Analysing Andreas Christensen's rapid rise in the Chelsea squad

Analysing Andreas Christensen's rapid rise in the Chelsea squad

The Chelsea loan policy has been widely criticised in recent seasons as they stockpile the best young talent and send them out to other clubs to develop. This is done in the hope that a handful can reach the level required to play in the Blues’ first team. There have been a few noticeable failures as Romelu Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne were unhappy with their treatment by the club. Both players then forced permanent transfers away and are now …
Mesut Ozil's Performance Against Tottenham Shows His Improvement

Mesut Ozil's Performance Against Tottenham Shows His Improvement

Mesut Ozil was named the Sky Sports man-of-the-match in the North London derby as Arsenal pulled off a very good win against local rivals Tottenham. Despite their home advantage, the Gunners entered the match as the outsiders. Their record in the big matches hasn't been great during recent seasons and supporters would have gone into this weekend with a feeling of dread. However, the home side went on to deliver their best performance in a number of years, as they …
Mesut Özil is Weary of Playing Arsenal’s Scapegoat

Mesut Özil is Weary of Playing Arsenal’s Scapegoat

The once-magical number ten play of Mesut Ozil for the Gunners has soured. For the past two seasons, he has taken more than his fair share of blame for the Gunner’s downward spiral, end-of-season-collapses. Arsene Wenger and his ossified Board of Directors and American majority owner-Texas million-acre ranch owner-would-be cowboy - billionaire Stan Kroenke have been primarily satisfied with the Gunner’s overflowing coffers and seemingly unconcerned with their 13-year silverware drought. And now that they have spun out of the …
Future England Stars?

Future England Stars?

With the 2018 World Cup in Russia slowly approaching, Gareth Southgate is having to rotate and experiment with the huge national pool of English players available to him, especially the new batch of young English prospects coming through as well as young players establishing themselves in the Premier League after making their way through the EFL leagues. This article will analyse some of the most promising and likely call ups to Southgates next international squad for the first time. Dominic …
Wayne Rooney Is Not The Answer For Everton

Wayne Rooney Is Not The Answer For Everton

Everton face Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend, nearly 15 years to the day since a wonder-strike from a teenage Wayne Rooney earned the Toffees a 2-1 win over the then league holders. All these years later, Rooney finds himself back at his boyhood club ahead of another clash with Arsène Wenger. Now 31, Rooney's dazzling career has been on a downturn for some time and a move away from Manchester United was inevitable. With Everton goal-machine Romelu Lukaku going in the opposite direction, United off-loaded …
The Rise of Harry Winks

The Rise of Harry Winks

Harry Winks has recently been dominating the headlines for his breakthrough into the Tottenham squad, and for his recent international call-up to the England squad, making his full debut against Lithuania last week. Pundits were describing his performance as ‘eye-catching amongst a mediocre display’. This article will analyse how the Hemel Hempstead born youngster went from Spurs' youth ranks to the highest international level in the space of a year. Breaking into the First Team Harry Winks made his Spurs …
The Undervalued Role Of Fernandinho At Manchester City

The Undervalued Role Of Fernandinho At Manchester City

Manchester City face Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday, looking for their sixth-straight Premier League win. Consecutive thrashings of Liverpool, Watford and Crystal Palace were followed by their biggest statement of intent so far; a dominant 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Pep Guardiola has no shortage of stars at his disposal and his attacking players have rightly garnered much attention in recent weeks.  Yet, sitting just behind this abundance of flair is Fernandinho, probably the first name on Guardiola's team-sheet every week. Instant Impact …
A Statistical Breakdown of Mikel Merino's Influence at Newcastle United

A Statistical Breakdown of Mikel Merino's Influence at Newcastle United

Newcastle United were criticised by a large section of the media for their perceived lack of business during the summer transfer window. Rafa Benitez was open with his feelings about the team's recruitment, but they did manage to improve the squad of the squad after promotion. The Magpies' boss has always had a good eye for a player and he has proved that he can compete on a budget before. Mikel Merino was a low-key addition, arriving from Borussia Dortmund …
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