Sunderland Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Sunderland Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

As the shocks and surprises of the FA Cup come to an end, one more game week in the Premier League beckons – the 23rd and to accommodate the FA Cup on the weekend, this game week will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday (31st and 1st). Among Tuesday’s matches is one where, a team with a great chance of being at least runners up are playing the team at the bottom of the league. No, Liverpool are not playing …
Will Williams and Kone improve the Everton defence?

Will Williams and Kone improve the Everton defence?

Everton have had a frustrating transfer window and the sale of John Stones for £47.5m has created a need for defensive reinforcements. Ashley Williams joined on Wednesday for a fee of £12m, which is a good addition and adds some much needed leadership to the defence. They are also looking for another centre back to strengthen the squad, with Lamine Kone a priority target. Everton have already had an £18m bid turned down for the Sunderland defender and could return …
What Do Sunderland Need to do This Summer?

What Do Sunderland Need to do This Summer?

Sunderland did very well to survive the threat of relegation once again and they are quickly becoming a specialist in surviving the drop from seemingly perilous positions. In Sam Allardyce, they have a manager who is proven in the top flight and won't settle for another relegation scare in his first full season in charge. The Black Cats haven't had stability for a long time and have relied on managerial changes to save their season on a too frequent basis. …
Sunderland vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Sunderland vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Relegation battlers Sunderland face an acod test on Sunday when they host Arsenal. Just a single point away from safety with a game in hand, the Black cats need to chalk results out in every single game irrespective of the opponents to survive the battle. Arsenal on the other hand, will be keen to cement their position amongst the top 4 of the Premier League. Team News Sunderland Manager Sam Allardyce is expected to name an unchanged starting line up …
West Ham vs Everton Preview | Stats, Team News and Key Players

West Ham vs Everton Preview | Stats, Team News and Key Players

Everton put in the performance of the week with an impressive 6-2 win over struggling Sunderland on the last match day. They travel to Upton Park for their next fixture to face West Ham who were stunned by Watford. Having garnered 11 points in the last 6 games from a possible 18 compared to Everton’s 8, West Ham are in better form, but will need to steady the wobbling ship to harbour any hope of European Football. Team News West …
Assessing Players: Perception is King

Assessing Players: Perception is King

There is a very curious curse in football about which players gets abuse and which do not from their own fans. Aroune Kone at Everton is a classic example, for the previous 2 years he received abuse, 22 appearances in two years after a £6m transfer from Wigan obviously riled the Goodison support (even though he had a serious knee injury). As a player he has 9 in 39 appearances for the Ivory Coast, (in a team dominated by Wilfried …
New Formation & Tactical Ideas for Struggling Everton

New Formation & Tactical Ideas for Struggling Everton

The season so far as been long, boring and painful and the Everton fans have been constantly seeing the same style of play, the same boring formation and often come out with the same result. The 4-2-3-1 formation is statically the most used formation in the Premier League and it has been used by Everton even before Roberto Martinez walked into Goodison Park. Although he has actually started to use the 4-3-3 formation (which is frustrating me even more), it …
Everton Transfer Report | Analysing Barry, McCarthy and Lukaku

Everton Transfer Report | Analysing Barry, McCarthy and Lukaku

Transfer deadline day hasn’t produced particularly good memories for Everton supporters to savour over the years. Finances are tight at the club but with the latest TV money deal, last season’s sixth-place finish bonus and a new manager in Roberto Martinez to back, Everton desperately needed to do some notable business and they positively delivered in the remaining few hours of transfer window with Gareth Barry and Romelu Lukaku joining on season-long loan deals from Manchester City and Chelsea respectively, …
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