International Break Review articles

Wayne Rooney

International Break: Winners and Losers?

International Break: Winners and Losers?

The international break can throw the best laid plans and contingency strategies into disarray, for even the most experienced Premier League managers. With all league action suspended until the 4th of April, the Analyst examines the sides and players hit the hardest. Arsenal Call Ups: Welbeck, Walcott, Gibbs (England), Giroud, Koscielny (France), Sanchez (Chile), Paulista

A dejected Yaya Toure of Manchester City reacts during the FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester City and Sheffield Wednesday at Etihad Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Manchester, England.

International Departures: Africa Cup of Nations and Asian Cup

The Analyst’s Guide to the Africa Cup of Nations and Asian Cup. English football has become an increasingly cosmopolitan affair over the past two decades, so the impact and destabilising effect of mid-season tournaments such as the Africa Cup of Nations and the Asian Cup weigh hugely on Premier League challengers and relegation strugglers alike.

Gylfi Sigurdsson has been in top form for Swansea

International Break: Heroes and Zeros

For Premier League managers, international duty is at best a nuisance, and at worst a chronic debilitating hardship; rolling around every few months to wreak havoc on carefully laid plans and meticulous preparations. However, For fantasy football players it is a chance to examine which Premier League players may have found or lost form heading