Drop in Clean Sheets – Better Offence or Worse Defence?

Drop in Clean Sheets – Better Offence or Worse Defence?

“I told them, [get] the clean sheet, I buy everybody a pizza. I think they wait until I improve my offer, okay a pizza and a hot dog.” – Claudio Ranieri, Leicester Manager during their title-winning season Clean sheets are important. For Ranieri, they are important enough to throw in a hot dog along with his already generous offer of pizzas (which he actually treated his players to) as an incentive for his players to get one. For others such …
West Bromwich Albion vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Bromwich Albion vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On October 15th, Tottenham travel to the Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion.  After their huge victory against Manchester City, Spurs will try to keep their unbeaten start to the season going as they travel north to take on Tony Pulis' side. The Baggies are off to a pretty decent start to the season, with only two losses in their first seven matches.  No team has drawn more games than the Baggies so far, although three other teams have …
Which Top Team has the Advantage After the International Break?

Which Top Team has the Advantage After the International Break?

The international break is well underway and most of the Premier League's top clubs have stars missing in action. It can be a nuisance for many of England's biggest managers as they have to wave goodbye to their players and pray for their safe return. Whether it's Klopp trying to protect Daniel Sturridge or Wenger with Walcott, the international break isn't the best time of the year for clubs. However, the two week break does give some of the other Premier …
West Ham’s Abysmal Start

West Ham’s Abysmal Start

When West Ham United finished seventh in the English Premier League last season, improving by five positions, the effusive season reviews (example) they received were completely justified. Not only had they beaten Liverpool (Home & Away), Manchester City and Arsenal (Away), Chelsea and Manchester United (Home), but also qualified for Europa League because of their league position, and they were moving to a new, bigger stadium. Although that move could have jinxed the team’s fortunes, if you were a West …
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford | Cause for New Hope

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford | Cause for New Hope

We are at that stage of the season, in the middle of the second and usually the most hated international break, where the dust has seemingly settled and fans are starting to see a clearer picture of the team after all the hustle and bustle of the opening two months. Manchester United have made a decent start to their domestic and European campaign, a B+ if anything. And in all fairness, these couple of months could have gone a touch better …
Kyle Walker - Currently Spurs' Player of the Season?

Kyle Walker - Currently Spurs' Player of the Season?

The only team to be undefeated in the league, Tottenham Hotspur, have begun the new season well. The 2-0 win over Manchester City was the perfect result before the two weeks long international break. Considering Spurs have done well so far, there have unmistakably been some players who have given great performances. Heung-Son Min has recently been getting amongst the goals, Erik Lamela looks like his underperforming days are behind him, Christian Eriksen remains a consistently brilliant player for the …
Examining Everton's Start to the Season

Examining Everton's Start to the Season

Despite their surprising loss against Bournemouth at the weekend, Everton have had a fantastic start to the new season.  Ronald Koeman has come in and won four out of his first six matches in charge, putting Everton in fifth. After the last two seasons under Roberto Martinez the Blues will be happy just to stay out of the bottom half this year, but they have had a genuinely impressive start to the season.  We'll take a look at their start, see …
A Positive Frustration for Liverpool

A Positive Frustration for Liverpool

It seems contradictory to suggest that an afternoon of frustration can be taken as a positive for Liverpool, but their draw against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon was just that. Liverpool started the 2016/17 Premier League season with a real ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ performance against Arsenal that saw some joyous attacking, but suicidal defending. That 4-3 win was fantastic entertainment for the neutral, but a rollercoaster of emotions for the fans of both clubs involved; it was …
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