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 …
A Month by Month Look at the Premier League Title Race

A Month by Month Look at the Premier League Title Race

Manchester City and Liverpool took the Premier League title race down to the final day of last season and assuming nothing catastrophic happens for either club, they are expected to fight it out again this season. Here is a look at where the key battlegrounds will be, and groups of fixtures to look out for as potential areas to gain ground for both clubs. The latest Oddschecker odds show Manchester City as the 5/7 favourites to retain their title, while …
Can Anyone Break The Top Two?

Can Anyone Break The Top Two?

The gap between the top two and the rest of the top six in the Premier League ended up being on paper much, much larger than the gap between the rest of the top six and the rest of the Premier League. As such, Chelsea, Man United, Arsenal and Spurs (albeit to a lesser extent) have a lot of work to do this summer if they’re to bridge what appears to be an insurmountable gap. And whilst the transfer window …
What Liverpool And Manchester City Need To Go Again Next Season

What Liverpool And Manchester City Need To Go Again Next Season

The top two sides in English football had barnstorming seasons in 2018-19. Manchester City retained the Premier League title in style, garnering an astounding 98 points in the campaign, after scaling the 100-point mark the previous season. Liverpool recorded the third highest points tally ever in finishing second with 97 points and capped an incredible year off by winning their sixth European title.  There will be no letting up in intensity from both sides though. In a season-ending interview with …
Bernardo Silva In A League Of His Own

Bernardo Silva In A League Of His Own

Watching the games between the best teams in the league by a country mile this season, one player stood out over both fixtures. No, it wasn’t the Professional Footballers Association and Premier League Player of the Year, Virgil Van Dijk of Liverpool. Nor was it the player football writers deemed to be the best in Raheem Sterling of Manchester City.  While Bernardo Silva didn’t exactly warm the bench last season, his minutes were limited in the Premier League and Pep …
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