Isn’t The EPL Overrated?

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Sep 172015

The English premier league has been introduced to dismal performance in European competitions this season and last season. Acclaimed by its fans as the best league in the world due to its unpredictability, the league is fast losing ground when it comes to European competitions.

Last season, no English premier league team made it through the round of sixteen. This season of all the opening games played only one out of four English teams were able to garner wins. The rest lost in a blatant show of shame.

The team that won was Chelsea FC in the match against Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Chelsea’s won the match with four goals to none. Early in the match, Willian was slipped by the opposing keeper in the 18 yard box. A penalty was awarded which Edin hazard threw away. However, Chelsea found the net in the fourteenth minute from a Willian free kick. Chelsea scored their second from an Oscar penalty just before the half time. Costa scored the third goal and Fabregas subsequently wrapped it up with the fourth.

Manchester city could not hold up their invincibility in the game against Juventus. Man city was the first to find the net with an own goal from Chielini in the 37th minute. City was not fated to score in this match as Mandzukic equalised in the 70th minute and Morata wrapped it up for Juventus in the 81st minute.

Arsenal also lost against Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia. Giroud was sent off in the 40th minute after a previous own goal by Chamberlain. Fernandez headed in the second goal for Zagreb in the 58th minute. Walcott later scored a goal for Arsenal but Arsenal couldn’t find the equaliser.

In Manchester United’s match versus PSV, the Reds took the lead through Memphis Depay. Moreno equalised for PSV just before half time. At the 57th minute, Luciano Narsingh headed the winning goal for PSV.

The English Premier league teams have had a poor outing in Europe and the teams and have to up their game or they might face dire consequences like losing a slot in the Uefa champions league.

Sep 152015

In less than four hours the European Champions League would kick-off with eight thrilling games and Manchester United who missed out last season who be a sight to see back in Champions League action. Last season’s miss cost the club a whooping £35million in revenue. Manchester United would be up against PSV Eindhoven away from home in the Tuesday night clash. They would be aiming to make a statement about their return to action in the Champions League since their last win against Bayern Leverkusen in November 2013.


According to United player Ashley Young, the pain of a year-long exile from European football is enough to fuel their desire to make an impact in the competition this season. Ashley young who has not started a game for United, since their opening day fixture is hoping that his contribution to the team’s success in their weekend game against arch-rivals Liverpool would be enough to earn him a recall. With the club’s captain Wayne Rooney sitting out this one through a hamstring injury, Young is willing to play the striker role if need be. United have the right morale and mentality in their squad now, after coming out on top against Liverpool.


United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that he is not sure if his team is good enough to compete in the Champions League this season. After spending an estimated £300 million on players since his arrival at Old Trafford in a bid to reshape the team left by former manager David Moyes, the manager still feels the campaign is like taking a step into the unknown. In his rank of players only few have Champions League experience but the likes of Luke Shaw, Anders Herrera, Memphis Depay, Marcos Rojo and summer signing Morgan Schneiderlin have never appeared in the tournament before. But summer arrival Bastian Schweinsteiger would be a boost since he has won the cup with Bayern. Would United stamped their presence tonight? Well we can only wait and see.