English Premier League

Observations From the Opening Weekend of the Premier League

By Tyler Arnold-Brown The first weekend of the Premier League 2018/19 has come and gone. Between Manchester United’s 2-1 home victory over Leicester City and new-look Arsenal’s defeat at home to Manchester City, there were eight other fixtures featuring their own interesting narratives. Here are just a few that caught the eye.   Alexis Sánchez …

Premier League 2018-19 Preview in Numbers

By Matthew Celentano The Premier League season is nearly upon us, bringing much-needed meaning and structure to our lives. No more refreshing Twitter feeds for transfer rumours or simulating FIFA career matches—we’ve got nine months of week in, week out football ahead of us. It may very well be one of the most unpredictable leagues …

The Senegalese are coming

A quintet of strikers from Senegal are setting the Premier League on fire By Davis Harper | Photo by Southampton FC [A]midst the media’s rush to hand Harry Kane a knighthood, slap Diego Costa with a prison sentence and wheel Sergio Aguero into the emergency room, another Premier League striker narrative is unfolding just under the …

Balotelli’s Woes and the T.O. Show

The Increasingly Analogous Trajectories of Terrell Owens and Mario Balotelli By Phil West | Photo by Ryu Voelkel [M]Y APPRECIATION OF MARIO BALOTELLI is complicated, and probably has more to do with how he’ll grab headlines and aggrieve fans than any on-the-field brilliance he’s still capable of bringing to any given game. When I think …