Premier League stars: Shock International Call-Ups

Premier League stars: Shock International Call-Ups

Ahead of the upcoming European Championships in France, national sides are starting to put together a list of players who have done enough to warrant a seat on the plane to the tournament. England's friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands has certainly given Roy Hodgson something to think about and the season finale will no doubt add some spice to his choice of selections. Every year there's a shock admission; that one player who everyone hoped would be selected who …
Liverpool vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On April 10th, Liverpool will welcome Stoke City to Anfield as the two sides both fight to move up in the European spots.  Liverpool sit nine points back of fourth place at the moment, but have at least one game in hand on everyone above them, two on Stoke and Southampton.  Even with the extra opportunities to pick up points, a loss, and possibly even a draw, would end their slim chances at Champions League football next season.  Stoke are …
Will Vardy Change Anything?

Will Vardy Change Anything?

Jamie Vardy, a £1million buy from Fleetwood Town in the Conference in 2012, is the Premier League's leading goal scorer. That is an astonishing feat and he is one short of Ruud Van Nistelrooy's all time record of scoring in ten consecutive Premier League matches. He had such self belief that he inserted a clause in his contract that he would get a bonus if he played for England when signing for Leicester in 2012. Rarely has a non league …
Ozil Shines Vs Stoke - Performance Analysis

Ozil Shines Vs Stoke - Performance Analysis

After only seven points from four games and only one non own goal from those four games, Arsenal needed to put down a marker with their performance against Stoke.  They did just that cutting the Potters into ribbons time and time again.  They only finished two of their chances, but they created enough to score six or seven while limiting Stoke to nothing more than half chances. There were a few stand out players in this one, but no one …
Summer Transfers: Five Key Signings for Chelsea

Summer Transfers: Five Key Signings for Chelsea

This is the third of a series of four articles coming to you, in which I will focus on this season’s top 4 finishers of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal. I will highlight the 5 positions these teams need to strengthen over the summer to improve their chances of being crowned Premier League champions this time next year. Today, Chelsea will be the team put under the microscope. With The Blues deservedly securing their first title since 2010 …