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You Cannot Handle the Huth: A Conversation With a Premier League Winner
In an exclusive conversation with TheAnalyst.com, Robert Huth looks back on Leicester City's incredible Premier League triumph.
The Fastest Premier League Goals
Who’s responsible for the fastest goal in Premier League history? What about the earliest left-footed strike? The fastest goal by a non-European? Who on the list has scored more than once in the opening minute of different matches? And which football club has a penchant for conceding quick goals? Here are the fastest goals scored in the competition with the facts on what makes each unique.
Alan Shearer: 260 All Out
Fifteen years ago, Alan Shearer scored his 260th – and final – Premier League goal. The Tyneside legend scored more goals than any other player in the history of the competition. It’s a record that has looked impregnable for so long. Until now. Here’s what Harry Kane needs to do to break it.
Alli or Nothing: A Dele Retrospective
Dele Alli’s teenage introduction was one of the most remarkable we’ve witnessed with numbers through his first three Premier League seasons that put him on pace for legendary status. However, an injury-disrupted 2018-19 caused Dele’s Tottenham Hotspur career to hit the skids before grinding completely to a halt under José Mourinho in 2020-21.
As he celebrates his 25th birthday, we look back on his emergence and subsequent establishment to consider how his career has faltered and what he must do to re-establish himself and fulfil that seemingly limitless potential.
Romelu Lukaku: Revelling in Redemption
With a phenomenal record of 59 goals and 14 assists in 85 matches for Italian giants Internazionale since joining the club in August 2019, Romelu Lukaku has truly cemented his place as one of world football’s elite forwards.
Premier League Seasons Part V: Tactical Star Wars
Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp renewed their rivalry in the Premier League, leading to a record-smashing period for the competition as the pair ripped up the script on how football should be played in England. But it was not just the new ‘big two’ that were making all the headlines, with Arsene Wenger’s time at Arsenal coming […]