by Nathan
This weekend’s Premier League action was nothing short of a throwback to the days of Peter Crouch’s robot & crunch clashes between Fergie & Benitez. With Defoe, Crouch & Barton all on the scoresheet for their respective teams, football fans across the country could be forgiven for thinking that they’d gone back in time. Barton’s Back With A Bang A mid-table clash between everyone’s sweetheart Southampton and relegation favourites Burnley promised so much, particularly with Turf Moor favourite Jay Rodriguez set to make his first appearance back at his childhood club. In reality what we got was a boring game that didn’t deliver much other than a couple of Tom Heaton saves and a dire attempt at winning in midfield. On comes Joey Barton, after he’d finally worked out how to be a sub, to smash home a free kick for the home side five minutes after his return to the Premier League. It had to be him, didn’t it? Just don't ask him about his betting slips. Pep’s Waves Goodbye To The Title After
by Nathan
A Premier League double bill thanks to the festive fixture pile up saw us see in the new year with a couple of shock results and the league start to take shape ready for the oncoming title race. Chelsea won again and look destined to be Champions whilst United keep winning and sit uncomfortably in sixth. At the bottom, Swansea look as if they’ll be getting a Welsh derby next year and having been stuffed by Burnley, the only way is down for Sunderland. 5. David vs Goliath David Moyes is in the relegation scrap of his li
by Nathan
The penultimate round of fixtures before 2017 gave a few unexpected Christmas presents, none more so than Sam Allardyce’s return to the touchline with Crystal Palace. Chelsea showed that they could do it without Costa & Manchester United racked up another win. At the other end of the table, the bottom three are beginning to be cut adrift, although Leicester’s poor form means that last seasons champions are well and truly into a relegation battle. 5. Pardew Out, Allardyce In A couple of months ago when Sam Allardyce lef
by Nathan
Aside from tonight's Merseyside derby, the final round of fixtures before Christmas are over and done with after a weekend of routine results. With Arsenal faltering against the big guns, City moved up to second and Spurs came creeping up behind. Another Noble penalty saw West Ham climb a little higher and the Swans will be the unlucky team to sit bottom at Christmas. A mixed bag for strikers this weekend saw Ibra hitting a double and Costa continuing to bang them in, but last seasons best two, Kane & Va
by Nathan
A midweek round of Premier League games – surely that’s what December is about? It’s this time of year that titles are decided and with Chelsea being six points clear and never losing grip on the title when they’ve led in December, has the title already been decided? 5. Origi Steps Up Having reached 50 appearances for Liverpool, Divock Origi has seen his time at Anfield drift on by as a wasted opportunity, however with Klopp’s perceived distrust in Daniel Sturbridge’s fitness, he’s finally beginning to s
by Nathan
One week closer to the transfer window and there's definitely room for improvement in the league's leaky defences. 29 goals in 6 games on Saturday set the league table up nicely for the Christmas run in. Swansea managed to climb off the bottom and Chelsea made it 6 in a row in a weekend where goals were at a premium. 5. Swans Take Flight It’s been a long season for Swansea so far being rooted to the foot of the table, a huge win in the relegation six-pointer against Sunderland puts them within a point of safety. Talisman Sigurdsson again came to the rescue with a quickfire goal and assist early in second half whilst Llorente finally began to show his worth to what is a lacklustre team with a finely taken brace. Relegation battle? Game on. 4. No Vardy No Party Having gone 15 Premier League game without a goal, you could be forgiven for thinking that Jamie Vardy and had lost his Red Bull induced wings. A torrential afternoon in Leicester saw last season’s champions romp to a 4-2 win against Pep’s title favourites courtesy of a hat-trick from the man himself. What a difference he makes to a team that so desperately needs its players to step up. They're going to need him against Sevil
by Nathan
Another week in the Premier League and what a weekend it was; thrills, spills and red cards galore! Palace finally got a win and Swansea look down and out after a 5-0 thumping by Tottenham. Every year we talk about title deciders come December and this year it looks as if the title is well on it’s way to London – but to whom? Drop it like it’s hot feat. Loris Karius Oh Liverpool. When things finally start falling into place why do you also implode? A win this weekend would have took the Red’s within a po
by Nathan
A midweek flurry of Champions League action usually brings with it a barrage of complaints of fatigue and fixture congestion. A weekend of results that we all predicted shows that fatigue has nothing to do with it. City & Arsenal won, Sunderland got beat & United stuttered. Business as usual then. 5. Pep & Yaya come together. After a bore draw in Germany midweek, Guardiola continued to eat his words and recalled the mighty Yaya to his starting eleven for a trip to Turf Moor. Whilst the Ivorian didn’t get on the score s
by Nathan
The Premier League was finally back after the dreaded winter international break and with it a few shock results along the way. Aside from Sunderland’s awakening against Hull, a few last-minute bangers stole the show. 5. Spurs stay unbeaten, Kane do
by Abhinav
Paul Pogba, The world's most expensive player has returned home to Manchester United. On a massive deal of £93.2 million, Pogba has become the world's most expensive football player, over taking Gareth Bale by a shy £8 million. Number 1 : Pogba's mo