Arsenal v Sunderland Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Sunderland Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal need to win the next two games at the Emirates and hope Liverpool drop points in their final league game at home against Middlesbrough to sneak into the top four. Arsenal have picked up form and momentum with five wins in the last six games - including impressive victories against Manchester United, Southampton and more recently, Stoke City at the Bet365 stadium. But ultimately, it may not be enough as their destiny was snatched away from their hands after …
Everton v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Everton v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Everton will host Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United at their fabled Goodison Park on Sunday although with not much riding on the fixture for either sides as both do quite look at the league table comfortably with no real threat from the teams just below them to keep them on their toes. The Toffees have built up some some much needed momentum ahead of a big game like this having won 4 of their last 5 games that has lifted …
Everton v Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Everton v Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Everton will be looking to build on their Europa League win during the week with victory over Newcastle United at Goodison Park on Sunday. Everton left it late to defeat Dynamo Kiev on Thursday night but their win ensures they remain the only English team with a good chance of staying in Europe beyond the current round. They are still in the bottom half of the league however and will want to put some distance between themselves and the relegation …
Player Performance Analysis | Steven Pienaar Vs Fulham

Player Performance Analysis | Steven Pienaar Vs Fulham

Everton showed brilliant confidence and resilience to dig deep and keep their top four ambitions running smoothly with a 4-1 win over Fulham at Goodison Park on Saturday. Goals from Leon Osman, Seamus Coleman, Gareth Barry and Kevin Mirallas sealed the victory for the Toffees, but it was a scoreline that slightly flattered to deceive as René Meulensteen’s side produced a valiant second-half display to stifle the host’s fluidity. The Cottagers were dogged and closed Everton down, particularly in the centre …
Player Performance Analysis | Ross Barkley Vs Liverpool

Player Performance Analysis | Ross Barkley Vs Liverpool

Although conceding a late equaliser against your biggest rivals is a bitter pill to swallow, Evertonians couldn’t afford to be too downhearted at the conclusion of their enthralling 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Saturday because, nevertheless, they had just witnessed the greatest attacking performance in a Merseyside derby from the Toffees for several years. Martínez consistently signed off his programme notes at Wigan Athletic with the Spanish expression ‘sin miedo’ meaning ‘without fear’ and that was exactly how his side …
Cardiff City vs Everton Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Men

Cardiff City vs Everton Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Men

Cardiff City stunned the rest of the Premier League last weekend with an emphatic 3-2 win over big-spending Manchester City and they will host their second home game in a row on Saturday at 3.00pm, as Roberto Martinez’s Everton make the trip to Wales. A late Fraizer Campbell brace over Manuel Pellegrini’s men proved decisive in the end, as the Bluebirds bounced back from their opening day defeat away to West Ham in superb style. The visitors have started the …
Harry Redknapp | Farewell or Good Riddance? Analysis by a Spurs supporter

Harry Redknapp | Farewell or Good Riddance? Analysis by a Spurs supporter

How quickly things can change in football. Just 5 months ago Harry Redknapp was lapping up the applause as his Tottenham side thrashed Newcastle 5-0. A chorus of ‘We want you to stay’ was reverberating around White Hart Lane. This was in response to Redknapp being installed as the firm favourite to succeed the recently departed Fabio Capello as England manager. He was the nation’s choice for the job and nailed on favourite to take the hot seat. At this …
Everton 2011/12 – The Good and the Bad | Opta Stats Analysis

Everton 2011/12 – The Good and the Bad | Opta Stats Analysis

After one of the more memorable finales in Premier League history, the 2011/12 season is now finally in the books, consigned to the archives of history. As the commotion of the closing day slowly fades, each side will begin to sift through the progress made over the past year, analysing where they advanced, and where they were lacking. Everton were once again steered into the top eight by David Moyes, after another notoriously troublesome start. Their seventh-place finish mirrored last year's …
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