It's been a quiet or rather a tragic week for the football fans all over the world with the incident that occurred during France's friendly against World champions Germany at Stade de France on November 13. The match was overshadowed by the huge number of lives lost in the attacks in Paris, including outside the stadium itself. The international fixtures for this calendar year are drawing to a close and the Premier League will be back
As the season moves into its third international break, we look back at another action-packed weekend in the Premier League. The headlines were once again grabbed by defending champions Chelsea, who suffered their third consecutive Premier League defeat in a 1-0 defeat to Mark Hughes's Stoke City. New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp suffered his first defeat in his tenure, as his side fell to a late Scott Dann winner, making it a second victory f
Even by its own standards of unpredictability, the English Premier League has left fans bewildered. The 2015/16 season has so far seen Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City dispel all lingering doubts and score freely on their way to 3rd position, West Ham United beating Arsenal, Manchester City AND Liverpool away from home, and league leaders Manchester City playing a goalless draw with bottom-placed Aston Villa. Most eye-catching, however, ha
Juan Mata scored a penalty to seal his side's win A Saturday that didn’t see too many goals in the Premier League saw Manchester United win at home but a Jose Mourinho side without the Portuguese manager on the sidelines lost to Stoke City at the Britannia. Manchester United 2-0 West Brom Louis van Gaal’s men walked away with all three points against the Baggies, but failed to entertain for them most part with the att
Lucas tops the list of best tacklers in the Premier League The English Premier League has completed it’s eleventh match week and the teams are slowly and steadily getting into their groove. Manchester City are the leaders with Arsenal behind them only on goal difference. Jamie Vardy and Mesut Ozil lead the goalscoring and assists charts respectively, whereas Arsenal along with Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion have kept the mos
The Premier League never ceases to amaze its fans, and the latest set of Premier League fixtures was no different. Things took another turn for the worse as far as Jose Mourinho was concerned, as his side slumped to a sixth Premier League reverse in 11 games with a 3-1 loss to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Other results saw Manchester City retain their position at the top of the Premier League table after Yaya Toure converted a late penalt
Kone’s hat trick made him the 5th Ivorian to achieve the feat in the Premier League Just a couple of games this Sunday in the English Premier League, not much was expected with all the traditional big guns having played out their matches yesterday owing to the upcoming Champions League matches mid-week. But what a treat it was with the match at Goodison Park producing 8 goals as Everton ran out 6-2 winners over Sunderland. The 10
The transfer season is a stern test of a club and manager’s abilities to read and extract the best from a situation. Pedro makes a good case study of how an ambitious transfer can go all wrong for all parties. Had Pedro stayed, Barcelona would badly need his services now with many of their players either injured or ineligible. At Chelsea, he hasn’t yet settled, has just one goal to show for his 606 minutes on the pitch and is not a g
Jurgen Klopp is yet to pick up his first victory for Liverpool Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned the club not to hit the ‘panic button’ just yet after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton at Sunday’s Premier League match, as per the reports on BBC Sport. Klopp has admitted ‘football is not a fairytale’ after his side were undone by Sadio Mane’s late equalizer at Anfield. It was his third g
Both Theo Walcott and Gareth Bale are products od the Southampton FC Academy. Southampton Football Club have, in recent years, been reaping the rewards of their well-known youth policy. It must be something in the water on the south coast of England that produces talented footballers by the truckloads. The Southampton youth academy is the envy of the Premier League and Europe. There is much to be said about the gains of this kind of policy.
Nobody likes seeing a manager getting the boot when sometimes it may not be their fault at all. High expectations,Â low transfer expenditure and sometimes plain bad luck have caused teams to lose their way. As if losing your job wasnâÂÂÂÂt bad enough, these managers have had to endure a lot of pain and personal suffering because of the manner in which they were sacked. While clubs have every right to move on an
Rahemm Sterling scored his first Premier League hattrick Manchester City destroyed Bournemouth in a 5-1 hammering at the Etihad to keep their lead at the top of the table. Elsewhere, Manchester United broke their Goodison Park hoodoo with a 3-0 win there as Chelsea got all three points at home against Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa. West Ham registered an away victory at Selhurst Park as West Brom won by a single goal at home.
Arsenal seem to be genuine title contenders this season Arsenal are a top team, there is no doubting it. They have a seemingly perfect blend of English and international talent, young and experienced players. Their formidable defence consisting of the likes of Koscielny and Mertesacker has been consolidated last season with signings like Gabriel, Debuchy and Chambers while Academy players such as Bellerin have risen up to provide signi
One of the most important aspects of a match day apart from the actual game itself are the panelists who adorn the various sports channels. These panelists or pundits are experts who bring in a new dimension to a viewer through various analysis of teams, players, managers and more importantly of the tactics that might be seen in a game. Most of these experts are ex-players or managers who have represented the game thereby bringing in expe
The season heads into its second international break on the back of a weekend full of blockbuster fixtures, enough to keep a football fan glued to his TV screens. Liverpool showed their defensive naivety yet again in a 1-1 draw with Merseyside rivals Everton, a result which ultimately saw under-fire Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers get the sack just hours after the game. Arsenal came out of the blocks too quickly for Manchester Unit