Thiago Silva wouldn't guarantee an end to Chelsea's defensive issues

Thiago Silva wouldn't guarantee an end to Chelsea's defensive issues

Chelsea could be set to strengthen their defence by bringing in Thiago Silva on a free transfer. The Guardian report that the Blues have held talks with the Brazilian's representatives and a decision on his future will be made following the Champions League final. There won't be a shortage of options for the 35-year-old, but a move to the Premier League could appeal to him. This proposed transfer is difficult to analyse without looking at the wider picture at Chelsea. …
Why Can't Elite Teams Defend Anymore?

Why Can't Elite Teams Defend Anymore?

A video of Alphonso Davies went viral when football returned to the Bundesliga in May. In a crucial encounter against Borussia Dortmund which eventually tipped the league title Bayern Munich’s way, the left-back made an astonishing recovery run dispossessing Erling Haaland in the box while he was poised to score. With the striker having a head start of 12.5 meters on him, Davies caught up in 3.1 seconds while hitting a top speed of 35 km/h. The Canadian’s speed had …
Manchester City Are Right To Build David Silva a Statue

Manchester City Are Right To Build David Silva a Statue

The man they call El Mago is leaving Manchester City after a decade of glittering brilliance, which has illuminated not just The Etihad, but the Premier League as a whole. David Silva is taking his wonderful talents back home to Spain, signing a two year contract with Real Sociedad, and the Premier League's loss will be La Liga's gain. It will indeed be a loss, Silva is one of the finest players to ever grace the English game. A wonderfully …
Bernardo Silva In A League Of His Own

Bernardo Silva In A League Of His Own

Watching the games between the best teams in the league by a country mile this season, one player stood out over both fixtures. No, it wasn’t the Professional Footballers Association and Premier League Player of the Year, Virgil Van Dijk of Liverpool. Nor was it the player football writers deemed to be the best in Raheem Sterling of Manchester City.  While Bernardo Silva didn’t exactly warm the bench last season, his minutes were limited in the Premier League and Pep …
Everton v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Everton v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Everton are nowhere the relegation fight and not close enough to the fight for the top six. They are in the thick of the fight for seventh place and, while that may not be all that glamorous, the difference between finishing seventh and finishing 11th is significant. They will look to get as many points as possible and try to get some encouraging results for next season. Beating Arsenal would fall under one of those encouraging results. A win against …
Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

The 2018 World Cup takes centre stage this summer and numerous Premier League stars are in with a realistic chance of picking up a winner's medal. Brazil and Germany lead the betting to win the tournament, but France, Spain and Argentina are also prominent in the outright market. Read on as we take a look at which Premier League players could be part of a World Cup success in Russia. Brazil There is a strong Premier League presence in Brazil's …
Just How Far Can Guardiola Take Manchester City This Season?

Just How Far Can Guardiola Take Manchester City This Season?

Pep Guardiola's first season with Manchester City didn't quite live up to expectations, but last season's critics have been well and truly silenced. City have been irresistible so far. In defence they look secure, buoyed by the addition of Ederson who looks to be the 'keeper they have been crying out for. Kevin De Bruyne has been in inspired form, with numerous majestic performances in the City midfield and assists that not even people sat in the stands would've seen …
Watford v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stars & Key Men

Watford v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stars & Key Men

Following a period of football nothingness, the Premier League is back to fill the void as Watford welcome Arsenal on Saturday for match-day eight. Watford have enjoyed a good start to their season - 3 wins and 3 draws in seven outings barring the one comprehensive defeat at the hands of Manchester City looks very impressive in the face of some really poor starts made by the likes of Everton and Southampton. Marco Silva has shown with Hull how solid …
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