Sunderland vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Sunderland vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Relegation battlers Sunderland face an acod test on Sunday when they host Arsenal. Just a single point away from safety with a game in hand, the Black cats need to chalk results out in every single game irrespective of the opponents to survive the battle. Arsenal on the other hand, will be keen to cement their position amongst the top 4 of the Premier League. Team News Sunderland Manager Sam Allardyce is expected to name an unchanged starting line up …
Sunderland vs Liverpool Preview: Team News, Key Men and Stats

Sunderland vs Liverpool Preview: Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light on the back of an impressive win at home over league leaders Leicester City. They dominated Leicester throughout the game leaving the side frustrated with lack of opportunities presented. Their hosts Sunderland, on the other hand, have lost their last 4 games, shipping 11 goals in the process and would be keen to reverse their fortunes in the game against the Reds. Team News Sunderland The club have certain injury concerns at the …
Sunderland v Newcastle Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Sunderland v Newcastle Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

There you go. The real 'Super' Sunday is ahead of us when the two juggernauts in Manchester tussle it out for bragging rights in the North West, we've got two massive football clubs in the North East of the country going head on to get one over the other. Sunderland, now managed by the more familiar Sam Allardyce will go into this game following a narrow away defeat at the Hawthorns yet their form in this fixture is as good …
Liverpool v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Liverpool v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Straight to the point, has there ever been a bigger Liverpool-Manchester United clash in the Premier League era than the one on Sunday? I really doubt there has, when you consider what is at stake and also the timing of this fixture. A massive derby, arguably still the biggest match-up in English football regardless of where the teams stand in the league table and it's an absolute certainty that the animosity between two most successful institutions in the English game …
What Extra Does Divock Origi Offer Compared to Borini?

What Extra Does Divock Origi Offer Compared to Borini?

Liverpool FC made their 6th summer signing when they snapped up 19 year old Divock Origi for £10,000,000 from Lille. Origi has gone back on loan to the Ligue 1 outfit for the 2014/15 season. However, some say the transfer was delayed due to Fabio Borini not wanting to leave, preferring to stay at Anfield and fight for his place rather than transfer to Sunderland, so does Borini have a point, do you think he should be allowed to stay …
Sunderland v Crystal Palace Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

After their fortnight competing in both cup competitions, Sunderland return to normality as Crystal Palace visit the Stadium of Light. Many predicted that Sunderland would be relegated under the stewardship of Paulo Di Caino, whilst many changed their mind after the appointment of Gus Poyet. The feeling of improvement made since Poyet arrived, who has now been in charge for 5 months, hasn't lifted Sunderland out of the bottom 3; although, the North East club do have 3 games in …
Becca's PL Round Up: Magical Suarez, Torres and Late Winners

Becca's PL Round Up: Magical Suarez, Torres and Late Winners

After a slow and inconsistent start, the standout Premier League teams showed what they are made of this week, as the top six are beginning to form. What was previewed as the 'title decider' definitely proved to be the most dramatic. A turbulent last few years for Fernando Torres will almost certainly follow him around now when it comes to judging performances, and Sunday's late kick off certainly had it's ups and downs for the Spaniard. After a first 30 …
Liverpool v Arsenal - Analysis of Liverpool's Tactical Progress

Liverpool v Arsenal - Analysis of Liverpool's Tactical Progress

As Santi Carzola ran away from Pepe Reina’s goal into the Arsenal away support the camera’s cut to Brendan Rodgers. A man who has by now put away his notepad and pen to accept that his strategy did not go according to plan against an excellent Arsenal side. Brendan Rodgers sets his team up in a way that aims to achieve the following three aspects of systems football
High pressing and making the pitch as small as possible without …