What a season for Chris Wilder’s Blades

I don’t think I was alone in thinking that Sheffield United would struggle in their first season back in the Premier League (PL). I believed The Blades were set to endure a very tough relegation battle, ultimately ending with the Steel City side dropping back to the Championship. How wrong I was.

Chris Wilder’s side has been the surprise package of the 2019/20 campaign to-date. Not even the most optimistic Blades fan would have dared to believe this team could be as high as sixth in the table at this stage.

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Premier League lineups – the likely starting elevens for all teams this weekend

Here’s a quick look at all the upcoming games and the predicted lineups for each team, to help you with your EPL fantasy picks.

Watford Vs Spurs

Watford XI: Foster, Mariappa, Dawson, Cathcart, Masina, Chalobah, Capoue, Sarr, Doucoure, Deulofeu, Deeney

Spurs XI: Gazzaniga, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Tanganga, Aurier, Alli, Winks, Lo Celso, Sessegnon, Moura, Son Continue reading

Can Leicester City finish above Manchester City this season?

Just last month, all the focus seemed to be on whether Leicester and Manchester City could hang onto the coattails of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the title race.

Fast forward to the present day and it seems much has changed. Thanks to a Boxing Day defeat at home to Liverpool – and the manner of how The Reds dominated in that 4-0 thrashing – The Foxes’ focus now must be on keeping their place in the Premier League’s top four.

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Premier League lineups – will this be how the top teams line out this weekend?

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Here’s a quick look at all the upcoming games and the predicted lineups for each team, to help you with your EPL fantasy picks.

Sheffield United Vs West Ham United

Sheffield United XI: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, McGoldrick, Mousset

West Ham XI: Fabianksi, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Balbuena, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Rice, Noble, Fornals, Anderson, Haller Continue reading

New Year 2012: A weekend of shocks in the Premier League

There must have been something in the air over New Year’s weekend in 2011/12, with the four teams occupying the Champions League qualification spots all failing to emerge victorious in the Premier League. Yet whereas third-placed Tottenham Hotspur at least managed a draw against Swansea City, each of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City were unable to even pick up a point…

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Christmas Cracker: Remembering Chelsea 4-4 Aston Villa, the best Boxing Day game ever

Boxing Day is a time for leftover turkey, sales at the shops and wild football matches. The wacky round of post-Christmas fixtures in 1963 has gone down in legend, with the division’s 20 teams sharing an astonishing 66 goals – a ludicrous tally which led to much questioning about just how many pigs in blankets the league’s defenders had demolished the day before.

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Predicting this week’s EPL starting lineups – Liverpool must rotate again

Here’s a quick look at all the games this weekend and the predicted lineups for each team, to help you with your EPL fantasy picks.

Liverpool Vs Watford

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Watford XI: Foster, Femenia, Kabasele, Cathcart, Masina, Capoue, Doucoure, Sarr, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney Continue reading

Premier League predicted lineups for this weekend

Here’s a quick look at all the upcoming games and the predicted lineups for each team, to help you with your EPL fantasy picks.

Everton Vs Chelsea

Everton XI: Pickford, Sidibe, Mina, Keane, Digne, Davies, Schneiderlin, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin

Chelsea XI: Kepa, James, Azpilicueta, Tomori, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pulisic, Abraham, Mount Continue reading

Will Mourinho be ‘found out’ at Spurs?

On Wednesday night, Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford – the place where he was, rightly, last dismissed from a job.

The self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ (although it was 2004 when he uttered that term, so maybe he gets a pass on that now?) is now the manager of north London club, Tottenham Hotspur.

In recent years, Spurs had been punching well above their weight thanks to Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine had endured a transfer-less summer window in 2018 to then Continue reading

Premier League predictions – Arsenal to bounce back but United’s troubles to continue

It’s time for a look at this weekend’s action in English football’s top flight.

Check out all of our match previews below.

Newcastle United Vs Manchester City

Key men: Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United); Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

Prediction: Newcastle United 1 – 3 Manchester City Continue reading