fans making the obvious links between their current manager and the young striker. They …
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