Podolski & Flanagan Amongst Title Race X-Factors

Podolski & Flanagan Amongst Title Race X-Factors

At the end of the Premier League’s first trimester, we had Gooners occupying first place and basking in the euphoria of a long-awaited “marquee” signing.  Four points across town, Chelsea lurked in second with Manchester City and Liverpool rounding out the top four.  Now, having (almost) completed 26 rounds of play, we have the same first four crew – though Chelsea and Arsenal have swapped seats and City’s game-in-hand could see the Citizens leapfrog the pair. As we head into …
In The Spotlight: Liverpool's Jon Flanagan & Raheem Sterling

In The Spotlight: Liverpool's Jon Flanagan & Raheem Sterling

Liverpool have had a week of ups and downs. A 4-0 thrashing of neighbours Everton at Anfield left the Reds in dreamland, along with the added bonus that a number of teams around them lost points on Saturday, and the prospect of City and Chelsea playing each other on Monday night. However, Liverpool couldn't capitalise on others' mishaps. A draw at the Hawthorns meant that the Reds were looking at 2 points dropped rather than 1 point gained, and lost …
Player Performance Analysis | Ross Barkley Vs Liverpool

Player Performance Analysis | Ross Barkley Vs Liverpool

Although conceding a late equaliser against your biggest rivals is a bitter pill to swallow, Evertonians couldn’t afford to be too downhearted at the conclusion of their enthralling 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Saturday because, nevertheless, they had just witnessed the greatest attacking performance in a Merseyside derby from the Toffees for several years. Martínez consistently signed off his programme notes at Wigan Athletic with the Spanish expression ‘sin miedo’ meaning ‘without fear’ and that was exactly how his side …
The Mysterious Case of Jon Flanagan | Stats Vs Everton

The Mysterious Case of Jon Flanagan | Stats Vs Everton

Had anyone asked me a month ago what I thought laid in store for Jon Flanagan, I'd have had no hesitation in saying I expected him to be moved on, probably in January, and probably to a team in the Championship. Up until his last minute inclusion versus Arsenal in place of a sick Glen Johnson, Flanno had become something of an outcast under Rodgers, who famously told him not to do too much in an episode of Being: Liverpool, …
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