Consistency remains the missing piece to Arsenal's puzzle

Consistency remains the missing piece to Arsenal's puzzle

The Emirates Stadium was treated to an Arsenal masterclass with a 2-0 win over arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur, however, the victory has posed more questions than answers to what has already been a turbulent season for Arsene Wenger and his men. Prior to Saturday's game, Wenger has only seen his side take one point from the three games played against the top six. They failed to score at Chelsea and shipped a combined seven goals in the fast counter-attacking displays by …
Manchester United 2017/18: Weird and Spooky

Manchester United 2017/18: Weird and Spooky

At this moment in time, it is pretty well established that Manchester United have shown progress. When Mourinho took over the reins - precisely the day after United won the FA Cup for a then record equalling 12th time, that had been the immediate objective. However, the long-term aim for a manager of Mourinho's calibre has to show consistent improvement on and off the pitch; to 'Make United Great Again'. Well, if Manchester United are not objectively 'great' yet - …
Tottenham's Premier League Season So Far

Tottenham's Premier League Season So Far

After 11 Premier League games, Tottenham sit 3rd in the table, behind Manchester United on goal difference and in front of Chelsea by a single point. With the International Break ensuing and a vital North London Derby on the horizon, now seems a suitable time to analyse Spurs' start to the 2017/18 Premier League season. The stats behind the start Spurs have accumulated 23 points so far, comprised of seven wins, two draws and two losses. In that time they've scored 20 league goals, equalling an average of …
Player power could epitomise Chelsea's loan system failures

Player power could epitomise Chelsea's loan system failures

While the pressures of top-flight English football increase, more and more younger players are being sent away to gain opportunities elsewhere. Over 300 youngsters are currently on loan from their parent clubs right now, with only 12 of them still playing in the Premier League. Yes, this could be down to the rule that only allows Premier League clubs to have two loanees at one time, but the same rule was meant to act as a way to encourage clubs …
Fantasy Premier League Insight – GW12 Post International Break preparation

Fantasy Premier League Insight – GW12 Post International Break preparation

With the international break (qualifiers) coming to an end and Premier League back at the weekend, let's review GW11 before we look forward to GW12. GW11 kicked off with less glamorous fixtures as Super Sunday had the big boys lining up. Stoke hosted Leicester which turned out to be an entertaining affair; Mahrez continues to look like the #FPL phenom he was 2 seasons ago, scored a goal while Shaqiri (£5.9) bagged a goal and assist wracking up 13 points. Huddersfield …
How Will Liverpool Cope With Nathaniel Clyne's Continued Absence?

How Will Liverpool Cope With Nathaniel Clyne's Continued Absence?

Nathaniel Clyne has been ruled out for up to another three months after having surgery on a back injury. The Liverpool right-back hasn't featured for the Reds since July and will be left sweating ahead of the World Cup, with his chances of making the squad looking thinner based on this news. Jurgen Klopp suggested that the full-back had suffered a small setback earlier this month, but this news is a huge blow for the club as they will be …
Can Pellegrino’s Saints Frustrate Anfield Once Again?

Can Pellegrino’s Saints Frustrate Anfield Once Again?

Southampton have proven tricky customers for Liverpool in recent history. It is almost two-years since Divock Origi inspired a 1-6 League Cup win for Liverpool, but since then the Saints have had the edge over the Merseyside outfit. Southampton have won three out of the last five meetings, drawing the other two. Virgil Van Dijk was linked heavily with a move to Anfield in the summer, but the centre-half will be doing all in his powers to stop a Liverpool …
Duel of the Fates: Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku

Duel of the Fates: Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku

Football feeds off narratives. And one of the main reasons why we love football does not actually have anything to with the sport itself. It's always the stories they build and give life to. The sport is better for them and naturally thrive on the tension that builds along. One such story in the Premier League this season - setting the tone since the transfer window, a tale that connects two football clubs and managers at loggerheads, one that took …
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