Watford v Liverpool | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Watford v Liverpool | Team News, Stats & Key Players

The international month (it certainly felt that long) is over, and the Premier League can resume once more. The pandemic is still trying its best to cause problems for football fans, and certain players may not be present due to quarantine restrictions put upon returning players. Watford come into the game in an irregular position, in that they have started the season reasonably well, yet will have a new manager, Claudio Ranieri, in charge. Watford sit a comfortable 15th in …
Leicester City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

It has been an interesting international break. Leicester City host Manchester United in a match that is shaping up to be crucial for both teams. It has been a slow start for the Foxes, who have taken just eight points from their opening seven matches. After two seasons battling at the top of the division, they will be hoping to move up the league table in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, Manchester United have dropped points in their last two Premier League fixtures. …
The Newcastle United Takeover - A Conflicted Fan's View

The Newcastle United Takeover - A Conflicted Fan's View

After 14 years of neglect, Newcastle United are entering a new era. On Thursday, it was confirmed that Mike Ashley had sold the football club to a consortium headed by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund. The Public Investment Fund are taking an 80% share of the club. The other 20% will be split between Amanda Staveley's PCP partners and the Reuben Brothers, the second wealthiest family in UK. The last decade has been a joyless existence for Newcastle supporters, myself …
Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

This weekend sees a clash between two of the title favourites. The pressure is on Manchester City, as they have already dropped points twice this season. Meanwhile, Chelsea are the early pace setters with the only dropped points coming against Liverpool, when they went down to ten men. A win for either side would send a real statement. There is narrative to this fixture, as it was last season’s Champions League final. Since Thomas Tuchel took over at Stamford Bridge, …
Brentford v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Brentford v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

There’s certain clubs you simply love to see do well. Brentford have climbed the football pyramid under superb ownership, and are now a fully fledged member of the Premier League. With top tier football comes box office competition, and this weekends game sees European royalty, Liverpool FC, roll into town. With a an excellent opening day victory at home to Arsenal, Brentford will be keen to add another heavyweight scalp this Saturday evening. After five games, Brentford have a superb …
Burnley vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Burnley vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Burnley host Arsenal in what is going to be a fascinating fixture. It is a huge test for Mikel Arteta, as he will be facing a physical side capable of causing an upset. The Gunners have been mocked at the beginning of the new season, but they won their last fixture. Supporters will be expecting them to start climbing the table. However, they showed on the opening day that they can be beaten in matches like this one. The hosts …
Liverpool v Crystal Palace Preview | Premier League

Liverpool v Crystal Palace Preview | Premier League

As we enter the next phase of the season, we should now start to see the League shuffle settle a little, and begin to understand what positions teams will be vying for. Crystal Palace head to Anfield after the biggest surprise of the season, with their 3-0 home win against Tottenham brings Spurs back down to earth with a bang. Their attacking output was very impressive, with Wilfried Zaha and Odsonne Edouard standing out. Edouard came of the bench to …
Does Marcos Alonso deserve to be Chelsea's starting left wing-back?

Does Marcos Alonso deserve to be Chelsea's starting left wing-back?

Marcos Alonso has been a mainstay of the Chelsea first team so far this season. There had been rumours that the Spaniard would be available for transfer during the summer, but he has managed to force his way into Thomas Tuchel's plans. Ben Chilwell remains on the sidelines, with the England international yet to feature for the club in the 2021/22 campaign. Although there is good competition across the pitch for Chelsea, few would have expected this to be the …
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