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featurefootballa month ago

Premier League SRL Round-Up | Manchester United stumble, Liverpool held by Burnley

A jam-packed Saturday in England, meant that Sunday was a nice and simple day with two games on show in the English top flight but both Liverpool and Manchester United were on show. Yet while the Red Devils pulled off a shocker against Southampton, Liverpool did the same against Burnley.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball3 months ago

Serge Aurier has evolved into the quintessential modern full-back under Jose Mourinho

There’s always been something about the French and never living up to their talent from Hatem Ben Arfa, Anthony le Tallec and even Bruno Cheyrou. But then there’s Serge Aurier, an Ivory Coast star who is synonymous with never living up to the hype despite playing for France’s best and Tottenham.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball4 months ago

Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 25 – Surviving the apocalyptic DGW

The DGW finished with an average score of 53 and it has many looking for the reset button but sadly none exists which forces us to deal with our messes. However, surviving this game often means taking risks and bringing in a couple of nobodies alongside the greats to help drag you out of trouble.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball4 months ago

Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 24 – How to survive the Double gameweek

We’re inching closer to the first double Gameweek and it pits Liverpool against West Ham and Wolves with the Hammers the other side playing two. And that asks the question, should you triple up on Liverpool? Is there any Hammer worth buying? Or should we ignore the DGW and move on with our lives?
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball5 months ago

Tottenham, Liverpool and Jose Mourinho's umpteen once in lifetime chance

The year was 2014. The date, April 27. The moment, Jose Mourinho walking off Anfield thumping his chest with his face giving way to a kaleidoscope of emotions. The commentator boomed on the mike “The master has rained on the apprentice’s parade here.” That was 2083 days ago…
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball5 months ago

Liverpool's dominance is all well and good but what of the bigger picture

There’s a line in an ABBA song, where they sing “Money, money, money, must be funny in the rich man's world. Money, money, money, always sunny in the rich man's world.” It’s not their greatest – Spotify tells us that is Dancing Queen – but nothing suits this age better, especially football.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball5 months ago

SportsCafe’s Greatest individual performances of the decade ft. Gareth Bale and Lionel Messi

The end of what might just be football’s golden decade is upon us and what a decade of individual skill it has been. From Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lifting their sides to glory to Dusan Tadic, Gareth Bale and Neymar’s flashes of brilliance to Kylian Mbappe paving the way for teenagers.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball6 months ago

Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 14 | Surviving FPL without Tammy Abraham and Sergio Aguero

With most of Europe behind us, its the time to avoid rash decisions as an FPL manager but with Tammy Abraham and Sergio Aguero injured, it complicates things. Nothing is confirmed but they've scored a stunning 155 FPL points, so how do you replace two of the three most lethal strikers this season?
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball7 months ago

Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil and the death of the Trequartista

In a world of heavy pressing, high defensive lines, heavy metal football and consistent robotic performances, there's no longer space for a lackadaisical brilliant player. No longer place for a defensive passenger, no longer a place for a pure trequartista to simply put on his boots and dominate.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball8 months ago

Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 7 – Captain Picks

A tough run of fixtures and the season of the defender hasn’t turned up, which has brought about a fantasy manager’s biggest problem, the captain. With one big game, one tough game, and just three games for the top six among others, it will see managers panic and switch options before the deadline.
Siddhant Lazar