Vinay Rao

An engineering student who loves stats, football and Netflix dramas, I'll be a writing person here in the summer. Tweet at me @vinayr93

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

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

Harry Redknapp and his QPR side may have the second worst record in the league right now, but they will know there is no better time than right now to take on the Champions of England. Manchester City are in shambles at the moment, with their record after the 4-1 win against Tottenham reading DLLWL in all competitions. Even their derby win against Manchester United wasn’t the most convincing, and Manuel Pellegrini will need to take a long hard look …
Hull City v Southampton Preview | Teams News, Stats and Key Men

Hull City v Southampton Preview | Teams News, Stats and Key Men

High flying Southampton travel to the KC Stadium on Saturday to take on a resurgent Hull side, who haven’t lost in their last 3 league encounters, including hugely impressive draws against two of last season’s top four, Arsenal and Liverpool. However, Ronald Koeman’s Saints have had an unbelievable campaign so far, sitting second in the table, and they’ll be looking to register a third straight win here to keep their momentum going into a tough stretch of fixtures that sees …
Manchester City v Newcastle United Preview | League Cup 4th Round

Manchester City v Newcastle United Preview | League Cup 4th Round

Manchester City will look to get back on track after a disappointing week which saw them throw a two-goal lead at CSKA Moscow in the Champions League and lose to West Ham over the weekend, sending them 6 points off leaders Chelsea at this early stage in the Premier League. The Capital One Cup may not represent the most glorious of cup competitions, but this is an ideal opportunity for City to pick up a morale-boosting win before their derby …
West Ham v Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

West Ham v Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Manuel Pellegrini takes his Manchester City side to Upton Park after a hugely disappointing midweek Champions League draw against CSKA Moscow, hoping to notch up another win in the Premier League and keep the pressure on title rivals Chelsea before their Sunday game against Manchester United. It’ll be no easy task however, West Ham are playing some wonderful football right now and are sitting pretty in fourth after two consecutive wins, so concentration will be key if either team want …
Dispelling the 'Boring Milner' Myth: Compared to Sanchez, Willian & Sterling

Dispelling the 'Boring Milner' Myth: Compared to Sanchez, Willian & Sterling

It is a mark of his immense talent and persistence that James Milner, who looked set to be on his way out of the Etihad this summer, has played in all of Manchester City’s previous 9 games and more importantly, has 7 starts from those games. He’s even been influential off the bench, with his half-time introduction against Roma in the Champions League giving City a defensive solidity they sorely missed up to that point, when manager Manuel Pellegrini realised …
Southampton vs Sunderland Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

Gus Poyet takes his Sunderland side to St. Mary’s on Saturday after finally kick starting the Black Cats’ campaign with their first win against Stoke just before the international break two weeks ago. The Uruguayan will be hoping to carry some of that momentum against high flying Southampton, who have looked very impressive this campaign; they’d won three games on the trot before narrowly losing to Tottenham before the break, and manager Ronald Koeman will be looking to get back …
Barkley or Pogba: Who should be Yaya Toure's Successor at Man City?

Barkley or Pogba: Who should be Yaya Toure's Successor at Man City?

Yaya Toure’s goal against Aston Villa was his first since he scored against the same opposition in the penultimate game of last season at the Etihad, signaling a return to form for the marauding Ivorian. In truth, reports of his footballing demise are greatly exaggerated; indeed, after a summer that brought the tragic news of the death of his younger brother, a dismal World Cup for Ivory Coast and a distinct lack of baked goods, it is only natural that …
West Ham vs QPR Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

Harry Redknapp takes a disjointed QPR side to Upton Park on Sunday searching for the second win of a campaign that has so far gone poorly, while opposing number Sam Allardyce will be looking to carry some of the strong form the Irons displayed on their last two outings, against Liverpool and Manchester United, into this fixture and notch up their third win of the season. Previous Encounter The two teams last met in January 2013, with Joe Cole and …
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