The 2020-21 Premier League season has been full of surprises, most notably a number of different teams topping the table at one point or another so far. As things stand, Leicester City sit at the top despite a horrendous injury list. But the likes of Southampton, Everton, Aston Villa and Spurs have impressed more than most would have predicted and each have had their turn toward the very top. Much has been made about the success of these teams, but perhaps certain individuals within these teams have gone a bit under the radar. As a result, this article attempts to uncover the eleven best surprise performers of the season so far, that have helped their teams to better times in 2020-21. Here is our Surprising Performers Premier League XI after the first eight games.
SYSTEM OF PLAY: 5-4-1 West Ham United started the season in what has become Moyes' preferred 4-2-3-1 formation. But after the opening day defeat and an injury to their captain Mark Noble, Moyes changed his tactics to match Arsenal's 3-4-3 formation in the second match of the season, and has not looked back since. Despite … Continue reading David Moyes – West Ham United – Tactical Analysis
Although the past few weeks has seen a slight dip in form, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit the ground running with Manchester United in 2019. After taking over for Jose Mourinho at the end of December, Solskjaer has won 15 of his 22 matches, which equates to a win percentage of nearly 70%. But in nearly every position on the pitch, it is very evident that upgrades are needed. It is unquestionable that Manchester United need to freshen up their squad in the summer and they should look no further than these five players in order to do that.
There is just two more gameweeks left in the Premier League now that this one is over. But it can't officially come to an end without another edition of Team of the Week! So here are all the details below on the best 11 for Matchday 36! Enjoy! Goalkeeper: Fraser Forster Goalkeepers were so amazing this … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 36
While other leagues around the world are taking a festive break the Premier League is just heating up. Matchday 18 saw Chelsea, Liverpool, United and City all continue their winning runs, Henrikh Mkhitaryan score a stunning backheel goal and the demise of Swansea City manager Bob Bradley. This is The Mastermind's Team of the Week … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 18
On Thursday, August 25th, 2016, all eyes were not on West Ham. Cristiano Ronaldo had just won the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, Manchester City signed Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and the Champions League draw took place. But eyes certainly should have been on the Hammers. They had played a fantastic season in 2015-16 to … Continue reading West Ham United Knocked Out Of Europa League, Did They Dodge A Bullet?
Just when you think that the big transfers have all been done and dusted for the summer, another one comes along out of nowhere. Although the biggest news of the day was Manchester United's official announcement of the signing of Paul Pogba, the French midfielder's transfer had been ongoing for months and didn't come as … Continue reading Andre Ayew Signs For West Ham United
The 2016-17 Premier League season is about to return. Are you ready? Not without The Mastermind's 2016-17 Barclays Premier League Team by Team Guide and Predictions you aren't. With loads of new managers and a heap of exciting new players, an exhilarating season is on it's way. Here is the guide to every single team … Continue reading 2016-17 Barclays Premier League Team by Team Guide and Predictions