Game Focus #2: Liverpool vs Arsenal

Game Focus #2: Liverpool vs Arsenal

After suffering defeat at the hands of arch rivals Manchester United on Sunday, further pressure was mounted onto the shoulders of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. This was followed on Wednesday with what appeared a tricky quarter-final tie away to high flying Championship side Bournemouth in the League Cup. The Reds comfortably won 3-1 making their way into the Semi-finals to face Chelsea. This weekend Liverpool meet an Arsenal side who are experiencing an inconsistent run…

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Player Focus #12: Juan Mata Outperforming Eden Hazard Since January Switch

Player Focus #12: Juan Mata Outperforming Eden Hazard Since January Switch

Here are some stats that may have you questioning why Chelsea decided to sell Juan Mata. It may come as a surprise but Mata’s productivity since joining Manchester United has actually exceeded Chelsea golden boy Eden Hazard in the same spell. Opta powered fantasy football game Oulala have collated each of the player’s Premier League stats since Mata’s £37.1m transfer in January from Chelsea to Manchester United and they make for some interesting reading. On…

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Player Focus #11: Premier League Legend Thierry Henry Retires

Player Focus #11: Premier League Legend Thierry Henry Retires

Premier League legend Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from football at the age of 37 after 20 years at the top of the game. Henry began his career at French club AS Monaco under the guidance of Arsene Wenger where he formed a strong partnership with David Trezeguet. In 1997 the striker was named Young Player of the Year. During his five seasons at Monaco Henry scored 28 goals in 141 appearances. In 1999,…

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Game Focus #1: PSG vs Chelsea

Game Focus #1: PSG vs Chelsea

Monday’s Champions League last 16 draw in Nyon, Switzerland saw Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea as the first two clubs drawn. This will be the second successive match-up between the two teams after last season’s epic quarter-final battle. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho singled out Paris before the draw as his preferred opponent. Mourinho wanted his players motivated by facing a good team early on and also noted that the travel arrangements would benefit the fans if…

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Player Focus #10: On fire Robin van Persie looks to compound more misery onto Liverpool

Player Focus #10: On fire Robin van Persie looks to compound more misery onto Liverpool

This week Robin van Persie fired a warning to rivals Liverpool ahead of Sunday’s showdown saying he is now hitting top form ahead of the Reds visit to Old Trafford and the stats fully support his claim. After Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal openly criticised the striker, van Persie has since scored three goals in his last three games. On the back of his excellent brace away to Southampton it appears he is back…

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