Lionel Messi wants OUT of Barcelona again. But we're not convinced he's actually leaving again. Meanwhile, Manchester City have splashed the cash on Jack Grealish and might do so again to sign Harry Kane. If they do, is the title race done and dusted before it even begins? Rhys doesn't think so, and thinks another Premier League challenger could be set to go neck and neck with the Citizens this season. Then the lads break down the top four race, relegation battle and why Tottenham, Arsenal, and Everton are still stuck in no-mans-land. Follow the show @futbolmasterminds and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify!
The last time Everton won at Anfield, Trent Alexander-Arnold had just had his first birthday. September 1999 was the date, a match that lives long in Don Hutchinson's memory and almost no one else's. But even though it had been more than twenty-one years since Everton last won at Anfield, you just got the feeling that it might happen again this season. In the end, Carlo Ancelotti put on a tactical masterclass and his team put on a defensive clinic, but Liverpool were also woeful in attack and looked on different wavelengths at times. It all culminated in a historic win for the Toffees and an embarrassing defeat for Jurgen Klopp as things continue to go from bad to worse for the Reds. Here is a tactical analysis of Everton's historic 2-0 win over Liverpool.
After David Moyes left Everton for Manchester United in 2013, the Toffees haven't been the same. They had a decent three years with Roberto Martinez until 2016, and perhaps their biggest mistake was letting the Spanish manager go. Ronald Koeman, Sam Allardyce and Marco Silva all failed to make an impact at Everton and finally the board said enough was enough and splashed the cash for one of the biggest names in the business - Carlo Ancelotti. Ever since, the men in blue have been flying high in the Premier League, playing fantastic football along the way. This season, Ancelotti's side have started better than any other Premier League team and as things stand, sit at the top of the table with three wins from three. With fantastic new signings in James Rodriguez, Allan, Abdoulaye Doucore, and the rising form of Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton fans have plenty to be excited about this campaign. Here is a Tactical Analysis of Carlo Ancelotti's Everton so far in 2020-21
Every single week The Mastermind will be bringing you an exclusive EPL Team of the Week, starring the best eleven players of the round. The criteria for making the XI will include a players' impact on their team's performance and result compared to other players around the league. This is the Team of the Week … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 1
EVERTON INTRODUCTION Everton just might be the most intriguing team going into the 2016-17 season. They have had a massive shake-up in personnel with some of their biggest stars leaving the club and being replaced by some highly impressive summer signings. Proven Premier League players in Jordan Pickford, Wayne Rooney and Michael Keane have all … Continue reading 2017-18 Premier League Team Guide: Everton
This week in England's top flight, Chelsea secured a crucial win over Manchester City that probably secured the Blues the title, Everton came out with a hard-fought point against Manchester United and Hull City scrapped their way out of the bottom three with a win over Middlesbrough. Through all ten matches, there were many standout … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 31
It's seemed like a foregone conclusion for about 5 months now but this might have been the week that won the title for Chelsea Football Club. No side in Premier League history has ever been 13 points ahead of every other club and failed to win the title, putting it almost beyond doubt that the Blues … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 29
Matchday 28 in the Premier League was the strangest ones of all as only half the teams took to action. Manchester City took on Stoke in a 0-0 draw while all eyes were on the PSG-Barcelona in the Champions League, and then eight teams, some of them relegation contenders, battled it out when the weekend rolled … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 28
What an enthralling month of action January turned out to be in the Premier League! Chelsea's incredible winning streak finally came to an end but lasted long enough to tie Arsenal's record, Manchester United's unbeaten run continued and the roller coaster of a ride over at Manchester City continued for Pep Guardiola. It truly was … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Month January 2017
Gameweek 21 in the Premier League was tremendously entertaining this weekend with a host of surprising results and entertaining matches. Tottenham, Chelsea and West Ham all thumped their opponents while Ronald Koeman's Everton came to a surprise 4-0 bashing of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City. Through all the incredible matches there were several standout players and these … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 21