LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 31: Diego Costa (R) of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team’s fourth goal with his team mate Marcos Alonso (L) during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on December 31, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Why isn’t there a consistent challenger to Chelsea this year?

Ever since Chelsea went on their incredible winning streak, several teams have challenged them for the top of the table. First, it was Manchester City. After they fell away, it was Arsenal. Next, it was Liverpool. Now, Tottenham seem the most likely candidates. This could ultimately change should Liverpool snag points off of Spurs this […]

Will Manchester City finish in the top four?

With the new TV rights, which bring impressive amount of money into the club accounts, specially to Premier League clubs, the English championship have become the main attraction for every football fan. The Premier League is considered by many the most balanced championship and perhaps also the strongest, where the difference between the first and […]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 02: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City gestures prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley at Etihad Stadium on January 2, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Is Pep Guardiola right in conceding the Premier League for Manchester City?

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that his team are out of the Premier League title race following their heavy 4-0 loss to Everton over the weekend. This loss leaves them 10 points behind league leaders Chelsea, and outside of the top four. With 17 games left in the season, catching up to Chelsea […]

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 07: Claudio Ranieri Manager of Leicester City lifts the Premier League Trophy as players celebrate the season champions after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Five predictions for the rest of 2016/17 Premier League season

This Premier League season has already been a bit crazy. With Chelsea going on a 13-game win streak, teams looking like title favorites, only to fall away, and teams that we expected to challenge for Europe (Leicester and West Ham) fighting to avoid relegation. Only a madman would try to predict how the rest of […]

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 02: Referee Mark Clattenburg shows a yellow card to John Mikel Obi of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on May 02, 2016 in London, England.jd (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Can Tottenham derail the Chelsea surge?

Chelsea have won 13 games on the bounce, which is incredible on its own. Tied with the Arsenal “Invincibles,” Chelsea can break a record for most consecutive wins in the Premier League era with a win against Tottenham. With Liverpool dropping points against Sunderland and Manchester City dropping points against Liverpool, Chelsea have a sizable lead over […]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 14: David Silva (R) of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team’s second goal with his team mate Raheem Sterling (L) during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Watford at Etihad Stadium on December 14, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Should David Silva’s actions negated Manchester City’s second goal on Arsenal?

Raheem Sterling’s goal in the 71st minute got Manchester City three vital points in a 2-1 win against Arsenal. The legitimacy of this goal has been questioned over and over again this week, and, though it was declared onside during the game as well as in review, the debate still rages on. Check it out below: So, […]

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 19: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool shows appreciation to the fans after the final whislte during the Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary’s Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Is parking the bus the best way to take on Liverpool?

This past weekend, Liverpool dominated Southampton. With 65% of the possession and 15 total shots, Liverpool pressed against Southampton in a way that lead former Bayern Munich midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg to declare that Liverpool was the best he has ever faced. And yet, despite all of that, the score ended 0-0 and the two teams […]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 02: Ander Herrera of Manchester United (L) speaks to Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United (C) after the final whistle during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 2, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Is a win against Arsenal essential for Manchester United?

Manchester United’s fortunes have swung wildly this season. At the beginning of the season, it looked like they would be among those challenging for the title. That collapsed a bit after their form turned sour following their defeat to Manchester United. Then things began to stabilize before destabilizing once again. Now, they sit in 6th […]

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 31: Wayne Routledge (15), Gylfi Sigurdsson (23) and Jack Cork of Swansea City (24) look dejected in defeat after the Premier League match between Stoke City and Swansea City at Bet365 Stadium on October 31, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Is Swansea doomed to relegation?

It is fair to say that Swansea are on a really, really bad run of form right now. In several games, they’ve played fine, but ultimately capitulated in a painful display of bad luck and motivational issues. While they may not be playing as bad as Sunderland right now, they are tied on points and […]

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 05: Diego Costa of Chelsea (R) celebrates scoring his sides third goal with Gary Cahill of Chelsea (L) during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on November 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

What’s the deal with Chelsea’s run of form lately?

Chelsea have made an explosive return to form in recent weeks after an indifferent start to life under Antonio Conte. Since the beginning of October, Chelsea haven’t allowed a goal in the league, while scoring 16. What could possibly have turned them around so dramatically? Could it be the teams that they have played in this […]

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – OCTOBER 11: Jan Oblak of Slovenia dives for the ball under pressure from Daniel Sturridge of England during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Group F match between Slovenia and England at Stadion Stozice on October 11, 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Are international breaks good for anyone?

We have finally moved past the international breaks for at least a few weeks. Let us rejoice for the time being. In all seriousness, with club soccer starting back up, we have to ask: Does the international break benefit anyone in club soccer? For teams doing well, you could argue that it gives them a […]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 17: Match day scarves are sold outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The key factors for victory in Liverpool-Manchester United

Today’s Liverpool-Manchester derby is not only a big game, in comparison to most games in the league. It is a huge game for two giants of English soccer. A win is vital for both team, especially in terms of the media narrative that will follow the game. Looking ahead to the derby, what are the […]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 22: The match day scarf is displayed on a merchandise stall prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 22, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Liverpool vs. Manchester United: A narrative maker

The upcoming Liverpool-Manchester United derby match is big this year. Way bigger than previous years. Why is that? This match comes at the perfect time to create a narrative for both teams. We are seven games into the season now. After this match, we will be 21% of the way through the season. We’re right […]

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 21: Mark Hughes, manager of Stoke City looks on during the EFL Cup Third Round match between Stoke City and Hull City at the Bet365 Stadium on September 21, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Are Stoke shock relegation contenders this year?

After five games, Stoke sit in last place. They have been unfathomably bad in their matches thus far and have a goal differential of -11. Worst of all, some of the opponents they have gone up against are ones they should have beaten. The points dropped against the likes of Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace, and Hull […]

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Sadio Mane of Liverpool and team mates celebrate his goal with Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Is it time for Liverpool to be taken seriously in the Premier League?

This Premier League season has been filled with drama and excitement already. One team that has had the most impressive start of the season is Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Many have said that this year is a bit too soon for them, that they simply don’t have the fire power and defensive steel to compete with […]