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

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

On October 17th, Tim Sherwood's Aston Villa travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea.  Chelsea's struggles this season have been well documented and they are only above 17th place on goals scored after eight games, which is their worst start to a season in the history of the Premier League.  For all the documented struggles of Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, Tim Sherwood is arguably under more pressure.  His Villa side are sitting in the bottom three with a mere …
Premier League Preview: Match Day Two

Premier League Preview: Match Day Two

This weekend, the Premier League will showcase a number of intense rivalries, and at least one game that might go on to decide the eventual winner. We take a look at some of the key match-ups, so you can see what we mean. We'll be covering all these matches, with detailed picks, over on BookieSmash, where you can beat the bookmaker. On Sunday is the biggest match of the weekend, the showdown between Manchester City and Chelsea. It's reasonable to …
Should Arsenal Change their Goalkeeper this Summer?

Should Arsenal Change their Goalkeeper this Summer?

2015 has been a very positive year for Arsenal.  They've gone on their longest winning run since the Invincibles, won at both the Etihad and Old Trafford, are currently 10 games unbeaten, and are in control of their own destiny in the race for second.  Yet, for all that positivity, there is still room for improvement.  Even if they win their game in hand, they will be 10 points behind champions Chelsea.  That shows despite improvement from the gunners, there …
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 vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Sunderland travel to the Brittania Stadium on 25th April in yet another important fixture as they flirt with the possibility of relegation. Sitting in the 16th position before the match day and just a point ahead of the 18th place Leicester, Sunderland fans could find themselves in despair at the end of the match. While Stoke themselves have not been in great form, garnering a measly 7 points out of possible 18 in the last 6 games, they haven’t been as consistently shambolic …
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 …
Best Goalkeeper in the EPL: Courtois, Lloris, Hart or De Gea?

Best Goalkeeper in the EPL: Courtois, Lloris, Hart or De Gea?

The Premier League is a very special league. Everybody knows that. Its special status is not just the overall quality, or the intriguing and very exciting title challenges, nor the fact that any team can beat any other. There is one more reason that makes the Premier League quite unique: goalkeepers. Compared to other top leagues in Europe, one would struggle to find a single weak keeper in the Premier League, with quality coming from the Championship every year as …
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