Tottenham Vs Monaco Preview - Team News, Key Men & Stats

Tottenham Vs Monaco Preview - Team News, Key Men & Stats

On September 14th, Tottenham will host Monaco as they begin their respective Champions League journey's.  The two teams will be facing off at Wembley Stadium as opposed to Spurs' usual home of White Hart Lane.  Having already sold out Wembley, Spurs will still likely have a substantial home advantage. Spurs are coming off an emphatic 4-0 win over Stoke City at the weekend.  After dropping points in two of their first three matches, Spurs were back to their dominant best …
Liverpool 3-0 Villarreal - Europa League Match Report

Liverpool 3-0 Villarreal - Europa League Match Report

It was another famous European night at Anfield as Jürgen Klopp incredibly guided Liverpool to the final of the Europa League in his first season in charge; something that would’ve seemed unimaginable when he took charge in October. There was no doubting how amped Klopp was for this game and his team matched his desire in this emphatic win. Liverpool were handed a huge boost before kick off with the return of Emre Can from injury and that positivity was …
Does Sturridge deserve a start against Villarreal?

Does Sturridge deserve a start against Villarreal?

Much has been spoken about Daniel Sturridge’s supposed rocky future at Liverpool. Daniel Sturridge had the opportunity to be Liverpool's next big player, but right now, the story is anything but that. For weeks and months, Anfield fretted over Sturridge's health. Injury updates were followed by tentative comebacks and then the inevitable setbacks. However, every time he played when he was fit, he looked like a mighty opponent and aided Liverpool’s goal-scoring attacks. Liverpool fans breathed a sigh of relief …
Liverpool vs Villarreal Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Liverpool vs Villarreal Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Liverpool host Villarreal in the second leg of the the semi-final of the Europa League. The match is a crunch fixture in the Reds' season and it could determine whether or not this campaign is deemed successful. Liverpool's season has been patchy and after the brilliant win over Dortmund, things haven't exactly been on the rise in the Premier League. A draw and a loss to Newcastle United and Swansea City respectively has left the Reds in eighth place in …
Villarreal Vs. Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Villarreal Vs. Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On April 28th, Villarreal welcome Liverpool to the Estadio El Madrigal for the first leg of the Europa League semi-final.  After beating Sparta Prague in both legs of their quarter-final tie, Villarreal will be facing a much tougher test in Liverpool.  Since their victory in Prague, the Yellow Submarines have lost away to both Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid. Liverpool are just coming off upsetting the favourites for the competition, Borussia Dortmund, in the last round.  After being minutes from …
Will Gabriel Paulista succeed at Arsenal?

Will Gabriel Paulista succeed at Arsenal?

Gabriel Paulista may have not gotten much chance to play yet, but Arsene Wenger is extremely positive about the Brazilian centre-back’s future at the club. A focused, dedicated and skilled defender, he seems like someone who might initially struggle to get accustomed, but if he can fit in, he will end up turning into a top-notch player. Per Mertesacker’s place may come under threat, if a regular partnership between Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny formulates by the end of the campaign. …
How to build a possession philosophy without copying Barcelona or Spain

How to build a possession philosophy without copying Barcelona or Spain

Football fanatics, people who truly understand football, know that by trying to copy the Barcelona or Spain model you are unlikely to succeed or even be on a path conducive to long term development. However, Barcelona’s philosophy (possession-based control) is something that clubs can and do strive towards. This article will attempt to detail just how Premier League teams currently build upon their possession-based philosophy through tactical solutions. For the purposes of trying to find general principles, this article will …
Dzeko or Tevez - Who should stay? Would you take them in your team?

Dzeko or Tevez - Who should stay? Would you take them in your team?

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