Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea host Newcastle United in the opening fixture of the weekend and there will be a lot of interest in the game as Rafa Benitez returns to his former club. The Spaniard was never fully taken to at Stamford Bridge and he will be eager to return to haunt the Blues. His team are on a winless run of five matches and the timing of this fixture isn’t great for him, but the unpredictability of the Premier League means that …
Manchester United vs Newcastle United Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

Manchester United vs Newcastle United Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

Manchester United welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford this weekend in one of the most iconic fixtures of the Premier League history. The Magpies may not be the force they once were in the early 2000s, but they still attract attention and this match will be one to look forward to for the neutral. An extra layer of intrigue has been added this season as it will see Jose Mourinho go up against one of his long-term rivals in Rafa …
Fantasy Premier League Insight - GW10 Spurs Statement

Fantasy Premier League Insight - GW10 Spurs Statement

Another blockbuster footballing weekend with a few surprises once again. Spurs explosively exploited Liverpool's defensive frailties, steamrolling the Reds 4-1. Harry Kane highest scoring #FPL points with 16 points (2 goals and an assist). Arsenal piled more pressure on Koeman as Everton went down 2-5 (Koeman has since been sacked); Sanchez, Monreal and Lacazette notable #FPL assets. Huddersfield shocked Man Utd with a 2-1 victory over the title hopefuls; defensive issues rearing its head in that one. Chelsea bounced back …
A Statistical Breakdown of Mikel Merino's Influence at Newcastle United

A Statistical Breakdown of Mikel Merino's Influence at Newcastle United

Newcastle United were criticised by a large section of the media for their perceived lack of business during the summer transfer window. Rafa Benitez was open with his feelings about the team's recruitment, but they did manage to improve the squad of the squad after promotion. The Magpies' boss has always had a good eye for a player and he has proved that he can compete on a budget before. Mikel Merino was a low-key addition, arriving from Borussia Dortmund …
Yet Again, Liverpool Drop Points Against a Defensively Organised Team

Yet Again, Liverpool Drop Points Against a Defensively Organised Team

Liverpool were playing against a promoted side. They had all their attacking stars lined up. The opponents were set up to defend. There must have been a time when these things put together would have meant an easy victory for Liverpool. If such times existed, they are becoming extremely difficult for the Reds’ fans to recall. What the recent history tells them is that a draw is the best outcome when those things are put together. Yes, Liverpool were playing …
Newcastle United Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Newcastle United Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Reunions in Premier League are commonplace. But some reunions are a bit more special than others. This Sunday, we will witness one of these special reunions as Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle host his old club Liverpool. Of the Reds traveling to St. James’ Park, hardly one or two (Flanagan?) played under Rafa at the Merseyside club, but Rafa’s soft corner for Liverpool is well known. His unbeaten record against Liverpool must be an additional reason for him to like them. Given …
Javier Manquillo Moves to Newcastle: Third Time Lucky in the EPL?

Javier Manquillo Moves to Newcastle: Third Time Lucky in the EPL?

When Javier Manquillo joined Liverpool on a two-season long loan in the summer of 2014, he was hoping for game time at Anfield, and perhaps a permanent move in the future. The Reds did not have a first choice right-back and it gave the Spaniard a great opportunity to shine. But it was not to be. Manquillo did not shine in the ten Premier League appearances he made and then Brendan Rodgers’ chopping and changing of the formations ensured that …
Is this the right time for Newcastle United to be taken over?

Is this the right time for Newcastle United to be taken over?

Mike Ashley is approaching ten years as owner of Newcastle United and his tenure can be described as eventful but unsuccessful. There has been plenty going on at St James’ Park off the pitch, but the football hasn’t been great, with the Magpies suffering two relegations during that time. Supporters will never take to the English businessman, as he lacks ambition and has done a lot to antagonise them. However, there has been a cooling of tensions over the last …
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