Why Roberto Firmino’s Movement is so Important for Liverpool

During Liverpool’s recent 2-1 victory over Leicester City, Mohamed Salah stole the headlines by scoring an impressive double. That made him the star of the show, but Roberto Firmino was equally important to the Reds. His ability to operate in the centre-forward position, through the use of some sharp and clever movement, was one of […]

Arsenal Mix the Good with the Bad in Season Opener

The Premier League season opener again illustrated the qualities attached to England’s top-flight. There wasn’t necessarily much in the way of astute defending or tactical nous, but the excitement level was through the roof as Arsenal scored two late goals to claim a 4-3 win over Leicester City. The result left the home fans at […]

Granit Xhaka Shows He’s On The Right Track For Arsenal

Even now, Granit Xhaka is misunderstood on a fairly consistent basis. Observers still insist on comparing him directly to N’Golo Kante and Victor Wanyama, which is unusual given that the Swiss international is a completely different player from the other two. Granted they were all new signings for London clubs at the start of the […]

Leicester City and Riyad Mahrez Show Their Class in UCL Encounter against Atletico

In simple terms, Leicester City’s 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final wasn’t enough for them. That’s because they lost the first leg 1-0, meaning that the Spanish side won 2-1 on aggregate and now progress to the final four of Europe’s biggest club tournament. Yet there was […]

Walker and Rose Key for Tottenham in 1-1 Draw with Leicester City

Tottenham recorded yet another draw over the weekend, this time in their home encounter against Leicester City. It was the club’s fourth stalemate over their past five games, and again, the familiar problem of failing to generate high-quality opportunities in front of goal presented itself. That issue means Spurs haven’t won in any of their […]

A Look at Luan, The Dynamic Gremio Attacker Attracting the Interest of Europe’s Elite

Brazil’s Olympic campaign may have started indifferently, but their two 0-0 draws, against South Africa and Iraq respectively, have done little to dampen the hype surrounding their much-talked-about front three. At the heart of things is Neymar, the Barcelona star who skipped the Copa America in order to play at Rio 2016. Beside him, there […]

Leicester Loanee Andrej Kramaric Reigniting His Club Career with Hoffenheim

When Hoffenheim’s Andrej Kramaric took to the field against Hamburg a couple of weeks ago, he only needed three minutes to showcase his ability. He started off by sprinting in behind, down the left-hand side, to latch onto a pass from teammate Kevin Volland. His quick feet then enabled him to breeze by Emir Spahic, […]

A Look at Danny Drinkwater, Leicester City’s ‘Puppet Master’

After an excellent season with Leicester City, Danny Drinkwater recently found out that England’s manager, Roy Hodgson, had selected him for national team duty. Drinkwater first heard about the call-up during a routine training session at Leicester, and Jamie Vardy, one of his teammates, described that moment. “It’s great news. Danny was over the moon […]