Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

The 2018 World Cup takes centre stage this summer and numerous Premier League stars are in with a realistic chance of picking up a winner's medal. Brazil and Germany lead the betting to win the tournament, but France, Spain and Argentina are also prominent in the outright market. Read on as we take a look at which Premier League players could be part of a World Cup success in Russia. Brazil There is a strong Premier League presence in Brazil's …
Why Fred would be a good signing for Manchester United

Why Fred would be a good signing for Manchester United

Manchester United made progress this season and finished 2nd in the Premier League. This was their highest finish since Sir Alex Ferguson retired and it is important that they have a positive summer to build on the current foundations. They have been active in the transfer window in recent years, with big name signings such as Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku arriving at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho will be keen to make more quality additions as he attempts …
Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Manchester City are facing another match against a top-six side as they welcome Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium. It is going to be a momentous occasion for the home side as they will get another opportunity to get a victory over the current Premier League champions, which will make their eventual triumph more meaningful when the title is confirmed. Meanwhile, the Blues are facing an uphill battle to finish in the top four, as they have dropped to 5th in …
Is Fernandinho Man City's Unsung Hero?

Is Fernandinho Man City's Unsung Hero?

Manchester City are flying in the Premier League this season, with Pep Guardiola seemingly putting last season’s trophyless campaign behind him, finding a formula that combines some exceptionally talented attacking players, with a system that provides defensive cover to an area that has often proved to be City’s Achilles heel in recent years. Last season, Guardiola’s first in English football, was his first without a trophy after a magnificent start to his managerial career in Spain and Germany, where he …
The Undervalued Role Of Fernandinho At Manchester City

The Undervalued Role Of Fernandinho At Manchester City

Manchester City face Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday, looking for their sixth-straight Premier League win. Consecutive thrashings of Liverpool, Watford and Crystal Palace were followed by their biggest statement of intent so far; a dominant 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Pep Guardiola has no shortage of stars at his disposal and his attacking players have rightly garnered much attention in recent weeks.  Yet, sitting just behind this abundance of flair is Fernandinho, probably the first name on Guardiola's team-sheet every week. Instant Impact …
Liverpool's​ ​No.6​ ​Dilemma

Liverpool's​ ​No.6​ ​Dilemma

Often referred as a holding or a defensive midfielder, number six is arguably the most important position in football. Be it Pep’s tiki-taka, Conte’s three defender system or Klopp’s gegenpressing, the number 6 role is pivotal for any tactic. While other teams have Kante, Wanyama, and Fernandinho doing the job astutely well, Liverpool’s number 6 position has always been a spot of bother for them. Jordan Henderson was given the defensive role last season and did well before getting injured. Emre Can …
The Importance of Fernandinho for Manchester City

The Importance of Fernandinho for Manchester City

For Pep Guardiola, what will be the biggest concern right now? His team has just moved back to second position in the Premier League, closing the gap with Chelsea to eight points. Manchester City are scheduled to take on the most prolific goal scorers in Europe’s top leagues – AS Monaco – on next Wednesday night. But before that, City have to take on the Championship side Huddersfield Town in a FA Cup match on Saturday. And amidst all of …
West Ham vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

The Premier League returns during the week and these two sides will be familiar with each other, having played at the beginning of the month in the FA Cup. Manchester City ran out 5-0 winners on that occasion, delivering one of their best performances of the season, but they will be coming up against a different side on Wednesday, as the hosts are playing with confidence. Despite an improvement in performance, City still aren't getting the results that they need …
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