Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On December third, Manchester City welcome title rivals Chelsea to the Eithad Stadium.  Before the festive period gets into full swing later in the month, we'll have one of the biggest games of the season with first playing third and joint bookies favourites for the title, according to Paddy Power. After a barnstorming start to the season, City have fallen off a bit recently.  Having won their first six Premier League fixtures, Pep Guardiola's side have only three wins in …
A Statistical Look at the Premier League Top Six

A Statistical Look at the Premier League Top Six

Nearly a third of a way into the Premier League season, the fight at the top of the Premier League is incredibly tight.  The top five teams are separated by a mere four points.  It's early, but, the way the league is setting up, this looks like it could be one of the most exciting recent Premier League title races.  We'll break down how the title race is looking after 12 matches. Those top five so far are Chelsea, Liverpool, …
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

This weekend sees another huge clash in the Premier League as Tottenham travel to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. These are two clubs that will be hoping to challenge for the title, but the home side are in better form and will be confident of extending their lead over their London rivals. A defeat will increase the anger in the Tottenham fan-base and it is arguably a much bigger match for them than it is for Chelsea. That said, Chelsea …
Top teams could be separated by Christmas due to fixtures schedule

Top teams could be separated by Christmas due to fixtures schedule

The 2016-17 season has been full of twists and turns so far and Chelsea have captured the feel of the campaign perfectly. Antonio Conte’s team reflects the inconsistencies that have been shown so far but their recent form has been nothing short of spectacular. Chelsea have recorded six victories in a row and have not conceded a single goal since they suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates last month. Their tight 1-0 victory against Middlesbrough last …
Rooney, Fabregas And The Case for North American Football

Rooney, Fabregas And The Case for North American Football

Once considered locks for any Starting XI in their heyday, Manchester United's long-tenured captain Wayne Rooney and Chelsea's string-pulling midfielder Cesc Fabregas seem to be surplus to requirements for their respective clubs at the moment. The 31-year old has seen his role drastically change over the last few seasons. With passing years -- and nagging injuries -- Rooney has gradually been deployed deeper and deeper down the pitch. Once a world-beating, energetic forward with the technical skill to play anywhere …
Will international Breaks decide the EPL Title ?

Will international Breaks decide the EPL Title ?

EPL Fans and indeed club fans all over the world dread the international break with all their hearts. It almost always comes around at the wrong time and provides an opportunity for country managers to damage some star players by over training/ overplaying them. At club level, players have regimes suited to their specific fitness and dietary needs. At international level, due to lack time with their players, there is no time for all the fancy bits and individual attention. …
Who Are the Main Contenders for the Golden Boot?

Who Are the Main Contenders for the Golden Boot?

The Premier League Golden Boot is going to be hotly contested again this season with a number of top strikers in the division. Last season, it was won by Harry Kane who finished the season with 25 goals, but he has some catching up to do if he is to retain it. The league is going to be close at the top this season and the impetus will be on the goal-scorers to fire their sides to glory. Although the …
Taking Stock of Defence in Premier League - Part 1: Top Defences

Taking Stock of Defence in Premier League - Part 1: Top Defences

Defenders – the permanently underappreciated ilk of footballers. Forget Ballon d’Or trophies, they rarely get player of the month awards. Their performance gets scrutinised a lot when their opponents run riot but if the game finished as a low scoring game, their performance needs to be nothing short of heroic to be even considered worthy of limelight. But at the same time they are awfully important for their teams. Despite being on top of the league and despite hammering Watford …
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