Everton v West Brom: Match & Stats Preview

Everton v West Brom: Match & Stats Preview

Saturday’s match sees a buoyant Everton welcome West Brom to Goodison Park. David Moyes' side go into the match on the back of, arguably, their two best performances of the season. Following on from their victory over Swansea's pass masters, Moyes’ boys swept Sunderland aside in the FA Cup replay. The impressive replay victory leaves Everton fans planning their third visit to Wembley in four years. Focus switches back to the Premier League as Everton look to press on and finish as …
Newcastle V Liverpool | Tactical & Opta Statistical Preview

Newcastle V Liverpool | Tactical & Opta Statistical Preview

Up next for Liverpool is a first trip to the newly named Sports Direct Arena, and a chance to do battle with the emerging Newcastle United this year. With Newcastle sitting in sixth place in the table and still only 5 points off fourth, it’s still conceivable that they may pinch that last Champion’s League spot. Liverpool stay in seventh a further 8 points behind Newcastle and any dreams of participation in next year’s flagship European competition are now well …
Assessing Spurs' midfield ahead of away trip to Chelsea

Assessing Spurs' midfield ahead of away trip to Chelsea

On Saturday 24th March Tottenham travel west across London to play Chelsea in the lunchtime kick-off.  Spurs will be hopeful of all three points, but in reality most fans would accept a draw before the game. It says a lot about the respective seasons of Chelsea and Spurs that a win is even considered. A few years ago, Chelsea were so strong at home that this fixture would be one to turn the telly over when Match of the Day comes …
Man City Vs Chelsea | Pressure game for City | Stats Preview

Man City Vs Chelsea | Pressure game for City | Stats Preview

Two Italian managers come head to head as Manchester City welcome Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City lost their last match, away at Swansea, and this was Manchester City's second loss in six games and whilst they stay firmly in the title race, the game against Chelsea is going to be a significant test to Mancini's team. [caption id="attachment_11931" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="EPL Form Guide as of 21.03.2012"][/caption] A resurgent Chelsea stand in their way and the pressure is firmly …
Everton v Arsenal Preview Stats | Do Everton Miss Arteta?

Everton v Arsenal Preview Stats | Do Everton Miss Arteta?

Everton host Arsenal as Mikel Arteta returns to his old stomping ground. Goodison Park is becoming a fortress with Everton unbeaten in eight at home. Recent wins over Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham are testament to this; Everton kept clean sheets in all three. However, this recent run is in danger of stalling. Whilst the Merseyside derby is the only Everton blemish in 11, it is now one win in four. Wednesday’s visitors, Arsenal, are enjoying their own good run, …
Liverpool - Stoke | In-depth Tactical Preview

Liverpool - Stoke | In-depth Tactical Preview

Mihail Vladimirov, a writer for The Tomkins Times, guest writes for EPLIndex and provides a Tactical preview of the FA Cup match. Liverpool head into this match two steps away from another cup final. If they pull it off, the parallels with Rafa’s first season in charge would be interesting. Liverpool could fail to get into the top four, but could take part in two Cup finals, winning at least one of them. Of course, Benitez won The Big One …
Newcastle vs Norwich | A look at Newcastle | Stats Preview

Newcastle vs Norwich | A look at Newcastle | Stats Preview

Despite many Geordie fans’ initial resistance to Alan Pardew’s appointment in 2010, few can argue with their teams overall performance this season. Beginning with an unbeaten run of 11 matches built a fantastic platform for their season, although recent weeks have seen inconsistent performances and results. After last week’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal, Pardew admitted Newcastle’s chance of qualifying for the Champions League was over. Prior to the game, he had hyped up the importance of getting a result against …
Liverpool v Everton | Match & Stats Preview

Liverpool v Everton | Match & Stats Preview

David Moyes takes his Everton side to Anfield on Tuesday evening. The last Everton win, at Anfield, came in September 1999 with five Liverpool wins and seven draws since. David Moyes will want to improve his derby record. During his 10-year reign at Everton, he has won three of his 21 derbies, drawn six and lost 11. The two sides are in contrasting form with Liverpool losing their last three league games. Defeats to Sunderland, Arsenal and Manchester United derailed …
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