Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Leicester welcome Crystal Palace on Saturday in Matchday 10 of the Barclays Premier League. At the moment, there is not a lot to differentiate the two sides. They have both garnered an identical 9 points out of a possible 18 in the last 6 games and sit in the 5th and 6th position in the league table respectively. Team News Leicester City Not too adversely affected by injuries, we expect manager Claudio Ranieri bring in Riyad Mahrez and Nathan Dyer into the …
Connor Wickham: Can the Wonderkid Find Himself Again?

Connor Wickham: Can the Wonderkid Find Himself Again?

Hailing from a country starved of success on the international stage for such an extended period of time, the emergence of a young English striking prodigy never fails to set pulses racing amongst followers of the English national team. More often than not, the youngster, fresh faced and having only just broken in to his clubs first team, is thrown into the spotlight, and fans start to wonder whether their new messiah has arisen. Unfortunately for many that succumb to …
Will Mourinho ever trust young players at Chelsea?

Will Mourinho ever trust young players at Chelsea?

In terms of giving opportunities to young and unproven players, current Chelsea manager José Mourinho falls short of what many fans would hope to see. Since being given an almost blank cheque in 2004 upon arriving at Chelsea, Mourinho has splurged cash at every football club he has managed on a variety of talents in favour of entrusting duties to young players making their way through the youth systems at said clubs. However, for what he falls short on in …
Signings that could fire Chelsea to European glory

Signings that could fire Chelsea to European glory

With several games to spare, Chelsea all but too easily cruised to the English top flight honours. However, their manager doesn’t so easily get carried away by such ‘trivial’ achievements. Come summer, Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho will still be relishing adding more quality to his star-studded team, not to mention letting go of some perceived dead wood. The former Real Madrid manager is already licking his lips in the prospect of replicating his enviable domestic achievements in Europe. It is …
Who’s ready to follow Kane into the England side?

Who’s ready to follow Kane into the England side?

Harry Kane has been the player to really break into the big time this season. Scoring freely for Spurs he fully deserved his call up to the senior England squad at the end of March where he capped a memorable debut with a goal against Lithuania to cement the side’s position as favourites to qualify for Euro 2016. Kane had performed well for the U21 side and has gone on to be a major star this season. But it doesn’t …
Arsenal Vs Middlesbrough | FA Cup Preview | Stats & Key Men

Arsenal Vs Middlesbrough | FA Cup Preview | Stats & Key Men

On February 15th, Arsenal welcome the leaders of the Championship, Middlesbrough, to the Emirates Stadium for the 5th round of the FA Cup.  Middlesbrough travel to the home of the FA Cup holders fresh off the upset of the Premier League Champions in round four.  The Gunners are coming off a victory over another Championship side in the last round when they won 3-2 away from home against Brighton.  Middlesbrough may be in the Championship, but Premier League side, Arsenal, …
No More Excuses for Jose Mourinho Next Season

No More Excuses for Jose Mourinho Next Season

You know you’ve had a bad year at the office when the person you labelled a ‘specialist in failure’ ends up with more trophies than you at the end of the season. It also doesn’t help when your nearest rival finishes the year with two more trophies and your ex-protégée comes out on top over 38 games, all the while haemorrhaging goals like a, well, a defence containing Glen Johnson and the ever-inconsistent Agger/Skrtel at its heart. And for all …