Steven N'Zonzi Would Solve Arsenal's Midfield Problems

Steven N'Zonzi Would Solve Arsenal's Midfield Problems

Arsenal have started a new era at the Emirates Stadium with the appointment of Unai Emery as manager and they must now bring in the players required to push the club back into the Champions League. Their recruitment has been revamped in the last year with Sven Mislintat coming in to lead proceedings, but the new manager will be able to contribute to discussions regarding targets. The Mirror report that he wants to bring Steven N'Zonzi to the club as …
Why Joe Allen to Stoke Makes Sense for Everyone

Why Joe Allen to Stoke Makes Sense for Everyone

Liverpool are understood to have accepted a bid of around £13m from Stoke for Wales midfielder Joe Allen. The Press Association reported the Reds have accepted the offer as Allen only has one year left on his contract. Allen was mostly a maligned figure for a large part of his Anfield career but ever since Klopp took over, he regained the form that earned him the Liverpool move, and subsequently found immense love and appreciation in the Liverpool fan base as …
Norwich City vs Stoke City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

These sides are only separated by two points going into the weekends fixtures, with both still carrying relegation fears, but a victory on Saturday would go a long way towards safety. Neither side are in immediate danger of dropping into the relegation zone, but this is the sort of fixture that both sides will be targeting to win. There are only ten games left in the season, so it's imperative that sides near the bottom don't get into a losing …
Stoke City Vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Key Players & Stats

Stoke City Vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Key Players & Stats

The two teams with the longest winless runs this season face each other on Saturday as an invigorated Sunderland visit a Stoke side who are currently similar to a stone dropping into deep pond. Stoke travelled to Swansea before the international break and a controversial penalty in the 94th minute saw the Potters leave Wales with a point despite leading 2-0 and looking in control of half time. Now 8 games without a win, Mark Hughes will be hoping Stoke …
Arsenal Vs Stoke City Match Preview | Stats, Odds and Team News

Arsenal Vs Stoke City Match Preview | Stats, Odds and Team News

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side welcomes a totally different Stoke City side to the Emirates this weekend, with performances from Mark Hughes' Stoke so far this season showing they're going in a different direction to the Pulis era. Stoke City are currently sitting 7th in the table, unbeaten in their last three after losing to Liverpool in the first game of the season, and have looked impressive at times. Mark Hughes looks to have emphasised a less Begovic-to-Crouch pass combination, and …
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 …
N’Zonzi | Rovers Pass master | Opta Stats

N’Zonzi | Rovers Pass master | Opta Stats

Blackburn Rovers have started to move up the table in recent weeks and improved pass completion statistics are at the heart of their upturn in form. With Steven N’Zonzi Rovers’ most accomplished passer, his ability to set the tempo and get the side passing will go a long way to dictating Blackburn’s chances of retaining their Premier League status over the coming weeks.  [caption id="attachment_8782" align="aligncenter" width="467" caption="Midfield maestro: N’Zonzi dances out of trouble against Fulham earlier this season"][/caption] With …
Who will fill Jones' role?

Who will fill Jones' role?