Lambert - Can He Succeed At Anfield? | Goals & Creativity Stats

Lambert - Can He Succeed At Anfield? | Goals & Creativity Stats

After a successful campaign last season, Liverpool have wasted no time in terms of their activity in the transfer market and seemingly want their deals done sooner rather than later. A whole host of names have been linked with the Merseyside club within the last few weeks and a bid has been made and accepted for lifelong Liverpool fan Rickie Lambert. This may come as a surprise to many people, especially Reds fans considering his age, but Brendan Rodgers may …
Should Lambert Have Made The England Squad Ahead Of Carroll?

Should Lambert Have Made The England Squad Ahead Of Carroll?

Roy Hodgson has announced the England squad for Brazil after a year's worth of speculation and Rickie Lambert has been selected to offer an alternative option in the striking positions. The rise of the Southampton striker has been nothing short of a fairytale and it will be amazing to see him at the World Cup if he does feature, given he was regarded as a lower league striker for the majority of his career, but there some people think that …
Aston Villa v Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Aston Villa v Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

A turbulent Aston Villa welcome a Southampton team whose minds are starting to focus on World Cup dreams and warm, sunny beaches. After another disappointing result and performance by Aston Villa last weekend against Crystal Palace, the call for Paul Lambert’s sacking became even louder by fans. Instead they saw the ‘suspension’ of Lambert’s second-hand men Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa, after their relationship broke down and caused tensions at the training ground as well as in the dressing room. …
Who Should Go To The World Cup? Rooney, Sturridge, Lambert.. Berahino?

Who Should Go To The World Cup? Rooney, Sturridge, Lambert.. Berahino?

Roy Hodgson will have started planning his World Cup squad already and we could probably predict most of the squad if English players suffer no more serious injuries; but, there will be four or five spots up for grabs. England have struggled for a consistent base of strikers in the last few years, as players come and go. The main problem England have is that they appear to pick players after three or four good performances, while other countries appear to …
Tottenham 1 Southampton 0 | In-Depth Tactical Analysis

Tottenham 1 Southampton 0 | In-Depth Tactical Analysis

It was yet another glorious spring day and north Londoners Tottenham were hosting Southampton, in a bid to secure their position for a place in the Champions League.  Both teams had some key absentees and it was interesting to watch how both managers coped with them. For Tottenham Parker was injured and on top of the Sandro’s long-term injury Villas-Boas had a choice to make on how to construct his midfield. In the last couple of weeks we have seen …
Southampton 2 Chelsea 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

Southampton 2 Chelsea 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

Pochettino had Hooiveld fit to start this game but Lallana was forced out of the game via a late knock in the days before the game. So there were two changes in the Saint’s XI from the Liverpool game. Puncheon replaced Lallana, playing on the right flank and pushing Rodriguez to the left. Additionally Davis replaced Ramirez, probably with the aim to add more steel to the midfield battle. On the other side Benitez made several changes, hinting his focus …