Andy Wales' Premier League Team of the Season

Andy Wales' Premier League Team of the Season

The PFA Premier League team of the season for 2015/16 has just been announced and it was largely as expected, with perhaps one or two surprises in there. These things are often a cause for debate and can be skewed by the team you support, but I like to think of myself as fair, so here’s my team of the season. Goalkeeper – Jack Butland (Stoke) It really is a shame that injury cut his season short and will rob …
Leicester City Vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City Vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Title chasing Leicester City host European football hopefuls Southampton on Sunday in what can be termed as the match of the weekend in the English Premier League. While Southampton come into the game on the back of an impressive come from behind victory against Liverpool, Leicester come into the game with an incredible 5 points lead over the 2nd placed Tottenham with just 7 games left. They have garnered an impressive 13 points in the last 6 games and would …
Leicester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Preview, Stats and Key Men

Leicester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Preview, Stats and Key Men

High flying Leicester City host Flailing Champions Chelsea on Monday in the Match Day 16 of the Barclays Premier League. While Chelsea have garnered a meagre 4 points out of a possible 18 in the last 6 games, they come on the back of a much needed victory over Porto FC in the Champions League. Leicester,  on the other hand not only sit atop the Premier League table but also the form table having garnered a massive 16 points in …
Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Leicester welcome Crystal Palace on Saturday in Matchday 10 of the Barclays Premier League. At the moment, there is not a lot to differentiate the two sides. They have both garnered an identical 9 points out of a possible 18 in the last 6 games and sit in the 5th and 6th position in the league table respectively. Team News Leicester City Not too adversely affected by injuries, we expect manager Claudio Ranieri bring in Riyad Mahrez and Nathan Dyer into the …
Leicester City v Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

After a weekend that was characterized by some good old FA Cup Quarter final fixtures followed by a juicy semi-final draw, the Premier League is back and what a titanic tussle we've got at the lower end of the table! It's Leicester City hosting Steve Bruce's Hull at the King Power Stadium in what is an absolute must win for both sides at this stage. Come Sunday morning, we'll know the status quo of teams battling it out for survival …
Aston Villa vs Leicester | FA Cup Preview | Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa vs Leicester | FA Cup Preview | Stats & Key Men

If you believe everything you read, this would be billed as the match between two manager-less teams. Nigel Pearson was recently sacked, then hastily reinstated despite the media telling us otherwise. Paul Lambert of course wasn't awarded the same leniency, and bizarre rumours are now speculating that he actually asked to be sacked twice before finally being given the boot this week. If this were a Premier League tie, the stakes would be huge in the wake of the multi-billion …
Liverpool's experimental tactical approach vs. Anji

Liverpool's experimental tactical approach vs. Anji

Marco Van Basten often spoke about an invisible cord that connected players within a formation, that one player's movements would directly affect another. The possession-based philosophical approach to football thinks about football in terms of space; how can a team control the game both with or without the ball? What was particularly interesting about the Anji match was that Rodgers’ Liverpool tactical approach moved away from the 1-4-3-3 that Rodgers has relied on since becoming the Liverpool manager. The Europa …