Southampton desperate for victory against Bournemouth as survival battle heats up

Southampton desperate for victory against Bournemouth as survival battle heats up

Southampton host Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday desperately needing a victory to keep their hopes of avoiding relegation alive. Saints head into the game 18th in the table, four points adrift of Swansea City with only four games remaining. Manager Mark Hughes' arrival at the club has failed to spark an upturn in their fortunes, with the Welshman picking up just one point since replacing Mauricio Pellegrino back in March. The Saints have lost four of their last …
Still plenty to play for as Premier League heads for final few weeks

Still plenty to play for as Premier League heads for final few weeks

There are still numerous issues to be decided in the Premier League with just under a month of the season remaining. Manchester City's title success leaves four clubs battling for the remaining three Champions League qualifying places, although one of those will need a collapse by one of the teams above them if they are to force their way in. Manchester United are currently second in the table, four points ahead of Liverpool with four games to play. The Red …
Is this the best relegated XI of the Premier League 2016-17?

Is this the best relegated XI of the Premier League 2016-17?

Big Sam Allardyce's 4-0 humbling of Tigers ended the relegation battle rather prematurely confirming the relegation of Hull City, Middlesbrough and Sunderland from the Premier League. Despite the Tigers shipping out a league high of 73 goals, Boro being dubbed as the most boring Premier League side ever and the Black Cats failing to turn up all season, we pick 11 individuals who were the shining light in an otherwise gloomy league campaign for their respective sides. JORDAN PICKFORD (GK) …
Which Premier League teams are looking to face the chop?

Which Premier League teams are looking to face the chop?

This season has been a rather exciting one so far, with the title contenders being tight as ever with Chelsea occupying top spot with 37 points, then Arsenal trailing behind with 34 points, then Liverpool with 31 points and Man City with 30. So it’s looking like one of the most competitive seasons with had in a long time. Not only this but this could be the Premier League’s most goal-crazy season, bookings for simulations are taking a diver and …
Who will be in the Premier League relegation places?

Who will be in the Premier League relegation places?

The Premier League season has not even kicked off yet, so this may seem a little morbid, but with so much focus on the top of the table and who will be fighting for European spots, I want to take a look at who will be fighting for their Premier League existence this year and who could be looking at relegation. As I said, some will find it morbid to speak about this already, but for every winner there is …
The Relegation Battle: Five Weeks Left | Infographics

The Relegation Battle: Five Weeks Left | Infographics

With only weeks of football left, for the bottom five clubs in the Premier League it has all come down to this. Some have their hopes of survival hanging by a thread - and some slimmer than that - whilst others are looking up the table rather than down. Either way, it looks likely that three of Crystal Palace, Norwich City, Sunderland, Newcastle United and Aston Villa will go down, and they have six or fewer games in which to …
The Relegation Battle No One Wants To Escape?

The Relegation Battle No One Wants To Escape?

The Relegation Battle No One Wants To Escape?In a football season that threatens a pretty unprecedented and wide open title race by modern day standards, there is also drama unfolding at the bottom of the table. From what appears to be the supernova of a dying giant in the shape of Aston Villa to an ongoing game of leapfrog between Newcastle United, Norwich City and Sunderland to keep their head above the waterline and onwards to Swansea City and Bournemouth …
Are Chelsea too good to go down?

Are Chelsea too good to go down?

The phrase “too good to go down” became a cliché, probably from over use on teams not worthy of its assertion. There have been teams relegated that were good enough to stay up, but not too good to go down and I believe there is a big difference. In recent years, there have been upper echelon teams that, for whatever reason, have found themselves in precarious positions. They eventually turned their form around, moved back up the table and proved …
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