The Rise of Harry Winks

The Rise of Harry Winks

Harry Winks has recently been dominating the headlines for his breakthrough into the Tottenham squad, and for his recent international call-up to the England squad, making his full debut against Lithuania last week. Pundits were describing his performance as ‘eye-catching amongst a mediocre display’. This article will analyse how the Hemel Hempstead born youngster went from Spurs' youth ranks to the highest international level in the space of a year. Breaking into the First Team Harry Winks made his Spurs …
A Statistical Breakdown of Mikel Merino's Influence at Newcastle United

A Statistical Breakdown of Mikel Merino's Influence at Newcastle United

Newcastle United were criticised by a large section of the media for their perceived lack of business during the summer transfer window. Rafa Benitez was open with his feelings about the team's recruitment, but they did manage to improve the squad of the squad after promotion. The Magpies' boss has always had a good eye for a player and he has proved that he can compete on a budget before. Mikel Merino was a low-key addition, arriving from Borussia Dortmund …
Chelsea v Manchester City Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea v Manchester City Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

This weekend will host arguably the first fixture which pits two of the strongest contenders for the Premier League title this season, against each other - Champions Chelsea versus Challengers Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, where the crown currently resides. With all the focus on Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and the supposed two-way battle in Manchester, the start that Chelsea have made to their domestic and European campaign, has gone under the radar. The Blues, after a disappointing opening day defeat …
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United have a great opportunity to strengthen their position in the top four as they host bottom-placed Crystal Palace. They have been excellent at the beginning of the new season and will see this as a game that they must win if they are to challenge for the title. The Red Devils haven't lost a league match to the visitors since 1991 and the Eagles have won only one of their last 13 meetings of the two clubs. Last …
Aurier's League Debut Perfectly Summarizes his Enigmatic Situation

Aurier's League Debut Perfectly Summarizes his Enigmatic Situation

Arguably the most controversial deal of the summer took Paris Saint-Germain’s Serge Aurier to Tottenham Hotspur, with questions surrounding the player, the price, and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino. The fact one of Europe’s best right-backs was replaced by Dani Alves and allowed to leave PSG for £23 million is skeptical to say the least. It was Aurier’s disciplinary problems that highlighted Unai Emery’s decision to sell the Ivorian, after he was arrested for driving under the influence, suspended for homophobic …
Stoke City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After dropping points at home to Arsenal for the first time since 2011, Chelsea will now look to bounce back as they travel to the Bet365.com Stadium to face Stoke City on Saturday. Stoke City have had a pretty average start to the season, but have been strong at home.  They've had about as hard of a start to their home schedule as they could, facing Arsenal then Manchester United, but they have got four points from their first two …
Leicester City v Liverpool Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City v Liverpool Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Following the midweek exertions in the form of Carabao Cup round three fixtures, the Premier League will resume at the home of 2015/16 Champions - Leicester City. The Foxes will take on Liverpool and having faced Jurgen Klopp's reds in the League cup and beat them in an entertaining encounter: it's fair to say the home side will be buzzing at the opportunity to face one of the likely 'top six' sides come Saturday. Craig Shakespeare looks settled in and …
Southampton Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Southampton Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

This week we saw the third round of the League Cup being played in England and despite its new exotic brand name (Carabao Cup) many Premier League Managers continue to dislike it. Even after his side won against Burton Albion on Wednesday, Jose Mourinho was found complaining about the competition. He said, “If you ask me 'could English football survive or be even be better without this competition?' Maybe. Maybe we would be fresher for European competition." Well, the third …
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