West Ham vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League returns this weekend after a week off due to the international break. One of the standout fixtures will be taking place at the London Stadium, as West Ham welcome Tottenham in what will be a fiercely-contested fixture. A resurgent home side will be hoping to prove their lofty ambitions with a positive result against one of their local rivals. Meanwhile, the visitors need a strong performance to show that they can compete at the top of the …
West Ham United: Style Over Points?

West Ham United: Style Over Points?

“He (David Sullivan) didn’t tell me, because I know what West Ham is. “One of the most important things for any club, not just West Ham, is to have a style of football. “You can choose, there are a lot of different styles in football and with all the styles you can win trophies and titles. But West Ham has a tradition and David thought I was that way and was very happy to trust me. “And I will …
Is Claude Puel another shrewd appointment by Southampton?

Is Claude Puel another shrewd appointment by Southampton?

Southampton have been the envy of a lot of clubs outside the top six since they returned to the Premier League under Nigel Adkins. They have an excellent recruitment system, play good football and have a knack of appointing quality managers. They bought Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman to the Premier League, both of whom have moved onto other clubs in the league. Their latest appointment is Claude Puel, who won't be known to a lot of fans in England, …
Will this season be the Battle of the Bosses?

Will this season be the Battle of the Bosses?

It didn’t take long before there were speculations and opinions flying around like wildfire as soon as the EPL fixtures were announced. Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger were all thrown into the spotlight and took up centre-stage. In fact, unlike most times, this time the entire focus appeared to be on these managers – the changes they’ll make, possible tactics, changes, basically anything that seemed argumentative in the least. This furore over the managers …
Manchester City v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On April eighth, Arsenal travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City.  When the fixture computer spat this game out last summer it looked like it could be a game to decide the title.  Now that it's here it turns out to be just another game in the hunt for the top four. Arsenal are three points away from securing their place in the Premier League's top four, while City have some work to do.  A loss to …
Farewell Pellegrini: Manager's successful departures

Farewell Pellegrini: Manager's successful departures

Fernandinho recently called for English clubs and their fans to get behind Manchester City's Champions League campaign and vowed his side wanted to go all the way for Pellegrini, who couldn't wish for a better send off if they're successful. The Chillean manager will be leaving the Blues at the end of the season as Manchester City welcome ex-Barcelona boss, Pep Guardiola to the helm for the start of the 2016-17 Premier League campaign. As it stands, Pellegrini could still …
Ilkay Gündogan to lead a City revolution

Ilkay Gündogan to lead a City revolution

According to the Dortmund based publication Ruhr Nachrichten, Manchester City fans can start to get excited because the recruiting of Borussia Dortmund and Germany midfield star Ilkay Gündogan is a near formality. They understand that an agreement between representatives of Manchester City and Gündogan is in place and all that remains is for the two clubs to agree a fee, believed to be in the region of €25-30m, which is currently around £19.9-23.9m. Although nothing official has been announced, the …
Who will be the next Manchester United manager?

Who will be the next Manchester United manager?

For months now it has been in speculation who will overtake the job after current manager Louis Van Gaal is rightfully sacked. I think many media personnel and United fans would have thought it would have been sooner but Ed Woodward is adamant in backing LVG. Names like Jose Mourinho and Ryan Giggs have been front runners but there are plenty of other managers that could the job and do a good job. Lets look at all the potential candidates …
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