Chelsea v Burnley Preview - Conte's men begin Title defence

Chelsea v Burnley Preview - Conte's men begin Title defence

Defending Premier League champions Chelsea will face Burney in their opening fixture of the season at Stamford Bridge, and after Sunday's defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield, Antonio Conte will expect his side to take all three points and get their campaign off and running in style. Last season the Blues faced Sean Dyche's side in their third game and came away 3-0 winners, which made it three wins in three for the Italian in charge. The Clarets were tipped for relegation but …
Crystal Palace Vs Swansea City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Crystal Palace Vs Swansea City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

On May 24th, the final Premier League weekend, Swansea City travel from Wales to South London to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.  In the grand scheme of things, this game doesn't really mean a whole lot.  Swansea are already locked into their league position of eighth with Stoke five points behind them and Southampton four points ahead.  Palace could move up as far as 10th or move down to 13th if results either go their way or go …
Tottenham 1 Southampton 0 | In-Depth Tactical Analysis

Tottenham 1 Southampton 0 | In-Depth Tactical Analysis

It was yet another glorious spring day and north Londoners Tottenham were hosting Southampton, in a bid to secure their position for a place in the Champions League.  Both teams had some key absentees and it was interesting to watch how both managers coped with them. For Tottenham Parker was injured and on top of the Sandro’s long-term injury Villas-Boas had a choice to make on how to construct his midfield. In the last couple of weeks we have seen …
Southampton FC: Youth Development & Transfers | EPL Preview

Southampton FC: Youth Development & Transfers | EPL Preview

[caption id="attachment_16133" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Adam Lallana - future England International?"][/caption] The 2012/2013 English Premier League sees the return of Southampton FC to the Premier League. Despite (unbelievably!) never winning Manager of the Month in the Championship last season, Nigel Adkins' Southampton side now face life in the Premier League after finishing 2nd behind Reading (but achieving their second successive promotions in the process). Adkins has well and truly flipped the fortunes of Southampton Football Club with efficiency and style, whilst …