Celta Vigo vs Manchester United Preview: Europa League semi-final

Celta Vigo vs Manchester United Preview: Europa League semi-final

Manchester United will be looking to boost their chances of qualifying for the Champions League when they take on Celta Vigo in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final on Thursday evening. Match Details Date: Thursday 04 May Kick-off: 20:05 Venue: Balaídos Jose Mourinho's side are now favourites to lift the Europa League trophy but they face a tough two-leg clash against Celta Vigo. The Spanish outfit have been in good form this season and will be hoping to take …
Liverpool Vs Fulham Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Fulham Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Liverpool welcome Fulham to Anfield this weekend with both teams looking to bounce back after losing their last Premier League outing. Liverpool find themselves in 3rd place, owing only to goal difference behind Chelsea. Last weekend’s loss to Arsenal stretched the gap between Liverpool and Arsenal to five points, but with a Champions League spot the aim this season, Liverpool will feel they are performing well enough. Fulham find themselves closer to the opposite end of the table in 16th …
The Importance of Liverpool's Wing Backs | Stats

The Importance of Liverpool's Wing Backs | Stats

Liverpool have started the season in tremendous form, picking up 20 points from the 27 available this season. This is double the amount they had accumulated at this point last season. A lot of this is to be attributed to the goalscoring ‘SAS’ of Suarez and Sturridge, but also, due to the nature of the 3-5-2 line-up that Rodgers has deployed in recent weeks, the wing backs have to be praised. Their job is unique yet extremely vital to the …
Stuttering Signings: Altidore, Anelka, Aspas & Graham Stats Compared

Stuttering Signings: Altidore, Anelka, Aspas & Graham Stats Compared

In a sport defined by the slimmest of margins, there is no commodity more precious than goals.  Whether sweetly struck from 30 yards out or unknowingly bumped in off the backside, the scoreboard does not discriminate and the table shows no sympathy.  With goals at a premium, clubs spend the summer months searching far and wide for any warm-blooded vertebrate that can send the ball in the back of the net with some kind of regularity.  In the case of …
EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

The current financial mess that clubs in La Liga find themselves in means there is little transfer spending in evidence in the domestic game. Aside from Barcelona and Real Madrid, only Villarreal, Granada, Valladolid and Elche have a net spend in transfer dealings. Cumulatively, the four clubs have a net spend of approximately £12m, enough to buy you half of Roberto Soldado. Spanish clubs have had to improve their scouting network and youth development to secure players for their squads. …