The resurgence of Arsenal's Granit Xhaka

The resurgence of Arsenal's Granit Xhaka

It wasn't long ago that Granit Xhaka was stripped of the Arsenal captaincy after a show of frustration towards supporters on the pitch. There was a period where he was out of the team and linked with a move away. On Sunday, he wore the armband again against Brentford and led the Gunners to a dominant display. The Swiss international is no longer the club captain, with Martin Odegaard taking that responsibility, but he was missing at the weekend. Mikel …
Analysing Manchester United's start under Erik ten Hag

Analysing Manchester United's start under Erik ten Hag

It has been a mixed start to the season for Manchester United. The start was poor, as they lost their first two matches to Brighton and Brentford. The manner of the defeat to Brentford caused alarm bells to ring. Some even suggested that a managerial change could be on the horizon, but those concerns were premature. Since then, there has been improvement and United have moved into 5th position. Incredibly, they are six points off the top with a game …
Nottingham Forest vs Tottenham Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Nottingham Forest vs Tottenham Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Nottingham Forest welcome Tottenham on Sunday, in what will be the biggest game of their season so far. This is an opportunity for the promoted side to test themselves against one of the top six and the atmosphere will be bouncing. The win over West Ham United was a great occasion, but this is even bigger and they will be keen not to look out of place. For the visitors, it has been a strong start and they need to …
Southampton vs Manchester United Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Southampton vs Manchester United Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Manchester United travel to Southampton this weekend with more questions about their season than answers. It was a great victory over Liverpool, but it came in a big game. The pressure will be to deliver the same level of commitment and quality against one of the weaker sides in the Premier League. For Saints, they will be confident after two wins in the last seven days. It is an opportunity for them to record a statement victory early in the …
Chelsea vs Leicester City Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Chelsea vs Leicester City Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Chelsea welcome Leicester City to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, in a match they need to win. They have taken four points from their first three games. Their first home performance against Tottenham was good, but they were very poor at Leeds United. If they are to challenge in the title race, they need to have a run of victories to put them in contention. For the visitors, Leicester have been disappointing, taking one point from their first three matches. There …
Dejan Kulusevski has taken Tottenham's attack to a new level

Dejan Kulusevski has taken Tottenham's attack to a new level

Tottenham had a great start to the season on Saturday. It was surprising to see them score four goals without Son Heung-min or Harry Kane getting on the score sheet. However, that underlines how Antonio Conte has coached a team to be less reliant on the world class attacking partnership. The wing-backs offer a huge amount of attacking threat, but the underrated part of the attack is Dejan Kulusevski. The Swedish international arrived in England with relatively little fanfare. Fabio …
Why Chelsea are trying to sign Marc Cucurella

Why Chelsea are trying to sign Marc Cucurella

Chelsea are set to make their third summer signing, with Marc Cucurella closing in on a move to Stamford Bridge. It is set to be a crucial couple of weeks for the Blues, as Thomas Tuchel wants new additions to strengthen their title ambitions. As it is a new regime at the club, there have been some teething issues, as the new board adapt to senior football positions. Todd Boehly has become the interim sporting director and he will have …
Manchester City vs Liverpool - Community Shield Preview

Manchester City vs Liverpool - Community Shield Preview

One of the most unusual football seasons in history kicks off this weekend, with the annual Community Shield curtain raiser being contested by Manchester City and Liverpool. It should be a great match for the neutral. Despite the low stakes, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp will be keen to get the early bragging rates in this developing rivalry. Last season, the matches between the pair were excellent watches and it should be more of the same this weekend. There has …
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