The decision to sell Dembele could derail Tottenham's season

The decision to sell Dembele could derail Tottenham's season

Mousa Dembele is closing in on a Tottenham exit as he is set for an £11 million move to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan. Although he was set to leave on a free at the end of the season, this is a bitter blow for Spurs and questions will be asked if a replacement isn’t brought in. There has been an emphasis on Mauricio Pochettino to trim the squad, but this is a key player departing the club. Since …
Liverpool Vs Napoli Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Napoli Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The last time Liverpool beat Napoli at home in a group game of a European competition to ensure progress into the knockout rounds, it was the fourth matchday of the 2010-11 Europa League and a certain Steven Gerrard rose to the occasion, scoring a brilliant hat-trick and making sure that Liverpool were unsurpassable in the group. The Reds won the game 3 goals to 1 – a scoreline they will love to have on Tuesday when Carlo Ancelotti’s men come …
Chelsea vs PAOK Thessaloniki Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs PAOK Thessaloniki Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea are in a dominant position in their Champions League group and they will be looking for another victory over PAOK Thessaloniki. The Blues have a 100% record in the competition and they have already qualified for the next stage. Although they have ambitions greater than the Europa League, they should treat the competition with respect and look to win the trophy in May. Maurizio Sarri hasn't won a major trophy as a manager, which is one of the reasons …
Three Achievements of Jurgen Klopp's Three Years at Liverpool

Three Achievements of Jurgen Klopp's Three Years at Liverpool

On October 8 earlier this month, one event happened in Premier League that has become a relative rarity in English football’s top tier. It is increasingly becoming rare that a manager is allowed to complete three years in control of a Premier League side without doing something dramatic – like saving them from relegation, earning a promotion or winning silverware. Jurgen Klopp, on paper, did none of those things, but he still managed to complete three years in charge of …
Thoughts on Jose Mourinho & the Champions League Disaster

Thoughts on Jose Mourinho & the Champions League Disaster

Where to even begin? Before going into what Manchester United did or did not do against Sevilla in their disaster of a defeat on Tuesday night - it is important to revisit what Jose Mourinho said post match in one of the more (un)surprising (not in a pleasant way) press conferences since he took over the reins as Manchester United manager. Quickly after expressing his unwillingness to discuss or dwell on the defeat, the Portuguese began to open up by …
Manchester United v Sevilla | Champions League Preview

Manchester United v Sevilla | Champions League Preview

In one of the final games of the round of 16 in this year's Champions League - Manchester United will lock horns with Sevilla for a place in the Quarter-finals. For Mourinho, this could be the biggest game of his time at United since the Europa League final in May 2017. Champions League progression has been one of the priorities for the Portuguese and Manchester United - as the club are looking to make it to the last eight of …
Bournemouth vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Bournemouth vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham will want to recover quickly from their Champions League elimination with a win over Bournemouth. Despite being the better side for the majority of the tie, they couldn’t overcome an experienced Juventus team and will now be looking for domestic success. That will come in the shape of another top-four finish and an FA Cup challenge. In the previous meeting of the two clubs this season, Spurs won 1-0 with a goal from Christian Eriksen. They will want a …
Liverpool Vs FC Porto Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Liverpool Vs FC Porto Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

If a football team is going into a game having won their last four matches, having scored 15 goals and conceded 3, in general circumstances they might be considered favourites to win. However, when FC Porto travel to Merseyside on Tuesday night for the second leg of the Champions League Last 16 tie with Liverpool, the odds for their progress into the quarterfinals will be extremely long. That is so because, Liverpool have all but sealed the tie with their …
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