Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Chelsea face a tricky trip to St Mary’s Stadium as they attempt to put together a run of results to launch them into Champions League contention. It has been an encouraging, if inconsistent, start to life as a Premier League manager for Frank Lampard. The supporters have been excited by his team selections and the performances of many players. However, the board will want to see more consistency in results before this appointment can be considered a success. The match …
Arsenal vs Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Arsenal vs Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Arsenal struggled to a 1-1 draw against Manchester United in their last match, keeping them in the top four. Top four is their ultimate goal, but they'll need to improve to stay there. Their performances have them looking more like a mid-table team than a top four one. Bournemouth at home is a good opportunity to prove that they can play like a top four team. They've done well in the fixture in the past and the Cherries porous defense …
Liverpool vs Leicester City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Leicester City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool face one of their most difficult games of the season to date as they welcome Leicester City to Anfield. The Reds have won every game in the Premier League so far, but there will be concerns about how they will fare against former manager Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes. This will be the Leicester manager’s first return to his former club since he was replaced by Jurgen Klopp. The fact that his team are currently in the top four does add …
Arsenal's Lack of Link Play Limits Them Against United

Arsenal's Lack of Link Play Limits Them Against United

Arsenal's draw at Old Trafford continued a run of satisfactory results but underwhelming performances. Their plan appeared to be to sit back and hit Manchester United on the counterattack. While the satisfactory result suggests the plan worked, they struggled to counter effectively. This exposed an issue that has manifested itself in a few different ways this season; Arsenal don't have a good link between their midfield and attack. [caption id="attachment_84034" align="alignleft" width="196"] Arsenal's average position map against Liverpool courtesy of …
Lille vs Chelsea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Lille vs Chelsea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea have had an exciting start to the season with a number of young players making an impact under the guidance of Frank Lampard. The supporters will be hoping that they can now start to find consistency in results, with a kind run of fixtures upcoming. They lost their opening Champions League match of the season, despite having chances to win the game. The Blues now travel to face Lille, which will be a tricky fixture, but one they must …
Arsenal The Team To Fear For The Top Two

Arsenal The Team To Fear For The Top Two

It seems like every defeat these days ushers in the latest round of crises at three of the four clubs that have dominated the Premier League era. Manchester City have been relatively new entrants to the party, but having won only two league titles in their history until 2011, they have added four more in quite a hurry and do not look like stopping anytime soon.  Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal however are at differing stages of upheaval and with …
Tottenham vs Bayern Munich Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Tottenham vs Bayern Munich Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Tottenham face a difficult Champions League home fixture against Bayern Munich. Although Spurs managed to get to the final of last season’s competition, they don’t have the pedigree of their opposition and they will start the match as the underdogs. This is especially true based on their mixed start to the campaign. A big result on Tuesday could kickstart their season and give them a platform to build from. It won’t be easy. Harry Kane spoke up his team's chances …
Manchester United vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Manchester United vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Manchester United are in desperate need of a good result. With only one win in their last five Premier League matches, they are in danger of falling behind in the top four chase. A result against Arsenal would be vital in their chase for Champions League football. A loss could send their season spiralling out of control. Arsenal have had strong results so far this season, but their performances are worrying. Winning when not playing well is important, but the …
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