Chelsea will make the short trip on Valentine's Day to face their West London neighbours Fulham, at Craven Cottage. Ironically, Chelsea played Fulham right after losing to Liverpool in November, and carved out a 1-0 win over their local rivals. Ancelotti would hope to experience a déjà vu of sorts.
Liverpool have been on a fine run of form off late and will go into Saturday's game against Wigan Athletic looking for their 5th win in 5 games. TheHardTackle previews the game at Anfield.
Arsenal will look to overcome their disappointing draw with Newcastle with a home win against a confident Wolves side. TheHardTackle previews the game between two sides on diametrically opposite ends of the Premier League table.
Roberto Mancini’s team is a well drilled outfit; the Italian has mixed caution with aggression astutely. The sides are evenly matched, however the onus will firmly be on Sir Alex’s team to break the City wall. TheHardTackle previews the Manchester Derby.
It’s that time of the year once again for the management to reward performers with better contracts and an opportunity to clear out the deadwood. ThehardTackle looks at all the Manchester United players whose contracts, if not renewed, would expire in 2011 and 2012.
The long ball game which is commonly associated with the English game has been constantly claimed as the effective way of playing football. But is that true?
The battle for Fernando was settled by a solitary Raul Meireles goal in the second half. Kenny Dalglish's 3-5-1-1 nullified Carlo Ancelotti's 4-3-1-2 diamond, and Liverpool returned from Stamford Bridge with all three points.
On Sunday, Chelsea take on Liverpool having bought one of their biggest weapons, Fernando Torres. Will it be Nando's day? Or will the Reds have the last laugh?
Two of TheHardTackle's resident authors meet up, over a cup of coffee, to discuss the Super Sunday clash between their clubs Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC.
If the year-end sounds like a good time to take stock of your personal lives, it should be good enough for the most exciting football league in the world. Guest Author Vikram Singh Negi presents the team of the season (thus far).