Arsenal v West Ham Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v West Ham Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

It's April, which marks the beginning of proper business end of the season, when the title is decided at the very top and relegation will seal the fate of three sides at the bottom. Prelude For Arsenal, it's that time of the year when they go on a run of winning games to steadily consolidate their place in the top four and find themselves in the hat when the Champions League draw is made in the following campaign. But this …
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 …
West Ham United Vs Chelsea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

West Ham United Vs Chelsea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Antonio Conte is rapidly losing his battle to prove that Chelsea are not the only team that can win the title this season. In early February he had said that six teams could still win the title. Very gracious of him but even Liverpool and Manchester United fans are not so naïve to believe that. Indeed, since he made that statement, the chasm between the Blues and the chasing pack has widened. Chelsea sit 10 points ahead of Tottenham who …
Five things to look out for in the Premier League this week

Five things to look out for in the Premier League this week

There's another exciting weekend in the Premier League ahead as clubs are now well and truly back to league action following last week's cup competitions. The biggest game of the weekend will undoubtedly be Liverpool's clash against Arsenal in Saturday's late kick-off at Anfield but there are also key battles at the other end of the table as Leicester City host Hull City and Swansea take on Burnley at the Liberty Stadium Tottenham will face a tough clash against Everton …
Argentine will become key West Ham attacker in Payet's absence

Argentine will become key West Ham attacker in Payet's absence

Following Dmitri Payet's departure from West Ham, the club must now turn to Manuel Lanzini as their key attacker and the Argentine must deliver. He faces a heavy burden - following in the footsteps of the talented Frenchman but Lanzini's importance to Slaven Bilic's side has doubled given Payet's departure. Despite a shaky start to the season and statistics which were much less impressive than his numbers in the final weeks of the 2015-16 season, Payet still held much importance …
Five January Deals that Could Prove to be Make or Break

Five January Deals that Could Prove to be Make or Break

The 2016-17 campaign saw a number of high profile loan moves in January and some players have been given a rare life-line in Premier League football with some big money moves on permanent deals. Here are just five players whose careers could rocket from their January move or it might break them... Morgan Schneiderlin One of the most high-profile switches was Schneiderlin's move from Manchester United to Everton. The Frenchman was hugely impressive under Ronald Koeman at Southampton and he …
West Ham vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League returns during the week and these two sides will be familiar with each other, having played at the beginning of the month in the FA Cup. Manchester City ran out 5-0 winners on that occasion, delivering one of their best performances of the season, but they will be coming up against a different side on Wednesday, as the hosts are playing with confidence. Despite an improvement in performance, City still aren't getting the results that they need …
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 …
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