Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

In February of 2011 Arsenal defied the odds to beat Europe’s greatest - Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona – 2-1 at the Emirates in the Champions League. That night the pitch was laden with midfield maestros; the likes of Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas to name a few. But the name which dominated the back pages the morning after was none of the above, instead it was a 19-year-old by the name of Jack Wilshere. With a passing accuracy of …
Nathan Aké to Bournemouth: Worth Smashing the Transfer Record For

Nathan Aké to Bournemouth: Worth Smashing the Transfer Record For

Thanks to some mind-boggling TV revenues this season, Premier League clubs are in a transfer record smashing mode. Every club is being linked to a variety of stars and almost every club is willing to pay a high premium to ensure that they get their desired players for the start of the next season. Liverpool narrowly missed the transfer record in case of Mohamed Salah, although if the bonuses are included, it might still be their current record transfer. But …
Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part One

Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part One

It has been another whirlwind season in the Premier League this year but which clubs have exceeded expectations and who has fallen short of their aims? EPLIndex reviews how each club in the Premier League got on in 2016-17... AFC Bournemouth League position: 9th EPLIndex's Player of the Year: Josh King In just their second season in the Premier League, Bournemouth not only stayed up comfortably - they broke into the top 10. That's certainly a successful achievement for Eddie …
Analysing Bournemouth's Rumoured Approach for Jermain Defoe

Analysing Bournemouth's Rumoured Approach for Jermain Defoe

In just their second ever top division season Bournemouth finished in the top half of the Premier League, finishing ninth on 46th points, only behind local rivals Southampton on goal difference. After finishing 16th in their first ever season in the Premier League, the Cherries managed to improve on their position in their second season, despite some questionable transfers last summer.  They'll look to consolidate their position as a top half Premier League team this summer and improve on the …
Tottenham v Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham v Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League is approaching the end and this game-week it will resume at White Hart Lane when an in-form Spurs take on Bournemouth in North London on Saturday afternoon. Prelude Spurs have been the best side at home this season. Having won the last 11 matches on the spin at the fabled White Hart Lane, it's natural for Pochettino and his young and vibrant Tottenham to be bouncing with confidence. Their last win came against Watford, an emphatic 4-0 …
Bournemouth v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Bournemouth v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This weekend Bournemouth will host the Champions-elect Chelsea after an impressive performance at Anfield in a bid to repeat their mid-week heroics against the best team in the country. Prelude  The Cherries have had very good season so far. Eddie Howe's side have played impressive football and despite the few inconsistent results they find themselves in a healthy position in the league - just two points off ninth placed arch rivals Southampton. Their struggles in early 2017 have largely subsided …
Liverpool v Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool v Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Premier League Referees: What Does the Data Say About Them?

Premier League Referees: What Does the Data Say About Them?

Referees – the guys that bear the brunt of ire from unhappy fans and Jose Mourinho. They are generally the default targets of people’s anger every time a perceived wrong decision is given. They are almost certainly the default reason for Mourinho’s teams not turning up at times. This season has already seen its fair share of controversies around referees’ decisions. But this season is also different for referees for several reasons. First, referees are also superstars now. The cash-rich …
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