Goals, Golden Boot and the Race for Europe

Goals, Golden Boot and the Race for Europe

2016/17 has been a campaign littered with bright patches of high quality football, plenty of goals and teams in the top seven places going toe to toe in the rat race to win the pot of money that comes with qualifying for the next edition of the Champions League. It should not come as a surprise, given the influx of managerial talent, the new 5.1 billion TV deal, that has brought with it an assemblage of superstar footballers attracted by astronomical wages. …
Everton Vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Everton Vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This Sunday northwestern rivals of the same colour face off against each other in two intriguing matches in the Premier League. While Liverpool travel to Old Trafford, Pep Guardiola brings his Manchester City team to Goodison Park to face Ronald Koeman’s Everton. If at the beginning of this season, anyone had said that these two new managers would be facing relatively similar circumstances midway through the season, they would have been termed crazy. But both teams having started the campaign …
Should Arsenal maintain the Ozil-Sanchez duo at all costs?

Should Arsenal maintain the Ozil-Sanchez duo at all costs?

Arsenal have always had an issue with maintaining their quality players and in convincing them to extend their contracts. It is very rare for a season or two to go by without any news of a tiff related to contracts at the Emirates Stadium. For example, Ashley Cole, Mathieu Flamini, Kolo Toure, Samir Nasri and Robin Van Persie all had some issue with the club when it came to renewing contracts, and ultimately they all ended up shifting camp. Whether …
Everton vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Everton vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

“Football is not the most important thing in the world but on Monday night I’d say for 90 minutes in Liverpool it is.” - Jurgen Klopp
THE BUILD UP Everything comes to a standstill, families are divided when it comes to the Merseyside Derby. The rivalry is more than just 90 minutes and this fixture is more than just three points; it is a battle for pride, honor, glory, bragging rights and happiness over the festive period. Gameweek …
Everton vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Prediction

Everton vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Prediction

The Toffees will host Arsenal at Goodison Park on 13th December, even as there is a mighty gap of 14 points between the two. Arsenal have been having a splendid season so far. Given their strong form though, a defeat seems unlikely for Wenger's men. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have formed a beautiful symphony within the team, and its a wonder how earlier a lot of people felt like they wouldn't be able to play together. Sanchez has been …
The Numbers Behind Everton's Drop in Form

The Numbers Behind Everton's Drop in Form

“I think there are more serious problems in the world, than making a big story out of a #ChristmasTree” - tweeted Everton manager Ronald Koeman a few days before his team were going to host Manchester United at Goodison Park. It was a response to being slammed on Twitter for the red-colored (or Liverpool themed) Christmas tree that Mrs. Koeman had decorated. Looking at his tweet, one might think that he is pointing to general problems in the world – poverty, …
Everton vs Manchester United - Match Preview

Everton vs Manchester United - Match Preview

Both sides are coming into the game with indifferent form, which makes this weekend's match an interesting one for the neutral. It is Manchester United that need the win a lot more as they need to begin making up ground on the leading pack. If they put together a good run over the festive period, they will become contenders for a top-four finish once again and that is where they need to be come the end of the season. Whereas, …
Chelsea vs. Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs. Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On Saturday November fifth, Chelsea host Everton at Stamford Bridge, with the hosts just one point off the top of the Premier League.  After a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Arsenal, Chelsea have won their last four Premier League matches and haven't conceded a goal in any of them.  Their winning run has vaulted them up to fourth in the Premier League, just one point off the three way tie at the top between Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester City. …
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