Is this the best relegated XI of the Premier League 2016-17?

Is this the best relegated XI of the Premier League 2016-17?

Big Sam Allardyce's 4-0 humbling of Tigers ended the relegation battle rather prematurely confirming the relegation of Hull City, Middlesbrough and Sunderland from the Premier League. Despite the Tigers shipping out a league high of 73 goals, Boro being dubbed as the most boring Premier League side ever and the Black Cats failing to turn up all season, we pick 11 individuals who were the shining light in an otherwise gloomy league campaign for their respective sides. JORDAN PICKFORD (GK) …
Chelsea Vs Middlesbrough Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea Vs Middlesbrough Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

In the previous two seasons of the Premier League the league title had been decided before the 35th game week. Chelsea had won at a canter in the 2014-15 season and Leicester had wrapped up the title in 2015-16 by the first week of May.  This season however, there is still a semblance of a title race left even though the involved teams only a handful of matches left to play. At the other end of the table, Sunderland have been …
Middlesbrough and the Final Pass Problem

Middlesbrough and the Final Pass Problem

When Leicester sacked Claudio Ranieri some weeks ago, the attention of the millions across the world had shifted to the Foxes, who were floundering in the relegation zone at that time. The decision to bring the axe down on someone who won them the Premier League, achieving what has gone down as the greatest achievement in sports history, seemed contentious and attracted varying reactions from everyone even remotely associated with the game. Amidst all the struggles that Leicester were facing …
Who will be in the Premier League relegation places?

Who will be in the Premier League relegation places?

The Premier League season has not even kicked off yet, so this may seem a little morbid, but with so much focus on the top of the table and who will be fighting for European spots, I want to take a look at who will be fighting for their Premier League existence this year and who could be looking at relegation. As I said, some will find it morbid to speak about this already, but for every winner there is …
EPL in Brazil Part 2: Spain | Silva, Mata, De Gea, Torres Stats

EPL in Brazil Part 2: Spain | Silva, Mata, De Gea, Torres Stats

After looking at the England WC squad in Part 1 of the series, we move on to one of the hot favorites (besides Brazil) to win the tournament – Spain. La Roja will be looking to win an unprecedented fourth major tournament on the trot, and here we look at the Premier League contingent making the trip to Brazil with them. Del Bosque calls on the two Davids from Manchester It is a testament to the strength of Spain’s goalkeeping …
Sergio Aguero Player Season Review

Sergio Aguero Player Season Review

When fit, Sergio Aguero has been in fantastic form for Manchester City so far this season. The Argentinian is now in his third season in the Premier League, and he has established himself as one of the league’s best players. Aguero has 15 goals this season which impressively have come from 15 starts. City have been very attacking under Manuel Pellegrini this season, and Aguero is someone who has benefited from his style of management. What makes Aguero’s total so …
Newcastle United vs Manchester City | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Newcastle United vs Manchester City | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Following their 6-0 dismantling of West Ham United in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night, Manuel Pellegrini's City side face a trip up to St James' Park. Man City haven't lost away from from home since their 1-0 defeat to Sunderland back in early November, while Newcastle have won 3 of their last five home matches. Team News Mathieu Debuchy remains suspended for the hosts, while Yohan Cabaye and Tim Krul face late fitness tests. Yaya Toure and Jesus …
'The Beast' Shows Off His Beautiful Side | Negredo Analysis

'The Beast' Shows Off His Beautiful Side | Negredo Analysis

Nicknamed the 'Beast' by his adoring fans, Alvaro Negredo, aged 28, is quickly becoming a Premier League sensation for Manchester City. Standing at 6 foot 1, he is a fairly average height for a centre forward, however, he accompanies this stature with tremendous bodily strength, which defenders cannot cope with at this moment in time. The fact that Negredo combines this bodily strength with beautiful footwork is what's really making him one of the best strikers around. He has cemented …
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