Analysing Davinson Sanchez's Impressive Start to his Tottenham Career

Analysing Davinson Sanchez's Impressive Start to his Tottenham Career

Tottenham were quiet until the latter stages of the transfer window, but they made it count with some excellent additions that improved their squad. They managed to improve their defence and add more depth to the squad, which was crucial if they were to challenge for major trophies. Davinson Sanchez arrived with huge potential after an excellent debut campaign in European football at Ajax. There are few better young defenders in football and he will benefit hugely from the coaching of Mauricio …
Why Hasn't Everton's Summer Spending Translated to Results on the Pitch?

Why Hasn't Everton's Summer Spending Translated to Results on the Pitch?

Eighty minutes into a tight affair at Old Trafford, Everton had kept their defensive solidity and held the score to just 1-0 against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. Seeking a goal to get back into the match, they instead conceded a further three to be handed their fourth consecutive loss. After a summer of promising signings and talk of new ambition from a club that qualified for this season’s Europa League, Ronald Koeman’s Everton have failed to kick on, instead passing …
Pep v Jose - Which £1bn Manager Will Be Last Man Standing?

Pep v Jose - Which £1bn Manager Will Be Last Man Standing?

The dust has settled on a distracting transfer window and the Premier League can kick on in earnest, until January anyway. Three game weeks into the season, most pundits are betting on the title heading into the city of Manchester, come May. It is widely expected that both United  and City will dominate this season, and with good reason. In Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, both clubs have two of the most respected and successful managers in the game, and …
Where does Davide Zappacosta fit in at Chelsea?

Where does Davide Zappacosta fit in at Chelsea?

Chelsea's transfer window wasn't as great as many anticipated it would be, but they have made some solid additions and improved the depth for their chosen 3-4-3 formation. On deadline day, they signed Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta. The former is well known to Premier League audiences after helping Leicester City to upset the odds and win the title during the 2015/16 campaign. He could be set to reunite with Ngolo Kante, which is a partnership that works well. However, …
Nemaja Matić is the Catalyst That Will Unleash Paul Pogba

Nemaja Matić is the Catalyst That Will Unleash Paul Pogba

When I wrote about Paul Pogba being a £89 million mistake last season, my article concluded with the problems caused by Mourinho’s tactics and mentality that he adopted last season. Mourinho’s defensive approach meant that Manchester United’s most expensive player had to be perform ball-winning midfielder’s duties, even when he was deployed in the hole behind Ibrahimovic. I reached these conclusions by comparing Pogba’s stats for United last season and for Juventus in the previous season. Last season, Mourinho played …
The Unique Return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and what he could add

The Unique Return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and what he could add

It is well established ever since Manchester United's victorious night in Stockholm that Jose Mourinho had already drawn his wish-list for the season ahead to be able to compete in multiple tournaments including the Champions League, which the Red Devils will be a part of, in 2017/18. The requirements were simple. Mourinho had asked for four players before the start of the new season - to further boost his spine with a nice blend of quality and experience, not too …
How Shakespeare's Ballad has Steadied the Leicester Ship

How Shakespeare's Ballad has Steadied the Leicester Ship

Leicester’s is a classic example of how quickly things can change in football. A season after scaling the heights of clinching their first ever Premier League title, the Foxes were down at the nadir, struggling to look for anything that they could hold on to climb out of the dreaded red zone. Claudio Ranieri’s axing from his position as the manager did nothing to dispel the gloom that surrounded a club whose fall from grace seemed inevitable after the miraculous …
What will Renato Sanches bring to Swansea City?

What will Renato Sanches bring to Swansea City?

The transfer deadline has passed and everyone can focus on matters on the pitch until the turn of the year. There was one incredible deal that was completed on Thursday, as Swansea City managed to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches on loan. The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the best young talents in the world and was sought after by all of the top clubs last summer. He ended up moving to the Allianz Arena for £27.5 million, …
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