Picking England’s Euro 2020 Squad

It's been debated throughout the entirety of the 2020-21 season, and now TheMastermindSite takes their swing at picking England's squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament. Taking into consideration both our dream squad and Gareth Southgate's likely plans for the tournament, here is our 23-man squad for Euro 2020, as compiled by Rhys Desmond, Sam The Man, Kevin Ravindran and Anthony Khoury.

Liverpool 0-2 Everton – Tactical Analysis

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.

The 5 Best & Worst Premier League Goalkeepers by Saves per Goal (2020-21 Edition)

Season after season in the Premier League, two of the biggest topics of debate involve refereeing and goalkeeping. We've already written about one of those two debates in our rant about the handball rule at the beginning of the season, and now it's time to examine the good and the bad of the Premier League's goalkeepers this season. Jordan Pickford, David De Gea and Alisson have all received criticism and attention for their recent performances, but this article attempts to assess how these players have actually performed, using data analytics. This is our analysis of the five best and worst goalkeepers in the league this season, utilizing saves per goal conceded as a statistical metric for our assessment.

Carlo Ancelotti – Everton – Tactical Analysis

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

Top 100 Footballers In The World 2018 (100-81)

Every time a World Cup rolls around, new stars seem to be born instantly. The 2018 World Cup in Russia was no different as players like Harry Maguire, Jordan Pickford, Ivan Perisic and Lucas Hernandez announced themselves on the world stage. That being said, the World Cup was only a very small portion of 2018. What really matters in determining the best footballers on the planet for the year is all about how a player performed primarily for their club in a variety of different league, cup and international cup competitions. How they fared for their country is secondary, while their overall reputation as one of the best in the world also plays a very important role. But without further ado, here is the first batch of the Top 100 Footballers of the Year for 2018 starting with numbers 100-81.

English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 1

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

2017-18 Premier League Team Guide: Everton

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

Top 10 Breakthrough Players of the 2016-17 Season in Europe

Every single season a fresh batch of young talents burst onto the scene in Europe, surprising us all with their stellar play. This season more than most, the world's brightest young talents surpassed expectations, with many even becoming household names in their respective leagues or in the case of one man, even across the world. … Continue reading Top 10 Breakthrough Players of the 2016-17 Season in Europe

The 5 Best & Worst Goalkeepers of the 2016-17 Premier League Season by Saves Per Goal

Goalkeeping was a hot topic in the 2016-17 Premier League season with many number ones being scrutinized for their lackluster performances in addition to many hitting the limelight and stardom as well. So with the season now all over it is time to take a look at which five goalkeepers made the greatest impact for their … Continue reading The 5 Best & Worst Goalkeepers of the 2016-17 Premier League Season by Saves Per Goal

English Premier League Team of the Season Halfway Through 2016-17

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

The 5 Best & Worst Goalkeepers in the Premier League 2016-17 by Saves Per Goal (Halfway Through)

This is just the halfway through the season version. Now that the 2016-17 season is over, make sure to check out the end of season list right here.  Goalkeeping has been a hot topic in the 2016-17 Premier League season so far with many goalkeepers either coming into scrutiny, the limelight or both. So with … Continue reading The 5 Best & Worst Goalkeepers in the Premier League 2016-17 by Saves Per Goal (Halfway Through)