West Brom vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Brom vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League has a full schedule this weekend and the focus will once again be on the race for the Champions League. This season has been competitive with six very good teams and it is shaping up to be the most exciting contest for the top four in a long time. Arsenal may have finished in the top four for the last 20 seasons, but there are no guarantees about them doing so again this campaign. They are currently …
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 …
Saido Berahino to Stoke: Will It Be Worth the Trouble for Mark Hughes?

Saido Berahino to Stoke: Will It Be Worth the Trouble for Mark Hughes?

If we check out any of the transfer rumours about Liverpool from 2015 and 2016, especially those that provide many rumours in one article, we can be almost certain that one name will feature in majority of those articles – Saido Berahino. Similarly, for Tottenham Hotspurs, if we check out any of the rumour bundles, especially from late 2015 till summer of 2016, the English youngster features in many of them. So, when I saw the news earlier this month, that …
EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

"The best League in the world"..."The most entertaining league in the world" Terms flouted about on a regular basis by pundits and analysts when describing the English Premier league. But can it really be called such, when the referees and linesmen get it so wrong, so often? Maybe they also want to add to the excitement.... Maybe they're just useless. The latter seems more closer to the truth. Best League...worst Match Officials  How many offside goals were allowed this season …
Tottenham Hotspur vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Facts and Key Men

Tottenham Hotspur vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Facts and Key Men

Tottenham are aiming to keep their title hopes alive as West Brom visit White Hart Lane on Saturday. Spurs opened up the title race last week as two headers by Dele Alli gave them a 2-0 win to end Chelsea's 13-game winning streak at the top of the table. Whilst Spurs head into Saturday's match high on confidence, after beating Aston Villa to progress in the FA Cup, West Brom should provide a stern test as they sit eighth with …
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 …
Arsenal v WBA Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v WBA Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

An unsure Arsenal side will face Tony Pulis' high flying West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day in what is definitely one of the biggest fixtures that the Gunners will play at this stage of the campaign. Arsenal are back in familiar territory again. Seven days ago, Arsene Wenger's side had put Stoke City to the sword at home, a 3-1 victory after an early wobble to see his side at the top of the table even though it only lasted …
West Brom vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

It was always going to be a crucial Christmas period for Manchester United and they have started well with back-to-back wins, but they need a lot more results like that if they are to challenge for a top four finish. This weekend, they travel to West Bromwich Albion and will be in for a difficult match against the in-form Baggies. There is only one place separating the two teams in the league table and a home win will put the …
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