Holding Midfielders The Talk Of The Town

Holding Midfielders The Talk Of The Town

The importance of the holding midfielder to any Premier League title challenge has never been doubted. While flashier proponents of the footballing art have rightly been serenaded by fans, there has always been place for the likes of Patrick Vieira, Roy Keane and Claude Makalele in a discussion about modern-day giants. Having the right player in the middle of the park has often proven to be the difference between ending a campaign as league winners or also-rans. Michael Essien’s injury …
Leicester City vs Arsenal Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City vs Arsenal Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City are on a fantastic run. The Foxes have won seven of their last eight matches in all competitions since their loss to Manchester United. Their only loss in that run came at Anfield when they lost on a 95th minute penalty. This run has elevated them to third in the table. Not only are they in the Champions League spot, they have created a buffer. They are six points ahead of their opponents, Arsenal, who sit in fifth …
Liverpool vs Leicester City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Leicester City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool face one of their most difficult games of the season to date as they welcome Leicester City to Anfield. The Reds have won every game in the Premier League so far, but there will be concerns about how they will fare against former manager Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes. This will be the Leicester manager’s first return to his former club since he was replaced by Jurgen Klopp. The fact that his team are currently in the top four does add …
Chelsea vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Chelsea vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Chelsea have shown positive signs under Frank Lampard, with youth players being given a chance and an attacking brand of football being implemented. However, they have shown some vulnerabilities defensively and the concerns over his lack of experience remain. Last weekend, they collapsed against Manchester United, with the space being offered to the home side being a huge problem picked up by Jose Mourinho in the post-match analysis. They struggled with pace on the counter-attack, which is why this weekend's …
Arsenal v Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal have won their last nine matches is all competitions, despite not playing particularly well over that stretch. They did have their best performance of the season in their 5-1 defeat of Fulham, so they'll look to build off of that in this match against Leicester. Their defensive struggles from last season have continued, but they have been able to score enough to mitigate their defensive struggles. They'll have to create a lot of chances because Leicester City's attack could …
Leicester Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The last Premier League game week before the first international break of the season is upon us and to kick it off, Liverpool travel to Leicester City on Saturday afternoon. Liverpool will be hoping to keep their winning start going, while the Foxes will be hoping to string a series of wins themselves. In the recent past, these two teams have rarely played out a low-scoring game, and another entertaining game is on the cards for Saturday as well. Leicester …
Pereira & Other Positives on Friday Night as Man United Edged Leicester

Pereira & Other Positives on Friday Night as Man United Edged Leicester

So, after all the doom and gloom prior to the beginning of the campaign, United went out on Friday - with a point to prove, and they did, by winning a tight game against Leicester City to claim all 3 points in the opening weekend at Old Trafford. Here are a few of my thoughts on the performance of the home side on the pitch, of Mourinho in the press conference and finally of Paul Pogba in the mixed zone. …
Leicester City v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

This weekend will see another frantic round of fixtures where Claude Puel's Leicester City will aim to pile more misery on Jose Mourinho's Manchester United. The Foxes have enjoyed an upturn in form since the Frenchman took over from Craig Shakespeare. Leicester have won 5 of the last 10 games, drawing 2 and losing 3 - they sit comfortably 8th in the league - only five points separating the 2015/16 Champions and Tottenham Hotspur. However, they will go into this …
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