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

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

Top of the table Arsenal face an in-form Southampton side at the Emirates on Saturday, with Arsenal looking to extend their lead at the top of the table and Southampton looking to go level on points with the Gunners. Southampton have impressed under Mauricio Pochettino this season, winning six, drawing four and losing just one of their opening eleven Premier League games, conceding just five goals in the process. They have taken 22 points from their opening 11 games and …
Player Performance Analysis | Adam Lallana vs Hull City

Player Performance Analysis | Adam Lallana vs Hull City

Sitting in third place after the latest round of matches in the Premier League, Southampton fans will be pinching themselves at the moment. Now in their second season since their promotion from the Championship, they have gathered a group of talented young players who have exceeded all expectations so far. One player which can made a huge impression so far this season is one Adam Lallana. I don’t think many people can argue on Lallana’s inclusion within the latest England …
Winger Stats Analysis | Hazard vs. Lallana vs. Navas

Winger Stats Analysis | Hazard vs. Lallana vs. Navas

A goal keeper scoring from 92 yards, a game with 6 different goal scorers for one team and a well-contested game at The Emirates. What a cracker of a weekend it was in the English Premier League. The two Manchester clubs have some positive momentum on their side, while Chelsea suffered a shock at St. James' Park and Tottenham seem to have lost momentum after a bright start to their season. Arsenal consolidated their position at the top of the …
Southampton and their English Core

Southampton and their English Core

Alan Shearer. Matthew Le Tissier. Mick Channon. What do these legendary players have in common? All three started their careers at Southampton Football Club and consequently went on to play for their national side, England. More recently, the renowned Saints academy has produced talented internationals such as world record signing Gareth Bale, Arsenal's Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. And all these players stood out from the rest at Southampton before making big-money moves to North London outfits Tottenham and Arsenal …
EPL's Under-rated Midfields | Tactical & Stats Comparison to Europe's elite

EPL's Under-rated Midfields | Tactical & Stats Comparison to Europe's elite

Both West Brom and Southampton possess teams that are full of underrated or unheralded players. I have identified both as teams with criminally underrated players in the central midfield areas: Yacob and Mulumbu for West Brom; Cork and defensive stalwart Morgan Schneiderlin for Southampton. Within football circles all four players have impressed and we could well be seeing any one of these four make a transfer to big club this summer. But which of the two teams boasts the ‘best underrated …
Most Creative English Players This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Most Creative English Players This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Southampton 3 Liverpool 1 | Liverpool's Stylistic Regression

Southampton 3 Liverpool 1 | Liverpool's Stylistic Regression

A rain-soaked St Mary’s was the venue as Liverpool’s superb recent form was placed into some perspective by a vibrant and energetic Southampton side. The south coast club matched Brendan Rodgers’ Reds across the park and deserved a victory that propels them out of the relegation battle and into the relative safety of the lower-mid table. For Liverpool, it was a game that raised questions regarding Rodgers’ team selection. Crucially, Lucas was dropped for Joe Allen – a move that …
Southampton vs Reading Match Preview | Player Stats

Southampton vs Reading Match Preview | Player Stats

Southampton and Reading meet at St Mary’s on Saturday with both teams looking to pick up a crucial three points against their relegation rivals. It is a cliché to call a game a six pointer and it is used on far too regularly, but this appears to be one of those occasions where it can be used legitimately. Both Southampton and Reading are currently placed in the drop-zone and they will be keen to grab a victory in a fixture …
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