- January 08, 2021
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
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
- August 21, 2018
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
- May 25, 2018
With the Premier League 2017-18 season finally completed, it is now crystal clear on who will be playing in the top-flight of English football for another campaign and which three unfortunate sides have been relegated to the Championship. Having only won six games throughout the term, West Brom’s drop to the Championship was official when Southampton beat Swansea City a couple of days before the final league fixture.
Both Stoke City and Swansea City ended the season in the bottom-three as their form during the season was very inconsistent and unconvincing compared to the other teams just above them. Also, the two clubs had conceded quite a large number of goals and simply could not pick up enough points in the home games.
Overall, the clubs in the top half of the table will have already analysed and recognised who are the key assets for the teams at the bottom and they will aggressively aim to take their important prizes away from them. If this was to end
- September 01, 2017
1st September 2017. By Edward Stratmann.
Although Mario Lemina is just two games into his Premier League adventure with Southampton, the early signs are promising that the versatile midfielder will be a fine asset for Mauricio Pellegrino's side.
After two seasons with Italian powerhouse, Juventus, Lemina arrived with the invaluable experience of having been a part of a wildly dominant team, who won two Serie A titles and two Coppa Italias during his time under the tactical genius of Massimiliano Allegri. Moreover, coming on as a second half substitute for the Bianconeri in their heartbreaking Champions League final loss to Real Madrid last term shows how highly rated he was by his former side.
Desperate to be an undisputed starter, Lemina knew making the tough choice to leave Juventus would be his best bet in order to achieve his aim. Moving
- July 14, 2017
14th July 2017. By Edward Stratmann.
Having guided newly promoted Alaves to a remarkable ninth place finish in La Liga and reached the Copa del Rey final last season, all while working with the fifth lowest budget in the league, Mauricio Pellegrino's fantastic work clearly caught the attention of Southampton.
Looking for a new manager after being uninspired by Claude Puel's time in charge, who was somewhat harshly sacked at the end of his first campaign, the club knew Pellegrino was the man they wanted to lead them into the 2017/2018 Premier League crusade.
"We had an impressive list of candidates and went through a comprehensive interview process. Mauricio impressed us throughout with his depth of knowledge, motivation and ability, communicating this in a professional and passionate way," insisted vice chairman Les Reed.
"He has an excellent understanding of the
- February 04, 2017
4th February 2017. By Danni Biggs
For the 2016/17 season the winter transfer window opened on the 1st Jan and closed on the 31st January at 11pm. Here we will talk about whom is Southampton's most wanted? Have the Saints taken real-longshots with their new signings, or were they already prepared in completing done deals?
The January Premier League transfer window has come to end, meaning clubs from across the land will have to make do until the summer transfer session. So, who's in and who is out? Who went where? The roundup of deadline day shows that Saints broke their transfer record and also made the biggest move this transfer, welcoming players from OGC Nice and Napoli.
Pleased to Announce Signing of Manolo Gabbiadini
Shortly after their 2-1 defeat to Swansea on Tuesday at the Liberty Stadium the Saint's announced the news of their new signing Gabbiadini, a former Napoli
- November 30, 2016
30th November 2016. By Ryan Baldi.
Since joining Southampton from Celtic in the summer of 2015, Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk's reputation has steadily grown to the point where he is now widely regarded as one of the finest centre-backs in the Premier League.
The 25-year-old Netherlands international is a reported transfer target for Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton, with a predicted price tag of as much as £40 million.
Former England striker and Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier is well aware of van Dijk's value at St. Mary's. "Virgil van Dijk is one of the best central defenders in the Premier League," he told Sky Sports. "He's an absolute giant for us. He just makes the game look so easy."
While Le Tissier's punditry colleague Jamie Redknapp is also a fan. "He's got it all," the former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur