Three Things we Learned from Everton's Victory Over Leicester

Three Things we Learned from Everton's Victory Over Leicester

Everton were looking to record their first victory since mid-March after failing to earn the bragging rights over local rivals Liverpool and Manchester United in recent weeks. Leicester have been in good form since Craig Shakespeare took over from Claudio Raneiri in March too, and Jamie Vardy seems to have re-discovered the form which made him a household name in the 2015-16 season. Lukaku has failed to score in his last two games but at home he has proven to …
PL Defences Part 2: Koscielny Tops the Best Defender Analysis

PL Defences Part 2: Koscielny Tops the Best Defender Analysis

In Part 1, we looked at the top defences in the Premier League. We saw that Squawka rates Arsenal as the best currently, followed by Chelsea, Burnley, Manchester United and Spurs. All these teams excel in different areas of defence. Some play high and press well, some intercept well, others block and clear well. But defences are made up of individuals. So, in this post, we will look at the top defenders in the league as of now. The Stats …
England's Group B Premier League Opponents

England's Group B Premier League Opponents

The European Championships in France kick-off on Friday with the home nation’s clash with Romania in Group A. England have found themselves drawn against Wales, Slovakia and Russia in Group B and are already preparing for their first game on Saturday. England may be the favourites to win the group, especially with Premier League stars Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy firing on all fronts. However, they’ll be some familiar faces from the Premier League in Group B from England’s opponents. …
Tottenham's Unsung Defensive Heroes

Tottenham's Unsung Defensive Heroes

Tottenham’s defensive record is one of the best in the league this season and the centre-back pairing of Alderweireld and Vertonghen are the unsung heroes of Pochettino’s side. Their latest victory against Sunderland displayed the in-form qualities of their star men, Harry Kane and Cristian Eriksen, but their defence has been just as important this season. Spurs are currently the only side in the Premier League to have conceded less than 20 goals in 2015-16 and their goal difference is …
Manchester City vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester City vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester City host Southampton on Sunday in their last fixture of the season. The expectations have been so high at the club since the last few years that a 2nd place finish is believed to be a bad season for the previous champions. The club have been in rich form coming into this game, having won all of their last 5 fixtures. On the other hand, their guests for the evening, who are still in contention to finish a respectable …
Southampton Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Southampton Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Mauricio Pochettino makes a return to St Mary's in Saturday's early kick-off, as his Spurs side take on Southampton. Both sides will still have their eye on fourth place, even if Europa League qualification seems much more feasible. Southampton are currently in seventh place, eight points off fourth-placed Manchester City, after winning three and drawing one of their last six games. Tottenham are one point, and one place ahead of the Saints in sixth place, level with Liverpool - who …
QPR vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Tottenham travel to Loftus Road for the only Premier League game this weekend, with three points crucial for both teams. QPR are fighting for their lives after suffering defeat to Tottenham's North London rivals Arsenal on Wednesday evening. Chris Ramsey's men have lost five of their last six matches in the Premier League. They are currently in 18th position, but a win would see them leapfrog Aston Villa on goal difference. Tottenham on the other hand are aiming for one …
Marcelo Bielsa's tactical influence on Mauricio Pochettino | Tactics

Marcelo Bielsa's tactical influence on Mauricio Pochettino | Tactics

This article was written by Jed Davies at the start of the 2013/14 season looking at Mauricio Pochettino's tactics. We thought it would be worth a re-publish now that he's been appointed Head Coach at Tottenham Hotspur. The list of former pupils who attended the school of Marcelo “El Loco” Bielsa appears to be doing quite well these days: Barcelona’s Gerardo Martino and Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino are both amongst that long-list. In hindsight it would have been an obvious choice …
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