WBA v Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

WBA v Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

The Premier League will resume this weekend - with Champions Chelsea making the trip to the Hawthorns to take on a struggling West Bromwich Albion, to build on their newly found momentum. West Bromwich Albion are stuck in a rut under Tony Pulis, a manager everyone associated with the Baggies thought would be gone by the end of the International break in November. But it was not to be. The manager still remains at the helm - but only just. …
Arsenal vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Arsenal host West Brom this weekend in what could be a tricky fixture for the home side. The Gunners have had a mixed start to the season and it is important they don't give away points in matches such as these, especially if they want to challenge for the title. In the last four meetings of the two, the home side have come out on top and that will give the Gunners confidence this weekend. Last season, Arsene Wenger's men …
Great Deal - West Brom Sign Grzegorz Krychowiak on Loan

Great Deal - West Brom Sign Grzegorz Krychowiak on Loan

When club names such as West Brom and Paris Saint Germain or Swansea and Bayern Munich are taken together in a sentence, it is generally expected that the bigger European teams from the continent must have fancied a player from these lower-half Premier League teams. This transfer window, we saw something else. We saw both West Brom and Swansea sign PSG and Bayern players (respectively), albeit on loan deals. One day before the transfer frenzy in England reached its crescendo, …
The Great Crash of English Football Around the Corner

The Great Crash of English Football Around the Corner

In 1997, twenty seven days after Tony Blair became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mohamed Al Fayed completed his takeover of Fulham FC. In the process, he became the first foreign owner of an English football club. Six years later, Roman Abramovich bought into Chelsea FC and his success then led to many others following suit. The rich had always clambered to get a piece of the action in previous decades, with clubs traditionally being owned by local business …
The Best of the Free Agents this Summer

The Best of the Free Agents this Summer

The transfer window is now officially open for the 2017-18 season and there are plenty of players who are currently without a club going into the new campaign. All Premier League clubs have submitted their release lists and there are some experienced free agent players who could be up for grabs in the market. Here are some of the best and where we see their careers going... Willy Caballero The Argentine became a bit of a fan-favourite at Manchester City …
Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to EPL - 2: La Liga

Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to EPL - 2: La Liga

This is Part 2 of a multi-part series. You can read the first part here. In the first part, we took a look at the transfers to Premier League from Eredivisie. In this part, we will take a look at how Premier League clubs have been recruiting players from La Liga. La Liga is believed to be one of the best leagues in the world in terms of football talent. My personal belief is that image of the whole league …
Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to Premier League - 1: Eredivisie

Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to Premier League - 1: Eredivisie

When I was writing about Davy Klaassen’s transfer to Everton from Ajax, someone suggested that I should also see whether his transfer is going to be a hit like Suarez or a flop like Janssen.  I thought it was a good idea and decided to look at the transfers in detail. While predicting whether Klaassen will be a Suarez or a Janssen is not possible for me but we can look at the trends and characteristics of transfers from different …
Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part Two

Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part Two

It has been another whirlwind season in the Premier League this year but which clubs have exceeded expectations and who has fallen short of their aims? EPLIndex reviews how each club in the Premier League got on in 2016-17... (READ PART ONE HERE) Manchester United League position: 6th EPLIndex's Player of the Year: Antonio Valencia Trophies: 2 (+Charity Shield) The success of Manchester United's season ultimately came down to whether they would win the Europa League final - and they …
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