Advantage Newcastle in the battle for Premier League survival

Advantage Newcastle in the battle for Premier League survival

The dreaded Premier League trap door is wide open and as the season draws to a close, we get that bit nearer to discovering who will join Aston Villa in falling through it to the Football League Championship. It’s been a season of twists and turns and, as is often the case, the battle for survival could still hold a surprise or two in store. Just a few weeks ago, Newcastle looked favourites to follow relegated Villa, but new manager …
Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This weekend sees an interesting match up with two sides who have underperformed this season, coming head-to-head at Stamford Bridge. They are both in the bottom half, which will be a huge disappointment, especially for Chelsea, who are defending champions of the Premier League. All season, everybody has expected Chelsea to turn things around and start to climb the table, but that hasn't happened, not even after the managerial change. Meanwhile Newcastle have tried to fix their problems in a …
Sunderland vs. Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Sunderland vs. Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

The Stadium of Light plays host to Sunderland vs. Tottenham Hotspurs on Sunday afternoon. Both sides for what they aim to achieve have had poor starts to the new season. Sunderland are sitting at the foot of the table with only 2 points, while their opponents from the capital have are 16th with only one point more than the Black Cat’s. Tottenham will see a visit to the North-East as an opportunity with record their first victory of the season. …
Hodgson's Headache: Who Will Miss Out? Henderson? Lampard? Carrick?

Hodgson's Headache: Who Will Miss Out? Henderson? Lampard? Carrick?

So, it's World Cup year. The Premier League is filled with the extra inspiration for players that they have to catch the eye of their national team managers. For England, there have been quite a few names that have come out of the woodwork, and so Roy Hodgson has been given the cliched 'selection headache' that graces every England manager before a big competition. The main area where some of the most expected big names are in danger of facing …
Tottenham v Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Tottenham v Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Two of the in-form sides in the Premier League meet at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night, with Spurs hoping to grab all three points in their quest for Champions League football; while Manchester City hope to keep up the pressure on fellow title contenders Arsenal. Team News Spurs are set to welcome back a host of players, with Andros Townsend, Jan Vertonghen, Paulinho, Sandro & Younes Kaboul set to return to first-team action. Alvaro Negredo & Samir Nasri will …
England's Strongest XI? Wilshere, Townsend, Rooney & Sturridge?

England's Strongest XI? Wilshere, Townsend, Rooney & Sturridge?

After two defeats in the last week, England fans are again at their most pessimistic heading into a World Cup year. Being beaten by Germany is always tough for England fans, but a somewhat second string Germany side makes the defeat all the worst. Friday night’s loss against Chile was also a bad result, albeit with an experimental English side. What the two games showed is that England do not possess much depth. Injuries aside, the team against Germany was …
Tottenham Hotspur | The Season So Far: Stats Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur | The Season So Far: Stats Analysis

The last time EPL Index analysed Spurs' 'The Season So Far', the North London side went into the international break following a humiliating 3-0 defeat at home to Sam Allardyce's West Ham United side. The last defeat before the West Ham United game, was again, before the international break, losing to their biggest rivals Arsenal, 1-0. Another note on their three losses are that they had a Europa League game on the Thursday night, and a game in the Premier …
Tottenham Hotspur Vs Newcastle United | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Newcastle United | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Tottenham welcome a Newcastle United side that haven't won at White Hart Lane in their last four attempts, but their home victory against Chelsea will give the Magpies the confidence they can nick a result against Spurs who have under-performed at home so far this season. Team News and Predicted Line Up Spurs look set to welcome back Younes Kaboul; but Danny Rose and Nacer Chadli may miss the Sunday lunchtime clash. Newcastle have a host of injury concerns with …