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. …
Spurs stall but don't stop as Gazzainga secures crucial victory at Wembley

Spurs stall but don't stop as Gazzainga secures crucial victory at Wembley

Tottenham Hotspur did a Tottenham Hotspur again on Sunday. When all the eyes were on the two heavyweight clashes that headlined this week as Manchester was pitted against London, the super-efficient team for North London quietly went about their business of securing all three points in a closely contested affair at Wembley. Spurs have had a good opening phase this season. A bunch of impressive results and performances in the Champions League - including the manner they swatted aside the …
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Tottenham will be full of confidence after their historic mid-week win over Real Madrid in the Champions League and they will want to build further momentum with a win over Crystal Palace. Although the Eagles are at the bottom of the Premier League, they are starting to show improvement under Roy Hodgson after taking four points from the last three matches. In the two meetings between the clubs last season, Spurs took maximum points, but it wasn't easy for them …
Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

After their respective European exploits over the week, Arsenal and Manchester City return to the Premier League to face each other in a massive match before the international break. Manchester City return from Naples as triumphant winners and already qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League.  They'll come back to Manchester to play what should be an easier match.  Arsenal have struggled away from home in the Premier League in 2017, while City are yet to drop a …
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