The Hyperbole of the Premier League

The Hyperbole of the Premier League

There is an innate arrogance about the supporters of the Premier League assuming it is the hardest in the world. However for every Memphis Depay and Pedro, for whom excuses are being meted out about the Premier League being a lot harder than their previous Dutch and Spanish leagues, there is a Dimitri Payet. Payet the £10.7m West Ham midfielder is arguably the most inform midfielder of the Premier League at present and he is playing only his eleventh game …
Premier League's Top 5 Summer Transfers

Premier League's Top 5 Summer Transfers

The summer transfer window closed on the 1st September 2015 and saw Premier League clubs sign a total of 184 players either as permanent deals or on loan. The net transfer spend of the 20 clubs for this summer was £432.6m, which was a rise on the previous two summers. Now ten games in, with the table starting to take shape following an explosive start and some shock results, we take a look at the top five summer transfers. Kevin …
West Ham vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

West Ham vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Chasing European football, West Ham host defending champions Chelsea on Saturday, in what could turn out to be a real test for Slaven Bilic’s side. While Chelsea have not been their usual self this season, they are hardly any push-overs and would severely test  the belief of this West Ham side. Team News West Ham West Ham are without the services of Alexandro Song (Ankle) and Reid (Back) who are set to return to action at the end of this month. …
West Ham v Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham v Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On September 14th, Newcastle United travel to Upton Park to take on West Ham United. After some big summer signings from both sides this summer, they were both looking to go and make improvements this season.  West Ham have had an inconsistent start, but have shown some signs that they are consolidating themselves into a top half team. Newcastle, on the other hand, have got off to a very poor start and will need to improve quickly.  The Magpies probably …
West Ham v Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

West Ham v Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

On August 22nd, Bournemouth will travel to Upton Park to take on West Ham.  After an opening day win against London rivals Arsenal, West Ham lost their last match to hot starters Leicester City.  They'll look to get back on track this weekend against newly promoted Bournemouth.  On the flip side, despite two encouraging performances against Aston Villa and Liverpool, Bournemouth sit second from bottom and are yet to score their first top flight goal.  While Eddie Howe can take …
Player Performance Analysis | Dimitri Payet vs Arsenal

Player Performance Analysis | Dimitri Payet vs Arsenal

One of the trends this summer was mid-table English teams bringing in top players from other European Leagues that they wouldn't have been able to buy in the past.  One of the best examples of that was former Marseille star Dimitri Payet going to West Ham.  The Frenchman made the team of the season in Ligue 1 last season, but decided to leave Marseille after two seasons in the south of France.  He surprised a lot of people by deciding …
Matchday One: Five Most Impressive Premier League Debutants

Matchday One: Five Most Impressive Premier League Debutants

The Premier League exercised its spending power this summer, and not just the teams you would expect; the rise of the British pound and the league's TV deal has given mid-table teams impressive resources as well, allowing them to poach talent from Europe's other top leagues. Here are five debutants who were exceptional in their first Premier League match for their new club. *Note: Cabaye considered a "Premier League debutant" despite having played in England before because he signed from overseas. …
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