Premier League Midfield Engines: Toure, Henderson, Fabregas, Ramsey compared

Premier League Midfield Engines: Toure, Henderson, Fabregas, Ramsey compared

Last season was a perfect example of how teams are in need of at least one box-to-box midfield engine that has the well-rounded ability to influence play at both ends of the field. Yaya Toure had arguably his best season in a Man City shirt, finishing as their top scorer and helping them win the league. Jordan Henderson made huge strides last year for Liverpool and was widely regarded as the most improved player in the Premier League. Arsenal looked …
Lallana on His Way To Liverpool? Stats Compared Liverpool Midfielders

Lallana on His Way To Liverpool? Stats Compared Liverpool Midfielders

The Premier League had been over for little more a day and the rumours had already been flying shelf with some interesting names in the hat. Man Utd have apparently indicated Luke Shaw as their long term replacement for Patrice Evra, with a potential £27 million bid to be submitted. Chelsea have wasted no time in trying to solve their striking problem with a rumoured £32 million bid agreed in principal with Atletico Madrid for start striker Diego Costa. Jose …
Jordan Henderson vs Swansea City | Player Performance Analysis

Jordan Henderson vs Swansea City | Player Performance Analysis

Jordan Henderson played a star role in the thrilling 4-3 win against Swansea on the weekend and produced the attacking display that everyone concerning Liverpool football club were waiting for. Henderson has been one of the stand out players in what has been an excellent season for the young Englishman, having consistently produced influential performances in the heart of The Reds midfield. The 20 million pound man has been ever present this season, starting all 27 games so far. Although …
Jordan Henderson Season Review

Jordan Henderson Season Review

There has been much debate this season concerning the faltering performances of expensive players such as Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, and the so-called vast improvement of players such as Arsenal’s other midfielder, Aaron Ramsey. One such player that’s improvement has been recognised but not necessarily to the extent that he deserves is Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson. The 23-year-old has been much maligned over the last few seasons for his supposed lack of a positive contribution to the team’s performances, but has experienced …
World Cup Hopefuls Wilshere, Cleverley, Henderson and Barkley Compared

World Cup Hopefuls Wilshere, Cleverley, Henderson and Barkley Compared

With the 2014 World Cup now glittering in the distance it is standard procedure for every football fan in England to select their own England squad. Their own formation. Their own route to glory. However, this time it seems slightly harder. England are not exactly blessed by world class squad depth, nor are they blessed with a world class starting XI. But, and this is a big but, the Three Lions are blessed with a potentially promising crop of young …
Spurs 0 Liverpool 5 | Spurs Midfield Vs Liverpool Midfield Stats

Spurs 0 Liverpool 5 | Spurs Midfield Vs Liverpool Midfield Stats

Liverpool turned up to White Hart Lane trying to overturn a spell of poor results at the Spurs home ground in the past few years, not winning in six attempts, and did so on Sunday through hard work, determination and playing scintillating football. In this article I will examine the two midfield trios from each side, consisting of Mousa Dembele, Paulinho and Sandro for Spurs - and Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson and Lucas Leiva for Liverpool. Dembele, Paulinho and Lewis …
Comparing the box to box mids | Ramsey, Henderson, Carrick, Ramires, Paulinho

Comparing the box to box mids | Ramsey, Henderson, Carrick, Ramires, Paulinho

In the modern day game, the box to box midfielder is a crucial part to a team.  A good box to box midfielder links the defence and the attack, push's forward to keep the play ticking but also gets back to defend then win the ball back and makes it his goal to cover every blade of grass on the pitch in each and every game.  It takes not only technical ability to take on this role but, it takes …
Player Performance Analysis | Jordan Henderson Vs Crystal Palace

Player Performance Analysis | Jordan Henderson Vs Crystal Palace

Liverpool returned to the Premier League summit on Saturday after a rampant first-half display was enough to help see off a beleaguered Crystal Palace 3-1 at Anfield. The ‘SAS’ partnership of Luis Suárez and Daniel Sturridge continued to flourish on the pitch, with both players scoring inside the opening 17 minutes, whilst a Steven Gerrard penalty not long after meant the Reds’ captain has now scored and assisted at least once in each of the last 15 top-flight seasons and ultimately …
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