Manchester City vs Chelsea | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Chelsea | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The eye-catching fixture of the weekend takes place at the Etihad Stadium, as Manchester City entertain Chelsea. Few would have predicted the visitors to be in a higher league position at the beginning of the season, due to the transfer ban and inexperience of Frank Lampard. However, the Blues have been excellent with the new generation making an instant impact in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola has had problems dealing with departures and key injuries, which has left his …
Leroy Sane Hugely Missed By Manchester City

Leroy Sane Hugely Missed By Manchester City

All the talk of crucial absences in the clash between Liverpool and Manchester City centred around Aymeric Laporte and Ederson. The Frenchman has left a big void in the centre of defence and the Brazilian’s distribution and shot-stopping abilities were definitely missed in the 1-3 defeat at Anfield. Liverpool though would have been happier that another player who has tormented them more than most was not going to take the field.  In this burgeoning rivalry between the two best teams …
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 …
Liverpool Vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

A title clash in November is unlikely, but it is exactly what the game between Liverpool and Manchester City on Sunday evening will feel like. The two top sides will go head to head in a bid to establish dominance for the rest of the season. Both the sides are faltering a bit from their high standards, but it is the Champions of last season that are paying the higher price, having already lost 2 matches in the first 11. …
Liverpool need to get back to their defensive best against Arsenal

Liverpool need to get back to their defensive best against Arsenal

Liverpool came close to winning the Premier League last season and a huge reason for that was their defensive quality. The Reds managed to keep 21 clean sheets from 38 matches over the course of the campaign. Virgil van Dijk went on to win the PFA Player of the Year award, with his performances standing out in the heart of the back four at Anfield. It was expected that they would go on to have a similar record this season, …
Man City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Man City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Tottenham face a very difficult trip to face Premier League champions Manchester City this weekend. Both teams managed to win their opening fixture, but Pep Guardiola’s team were far more convincing. They put five goals past West Ham United with Raheem Sterling scoring a hat-trick. Meanwhile, Tottenham had to come from behind to beat Aston Villa. They managed to do so thanks to a great display from their talisman, Harry Kane. Those two players will be vital to their respective …
Arsenal Need to Prioritise Short-Term Success with Alves Signing

Arsenal Need to Prioritise Short-Term Success with Alves Signing

Arsenal are a club that need to conduct serious transfer business if they are to return to the Champions League this season. There are budgetary concerns for Unai Emery, which could see him look to bring in a bargain or two before the transfer window closes. The Sun reports that the Gunners are one of the Premier League clubs eyeing a move for free agent Dani Alves. Tottenham and Manchester City have both been linked with the legendary Brazilian following …
Disruptive Pre-Season For Top Two An Opportunity For Chasing Pack?

Disruptive Pre-Season For Top Two An Opportunity For Chasing Pack?

There’s never been a summer quite like this one. Clubs and national teams are increasingly testing the limits of player work-loads but since the Champions League final brought down the curtain on the European club season, we have had the privilege of watching the inaugural Nations League Finals, Euro 2020 qualifiers, the UEFA U-21 Championships and three senior continental competitions over the past month.  Rested players have already begun to make their way back to their clubs for the start …
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