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

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

Liverpool encountering a team from Manchester has always been an historical occasion, yet the United of old have well and truly been overtake, by the juggernaut that is Manchester City. These two sides (Liverpool & Man City) are already vying for the upper positions within the Premier League, and Sunday’s game holds huge significance this early in the season. With just a point separating the two sides, Pep will arrive at Anfield after a very impressive outing versus Chelsea. City …
Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

This weekend sees a clash between two of the title favourites. The pressure is on Manchester City, as they have already dropped points twice this season. Meanwhile, Chelsea are the early pace setters with the only dropped points coming against Liverpool, when they went down to ten men. A win for either side would send a real statement. There is narrative to this fixture, as it was last season’s Champions League final. Since Thomas Tuchel took over at Stamford Bridge, …
Manchester City vs Arsenal | Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

This Saturday looks to really mark the start of the new season. Four of the traditional top six will be facing each other, which will create a great spectacle for the neutral. Manchester City host Arsenal in the early kick off, as Mikel Arteta tries to get one over on his mentor Pep Guardiola. Neither team have started the new season with fluency, which means there is a great opportunity for one to put down a marker. The home side …
Tottenham vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Two of the top six meet during the opening weekend, as Manchester City travel to the capital to face Tottenham. It is the first competitive fixture in charge for Nuno Espirito Santo and he couldn't have chosen a more difficult one. City started slowly last season, but they are unlikely to face similar issues in the 2021/22 campaign. The Harry Kane transfer saga continues to rumble on. It will be interesting to see if he features against the team trying …
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 …
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