Barcelona vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Barcelona vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham are facing a daunting task as they attempt to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League for the second consecutive season. They will have to defeat Barcelona at the Nou Camp to make sure of their progression. Alternatively, they would be left relying on PSV Eindhoven to beat Inter Milan. It is difficult to see the Eredivisie champions doing them any favours on Tuesday. Although Los Cules aren't the dominant side they once were, they do have …
Tottenham vs Barcelona Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham vs Barcelona Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham are facing a difficult test in the Champions League as they welcome Barcelona to Wembley. It is going to be an uphill task for the Premier League team to qualify from their group after a disappointing defeat to Inter Milan two weeks ago. They were leading but conceded two late goals to put them into a tough position at this early stage of the competition. Last season, they managed to beat Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid in the group …
Liverpool Vs West Ham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Liverpool Vs West Ham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

The Premier League season has kicked off, ending the three-month-long wait the Premier League fans had to endure. There are still some fans who are waiting for one thing or the other. Liverpool fans are waiting for their first Premier League title since 28 years. Similarly, West Ham United fans are waiting for their side to turn into a stable, top-half of the table team. The teams representing these fans will clash on Sunday afternoon as they kick-off their league …
FC Barcelona vs Chelsea | Champions League Preview

FC Barcelona vs Chelsea | Champions League Preview

Chelsea travel to the Nou Camp for the second-leg of their Champions League tie against FC Barcelona on Wednesday and they face an uphill battle to reach the quarter-final stage. Two weeks ago, they competed well at home and came close to picking up a precious first-leg lead, but a late goal from Lionel Messi denied them. The Blues are not in the best form and will go into the match as huge outsiders, but they have beaten the odds …
Why Pep Guardiola has to change to be a success at Manchester City

Why Pep Guardiola has to change to be a success at Manchester City

Adaptability and flexibility are supposed to be massive parts of a manager’s armory in football. A lack of it can end up rendering him and his methods useless and outdated, allowing other, more flexible sides to run over them in a blink of an eye. If there’s a side that is currently facing this situation in a substantial manner, then it is Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Things have gone quite wrong for the Citizens recently and the 4-2 hammering at …
Pep Guardiola: Innovative Genius or Over-rated Fraud?

Pep Guardiola: Innovative Genius or Over-rated Fraud?

Manchester City are on a run of no wins from their last six matches in all competitions, which is poor. This has prompted claims in some quarters over the past week that Pep Guardiola is not actually that good. Some ignoramuses going so far as to proclaim he is actually a fraud. Just to put that six game winless run into perspective, City won their opening ten matches of the season in all competitions. Their overall record this season is …
Fernando Torres: The England Years Recounted

Fernando Torres: The England Years Recounted

It's August 19, 2007 and Liverpool's newest Spanish export, Fernando Torres, had just opened his account for the club in the 16th minute v Chelsea on his Anfield debut. A first for 'El Niño' in a Liverpool shirt, it was the birth of something special in Merseyside. Born in Fuenlabrada (Madrid), Fernando José Torres Sanz was living the dream playing professionally for his hometown club, Atletico Madrid. His grandfather had molded him into a passionate fan at a very young …
Wales vs Portugal Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Wales vs Portugal Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

This bracket was always going to give a chance to many sides to get deep into the competition. Wales and Portugal have benefited from avoiding the likes of Italy, Spain, Germany and France. Although that isn't to take away from the achievements of both nations, who will firmly believe that they have a chance of lifting the European Championships next weekend. They will both take great confidence from the triumphs of Greece and Denmark in this competition. Neither side is …
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