Liverpool v AS Roma Preview - Champions League Semi-Final

Liverpool v AS Roma Preview - Champions League Semi-Final

If anyone had suggested at the start of the European season, that one of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals will feature either Liverpool or AS Roma, it would have been dismissed as wishful thinking. But sometimes the unexpected does happen and in rarer cases, it happens with a double whammy. The first semi-final of this season’s Champions League will feature not one of those two underdogs but both of them. After progressing to this stage by beating England’s champions-elect team, …
Arsenal v West Ham Preview | Team News & Key Players

Arsenal v West Ham Preview | Team News & Key Players

While Arsenal's focus may be on the Europa League at this point, the Gunners will come out with as much will to win as is humanly possible after the announcement that Arsene Wenger will step down at the end of the season. The emotions will be high in the stands and in the players. The Europa League is, rightfully, the main focus for the rest of the season, but every last game under Wenger will be a must win. West …
Burnley vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Burnley vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

The season is drawing to an end and these two clubs have had differing fortunes. Burnley have had a spectacular campaign as they have been by far the best of the rest. Sean Dyche’s men still have a chance of finishing in the top six and that would represent one of the best achievements in Premier League history considering the past success of the club. Meanwhile, Chelsea have faltered in their title defence and are left scrambling to restore pride …
Manchester United v West Brom Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

After inflicting on league leaders and rivals Manchester City - their first defeat at home in over 70 weeks, Manchester United continue their push for second-place against a struggling West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. United have been in decent form lately with 5 wins from the last 5 in the Premier League including wins against the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and City since the turn of the year. They are currently second at the moment and while six points from …
Newcastle United v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Newcastle United v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Newcastle have come alive at just the right time. The Toon have won three matches in a row moving them into the top half of the table and 10 points off relegation with six matches to play. This hot streak has comfortably pushed Rafa Benitez's men out of the relegation picture and into the safety of mid-table. At this point, Benitez's side can relax, but they would love a win against Arsenal to push them over the 40 point mark. …
Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

There will be revenge on the minds when Chelsea host West Ham United this weekend at Stamford Bridge. The Hammers won the previous meeting between the two clubs with Marko Arnautovic scoring the winning goal towards the beginning of David Moyes' reign at the club. There have been ups and downs since, but it has become clear that the Austrian international is the main man at the club. For the home side, their supporters will be looking for a reaction …
Duel of the Fates: Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku

Duel of the Fates: Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku

Football feeds off narratives. And one of the main reasons why we love football does not actually have anything to with the sport itself. It's always the stories they build and give life to. The sport is better for them and naturally thrive on the tension that builds along. One such story in the Premier League this season - setting the tone since the transfer window, a tale that connects two football clubs and managers at loggerheads, one that took …
The Unrealised Potential of Theo Walcott

The Unrealised Potential of Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott is one of a few remaining members of Arsenal’s group of home-grown, British Golden Boys, plucked by Arsene Wenger as a teenager from Southampton in 2006 to join the Arsenal Academy and, presumably, be groomed for greatness. And like too many of the others, he never quite matured into the level of quality originally hoped for. Just this past transfer window, two more players from this vaunted youth group discovered by Wenger with these same high expectations left …
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