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

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

This weekend sees a clash between two of the title favourites. The pressure is on Manchester City, as they have already dropped points twice this season. Meanwhile, Chelsea are the early pace setters with the only dropped points coming against Liverpool, when they went down to ten men. A win for either side would send a real statement. There is narrative to this fixture, as it was last season’s Champions League final. Since Thomas Tuchel took over at Stamford Bridge, …
Tottenham vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Two of the top six meet during the opening weekend, as Manchester City travel to the capital to face Tottenham. It is the first competitive fixture in charge for Nuno Espirito Santo and he couldn't have chosen a more difficult one. City started slowly last season, but they are unlikely to face similar issues in the 2021/22 campaign. The Harry Kane transfer saga continues to rumble on. It will be interesting to see if he features against the team trying …
Elite Pre & In Game Management

Elite Pre & In Game Management

The English League and European campaigns are officially over. With two major finals now concluded, much can be made of the pre & in-game management of the four coaches involved. The pre-game selections aside, it can often take those decisive tactical alterations to sway a final. Rafa Benitez stands as a Liverpool legend for his miracle in Istanbul, and his 2005 Champions League win owes much to his in game management, when all seemed lost. Prior to the Europa League …
Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

This is going to be a fascinating contest, as we get to see a preview of what this season's Champions League final could be like. It is likely that Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola will keep some of their cards close to their chest, with changes expected in both camps. However, a win for either team would provide a lot of momentum going into the final. It is more important for Chelsea, as they are still fighting to secure their …
Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

A few weeks ago, the second Manchester derby of the Premier League season would have been seen as a huge match for the title race. However, Manchester United have fallen off the pace and their focus will be on consolidating their position in the top four. They are currently 14 points behind Manchester City and the run-in is likely to be a procession for Pep Guardiola's side. That said, this fixture is important for the respective fan bases and Ole …
Liverpool Vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

In the recent seasons few fixtures have impacted the title race and the final outcome of the season as much as a Liverpool vs Manchester City game. We will get the latest instalment of this rivalry on Sunday when the league leaders visit the Champions. They will be aiming to stretch their lead at the top of the table to 10 points over the Reds. Liverpool meanwhile have to turn their home form around if they want to have any …
Manchester City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Tottenham will be looking to show that they are ready to compete with the very best on Saturday, as they host Manchester City. Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho will be continuing their long standing rivalry, albeit not in the same way as they did previously, with some of the competitiveness being lost. That said, Mourinho managed to get one over on the Spaniard last season, with Spurs running out 2-0 winners in this fixture. On that day, Steven Bergwijn and …
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 …
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