Manchester United v Watford Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Watford Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

As the Premier League draws to a close, Manchester United welcome Watford for the final game of 2017/18 as they look to finish with more than 80 points on board for the first time since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. In the end, it has been a drawn-out season of nothingness for United in the Premier League - particularly in the last four weeks, where the club failed to kick on to get as many points as they can. …
Manchester United vs Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Manchester United host Watford on Saturday and it is important they return to winning ways at Old Trafford as they have dropped too many points at home this season. Their main problem is that they aren't killing matches off and they have collected too many draws. The Premier League is tight at the top this season and draws against teams outside of the top six are no good, especially at home. This is why Manchester United aren't currently in the …
Étienne Capoue's Role Change Driving the Form Change

Étienne Capoue's Role Change Driving the Form Change

If I were to ask you, statistically speaking who was the second best player in the Ligue 1 after Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 2012-13 season, you might think that I am crazy. In other circumstances, this indeed is a crazy question suited to the 100th level of a trivia quiz game. But these days, the same player is making unexpected waves in the English Premier League. His name is Étienne Capoue. For some reason, in the summer of 2013, I had …
Manchester United v Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

After a result that could turn out to be a genuine turning point in Manchester United’s roller-coaster of a season, Louis Van Gaal’s young Manchester United will host Watford FC at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening. Manchester United should be going into this game full of confidence and in higher spirits than they have in recent weeks, with three wins on the bounce now in three different competitions ensuring their progress of some sort in all of them.  Although wins …
Quality versus Quantity | Clubs Should Be Wiser With Their Money

Quality versus Quantity | Clubs Should Be Wiser With Their Money

‘If you spend more than £100 million, you expect to be challenging for the league.’ Sorry about this Brendan, I know you’ve got enough on your plate at the moment, but you can’t expect to get away with comments like that with Liverpool finishing 25 points off the pace. Since 2012, Rodgers has bought 24 players, with Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho the only confirmed hits. This year’s crop of Lambert, Lallana, Can, Lovren, Markovic, Manquillo, Moreno and, the crowning …
Manchester City v Tottenham Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Manchester City v Tottenham Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

The Saturday lunchtime kick-off sees Tottenham return to the Eithad for the first time since their 6-0 demolition by Manchester City last year. The current champions of England have started well, but already sit 5 points behind an imperious looking Chelsea side. Manchester City have history of coming from behind in their two title wins, so will have no worries despite facing their toughest opponents yet since the fortunes changed for the blue side of Manchester. A trip to Russia …
Capoue v Schneiderlin v Jedinak: A Stats Comparison

Capoue v Schneiderlin v Jedinak: A Stats Comparison

The Barclays Premier League is just 7 games old and it has already witnessed a lot of action, drama and excitement. From the quick adaptation to the league by Angel Di Maria and Costa, to the brilliance of Cesc Fabregas among many others, the league has had its fair share to keep the fans across globe busy. With the league experiencing a hiatus due to the international break, it’s time to look back on performances over the course of the …
Could Etienne Capoue's Start Under Pochettino Save Tottenham £27m?

Could Etienne Capoue's Start Under Pochettino Save Tottenham £27m?

For the last month, the transfer rumour that has been circling White Hart Lane has been Morgan Schneiderlin following his former manager to the North London club. But with a range of midfielders at the club there may already be a suitable player amongst their ranks in the form of Etienne Capoue. In a difficult debut season at Tottenham, Capoue only made 12 appearances in the league due to injuries and a changeable team selection. With a good pre-season under …
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