Philippe Coutinho – Not As Bad As He is Being Made Out To Be

Philippe Coutinho – Not As Bad As He is Being Made Out To Be

Jurgen Klopp termed his side’s win against Burnley on Sunday as “the first ugly victory” of the season. Liverpool had barely scraped past the worst traveling side in the league with two fairly lucky goals and all Liverpool fans were just thankful for the three points. Indeed, if you followed the match only on social media, you may be forgiven for believing that Liverpool had actually lost against another bottom half-side. Such was the gloomy conversation in social media. Much …
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 …
Chelsea Vs Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea Vs Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

When teams go on great runs of victories or win the league, fans and media both have a tendency to look for a starting point. Some turn of events that precipitated a victorious run that ultimately culminated in league glory. If Chelsea do win the league this season, those looking for that kickstarter event will  point to a game at the beginning of October, where it all started for the Blues. Chelsea was visiting Hull City at the KCOM Stadium …
Sunderland Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

Liverpool and Burnley trade opponents within 48 hours of their respective matches on New Years’ Eve. Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light, while Burnley travel to the Etihad on Monday night for the third game in this blitz of matches spread over the last few days. Jurgen Klopp faces a real challenge as this quick turnaround between games tests his team and his tactics to the fullest. Although Sunderland have registered two victories (out of a total five) since …
Manchester United v Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On Boxing Day, Manchester United welcome David Moyes back to Old Trafford as his Sunderland side prepare for a match with vital importance for both teams, but for two totally different reasons. Manchester United have hit a good run of form, after their abysmal start to the season.  Their three straight Premier League wins leave them just four points off the top four.  But after the poor start to the season they had, every point is crucial, especially points available at …
Sunderland Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

As per Euro Club Index, given their current form, Chelsea are likely to finish the season as winners. They have a 47.7% chance of finishing at the top, followed by Arsenal with a 33% chance, Man City with a 10% chance and Liverpool with 7.3% chance. Their points tally is predicted to be 81. The same site predicts that Sunderland are relegation favorites – predicted to finish at the bottom with a mere 33 points. These are the two sides …
Liverpool v Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool v Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool will entertain Sunderland when the two sides meet at Anfield on Saturday where three points for the home side can steer them back to the summit even if it may end up being a temporary ascent. In a week when speculation has been rife following the announcement of former captain Steven Gerrard's retirement, Liverpool will be looking to keep their focus on the pitch in what has been a brilliant start for Jurgen Klopp in his first full season …
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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