The Race To Rio: England CB's | Lescott V Jones V Smalling V Caulker

The Race To Rio: England CB's | Lescott V Jones V Smalling V Caulker

After the likes of Sol Campbell, John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King, England are now lacking in depth at centre back; but, the new generation have now got their chance to assert themselves on the national side. Only Phil Jagielka and Gary Cahill are guaranteed to be going to Brazil and they are likely to be England's starting pair. The likes of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Joleon Lescott and Steven Caulker will be hoping they are selected …
Chelsea vs Cardiff Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Cardiff Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea welcome Cardiff to Stamford Bridge on Saturday for the first league game between these two sides since March 1984. Chelsea go into the game third in the table two points behind leaders Arsenal, while Cardiff sit in 14th after taking eight points from their opening seven games. Cardiff face a daunting task at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea winning all three of their home games so far this season and 10 of their 13 Premier League home games in 2013. …
Strengths and Weaknesses of Mackay's Cardiff City | Tactical Analysis

Strengths and Weaknesses of Mackay's Cardiff City | Tactical Analysis

On paper, Cardiff’s game plan against Fulham should have played into Fulham’s strengths: the towering duo of Brede Hangeland and Fernando Amorebieta. Cardiff City’s strengths can be categorised into four different elements of play: Set Plays Positional play when playing out from the back (in their own half) The defensive organisation of their medium and low blocks Wide play as an entry route into the opposition’s box It is by no coincidence that each of Cardiff’s strengths are that of …
EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week - Premier League Matchday 7

EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week - Premier League Matchday 7

End of another fascinating weekend of the Premier League and it's time to check out – EPLIndex’s Team of the Week using the EPLIndex.com’s Stats Centre (Subscribe for Access to the EPLIndex Stats Centre) This time 5 goal keepers managed to keep a clean sheet while we had as many as 34 goals scored by 33 different players (+ 1 own goal) so things became a lil too difficult this time! We've opted for a 4-4-2 this week - team is below with the reasons beneath! Joe …
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