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Power Shift in North London?

The North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham is one of the most recognizable and fierce rivalries in the world. Despite both teams carrying elite status in the Premier League, Arsenal traditionally always had the edge over their rivals in past decades. However, this was certainly not the case in the most recent North London derby, the last ever one at Tottenham’s White Hart Lane. Tottenham carried out a comprehensive 2-0 win over the Gunners, who looked complacent, dull and boring going forward. It is also the first time in 22 years that St. Totteringham’s day will not be celebrated amongst Arsenal fans- the day Arsenal are guaranteed to finish above Spurs in the table. This leads to the question: is there a real shift in power between in North London?

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Sissoko the Flop

Where do I even start with Moussa Sissoko? The player who seems to be called “a new man” before and after every season is yet again out of form. After a yet another end of the season rejuvenation at Euros 2016, Sissoko was wanted by many teams in the Premier League, especially Everton and Tottenham.

After being destined to join Everton on deadline day, he wound up going to Tottenham in a deal worth up to £30 million. Which clearly shows Spurs saw potential in the 27 year old.

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Here’s How Chelsea Could Blow the Title

Just a week ago, Chelsea seemed poised to lift the EPL trophy at the end of the season undeterred, as they carried a 10 point lead over second place Spurs with just 10 games left to play. However, Chelsea lost at home to lowly Crystal Palace, and Spurs grinded out a road win at Burnley, and this has turned the season into somewhat of a title race. If Chelsea lose tomorrow against Manchester City, who haven’t lost in 8 league games, their lead could be cut down to four points. Here are the updated odds to win the title, with Chelsea still being overwhelming favorites:

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Taken from Sports Club Stats.

However, Spurs chances have shot up significantly. So, I am now going to present a scenario in which Chelsea ends up finishing in second, with Spurs claiming the title.

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5 Takeaways from the EPL Weekend

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.

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Should Spurs Opt out of Wembley?

With Tottenham’s new 61,000 seat, $800 million dollar stadium on the way, the club is headed for a big and bright future, in more ways than one. The new stadium will lead to more revenue, and a potential deal to allow the NFL (American football) to host a couple games there is in the works. And while the economic side is looking good, so is the actual football. Spurs have one of the youngest starting lineups in the Premier League, and yet sit in 2nd place in the league. All of this is creating a lot of buzz around the club, and that was just fueled even more when the club recently found out they could play next season’s home fixtures at Wembley’s 90,000 seat-capacity stadium. And yet, Spurs remain indecisive about whether or not to play there. So, why is this? Continue reading Should Spurs Opt out of Wembley?

The Best Chants in British Football

Football fans have a reputation for being extremely devoted to the game. Even when it’s not a rivalry game, fans hold back no emotions. Sometimes that’s shown in violent manners, from getting into fights to throwing things at players. However, sometimes it is displayed through collective chants, where all the fans sing a song in unison. It can be both beautiful and hilarious at times. Here are our top chants in British Football:

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5 Bold Predictions for the Premier League

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

FA Cup Predictions

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

The End of Millwall’s Fairytale

Today League One underdogs Millwall took on Tottenham in the quarter finals of the FA cup. Coming of wins against Watford, Leicester, and other top flight clubs, Millwall was already in the giant-slaying mood. Their upset hopes, however, were put to bed by a Heung-min Son hat trick and overall great performance from Spurs. Although the scored ended up being a 6-0 blowout, there are many things to take away from this. Continue reading The End of Millwall’s Fairytale

EPL Matchweek 27 Preview

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