Vincent Kompany: a Season Off or Past his Prime?

Vincent Kompany: a Season Off or Past his Prime?

This time last year, Vincent Kompany was hailed as the best centre-back in the Premier League and one of the best in the world. Now he has been sidelined with an injury he suffered in the infamous defeat to Manchester United, forced to watch from the stands as his team managed to keep three clean sheets in four matches without their captain. He has been criticised for his performances, highlighted by poor positioning and judgement which led to many errors, …
Crystal Palace v Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Crystal Palace v Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Manchester City travel to Selhurst park on Saturday, the 7th of April for their 31st Premier League game of the season. While the club was seen as a title contenders a month ago, their waning form and not-so-dominant performances over the last few weeks have now made them title wannabes as they sit in the 4th place a point behind cross-town rivals Manchester United. A victory at Palace would ensure that they go above United as well as Arsenal, but that task is …
Where do Manchester City Still Need to Strengthen?

Where do Manchester City Still Need to Strengthen?

When Manchester City defeated Stoke to win the FA Cup in 2011, it signalled the end of a 35 year period without a major trophy. City followed up their cup success by winning the Premier League trophy in 2012, and many thought that a period of domestic dominance would follow. An onslaught on the Champions League was surely only a matter of time. It hasn't exactly worked out like that since. City did win a second Premier League title last …
FC Barcelona v Manchester City | Champions League Preview

FC Barcelona v Manchester City | Champions League Preview

A tantalizing second leg contest is on the offing when Catalan giants FC Barcelona host English Champions Manchester City at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night after an eventful 1-2 away win for Luis Enrique's side a fortnight ago. Messi and company will go into this midweek game hugely confident, on the back of a 5 game winning streak in all competitions that has lifted them to the very top of La Liga and will be quickly followed by a …
Manuel Pellegrini's Problems

Manuel Pellegrini's Problems

What's happening in the blue half of Manchester is surprising, but it is certainly not unprecedented. This current City side gives an eerie déjà vu of the 2012-13 season. After Sergio Aguero scored the goal that got Martin Tyler saying his name in the fashion Premier League watchers will always remember, many felt that it was finally the time of the "noisy neighbours". Roberto Mancini talked up his side and said that he wanted to leave a legacy behind by building …
Vincent Kompany - What's Up and What's Not?

Vincent Kompany - What's Up and What's Not?

Rested. Dropped. Say what you will but Vincent Kompany was sat on the bench looking anxious when his team came out victorious in a must-win game against Leicester City at the Etihad in midweek that has kept them alive in the race to the summit. The Belgian hasn't been at his resolute best it has to be said this season with the defender particularly unconvincing in what we call the 'season defining' games, 3 of which have been played after …
Jose Mourinho & Diego Costa: Like father, like son

Jose Mourinho & Diego Costa: Like father, like son

There are a few individuals in football that have the ability to entertain and do so quite spectacularly on a regular basis. Individuals such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Jurgen Klopp. Two of such gifted individuals are Chelsea pair Jose Mourinho and Diego Costa. It is unlikely there has been a match this season when one or the other didn’t do or say something that was worth talking about and discussing after the game had finished. They are the sparks that …
Chelsea Maintain Lead after Tactical Stalemate with Manchester City

Chelsea Maintain Lead after Tactical Stalemate with Manchester City

Manchester City and Chelsea shared the points at Stamford Bridge in a game that saw chances come at a premium with both teams entering the game with the motto: “Do not lose.” Loic Remy, who replaced Diego Costa who is out with a three game ban, made the breakthrough with David Silva equalising for the Citizens. It is still a long way to go but Chelsea will be more content with the point than the reigning champions who wasted an …
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