Signing world-class players is not a habit Manchester United were in before last summer. Of course, the likes of Eric Cantona, Roy Keane and Cristiano Ronaldo, among others, left United with that status, but upon arrival, it was a different story.
Robin van Persie is in elite group of a handful of players who joined the club when already having the reputation as one of the best players in his position. Not a gamble or a great prospect, but the most impressive striker in the Premier League, and...
Gareth Bale says he is more than happy at Real Madrid and has no intention of leaving to join Manchester United or any other club.
Former Tottenham star Bale joined Madrid for a reported 100 million euros in the summer of 2013, and scored key goals in the finals as Los Blancos won both the Champions League and Copa del Rey in his first season.
Welcome to the second edition of Insider's Premier League Forecaster, an end-of-season table projection fueled by ESPN's Soccer Power Index (SPI), a regression-based algorithm designed to predict soccer matches. SPI simulates the remainder of the season 10,000 times, using the odds of each projected match, with the end result presented in the table below.
If you missed the inaugural version two weeks ago, click here for a primer and the previous table. (Note: The previous table forecast was incorrect due to a projection error. Chelsea, not Manchester City, should have been the projected favorite to win the league leading up to matches Jan. 10.)
With a lull in Premier League action last week due to FA Cup and Capital One Cup matches, in this edition we break down table risers and fallers over the past few weeks and preview what promises to be one of the most important matches of the season: Chelsea versus Manchester City on Saturday.
Here's a look at the latest forecast for all 20 Prem teams, along with breakdowns of the title, Champions League and relegation battles.
Dragovic was born in the Austrian capital of Vienna to Serbian parents and he began his football education at Austria Vienna, the city's and country's second-most-successful club. He made his first-team...