Chelsea vs Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Newly-crowned champions Chelsea welcome Watford to Stamford Bridge on Monday in what should be a great atmosphere. Although there is little to play for, the home side will be keen to put on a show for their supporters and prove that they are worthy winners of the Premier League. They will be confident of recording another three points as their opponents have shown little in recent weeks and are already on the beach after reaching the 40-point mark. That said, …
Watford vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Watford vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On May first, Liverpool travel to Vicarige Road to take on Watford.  Liverpool's top four security seems to be dropping by the week and a win here is vital to them playing Champions League football next season. Watford are as mid-table as possible.  They lie in 10th place on 40 points, nine points away from the relegation zone and 18 points away from the European spots.  The rest of their season is all about finishing as high as they can …
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 …
Magnificent Martial Keeps United in the Hunt for Second Place

Magnificent Martial Keeps United in the Hunt for Second Place

Manchester United notched up their 13th win in the league - a facile 2-0 with goals from Juan Mata and Anthony Martial. United, after a slow start, quickly shifted gears to produce what was one of their finest first half performances, certainly since their last defeat in the league against Chelsea - 16 games ago. The lineup was greeted with much enthusiasm which saw fan favourite Anthony Martial reinstated on the left flank, part of a fluid and dynamic front …
Manchester United vs Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United host Watford on Saturday and it is important they return to winning ways at Old Trafford as they have dropped too many points at home this season. Their main problem is that they aren't killing matches off and they have collected too many draws. The Premier League is tight at the top this season and draws against teams outside of the top six are no good, especially at home. This is why Manchester United aren't currently in the …
Can Watford’s Serie A Imports Push Them Up the Table? – Part 2: M’Baye Niang

Can Watford’s Serie A Imports Push Them Up the Table? – Part 2: M’Baye Niang

In Part 1 of this two-part analysis we looked at one of Watford’s two acquisitions from Serie A in the January window – Mauro Zarate. In this part, we will look at the other – M’Baye Niang. The Hornets have got him on loan for an alleged loan fee of €750 Thousand for the rest of the season, with an option to buy. The player’s contract at his parent club AC Milan is coming to an end in this summer, …
Can Watford’s Serie A Imports Push Them Up the Table? – Part 1: Mauro Zarate

Can Watford’s Serie A Imports Push Them Up the Table? – Part 1: Mauro Zarate

This winter transfer window has been an interesting one. It proves a couple of points about the English Premier League and the nature of transfers in the winter. First, there is a widely held belief that the winter transfer market is overpriced and it seems that top six clubs generally have to over pay for what they buy in January. In case of a debate, I just name three Liverpool transfers – Suarez, Coutinho and Sturridge to counter this, but …
Arsenal vs Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal will be getting ready to host Watford in Tuesday night’s Premier League game as the Gunners look to edge closer to Premier League leaders Chelsea. Having won six of their last seven games, Arsenal are in brilliant form right now, a fact only made more apparent with their incredible game against Southampton. The Gunners scored five goals and conceded none. That's right, they maintained a clean sheet and reaped the benefits of a Theo Walcott hat-trick and a Danny …
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