Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to EPL - 2: La Liga

Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to EPL - 2: La Liga

This is Part 2 of a multi-part series. You can read the first part here. In the first part, we took a look at the transfers to Premier League from Eredivisie. In this part, we will take a look at how Premier League clubs have been recruiting players from La Liga. La Liga is believed to be one of the best leagues in the world in terms of football talent. My personal belief is that image of the whole league …
The Premier League: Why it's still the best league in the world

The Premier League: Why it's still the best league in the world

Many football fans point to La Liga as the number 1 league in the world because of the technically superior aspects of the Spanish game. Some look to Germany's Bundesliga for the overall package ( Fantastic fans, marketing of brand, precision based football) Some fans strangely, even look to Serie A and Ligue 1 for it's "entertainment value." But the English Premier league is way ahead of all mentioned because it is a league where anything can happen, and, probably will. …
Ballon d'Or Shows Premier League's Fall in Europe

Ballon d'Or Shows Premier League's Fall in Europe

This year’s FIFA Ballon d’Or celebrated the world’s best footballers and coaches but also highlighted the increasing fall of the Premier League against Europe’s elite leagues. The La Liga has provided the last 8 winners of the title – with Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonel Messi taking four each on behalf of the Spanish league. The top three in this year's Ballon d’or, which consisted of Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar, were all from La Liga whilst last year’s had a contribution …
How Costa Will Set the League on Fire Next Season | Player Analysis

How Costa Will Set the League on Fire Next Season | Player Analysis

Chelsea signed Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid for a fee in the region of £32 million to finally rectify their mistakes from last season when they suffered due to the lack of quality upfront which resulted in a trophy-less season. Chelsea have had a history of signing expensive flops for the striking department. Andriy Shevchenko signed for Chelsea in May 2006 for a club record £30m and scored 9 league goals in 48 appearances, whilst Fernando Torres signed in January …
Should Liverpool replace Suso next season?

Should Liverpool replace Suso next season?

Overlooking their policy of bringing up young talent, Liverpool are reportedly looking to sell their Spanish young maestro in order to go for more experience in their side. While Suso has performed well in La Liga last season, with a relegation threatened Almeria side, it was expected that he would get a nod from the Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who is known to extract the maximum out of his young talent on Merseyside. However if reports surfacing in certain media …
Fabregas was flattered by Manchester United bids

Fabregas was flattered by Manchester United bids

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said that he was "flattered" by the bids made for him by Manchester United. 26 yr old Fabregas was subject to two significant bids from current Champions Manchester United in the summer, but he decided to stay at the Nou Camp. "I do follow the Premier League a lot and it's always flattering when a club like Manchester United talks very well about you and you can see they want you," the Spaniard told Football …
Ozil on the move? Manchester United & Arsenal Wait in the Wings

Ozil on the move? Manchester United & Arsenal Wait in the Wings

Manchester United and Arsenal are both rumoured to be chasing German star Mesut Ozil. The Real Madrid midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League after the arrival of Isco and the impending arrival of Gareth Bale to the Bernabeu. For those who watch La Liga, the sale of Ozil would seem nonsensical as he has been one of Real’s best players ever since his arrival. However, noises coming out of Spain hint that the player himself …
How to build a possession philosophy without copying Barcelona or Spain

How to build a possession philosophy without copying Barcelona or Spain

Football fanatics, people who truly understand football, know that by trying to copy the Barcelona or Spain model you are unlikely to succeed or even be on a path conducive to long term development. However, Barcelona’s philosophy (possession-based control) is something that clubs can and do strive towards. This article will attempt to detail just how Premier League teams currently build upon their possession-based philosophy through tactical solutions. For the purposes of trying to find general principles, this article will …
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