Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

It's the second installment of the Mourinho-Guardiola act at Old Trafford, this time in the league cup with a place in the quarterfinal on the line. The moods at both camps cannot be more different to what they were before the last time these two sides met in the Premier League. Both teams had enjoyed a 100% win record in the opening three games before the international break which stood between the Manchester Derby in early September that City won …
Chelsea Vs Manchester City Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

Chelsea Vs Manchester City Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

On February 21st, Chelsea welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge for the fifth round of the FA Cup.  While this match up may not be what it would have been six months ago, it's still a huge tie.  The last two Premier League champions will face off will face off in an attempt to help rescue their disappointing seasons. Team News The majority of Chelsea's squad is fit, but they are injury riddled in one particular area.  The Blues will be …
What's Next For Five EPL Players Out of Contract? | Sagna, Lescott...

What's Next For Five EPL Players Out of Contract? | Sagna, Lescott...

The end of the season is very near and clubs need to start planning their summer transfer business early to prevent a poor start to the next campaign. This has proven to be a problem for several sides in the past, costing managers their jobs in process, therefore it's crucial for clubs, especially near the bottom, to have a good start to the season. There are a lot of players in the Premier League who haven't got a contract for …
Calum Chambers to replace Bacary Sagna? | Stats Analysis & Opinion

Calum Chambers to replace Bacary Sagna? | Stats Analysis & Opinion

The uncertainty surrounding the contract extension of one of Arsenal's longest serving players - Bacary Sagna, has rumour mill buzzing with speculations. The drop in form of Carl Jenkinson, combined with Sagna's unwillingness to 'sing da ting' has led to Arsenal being linked with one of Saints' academy products - Calum Chambers.The 19-year old RB was promoted to the first team in 2012-13 season and has gone on to make 21 league appearances this season. Chambers is primarily a full-back …
Liverpool 5 Arsenal 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 5 Arsenal 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool sent a strong message to their top 4 rivals with an incredible performance against league leaders Arsenal, starting the game at such a high tempo that Arsenal couldn't catch a breath. By the time they had, the game was already won in under 20 minutes. In terms of how Liverpool played, there wasn't much different to what we have seen on many occasions already this season, especially at Anfield. A quick start which has become the Reds trademark under …
Sagna set to hold fresh contract talks | 13/14 Arsenal Stats

Sagna set to hold fresh contract talks | 13/14 Arsenal Stats

According to the Telegraph Bacary Sagna is due to hold fresh talks with Arsenal over a new contract although they do state that the negotiations could drag on until the summer. Sagna has been a key player in Arsenal's quest to remain at the top of the Premier League with them being light in reserve at the right back position. Sagna, in his 7th season with the Gunners, has played 1530 minutes (17 starts) for Arsenal this season and been …
Player Performance Analysis | Bacary Sagna

Player Performance Analysis | Bacary Sagna

After an awful 2012-2013 season, Bacary Sagna has had a revival this season and put in an impressive performance to help Arsenal get out of Selhurst Park with the three points, despite going down to 10 men.  Sagna is not only having a bounce back season, but Sagna had a bounce back game after being one of the players at fault for Borussia Dortmund's winning goal midweek, in the Champions League. Since Arsenal's top three wingers, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski …
Arsenal 4 Norwich 1 | Match Report and Stats Analysis

Arsenal 4 Norwich 1 | Match Report and Stats Analysis

Santi Cazorla recovered from an ankle injury to slot into the Arsenal starting XI for their clash against Norwich on the weekend. Bacary Sagna replaced Carl Jenkinson, after picking up a knock and star man Mesut Özil also recovered from a minor knock to feature against the Canaries. Olivier Giroud continued to lead the line. The only change for Norwich came in the form of £5m summer signing Gary Hooper, making his first full start for Norwich, replacing Ricky Van …
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