English Premier League

Diego Costa: The Man to Solve Chelsea's Striker Nightmare

Jamie Currie | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Currie

Can Diego Costa buck the trend of failing Chelsea strikers? He can, he is a Mourinho-type player and able to spearhead the Blues' attack next season. He will give them the physical presence they have been sadly lacking since Drogba's departure.

Bringing Sexy Back

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Sport
Rohan Banerjee

There's a risk associated with playing a certain style of football or with only certain players, and it is one which West Ham fans must note. It would take several transfer windows, not one, to transform West Ham... West Ham can't afford the drama of the drop or to risk restarting their current project under new management.

Team Focus: Teams Must Resist Dominating Van Gaal's Manchester United Next Season

Ben McAleer | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

While Van Gaal tends to do well when he takes over at a new club, teams found a way to counter his system at the World Cup. Provided United do not lure the opposition into a false sense of security in matches next season, the Dutch tactician may have to endure a rocky start in Manchester when the campaign kicks off next month before finding his feet in England.

Not Every 'Scandal' Should Lead to Resignation

Gavin Megaw | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Sport
Gavin Megaw

This is undoubtedly a headache to the Premier League, for club owners, and those who sit around the table once a fortnight. But they should think about what they are risking if they let Scudamore go. He has performed miracles at the Premier League, while continuing to support the rest of the game. To lose him from football would be a real scandal.

Gus Poyet - The South American With an English Heart

Tony Jimenez | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

t's an oft-used cliché, but, with an exciting and honest style of play, Gus is one of football's good guys - and will become an even more desirable commodity in world football. What odds on him one day representing England himself? It can surely only be a matter of time before the bigger clubs - or indeed the national team - come calling.

League Focus: The Battle to Avoid Relegation in the Premier League

Ben McAleer | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The Premier League title race took another twist at the weekend, but a win for table footers Fulham closed the gap between themselves and 14th placed Swansea. Just five points separate seven teams at the bottom of England's top tier, with the battle to stave off relegation expected to go down to the wire.

Comparing Southampton's Right-Backs

Ben McAleer | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Southampton, it can be argued, boast the best young left-back in the Premier League in Luke Shaw. The teenager has emerged as one of the finest in his position following Saints' return to England's top tier, making the starting spot in the XI his own after the south coast side failed to secure the signature of Alexander Büttner last summer.

Are Manchester City Still Favourites for This Season's Premier League Crown?

Joe Cooper | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

Despite the fact that there is increased uncertainty over which side will be top of the Premier League pile after 38 games have been played, an almost unanimous favourite has emerged - Manchester City. The reasons for this are clear...

King Wayne and the Manchester United Jesters

Andy Muirhead | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Sport
Andy Muirhead

David Moyes, Ed Woodward and Manchester United have shown who is boss and his name is Wayne Rooney. Days after the signing of Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata for £37.1 million, striker Wayne Rooney is once again in talks with the Old Trafford hierarchy to extend his current deal which ends in 18 months time.

Arsenal's Potential Striker Signings Analysed

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

It speaks volumes about the strength of Arsenal's midfield that recent injuries to Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey have not been enough to generate much in the way of serious transfer speculation regarding replacement midfielders. Widespread rumours have continued, though, surrounding the lack of depth in the Gunners' striker department...

Lucas Crucial to Liverpool's Title Aspirations

Ben McAleer | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

In the 51st minute of Liverpool's pulsating 5-3 win over Stoke at the weekend, Steven Gerrard stepped up to the penalty spot with the opportunity to put the Reds back in front. The Potters had pegged the Merseysiders back from 2-0 down courtesy of a Peter Crouch header- Stoke's first headed goal of the season - and a long distance Charlie Adam strike.

Analysing Manchester City's Left-Backs

Ben McAleer | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

While Costel Pantilimon didn't necessarily underperform during his spell in between the sticks, it was little surprise to see Hart reinstated after the Romanian shipped three during City's win over Arsenal. Yet, with the focus on the goalkeeping situation at the Etihad, much of the shine was taken off who should be the starting left-back for the one-time Premier League champions

Danny Welbeck Excelling as United's Main Striker

Ben McAleer | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

In the absence of Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck has been charged with leading the Manchester United attack. The England international has been forced to deal with his doubters in the past, but he's been a leading light for the Premier League champions of late.

Premier League Clubs Who Need to Do Business in the January Transfer Window

Antony Moule | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Sport
Antony Moule

For some clubs, the frenzied start to 2014 may simply pass them by, but there are clubs that will most definitely use the transfer window to import fresh talent and export stale players.

Sunderland: More Than a Club

Kevin Blundell | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Blundell

When Sunderland parted company with Paolo Di Canio on Sunday, many cited the Italian's style of management for his dismissal - falling out with big characters in the dressing room as well as publicly denouncing his players... a filthy cloud lurks above Sunderland as a club and how they are run above management level.

Match Of The Day Is Broken, and It's in Desperate Need of Being Fixed

Raj Bains | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Sport
Raj Bains

The likes of Alan Shearer, Alan Hanson, Mark Lawrenson, Garth Crooks and Martin Keown do little to help the dwindling cause, providing about as much entertaining and well balanced analysis as you'd expect from a John Terry lecture in to the merits of celibacy.

The Watford Experiment is Paying Dividends, But is It Sustainable?

Alex Ward | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Ward

In the face of these apocalyptic predictions, Watford have flourished from mid-table mediocrity to a club skyrocketing toward the top-flight. And with such ascendancy, the benefits of the Pozzo empire have come sharp into focus.

Spurs Beat Arsenal To Go 7 Points Clear Of North London Rivals (PICTURES)

Elliot Wagland | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Sport

Tottenham beat Arsenal yesterday in a three goal thriller at White Hart Lane. Spurs came out on top in the North London derby as they replicated last ...

Transfer Deadline Day: Five Reasons Why Queens Park Rangers Can Escape Relegation

Archie Thomas | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Sport
Archie Thomas

While there's no denying that the R's are peppering precariously around the relegation trapdoor, there are some rock-solid reasons QPR can escape the dreaded drop.

The Hoopla About Hooper

Ally Livingston | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ally Livingston

The stats are impressive but much of the transfer hype is based around a striker who is able to do a lot more than just score goals. He is excellent at holding the ball up, linking with other players and positioning himself during counter-attacks.

A Harsh Lesson for Vincent Kompany

Kevin Graham | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Graham

Kompany's a great leader and example to others, and I'm sure is professional enough to look at the footage again and realise he can do better next time.

Roman Abramovich's Lust

Kevin Blundell | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Blundell

Abramovich, like many others, has been fooled by the word of the week: 'philosophy.'

Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle: Goals Galore But Wenger Now Has a Striker Dilemma

Abhinav Kini | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Sport
Abhinav Kini

There seemed to be a need for a striker at Arsenal and with rumours of Demba Ba signing for us very soon - which maybe true or false - this game may have changed Wenger's mind with regard to the striker's department.

Arda Turan and Theo Walcott - Complimenting or Replacing?

Abhinav Kini | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Sport
Abhinav Kini

Whatever happens, we are in store for one of the most important and exciting January transfer windows in Arsenal history. Let's hope it has an even bigger magnitude than the 2009 winter window where a certain Andrei Arshavin was signed on deadline day.

Three League Wins In A Row - Crisis For Third-Placed Arsenal?

Abhinav Kini | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Sport
Abhinav Kini

From what seemed to be a crisis (according to the negative fans and media) - quite frankly doesn't seem like one anymore (if it was one in the first place.) If anything, the season is well and truly bright and hopefully 2013 sees us get something more than a top four finish.