Disruptive Pre-Season For Top Two An Opportunity For Chasing Pack?

Disruptive Pre-Season For Top Two An Opportunity For Chasing Pack?

There’s never been a summer quite like this one. Clubs and national teams are increasingly testing the limits of player work-loads but since the Champions League final brought down the curtain on the European club season, we have had the privilege of watching the inaugural Nations League Finals, Euro 2020 qualifiers, the UEFA U-21 Championships and three senior continental competitions over the past month.  Rested players have already begun to make their way back to their clubs for the start …
Five of the best from Manchester City's phenomenal season

Five of the best from Manchester City's phenomenal season

With the chance to secure the Premier League title against arch-enemies Manchester United, it could not be any more delightful for Manchester City fans right now. Following their latest display of footballing artistry against Everton, Pep Guardiola’s side continues to amaze pundits and fans alike as they somehow find a way to get even better with each passing week. A final possession figure of 82.13% is the highest by any away side since data became available in the Premier League, …
Fantasy Premier League Insight – GW12 Post International Break preparation

Fantasy Premier League Insight – GW12 Post International Break preparation

With the international break (qualifiers) coming to an end and Premier League back at the weekend, let's review GW11 before we look forward to GW12. GW11 kicked off with less glamorous fixtures as Super Sunday had the big boys lining up. Stoke hosted Leicester which turned out to be an entertaining affair; Mahrez continues to look like the #FPL phenom he was 2 seasons ago, scored a goal while Shaqiri (£5.9) bagged a goal and assist wracking up 13 points. Huddersfield …
Just How Far Can Guardiola Take Manchester City This Season?

Just How Far Can Guardiola Take Manchester City This Season?

Pep Guardiola's first season with Manchester City didn't quite live up to expectations, but last season's critics have been well and truly silenced. City have been irresistible so far. In defence they look secure, buoyed by the addition of Ederson who looks to be the 'keeper they have been crying out for. Kevin De Bruyne has been in inspired form, with numerous majestic performances in the City midfield and assists that not even people sat in the stands would've seen …
Goals, Golden Boot and the Race for Europe

Goals, Golden Boot and the Race for Europe

2016/17 has been a campaign littered with bright patches of high quality football, plenty of goals and teams in the top seven places going toe to toe in the rat race to win the pot of money that comes with qualifying for the next edition of the Champions League. It should not come as a surprise, given the influx of managerial talent, the new 5.1 billion TV deal, that has brought with it an assemblage of superstar footballers attracted by astronomical wages. …
Have Manchester City signed a diamond in Gabriel Jesus?

Have Manchester City signed a diamond in Gabriel Jesus?

Manchester City officially announced the signing of youngster Gabriel Jesus last Saturday but who is the 19-year-old? He cost the Blues a whopping £27 million, which a few years ago may have raised some eyebrows considering he's still a teenager but he shouldn't be intimidated by the price in today's market. Instead, the fee represents a relatively fair price for one of South America's most prized young talents and his 10-minute cameo against Tottenham provided the Etihad with a glimpse …
The top FIVE most promising teenagers in world football today

The top FIVE most promising teenagers in world football today

Some of the best wonder-kids in football are no longer teenagers. Alex Iwobi, Dele Alli, Kingsley Coman and Gabriel Barbosa, for instance, are all now 20-years-old and fast cementing regular first team places in their respective teams of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Bayern Munich and Inter (by way of Santos). That leaves a number of vacancies in the list of top-rated teenage footballers in the world so, without further ado, Freebetsmate.com lists their top five of the most promising superstars of …
Gabriel Jesus - Who is the Manchester City Target?

Gabriel Jesus - Who is the Manchester City Target?

Gabriel Jesus is believed to be closing in on a move to Manchester City, a player dubbed 'the new Neymar'. Although we should be careful not to compare young players to those already at the top of the game, it tells us a bit about his reputation in his homeland. There is a big project ahead of Pep Guardiola as their squad is ageing and lacking the ruthless edge that the biggest sides in Europe possess. If they manage to …