In December 2018, an already under-pressure Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United travelled to Anfield to face their perennial rivals Liverpool, in what would prove to be his final game as the manager of the club. Xherdan Shaqiri came off the bench in the second half to score a brace and deliver
Sport is a canvas for mankind’s imagination. A most beautiful painting where we see mental thought and creativity combine with wonderful, mind-bending feats of physical prowess. Different sports provide different things for fans to enjoy. Yet football stirs up intense passions, often far more powerful and emotive than any other
3 losses in 66. Followed by 3 losses in 5. From dreams of seeing their names etched amongst the game’s greatest sides just a couple of weeks ago, Liverpool have since had their dream of invincibility crushed, their quest for the treble shattered and the defence of their Champions League
She might not have the same global presence of female athletes such as Alex Morgan or Lieke Martens- but 20- year-old Amy Laurence is an equally important torch-bearer for the advancement of the women’s game.
Amy Laurence, with her co-host Lauren, launched ‘The Redmen TV Women’s Podcast' back in 2018. Her
For Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Manchester United, it has not been an easy season by any stretch of the imagination. As things stand, they are in the FA Cup, have reached the last-16 of the Europa League, and are still competing for a Top 4 (Or Top 5) slot to
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United. A marriage that came together in unceremonious circumstances last season is still facing a test of its longevity. It has been over a year now, and yet, there are doubts over whether the Norwegian can keep the Red Devils going in the right direction,
In the wake of the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City's ban, lots of eyebrows have been raised. There are quite a few big questions floating around. Most prominently: what they did, how did UEFA find out, are they really guilty, whether or not the punishment meted out to the
On 26th February, Manchester City will face the 13 times European champions in the most high profile tie of the last 16 of the Champions League. When this tie was originally announced, Manchester City were favorites because Real Madrid were struggling, but now, the Los Blancos are seen as slight
When Dean Henderson made his Premier League debut with Sheffield United, nobody could have envisaged the heights he’d reach in such a short space of time. While his heroics in the Championship were well accounted for, a clear disparity among the top-two tiers of English football meant everyone presumed his
Liverpool, the soon-to-be Premier League champions will travel to face Atlético, on a ground where they became Champions of Europe in the summer of 2019. Among all the headline draws in the Champions League, this tie is not seen as attractive as the PSG vs Dortmund or Bayern Munich vs
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Manchester City and Liverpool are two of the best teams in the game right now. Aside from leading the Premier League this season, Liverpool currently hold the Champions League, Uefa Super Cup, and Club World Cup title, while City won the Carabao Cup, FA Cup, and the Premier
There is often a sense of mystique associated with the terms ‘Director of Football’, ‘Sporting Director’ or ‘Technical Director’. While it’s not easy to provide a definition for these roles, they tend to have a specific purpose - to bridge the gap between the footballing side and the business side
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Kalidou Koulibaly has built an incredible reputation as one of the most complete defenders in the game. There are a host of reasons why he is one of the most in-demand centre-backs in Europe right now. The man nicknamed "K2" will bring solidity, enthusiasm and defensive stability to whichever clubs he
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Many fans around Europe seem to have forgotten the name ‘Emre Can’ in the last few seasons.
From being one of the top upcoming talents in Germany to becoming a fringe player amongst a star-studded Juventus side- Can’s decline since leaving Liverpool in the summer of 2018 has
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The atmosphere around West Ham is one that any football club in the world would pay to avoid. The club’s position in the league table coupled with off-field protests by the club faithful has led to dark and gloomy days in East London. The fans turn up
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
The January transfer window gives clubs a chance to strengthen positions that need reinforcing due to a variety of reasons. Some clubs have injury issues, others lack quality and some just need more legs in their squad to deal with a fixture overload. This year a few Premier League clubs
Football never ceases to amuse us. The Premier League has always managed to throw up interesting stories in the seasons gone by, and this campaign is no exception to the rule. Whether it be Liverpool's mentality monsters going on a rampage or Chris Wilder's Sheffield drawing all the plaudits, there
Today, we dig deeper into the career of a Lazio striker who is ripping apart Serie A. We will analyze Ciro Immobile's playing style, highlight his strengths while also looking at the possibility of a big transfer for the Italian.
Ciro Immobile is a 29-year-old striker, currently playing in Serie A.
Once the computer at the Premier League’s Paddington HQ has run its permutations and algorithms, it churns out a fixture list. Fans of Manchester United are all too eager to look for two fixtures, and two fixtures alone - the ones against Liverpool. These games are rituals of passion amid
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
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
Loan deals certainly don’t always work out the way they are supposed to in football. When they do come off, it not only benefits the parent club, who are comforted in the knowledge that one of their young talents is out playing regular football and gaining valuable experience, but also
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
Every sport needs a bad guy, Someone you love to hate. A figure that embodies the antithesis of the beautiful game. That man was Zlatan Ibrahimović. For the better part of the last twenty years, the Swede’s nefarious attitude, narcissism, and moxie were justified by his performance on the pitch. With
We're back with another FPL Scout report ahead of Gameweek 21 which will be the third gameweek in a span of 6 days. We will try providing you the best players to transfer in this particular gameweek along with the three best Captaincy shouts to start the New Year in
When it come s to the best young attacking talents in the world, there is no question that Jadon Sancho is right there up amongst them. Having moved to a foreign country in Germany at the age of 17 from the comforts of Manchester City and working under Pep Guardiola,
Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola has made it clear that he wants three important signings in the next transfer window before extending his contract with the club. He wanted some fresh faces during the last summer as well, however, there were only two players brought into the squad. The widely known
Liverpool’s celebrations following the full-time whistle in Saturday’s Club World Cup final win over Flamengo were visibly muted, as the side rejoiced in adding a previously missing piece of silverware, but was also fully aware of the task that awaits them when they return home. Having put domestic competition on
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
From playing League One football with MK Dons one year, to lining up for Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League the next, it’s important to remember just how rapidly Dele Alli has risen to fame on the football pitch.
It was a crazy couple of months for the England youngster, whose
It is difficult to think of a rise to prominence and stardom as remarkable as Jamie Vardy's in recent years. Working his way up all the way down from the eighth tier of English football, Vardy has fast become arguably one of the Premier League's iconic strikers. Like most young
When the dust settled on Liverpool’s crazy seven-goal thriller, in which they just about emerged unscathed, against Red Bull Salzburg in October, their fans were able to appreciate the fight brought to Anfield by their opposition that night, led by a diminutive Japanese in attack - Takumi Minamino. A man
5000 to 1. These were the odds that were being offered by online bookies for Leicester City lifting the Premier League trophy back in 2016. Very few people expected Leicester to even avoid the drop, given their heroics in the previous season. The Leicester City squad, however, had not read
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
The mention of Leicester City FC indubitably brings vivid memories to mind. Particularly those of the 2015-16 Premier League season. A fairytale run for the Foxes who played their hearts out throughout the season, creating a rainbow and finding the fabled pot of gold at its end as they lifted
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,
There are only a select number of sports teams, whose influence and recognition go beyond the sports that they inhabit. They become institutions. We’re talking about the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Dallas Cowboys. In the world of football, we have 3 in Real Madrid, F.C
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.
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
Andreas Pereira plays with a fire in his belly. He displays emotions, is very vocal, wants to win every tackle, presses high and most importantly, he wants to be a part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's restructuring of Manchester United. But what if I told you that despite all of those
Resident EADF FPL contributor Samson Baretto reviews the 13th FPL gameweek of the Premier League today. Here is part 1 of the analysis -
West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspurs
‘The Special One is back’ chanted the Spurs fans as West Ham faced yet another defeat despite a hard-fought second half. Fantasy
Let me take you back to 2015.
A day prior to the Carabao Cup - then Capital One Cup - Final against Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sat down for his presser. A Mourinho press interview is always entertaining. When asked whether he was offered the Spurs job in 2007
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
When Barcelona visited Old Trafford to compete for a place in the Champions League semi-final on the 10th of April, all the headlines before the match were dominated by the stars headlining the clash. Every paper in town was talking about the superstars, the Paul Pogbas, the David de Geas,
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
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 red juggernaut keeps ongoing. Much like they did in the Champions League, Jürgen Klopp’s side are channeling their disappointment from last season, when they came excruciatingly close to the title and using it to fuel their bid to go one better this time around. As they passed the acid
Former Chelsea striker, Alvaro Morata, has said that he believes some of his former Blues colleagues lost confidence in him during his time at Stamford Bridge.
The Spanish forward joined Chelsea as a record £60 million signing in 2017 and got off to a hot start, scoring six times in his first six
Micheal Oliver’s whistle at full time at the end of the clash between Liverpool and Manchester City sadly confirmed what many neutrals feared with regards to enjoying a competitive title race this season. The Reds now find themselves eight points clear of second-placed Leicester City and a massive nine points
Prior to the start of the 2019/20 Premier League season, there was a lot of chatter about the 4 teams that made the top half of the table last season that weren’t the perennial big 6, and why there was a window of opportunity for them to break into the
Two heavyweights of English football face-off in what promises to be a titanic match at Anfield. Here is Srivaths with the Big Match Preview.
When one talks about the best football games in the world, there is a lot of emphasis on two aspects of the game - the players playing
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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
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
In some cities, football stadiums can be iconic venues. In both the US and the UK, there are plenty of well-known, iconic football stadiums that anybody from the area, or any die-hard football fan, is going to be familiar with. These grounds are often just as important to the make-up
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
"Every club you sign for, they give you the same pitch. Big project, great ambitions, we want to achieve this, we want to achieve that, we want to kick on and be a better team, and I just happened to be lucky that City was the one club that didn't
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)
The Premier League is back with a bang following the international break, as Manchester United host Liverpool for the Sunday afternoon kick-off. With both teams in polar opposite situations, the fixture could not be more of a curveball for either.
Although the difference is not always this big, the chasm that
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
The Premier League season in England has undoubtedly got off to a scintillating start, with Liverpool justifying much of buzz and hype surrounding them by setting the pace in style and leaving Manchester City with a major challenge on their hands.
Elsewhere, we have seen Leicester City once again emerge as
You could be forgiven for not even knowing who he was just a couple of years ago, but it’s safe to say that John McGinn is now a household name in the world of football. And even if he isn’t quite there yet, he will be soon. It’s been a
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
READING, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Marcelo Bielsa, Head Coach of Leeds United looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Leeds United at Madejski Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Reading, England. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)
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“Football rests on four fundamentals, as outlined
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
Professional Footballers' Association Young Player of the Year. Featured 8 times in the PFA Team of the Year. Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year. FA Cup Final Man of the Match. Champions League Final Man of the Match. UEFA Club Footballer of the Year. Ballon d'Or Bronze Award.
The party that followed Sheffield United’s promotion to the Premier League was a big one. An open-top bus weaving through the streets of the Steel City, confetti fluttering in the wind, flares blasting thick red smoke into the air, with thousands of gleeful Blades fans paying homage to the team
"Pass the fu*king ball forward, take risks, you're not at Leeds or West Ham now, you're at Manchester United!'
As Rio Ferdinand recalls the antics of his captain in his first training session there is less an air of fear and trepidation, and more a collective sense of respect. Whether he
Another game week, another opportunity for fans worldwide to soak in the excitement of the English Premier League. We have two very clear front runners for the big prize this season. Liverpool have done sensationally well to win 7/7 matches and they are being chased by Manchester City who themselves
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In the week post the harrowing loss to West Ham and an uninspiring performance against Rochdale, the pressure has slowly ramped on Solskjær and while the prospect of him losing the job is not that close yet but a few more weeks or months of similar performances
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)
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The Argentine has been in red hot
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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)
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It's been an
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The story of the 33-year old Sheffield born striker is one in a million. From being called “The Fat Boy from Sheffield” to carrying his team through the lower divisions of English football and now finally playing in the best league in the world, his journey is
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This summer managers around Europe had the chance to snap up some elite talent on free transfers. The names that come directly to mind are top players such as Adrien Rabiot, Aaron Ramsey, Ander Herrera, and Diego Godin. These players went to some of the best clubs in the
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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,
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Manchester City's modus operandi vis-a-vis their transfer business indicates that they have shot themselves in the foot, now more than ever. After losing Aymeric Laporte and John Stones to injury, the champions have been rattled, rather uncharacteristically for the first time in months.
They find themselves in a
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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