Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This is going to be a meeting of two managers with a huge amount of Premier League experience. There is no love lost between Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce after some great battles in the past, especially when the latter was Bolton manager. Although they have had disagreements in the past, there is mutual respect and Wenger will know that Crystal Palace offer a difficult test now that Allardyce has taken over. These two sides have different ambitions, with Arsenal …
Possession: It's Overrated

Possession: It's Overrated

Some football stereotypes don't shift, Sam Allardyce is a long ball merchant, Spurs fall at the final furlong, the Theatre of Dreams plays exciting football and Arsene Wenger believes predominantly in possession football and the Tiki Taka style of football. As the above graphic shows this year there are shifting sands of time, Wenger obviously instructed Cech to go long. 19 long accurate kicks equates to one every 4.5 minutes, effectively every 5 minutes a long ball. This goes massively …
The Overachievers: Crystal Palace

The Overachievers: Crystal Palace

It’s a strange situation Crystal Palace fans find themselves in nowadays. In January it will be five years since the club were placed in administration after the ineptitude of Simon Jordan’s stewardship. Since then, the club has survived and thrived by the slimmest of margins; first, a 2-2 draw in a relegation showdown with Sheffield Wednesday to survive the drop in the Championship. Second, a near-literal last minute buyout by the club’s current owners CPFC2010, saving their club from liquidation. …
Crystal Palace Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Crystal Palace Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Crystal Palace have been either boring or solid depending on how you look at their last two performances. Notching two 0-0 draws over the festive period, away at Bournemouth and at home to Swansea City, the Eagles find themselves at a lofty fifth position only four points off Champions League qualification. The two clean sheets will be well appreciated by the fans but failing to score in two successive Premier League games against opponents who are very beatable is not …
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

These two clubs have both started well and find themselves in the top half of the table, which gives them a platform to push on over the winter. Liverpool will have hopes of pushing for the top four, especially with Jurgen Klopp at the club and the performance that they gave against Chelsea. Meanwhile, Alan Pardew has continued to do a good job at Selhurst Park and they will be boosted after getting better of the goalless draw against Manchester …
Premier League's Top 5 Summer Transfers

Premier League's Top 5 Summer Transfers

The summer transfer window closed on the 1st September 2015 and saw Premier League clubs sign a total of 184 players either as permanent deals or on loan. The net transfer spend of the 20 clubs for this summer was £432.6m, which was a rise on the previous two summers. Now ten games in, with the table starting to take shape following an explosive start and some shock results, we take a look at the top five summer transfers. Kevin …
Crystal Palace v West Brom | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Crystal Palace v West Brom | Team News, Key Men & Stats

This is, traditionally, more of a Championship fixture than a Premier League fixture. Only since 2013/14 have both Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion truly cemented their place among the elite, with the majority of meetings in the 21st Century coming in the second tier. That said, they do have some Premier League history. The more astute amongst you will remember Albion’s ‘Great Escape’ in 2005, where the Baggies defied the odds to survive at the expense of the Eagles …
Watford vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Watford vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Both sides have had an impressive start to the season and have looked like they have both improved over the summer. Watford have shown that that they have the ability in their squad to make the step up and succeed in the Premier League, with the club making some quality additions in the summer. Meanwhile Crystal Palace have again taken a step forward under Alan Pardew and look like a proven Premier League side. Both sides have added some great …
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