Jason Pettigrove

Freelance football journalist specialising in La Liga, working for a large variety of print and digital media. All enquiries to [email protected]

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Everton v Swansea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Everton v Swansea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Roberto Martinez leads his troops out at Goodison Park against a team he knows all about, having played for and managed the Swans in a successful career. With only a solitary win at home, the Spaniard will be fully aware of the tension on the terraces but will hope that his players can put it to the backs of their minds and play something close to their form against a stubborn Burnley side last time out. Swansea arrive in the …
Sunderland v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Sunderland v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Gus Poyet called it "my most embarrassing moment both as a player or manager." Were Southampton really eight goals better than their opponents last time out? No, they were not. Better yes, but what will disappoint Poyet is the manner of the collapse. Players going missing, not trying, and making errors so bad that even a schoolboy would be embarrassed. Only two narrow losses before the Southampton debacle doesn't speak of a side that should be humbled so comprehensively, and …
Burnley vs West Ham United Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

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

Assessing Alexis Sanchez's impact at Arsenal

Assessing Alexis Sanchez's impact at Arsenal

When rumours first surfaced that Alexis Sanchez might be Arsenal-bound, Twitter and other social media blew up with excitement. Gunners fans were beside themselves that Barcelona's Chilean international might swap a utopian existence in Catalonia for a new challenge in London. However, their potential new-found joy was being tempered by the experience of another high-profile La Liga transfer in Mesut Ozil. The German was greeted with wild acclaim upon his arrival but it soon became clear that this World Cup …
Manchester United vs Everton Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

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

Neither side has emerged with much credit after the first half dozen games of this Premier League season. Big things were expected of both teams and it's perhaps the fans on the blue half of Merseyside that will be the most disappointed. Everton have looked a shadow of the side they were in Roberto Martinez's first season, with record signing Romelu Lukaku particularly off the pace. Only once, however, have they failed to find the target, against Swansea, so shoring …
Southampton vs QPR Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

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

It's fair to suggest that as Ronald Koeman presided over an ever-growing exodus from St. Mary's that the newspaper hacks were already sharpening their pencils and the bookies shortening the odds on an early managerial departure. However this ex son of Barcelona is made of sterner stuff and with only five games gone, Koeman has transformed the mood down on the south coast. So much so that his Southampton side are already outpassing, outscoring and out-tackling the Mauricio Pochettino vintage …
Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

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

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side travel to the Eithad Stadium on the crest of a very large wave. Look closely and you'll see Diego Costa surfing the tube with ease. What a start to his Premier League career! A well-taken hat trick against Swansea saw him atop the scoring charts, the first Chelsea player to score in his opening four games for the club. Seven goals already suggest a player who is right in the zone, and City's defence will have …
Crystal Palace vs Burnley Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

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

Neil Warnock's first home game at Selhurst Park on Saturday sees him take on Premier League new-boys Burnley, both teams with an identical run of form since the start of the campaign. Two losses to begin the season followed by a draw last time out has given both clubs their first point of the season. It's a poor return which sees them propping up the table after just three games. Sean Dyche's side have been dogged and workmanlike if unspectacular …
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