Swansea City vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Swansea City vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke travel to the Liberty Stadium this weekend for what will widely be regarded as a 'dead rubber'. Swansea currently sit in eighth position, seven points off Europa League qualification, yet Gary Monk has had a hugely impressive first full campaign in charge, and will be looking for a strong finish to rubber stamp a successful season. Stoke are just three points behind the Swans, and Mark Hughes will also be happy with how his side have performed so far. …
Stoke City v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

With 3 wins in the last 5 games, the stock of Crystal Palace as well as Stoke City has risen over the last month or so. Both the teams now meet on Saturday, in what would be a crucial battle between the 8th side and 12th side in the league. With European qualification still in site, Stoke will have a greater impetus than their opponents for the night Crystal Palace, who sit 8 points clear of the drop zone and …
Aston Villa vs Stoke Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Aston Villa vs Stoke Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Tim Sherwood will take charge of his first march as Aston Villa manager on Saturday, and it's crucial that he starts with a positive result. Villa are currently 18th in the Premier League, and with only thirteen games left, a win could lift them above fellow strugglers QPR, Hull and Sunderland. A run of form between now and the end of the season could make the difference between who stays up, and who is demoted to the Championship. Stoke are …
Stoke v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Stoke v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

The last Premier League match-up before Christmas, and hearing your older relatives complain how football isn’t like the old days, we’re treated to a match that offered up an upset last season as Chelsea face a difficult trip to the Britannia Stadium to face Stoke City. Stoke have had an up-and-down season so far with good performances and results (against Arsenal at home and Tottenham away for example) mixed in with disappointments such as their home defeats to Burnley and …
West Ham's Transfer Targets | Current Squad Stats

West Ham's Transfer Targets | Current Squad Stats

After their second season back in the Premier League, West Ham United achieved a 13th place finish, 3 places lower than last season and 6 fewer points. Sam Allardyce's teams have always been fantastic at defending, but have never played the most attractive football either, as seen at his previous jobs with Bolton, Newcastle and Blackburn. Many West Ham fans feel his time is up as manager and want somebody who can bring a more attacking game, but sustain the …
Sunderland Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Sunderland Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Sunderland put in a brave performance at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday night, only to be punished by Eden Hazard and his Chelsea side; while Tottenham were reliant on two long range strikes, both stunning, to grab a 2-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage, that put them back in the race for a top four place. There has been a slight improvement in Sunderland's performances under new boss Gustavo Poyet, beating their fierce rivals Newcastle United and Manchester …
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