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  • Fulham Plans for Next Season as Marco Silva’s Side Look To Avoid Fate of 2021 and Avoid Relegation Upon Premier League Return

    It always felt like a team of Fulham’s quality and experience would be in the conversation for promotion again last year. But the manner in which they achieved this feat under Marco Silva was unprecedented. A certified yo-yo club ever since their promotion back to the Premier League in 2018, 2021-22’s album felt seminal.  …

  • Marc Roca: Leeds’ Spanish Midfield Reinforcement

    Jesse Marsch knew what he needed his Leeds United side to be last season. Tenacious, efficient and above all compact. A team modelled on semantics and playing football in the spirit of its founding fathers, they found themselves having to temporarily abandon these ideals to secure their topflight status.   Marsch defied expectations and dragged…

  • Malcolm Ebiowei – The Tricky Winger Awaiting His Premier League Wings

    His short and sharp rise into Derby County’s first team means that Malcolm Ebiowei is now a sought after prospect. Now available on a free transfer after the expiration of his one-year deal with the Rams, Ebiowei has attracted interest from the likes of Crystal Palace and Manchester United. A rangy winger with raw pace…

  • Using Data to Find a Morgan Gibbs-White Replacement for Sheffield United

    The use of data-led scouting is rapidly increasing as the use of numbers in football becomes more and more relevant. Data collated from sites such as Wyscout allows for comparison between players from different leagues across the globe without clubs having incur the cost of sending scouts.   This provides football clubs with the facility…

  • Why Barcelona Are Willing to Sell Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United

    On January 23, 2019, FC Barcelona tied down Frenkie De Jong after competing with Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain for an initial fee of €75 million. He was the most sought-after midfielder for the 2018/2019 season in Europe.   The Spanish club had their eyes on him as far back as 2016. With the…

  • Where Did It All Go Wrong for Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea?

    At the time of his second signing, Romelu Lukaku had scored 113 Premier League goals and recorded 35 assists, but none of those numbers had come in a Chelsea shirt. His last known memory in the colors of Chelsea blue was a missed penalty in the 2013 UEFA Super Cup against Bayern Munich. But he…

  • Analysing Gabriel Jesus: A Bomb Waiting to Go Off For Mikel Arteta’s Gunners?

    With the mighty weight of being Aguero’s successor at City on his shoulders, Gabriel Jesus signed for English giants Manchester City in January 2017 for a reported fee of 33 million Euros. This was the Brazilian’s first venture out in Europe, before impressing at Palmeiras at his home soil, Brazil.   Since then, he has…

  • How Rasmus Kristensen and Marc Roca Will Fit In at Leeds United

    Leeds United’s start to their summer recruitment has been encouraging for supporters, adding depth and quality to positions that were glaring issues for the Whites. USA international Brenden Aaronson was the first through the door, with the deal wrapped up just days after their survival.   Red Bull Salzburg defender Rasmus Kristensen followed his former…

  • Bruno Lage’s Wolves Can Improve on a Promising First Season by Addressing Their Biggest Transfer Needs

    Wolverhampton Wanderers proved a lot of critics wrong last season. Despite Nuno Espirito-Santo departing for Tottenham Hotspur, Wolves responded in style, challenging for European football for much of the campaign under Bruno Lage. With one win in their last eight games, though, there is room for improvement.   A combination of complacency, tired legs and…

  • Analyzing Leicester’s Summer 2022 Transfer Window Priorities

    Last season felt like the inevitable consequence of Leicester City’s failure to take advantage of one of the most open top-four races in recent memory. After winning just one of their final five games, Leicester missed out on Champions League football for the second successive year in 2021.   So, when young defender Wesley Fofana…