Manchester City vs Wolves Preview: Can Nuno’s men dent Citizens’ hot streak?

Ruben Dias of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his teams first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham...

After a hard-fought 2-1 win against West Ham on Saturday lunchtime, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City look to increase their record-breaking win streak by putting a volatile Wolves side to the sword on Tuesday night. Will it be plain sailing, or do Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have a trick up their sleeve against a team they’ve regularly earned results against in recent times? Continue reading

5 most improved players from Europe’s top leagues in 2017/18

Real Madrid vs FC Bayern Munich: UEFA Champions League Semi Final

With the 2017/18 campaign now all but over across Europe’s top leagues, only a few cup finals remain between now and next month’s World Cup in Russia. Naturally, everyone’s attention is fixed towards the international tournament – which only comes around once every four years, after all. 

However, following another enthralling season across all fronts, it’s time to take a look at five players who have improved the most and thus, contributed significantly for their respective teams. 

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Why Jonjo Shelvey deserves England selection for Russia 2018

Jonjo Shelvey has come into his own under Rafa Benitez's tutelage. He deserves a place in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad.

It’s been a difficult few years for Jonjo Shelvey. When your youth career takes you from Arsenal to West Ham to Charlton, it may not be a surprise you must mature the hard way. He wasn’t ready when Liverpool signed him in 2010.

Eight years on, Shelvey is one of Rafa Benitez’s best players. He and Jamaal Lascelles could represent the Geordie Nation at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

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Watford 2-1 Newcastle United: Hornets end losing streak despite nervy finish

Watford 2-1 Newcastle United: Hornets end losing streak despite nervy finish

Goals from Odion Ighalo and Craig Cathcart helped seal a much-deserved victory for the Hornets, despite a nervy finish in the final twenty minutes – courtesy of Jamaal Lascelles’ first goal for the visitors since his summer move.

Watford went in search of their first Premier League victory in six games, as they hosted a tricky Newcastle side – who themselves are eager to maintain a run in order to avoid the relegation dog-fight they’ve been predicted to languish amongst for the rest of the current campaign.

After narrow defeats against Manchester City and Tottenham, Quique Sánchez Flores‘ men also succumbed to away losses against Southampton and Swansea in quick succession – with many critics suggesting that their bubble had seemingly burst, and they were destined for a mid-table finish.

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