Chelsea must not push Tammy Abraham aside

Chelsea must not push Tammy Abraham aside

Chelsea have laid solid foundations under Frank Lampard, as the team have qualified for next season's Champions League. The belief in the manager and his wish to develop the youth players has paid dividends for Roman Abramovich. Although the season won't be remembered as one of the best in recent history, the players and coach will be stronger for the experience. The transfer activity has already been eye-catching with the additions of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, with more expected …
Olympiacos through the lens of Tsimikas: How team environment impacts player performance

Olympiacos through the lens of Tsimikas: How team environment impacts player performance

Tottenham v Arsenal Match Preview| Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham v Arsenal Match Preview| Team News, Stats & Key Men

North London derbies are always a treat. But, this is probably the weirdest, lowest stakes edition of the tie for decades. Neither team is fighting for the top four for the first time since 1994-1995. That said, it's still a North London derby and it's still Jose Mourinho vs Arsenal. Those factors alone make it can't miss television. Tottenham has struggled since the restart. They've only won two of their five matches post Covid-19 stoppage. That form has all but …
Leicester City vs Chelsea Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City vs Chelsea Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Two teams currently focused on maintaining their position in the top four will take a break to compete for a place in the FA Cup semi-final. Leicester City host Chelsea, with both coming into the fixture in differing forms following the restart. The Foxes have drawn both matches, while the Blues have taken a maximum six points. Frank Lampard will more the more confident of the two managers, but his side will have had less time to prepare for this …
Can the Real Leicester City Please Stand Up?

Can the Real Leicester City Please Stand Up?

Leicester City started the season in sensational form. Their win against Aston Villa on December 8th was their eight in a row and gave them 38 points through 16 matches. They've leveled off since, registering 16 points in next 14 matches. So who are the real Leicester City? Astute observers may have seen that Leicester were significantly overperforming on their underlying numbers during those first 16 games. So, is this just standard regression to the mean, or have Leicester been …
Ndombele needs to convince Tottenham doubters when football returns

Ndombele needs to convince Tottenham doubters when football returns

Tottenham could be one of the teams to benefit from the Covid-19 enforced stoppage as they have a number of players returning to full fitness. The central midfield balance remains an issue for Jose Mourinho and the rumours circulating over a potential injury to Giovani Lo Celso are a worry. The Argentine stood out as the most complete midfield option before the break. If he does miss the first few matches, it could provide a much needed opportunity to Tanguy …
What You Need When Watching Your Team Away In the Champions League

What You Need When Watching Your Team Away In the Champions League

The world’s most prestigious club football tournament is well underway, as Arsenal, Leicester, Manchester City and Tottenham look to advance from the group stage of the Champions League. Seeing as the trophy hasn’t been won by an English side since the 2011-12 season, many fans often put all rivalries aside if it means they can see and English team win the competition. If you’re one of the many thousands of football fans travelling across Europe to watch the Champions League, …
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool need another magical European night at Anfield if they are to reach the last eight of the Champions League. They are trailing Atletico Madrid 1-0 following a superb defensive display from the La Liga club in February. It was a reminder of the qualities possessed by Diego Simeone's side, despite recent struggles domestically. They will be similarly hard to break down on Wednesday and they will be determined to get a huge victory over the current holders of the competition. The …
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