The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 5

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 5

Another week of Premier League football is in the books, and controversy reigned supreme this time around. The Merseyside Derby, always a pretty heated affair, contained a number of flashpoints that caused social media to explode. Elsewhere Manchester United got back to winning ways, whilst Newcastle and Crystal Palace managed to turn in a couple of the least ambitious performances you will see all season. With all that in mind, here's the good, the bad and ugly of matchweek five. …
Opportunity For Gomez In Van Dijk Heartache

Opportunity For Gomez In Van Dijk Heartache

Joe Gomez. 23. Champions League and Club World Cup Winner. Premier League Champion. That makes for impressive reading. The former Charlton Athletic player has already built up a CV which proved to be beyond many a Liverpool stalwart. There are quite a few of these young Turks going around at the moment – those hauling in trophies that belie their tender ages – in Kylian Mbappé, Ousmane Dembélé, Alphonso Davies and Gomez’s own teammate in Trent Alexander-Arnold. These players are …
Everton vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Everton vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The first Merseyside derby of the season sees a different context than we have been used to in recent years. One team is coming in with a 100% record, the other has just been thrashed by a side that narrowly avoided relegation in the previous campaign. Each club are in a position that the other is more used to and this weekend offers a great opportunity for Everton to hammer home that early advantage. They have an opportunity to heap …
Tottenham vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

During the international break, there has been excitement building around Tottenham. Although they lost their opening fixture of the season to Everton, they have shown promising signs during the first month of the campaign. This is especially impressive due to the packed schedule that they had to meet, with commitments in the Europa League and Carabao Cup. Jose Mourinho has managed to keep them in all competitions, while collecting seven points in the Premier League. They will face West Ham …
How Edinson Cavani should be used by Manchester United

How Edinson Cavani should be used by Manchester United

Edinson Cavani was a questionable move by Manchester United on deadline day. There is no doubting his quality, but it is a transfer that is reminiscent of previous years, rather than the new approach under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. There are several issues under the current management, but there had been positive signs in recruitment. Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes and Donny van der Beek were all signed with their best years ahead of them. Cavani comes into …
Is Football Going The Basketball Way As A Spectacle?

Is Football Going The Basketball Way As A Spectacle?

In the 2004-05 season, a team arrived that revolutionised the sport: their previously unheralded coach popularised a playing philosophy rooted in fluid passing and frantic pace. The rules of the game had changed a few years before to encourage more offensive systems and with players pushing the boundaries of what was physically possible, the Seven Seconds Or Less rule took the league by storm. The system was based on the belief that the best opportunity to score was within the …

"Big 6" Youngsters in Need of a Loan This Summer.

The end of the transfer window is drawing close and some teams are scrambling to get deals done. Fans of all Premier League clubs will be hoping for their team to do something more between now and 5pm on Monday, regardless of what they've done already. There's something intoxicating about a deadline day signing, regardless of what age you are and who you support. The Premier League is very much an arms race. The "Big 6" compete against each other …
Manchester United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The headline fixture of the weekend for many is Manchester United’s home match against Tottenham. Jose Mourinho will be returning to Old Trafford and he will be desperate to register his first victory over the club since his departure. Last season in this fixture, the home side took the three points and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be confident of a similar result. Since United’s last Premier League match, Spurs have played three times. Fatigue could have a part to play …
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