Early Look at Premier League Team of the Year | Hazard, Ramsey, Suarez & Sturridge

Early Look at Premier League Team of the Year | Hazard, Ramsey, Suarez & Sturridge

As we near the beginning of spring and league tables throughout the country take shape, the talk will soon head towards who the best players of the season have been. Playing in a 4-2-2-2 formation, similar to Manchester City’s system, this is an early look at the Premier League team of the season so far. Wojciech Szczesny After some difficult seasons, where he saw his mental toughness questioned and was dropped for big games, Szczesny has begun to fulfil the …
Southampton 0 Liverpool 3 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Southampton 0 Liverpool 3 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool put yet another jinxed fixture to bed in the late kick off on Saturday, as they eventually swept aside their bogey side Southampton. Brendan Rodgers has now banished a number of demons, including Arsenal at Anfield, Spurs and Stoke away, and now avenging the problematic Saints - the only team to beat the Reds twice in the last 12 months. Southampton Maurico Pochettino deployed his usual 4-3-3 with Jack Cork starting in central midfield, with Morgan Schneiderlin and Steven …
Southampton and their English Core

Southampton and their English Core

Alan Shearer. Matthew Le Tissier. Mick Channon. What do these legendary players have in common? All three started their careers at Southampton Football Club and consequently went on to play for their national side, England. More recently, the renowned Saints academy has produced talented internationals such as world record signing Gareth Bale, Arsenal's Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. And all these players stood out from the rest at Southampton before making big-money moves to North London outfits Tottenham and Arsenal …
The Future England Left-Back | Stats Comparison: Gibbs, Bertrand, Shaw & Rose

The Future England Left-Back | Stats Comparison: Gibbs, Bertrand, Shaw & Rose

Ashley Cole has dominated the England left-back spot for many years, first breaking into the team against Albania in 2001, back when Sven was in charge. Wayne Bridge provided a little competition from 2002 until his last appearance in 2009. Since then we've seen Leighton Baines come into his own at Everton, being linked with Manchester United along the way, and begin to provide more competition, yet Ashley Cole is still considered the first choice left back. Kieran Gibbs has …
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