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

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

Big matches come thick and fast in the Premier League and it has taken just one game week for this season to deliver its first marquee clash. Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon to continue their attack of the title. While Jurgen Klopp does not agree that he has a rivalry brewing with Frank Lampard, Liverpool fans will relish this occasion. Especially since Lampard was heard trying to teach the Reds’ bench a lesson in humility a few …
Have Watford Done Enough Quality Business to Stay Up?

Have Watford Done Enough Quality Business to Stay Up?

Hope, despair, jubilation; these are just a sample of the range of emotions associated with Championship promotion chasers. The long, arduous season provides a whirlwind of up and downs, which culminates with the ultimate prize of Premier League football, or the demoralising prospect of another seasons outside of the top flight. Many promoted sides in recent years encountered the plethora of emotions as the result of on field drama, but fans of Watford were brutally tortured with additional off the …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Premier League is back. Eight games have been played, sixteen teams have begun their seasons, filled with a mix of optimism and trepidation. Teams coming off good seasons will have been hoping to carry that form into the new season and kick on up the table. Others will have wanted to shake off the stench of disappointment after a bad season last time around. For only the second time since the dawn of the Premier League era (05-06 the …
Brighton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Brighton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea have been the story of the summer as they have been the biggest spenders of the transfer window. They will travel to Brighton to face Graham Potter’s side. It won’t be an easy opening weekend fixture, but they will be expected to pick up the three points. Supporters may not expect a title challenge, but they will expect Frank Lampard to get a lot closer to Liverpool and Manchester City. Potter had an encouraging first season in charge of …
Ambitious Brighton Can Target a Top Half Finish With The Right Moves

Ambitious Brighton Can Target a Top Half Finish With The Right Moves

The 2019/20 season has to go into the books as a success for Brighton, after Graham Potter led the Seagulls to a 15th place finish. It wasn't just that they'd finished 15th, something they'd also accomplished under Chris Hughton in 2017/18, it was how they did it. Potter replaced Hughton after a 17th place finish in 2018/19 and was tasked with bringing a more attractive brand of football to the Amex. Hughton had brought Brighton into the Premier League for …
Thiago Silva wouldn't guarantee an end to Chelsea's defensive issues

Thiago Silva wouldn't guarantee an end to Chelsea's defensive issues

Chelsea could be set to strengthen their defence by bringing in Thiago Silva on a free transfer. The Guardian report that the Blues have held talks with the Brazilian's representatives and a decision on his future will be made following the Champions League final. There won't be a shortage of options for the 35-year-old, but a move to the Premier League could appeal to him. This proposed transfer is difficult to analyse without looking at the wider picture at Chelsea. …
Chelsea shouldn't gamble on Declan Rice as a centre back

Chelsea shouldn't gamble on Declan Rice as a centre back

Chelsea are set to have a big summer of spending following a year without a signing, due to their transfer ban. They have already made attacking reinforcements with more expected to follow. However, it is at the back that supporters will be hoping for improvements. According to the Times, West Ham United value defensive target Declan Rice at £80 million. The Hammers have already rejected a player swap deal involving Michy Batshuayi and Ross Barkley. It is important that their …
Why West Ham United Must Build, not Rebuild, This Summer

Why West Ham United Must Build, not Rebuild, This Summer

It would be fair to say that West Ham United had a disappointing season in the 2019/20 edition of the Premier League. The Hammers, having finished 10th in 2018/19, went into their second season under Manuel Pellegrini expecting big things. They had shown huge ambition in the transfer market and secured the signings of Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt and Pablo Fornals from Villareal for a combined £69million. Add to that Issa Diop and Felipe Anderson, the previous summer's big …
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