Tottenham Hotspur entertain Liverpool at White Hart Lane in a game which could see Brendan Rodgers’ side close the gap on league leaders Arsenal to just two points. The Gunners suffered a heavy 3-6 defeat away against Manchester City on Saturday which allowed Chelsea to reduce the margin at the top to two points. The Premier League is well and truly wide-open, and to reaffirm that fact – Tottenham know a victory today can bring them level with their opponents on 30 points.
Andre Villas-Boas knows that in order to stand any chance of winning the game, Spurs will have Continue reading »
When the Premier League creeps closer to the month of December fans of the most entertaining league in the world can usually grasp an idea of the likely relegation candidates. Last season Queens Park Rangers gave the impression of a relegated side from the minute the Premier League began – in fact I favoured such a possibility during the summer when their recruitment went into overdrive, an article that didn’t go down too well with the QPR faithful!
Sometimes the majority of EPL fans can see a side that is clearly not cut out for the standard of the Continue reading »
Many fans and pundits alike have questioned the Gunners ability to win the Barclays Premier League this season, and perhaps rightly so with Arsenal having not won the league since 2004.
However, the facts and figures suggest that this season, Wenger will lead his side to a successful league campaign, which should see them become Champions for the first time since the time of the ‘Invincibles’.
As you will all know, Arsenal currently sit atop of the league table with 25 points from their first 11 games with the closest team to them being Liverpool who they dispatched Continue reading »
Thiago Alcantara seems to be the man on the lips of every Manchester United fan out there. His vision, passing range, general composure on the ball would give the Red Devils an overdue holding midfielder. He would be the signing to well and truly stamp David Moyes’ authority on the team. Having just recently won the U21 European Championship with Spain (he scored a hattrick in the final against Italy) Thiago seems primed for a career defining decision. His rather dubious transfer clause at the Nou Camp means the technically gifted Spaniard can leave for another team for a very reasonable Continue reading »
It was almost written in the script that Bayern would avenge the memories of last year’s defeat to Chelsea in suiting fashion. A certain Arjen Robben obliged when – with one minute left on the clock – the Dutchman weaved his way into the Dotmund box before nudging the ball beyond a despairing Weidenfeller to finally capture the Champions League trophy for the Bavarian outfit. However, their victory was nothing near a classic, or even in any way convincing. In the first half Borussia could have been heading into half-time with a 3-1 lead only for some fine keeping from Manuel Neuer.
Barcelona may well have the league title wrapped up in cotton wool, but their Champions League hopes hang by a thread following a 2-0 defeat away at AC Milan a week ago. The Italians head into the return leg next week with an unlikely two goal advantage, and will hoping to see out a Barcelona onslaught at the Nou Camp in under a weeks time. A lot of people claim that the Barcelona of 2012/13 are not quite as good as their team the year previous but the performances of Lionel Messi have been nothing short of majestic, notching up 39 goals in the La Liga alone, with a real chance of hitting the Continue reading »