What Would Represent a Good Season for Spurs?

What Would Represent a Good Season for Spurs?

Tottenham Hotspur have made great strides under Mauricio Pochettino since the Argentine swapped the South Coast for North London. Last season, they finished third after being involved in the title race for a large part of the season. Although they finished below Arsenal again, there is optimism that Tottenham are on their way to surpassing their local rivals in the coming years. They have a young squad and will have Champions League football this season, for the first time since …
The battle for the Premier League top four – Part 1

The battle for the Premier League top four – Part 1

So, yet another season is upon us and, on paper at least, it promises to be one of the most competitive yet when it comes to the top end of the Premier League. I’m actually finding it almost impossible to call at the present moment when it comes to which team will be lifting the title and the competition for those coveted Champions League spots will be intense. It’s only right and proper to start with the reigning champions Leicester …
Is Claude Puel another shrewd appointment by Southampton?

Is Claude Puel another shrewd appointment by Southampton?

Southampton have been the envy of a lot of clubs outside the top six since they returned to the Premier League under Nigel Adkins. They have an excellent recruitment system, play good football and have a knack of appointing quality managers. They bought Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman to the Premier League, both of whom have moved onto other clubs in the league. Their latest appointment is Claude Puel, who won't be known to a lot of fans in England, …
Victor Wanyama - The Missing Link for Spurs?

Victor Wanyama - The Missing Link for Spurs?

Victor Wanyama is closing in on a move to Tottenham for a fee reported to be in the region of £11m, with a medical pending. He will be joining up with former manager Mauricio Pochettino, who knows how to deploy the Kenyan effectively, having done so at Southampton. It is a good move for Spurs, who lacked a defensive midfielder last season. Eric Dier did a good job filling in, but he he isn't a top level holding midfielder yet …
Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Two in-form teams meet when Southampton host Chelsea on Saturday. Interestingly, both the teams didn't look as threatening sometime back. Southampton had a spell where they just had one win and eight defeats in 10 matches in all competitions. Last season's champions Chelsea were in horrible form, something that saw talismanic boss Jose Mourinho get the sack. Guus Hiddink has significantly improved the Chelsea side since taking over from Mourinho but the Blues go into this match amidst rumors claiming Antonio Conte will …
Arsenal vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On February second, Arsenal welcome Southampton to the Emirates Stadium.  Despite a 2-1 win over Burnley over the weekend, the Gunners have been struggling for form recently.  Following draws away to Stoke and Liverpool, they suffered a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of rivals Chelsea.  After being declared title favourites at the turn of the year, Arsenal have handed the impetus in the title race to Manchester City and will be looking to get back on track against the …
Who could Arsenal sign as real competition for Coquelin?

Who could Arsenal sign as real competition for Coquelin?

Much has been made about Arsenal's lack of a defensive midfield signing, even with the emergence of Francis Coquelin as a Premier League star. The tabloids and back-pages are concentrating on players like Morgan Schneiderlin, Victor Wanyama and William Carvalho. I'm going to be a bit more intelligent and not look at any 'poster boy' replacements for Coquelin, but players who could come to Arsenal and grow alongside Coquelin. A player who'll come in and with their recognised talent, push …
Player Comparison | Nemanja Matic vs Victor Wanyama

Player Comparison | Nemanja Matic vs Victor Wanyama

Nemanja Matic and Victor Wanyama are two of the most in-form players in the Premier League at this moment in time. To many, whether or not a defensive midfielder is in-form is something quite difficult to see. Neither player will regularly bang the goals in week-in, week-out but both are absolutely vital to their team’s recent success this season. Both of these colossals screen their defences in a way that relieves a lot of the team’s pressure and this defensive …