Harry Kane & Man City - The Lowdown

Harry Kane & Man City - The Lowdown

To look at any recent incoming Manchester City player, there is often the case of trying not to be extravagant with individual fees paid. The idea of financial doping and maintaining financial fair play regulations is always dismissed, and little judgement was brought upon them upon their recent sanctions. It would appear with the mild fine and easing of FFP through COVID-19, clubs of certain wealth will now proceed with heavy spending. Last summer saw Chelsea splurge around £250 million, …
Raheem Sterling proved why he is first choice for England against Croatia

Raheem Sterling proved why he is first choice for England against Croatia

It seems every international tournament is filled with debate about Raheem Sterling. This will now be his fourth as part of the England squad and his experience will be considered vital by Gareth Southgate. In hindsight, it seems obvious that he would be starting against Croatia, despite his questionable club form. He is trusted by the manager and he adds much needed tournament experience to a youthful squad. There is rightly excitement about the generation coming through now. Marcus Rashford, …
Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Champions League final will be played between two English clubs for the second time in three seasons. Manchester City will start the match as favourites, but Chelsea have the historical record in the competition. The Blues lifted the trophy against all odds in 2012 and they will be confident that they can do similar on Saturday night. There are a lot of similarities between the two campaigns, chiefly a managerial change was made in 2012 and again this year. …
The Structure of Elite Teams

The Structure of Elite Teams

To finish 3rd in any given Premier League season is some feat. For Liverpool FC to have had so many injures, players missing the majority of the season & others forced into roles unfamiliar, is even more so commendable. When COVID-19 hit the UK some 16 months ago, Liverpool sat at the top table as arguably the greatest team on the planet. Fast forward to now, and the seasons close has resulted in sheer relief at achieving a top 4 …
Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This is going to be a fascinating contest, as we get to see a preview of what this season's Champions League final could be like. It is likely that Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola will keep some of their cards close to their chest, with changes expected in both camps. However, a win for either team would provide a lot of momentum going into the final. It is more important for Chelsea, as they are still fighting to secure their …
Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

A few weeks ago, the second Manchester derby of the Premier League season would have been seen as a huge match for the title race. However, Manchester United have fallen off the pace and their focus will be on consolidating their position in the top four. They are currently 14 points behind Manchester City and the run-in is likely to be a procession for Pep Guardiola's side. That said, this fixture is important for the respective fan bases and Ole …
Manchester City vs Tottenham Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Tottenham Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The fortunes of these two sides have changed since their first meeting of the season. Tottenham won the first fixture 2-0, with goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. It was an excellent display of counter attacking football and despite their lack of possession, it was a comfortable victory for Jose Mourinho's side. Following this, they were spoken about as title contenders and some were doubting Pep Guardiola's ability to go again with Manchester City's current squad. Since then, Spurs …
Liverpool Vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

In the recent seasons few fixtures have impacted the title race and the final outcome of the season as much as a Liverpool vs Manchester City game. We will get the latest instalment of this rivalry on Sunday when the league leaders visit the Champions. They will be aiming to stretch their lead at the top of the table to 10 points over the Reds. Liverpool meanwhile have to turn their home form around if they want to have any …
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