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Written on 22 Sep 2019 | Comments Off on Three things we learned from Gameweek 6 of the Premier League

Gameweek 6 of the Premier League produced a number of surprises with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea among the top teams on the losing side. Elsewhere, Liverpool maintained their five-point advantage over Manchester City at the top of the standings but they did not have the easiest of games against Frank Lampard’s side at Stamford Bridge.
Here are three things we learned from Gameweek 6….
Manchester City return to winning ways in style: Prior to the Gameweek, the Citizens’ central defence was the prime talking point with Fernandinho having to play …

Written on 20 Sep 2019 | Comments Off on Three things to watch for in Gameweek 6 of the Premier League

The Premier League has already presented plenty of surprise moments during the opening five Gameweeks of the new season and the most notable one came last weekend where Norwich City bagged a shock 3-2 triumph over reigning champions Manchester City. Here are some things to watch for during the upcoming Gameweek.
Manchester City’s central defence: The Citizens saw the central defensive pairing of John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi concede three times at Carrow Road. Since then, Stones has been sidelined with a thigh problem for a month and this means Otamendi …

Written on 16 Sep 2019 | Comments Off on Napoli vs Liverpool – Champions League preview

Napoli are scheduled to face European champions Liverpool at Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday night. The Naples outfit have made a decent beginning to the current season but they are already playing catch up to league leaders Juventus with a three-point deficit.
Meanwhile, the Reds have enjoyed a relatively comfortable start to the campaign. Jurgen Klopp’s side have already won the European Super Cup and they have accumulated the perfect tally of 15 points from the opening five league games. This sees them with a five-point lead over holders and second-placed …

Written on 13 Sep 2019 | Comments Off on Three players who can step up in Alexandre Lacazette’s injury absence

Arsenal have recently confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette won’t feature until the beginning of October due to an ankle problem and that is undoubtedly a blow for the team, given the striker has formed an impressive partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang upfront over the past year.
The north London side don’t have an immediate replacement in hand for the striker’s role but manager Unai Emery has the option of playing Aubameyang in a central position such that one of the bench players can be entrusted with the wide attacking duties.
Here are three players …

Written on 13 Sep 2019 | Comments Off on Manchester United fancied to see off Leicester City

Manchester United return to action this weekend desperately needing to kick-start their Premier League season.
Five points from their opening four matches has already left United playing catch-up, but a victory this weekend would settle nerves around the club.
United head into Saturday’s home match against Leicester City with numerous injury concerns to contend with, and you can watch this Premier League game and others live online.
Full-backs Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw are both doubtful for the game after missing out on England’s two European Championship matches over the last few days.
Paul …

Written on 13 Sep 2019 | Comments Off on Gone Too Soon? – Mourinho’s Chelsea ‘Rejects’ Analysed

Chelsea FC are one of the most successful Premier League clubs of the 21st century, and this is thanks mainly to a huge amount of ambition in the transfer market, and the desire to appoint only the very best as club manager. However, not all of Chelsea’s moves have worked out, and those in power at Stamford Bridge have then decided to release some players just a bit too early.
There are several standout examples of players who have joined Chelsea, only to fail, and then achieve later success. The question, …

Written on 8 Sep 2019 | Comments Off on Tricky period ahead for Chelsea manager amid fresh update on transfer ban

Chelsea’s two-window transfer ban put them at a disadvantage during the summer transfer window as they were not able to strengthen the squad after the departure of key players including Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.
However, the same embargo has contributed to the promotion of younger graduates such as Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham, who have been responsible for scoring the goals during the opening four league games.
Still, there has been a genuine weakness in the defensive scheme of things where Cesar Azpilicueta has looked far from his best from the …

Written on 5 Sep 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Really good news’, these Arsenal fans are pleased with update on defender’s fitness

A selection of the Arsenal supporters have expressed their pleasure on Twitter after being offered a positive update on the fitness of defender Rob Holding. The 23-year-old has not played a single minute for the Gunners since sustaining a serious knee injury in the 2-2 draw against Manchester United in December 2018, but he has featured for the development side this season with the view to building up his match sharpness.
A recent report from Football.London has revealed that the centre-back could make his first-team comeback under manager Unai Emery following the …

Written on 31 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Manchester United player ratings vs Southampton

Manchester United failed to win for the third league game on the bounce after they played out a 1-1 draw against Southampton on the road. The Red Devils took the early lead through Daniel James’ stunning strike in the 10th minute but they could not double their advantage before the break.
Thereafter, the Saints were able to level the scores through a brilliant header from Jan Vestergaard and the south Coast outfit managed to hold onto the point despite the fact that they played with 10 men after the 73rd minute …

Written on 30 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Respect’, some Liverpool fans react after Xherdan Shaqiri shuns Switzerland call-up to focus on the club

A selection of Liverpool fans have praised Xherdan Shaqiri after he decided to snub the forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers for his nation to focus on the club proceedings. The Switzerland international has been with the European champions since the summer of 2018 but he has struggled for regular gametime in the calendar year, where he has regularly been an unused substitute.
Despite this, he has continued to remain a regular presence with his national team, but he has taken the surprise step to make himself unavailable for the forthcoming European qualifiers …