Martin Laurence

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Champions League: previews for the big matches this week

Form guide, fitness news and facts on Inter v Spurs, Liverpool v PSG, Manchester City v Lyon and Real Madrid v RomaBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredTottenham’s two previous trips to San Siro have been eventful to say the least. Eight years have passed s…

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The Premier League outcasts who are flourishing across Europe this season

Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne needed two attempts in the Premier League. Perhaps these players will be the sameBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkFootball clubs can be quick to write off foreign imports as flops if they do n…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/who-scored-blog/2018/may/02/premier-league-outcasts-europe-depay-traore-aspas-thauvin

The statistics and tactics that explain how Wolves won the Championship

Wolves built a lot of their success this season on the passing ability of their centre-backs and defensive midfieldersBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkThe race for the final automatic promotion spot in the Championship took an…

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Ryan Sessegnon is not the only gifted young player in the Championship

The 17-year-old was voted best player, best young player and best apprentice at the EFL awards but he’s just one of many talents excelling in the Championship this seasonBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkRyan Sessegnon won’t fo…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/who-scored-blog/2018/apr/18/ryan-sessegnon-fulham-championship-wolves

Who should win the Premier League young player of the year award?

Peter Barnes was the last City player to win the award. Who deserves it more this season: Raheem Sterling or Leroy Sané?By Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkThe votes for the PFA Player of the Year awards have been cast and the od…

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Jack Grealish’s progress is pushing Aston Villa towards promotion

Jack Grealish has been around for a long time – having played under five managers in five years – but he is now growing upBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkAston Villa’s season has been shaped by injuries, for better and for wo…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/who-scored-blog/2018/feb/20/jack-grealish-aston-villa-promotion-fulham-preston-championship

Juventus have not conceded a goal in 2018. Over to you, Harry Kane

Tottenham’s away form is concerning and they are about to face a team that has conceded just one goal in 16 matches By Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkTottenham have emerged from a tricky run of league matches against Manchester…

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Bournemouth: from worrying about relegation to dreaming of Europe

Bournemouth were 18th at Christmas but wins over Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and Stoke have left them top of the form tableBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkAfter Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham could only manage draws a…

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How Claude Puel calmed Leicester down and carried them up the table

Leicester’s defence was struggling but Puel has helped them put together a run of five games without conceding a goalBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkWhen Leicester City appointed Claude Puel to replace Craig Shakespeare, the …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/who-scored-blog/2018/jan/24/claude-puel-leicester-city-defence-premier-league

Champions League: previews for the big matches this week

The form guide, fitness news and facts on Sevilla v Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham, Atlético Madrid v Roma and Juventus v BarcelonaBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkIt won’t be an easy task but Liverpool kno…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/who-scored-blog/2017/nov/21/champions-league-previews-liverpool-sevilla-tottenham-madrid-barcelona-juventus