Stoke v QPR Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke v QPR Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After proceeding into the 5th round of the FA Cup, Stoke host a struggling QPR at the Britannia Stadium. Stoke are one of the few clubs that are genuinely a mid-table Premier League; good enough to keep away from the threat of relegation, but not consistent enough to challenge further the table. Their recent form is encouraging for the second half of the season though with only 1 defeat in their last 5 league matches against Arsenal. They were dealt …
Manchester City v Arsenal Match Preview

Manchester City v Arsenal Match Preview

The Premier League is a two horse race for the title this season, while a host of teams battle out for remaining European spots as the hope of catching the top 2 seems an unlikely task. Despite this, the match between Manchester City and Arsenal will still be hotly contested affair on Sunday afternoon. Manchester City have been in excellent form since questions were asked about Pellegrini during a tricky period in the early stages of the season. Since then …
West Brom v Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

West Brom v Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Now in 2015, the term ‘6-pointer’ will start to be made regularly and expect to see it this weekend as two teams in poor form come face to face at the Hawthorns as West Brom host Hull City. West Brom overcame a poor start in their FA Cup tie with Gateshead to win with ease as the quality between both sides was too much and the Baggies put 7 past the non-league side. That match saw a new man in …
Does Ander Herrera Hold a Key Role for United?

Does Ander Herrera Hold a Key Role for United?

With the first half of his debut season in the Premier League hampered by injury and controversy , Ander Herrera is yet to have a consistent run in the Manchester United starting XI. Now overcoming his fitness problems, Herrera could be key to resolving the midfield problem that has impacted United in recent matches. Despite their good form going into the Christmas/New Year run of fixtures, 3 draws in 4 matches meant United failed to capitalise on the rare occasion …
Liverpool v Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Liverpool v Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Both teams, that have endured struggles this season, meet on New Year’s Day off the back of victories as Liverpool host Leicester City. Liverpool ended 2014 in happier spirits after an extremely disappointing second half of the year with a 4-1 victory over Rodgers’ old team Swansea. Starting a small run of form – 3 wins and a draw in all competitions – Liverpool have now moved to within 5 points of the top 4 and things have started to …
Stoke City v West Brom Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City v West Brom Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

A second match in 48 hours will Stoke host a West Brom side who are enduring a patchy run of form. The Potters’ victory away to Everton saw controversy over the awarding of what proved to be an important penalty, but also put them into touching distance of the top half of the league with only point separating them in 11th and Newcastle in 10th. The win was only Stoke’s third in 10 matches, but there are signs of it …
Manchester United v Newcastle Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

The traditional Boxing Day match sees a Manchester United now in title contention host Newcastle who are fresh off another derby defeat. After a tricky opening to the season as both manager and players were adapting to another change, van Gaal’s tactics are now producing results. United have yet to hit a consistent run of impressive performances, but despite not always playing well they have picked up results. That, however, wasn’t the case against Aston Villa last Saturday when they …
Stoke v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Stoke v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

The last Premier League match-up before Christmas, and hearing your older relatives complain how football isn’t like the old days, we’re treated to a match that offered up an upset last season as Chelsea face a difficult trip to the Britannia Stadium to face Stoke City. Stoke have had an up-and-down season so far with good performances and results (against Arsenal at home and Tottenham away for example) mixed in with disappointments such as their home defeats to Burnley and …
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