Martial, Mourinho and the Whataboutery at Manchester United

Martial, Mourinho and the Whataboutery at Manchester United

Recently, I wrote about the surprisingly positive start that Manchester United had made in the summer transfer window, particularly in a World Cup year where prices can be as volatile as they come. The Red Devils have made a couple of early signings already, addressing the two weak areas in the squad: midfield and fullback. Jose Mourinho - who seems to be enjoying the role of a pundit when not taking pictures with the Russian President - does look like …
West Brom vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

The Premier League is drawing to its climax and this weekend could have big repercussions at both ends of the table. Tottenham face a difficult trip to in-form West Brom, who realise that they must win this weekend if they are to keep their slim hopes of surviving relegation alive. Meanwhile, the visitors could see their lead over Chelsea cut if they fail to win and their top-four place will be under threat. Both teams have something to play for …
Alexandre Lacazette - Profiling a Good First Season in England

Alexandre Lacazette - Profiling a Good First Season in England

A new era at Arsenal is fast approaching after the announcement that Arsene Wenger would be leaving his post as manager at the end of the season. The news hasn't sunk in yet, but speculation grows regarding the future direction of the club. There is a lot of talent in the current squad and a new manager will have something to build on. However, it is clear that a rebuild is required if the Gunners are to emerge as a …
West Brom Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

West Brom Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

The mirroring of fixtures between Liverpool and Manchester United continues this week. Earlier in the week, Manchester United played Bournemouth, whom the Reds had played last Saturday. Now, this Saturday, Liverpool gear up to visit The Hawthorns to play West Bromwich Albion, who beat Manchester United at Old Trafford last Sunday. Liverpool fans certainly will be hoping that the parallelism ends at the fixture similarity and does not extend to the results. Before last week’s shock win over the Red …
Bournemouth v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Bournemouth v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

After the highs of securing a memorable win at the Etihad - United came crashing back to earth as bottom of the league West Bromwich Albion beat United to hand Manchester City the league title at Old Trafford. AFC Bournemouth are comfortably placed in the league. Just below the top half with 38 points in total, Eddie Howe has weathered some tough periods to find themselves in a less perilous position at this stage of the season when teams with …
Liverpool Vs Bournemouth Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

There are a few weeks for a football fan when Premier League matches can feel like a distraction. For Liverpool fans, these next two games are going to feel like two games that are just disrupting the story of their team’s grand ride to the penultimate stage of the Champions League. The first of those two games is against Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday. Liverpool have had perhaps the most amazing week under Jurgen Klopp till date. Over two legs …
Manchester City v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

On Saturday, Manchester City welcome Manchester United to the Etihad - where a win and 3 points will end the already one-sided Premier League race this season as a contest. This should be a cause for celebration - as City have given themselves the precious opportunity to win the league at home in front of their crowd against their biggest rivals. The stars are truly aligned for what is set to be a historic moment for the club under the …
Everton Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

Generally, a Merseyside derby is a marquee event in the Premier League calendar, at least for the fans of the two teams. But this season, from Liverpool’s perspective it feels more like an ill-timed intermission in an engrossing film that the Champions League quarter finals promise to be. From Everton’s point of view, the season is more or less over, as even the bragging rights of finishing above the Reds are beyond their reach. But, that does not mean that …
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