2020 was a strange year for everyone in the world, not just footballers. But the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that we haven’t gotten as much football as we might have done otherwise. That said, there were still plenty of matches played across the year, and some surprise performers and performances along the way. As always, TheMastermindSite.com will now count down the top 100 male footballers in the world for the year. This list takes into account a player’s form in 2020 as its primary mechanism, with reputation, difficulty of league, club and national team success each playing a secondary role. So with that in mind, here is TheMastermindSite’s Top 100 Male Footballers in the World for 2020 (40-21).
Much has been made about Liverpool's start to the season, and a lot of the discussions have centered around Jurgen Klopp's team not being what they used to be, regardless of the injuries they've suffered. The fact of the matter is that the Reds have been better than any other side in the league this season. Liverpool have lost just a single game so far this season, although it was an absolute thrashing against Aston Villa. They've scored 36 goals in 14 games, and currently hold the best goal differential of all teams in the league. Perhaps most crucially, the performances have been good, even despite their injury woes, and they've been able to give young players a chance to perform in the side. For a side that some would say haven't been brilliant this season, Liverpool very well might be on their way to becoming champions again this season. With that, here is a Tactical Analysis of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool in 2020-21.
It's almost the end of the year, so it's only fitting that we count down the top 100 footballers of 2019. Check out the start of the list (90-81) below. 90. EDIN DZEKO 33-years old now, Edin Dzeko is still scoring goal after goal game after game. The 2018-19 Serie A season wasn't the Bosnian's … Continue reading Top 100 Male Footballers 2019 (90-81)
World Cup 2018 is still months away. A lot can change in five months, but Gareth Southgate has to start looking now at who he should take to Russia in June. The 2017-18 Premier League season has seen the rise of players like Jesse Lingard, Harry Maguire and even the resurgence of Ashley Young, but … Continue reading Who England Should Take To World Cup 2018
The Mastermind brings you an exclusive guide to every single Premier League team going into the highly anticipated 2017-18 season. From lineups, to transfers to the wackiest of predictions, The Mastermind has you covered. Here is your guide to a team that is on the rise and looking a whole lot better under the influence … Continue reading 2017-18 Premier League Team Guide: Liverpool
What a season it has been so far in the 2016-17 Premier League season. We've seen records be broken, new players hit the ground running and one spectacular team completely storm over all others. This is the Team of the Season Halfway Through 2016-17 in the English Premier League! Enjoy! Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford Team of … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Season Halfway Through 2016-17
Team of the Week is back to bring you the best eleven players from Gameweek 17. This week's best XI features Sunderland's star 22-year old goalkeeper, four Tottenham Hotspur players, this season's standout defensive midfielder and one famous football legend. Let's get right into the action. Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford Concentration, timing, position, reflexes, everything about Jordan … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 17
What an enthralling month of action it was in the 2016-17 English Premier League. In the month of November we saw a Sunderland side that looked down and out for the first ten games of the season win 2 on the spin and finally look like Premier League quality again, Crystal Palace slump towards the … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Month: November 2016
What another fantastic week it was in the 2016-17 Premier League season. With goals, contentious decisions, red cards and more standout stars playing to their best ability, it was another weekend full of excitement. This is The Mastermind's Premier League Team of the Week for Gameweek 13. Goalkeeper: Darren Randolph Darren Randolph was absolutely on … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 13
Although it was only Malta, England's national football team had one of their best performances of recent years as they kept 80% of the possession, were firing on all cylinders and eased past the Southern European nation to a 2-0 win in World Cup 2018 qualifying. I've hardly ever seen any team keep 80% of … Continue reading England 2-0 Malta: Henderson and Rooney Star
After another fabulous weekend in the Barclays Premier League has officially come to a close it is now time for another edition of The Mastermind's Team of the Week! This is one of the very best set of eleven players ever and any one of them could have been named player of the week. Enjoy! Goalkeeper: Jordan … Continue reading Barclays Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 5