Why Have Goals in the EPL Dried Up Since Project Restart Began?

EPL Goals After Project Restart

Bar a couple of high-scoring games involving Machester City and Liverpool, goals have really dried up since the Premier League was rebooted. It’s true that the sample size is not very big but there are some trends that have emerged and the purpose of this piece is to examine the reasons behind the fewer goals scored during this time. How Have EPL Teams Fared in the Goals Department Recently? Manchester United managed to score three goals away at Brighton yesterday but this was one of the very few high-scoring games…

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Is This the Start of A Liverpool Hegemony in the Premier League?

Liverpool Hegemony in the Premier League

Liverpool are finally champions of the Premier League! After a 30-year drought, the Merseyside Reds wrapped up the title last week and although it came in very strange circumstances, the Liverpool faithful will hardly bat an eyelid. Jurgen Klopp’s squad was by far the best outfit during the entire year and despite a minor hiccup since Project Restart began, they were never in danger of missing out on the title this time around. This all begs the question: Is this the start of a Liverpool dynasty in the league? They…

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Was Arsenal Right to Hand David Luiz a New Contract?

Arsenal, David Luiz, Mikel Arteta, Raul Sanllehi, Edu Gaspar

Arsenal was one of the clubs I was looking forward to seeing play the most once the league restarted. Mikel Arteta’s appointment definitely had a positive effect on the players and the atmosphere at Emirates Stadium as a whole. It was evident that the Spaniard has a lot of work ahead of him to put the Gunners back among the top spots in the Premier League but there’s no doubt that the first signs since he took over have been quite positive. Unfortunately for Arsenal’s faithful, the team didn’t get…

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Is it Time for David De Gea to Move On From Manchester United?

David De Gea Manchester United

Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea has been one of Manchester United’s most consistent players since signing from Atletico Madrid back in 2011. When Sir Alex Ferguson brought in the goalkeeper, he immediately made a positive impact with his cerebral approach to the game and outrageous athleticism. For years de Gea has been regarded as one of the top goalkeepers in the world but the last few seasons have seen a massive drop in his form for both the national side and Manchester United. His mistake for the Tottenham goal in…

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When Does the Premier League Start and Where Are the Key Battles?

Premier League Key Battles

The Premier League is about to restart and millions of football fans worldwide will be able to enjoy an action-packed schedule which should see the league conclude before the UEFA-mandated deadline of August 2nd. In this piece, I take a look at when exactly do the games start and where they are going to be played. The project to reboot the most-watched domestic competition in Europe endured a few rocky moments along the way but it seems that both the league’s governing body and the UK government are now in…

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What Will Happen to Chelsea’s Current Strikers if Timo Werner Signs?

Timo Werner Chelsea

This week, news came out that RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has agreed personal terms with Chelsea. The transfer sum negotiations between the two clubs are yet to take place but it does seem highly likely that a deal will go through. This is a big statement of intent from both the London Blues and Frank Lampard as a manager but it will also have major repercussions to the current squad. Especially the players fighting for the starting berth at the number 9 position. I take a look at the…

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Which Clubs Are After Timo Werner and How Would He Fit In?

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is definitely among the hottest properties on the European football market and it seems that a couple of clubs are working hard to persuade the player to join their ranks. Werner’s release clause of £49m expires in about two weeks so it’s no surprise that the elite organizations are after him even in these uncertain times. In this post, I go over the clubs that are rumored to be the frontrunners for his signature and how he would fit in with each one. Bayern Munich…

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How Will Premier League Relegation Be Handled for the Remainder of the Season?

2019/2020 Season Premier League Relegation

We are edging closer and closer to the restart of the Premier League which is an exciting thought but it’s also true that there are still too many unknowns. This week’s hot topic concerns the relegation battle and how it will be handled if the season doesn’t restart. The league’s governing body has come up with a plan but it has quickly come under fire from multiple directions. In this piece, I detail what the Premier League’s current idea is, whether it will come to fruition and how it will…

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When Will the 2020/2021 Premier League Season Start?

2020/2021 Premier League Season Start

With all the focus being on restarting the Premier League and concluding the 2019/2020, it seems that the Premier League board has been keeping themselves busy with other plans as well. Some of the most reputable news outlets in England have published rumors that the league’s governing body has agreed on a start date for the 2020/2021 campaign. I should note that this is not yet official and we will know more when the board conducts its shareholders’ meeting tomorrow but it does seem that there is a firm intention…

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What Should Teams in the Top 4 Race Do to Clinch a Champions League Spot?

Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Sheffield United, Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur Logos

Despite all the uncertainty that looms over the remainder of the Premier League season, we’re bound to get back to action sooner rather than later. And one of the first questions that come to mind is what is going to happen in the Top 4 race. The battle for the Champions League places has defined the recent years in the competition and this season promises to produce one of the most exciting conclusions of we’ve witnessed in modern history. We are yet to see what exactly will happen to Manchester…

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Will the Premier League Actually Restart in June?

Upcoming Premier League Restart

One of the most highly-anticipated resolutions in the world of football right now is the decision on when the Premier League is coming back. Since  the league’s governing body laid out the plan for a restart, it looked like things are slowly going to go back to normal. However, after further inspection, the so-called Project Restart raised more questions than providing answers and the latest developments around it don’t make it look like we’re any closer to a return of football in England. In this post, I look at what…

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What Can Saul Niguez Bring to Manchester United?

Saul Niguez Manchester United

Manchester United has long been scouting the field for a quality defensive midfielder and now it looks like that they have finally found one. Reports surfaced that Atletico Madrid are ready to sell Saul Niguez to the English giants. Now, for anyone who has followed the career of the Spanish player, it comes as no surprise that these rumors are picking up speed. United have long been linked to Saul and it’s evident the club’s management are avid admirers of his talents. However, it seems that a deal is closer…

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The Latest on Project Restart and What It All Means for the 2019/20 EPL Season

Premier League Project Restart

We all know that we’re going to get Premier League football sooner rather than later but the details remain clouded in uncertainty. The league’s plan of resuming action gave hope to the millions of EPL fans around the world but for everyone that looked beyond the surface, Project Restart did have several glaring holes that made its implementation hard, to say the least. In this piece, I look at what the latest developments around rebooting the league are and share my thoughts on how it may affect the key battles…

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What Is the Premier League’s Project Restart About and Will It Work?

Premier League’s Project Restart

It looks like we’re edging closer and closer to the return of football in Europe. A bunch of clubs are already gathering their players for training sessions and the Premier League has put a plan in motion which could bring the season to an end. Details are still scarce but we do have enough information to get an idea of what the intentions are. In this article, I highlight the key aspects of what has been dubbed as “Project Restart” and share my opinion on whether the plan can work…

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Three Players Bound To Leave If Man City’s Champions’ League Ban is Upheld

Players Bound to Leave Man City

Manchester City had to endure a big hit when it was made known that UEFA is looking to ban the club from the Champions League for two years. We are yet to see how this saga will unfold and whether Guardiola’s team will actually receive an effective punishment. How ever this all pans out, though, it’s certain that at least a few players are already looking to move on. Liverpool has established itself as a huge hegemon on the domestic scene and if the access to the top European club…

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Are UEFA’s New Champions League Changes Fair?

UEFA’s New Champions League Changes

While football across Europe remains on pause, yesterday saw reports coming out regarding some big changes in the Champions League qualification rules. The biggest club governing body UEFA seems to have put in motion a plan to radically alter the process of qualifying for the continent’s most prestigious tournament. In light of these developments, I take an in-depth look at the exact changes which are being discussed and share my thoughts on how this will impact football clubs once we get back to our normal routine. What UCL Changes Are…

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Latest Football Transfer Rumours – April 27th Roundup

Latest Football Transfer Rumours

Lately, there has been a bit of movement in the football community with teams gathering for training sessions and leagues starting to announce their official plans for the remainder of the season. But don’t let last month’s radio silence fool you. The European top clubs haven’t been napping and all of them are lining up players to bolster the ranks and prepare for the future whatever it may be. This has prompted me to report on some of the latest football transfers that could potentially be wrapped up during the…

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Who is the Best Manager to Take Newcastle Forward?

Massimiliano Allegri and Mauricio Pochettino Newcastle

Things on the Tyneside are heating up! I recently did a piece on Newcastle United’s imminent ownership takeover and the process seems to be very much in motion. The Saudi consortium headed by Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman is already looking at world-class options to bolster the Magpies’ squad and they are not stopping there. Although early reports suggested that Steve Bruce is likely to keep his job for the time being, now several reputable outlets have informed their readers of the new owners’ intentions to bring in an elite…

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What Does the Newcastle Takeover Mean for the Future of the Club?

Mohammad Bin Salman Newcastle

The Premier League action is currently on hold but there is big news coming from Tyneside. It appears that Mike Ashley’s era as the owner of Newcastle United will soon be over. A consortium led by financial expert Amanda Staveley has filed all the necessary paperwork and a £300 million takeover looks to be imminent. This will see the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia acquire an 80% stake at the club. The fund itself is chaired by Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman which raised a lot of questions due…

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No top 4 finish for Arsenal according to the bookies

Arsenal currently sit seventh in the Premier League table after a turbulent start to this season’s campaign. Despite the Gunners only being three points behind Watford in fourth place and having three straight wins, the bookies are already ruling out a top 4 finish. Sure, it kicked off quite badly, with losses to Man City and Chelsea in the two first games. But since then, Arsenal have beaten West Ham at home and claimed two strong away wins against the likes of Cardiff and Newcastle. Yet, the odds for Arsenal,…

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Man Utd to miss out on Premier League top 4 – says supercomputer

Paul Pogba

Technology is a great thing when it works. The advent of smartphones and, of course, the emergence of the internet have allowed us to surround ourselves with football in every nook and cranny of our lives. We can find out exactly what has gone on within the corridors at our club with just a few taps of the thumb, or a few clicks of a mouse. Football and technology seem made to go hand-in-hand as both evolve and develop over the course of months and years. One of the most…

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Three Bosses Who Could Be the First Premier League Manager to Go in 2018-19

With the 2018-19 Premier League campaign underway, sooner or later there’ll be a managerial casualty. It’s become one of those certainties like death and taxes. The transient life of a football manager or head coach means departures from top-flight clubs are inevitable, but who is looking prominent in the so-called sack race? If you thinking of having a bet on this market with bookmakers, remember the boss doesn’t have to be sacked to count. They can resign or leave by mutual consent – what some might say is just a…

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How Can Manchester United Dethrone City In 2018-2019

Manchester United underwhelmed under Jose Mourinho last season, despite enjoying the club’s best domestic season since the Alex Ferguson era. Finishing second behind bitter cross-town rivals – and runaway winners Manchester City – there was disappointment from the Old Trafford fans with the way the manager set up the team and the manner of their play. This was compounded by the club going trophy-less in 2018. This year could be a defining one for Mourinho. He has led United to Europa League and League Cup wins and oversaw the team’s…

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Will Tottenham be able to catch run-away leaders Chelsea?

Antonio Conte has been in this position before. He was part of the Juventus team back in 2000 that were nine points ahead of Lazio, who were then managed by Sven-Goran Eriksson, with just eight games to go, before a dramatic collapse in the final weeks saw the Biancocelesti pip them to the Scudetto by a single point. Fast forward to the present day, and the same man finds himself in an almost identical position in charge of Chelsea, with the only difference being that they only hold a seven-point…

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Chelsea legend Lampard hangs up boots

Former West Ham, Chelsea, Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from professional football. The former England international, who is best known for his time with Chelsea, left MLS side New York City FC in August following the expiration of his contract. The 38-year-old recently revealed that he had received multiple offers to play in England and abroad. However, he announced his retirement on his Facebook page today: “After 21 incredible years, I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional…

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