The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 13

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 13

It's almost Christmas, and the Premier League season is racing by at a rate of knots. Some Premier League teams have just had their first midweek game of the season and will now find out what they're really made of with another round of games this weekend. It's all well and good playing well every weekend, but can teams with thin squads cope with games every 3-4 days as they will experience over the next three weeks or so? This …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 12

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 12

Matchweek 12 is in the books, and there's no rest for the Premier League as we are set to roll straight into Matchweek 13 starting Tuesday night. Over this past week we saw some good football, some bad football, some expected results and some surprising results. We witness players making good decisions and turning in good displays, we witnessed players making bad decisions and turning in stinkers, and then we witnessed Granit Xhaka. The less said about him the better, …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 10

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 10

In a season that has given us goals, controversy, shocks, shocking defending and injuries by the dozen, Matchweek 10 provided it all and lots of entertainment to boot. Of the ten games, nine of them were good games of football for the neutral. Chelsea vs Spurs was the only dull game, but even then the tactical battle between Lampard and Mourinho was interesting. From managers sniping at each other through the media, to Des Kelly stumbling over his words trying …
Arsenal vs Sheffield United Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Sheffield United Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal suffered their first loss of the season at Anfield on Saturday. They'll look to get back on track with a victory over winless Sheffield United. They currently sit fifth in the table, a good start, but not where they aim to finish. The Blades have had a difficult start to the season. They have yet to score a goal and yet to secure a point this season. They'll need to turn things around quickly if they aim to build …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 3

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 3

Another week in the books, a whole lot of controversy arising from multiple games and some of the worst defending the Premier League has ever seen. This season is shaping up to be very interesting for a number of reasons, not least of them the fact that Leicester, Everton and Aston Villa currently sit in the top four alongside Liverpool. Only Leicester and the Merseyside clubs have won three from three, with Villa sitting on two wins from two. Those …
Liverpool Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Of the various rivalries within Premier League’s Big Six, Liverpool vs Arsenal might be considered one of the less abrasive ones, but this fixture has provided some very entertaining games in the past. That is why a week where these two footballing giants play each other twice should be considered a special one. The week of 28th September is one such week. First, the Gunners visit the Reds on Monday night to try and continue their victorious start or at …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Premier League is back. Eight games have been played, sixteen teams have begun their seasons, filled with a mix of optimism and trepidation. Teams coming off good seasons will have been hoping to carry that form into the new season and kick on up the table. Others will have wanted to shake off the stench of disappointment after a bad season last time around. For only the second time since the dawn of the Premier League era (05-06 the …
Why Can't Elite Teams Defend Anymore?

Why Can't Elite Teams Defend Anymore?

A video of Alphonso Davies went viral when football returned to the Bundesliga in May. In a crucial encounter against Borussia Dortmund which eventually tipped the league title Bayern Munich’s way, the left-back made an astonishing recovery run dispossessing Erling Haaland in the box while he was poised to score. With the striker having a head start of 12.5 meters on him, Davies caught up in 3.1 seconds while hitting a top speed of 35 km/h. The Canadian’s speed had …
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