The defending champions were involved in a topsy-turvy battle with Aston Villa as they went close to winning three points but managed only one. United, City, Arsenal and Liverpool picked up full points in the first new year fixture. Here are the Weekend Best Moments.

The Premier League has thrown up several surprises this season and as 2010 draws to a close, the latest round of matches also seems to be inconclusive. Here's a round-up of the midweek games, including THT's Team of the Round.

With the winter transfer window around the corner, we at TheHardTackle take a look at few young and upcoming players who could switch clubs in January.

Chelsea will be the underdogs going into the much-awaited clash at the White Hart Lane on Sunday. Can the Champions resurrect their campaign or will the Bale-inspired Spurs prove to be too hot for the Stamford Bridge club to handle? Read on for the team news, tactical brief, formations, and much more.

This season, under Rafa Benitez, Inter has suffered one humiliating loss after another. TheHardTackle's Guest Author Arvind S Balasubramanian, in part 1 of a 2-part series, examines the situation the Triple Champions find themselves in.

The Premier League season has almost reached it's halfway mark but there is yet no telling as to who is making strides and who is falling behind. Here is another weekend's round-up of mixed results.

Tottenham Hostspur has firmly established themselves as challengers to the established order of EPL. A club which was associated with exciting and cavalier style in otherwise conservative English football, look good enough to shed the tag of underachievers. TheHardTackle takes a look at their glorious past and the potential they have for future.

Winning has kind of become Tottenham’s joie de vivre this season. A 3-0 thumping of Werder Bremen in the Champions League, following a well deserved victory over North London rivals Arsenal last weekend would have placed them in the favourites’ seat when Liverpool travel to White Hart Lane this Sunday.