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Written on 8 Oct 2019 | Comments Off on How Manchester United can beat Liverpool after the international break

Manchester United have endured a disappointing beginning to their Premier League and they find themselves languishing in the bottom half of the table after the opening eight games with just two points separating them from the drop zone.
As such, there are pretty much no positives to carry forward but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to quickly regroup his team following the international break with arch-rivals Liverpool making the Old Trafford trip.
The Reds are currently a staggering 15 points ahead of United in the league standings and they are also experiencing …

Written on 6 Oct 2019 | Comments Off on Two things we learned from Gameweek 8 of the Premier League

Gameweek 8 of the Premier League witnessed Liverpool extend their advantage at the top of the league standings following Manchester City’s shock 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers. Elsewhere, the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United had forgettable away trips to Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United respectively and the duo have their task cut out to make the top four this term.
Here are two things we learned….
Liverpool’s title to lose after just eight games: The Premier League campaign may be just eight games old …

Written on 30 Sep 2019 | Comments Off on Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal – Three things we learned

Manchester United and Arsenal settled for a share of the spoils during the recent Premier League meeting at Old Trafford on Monday night. The game involved a similar game plan from both teams, who were trying to outsmart each other on the counter-attack, and the 1-1 score was a fair result based on their performances, which lacked the cutting edge in the final third.
Three things we learned:
Nicolas Pepe fails to impress: Pepe has had a frustrating beginning to his Gunners career and the same trend continued at Old Trafford, where …

Written on 28 Sep 2019 | Comments Off on Manchester United vs Arsenal: Three key players to watch for

Manchester United entertain arch-rivals Arsenal in Monday night’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have made an average beginning to the top-flight campaign and they have accumulated just eight points from the opening six matches. In comparison, the Gunners have acquired three more points in the same period, but they have likewise produced a mixed bag of performances with their defence continuing to remain a point of weakness. Ahead of the Premier League meeting between two of England’s most successful sides, we look into three players, who …

Written on 27 Sep 2019 | Comments Off on UEFA confirm the introduction of new European club competition from 2021

UEFA have announced the formation of a third European club competition from the 2021/2022 season which will go hand in hand with the Champions League and Europa League.
The new competition has been named as the Europa Conference League and the matches will be played on Thursdays with the same kick-off times as the Europa League.
The Europa League has included 48 teams in the group stage but the introduction of the new competition will see the inclusion of an additional playoff round to reduce the final number of sides to 32.
Elsewhere, …

Written on 25 Sep 2019 | Comments Off on Some Chelsea fans make predictions on Reece James and Cesar Azpilicueta

A section of the Chelsea fans have made predictions on the futures of Reece James and Cesar Azpilicueta. James recently made his Blues debut at right-back against Grimsby Town in the League Cup third round and he was able to put up a stunning display by contributing one goal and two assists in a comfortable 7-1 triumph.
As a result, many of the supporters have been delighted with the impact from the Blues graduate and a few of them believe the youngster should displace Azpilicueta in the starting lineup for the Premier League …

Written on 24 Sep 2019 | Comments Off on Arsenal player ratings vs Nottingham Forest in the League Cup third round

Arsenal secured a third successive win across all competitions after they secured a comfortable 5-0 triumph over Nottingham Forest in the third round of the League Cup. The game saw a number of standout performances throughout the pitch and the likes of Kieran Tierney, Calum Chambers and Gabriel Martinelli particularly caught the eye.
Player Ratings:
Emiliano Martinez: The Argentine had a comfortable night between the sticks with Forest managing just one shot on goal. His distribution was likewise effective – 6/10
Calum Chambers: He had one of his best games in the Arsenal …

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 18 Sep 2019 | Comments Off on Two central defenders Manchester City should target in the next transfer window

It has been only five games into the new Premier League season but Manchester City are already struggling with an injury crisis in the central defensive department. The Premier League holders, who sit second behind Liverpool on the table, have already lost two of their key central defenders through injuries.
French defender Aymeric Laporte had to undergo a knee operation following an injury in the 4-0 triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion before the international break, whereas John Stones has recently entered the treatment room with a muscular problem, which will …