Five subs rule should be tweaked and kept next season

The final rule would be something like this: If a player was developed in a club’s academy, is under the age of 23 and has played less than 38 games for the first team in all official competitions, the player would be eligible for one of the two under-23 substitute places on the bench. Then, during any game a manager has the right to five substitutions, as long as the players used in two of these substitutions fit the aforedescribed criteria. Continue reading Five subs rule should be tweaked and kept next season

Manchester Derby Combined XI

What would a Manchester derby combined team look like? For the goalkeeping position, apart from a small blip last year, David De Gea has consistently been one of the EPL’s best goalkeepers for the last decade. He makes the draft ahead of Ederson or Bravo. Manchester City have an amazing squad depth and yet the absence of Aymeric Laporte has been painfully felt by the … Continue reading Manchester Derby Combined XI

EPL Game Week 12 Report: Liverpool, Leicester and Chelsea in pole position

Liverpool beat title rivals Manchester City 3-1 today, keeping Pep’s men at bay and opening a 9 point gap between the two teams. Leicester City and Chelsea continued their good form and are second and third respectively. Leicester’s good fortune came at the expense of Arsenal who lost again, while Spurs drew. Manchester United managed to score three and beat Brighton, a rarity in the … Continue reading EPL Game Week 12 Report: Liverpool, Leicester and Chelsea in pole position

Manchester City are Champions!

Manchester City are setting new standards in terms of the number of points required to win the Premier League. They did it with 100 points last season and now they have won a second consecutive title under Pep Guardiola with a whopping 98 points. Kudos to Liverpool FC, who took the title challenge right to the last game week and who were unfortunate to end … Continue reading Manchester City are Champions!

Jurgen Klopp and the Curse of the Runner Up

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been brilliant this season, impressing both in England and on the European stage. Even with a world class level of performance throughout this season, Liverpool might have nothing to show for it ultimately. The reason: Barcelona and Messi, Manchester City and their pile of cash. Klopp might yet again end up as the manager who dazzles but too often ends up … Continue reading Jurgen Klopp and the Curse of the Runner Up

City’s Favorable Cup Draws

We are now only a couple of months before the end of the 2018-2019 season and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City can still win the quadruple. The Citizens have already bagged the Carabao Cup at the expense of Chelsea and are still in contention in the FA Cup, Champions League and English Premier League. While Manchester City have been brilliant and playing like champions this season, … Continue reading City’s Favorable Cup Draws