Klopp’s Late Substitutions Have Hurt Liverpool This Season

Klopp’s Late Substitutions Have Hurt Liverpool This Season

Liverpool fans are often trolled by competitor fans about always thinking at the start of every season that this will be their season. The Reds' optimism has almost been successful on two occasions in the last four seasons. But it has not materialised in a league title or indeed any silverware in the last few seasons, as at some point in the campaign a slip-up (pun intended) occurred that threw them off the track. Hence the derision from the other …
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, …
Stoke City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

This has been a fixture that has caused Arsenal problems in the recent history. Stoke City haven't lost to the Gunners at the Bet365 Stadium in the last seven matches played there and Arsene Wenger will be fully aware of the difficulty that this fixture poses. The visitors must win this match if they are to keep their slim hopes of the top four finish alive, but it wouldn't be a surprise if they failed to do that against one …
Southampton Vs Arsenal Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Southampton Vs Arsenal Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

The first time one does something is really special. And if that something is beating the Special One for the first time, it is even better. Arsene Wenger tasted victory against Jose Mourinho for the first time in his career on Sunday. He would love to bask in the glory of that well fought victory at the Emirates but he and his team are required to travel to St. Mary’s this Wednesday to play one of the fixtures that was …
Chelsea Vs Middlesbrough Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea Vs Middlesbrough Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

In the previous two seasons of the Premier League the league title had been decided before the 35th game week. Chelsea had won at a canter in the 2014-15 season and Leicester had wrapped up the title in 2015-16 by the first week of May.  This season however, there is still a semblance of a title race left even though the involved teams only a handful of matches left to play. At the other end of the table, Sunderland have been …
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. …
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 …
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