Analysing Dele Alli's match-winning performance against Real Madrid

Analysing Dele Alli's match-winning performance against Real Madrid

Dele Alli has been one of the stars of the Premier League since joining Tottenham from MK Dons. It has been a remarkable rise to the top and on Wednesday, he established himself on the European stage with a match-winning performance against Real Madrid. The Champions League holders have had a poor start to the season by their high standards, but Spurs entered the match at Wembley as the outsiders, considering their lack of elite experience compared to their illustrious opponents. …
Why Christian Eriksen is now one of the league's best midfielders

Why Christian Eriksen is now one of the league's best midfielders

Christian Eriksen has been excellent since the turn of the year and has played a huge role in helping Tottenham consolidate their position in the top four. There had been a fear that they would fall off the pace after Harry Kane's injury, but they have won their last five matches and the Danish international has played a huge role in that. At the age of 25, he continues to develop his game and is showing signs that he is …
How Bad was Paul Pogba Vs Liverpool?

How Bad was Paul Pogba Vs Liverpool?

Stats and ratings can be really cruel on players. When a player plays well, he will be made to look quite good through stats and ratings but when he has a bad day, those stats and ratings will make you look like the worst player on the planet. Although the disproportionate emphasis on the negative side is due to perception bias in the minds of the fans, it can feel pretty real for the players too. Ask Emre Can. Or, …
Reasons Why Sturridge Does Not Fit Into Klopp's League Plans

Reasons Why Sturridge Does Not Fit Into Klopp's League Plans

Daniel Sturridge believes he is the “best striker that Liverpool has” and submits it as his, might I say humble, “personal opinion”. He was quoted by Sky Sports prior to the Manchester United game on Sunday. Other than this one statement, he made a lot of right noises throughout the pretty long quote. In fact, he did say that Klopp was entitled to his own opinion and hence the team that he chooses and that Sturridge himself will always put …
David de Gea – Liverpool’s Nemesis, But Not the Best This Season

David de Gea – Liverpool’s Nemesis, But Not the Best This Season

Liverpool fans generally do not find much fault with Rafa Benitez but some like me do feel that he should have signed David de Gea on the summer transfer deadline day in 2015 for Real Madrid. That he didn't, has troubled Liverpool big time. In the last five league matches between Liverpool and Manchester United, de Gea has put in 17 saves (3.66 per game) and since his move to Real Madrid fell through, he has put in 9 saves (3 …
How Good is Sadio Mane?

How Good is Sadio Mane?

Southampton had another very solid Southampton year.  They'll finish in a Europa League place this year and surpassed their 60 point total last year with 63.  They've had another great season and continue to be the model for how a club should build up from the lower leagues. The Saints have received lots of praise for their youth academy, but their scouting network has also been exemplary.  A good example of that has been the success of Sadio Mane.  Southampton …
Memphis Depay Deserves Another Chance

Memphis Depay Deserves Another Chance

Some shirt numbers in football are quite iconic. They stand out from the rest. The fans flock to buy them - and understandably so with the glorious history behind some of these special shirts in football. Manchester United's number seven certainly falls into that category of prestigious shirts previously worn by the likes of George Best and Bryan Robson to Eric Cantona and the more recent football/fashion icons David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. But in recent years, this theory has …
Notable PFA Team of the Year Snubs

Notable PFA Team of the Year Snubs

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