Why Signing Gareth Bale Will Be a Mistake for Tottenham

Gareth Bale Tottenham Hotspur

Gareth Bale’s return to the Premier League has been a topic of discussion for quite a while now and it seems that we might finally be getting a conclusion to it soon. Tottenham Hotspur, the Welshman’s former club, is reportedly in advanced talks to bring back Bale to North London which has thrown Spurs fans into a frenzy. And while I do share their excitement about welcoming a great talent back to the Premier League, I have my doubts on whether this second Tottenham stint will work out for both…

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Three Key Takeaways from the First Gameweek of the New Premier League Season

Takeaways from the First Gameweek of the New Premier League Season

The new Premier League season got underway over the weekend and despite we’re yet to see both Manchester clubs and Chelsea in action, there were several key takeaways from the opening fixtures. I highlight the three most notable ones separately and also share my thoughts on how they can affect the teams involved. Arsenal’s Debutants Impress The Gunners started their Premier League campaign with a tricky visit to Scott Parker’s Fulham side but romped to a convincing 3-0 victory. Fulham did look menacing in the opening stages, however, Mikel Arteta’s…

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Who Will Make the Premier League Top Four Next Season?

Premier League Top Four

The Premier League is set to return this weekend and as always, one of the most discussed topics is the race to the top four. Securing the Champions League seems to be more important than ever for the top six clubs in the country and with the whirlwind season that awaits us, the race promises to be the most competitive one we’ve seen in a while. In this post, I lay out an early prediction on which four clubs have the best chance of clinching a spot in the Top…

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The Latest Premier League Transfers and How The Players Will Fit In

Latest Premier League Transfers

After a relatively quiet Monday on the Premier League transfers front, yesterday brought about news regarding three deals that all look like major coups for the clubs involved. In this post, I review each of the signings separately and then share a brief player profile and how I think they will do at their new clubs. So, let’s get started with the Gunners’ latest capture and move on to two more transfer bombshells. Gabriel Magalhaes to Arsenal After signing Willian from Chelsea on a free, Arsenal has secured another Brazillian…

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Should Pep Guardiola Be Considered a World-Class Manager?

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has been one of the most talked-about figures in recent football history ever since he first started out his coaching career with Barcelona in 2008. The Spaniard had instant success with the Catalans, spending four fruitful years at Nou Camp and winning multiple coveted trophies. That is why it was no surprise that Bayern Munich fans were elated when they heard the news that Guardiola is going to coach the team and despite his stay in Germany proved to be a bit controversial at the end, the same…

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What Can We Expect from the 2020 Community Shield Match?

2020 Community Shield Match

Premier League champions Liverpool and FA Cup holders Arsenal will be going head-to-head this weekend at the traditional Community Shield matchup at Wembley Stadium. During the years, the match has gained the reputation of being a friendly game more than a competitive outing but it’s nevertheless a chance to pick up some silverware and go into the season on a high. Both clubs have won the Community Shield trophy 15 times but the Merseyside Reds haven’t laid their hands on it since 2006 while Arsenal added to their tally three…

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Is Harry Maguire’s England Career Over?

Harry Maguire England

The Manchester United players are currently enjoying their offseason holidays but this hasn’t gone down well for one of the star defenders. Englishman Harry Maguire got himself in hot water after an altercation with Greek police while vacationing on the island of Mykonos with family and friends. Things are not looking good for the United captain as he was found guilty of multiple charges and will be serving a three-year suspended sentence. Needless to say, that is all the English tabloids are talking right now but let’s sift through all…

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Can Chelsea Be a Serious Title Contender Next Season?

Chelsea Title Contender Next Season

Chelsea’s season may have not ended the way Blues fans wanted but there is no denying that Frank Lampard made some steady progress in his first year as head coach. A win in the FA Cup final would’ve been even better, however, Lampard did earn himself time to implement his model by finishing in the Top 4. Securing Champions League football was crucial for his project and it is one of the main reasons the club was already able to attract a couple of the top European talents on the…

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Why Kevin De Bryune Was the Right Choice for Player of the Season

Kevin De Bryune Player of the Season

After another huge disappointment for Manchester City in the Champions League, at least their midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has something to celebrate about today. He was voted as the Player of the season by a panel consisting of Premier League sponsors, media representatives, and fans. It’s been a long time coming for the Belgian maestro and he finally has the most prestigious individual EPL award in his cabinet after beating off competition from Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Jordan Henderson, as well as top goalscorer Jamie Vardy, Danny Ings,…

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Is Philippe Coutinho the Right Fit for Arteta’s Arsenal?

Philippe Coutinho and Mikel Arteta Arsenal

It was always going to be a busy summer for Arsenal and today they announced their first transfer after Chelsea winger Willian signed with the North London club. Gunners fans are quite split on the matter but there’s no denying that the Brazilian is a seasoned Premier League veteran with a hard-working attitude that could be an asset for any top team. Whether or not Willian will make it at Arsenal remains to be seen but there is another topic that is creating much more buzz around the Emirates. It’s…

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What Can New Boy Kostas Tsimikas Bring to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool Side?

Liverpool Logo Kostas Tsimikas Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool finally got their hands on the Premier League trophy last season but they are already deep into preparation mode for the next campaign and have recently announced the club’s first summer signing. Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas will be joining the Merseyside Reds on a long-term deal and in this post, I share an account of how the transfer went through and what can Kostas Tsimikas bring to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool Side. Let’s start off with a brief overview of the qualities that the newest squad member has in his…

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Can Leeds United Survive in the Premier League Next Season?

Leeds United Premier League

Leeds are finally back in the Premier League and their return will undoubtedly be one of the biggest talking points this summer. The Yorkshire club did have a few rough patches in the Championship last season but a strong finish ensured they will be entering the upper echelon as champions. Anyone who has watched the team this year will know full well that the mastermind behind their form has been Argentinian manager Marcelo Bielsa. But will the specialist be enough to keep Leeds in the Premier League next season? In…

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Can Manchester United Actually Sign Jadon Sancho This Summer?

Manchester United Jadon Sancho

Manchester United are firmly locked in their Europa League campaign but it’s no surprise that they are already gearing up for a busy transfer summer ahead. Rumours of Jadon Sancho’s arrival at Old Trafford have been ripe since the turn of the year but have recently picked up even more steam and it’s time to assess whether the Red Devils can really sign one of England’s brightest talents. I start off with my thoughts on whether Sancho will actually want a move back to Manchester and wrap things up with…

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Can an English Team Win the Champions League Again This Year?

English Teams in Champions League

The 2019/2020 football season across Europe has mostly been concluded but we still have the advanced stages of this year’s Champions League tournament to look forward to. Some juicy clashes are coming up and today I will be focusing on the two remaining Premier League clubs. Manchester City and Chelsea are the only English clubs left in the competition after holders Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur were booted out in the last round by Atletico Madrid and RB Leipzig respectively. The first legs of the upcoming quarter-finals have already been played…

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What Could Winning the FA Cup Mean for Mikel Arteta’s Tenure as Arsenal Manager?

Mikel Arteta Arsenal

Things were looking pretty gloomy at Emirates Stadium with Unai Emery at the helm and despite the initial excitement of appointing former player Mikel Arteta to take over his Spanish compatriot, there were still a lot question marks around the direction of the club. Arteta had been Pep Guardiola’s understudy for several years and his impeccable professionalism and a steady mentality as a player made him a great choice on paper. However, no one could say whether he will be able to withstand the pressure of managing at a top-level…

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Should Arsenal Get Rid of Mesut Ozil?

Should Arsenal Get Rid of Mesut Ozil

Arsenal’s Premier League season is over but the Gunners still have an FA Cup final against Chelsea to look forward to tomorrow. And it looks like their highest earner Mesut Ozil will once again not feature. The German has been completely frozen by new manager Mikel Arteta, and although the coach has cited back problems as the reason, it is apparent that he doesn’t trust Ozil to be the driving force of his offense. The situation seems to have reached a boiling point and it is bound to explode soon…

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Did the Hawk-Eye Technology Cost Bournemouth Their Place in the Premier League?

Hawk-Eye Technology and Bournemouth

The 2019/2020 was done and dusted last week but it seems the controversy is not over yet. We won’t be seeing EPL action until September but reports of Bournemouth seeking legal advice regarding a certain situation from a recent match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United have surfaced on Monday. The Cherries’ went down despite a spirited performance against Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton in their last fixture, as the Villains secured a draw away to West Ham.  So, after a five-year stay at the top echelon, Eddie Howe’s team must now…

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2019/2020 Premier League Recap and a Look to Next Season

2019/2020 Premier League Recap

Yesterday saw the conclusion of the 2019/2020 Premier League campaign and what a year it was! The hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic was unprecedented and the big headline was Liverpool finally delivering the EPL trophy after a 30-year wait. However, there are quite a few other key aspects that marked the year and this is what I will concentrate on in this post. We now know which teams will be competing in the Champions League next season and who failed to retain their Premier League status. There is a…

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What Can Crystal Palace Expect from Nathan Ferguson?

Nathan Ferguson Crystal Palace

This week’s big transfer news comes from South London where young English starlet Nathan Ferguson has decided to continue his career with Crystal Palace. The young defender featured prominently for West Brom this season and has already racked up several appearancs for the Under-20s national team. In this piece, I highlight how exactly Palace was able to lure him to London and what can the Eagles’ fans expect from their new player. How Did Crystal Palace Seal the Deal? Ferguson’s transfer from West Bron didn’t go through without drama. The…

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How Good Is West Ham’s Czech Midfielder Tomas Soucek?

West Ham's Czech Midfielder Tomas Soucek

West Ham United desperately needed reinforcements in January as the club was deep in the fight for survival in the Premier League. Fans were expecting big names to come and help out their team, so the loan signing of Tomas Soucek from Czech outfit Slavia Prague went completely under the radar. Soucek had impressed in his home country and he was even nominated for Player of the Year there but it wasn’t clear whether he has the attributes to succeed in football’s most challenging domestic competition. However, the 25-year-old has…

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Should Liverpool Fans Be Excited About a Potential Thiago Alcantara Transfer?

Liverpool Thiago Alcantara

For a few days now, rumours of midfielder Thiago Alcantara joining Liverpool have been picking up speed. The Spaniard was one of the brightest prospects in the Barcelona academy some years ago before his move to Bayern Munich where he has established himself as a key piece in a team that has dominated the Bundesliga in recent seasons. On paper, a cut-price deal for such a great talent is a no-brainer but there are a few roadblocks ahead of the move. In this piece, I share my thoughts on what…

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What Does Man City’s Successful Ban Appeal Means for the Club?

Man City's Successful Ban Appeal

Manchester City fans across the world were anxiously holding their breath for the verdit of the Court of Arbitration for Sport this morning. The Cityzens ended up appealing a UEFA ban that threatened to remove them from Champions League contention for the next two years and their fate was to be decided by CAS. The Court took time to review the full details of the case and finally produced a verdict which was in favor of the Premier League club. In this post, I detail exactly why UEFA wanted to…

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Can Manchester United Return to the Top Next Season?

Manchester United Top Next Season

After winning their away game against Aston Villa yesterday, Manchester United became the first team to beat their opponents with a three-goal margin for four consecutive EPL games. Ole Gunnar Solskaejr started his tenure at Old Trafford with flying colors but the team did run out of steam and naturally, a lot of questions were raised as to whether the Norwegian is capable of returning Manchester United to the top of the table. In this piece, I detail how the club has been performing since Project Restart was put in…

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Is Aubameyang Truly a World-Class Striker?

Aubameyang Arsenal

Arsenal’s Ghabonese talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 20th Premier League goal of the campaign when he netted yesterday against Leicester City. This made him only the second Arsenal player to score 20 goals for the club in consecutive seasons which is a terrific achievement in and of itself. Aubameyang is adored by the Arsenal faithful and it is evident that Mikel Arteta relies a lot on the forward. Not only because of his goalscoring ability but because he is seemingly a very important figure in the dressing room. I definitely…

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Why a Move to the Premier League Makes Sense for Thomas Partey

Thomas Partey Premier League

Rumours about an impending transfer of Thomas Partey to the Premier League are heating up this week and in this post, I take the time to highlight the player’s skill set and share my thoughts on whether the league will suit him. Arsenal is said to be the frontrunners to bag the Ghanian enforcer but there are other clubs in the running who could very much use his talents in their respective squads. Let’s start off with a brief overview of what Partey can bring to the EPL. What Type…

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