MANAGER OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL It comes with no surprise that…

MANAGER OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL

It comes with no surprise that Darren Moore is the Premier League’s Manger of the Month for April. As he has lifted the hopes of saving West Brom from the, what was, inevitable relegation drop.

Undefeated. Beat Man United and Tottenham. Held Liverpool, Swansea and Newcastle to draws. 🔥🔥🔥

TFB Signings of the Season XI and TFB Signing of the season:…

TFB Signings of the Season XI
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TFB Signing of the season: Pascal Groß

Groß has been impressive for Brighton and Hove Albion this season. Just beating Salah to our pick, for the reasons of carrying his side for much of the season and coming in for a mere £2,5 million. The former Ingolstadt man has quietly lit up the Premier League and is one of the most underrated players. Here at TFB we are forward to seeing grow.

THE STATS
Games: 35
Goals: 6
Assists: 8

*as of 2 May 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT! TFB will be covering Premier League, La Liga and…

ANNOUNCEMENT!
TFB will be covering Premier League, La Liga and Champions league for the upcoming 2018/19 season. TFB did promise coverage of Europe’s top five leagues, but with the lack of admin, we’ll be covering an extra European league and Europe’s biggest footballing tournament!

Thank you to all our followers!

MERCI ARSÈNE! After 22 years at the Arsenal healm, Arsène Wenger…

MERCI ARSÈNE!
After 22 years at the Arsenal healm, Arsène Wenger confirmed he will be departing the club at the end of this season. Certainly an end of an era.

Wengers Record:
• 3 Premier League titles
• 7 FA Cups
• 7 FA Community Shields
• 1 Invincible Season

THE BURNLEY WALL Sean Dyche has proved that to be successful in…

THE BURNLEY WALL

Sean Dyche has proved that to be successful in football, you do not need to be flashy. Taking a mediocre side like Burnley to seventh on the log. The side plays a simple route one, long ball style. They hold their lead and keep their sheets clean. With the side scoring 29 (this is less than Crystal Palace and the same as Stoke City and Southampton) but have only conceded 27 (this is less than Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal). But we look at the three players that stand out in a very dull Burnley squad.

NICK POPE has proved to be one of England’s best goalkeepers after stepping in for the injured Tom Heaton. Providing stability at the back and commanding his box, he has been one of the best performers this season. With zero errors leading to goal, he is a composed goalkeeper with an imposing stature.
THE STATS
-Appearances: 28
-Clean Sheets: 10
-Conceded: 23
-Saves per game: 3.2

JAMES TARKOWSKI had the task of replacing the outgoing Michael Keane. And while Keane has flopped, Tarkowski has flourished and himself an England call up. He has a no-nonsense style of defence and is strong in the air. He also keeps the box clean, clearing the ball up field to break down attacks and force opposition to run back.
THE STATS
-Appearances: 24
-Tackles per game: 1.7
-Interceptions per game: 1.6
-Aerial duels won per game: 5.1
-Clearances per game: 7.2

BEN MEE has been entrusted with the captaincy through Tom Heaton’s absence. He is the more composed central defender and orchestrates the defence to make sure they keep pressure on the opposition attack. Plays long balls up for their route one style of play.
THE STATS
-Appearances: 29
-Tackles per game: 1.1
-Interceptions per game: 1.1
-Pass accuracy: 76.3%
-Fouls per game: 0.5

WHO IS THE PREMIER LEAGUE’S BEST ENGLISH CENTRE MID? Cast…

WHO IS THE PREMIER LEAGUE’S BEST ENGLISH CENTRE MID?

Cast your mind back 10 years ago, England had the midfield options of Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Michael Carrick and Gareth Barry. Now England have the likes of Jake Livermore and Lewis Cook for the picking. But who is England’s current best central midfielder?

With exclusion to the likes of Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard and Adam Lallana, as these players play far more attacking roles in the midfield. But the three players we look at are Jack Wilshere, Eric Dier and Jordan Henderson. Who is the best player, leader and in better form.

We start with Jack Wilshere, a former wonderkid that came through the Arsenal youth ranks, but in recent years he has been an inconsistent performer and has picked up the tag as an injury prone player. He has been selected for two major tournaments for England (World Cup 2014 and Euro 2016), but these call-ups were not justified by his performance, as he was injured for majority of the time before the tournaments. However this season he has shown glimpses of the promise he once showed as a youngster, however is it enough to make him a starter?

The Stats (2017/18)-in all competitions
Games: 31 (8 as a substitute)
Goals/Assists: 2/3
Pass Success %: 86.2
Tackles/Interceptions (per 90): 0.6/0.3
England Caps: 34 (2 Tournaments)

Moving on to Eric Dier. One of the only England player’s to play outside of Britain, Eric Dier brings something to the table that both Henderson nor Wilshere have, that is versatility. He is able to play as a ball playing centre back, a holding midfielder or a box to box midfielder. Since moving to Tottenham in 2014, it is sfae to say that he has been one of the many star performers in the squad. His only international experience coming from a disappointing Euro 16, Dier is one of the finest midfielders in the Premier League and has stepped up in European Competitions too. However he has very little international experience compared to the two. But will this matter?

The Stats (2017/18)-in all competitions
Games: 40 (2 as a substitute)
Goals/Assists: 0/2
Pass Success %: 85.3
Tackles/Interceptions (per 90): 1.7/1.3
England Caps: 24 (1 Tournament)

Having been given the mammoth task of succeeding the legendary Steven Gerrard at Liverpool, Jordan Henderson also acts as England’s captain, as Gareth Southgate still has not a picked a captain. A consistent yet quiet performer, Henderson is both overrated and underrated, a player stuck between mediocre and world class. He’s made the Liverpool armband his own, but seems a far cry from the previous England captains. Having starred in three major tournaments with England, he is the most experienced of the three, will Southgate look to him as his starting central midfielder?

The Stats (2017/18)-in all competitions
Games:b28 (3 as a substitute)
Goals/Assists: 1/1
Pass Success %: 83.6
Tackles/Interceptions (per 90): 2.1/1.2
England Caps: 37

Stats don’t lie, but who is England’s best central midfielder and who will be starting in Russia? In my opinion I would take Dier, he would control the midfield from the back and allow attacking players to express themselves and have freedom. He is the better player out of the three for club and has been for the past season or two.