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Tottenham vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham will welcome Burnley on Sunday as they try to get their league season back on track. They are nine points off the top four, but they do have a game in hand over several of the teams above them. It is important for them to salvage some pride from their league season, even if a top four finish looks a tall ask at this point. Meanwhile, Burnley’s recent struggles in home matches mean that they are only six points …
Chelsea vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

The eye-catching fixture of the weekend will be played at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea welcome Manchester United. This will be a match that has ramifications for the battle for the top four. The visitors are currently in second position and they have been talked about as potential title contenders. The form of Manchester City means that it is now unlikely, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shouldn’t take their position in the top four for granted, as they are only six points …
Why the last week provides hope for Gareth Bale at Tottenham

Why the last week provides hope for Gareth Bale at Tottenham

It has been a frustrating few months for Tottenham, as they have dropped down the league table and witnessed some turgid football under Jose Mourinho. The season now looks to be focused on the Europa League, as this is the best way to salvage the campaign. Mourinho was in a similar position during his first season as Manchester United manager, as his team finished outside of the top four, but managed to lift Europe's secondary competition to earn Champions League …
West Ham United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham face a London derby as they make the short trip to the London Stadium to face West Ham United. Both sides will have ambitions of challenging for a top four finish, but it is the hosts that are currently better placed to achieve that aim. There are currently six points between the two teams, albeit Spurs do have a game in hand over their local rivals. The current state of play means that this is a match that the …
Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea travel to face Southampton at the weekend, as they attempt to strengthen their position in the top four, before the return of Champions League football. Thomas Tuchel has had an immediate impact, as the Blues have taken 13 points from a possible 15 under the German. The mid-season managerial change is already looking like the correct one, as the team have moved into the top four and they are just four points behind Manchester United in second. Meanwhile, Southampton …
Analysing the emergence of Emile Smith-Rowe at Arsenal

Analysing the emergence of Emile Smith-Rowe at Arsenal

It has been a frustrating season for Arsenal, as they have been languishing in mid table under Mikel Arteta. However, there have been signs of recovery, not least the emergence of homegrown midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe. The academy graduate has long been considered a player for the future, but he is now proving that he is ready for a sustained run in the first team. For the beginning of the campaign, it was obvious that the Gunners were lacking creativity in …
Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

There will be an opportunity for Chelsea to move into the top four with a win over Newcastle United on Monday. If they do manage to pick up three points, it will provide early justification for the decision to replace Frank Lampard with Thomas Tuchel. They will be coming up against an improving Newcastle team, but the home side will consider this a must-win match, considering their respective positions in the league table. Although there are some themes to come …
Manchester City vs Tottenham Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

The fortunes of these two sides have changed since their first meeting of the season. Tottenham won the first fixture 2-0, with goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. It was an excellent display of counter attacking football and despite their lack of possession, it was a comfortable victory for Jose Mourinho's side. Following this, they were spoken about as title contenders and some were doubting Pep Guardiola's ability to go again with Manchester City's current squad. Since then, Spurs …
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