There has been plenty of talk of Liverpool ‘bottling’ this title race, largely from those who wish ill upon them. But we can put that to one side for now. Facing Chelsea at Anfield, five years after Steven Gerrard’s fateful slip and on the eve of the 30th anniversary of Hillsborough, created a pressure that would make many teams crumble. But not them.
Mon, 15 Apr, 2019
David Silva may have lost some of the headline space hoovered up by the likes of Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne this season but in the 83rd minute of this largely uninspiring victory, he showed why he is arguably still the man who makes Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City tick.
Mon, 04 Dec, 2017
After the unwelcome lull of the international break, games are coming thick and fast again as Fantasy Premier League managers brace themselves for three rounds of fixtures in the space of just 10 days.
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017
Now that the dust has settled on the Christmas fixture schedule, it’s time for Fantasy League managers to catch our breath and take a look at the lessons we’ve learned so far.
Fri, 06 Jan, 2017
Mon, 12 Dec, 2016
If these are the first, stuttering steps of Manchester City’s new era under Pep Guardiola — and make no mistake, there are still deep flaws in his team as his own touchline antics will testify — then the rest of the Premier League could be in trouble when, and if, the manager ever gets his team playing the way he wants.
Mon, 29 Aug, 2016
New season, same story. Diego Costa scored a late, late winner to get Antonio Conte’s reign off to a winning start, but controversy swirled round Stamford Bridge with unhappy West Ham supporters and staff claiming the Spain striker should have been sent off long before he put the ball into the net.
Tue, 16 Aug, 2016
A night that began with the Manchester United players sheltering on the floor of the team bus as the vehicle was attacked by bottles and other missiles on its way to the Boleyn Ground ended with Louis Van Gaal’s side crestfallen at having lost control of the race to finish fourth.
Wed, 11 May, 2016
Arsene Wenger called his players naïve for the way they defended against West Ham’s hat-trick hero Andy Carroll, but maybe the Arsenal manager will also be questioning his own approach to the last London derby to be played at Upton Park.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2016
The question whether Tottenham Hotspur have the character and resilience to succeed in their Premier League title ambitions remains unanswered. Presented with the opportunity to move to the head of the table, Mauricio Pochettino’s side fell short, producing an unconvincing display when it mattered most to revive doubts about the credibility of their challenge.
Thu, 03 Mar, 2016