Analysing Tottenham's disappointing decline

Analysing Tottenham's disappointing decline

Tottenham will have welcomed the international break, after some sobering results. It was disappointing to get knocked out of the Carabao Cup to Colchester United,  but the supporters will be far more concerned at their last two defeats. The 7-2 mauling at the hands of Bayern Munich as humiliating and shows how far they have fallen since their Champions League heroics last season. The underlying stats of the game hint that the performance wasn't as bad as the scoreline suggests. …
Why Hudson-Odoi's England call-up is bad news for Chelsea

Why Hudson-Odoi's England call-up is bad news for Chelsea

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been a hot topic for discussion among Chelsea supporters this season. The last nine months have seen him emerge into the mainstream, but there is a feeling we could be discussing a more sensational debut season. The teenager has received his first senior England call-up this past week, which follows a transfer window that saw Bayern Munich make several large bids for him. There is no doubting his potential, but Maurizio Sarri remains reluctant to give him …
Liverpool Vs Bayern Munich Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Bayern Munich Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After a brief interlude European football will be back at Anfield on Tuesday night. In their round of 16 tie, Liverpool host the Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on Tuesday. If one looks at the Premier League and Bundesliga tables as of now, we may see them as two very similar teams – both are placed second in their respective domestic leagues and both are separated from the respective league leaders by a whisker. You would just need to look at …
Liverpool: Why Emre Can Is the future, Not Henderson

Liverpool: Why Emre Can Is the future, Not Henderson

One of the biggest mistakes that Klopp made was to allow Jordan Henderson to keep the armband when he took over. Maybe he didn't want to change too much, too soon. But in his second season, Hendo still has it. Apart from him not bossing games or being a natural midfield general ( shouting at the ref doesn't count as commanding), it basically made him "undroppable" and in the process stunted the development of Emre Can in central midfield, because unfortunately for the …
Klopp's Liverpool will not win the title anytime soon

Klopp's Liverpool will not win the title anytime soon

In a fortnight during which rumblings of dressing room and fan unrest have appeared in the media, it could seem that Klopp-mania has well and truly come to an end at Liverpool. While there might be a grain of truth to the stories supposedly coming out of the dressing room, and I believe that to be a good thing (more on that later), the latest story about fan unrest concocted on the basis of some graffiti sprayed on a couple …
Olivier Giroud - One of The Best Strikers?

Olivier Giroud - One of The Best Strikers?

Arsene Wenger’s recently expressed how he thought that Olivier Giroud is one of the best strikers in Europe. His claim has only reignited the debate about his ability. But even if Giroud is not the best striker in the Premier League, that doesn’t mean he can’t be the most important one in this season’s title race for the Gunners. Can Arsenal win the Premier League with Olivier Giroud as their main striker? The argument against him is well-known and the …
Champions League: Bayern Munich vs Manchester City Preview

Champions League: Bayern Munich vs Manchester City Preview

After grabbing a point against fellow Premier League title contenders Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday, Manchester City begin their European campaign at the home of German champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday, a second stop in this nightmarish week that sees them finish off against Jose Mourinho and his band of party-poopers at home next Sunday. Bayern themselves are coming off a 2-0 win against VfB Stuttgart at the Allianz on Saturday, and will be hoping to kick off their …