The Numbers Behind Everton's Drop in Form

The Numbers Behind Everton's Drop in Form

“I think there are more serious problems in the world, than making a big story out of a #ChristmasTree” - tweeted Everton manager Ronald Koeman a few days before his team were going to host Manchester United at Goodison Park. It was a response to being slammed on Twitter for the red-colored (or Liverpool themed) Christmas tree that Mrs. Koeman had decorated. Looking at his tweet, one might think that he is pointing to general problems in the world – poverty, …
Individual Mistakes will Cost Man United a Champions League Spot

Individual Mistakes will Cost Man United a Champions League Spot

Manchester United drew another game in the Premier League, this time at Goodison Park against Everton - dropping two more points in their Mourinho-led quest to begin their ascendancy. The latest draw not only dealt a decisive blow in their ambitions to win the league after three mediocre seasons, it has also put their chances of finishing in the Champions League positions in serious doubt. Manchester United, fresh from a rampant win against West Ham United in the EFL cup, …
West Ham v Arsenal | Preview, Team News & Key Men

West Ham v Arsenal | Preview, Team News & Key Men

As the Premier League resumes, West Ham and Arsenal will face each other in another fascinating London derby after a disappointing midweek for both sides in the English League Cup (or the EFL cup). West Ham United are struggling to find consistency in the league at the moment under Slaven Bilic. With only one win in the last five Premier League outings, including losses to Everton and Spurs, the Hammers find themselves in a relegation battle in December. After their …
Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On December third, Manchester City welcome title rivals Chelsea to the Eithad Stadium.  Before the festive period gets into full swing later in the month, we'll have one of the biggest games of the season with first playing third and joint bookies favourites for the title, according to Paddy Power. After a barnstorming start to the season, City have fallen off a bit recently.  Having won their first six Premier League fixtures, Pep Guardiola's side have only three wins in …
Manchester United v West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

The Premier League table currently looks like a story of three clusters. In the top five positions, separated by four points between 24 and 28, are clubs that have shown exceptional form over a string of matches at least at some time during this first third of the season. Below them are a dozen average-performing teams bunched together between 11 and 19 points, and below these are the early relegation candidates between 6 to 10 points. This weekend in Premier …
Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On November 27th, Arsenal host AFC Bouremouth at the Emirates Stadium.  The Gunners come into this off the back of three consecutive draws in all competitions.  Arsene Wenger's side still finds themselves near the top of the table, but they find themselves in desperate need of a win.  With so many good teams in this title race, no one can afford to drop points at home to bottom half teams. Bournemouth, while they want to get something out of every …
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

This weekend sees another huge clash in the Premier League as Tottenham travel to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. These are two clubs that will be hoping to challenge for the title, but the home side are in better form and will be confident of extending their lead over their London rivals. A defeat will increase the anger in the Tottenham fan-base and it is arguably a much bigger match for them than it is for Chelsea. That said, Chelsea …
Sunderland – Better Up Front and In Goal

Sunderland – Better Up Front and In Goal

Sunderland, a name that till last season, had become synonymous to valiant and eventually victorious relegation battles. This season, however, the club was synonymous to a free-fall. They were deservedly the early favorites for relegation this season. Dubiously, they equalised Manchester City’s 1995-96 record for the worst start in a Premier League season (2 points in 10 games), winning none and drawing just two in their first 10 games. But with two more game weeks having gone by, the picture …
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