Raunaq Salat

A football performance analyst who lives and breathes the beautiful game. Occassionaly dreams about it too.

 Manchester United vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester United vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester United entertain West Brom at Old Trafford on Saturday having finally broken their near 7 hour drought of football against CSKA Moscow of neither scoring nor conceding a goal. Their last three games in all competitions were goalless draws before Tuesday night and it was captain Wayne Rooney's header which finally brought relief to an agitated Old Trafford crowd who were pushed to booing Louis van Gaal's introduction of Marouanne Fellaini as his side once again struggled to break …
West Brom vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

West Brom vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Having hauled themselves into the top half of the table with two consecutive wins, West Brom host high fliers Leicester City who are just three points off the very top of the table in 5th place. The Baggies pulled off narrow 1-0 wins at Carrow Road and against Sunderland before that and will come into this game well rested having no part to play in the Capital One Cup which might prove to be decisive considering their opponents were taken …
Liverpool vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool host Southampton on Sunday in what will be Jurgen Klopp's first Premier League game in charge of the Merseyside club with both teams level on points and Everton the team sandwiched in between them on goal difference. Kloppomania will be in full swing following last week's performance at White Hart Lane showed the signs of things to come even though the match fizzled out in a goalless draw. And even though the new manager got a warm reception on …
Manchester City vs Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester City vs Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

League leaders Manchester City host promoted Bournemouth following the international break which wasn't kind to them as two of their star players in Sergio Aguero and David Silva getting injured. It means that Wilfried Bony who has started just five matches in nine months is set to start and City will be relying on the magic of a certain 24-year-old who has set the league on fire since his multi-million pound move from Wolfsburg. City came roaring back from a …
Swansea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Swansea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

After a poor performance against Southampton last week, Swansea host an in-form Tottenham Hotspur side who thrashed Manchester City 4-1 before putting in a creditable performance in a 1-1 draw against Monaco in the Europa League on Thursday. The 3-1 defeat at St. Mary's was preceded by a 1-0 defeat against Hull in the Capital One Cup though Gylfi Sigurdsson’s penalty snapped a three match goalless streak. Swansea have faltered after a good start to the season having not won …
Southampton vs Swansea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Southampton vs Swansea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

On the back of their 6-0 drubbing of MK Dons on Wednesday, Southampton will be looking to kick start their Premier League campaign against Swansea on Saturday having won just once in the league so far. Their previous game was a tough 3-2 defeat at home to Manchester United having started off the game superbly. Braces from Jay Rodriguez, Sadio Mane and Shane Long lifted the mood in the League Cup which should give them enough confidence ahead of Swansea's …
Liverpool vs Norwich Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool vs Norwich Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

On the back of two successive defeats in the Premier League, Brendan Rodgers faces a must win game when Norwich visit Anfield on Sunday. His future at the club is what will dominate headlines regardless of the result, and following a decent draw with a second string side against Bordeaux in midweek, Liverpool need the three points to keep up pace with United, who beat them last week, and Arsenal with both teams still only 3 points ahead of them. Norwich …
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

The top two teams after four games meet on Saturday as Manchester City visit South London to take on Crystal Palace. The league leaders have an unblemished record so far, starting off the season with two 3-0 wins, including the thrashing of Chelsea, followed by a pair of 2-0 wins. They look like they mean business from the start and record signing Raheem Sterling is adjusting well to life in Manchester, opening his City account with a goal against Watford. …
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