Oliver Hitch

Manchester City Vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City Vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City and Everton have both suffered some rocky form over the last few months in the league and when the two teams meet at the Etihad on Wednesday night it is unpredictable as to which versions of each team will show up. City took a trip to East Anglia and defeated Norwich in a comfortable victory, just a week after a late pair of goals earned them the victory against Watford. The Manchester side will be hoping to use …
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 …
Watford Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Watford Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Watford's 2-2 draw away at Chelsea coupled with the 3-0 thumping of Liverpool last week has cemented the Hornets as a Premier League team. Many expected the newly promoted side to be languishing in the relegation area but they have proven everybody wrong with an exciting brand of football that has surprised fans and opponents alike. When they host Spurs on Monday, it is a true test of whether or not they can go the distance with the Lilywhites set …
Southampton Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Southampton Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Southampton hosted another team from North London last week and found it very difficult. With some very poor defensive performances, Southampton's problems look to get bigger and bigger going into the busy Christmas period. Failing to win yet another home game has left Koeman's team languishing only six points away from the relegation zone. It is very difficult to see where the Saints will get their next points from, scoring just once in their last three games. They host Arsenal …
Southampton Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Southampton Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

After both sides suffered defeat last weekend, they will be hoping to get back on track in this fixture. Pocchetino returns to St. Mary's with a Spurs side that are on the brink of the top four and may have announced themselves into the title race had they beaten Newcastle at home on Sunday. However, they are now nine points off the top and look set to battle it out for fourth this season. Southampton on the other hand have …
Can Everton Qualify for the Champions League?

Can Everton Qualify for the Champions League?

A 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace is nothing to be ashamed of considering the Eagles came out winners across Stanley Park at Anfield, as well as at Stamford Bridge. However, the Toffees may see it as a missed opportunity to go sixth after rivals dropped points over the weekend. Consequently, Palace move into sixth place and the table remains very tight in the top half but do Everton have what it takes to do what they managed in …
Tottenham Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

This week both teams travelled away to Azerbaijan and Israel respectively, racking up a number of air miles. Spurs' trip to Qarabag FK saw them take an almost 5000 mile round trip, about eleven and a half hours of flight time alone. Chelsea has a very similar trip to Maccabi Tel Aviv, traveling roughly 4500 miles and endured just over eleven hours on a plane. Fortunately, both teams won the game so the trip was worthwhile and Spurs have qualified …
How High Can Crystal Palace Rise?

How High Can Crystal Palace Rise?

This season has seen Crystal Palace's best ever start to a Premier League season, earning nineteen points from their first thirteen games and sit in a very respectable 10th place. Since Pardew's arrival, the team seems to have improved on a week-to-week basis. This can be seen in their wins away at Chelsea and Liverpool this season and some impressive displays, even in defeat, throughout 2015. Their stability at the back has been based on a rock solid foundation of …
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