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 …
Are Manchester City Under-Staffed Up Front?

Are Manchester City Under-Staffed Up Front?

When you think Manchester City, you think rich. They are a club with almost unlimited resources and a burning desire to succeed at domestically, as well as in Europe, who also happen to be guided by a superstar manager.  Indeed, when you look at their squad it's clear that they are literally bursting at the seams with talent.  But all that talent is packed primarily in two areas – midfield and defense. If you are new to Premier League football and …
Ilkay Gündogan to lead a City revolution

Ilkay Gündogan to lead a City revolution

According to the Dortmund based publication Ruhr Nachrichten, Manchester City fans can start to get excited because the recruiting of Borussia Dortmund and Germany midfield star Ilkay Gündogan is a near formality. They understand that an agreement between representatives of Manchester City and Gündogan is in place and all that remains is for the two clubs to agree a fee, believed to be in the region of €25-30m, which is currently around £19.9-23.9m. Although nothing official has been announced, the …
Bundesliga Raid - Possible Premier League Transfers

Bundesliga Raid - Possible Premier League Transfers

If reports are to be believed, this summer could see an influx of talent from the German Bundesliga making their way to the Premier League. The arrival of Jürgen Klopp at Liverpool inevitably brought with it links to Borussia Dortmund and an array of Bundesliga players, but other Premier League clubs are also casting their eye over the plethora of talent plying their trade in Germany. The Liverpool links are understandably the most prevalent, covering all areas of the pitch. …
What would Schweinsteiger bring to Manchester United?

What would Schweinsteiger bring to Manchester United?

Manchester United ended their season with 70 points and a fairly comfortable top four finish (largely due to the capitulation of Liverpool) thereby achieving what Louis Van Gaal was expected to in his debut season, and just. It was a par season by all accounts and whilst the Red Devils are already showing the necessary intention to improve on their current squad by getting deals done nice and early, it's that time of the year when Manchester United are linked …
EPL's Under-rated Midfields | Tactical & Stats Comparison to Europe's elite

EPL's Under-rated Midfields | Tactical & Stats Comparison to Europe's elite

Both West Brom and Southampton possess teams that are full of underrated or unheralded players. I have identified both as teams with criminally underrated players in the central midfield areas: Yacob and Mulumbu for West Brom; Cork and defensive stalwart Morgan Schneiderlin for Southampton. Within football circles all four players have impressed and we could well be seeing any one of these four make a transfer to big club this summer. But which of the two teams boasts the ‘best underrated …