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

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

After a run of six consecutive wins in the Premier League that saw Manchester City cut down an eight point gap the top of the table, they have not won in their last five games and helped open up Chelsea's lead at the top to seven points. This is their worst run for over five years as a result of which, Mark Hughes was sacked back in 2009. The former Manchester United defender will be looking to complete a rare double over his former employers having clinched …
Stoke draw blank at home to toothless Black Cats | Player Stats

Stoke draw blank at home to toothless Black Cats | Player Stats

Stoke and Sunderland played out a chilling 0-0 draw in an utterly uninspiring encounter at the Britannia Stadium. The draw was both sides sixth in the Premier League this season and was, in hindsight somewhat predictable. The Potters certainly had the better of the chances, however a fine display from Black Cat's keeper Simon Mignolet ensured that the game would remain goal-less even into the 98th minute. Sunderland failed to muster a single attempt on target throughout the game which …