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

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

On January 14th, league leaders Chelsea travel to the King Power Stadium to take on reigning champions Leicester City.  After match week 20 last season it was Leicester in second and Chelsea down in 14th.  This season, it's nearly the opposite with Chelsea in first and Leicester in 15th.  While Leicester have fallen off their pedestal this season, they'll still want to prove they can beat this season's superpower, Chelsea. After their unbelievable title winning season last year, Leicester have …
The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

“Can Messi do it on a rainy, windy Tuesday night at Stoke?”. Almost every Premier League fan must have asked or heard  this rhetorical question at least once in the last few years. While this particular version of the question alludes to the physical game the Potters were known for under Tony Pulis and the English weather, what the fans are asking is – would Messi be as successful in the Premier League as he is in La Liga? There …
How Oriol Romeu Has Resurrected Himself and Southampton

How Oriol Romeu Has Resurrected Himself and Southampton

While Claude Puel’s ever improving Southampton may be enjoying a decent campaign during his first season in charge in England, his side has adapted quickly to his methods. Currently tenth in the table, behind South Coast rivals Bournemouth on goal-difference, the Saints were expected to play out a season of transition under a manager who had never managed outside France before. But the manner in which the side has performed could come in as a surprise to those who believed …
Tottenham Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On January 4th, league leaders Chelsea will travel to White Hart Lane to take on London rivals Tottenham.  Chelsea will look to become the first team in Premier League history to win 14 matches in a row in a single season with a win against Spurs.  Spurs will look to end Chelsea's winning run and extend their own winning streak to five matches. Chelsea have won 13 matches in a row making them clear favourites for the league title.  After …
You can hate Costa but he's brilliant: 3 things we learned from 2016

You can hate Costa but he's brilliant: 3 things we learned from 2016

As 2016 draws to a close EPL Index takes a look at five things we learned from a busy calendar year which included several management changes, a whole host of awards and some fantastic goals. Leicester City achieved the impossible but are now struggling in the depths of the relegation zone just six months later, while Chelsea have taken the Premier League by storm in the new season. Diego Costa can deliver the Premier League title for Chelsea He is …
Chelsea vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea will on the lookout for a 13th consecutive win in the Premier League when they host Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on New Year's Eve. The Blues will also be keen to stretch their six-point lead at the top ahead of Liverpool's game with Manchester City later in the day, a meeting of second against third. Chelsea's chances of earning three more points are boosted by the return of two key figures, striker Diego Costa and midfield destroyer N'Golo …
Chelsea Vs Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

There are some managers in the Premier League who have genuinely good reasons to be quite happy. Eddie Howe and Antonio Conte both certainly have reasons to rejoice this Christmas. This week, Conte expressed his pleasure and was thankful for the pressure that comes with the tag of early season favorites to win the league. Eddie Howe, on the other hand, would surely be happy with his team’s showing in the first half of this season, despite the dampener that …
N'Golo Kante - Difference Maker

N'Golo Kante - Difference Maker

It's fair to say that the first half of last season was a blip for Chelsea, albeit a serious one that cost Jose Mourinho his job. Going from Premier League champions to strugglers in a matter of months was never about the standard of the squad; something evident after Guus Hiddink took over temporary charge and the Blues form improved, with them eventually finishing tenth in the Premier League. As the season drew to a close, Diego Costa and Eden …
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