1. How COVID-19 is Impacting the Premier League

    In 2020 the world of football has been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and the restrictions governments have in place. Within this blog post we are going to look into how the Premier League teams, players and fans have been impacted by the restrictions in place. And will also investigate how these changes have impacted the performance of the squads by comparing their season-to-season stats.

    Changes to Scheduling and Spectators

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    The Premier League has seen two seasons in total impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions which lead to an alteration in scheduling as well as spectators. In this section of the article, we are going to look into how these two important elements of the football season have been adjusted accordingly.

    In March 2020 England went into a full lockdown which saw a stay-at-home order in place. This was constantly extended

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  2. Two Weeks in, How is the Premier League Shaping up so Far?

    Watched by thousands, the Premier League matches are one of the most popular soccer tournaments to view across the globe and loved by many. This is mainly down to the success of the players and the rivalry and competitiveness between the clubs when they take to the pitch. And despite this, they still show great sportsmanship when playing with other teams throughout the games.

    At the moment we are only two weeks into the games, and we are already glued to our screens on the edge of our seats. Within this article we are going to review the current performance of all teams and players along with taking a brief look how the newly promoting clubs are coping in the top flight league.

    Impressive Match Results

    Our of the number of games played so far there are a few that stand out the most when it comes to how the scores ended up. The first one was seen on the 11th August where Chelsea beat Huddersfield with a fantastic effort of 3-0. And we can also see that

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  3. Looking Ahead to the 2018/19 Premier League Season

    The Premier League in the UK is one of the most anticipated sporting events on the calendar. And this is only the beginning, teams are starting to release their sportswear ranges, the transfer window is wide open and fans love it so far. 

    Now they have unveiled the fixtures of the Premier League for 2018/19. After reviewing their current schedule, we thought we would put together this article to discuss the low down on the preparations for 2018/19 and what we could expect. Here we will cover topics such as the fixtures themselves, inform you of notable matches and last but not least, introduce the three new teams who were promoted.



    Taking on the reigning champions, Arsenal is against Manchester City on the first day of fixtures that take place on the 11thAugust. However, Arsenal has the home advantage as the game takes place at Emirates Stadium. This may make things more intimidating for the previous winners

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  4. Sandro Ramirez Has the Potential to be Great, but has had a Difficult Start at Everton.

    16th October 2017. By Edward Stratmann.
    Having spent nearly £140 million acquiring new players in the summer, Everton went into the new season full of optimism, and even had one eye on maybe challenging for a coveted top four spot.

    Recording two wins from their eight Premier League games certainly wasn't the start they'd hoped for, as the Toffees are currently sitting just three points above the relegation zone. Moreover, their horror form has disappointingly carried over into their Europa League adventure, where they currently occupy last spot in a tough group featuring Atalanta, Lyon and Apollon Limassol.

    A combination of reasons as to why they've began so poorly, from Ronald Koeman's decision making, to their new signings so far struggling to adjust and the departure of star striker Romelu Lukaka, can all be seen as valid explanations behind this early

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  5. Morgen Schneiderin: A New Beginning At Everton

    18th January 2017. By Ryan Baldi.
    In his 25 minute cameo appearance on his Everton debut on Saturday, Morgan Schneiderlin racked up more Premier League game time than he had been afforded in the last six months at Old Trafford.

    The 27-year-old Frenchman joined the Toffees from Manchester United last week in a deal worth £20 million - potentially rising to £24 million if conditional bonuses are triggered - putting an end to a forgettable 18 months with the 20-time champions.

    The move to Merseyside represents a new beginning for Schneiderlin, a chance to reignite a once promising career which had stagnated, treading water at both club and international level.

    His £25 million move to United in the summer of 2015 was supposed to mark his arrival at the summit of English football. The Red Devils were hardly the force they had been under Sir Alex Fe

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  6. Ross Barkley Needs to Find Consistency to Propel His Career Forward

    7th October 2016. By Edward Stratmann.
    Having made a solid start to the season, which saw him score in Everton's Premier League opener against Tottenham and supply an assist against West Bromwich Albion, Ross Barkley then suffered a disappointing dip in form.

    Being taken off at halftime by Ronald Koeman in the Toffees' win over Sunderland summed up his manager's frustration with his star pupil. "There was a reason to change Ross at half-time because he did not play well, he lost many balls and players of that quality can't lose those kinds of balls," Koeman moaned.

    "Ross needs to be the key player between defenders and strikers. You look at his qualities and his position is to create. In all aspects he needs to improve but he is still a young player, no question."

    The Dutchman then went onto criticise Barkley for his lack of contribution

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  7. Idrissa Gueye and Everton: A Match Made in Heaven?

    12th September 2016. By Edward Stratmann.
    Everton's astute signing of Idrissa Gueye from Aston Villa for just £7.1 million, having activated his release clause, has undoubtedly been one of the signings of the season so far.

    Although Aston Villa suffered the indignity of relegation, Gueye emerged as one of the Claret and Blue Army's shining lights in their season of darkness, with his reputation well and truly in tact. Joining Everton certainly served as a brilliant reward for all his tireless, battling work for Villa.

    By the numbers, the former Lille man was exceptional last term. He successfully completed 4.1 tackles per game and a vital four interceptions pg, which remarkably placed him second in the league behind only N'Golo Kante in both metrics (as per Whoscored). Moreover, the fact he won over 53% of his aerial duels, completed 1869 passes at an impressive 85.6% completion rate and ran over 10kms a game suitably amplified his tremendous contribution.


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  8. Three suggestions for the next Everton manager

    13th May 2016. By Ryan Baldi
    Upon his appointment as Everton manager in the summer of 2013, Roberto Martínez brought hope of a new era at Goodison Park. An era of free-flowing, attacking football. David Moyes had departed to join Manchester United, and Martínez was ready to throw out his predecessor's defence-first manual, in favour of expression and entertainment.

    And maybe even some silverware. Martínez had, after all, guided relegated Wigan Athletic to an unlikely FA Cup triumph the previous season. Could an end to the Toffees' trophy drought be on the horizon?

    Not quite. Having finished fifth in the Premier League on an impressive 72 points after his first season in charge, Everton regressed to eleventh last term, accumulating only 47 points. This season has been no better, and the powers that be have decided to part ways with the Spanish tactician.

    Everton fans had grown progressively frustrated with their side's underachievement despite having, in ma

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  9. 2015/16 FA Cup Semi-Final Analysis and Final Predictions

    26th April 2016.
    To say that it's been an odd year in the FA Cup would be an understatement. Last year, after heavyweight clubs like Manchester City, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur were all eliminated in the round of 32, pundits labeled the tournament as one of the most wide-open in FA Cup history. Still, despite all of the ado about underdogs and upsets, Arsenal still defended their 2013/14 title to clinch the FA Cup trophy for the 12th time.

    The 2015/16 FA Cup has taken almost the direct opposite narrative. Early rounds made it look as if the Premier League's top clubs would dominate the tournament. Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal all made it to the quarterfinals, with none of them pitted against one another. It was almost an unspoken agreement that all three clubs would make it to the semi-finals. As it turned out, only one of them did.

    Quarterfinal Surprises

    Indeed, where last year's

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  10. PFA Player of the Year 2016 Contenders

    By Greg Lea.
    In an ideal world, the vote for the PFA Player of the Year would not take place until after the denouement of the season, when the full fixture list has been fulfilled and the team honours handed out. The current arrangement means ballots have probably already been completed, however: in recent years, players have had to submit their votes by mid-March, when there is usually around a quarter of the campaign remaining.

    Given that the voting is likely to have already taken place, then, here are the likely contenders for the 2015/16 PFA Player of the Year crown:

    Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City

    With 16 strikes and 11 assists to his name, Mahrez has been directly involved in more goals than anyone else in the Premier League. The Algeria international is Leicester's primary creative force, with his direct dribbling, fine footwork and much-improved end product causing problems for almost every defender he has

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