Expectation vs Achievement – Loftus-Cheek vs Alli

The wonderkid, an embodiment of hope and excitement. Every club has a young talent, through which many a fan live their hopes and dreams vicariously through. Every so often a young player bursts onto the scene standing above his contemporaries, think ex-Monaco hotshot Kylian Mbappé, Marcus Rashford’s dream emergence before him and the original wonderkid …

The Rise of John Stones

Even before John Stones’ record breaking 47 million pound move to Manchester City in the summer of 2016, there has always been resistance to the former Everton players unique style of defending. The young centre-back defied the media-imposed stereotype of what an English defender could and should do on the football pitch.   Under former …

Chelsea V Manchester City

6 games into the 2017/18 season Antonio Conte’s Chelsea faced off against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side. Chelsea came into the game as favourites after a dominating European performance away at the Wanda Metropolitano, whilst City were 14 games unbeaten in the league since none other than Chelsea inflicted defeat at Stamford Bridge earlier in …

Has No Europe Aided Liverpool’s Title Challenge?

This season a never ending conversation over whether not playing Champions League football has aided Liverpool’s Premier League title challenge, and whether they would actually be top of the League had they been in European competition has been a much spoke about topic by football fans. Of course it is all hypothetical and no certain …