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 …
Aston Villa vs Leicester | FA Cup Preview | Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa vs Leicester | FA Cup Preview | Stats & Key Men

If you believe everything you read, this would be billed as the match between two manager-less teams. Nigel Pearson was recently sacked, then hastily reinstated despite the media telling us otherwise. Paul Lambert of course wasn't awarded the same leniency, and bizarre rumours are now speculating that he actually asked to be sacked twice before finally being given the boot this week. If this were a Premier League tie, the stakes would be huge in the wake of the multi-billion …
Hull City Vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Hull City Vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

After being on the verge of upsetting Premier League Champions Manchester City, Hull City host fellow struggler's Aston Villa on Tuesday. With 2 points and 2 spots separating them, the contest could in many ways play a crucial role in the on-going relegation battle. While Aston Villa have been poor over the last 2 months, they put up an impressive performance against Premier League leaders Chelsea and would be keen to build on that. Team News Hull City Hull City …
Aston Villa vs Hull City Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

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

Aston Villa entertain Hull City at Villa park on Sunday afternoon with both sides going into the game having got off to surprisingly strong starts to the season. However, Villa were knocked out of the Capital One Cup after a shock defeat to Leyton Orient whereas Hull were sent crashing out of the Europa League on Thursday night. Saying that, neither team have lost either of their two opening games and sit in seventh and sixth in the league table …
The Importance of Liverpool's Wing Backs | Stats

The Importance of Liverpool's Wing Backs | Stats

Liverpool have started the season in tremendous form, picking up 20 points from the 27 available this season. This is double the amount they had accumulated at this point last season. A lot of this is to be attributed to the goalscoring ‘SAS’ of Suarez and Sturridge, but also, due to the nature of the 3-5-2 line-up that Rodgers has deployed in recent weeks, the wing backs have to be praised. Their job is unique yet extremely vital to the …
Liverpool 4 West Brom 1 | Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 4 West Brom 1 | Tactical Analysis

Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez both retained their spots in the starting lineup, the latter scoring 13 goals in as many league games. On loan Chelsea man Victor Moses dropped to the bench to accommodate Lucas Leiva, with Gerrard filling into the hole created in the Nigerian’s absence. Berahino was replaced by Nicolas Anelka, the Frenchman has yet to register for the Baggies this season. Boaz Myhill continued to deputise in the place of the injured Ben Foster. As was …