Leicester City Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Leicester City fan @Jack_Munton ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses the strike partnership of Nugent and Vardy, the departure and Lloyd Dyer, and why Danny Drinkwater may command a huge transfer fee if he performs in the Premier League. Despite hardly signing anyone last summer, you won the Championship… Read more →

Hull City Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to fan @Ollie_Claxton ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses last season’s excellent performances from Curtis Davies, the signings of wingers Tom Ince and Robert Snodgrass, and why getting established in the Premier League is more important than Europa League progression. Having reached the FA Cup final, you’ll now be playing… Read more →

Everton Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Everton fan @bradyates_ ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses the club’s link with Barcelona, whether another centre-back is needed, and the impact Roberto Martinez has had on the club. Roberto Martinez has got Everton playing more attacking football. Has his more positive attitude rejuvenated the team? Yes it… Read more →

Crystal Palace Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Crystal Palace fan @tweetingnav ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses the importance of midfielder Mile Jedinak, the dramatic improvements under Tony Pulis, and how the team’s reactive setup has limited the number of chances for strikers. When Tony Pulis came in, Crystal Palace looked destined for relegation, but he guided… Read more →

Chelsea Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Chelsea fan @NourAgha. Here, he discusses Chelsea’s failings in the title race last season, the key signings of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa, and shares the belief of most pundits that the Blues will win the title, for the first time in 5 years. Last season, you took 16 points from… Read more →

Burnley Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Burnley fan Jamie Smith, editor of nonaynever.net. Here, he discusses how Burnley benefited from having a small squad last season, Burnley’s survival chances, and with poor performances from Glen Johnson, he tips right-back Kieran Trippier to break into the England squad. Working with one of the lower budgets in the division, Sean Dyche… Read more →

Aston Villa Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Aston Villa fan @The_W_Address ahead of the new season. You can order his excellent book The Way Forward, which offers ideas on how we can improve the standard of youth development in England. Here, he discusses a change in Villa’s transfer policy, the need for a more natural holding midfielder, and the arrival of a… Read more →

Arsenal Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Arsenal fan @DezilDez ahead of the new season. Here, he gives his expert tactical views on new signings Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, and Sami Khedira in prospect. I don’t know many managers who polarize opinion more than Arsene Wenger. After Arsenal won that elusive trophy, are more supporters now backing him?… Read more →