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

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

It is looking likely that there will be a closer title race in the Premier League this season. Chelsea are emerging as the favourites for many, due to the strength of their squad and their form since Thomas Tuchel took over. They have taken seven points from a possible nine so far. Despite dropping points against Liverpool, they emerged from Anfield with credit as they played well with ten men. Meanwhile, Aston Villa were seen to have a good transfer …
Ings, Buendía & Bailey - The Replacements

Ings, Buendía & Bailey - The Replacements

All teams at some stage lose a cult hero or player they feel cannot possibly replaced. In most circumstances, the monies received can be viewed as badly spent in a rash spending spree. When Liverpool lost Fernando Torres to Chelsea for some £50 million, much of that fee went on Andy Carrol, with later addictions in the mould of Stewart Downing & Charlie Adam. None of these signings were successful, and all moved on due to poor form or simple …
Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea travel to face Southampton at the weekend, as they attempt to strengthen their position in the top four, before the return of Champions League football. Thomas Tuchel has had an immediate impact, as the Blues have taken 13 points from a possible 15 under the German. The mid-season managerial change is already looking like the correct one, as the team have moved into the top four and they are just four points behind Manchester United in second. Meanwhile, Southampton …
Southampton vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Southampton vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Southampton welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the South Coast this weekend, in a meeting of two teams low on morale. The hosts were expected to push into the top half and it has only been one week, but their first two performances will worry supporters. They have lost to Crystal Palace and Brentford without scoring a goal. Meanwhile, the visitors were also beaten on the opening weekend, before nearly suffering a humiliating defeat to Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Europa League. Neither …
Southampton vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Southampton all but clinched Premier Leauge safety with their win against Norwich City last week. They are 10 points clear of the relegation zone with eight matches to play, an incredible turnaround from when they were 19th after 13 games. Now they can set their sights higher, maybe even finish in the top half. Arsenal's season is much less inspirational. The Gunners sit 10th after their two losses since the restart. Their preseason goals look out of reach and the …
Tottenham vs Southampton Preview | Team News & Key Players

Tottenham vs Southampton Preview | Team News & Key Players

The Premier League staggered winter break is now here, but unfortunately, the lack of foresight regarding FA Cup replays will affect Tottenham and Southampton. Both sides are supposed to be in their two-week winter break now, but they will face-off on Wednesday for a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup. This is due to the two sides drawing just over a week ago on the South Coast. A late Sofiane Boufal goal denied Spurs, who had taken …
Liverpool vs Southampton Match Preview | Team News & Key Players

Liverpool vs Southampton Match Preview | Team News & Key Players

Liverpool continue their Premier League campaign against Southampton on Saturday, in their final game before the winter break. Jurgen Klopp has already stated that senior players will be given time off, despite the upcoming FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury Town. That is likely to mean that the Reds will be at full strength at the weekend. Like the home side, the Saints have an FA Cup replay to negotiate next week. However, they will still have one eye on the …
Southampton vs Tottenham Preview | Team News & Key Players

Southampton vs Tottenham Preview | Team News & Key Players

Tottenham face a tricky FA Cup tie as they travel to Southampton to face a team that have already beaten them in the Premier League earlier this month. Jose Mourinho was brought into the club to win trophies and this competition will offer the best opportunity for him to do that in his first campaign as manager. On the other hand, the home side have moved into a relatively safe position in the league. Ralph Hasenhuttl will be looking at …
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