Louis Van Gaal buying time

Louis Van Gaal buying time

Louis Van Gaal’s position as manager of Manchester United may be on ice that is thinning as quickly as Juan Mata’s hair, but the FA Cup could just be what he needs to buy him time. United’s Premier League form over the past few months has been poor and boos have become an all too familiar sound at the end of home matches. Disgruntlement amongst fans has fuelled media speculation over his future and the Dutchman has publicly reacted angrily …
Sunderland Vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Sunderland Vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

On April fifth, Newcastle make the short journey to Wearside to take on their arch rivals, Sunderland.  Every match between these two sides is a big game, but the stakes in this one are even higher than normal.  Newcastle are comfortably mid table and will absolutely stay up, but Sunderland are in serious danger of getting relegated.  With teams like Chelsea, Arsenal and Southampton in their final five matches, Sunderland need to accumulate points and this match is close to …
Kane's Double-Barrel too much for Gunners

Kane's Double-Barrel too much for Gunners

One of the greatest rivalries in English football, the North London derby, is eagerly anticipated by football fans up and down the country as well as being a special mark on the calendar's of the Spurs and Arsenal faithful. This weekend saw the 256th meeting between the two sides and with only 2 points separating them pre-match and a spot in the illustrious top 4 awaiting, the fixture had everything in place live up to expectations. With a sold out …
Everton vs Liverpool Preview | Teams News, Stats and Key Men

Everton vs Liverpool Preview | Teams News, Stats and Key Men

The longest running top flight derby will be held for the 224th time on Saturday evening as Everton host Liverpool in a crucial league game. It has already become the subject of controversy after the Merseyside police as well as Liverpool’s mayor, Joe Anderson, requested the Premier League to bring forward the 5.30pm kick-off time, but the request was rejected because of broadcasting issues as the North London derby starts at 12.45pm on the same day. It will be the …
Philippe Coutinho | Player Performance Analysis Vs Everton

Philippe Coutinho | Player Performance Analysis Vs Everton

Brendan Rodgers seems to be showing the rest of the Premier League how it's done with 2 strikers on the pitch, whilst at the same time maintaining a creative flow in midfield. The Merseyside Derby is always important and no matter what will be crucial. However with both teams, Everton and Liverpool, performing so well in the league table and a goal of getting Champions League football this fixture in particular had extra weight on the players and managers shoulders. …
Divers at Chelsea? No way says Jose

Divers at Chelsea? No way says Jose

Following another Chelsea player being booked for diving in their 2-0 win over Derby in the FA Cup, manager Jose Mourinho has once again reiterated the fact that his Chelsea squad contains no divers. Ramires was the player cautioned during yesterdays game and Oscar was booked in Chelsea's previous game against Southampton on New Years Day. Following that match Mourinho said there were "no divers" in his Chelseas squad. During yesterdays post match press conference Mourinho said "I maintain [there are …
Tottenham vs Arsenal Preview | Lloris Vs Brad, Cazorla & Referee Stats

Tottenham vs Arsenal Preview | Lloris Vs Brad, Cazorla & Referee Stats

Derby Day Dogfight: The Battle of Manchester | Statistical Preview

Derby Day Dogfight: The Battle of Manchester | Statistical Preview

Here we go again. The top-of-the-table clash between the two Manchester clubs is upon us. It might be relatively early in the season still, but it would be silly to say this will have no bearing on where the title is going at the end of the season. As it stands, both Manchester United and Manchester City are well ahead of their nearest opponents in the league table, with Chelsea being 10 points behind Manchester United and 7 points behind …
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