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30+ Footballers; Where Age is a Burden and Where it Succeeds

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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

Podcast Episode 7 – FPL 20/21 launch – Initial pricing reactions

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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! Club rundown - Arsenal

Podcast Episode 6 – Young and Emerging players in the Premier League

Kicking off with EADF ❗ NEW ❗ Ep 6 Emerging players in the PL | Guests - Anubhav Sarker & Rohit Suresh 1.57: Mount, 3.52 Lamptey, 6:42 Neto, 8:30 Cantwell, 12: 15 Foden, 15.40 Greenwood, 20:05 Tomori, 23:36 Douglas Luiz, 27: 00 Sakalicous, 31: 17 Eric Garcia, 35:48 Obafemi, 38:08 Vroom Vroom, 42:38 CHO. 45:13 Captain America, 48:57 Connolly, 51:43 SARR, 56: Reece James, 59:01 Brandon Williams, 1:02:24 Ramsdale, 1:07:51 Gabrieeeeeel, Join

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

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

Potential bargain of the summer – Malang Sarr

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A name that has glittered the articles and lists for the world’s next best players, 21-year-old Malang Sarr will leave the club he has been with since the age of 5 this Summer. OGC Nice are set to lose the centre-back who is valued by TransferMarkt at £14 million, for nothing. The

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

Who will replace Leroy Sane?

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We have all read the news report from Sport Bild earlier this month where they claimed that Leroy Sane had reached an agreement over personal terms with Bayern Munich, ahead of a summer move that the two clubs are still finalising the transfer terms of.  This long going transfer saga that German and

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

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

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

The Northern Rivalry: Manchester City vs Liverpool

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Photo by Jack Hunter // CC0 1.0 The North West cities of England punch above their weight when it comes to football. The teams of Liverpool and Manchester have a success rate better than that of rivals in London, despite the capital city being significantly bigger. These northern teams have gone through different phases over

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 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

Are England’s Jewels gleaming ahead of the 2020 Euros?

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There can be no denying that the 2018 World Cup saw a tremendous change in attitude from England after a disastrous Euro 2016. The atmosphere in and around the team was overwhelmingly positive, acting as a catalyst to England's best World Cup finish since 1990. The semi-final defeat to Croatia was hard

Impact of VAR on the Premier League so far

Although the VAR system has already been used in European leagues, the Champions League, the FA Cup, and the Women’s World Cup, this is the first season that VAR will be fully implemented in the Premier League. After two weeks, there have already been several controversial decisions and high-profile calls

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

Young Lions – Jadon Sancho

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History suggests that the notion of English footballers departing to greener pastures abroad in the pursuit of blossoming on the biggest stages is somewhat of an anomaly. While sizeable names such as Gary Lineker, Steve McManaman and David Beckham instantly spring to mind, it is important to note that each

The underappreciated genius of Edin Džeko

The 'Bosanski dijamant' or the 'Bosnian Diamond' for those who reside outside of Sarajevo, Bosnia where serial goalscorer Edin Džeko was born in 1986. From the capital of his home nation to the capital of Italy, the underrated striker is scoring goals and still enjoying his football in Serie A.

Young Lions – Phil Foden

We are kick off our first series -'Young Lions - The Future of English Football' with an in-depth look into Manchester City's Phil Foden, one of England 's brightest midfield talents. Resident writer Udhav Arora gives us a lowdown on the "Stockport Iniesta". “Balance and a left foot you can’t believe” is

Memorable FA Cup finals revisited

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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

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,

The Premier League title race is on

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Last year, Manchester City cruised at a canter to the summit of English football, racking up a century of points and finishing 19 points above their neighbors, Manchester United, the second place team. Scoring an astonishing 106 goals, City were from another planet and it seemed very likely that this

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

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