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 …
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 …
Steven Bergwijn's signing shows Tottenham's intent under Jose Mourinho

Steven Bergwijn's signing shows Tottenham's intent under Jose Mourinho

Tottenham have announced the first signing of the Jose Mourinho era, with Steven Bergwijn joining from PSV Eindhoven. The manager has been putting pressure on Daniel Levy in the media to enter the transfer market for attacking reinforcements and he has been backed. The Dutchman is an exciting forward, who has been followed by the club for a number of months. He is most effective in a wide role, but he has been used as a centre forward during Eredivisie …
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 …
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