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 …
Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Manchester City are facing another match against a top-six side as they welcome Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium. It is going to be a momentous occasion for the home side as they will get another opportunity to get a victory over the current Premier League champions, which will make their eventual triumph more meaningful when the title is confirmed. Meanwhile, the Blues are facing an uphill battle to finish in the top four, as they have dropped to 5th in …
Serge Aurier - A risk that Tottenham shouldn't have taken

Serge Aurier - A risk that Tottenham shouldn't have taken

Tottenham were excellent in their Champions League first leg draw against Juventus, as they came from 2-0 down in Turin. The majority of the players left Italy with their reputations enhanced, all except Serge Aurier who struggled again. The right-back was selected to start the match ahead of Kieran Trippier and it was a decision that the majority of people agreed with. The Ivory Coast international has all the tools to become one of the best full-backs in the world, …
Juventus vs Tottenham Preview | Champions League

Juventus vs Tottenham Preview | Champions League

The Champions League returns this week and there are five English teams that remain in the competition. Tottenham arguably had the most impressive group stage as they overcame both Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund to finish top, but the struggles of each team since have somewhat tainted that achievement. They have been drawn to face Juventus in the round of 16 and will travel to Italy for the first leg on Tuesday. It is a tough draw as they are …
Liverpool Half Season Review – A Mixed Bag So Far, Needs Improvement

Liverpool Half Season Review – A Mixed Bag So Far, Needs Improvement

One question that gets asked of football fans a lot is “if at the start of the season, your team was offered x points, yth position in the table, and z status, would you have taken it?”. Of course, the x, y, and z change based on the team in question. Many Twitter threads, many Facebook posts, and several fan forums are filled with variants of this question and ensuing discussions. It is indeed a pertinent question to understand how …
Arsenal Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

As the Premier League season approaches the midpoint in game week 19, the title race is effectively over. The most interesting aspect in the top half of the table is the battle between five sides for the second, third, and fourth spots in the table. Two of those five sides will fight it out on Friday night. In a quirk of scheduling, on Friday Arsenal play Liverpool second time in the league, before playing against Crystal Palace even once. Similarly, …
Why Michy Batshuayi needs to push for a January move away from Chelsea

Why Michy Batshuayi needs to push for a January move away from Chelsea

Michy Batshuayi signed for Chelsea with a growing reputation, but he hasn’t been given the opportunities that many expected him to have. The latest snub came on Tuesday as he didn’t start, despite the absence of Alvaro Morata. Antonio Conte opted for Eden Hazard as a lone striker and his Belgian team-mate had to make do with a cameo from the bench. When he signed from Marseille, he was young and could spend some time operating in a lesser role. …
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