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Could 20/21 be the most difficult Premier League ever?

Could 20/21 be the most difficult Premier League ever?

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

Analysing what the future could hold for the big three London clubs

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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

Embracing the ‘new normal’ will take time

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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 Scout Report 26 – Which teams to target?

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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

FPL Scout Report 24 – Players to consider for double-gameweek 30

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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

Can England’s Young Lions lead them to victory at Euro 2021?

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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

The Carousel Keeps Turning

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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

Eden Hazard – The journey so far

These days the term 'generational' is bandied about a bit too often. There are several players, who with all due respect, on the basis of a few performances get anointed with this term when they are probably not exactly of that level. However, when it comes to Eden Hazard, there

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich Match Preview

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If there is one Champions league game other than the Dortmund vs PSG tie that promises goals and exciting football, then it's Bayern Munich vs Chelsea. Both clubs have a different coach from last season but the two clubs are in very opposite phases at the moment. Bayern are looking

The FPL revolution which changed perspective all around

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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

Mason Mount – Finding his feet in the big league

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The appointment of Frank Lampard in the summer did not only bring Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer back to the Bridge but also Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount to their parent club - both of whom were regular starters for Derby County in the Championship under Lampard. The addition of Mount

FPL Scout Report 18 – The watchlist ahead of GW 14

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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,

The Blueprint – How City played without the ball vs Chelsea

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Manchester City went into Saturday’s game against Chelsea well aware of the stakes. A loss would turn the already large 9 point deficit between them and Liverpool into an astronomical 12 points, but fortunately for Guardiola and the sky blues, they came out on top courtesy of a 2-1 victory. The

FPL Scout Report 17- Gameweek 13 Review (Part 2)

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

FPL Scout Report 15 – Captaincy options for Gameweek 13

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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 Sadio Mane enters gameweek 13 as a strong captaincy candidate as Liverpool travel to a struggling

Ukraine – Flying under the radar on Europe’s biggest stage

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Not many nations made it through a long and drawn-out European Championship qualifying campaign unscathed, with only big-hitters Italy and Belgium easing through their respective groups with ten wins from their ten games. Tournament regulars Spain and Denmark also qualified for Euro 2020 without any major hiccups, but it was

Premier League 2019-20 Top 3 Teams (With Odds)

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The 2019-20 English Premier League season has already begun and the time for predictions are here. As it has played out till now, Liverpool, Leicester City and Chelsea have come out as the top 3 teams in the championship. Man UTD is close behind, winning 8 matches and drawing 2

FPL 2019/20 Scout Report 12 – The Watchlist

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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) Upcoming fixtures:

FPL 2019/20 Scout Report 11 – Captaincy options for Gameweek 9

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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

John Terry – Captain, Leader, Legend!

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The commander in chief of Chelsea’s defence, who rallied his troops to every battle is the epitome of leadership. He played every minute wearing his heart on his sleeve and was a living example of the idea that the name in front of the shirt is always bigger than the

FPL 2019/20 Scout Report 9 – Captain bonanza

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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 Sergio Aguero The Argentine has been in red hot

FPL 2019/20 Scout Report 7 – Downsizing at the back?

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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

FPL 2019/20 Scout Report 5 – The Watchlist

Differential Pick of the week - Callum Wilson

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

Five Champions League dark horses for 2019/20

(Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP/ Getty Images)  With the Champions League getting underway once again this month, many of Europe’s clubs will be hoping to make their mark on the continent’s premier club competition. English champions Manchester City are the favourites to lift the trophy along with a host of

The understated value of the modern winger

Written by Tiki Taka Style Unpredictable forces, wizards of the dribble, electricity personified. Wingers have traditionally been seen as a lovable commodity and the primary source of entertainment for football romantics. A museum piece. Capable of lifting thousands of fans from their seats and making the whole crowd roar with a

A deep dive into football’s affinity with versatility

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Written by Srinivas Sadhanand Not many would be better attested to paying an ode to the power of versatility in football than Ryan Bertrand. In the wake of the seasoned Florent Malouda’s hamstring strain against Blackburn Rovers, the then Chelsea sensation was thrown in at the deep end of debuting in

Petr Cech – The Czech with gloves of gold

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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

Knocking on the door – Potential challengers to the Big 6

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.

Frank Lampard – Keys to Survival in 2019/20

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After weeks of wildfire rumour, Frank Lampard finally landed his dream career move, making the leap from Derby to Chelsea after just one full season as a manager of an English club. In doing so, the Chelsea legend swaps wet weekday outings to Millwall for the bright lights of the Bernabeu

Can Liverpool end 7 year Chelsea hoodoo at Anfield?

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The Premier League nears the end of yet another enthralling season, with everything on the line. The Chelsea Liverpool game encapsulates this last-minute rush for all things memorable. Liverpool are chasing a first Premier League title while Sarri’s Chelsea gun for that precious Champions League spot. Chelsea, whose manager seems

Ruud Gullit: The Dutchman for the Blues

Written by Sneha Das When Ruud Gullit was appointed player-manager at the West London club, after a season-long of highs and lows with Glenn Hoddle, the hubbub had not been one about the Dutchman’s credibility. It was the first managerial venture for the Ballon d’Or winner. A year back he’d joined

Revisiting the greatest knockout round Champions League comebacks

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Manchester United and Juventus are staring down the barrel of Round of 16 exits in the Champions League following their 2-0 defeats in the first leg. United look like a team reborn under Ole Gunnar Solskjær, the damaging first leg home defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain - the

Potential casualties of the top 4 battle

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

Young Lions – Callum Hudson-Odoi

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Plagued with claims of the national team underperforming at the highest level for decades despite the hype, England have recently been rejuvenated by winning competitions in the lower age groups over the last two years. And when discussing about England's latest set of football prodigies coming through, it'd be hard

Young Lions – Mason Mount

“You grow up quickly. I learned a lot in Holland, and I am learning even more playing in the Championship under someone like Frank ... but Chelsea is still the ultimate goal. When the time comes, I want to go back and secure my place there.” A young man from Portsmouth,

The Premier League’s brain drain

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As interest in the Premier League’s brightest starlets intensifies from across the Channel, more British prodigies appear open to moving abroad. Managers, players and fans alike are all asking the same question. Why? Why would they go? As any 18 year old will attest to, it’s hard to know which step to

Chelsea mid-season report – Laying the foundations

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Having taken the reigns at Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri had a lot of expectations from the Blues’ fans and Premier League audience alike. The repute of his attacking style of play, or “Sarri-ball” as they call it preceded him well before he arrived in the English capital. We’ve all had a

Ranking Premier League teams by Expected Goals

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,

Willian Borges – Sinking into insignificance

There comes a time when one must move on from something or someone to enable themselves to progress and continue to grow in life. No, I’m not talking about your childhood crush or the memories of your recent ex. I’m talking about Chelsea’s #22, Willian. All through the summer, Barcelona

Examining Squad Depth and its importance

Written by Utsav Yogya With the top clubs being involved in multiple competitions throughout the season, chances of player burnouts increase. Squad depth plays a major role in the healthy functioning of a club and is a big reason why the best clubs stay on top for as long as they

How Can Chelsea Win the League?

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Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea are a little behind Manchester City and Liverpool in terms of quality but can make up for that by relying on team spirit, good atmosphere in the dressing room, Sarri’s tactical genius and Eden Hazard. Many people following Chelsea would have considered finishing in the Champions League

Premier League Recap – October 20th – November 11th

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

Kepa Arrizabalaga – From Bilbao To The Bridge

WHEN World Cup Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois went AWOL from training, hell-bent on securing a move to Real Madrid after the showpiece event in Russia this summer, the Chelsea board wanted an ideal replacement before they could sell the Belgian. With only three days to go before the transfer

Premier League Recap: 1st September – 7th October

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

Hammers Find Their Feet At Exactly The Right Time

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Four league games played; zero wins, zero draws, four losses. Two goals scored, ten conceded. Rock bottom of the table. Safe to say it wasn’t going well for West Ham United at the beginning of the season. Much like it is unfair to judge those teams at the top of the

Michael Ballack — Perennially Second

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 Feature Image vector designed by sologfx on Deviantart | Michael Ballack has won 4 Bundesliga titles, 3 German Cups, a Premier League title and 3 FA Cups. That is a collection which describes an illustrious career, yet Ballack’s legacy will read that he could and should have been so much more.

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