Southampton Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Southampton Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Mauricio Pochettino makes a return to St Mary's in Saturday's early kick-off, as his Spurs side take on Southampton. Both sides will still have their eye on fourth place, even if Europa League qualification seems much more feasible. Southampton are currently in seventh place, eight points off fourth-placed Manchester City, after winning three and drawing one of their last six games. Tottenham are one point, and one place ahead of the Saints in sixth place, level with Liverpool - who …
Chelsea v Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea v Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Premier League leaders Chelsea host 7th placed Southampton on Sunday, the 15th of March. Having won the Capital One Cup, the Blues will look to add to their silverware this season, with Premier League in sight with just 11 games to go. Coming off a defeat to PSG, Chelsea manager and players will have very less time to leave behind the painful memory of the ouster and attend to the task at hand. Once high-flying Southampton have seen their fortunes …
Who is the best right back in the league?

Who is the best right back in the league?

In a season when playing three at the back has seen the full back role ignored by teams such as Liverpool and Manchester United. Even when the latter plays with four defenders, it is Antonio Valencia who plays at right back, despite being known as a winger. There are a number of good right backs in the league this season with Pablo Zabaleta, Branislav Ivanovic, Kyle Walker and Nathaniel Clyne putting in consistent performances for their clubs yet again. A …
Southampton vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Southampton vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Many believed that Southampton’s strong run this season had come to an end when the club suffered 4 consecutive league losses. However, with wins over Everton and Burnley followed by a tidy display against the leaders Chelsea, Ronald Koeman’s boys have sneaked up to 4th spot with 33 points. Their guests for the night, Arsenal too have 33 points and sit in the 5th spot only by the virtue of a lower goal difference than the Saints. Though the Gunners have won …
Full-Back Index - Baines vs Azpilicueta vs Clyne

Full-Back Index - Baines vs Azpilicueta vs Clyne

"A fullback is either a failed centre-back or a failed winger", said Jamie Carragher on a strange Monday Night Football episode in a bid to get one over his arch nemesis and fellow pundit Gary Neville. Though Gary Neville laughed it off in a very dismissive way only he can do, what Carragher said that day could actually be true in the sense that very few players actually want to grow into a full-back and nail down a regular place …
Southampton vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Southampton vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Southampton will play their first home game of the season when they take on Alan Irvine and West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. After a spirited performance against Liverpool at Anfield that ended on a losing note somewhat undeservedly, the Saints will be looking to get their first points on board with a good performance and a positive result against the Baggies. Defender Nathaniel Clyne found the net in the 56th minute for Southampton cancelling out Sterling's opener, who missed the …
High Drama in Brazil Saves Hodgson's Blushes

High Drama in Brazil Saves Hodgson's Blushes

England went into the 2014 World Cup with a good squad combining youth, experience, and one which was free from the hype that has surrounded previous “Golden Generations”. This might have been partly thanks to Hodgson, who showed as little ambition off the pitch as he did on it, playing down chances from the day England qualified. England were handed a tough group on paper, but were given the chance to play Italy first. Notoriously bad starters when it comes …
Southampton 2 Everton 0 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Southampton 2 Everton 0 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

In a fairly entertaining match between two sides who press and pass well, value possession and play in a proactive, eye-pleasing style, two moments of individual mistakes handed Southampton three points and likely ended Everton's dream of a top four finish and Champions League football. The Saints came into this home tie having picked up just four points from their last five matches but did lose out to Cardiff and Spurs by just one goal and despite having nothing to …
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