Paulius Kundzelevicius

Paulius Kundzelevicius

Writer covering European Football

Education: University of Central Lancashire, B.A. (Hons) Sports Studies. Lithuanian Sports University, International Master's in Performance Analysis of Sport. | A football lover from the Baltic states who is passionate about the tactical side of the beautiful game, Paulius has done multiple physical education internships between 2016 and 2017. Hi has been a Football Analyst and Writer for Ronnie Dog Media from June 2019 to January 2020, and Football Data Scout for STATSCORE.

Frank Lampard’s Most Expensive Signing Kai Havertz Gives Him A Marquee Headache

Kai Havertz’s versatility compelled Lampard to make him the most expensive German and bring him to Stamford Bridge. But how does the marquee signing compare to Premier League’s top playmakers.

Is Ben Chilwell Good Enough To Be Chelsea’s New Ashley Cole? Here’s What Stats Say

Ben Chilwell is Frank Lampard’s new man to fix Chelsea’s leaky defence. We analyze if the English fullback is good enough to mirror the legendary Ashley Cole.

From Alexander-Arnold To Wan-Bissaka — Premier League’s Most Valuable Full-Backs

Over the past few years, full-backs have become increasingly important to a team. A mixture of defensive and offensive qualities has become necessary for pretty much every modern-day full-back, irrespective of a team’s playing style. The 2019/20 Premier League season provided the football world with yet another opportunity to analyse the performances of the established and lesser-known full-backs.

3 Possible Ways In Which Lionel Messi Can Fire Up Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City

City usually line-up in a 4-3-3 formation with two inverted wingers on either side. Manchester City’s formation is perfectly familiar to Lionel Messi as Barca’s preferred formation over the years has also always been 4-3-3. Messi played a total of 28 matches on the right-wing last season and would be extremely accustomed to that role.

Can Andrea Pirlo Resolve Juventus’ Midfield Woes That Caused ‘Sarriball’ To Fail?

It will be interesting to see if Pirlo will want to and, perhaps more importantly, will be allowed to transform Juve’s midfield with the new signings. Majority of the current midfielders were brought in by Massimiliano Allegri, the former Juventus boss. If the answer is no, the next question we shall ask: if Sarri was incapable of making Juve’s midfield to operate the way he wants, will Pirlo be?

Chelsea’s Pursuit Drags On Amid John Stones’ Reluctance To Leave Manchester City

Chelsea have expressed their interest in the 26-year-old central defender who has recently fallen out of favor with Pep Guardiola. Stones’ current deal is set to expire in the summer of 2022. This, in addition to his poor performances, has cut the Englishman’s transfer value to as low as £20 million. City’s most recent signing Nathan Ake has added even more doubts to Stones’ future with Guardiola.

Our Data Shows Dortmund’s Exorbitant Asking Price Is Nowhere Near Jadon Sancho’s Real Value

Dortmund are believed to have set the transfer fee at €120 million, potentially making Sancho the most expensive British player ever. The Bundesliga runners-up are in no need to sell their superstar, making it a cat and mouse game between the two clubs.

How Good Is Said Benrahma? Chelsea’s Potential Replacement For Willian

Brentford were on the verge of ending their 73-year long wait to compete again in England’s top division. The team’s dream of entering the new stadium as a Premier League side was shattered after they lost the Championship Play-Off Final to Fulham. Despite missing out on the promotion spot in such devastating fashion, the West London club were arguably, together with Leeds, the most entertaining team to watch. One of the driving forces behind Brentford’s ferocious attack was the Algerian international Said Benrahma.

Van Dijk, Laporte Or Maguire — Who Boasts The Best Centre-Back Stats Of EPL 2019/20?

There is a saying that good attackers win games. But great defenders win championships. The Premier League, never renowned for its rock-solid showings at the back, has nevertheless always had some high-profile defenders. The 2019/20 season was no exception, presenting a mixture of established centre-backs and some lesser known names ready to break through onto the biggest stage.

Ahead Of Manchester City’s Champions League QF Clash, David Silva Departs For Italy’s Lazio

David Silva’s ten-year spell at Manchester City is nearing its end. The 34-year-old Spaniard has agreed terms with Serie A side Lazio, joining ‘The White and Sky Blues’ on a three-year deal. Nicknamed ‘El Mago’, Silva made 39 appearances for City last season, scoring six goals and assisting 11 times in all competitions.