Every year when UEFA run the draw for the Champions League Group Stage, we try to pinpoint the ‘dark horses. Infact, we generally categorise teams into the ‘Favourites’, ‘Dark Horses’, ‘Underdogs’, and then, more loosely, the ‘write offs’. The teams that consider being in the prestigious competition an achievement on
We have come a long way in football analysis. The average fan is now capable of picking out more complex tactical structures. We are far better at pin-pointing young talent. Brands have been built around the hunt for the next Mbappe; ScoutedFTBL, Jacek Kulig and Football Daily are all great
Just 48 days after the 2019/20 Premier League season was completed, we are all back and ready for another exciting season of football ahead. Traditionally, by the second week of September, we would be a few weeks into the season, and things would be shaping up nicely. However, there has
FPL's new player price values have been released for the upcoming Premier League season and our in-house FPL experts Anirudh Shenoy and Samson Baretto shared their first reactions to the newly released figures. Listen in as they crunch the numbers and give their predictions for the forthcoming season!
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Kicking off with EADF ❗ NEW ❗ Ep 6
Emerging players in the PL | Guests - Anubhav Sarker & Rohit Suresh
12: 15 Foden,
23:36 Douglas Luiz,
27: 00 Sakalicous,
31: 17 Eric Garcia,
38:08 Vroom Vroom,
45:13 Captain America,
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59:01 Brandon Williams,
With Liverpool's stunning runaway victory of the Premier League title last season, some pundits and fans wondered if England had become more like France or Germany. Were we now seeing a separation between the league's best teams and those around them?
The gap between 2nd placed Manchester City, and 6th placed
For many, Emmanuel Adebayor represents the epitome of a modern-day mercenary in the world of football. And maybe that is understandable, considering the Togolese 36-year old has represented 11 different clubs since the beginning of the 2000s, three of them alone within the borders of London. Always with an exceptionally
The human brain is designed to work in a way where we associate certain people with certain words, based on our exposure and experience with the person in a specific context. When football enthusiasts hear the name ‘Aubameyang’, they think of the word ‘goals’. The Arsenal superstar is best known
There is new hope, enthusiasm and anticipation about proceedings at Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. The Blues over-achieved in Frank Lampard's first season and their new signings make Chelsea hot property for next season. The Gunners believe that they have a tactical genius in Mikel Arteta, who has also impressed
The Gunners are off to an abysmal start on their return to the Premier League. They were faced with arguably the toughest fixture of the first game week back, as they travelled to the Etihad to face an upbeat Manchester City side. Arsenal's questionable team selection, lack of fluidity and
Take a deep breath Arsenal fans; it's panning out just like it was supposed to. And it could get even worse.
Any last hope of Champions League qualification for Arsenal was snuffed out by Neal Maupay's injury-time winner for Brighton and Hove Albion, as Mikel Arteta's side lost their second match
The lockdown, due to the pandemic, has brought about the true sentiment behind the well-known axiom, 'you don't know what you have until it's gone'. While people are subconsciously aware of life and its sudden and frail nature, the virus has seemingly brought these feelings of trepidation to reality. People from
FPL is back in less than 36 hours and given that we've had a 3-month hiatus, form and stats essentially go out of the window. As a result, we've tried to compile a set of teams to target based on their fixtures and motivation.
First off, teams returning from a 3-month
With the announcement of Project Restart and FPL providing unlimited transfers to managers, there’s a dilemma around how to efficiently utilize the chips as to get maximum output in terms of points.
Let’s have a quick look at some of the chip strategies you can adapt according to your team and
With just two days remaining for the GW30+ deadline following Project Restart, we start off with a Double Gameweek with rearranged fixtures for Manchester City, Arsenal, Sheffield United and Aston Villa.
The fixtures in GW 30 for these teams are as follows –
Manchester City – Arsenal (H) Burnley (H)
Arsenal – Manchester
The Premier League is almost back! After a 99-day long hiatus, the most-watched league in the world returns on Wednesday, and fans from all over the world will be tuning in to watch their favourite teams back in action. Liverpool's inevitable title win, a five-way race for Europe and an
The time is around 22:00 on Wednesday, July 11th 2018. England have just been defeated in the semi-finals of the World Cup to Croatia, after an extra-time goal from Mario Mandžukić. In the weeks prior, the nation had been swept by an incredible spirit which saw undying patriotism championed. It
It has been two years since Arsene Wenger stepped down after two decades in charge of Arsenal. A shining light of longevity amongst Premier League's increasingly dwindling managerial tenures, Wenger's departure arguably signalled the end of an era for the Premier League. However, the Frenchman's departure was widely touted as
As ever, it’s an exciting time in Scottish football. Despite a lack of action on the pitch, there is plenty going on off it, and the controversy looks set to continue in the coming weeks. The current situation in Scotland perhaps epitomises another topsy-turvy campaign, one with the customary ups
Alexis Sánchez is a creative player, capable of producing moments of magic, he has scored goals for five different clubs in Europe but it is the energy, work-rate and never-give-up attitude of the Chilean that has won the hearts of millions around the world. His career trajectory has gone down
This article was written on 11th March
On December 20, 2019, Arsenal hired their third manager (two permanent and one on an interim basis) in 18 months since the departure of the legendary Arsene Wenger but this time it feels different, it feels that the long-suffering Gunners fans may have found
We're back with another FPL preview ahead of Gameweek 28. It’s the second blank gameweek 28 of the season with four teams blanking – Manchester City, Arsenal, Sheffield United, and Aston Villa. Let’s take a look at three players who have impressed over the recent weeks with a view of
Oh, Fantasy Premier League! You can’t bear the stress it brings every week. But you can’t live without it! Ever since coming into prominence, the FPL frenzie has collided with the social media boom to result in an addictive combination.
Currently, more than 2 million users are registered, including certain Premier
There has been a renewed sense of optimism among a notorious fanbase from North London. On paper, not a lot has changed as the side have only won 1 league game, however significant, out of the 4 that their new head coach has been charge of. But the mood has
EA Sports’ FIFA is one of the most successful video games in history. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, FIFA is the best-selling sports video game franchise ever, with more than 260 million copies sold since its launch in 1993.
And the latest installment in the franchise, FIFA 20
We are back with the Preview ahead of gameweek 19. With matches flowing through thick and fast with the festive period on, and with hardly any breathing time between gameweeks 19, 20 and 21, we’ll try suggesting players with the best points potential whilst having enough game time, along with
We’re back with the Captaincy Article ahead of Gameweek 14 where Liverpool and Leicester City assets top the charts as the best options among many more who have favorable fixtures this week.
The Vardy party is on a roll as the Leicester forward bagged his 12th goal of the season
Evening folks! We’re back again with the players To watch Article ahead of the festive schedule. In this piece, we’ll try and solve your dilemma regarding which players to get having great points potential and at the same time, being nailed for the next three gameweeks , i.e, gameweeks 14-16,
We're back with Part 2 of The Review Series for Gameweek 13, analyzing the remaining five games of the weekend. You can read part 1 of the review here.
Arsenal vs Southampton -
It was a tale of two atrocious defenses when Arsenal welcomed Southampton to the Emirates as the two struggling
We’re back with the Captaincy Article ahead of Gameweek 13. We’ve picked three players and a differential who we expect to do well and do justice to their owners as captaincy options this week.
Sadio Mane enters gameweek 13 as a strong captaincy candidate as Liverpool travel to a struggling
We are delighted to be back with another report today and we hope you all roaring to get back into the FPL mix. Today, we'll be analyzing the teams with the best fixtures keeping the busy festive period in mind.
So without further ado, let's see where all the points are
‘Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.’
Those were wise words from Alexander Pope; however, he never got to experience the wrath of the modern football fan, who shall not be scorned by perceived below-par performances and results.
Expectations are a funny thing in football. Most fans
Only a month into being assigned as the captain of Arsenal by manager Unai Emery, it appears that Granit Xhaka’s time at Arsenal will soon come to an end and for non-footballing reasons. As he was substituted for Bukayo Saka in the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace in the Premier
You could almost smell the gun powder in the air at the Emirates last Sunday, with the Arsenal faithful on the brink of an explosion, as they watched their team huff and puff against Crystal Palace. And as soon as Granit Xhaka’s number was displayed by the pitchside referee, the
We’re back with the Captaincy Article ahead of Gameweek 10. With easy home matches, Manchester City and Liverpool players dominate the captaincy options this week.
A Manchester City Player (Aguero/Sterling/KDB)
Manchester City come into gameweek 10 having one of the best fixtures attacking wise among any other team which makes the likes
We're back with the weekly Players to Watch article ahead of Gameweek 10 where we'll provide you with a list of players who we expect to do well in the upcoming gameweeks along with a differential pick to help you climb up the overall rankings.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (DEF: MUN 5.4m)
We’re back with an article looking at the potential big-hitting captains ahead of Gameweek 9. This week there are quite a few good options available but we'll keep it simple and give our top choices. We've picked 4 players that we believe have the best probability of returning a double-digit
We're back with the weekly FPL Watchlist ahead of Gameweek 9 where I’ll provide you with players who we expect to do well in the upcoming gameweeks along with a differential pick to help you climb up the overall rankings.
So let’s get started!
Ricardo Pereira (DEF: LEI 6.2m)/Caglar Soyunchu (DEF: LEI
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Written by Samson Baretto
The Argentine has been in red hot
Written by Samson Baretto
We are back with another Fantasy Premier League scout report ahead of Gameweek 7 where we provide you with a list of players who we expect to do well in the upcoming gameweeks along with a differential pick to help you climb up the overall rankings.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Andrew Robertson of Liverpool battles for the ball with Marcos Alonso of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
Written by Anirudh Shenoy
It's been an
Written by Samson Baretto
Sergio Kun Aguero bagged his 7th goal of the season against Norwich and maintained his record of scoring in every gameweek until now. The Argentine ranks top among all forwards for total attempts on goal (19) with 16 of them coming from inside the box. Also,
Written by Samson Baretto
We're back this week with a 'Players to Watch' shortlist ahead of Gameweek 6 where we talk about a player from each position (Defence, midfield, and attack) who we expect to do well in the upcoming gameweeks along with a differential pick to help you climb up
Written by Daksha Iyer
With the first international break now coming to a close, Fantasy managers are no doubt welcoming the return of the Premier League on tomorrow eager to roll in big points. The fixtures this week, however, are in no mood to make things too easy, in what would
Several summer signings have already made an impact at their new clubs, with the likes of Sebastian Haller, Daniel James, and Tyrone Mings already more than proving their worth in the Premier League this season, while Chelsea’s returning youngster Mason Mount almost represents a brand new recruit for the Blues.
Written by Ninad Barbadkar
Every sport is influenced by the methods and style of play of a certain country. These countries are usually titans of the sport and influence the game both on and off the pitch. In a larger sense, these countries impact the very philosophy and mindset with which
Football is a law unto itself on many levels. Every weekend grown men and women travel the length and breadth of the country, many with more than a nagging doubt their day will end in heartbreak and crushing dejection.
It is a sport where players are paid tens of thousands of
For the addicted football fan, the summer transfer window just about fills the void in terms of their football fix until the real business starts in early August. But with yet another transfer window been and gone, which Premier League clubs can be proud of their summer business and who
Written by Shaurya Singhi
As the English window comes to a close, we take a look at the most promising transfers of the summer. This list includes incredibly talented players who we believe have the potential to change the course of the season - from causing upsets to winning titles. From
Written by Anirudh Shenoy
It is that time of the year again when everyone is trying to fit Salah, Sterling, Kane and all the premium assets into their teams whilst others are looking for options that could set them apart from the template and differentials that are owned by less than
By Ninad Barbadikar
The Premier League is an ever-changing landscape and out of all the clubs, Chelsea is probably the one club that has enjoyed considerable success despite significant changes at the helm. Earlier this summer window, The Blues of London welcomed back an old favourite amidst their ranks in the
Written by Varun Shah
Played 38, won 26, drawn 12, lost exactly none. Words that will echo in the ears of Arsenal fans for years to come. Arsenal’s last Premier League triumph is easily their most memorable and arguably the greatest achievement of the Premier League era. This league is one
By Kabir Ali
Leicester City’s remarkable Premier League title win back in 2016 wasn’t just a footballing miracle, but a modern-day fairytale that transcends sport itself. The fact that at 5000/1, odds were shorter on Kim Kardashian becoming President and Elvis being spotted alive; showing the staggering scale of their success.
By Anirudh Madhavan
Our game continues to be one of the greatest forces to unite people on the planet. With fervor and frenzy the world over, fans spend hours and days discussing their team's fortunes. The players that don the jersey for their teams are subject to immense love and adulation.
By Gaurav Partap Singh | Edited by Kabir Ali
For Arsenal fans, the Europa League final at Baku was an all too familiar sight. Seeing their attractive football and determination push them for so long, only to fall short of the finish line. Serial Europa League winner Unai Emery was left
Change was called for at The Emirates and after one his first season in charge; Did Unai Emery deliver?
There was a fresh wave of optimism at The Emirates going into the 2018-19 season. Flanked by Ivan Gazidis and with one of Europe’s best sporting directors in Sven Mislintat bringing in
Romanticism and realism are two sides of the same coin that cloud the judgment of any zealous fanbase witnessing their club in the midst of a footballing fairytale. While their team’s unanticipated overachievements prompt them to dare to dream, pragmaticism takes precedent as they realize that this only puts their
How and why did things get so difficult for Sarri and Emery?
The pressure at the top of the Premier League to achieve instant results and progress is at an all-time high; the price for failure to provide this has major financial implications which in turn affects what happens on the
Written by Srinivas Sadhanand & Varun Purty
“He played in every youth national team from under-17s to under-15s. He’s improving, thanks to his work in the Arsenal academy, and he’s close to impressing his quality with the first team. He’s 17 so I think this is the moment of Emile Smith Rowe
"Ole's at the wheel, tell me how good does it feel!" crooned Manchester United's fans, seated beside the Clock End at the Emirates Stadium. Right now, no United fan can really measure just how good they feel. From it all seeming bleak and a long way away from joy, United
Written by Anaamaya Mishra
Competition - FA Cup - 4th Round
Venue - Emirates Stadium
Referee - Craig Pawson
Timings - 19:55 GMT (25th January), 01:25 IST (26th January)
The FA cup lights up early as the record holders, Arsenal welcome Manchester United to the Emirates for the 4th round tie. The side from North
“Arsenal are my boyhood club, I’ve been with them since I was eight, so that’s 10 years. I just want to go back there stronger because at the time I was at Arsenal I was 16, 17 and I didn’t feel confident. I didn’t think I was a man, but
Not only is it the oldest club competition in the world, but the FA Cup has also served up some of English football’s most iconic moments the game has ever seen. From third round giant killings to some damn right outrageous scorelines, the FA Cup has witnessed it all and
Santiago Cazorla González or “Santi” completed his comeback into the world of football by scoring a brace for his club, Villarreal, against Club World Cup Champions Real Madrid. It bookended a happy few months for Santi at his boyhood club after a horrific two years plagued by surgeries, injuries, and
Expected goals is a statistical metric which ranks how good a shot on goal was.
The Premier League race just started getting hotter, with Tottenham, Chelsea, and Arsenal all moving on up to challenge the leaders at the top end of the table. Liverpool have taken the lead after beating United,
15 years ago, we would have looked at this game as a title decider. But how times change! Post-2005, Arsenal have never looked the same and gradually descended from title challengers to top 4 challengers. On the other hand, Manchester United, under Sir Alex went from strength to strength, winning 5
EADF is back with another monthly recap of the English Premier League.
Club supporters can put the final international break of 2018 behind them, and turn the footballing world’s attention back onto domestic football and the leagues they follow.
Due to the interruption of the recent UEFA Nations League and
After two successive defeats to begin their season, Arsenal have well and truly found their feet and turned things around. The 13 games following their defeat at the hands of Chelsea have given the footballing community a glimpse of what can be expected from Emery-ball. There has been no looking
The international break is over! What many football fans see as a nuisance during domestic seasons, due to its disruptive nature and risk of injury to players is now behind us and we can once again relish the best that the Premier League has to offer. A break from club
Football is a sport defined by enthralling moments of spontaneous magic. But beyond the cloak of stellar play and drama, lies extensive and thorough preparation. Football at the highest level is as much a game in the head as with the feet. Hours of training, gym work, video analysis, simulated
It is the dream of every player to stand in the tunnel of their home stadium and listen to an atmosphere steadily reaching fever pitch, to walk out onto the pitch, and feel the support of their fans with every tackle, sprint, pass and goal. Football is a working-class sport;
Well, that was a game and a half!
The Premier League produced yet another classic as Arsenal defeated Cardiff 3-2 at the Cardiff City stadium. On paper many expected Arsenal to win. Cardiff are new comers in the league and they had not scored a league goal until this match.
The Premier League is back and truly underway. With three rounds of matches completed, fans have gotten a small indication of what to expect over the coming 8 months in the 2018/19 season.
HERE IS EADF’S AUGUST RECAP OF ALL 20 TEAMS IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE!
Written by Veer Badani
1. Liverpool -
Arsenal have begun their first season under Unai Emery showing the same defensive frailties that plagued them during Arsene Wenger’s final campaign. They attempted to address this issue with the summer signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund and while the Greek international has so far looked a marginal upgrade
Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham Hotspur – 26th February 2012
The 2011-12 season was a roller-coaster ride for many an Arsenal fan. From the rock-bottom lows of the 4-0 defeat to AC Milan and the unforgettable 8-2 disaster at United to some pretty impressive wins away at Chelsea(5-3) and Liverpool(2-1), fans were kept
If someone thought the 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Arsenal was entertaining at the Emirates last year, they need to look at this match. Arsenal may have lost 3-2 on the day but there were some good signs for Unai Emery and his men.
A lot has changed since last season
It was business as usual for Manchester City as they swatted away a lacklustre Arsenal side in a solid, if not spectacular 2-0 victory at the Emirates.
While an acid test of the magnitude of facing the Premier League’s one and only centurions is daunting enough, the newly appointed Unai Emery’s
The world’s most loved sporting league will return this weekend with a carnival like no other. The Premier League now has 20 mega wealthy football clubs, with players from 107 nations being represented. The league has evolved adapting tactical innovation throughout its history. Each year, gripping storylines and plot twists
After what has undoubtedly been a World Cup for the ages, pundits and fans are geared up for what promises to be another enthralling season of Premier League football. Heralded as the most captivating competition on the planet, all eyes will turn towards one mouthwatering contest in particular as Arsenal
Abir Chaudhuri with his first piece for EADF.
"We've got Ozil...
I just don't think you understand.
He's Arsene Wenger's man,
He's better than Zidane,
We've got Mesut Ozil...."
The love, pride, and admiration in these words towards Mesut Ozil, the German playmaker and attacking midfielder, from the Gunners, the Arsenal fans and faithful, goes