Liverpool's Lovren-Sized Problems

Liverpool's Lovren-Sized Problems

In the aftermath of Crystal Palace’s 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield, Sam Allardyce spoke about exposing their opponent’s weaknesses “time and time again”. He went on to elaborate on what those weaknesses were as if he were a college professor introducing a new concept to students, while the reality was that his audience had been aware of it since pre-school. Liverpool have a problem with crosses and set pieces, and the whole world knows about it. The stats bear …
Crystal Palace Vs Tottenham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Crystal Palace Vs Tottenham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

This week, half of the Premier League teams are playing to catch up with the rest of the league’s fixtures. The midweek action involves two derbies. One in Manchester and the other in London. Sam Allardyce awaits with his Crystal Palace, who beat Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday night. Their visitors are Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham, who lost their FA Cup semi-final to Chelsea on Saturday. The contrast in these two sides’ fortunes does not end at the immediately previous results. …
Arsenal vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After Arsenal caused a shock in the FA Cup semi-final to beat Manchester City, they return to league action and they will feel more confident about their chances of finishing in the top four. It remains an uphill battle for the Gunners, but they now have positive momentum and all they can do is focus on themselves. If they win their matches, they will have a good chance of finishing in the top four. They face a difficult match against …
Chelsea v Southampton Preview: Stats, Team News & Key Men

Chelsea v Southampton Preview: Stats, Team News & Key Men

League leaders Chelsea will look to extend their lead at the top of the table when they welcome Southampton to a floodlit Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. Antonio Conte and Chelsea will be bouncing off their impressive win against rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-final against Wembley, keeping their chances of securing another historic double in the Italian's debut season very much alive. But the focus will now be back on extending their lead to further up the …
Burnley v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Burnley v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

As the Premier League is inching towards the finale, Burnley will face North West giants Manchester United at Turf Moor in a game whose high stakes could not be higher for both sides. The Premise Sean Dyche's Burnley have had a stellar campaign in their 21,401 capacity home in Lancashire winning 10 out of 14 games - accruing 32 points out of their overall total of 36. They have the sixth best home record in the country and the best …
Middlesbrough vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On April 17th, Middlesbrough host Arsenal in a match between two sides that look like they will fail to reach their objectives this season. With seven matches left, Middlesbrough are looking likely to be relegated.  As multiple Sunderland teams have taught us recently, it's not over until it's over, but with only seven games left and a six point gap to safety, it's looking unlikely for Middlesbrough.  Firing manager Aitor Karanka does not seem to have fixed their problems, as they've …
Tottenham v Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham v Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League is approaching the end and this game-week it will resume at White Hart Lane when an in-form Spurs take on Bournemouth in North London on Saturday afternoon. Prelude Spurs have been the best side at home this season. Having won the last 11 matches on the spin at the fabled White Hart Lane, it's natural for Pochettino and his young and vibrant Tottenham to be bouncing with confidence. Their last win came against Watford, an emphatic 4-0 …
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Arsenal managed to return to winning ways during the week as they ran out comfortable winners over West Ham, but they are sill facing a difficult battle to finish in the top four. They are going to be going up against Sam Allardyce's Crystal Palace on Monday night and it won't be easy for them as the Eagles are fighting for their lives towards the bottom of the league. This is a fixture that the Palace manager will be looking …
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