Are Mbappé and Håland the new Messi and Ronaldo?

Kylian MbappĂ© and Erling HĂĄland have been writing more football headlines this month, with both breaking club goalscoring records. On Saturday 4th March, MbappĂ© scored his 201st goal for Paris Saint-Germain, becoming the club’s record goalscorer. Then on Tuesday 14th March, HĂĄland hit five goals for Man City against RB Leipzig in the Champions League. […]

Can the apprentice beat the master in the Premier League title race?

The Premier League title races finale could be exciting this year with a different challenger for the juggernaut that is Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.  Not only are north London giants Arsenal challenging the reigning champions, but they are five points clear of the Citizens at the top of the Premier League table with just 12 […]

Premier League VAR: how can Howard Webb fix the problems?

Premier League VAR was again the major talking point after a weekend featuring a number of high-profile errors by match officials using video technology. The VAR did not draw the lines when checking for offside on Brentford’s equaliser at the Emirates. Meanwhile, a similar error disallowed a Brighton goal against Crystal Palace. What is VAR? […]

Manchester City finances: what do new charges mean?

The Premier League has charged Manchester City with breaking rules around club finances. The statement from the league describes over 100 breaches of the league’s financial rules. What could this mean for Manchester City and for the Premier League? Which rules have Manchester City allegedly broken? The charges relate to Premier League rules which require […]

How Many Points per Season is a Good Goalkeeper Worth?

Newcastle’s 1-0 League Cup Semi-Final first-leg victory at Southampton saw their goalkeeper Nick Pope keep his 10th consecutive clean sheet. The longest such run for at least decade prompted much discussion amongst football pundits and online commentators. Soon repeated was an old clichĂ©: that a good goalkeeper is worth 15-20 points a season. But is […]

City look imperious as they ease past sorry Spurs and target title

The Premier League table is finally taking shape, with teams producing excellent results in both halves of the table. In the most recent set of games, Manchester City completely outclassed struggling Spurs in a 3-0 home victory as Liverpool struggled to keep Leicester City at bay conceding 3 goals in seven minutes. Elsewhere, Aston Villa […]

Managerial merry-go-round! Tuchel latest boss to steer Chelsea after Lampard axed

Because of a beginning of the new season definitely below the expectations of the club, especially as regards the performance in the Premier League (19 games, 6 defeats, 29 points, 11 behind the top team, Manchester United), Chelsea decided to fire their manager again, changing Frank Lampard and appointing German Thomas Tuchel, the 14th different […]

London calling! Chelsea choke, Arsenal advance and Spurs march on…

Chelsea continue to struggle as a Covid stricken Manchester City side managed to win three crucial points at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal on the other hand continue to impress with a 4-goal thriller against a struggling West Brom. Spurs managed to return to their goal-scoring spree with an impressive performance against Leeds United. Fulham Missed Again […]

Boxing Day Delight

Boxing Day is always the most interesting day for football in a calendar year. Unlike previous years, teams welcome this fixture having more to lose than to gain. With the league table changing shape every weekend, with teams at both ends of the table looking desperately for points, Boxing Day proves to be crucial coming […]

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