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

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

These two sides will be the last to kick off their campaigns on Monday night, as West Ham travel to Chelsea for the first London derby of the season. It will be Antonio Conte's first match in charge and West Ham offer a difficult test for the Italian. The visitors have already played competitive fixtures this season as they have had to play in the qualifying rounds for the Europa League, which could mean they are fitter than Chelsea going into …
Thirty goals a season striker, where art thou?

Thirty goals a season striker, where art thou?

A lot of column inches go towards the super-star strikers of elite-level teams during the season, increasing ten-fold when the transfer window opens. You’ve all seen the storylines before “Does X score enough?”, “What else does he bring to the team?” and “What could Y bring to Z team?”. It’s the first question I’m going to take a brief look at in this article: there’s been plenty of talk of clubs similar to Liverpool’s stature needing a consistent goalscorer alongside …
Goalscoring Options for Everton | Bony, Bacca or Riviere?

Goalscoring Options for Everton | Bony, Bacca or Riviere?

What a season it was for Everton, finishing 5th in the Premier League in Roberto Martinez’s first year as manager, the team seems even better than when David Moyes left it in May 2013. The signings of James McCarthy and loan deals of Gerard Deulofeu and Gareth Barry have of course been a massive help to this fantastic finish, but one signing in particular that caught the eye, was of Romelu Lukaku, on loan from Chelsea. The Belgian forward scored …