Should Henrikh Mkhitaryan Start For Manchester United?

Should Henrikh Mkhitaryan Start For Manchester United?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s arrival to Manchester United was met with a lot of appreciation as Mourinho took charge of the club. A lot of managers worked on similar stuff - like Conte, Guardiola, Klopp, and Mourinho himself, have shuffled their teams to see how things work, and it’s still the initial stages to the new season. Manchester United have gotten a good start with three straight consecutive victories, but they still have certain hurdles to cross, especially as the teams they …
A Blast from the Past - Returning Players

A Blast from the Past - Returning Players

With on-going speculation of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United building each day, it got us thinking, just how often have players returned to their beloved clubs in the Premier League? It’s common to see your club’s star man pack up and start a fresh in Europe at top clubs, Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich. But it seems the grass isn’t always greener on the other side and even Ronaldo can be tempted by a return to England. Here …
Aston Villa v Sunderland Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa v Sunderland Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After a bad Boxing Day for both sides involved in this fixture, Aston Villa will hope to make amends when they take on Sunderland at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon. Villa suffered a disappointing defeat to Swansea City on Boxing Day but will have some positives to reflect on coming into this match, given that they managed to get a draw when they last played at home against Manchester United. Paul Lambert will surely see this game against Sunderland as …
West Ham 0 Chelsea 3 | Post Match Analysis

West Ham 0 Chelsea 3 | Post Match Analysis

In the absence of Andy Carroll through long term injury, West Ham again opted to pack the midfield in a 4-6-0, with Kevin Nolan, who occasionally ventured forward providing the Hammers’ biggest goal threat on the night, alongside emerging star Ravel Morrison, who accompanied him in a more attack minded four, Stewart Downing and Joe Cole making up foursome on either side. And yet packing the midfield didn’t pay dividends for Sam Allardyce’s side, having only 45% of the possession …
Mata Vs. Mourinho - Clash Of Styles?

Mata Vs. Mourinho - Clash Of Styles?

Ever since the season began, the media, led by the Spanish outlets Marca, AS etc., have been constant with the Juan Mata vs. Jose Mourinho narrative and have subsequently been publishing crap to sell papers fitting that narrative. When used to justify why Mata isn't in Mourinho's good books, the reply is often "Mata isn't Mourinho's type of player as Mourinho loves to park the bus." On what that assumption is based is a mystery altogether, but the scene at Chelsea looked …
Liverpool Vs Fulham Preview | Key Players Stats & Villa post mortem

Liverpool Vs Fulham Preview | Key Players Stats & Villa post mortem

61% possession is an impressive statistic. But a more impressive statistic, and the one one that counts, and the one that hurts is 25% of the goals. Those are the key statistics from the recent poor defeat in front of the home crowd against an unfancied Aston Villa. The press had stories of Liverpool possibly pushing on for the elusive 4th Champions League spot. Liverpool still might dependant on what the transfer window brings. Brendan Rodgers was also quoted as seeing the …
West Ham 2 Liverpool 3 | Tactical Analysis & Player Stats Report

West Ham 2 Liverpool 3 | Tactical Analysis & Player Stats Report

Liverpool and West Ham played out a hotly contested match at Upton Park. Liverpool just edged the encounter with two goals from former West Ham players (a Glen Johnson screamer & good finish from Joe Cole) and one own goal by James Collins. Despite the close margin, Liverpool created triple the scoring chances of West Ham with 12 to The Hammers’ 4. Their possession play resulted in a strong 61% share of the ball. West Ham ceded possession control and …