Top 7 PFA Young Player of the Year Contenders

Top 7 PFA Young Player of the Year Contenders

With the Premier League season slowly winding down, it is that time of the year where the player of the year is determined. More specifically the young player of the year. To be eligible for the award, a player must be 23 years or younger at the beginning of the season. Currently held by Harry Kane coming off his breakout year, could we see another Tottenham player win the award or could we see the same retain it? Here are …
Could Mitrovic be the Answer to Newcastle's Woes?

Could Mitrovic be the Answer to Newcastle's Woes?

Aleksandar Mitrovic has had an interesting start to his career in the Premier League with one red and two yellow cards to his name already. He could arguably have been sent off on all three occasions, but there is a very talented player underneath the disciplinary issues. His performance against Chelsea suggests that he has learned from his three match suspension and that he won't be as rash as he was in his first four games. The Serbian is only …
Kevin de Bruyne - Player Performance Analysis

Kevin de Bruyne - Player Performance Analysis

Manchester City put out an astonishing £300M worth of players in the starting XI with the £55m new man Kevin de Bruyne making his first Premier League start of the season. On a day where the Premier League leaders were expected to cruise to victory, Slaven Bilic's men though, had other ideas, taking a 2-0 lead in the first half. Star man Kevin de Bruyne pulled one back with a finely taken goal before half-time but West Ham held on, to …
Riyad Mahrez - An In-Depth Look Into The Early Season Sensation

Riyad Mahrez - An In-Depth Look Into The Early Season Sensation

Before the season started, I was told to watch out for Riyad Mahrez as he was set to light the division on fire in 2015/16. After hearing that Claudio Ranieri was taking over at the KP Stadium, I thought Leicester were set for relegation and I didn't think that any individual players at the club could make an impression. After the opening four rounds of fixtures, it's clear that Leicester have continued their form from last season. In addition to …
Player Performance Analysis: Andre Ayew v Manchester United

Player Performance Analysis: Andre Ayew v Manchester United

One of the themes of this weekend was away teams winning. That theme did not hold true at the Liberty Stadium though as Swansea came out 2-1 victors over Manchester United.  Swansea continued their recent dominance over United with their third win in a row over the Red Devils.  After already getting a draw away to Chelsea, the Swans have built on their noteworthy start with this win and find themselves fourth going into the international break. Considering some of …
Pedro vs West Bromwich Albion: Player Performance Analysis

Pedro vs West Bromwich Albion: Player Performance Analysis

After only one point from their first two games, Chelsea needed to get their act together in their third game.  To bolster their squad, the Blues bought Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona.  They wrapped the deal up quickly by immediately agreeing to mach Barcelona's asking price of £21m and just like that Jose Mourinho had a new player at his disposal. While much was made of the fact that Chelsea stole him from under the nose of Manchester United, not too …
Player Performance Analysis | Joe Gomez vs Arsenal

Player Performance Analysis | Joe Gomez vs Arsenal

Stage: The Emirates on a Monday night. Scene: An 18-year-old playing out of position at left-back against one of the most lethal attacks from last season in the league. Result: No sweat. You couldn't have seen it anyway due to the downpour in London. Joe Gomez not only kept a cool head as is fast becoming trademark for him, he also kept Arsenal's potent attack at bay while looking the part of an experience professional. Last season when he was …
Player Performance Analysis: Aguero vs Chelsea

Player Performance Analysis: Aguero vs Chelsea

Manchester City are riding high after their splendid 3-0 victory against defending champions Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium last Sunday. Aguero’s first goal gave City the right foundation, and the party continued, as Kompany and Fernandinho scored. Pellegrini looked a happy man as his team delivered right from the start. One man in particular was exceptional and that would be Sergio Aguero. Up until half-time, stats showed that Chelsea had zero shots attempted on target whereas the four attempted shots …