Category Archives: Premier League

Can West Ham’s players save Slaven Bilic?

Leicester sprang a mild surprise this week when they made Craig Shakespeare the second managerial casualty of the season. After another game in which the 2016 champions failed to win - rescuing a point against West Brom only in the last ten minutes - the club’s owners invited Shakespeare to clear his desk; the only consolation being that his eight-match stint as permanent boss was barely long enough to clutter it very much. After this week’s events in the East…
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Chelsea start the weekend’s Premier League action – anything other than a win not acceptable

Chelsea’s season sits at a crossroads ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Watford, as the English champions need to start to show the menacing form of last term or risk being left behind in the race for silverware. The Stamford Bridge outfit were unplayable at times in 2016-17 and worthy winners of the title, but the start of this campaign has sparked questions over whether Antonio Conte’s men have the required quality to retain their crown. Both of…
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Sports betting moguls: are Premier League football club owners in an offside position?

The world was running on high stakes in 2014. Among the main headlines, such as “Russia Annexes Crimea” and “Ebola Strikes West Africa”, a governmental clampdown on the gambling sector in the UK was sending a ripple of discontent through the ranks of the top eight tiers of the football English league. (more…)
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The most expensive 11 Premier League transfers in summer 2017

English Premier League clubs finished their transfer spending on August 31st, resulting in the end of another hectic summer transfer window that saw top flight clubs shelling out almost £1.4bn on new talent. Some £210m of which was spent on deadline day, smashing the previous record for transfer fees spent on deadline day by £55m. (more…)
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Will Everton’s signings spring them into top four?

Everton have made a number of significant moves in the transfer market this summer in their bid to break into the top four of the Premier League. The Toffees have invested almost £100 million over the course of the summer to land some of the most talented young players in England. Source: GoldenVision90 via Twitter Romelu Lukaku is poised to leave the club, with his sale to Manchester United expected to cover the vast expenditure of the Merseysiders. Ronald Koeman's…
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Six contenders, one trophy: who will win the Premier League title next season?

Chelsea were the strongest team in England’s top flight by some way last season and nobody can argue with that. Antonio Conte’s men deserved to lift the Premier League title after a very impressive campaign and the Blues will be quietly confident of defending their crown in the 2017/18 season. Source: Premier League via Facebook However, it could be very different this time around. England’s elite clubs, including both Manchester sides, are likely to spend big in the transfer window…
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Premier League Week 38 in review

Welcome to our review of some of the leading stats and facts from the final round of Premier League games in 2016-17. Arsenal game out on the wrong end of this season’s subdued final day drama as they finished outside the top four in the Premier League for the first time since 1995-96, so for the first time under manager Arsène Wenger. It meant they failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time since the 1999-2000…
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