1. Moussa Sissoko is a complete flop
High hopes surrounded Moussa Sissoko following an impressive showing with France at the 2016 European Championships. He impressed so much that Tottenham Hotspur were inspired to pay €30 million to sign him on a 5-year deal. Oh, what they would do to change that.
Sissoko has made 18 appearances for Spurs this EPL season, almost all of them coming from the bench. In those games, he has managed 0 goals. He has taken 14 shots, and only 1 of them has been on target. His crossing accuracy is 7%, and he hasn’t created a single chance all season. And for a man of his size, maybe the most disappointing statistic is that he has won just 37% of his aerial duels.
10 games remain for most teams in the Premier League, and yet so much remains up in the air. Chelsea look poised to win the title uncontested, but the Champions League race, the relegation battle, and so much more remains undecided. Here are my 5 bold predictions for the remainder of this Premier League season: Continue reading 5 Bold Predictions for the Premier League
The “Final Four” of the FA Cup is set, and it is looking to be one of the best conclusions in recent memory. All the upsets and giant killers have been eliminated, and all four teams that remain are in the top 5 of the Premier League – Chelsea, Spurs, Manchester City, and Arsenal. This is far from the norm of the FA Cup; take last year for example – Crystal Palace, Watford, Manchester United, and Everton made up the semi-finalists, and none of those clubs qualified for the Champions League. It’s time to take a look at our FA Cup Predictions: Continue reading FA Cup Predictions
Liverpool-Arsenal was easily the most hyped up game of Gameweek 27 in the Premier League. A plethora of storylines surrounded this matchup – would Liverpool bounce back? Would Arsenal lose ground in the top 4 race? Is Klopp’s job in risk? Is Wenger’s job in risk? While many of these questions are still up in the air, what we do know is that Liverpool looked convincing, as they trumped 3-1 over the gunners, with goals from Firmino, Mane, and Wijnaldum. Here are the best twitter reactions to the game: Continue reading Twitter Reacts to Liverpool-Arsenal
As the season is winding down in the late stages, every point counts. Can Spurs and City continue to put the pressure on Chelsea? Can Liverpool climb back into the top 4? Will United finally get out of 6th? In fact, Everton could even come within one point of the top 6. This week’s match ups are a huge part of the journey that the Premier League season is. Here are some of the top teams’ matchups for the week: Continue reading EPL Matchweek 27 Preview
Why are so many managers under pressure in the Premier League?
This has once again been a wild season in England. Even though the top 6 has looked like they are playing at a different level than everyone else, still there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty surrounding those clubs. And as for the bottom feeders, a couple sides have already made mid-season managerial changes. But as we head into the home stretch of the 2016-17 campaign, we take a look at the four managers currently facing the hot seat: Klopp, Ranieri, Allardyce, and Wenger. Continue reading EPL Hot Seat: Are These Managers on Their Way Out?
The FA Cup quite a remarkable competition. Having originated 146 years ago in 1871, it is one of the oldest domestic football competitions in the world. While it cannot compare to the glories of the Champions League or a Premier League title, the competition carries a certain aura to it that other competitions like the EFL Cup (Capital One Cup) cannot easily emulate. A special characteristic of the FA Cup is that any professional team in England within the top 10 divisions is eligible to enter. This leads to rare fixtures like non-league side Sutton United facing Champions League participants Arsenal, and Lincoln City prepping for a match against Premier League opposition Burnley. Inevitably, this can lead to ‘giant killings’- massive underdogs often taking down the toughest of opposition. Dubbed the “magic of the FA Cup”, it would not be an overstatement to say this ‘magic’ is what makes the competition truly special. Continue reading Is the Magic of the FA Cup Real?