West Ham vs Everton Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

West Ham vs Everton Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Everton visit West Ham on the back of a 2-0 defeat at home to Sunderland last time out and are in danger of failing to finish in the top 10 which would’ve been the worst case scenario at the start of the season. That was on the back of a 3-2 loss to Aston Villa which broke an unbeaten run of six, a run of form that Roberto Martinez will want to end the season with. West Ham started the …
Will The Spurs Old Guard Fit Pochettino's System?

Will The Spurs Old Guard Fit Pochettino's System?

It's been a fairly quiet summer at Tottenham Hotspur for a change, the last few summers have been rife with transfer speculation about their best players (cc: Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Dimitar Berbatov). However, this summer they are yet to receive any concrete bids for their key players in Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen - luckily for Spurs, Lloris has signed a new five year deal, and Belgian defender Vertonghen is in talks about extending his contract. …
Who Will Pochettino Turn To? | Spurs Transfer Window Preview

Who Will Pochettino Turn To? | Spurs Transfer Window Preview

Mauricio Pochettino has been announced as Spurs' Head Coach on a five-year contract, but with their busy summer transfer window in 2013, and with a reported £50 million to spend on players this summer, who will technical director Franco Baldini and head coach Mauricio Pochettino target this summer? And who will they let go? Defensive options Spurs had an horrific season defensively, conceding 54 goals in total in the Premier League, with over 20 goals conceded against their top four …
Chelsea 4 Tottenham Hotspur 0 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Chelsea 4 Tottenham Hotspur 0 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 7 points with a crucial victory over Spurs at Stamford Bridge. The pre-match team sheets came with a few interesting selections, and Tim Sherwood talked of springing a few surprises of his own for Chelsea. Chelsea Chelsea's line-up had the cliche characteristics of a Mourinho side, prioritising a strong and reliable defence, with a robust and powerful midfield. David Luiz was left out and Nemanja Matic continued …
Hodgson's Headache: Who Will Miss Out? Henderson? Lampard? Carrick?

Hodgson's Headache: Who Will Miss Out? Henderson? Lampard? Carrick?

So, it's World Cup year. The Premier League is filled with the extra inspiration for players that they have to catch the eye of their national team managers. For England, there have been quite a few names that have come out of the woodwork, and so Roy Hodgson has been given the cliched 'selection headache' that graces every England manager before a big competition. The main area where some of the most expected big names are in danger of facing …
Tottenham Hotspur Vs Crystal Palace | Team News and Key Player Stats

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Crystal Palace | Team News and Key Player Stats

Tottenham take on Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane on Saturday in the reverse fixture from the Opening. On that occasion, Spurs grabbed a narrow 1-0 victory thanks to a Soldado penalty after a contentious handball incident. It was a winning start for Andre Villas Boas and they went onto win their next two games, but since then things have changed dramatically. With Tim Sherwood now in charge, they are now unbeaten in their last four games in the league, …
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur | Stats, Key Men and Team News

Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur | Stats, Key Men and Team News

Both sides have overcome the sticky patches they were going through, but their Champions League hopes will be severely hit if they lose this match. Manchester United have been worse at Old Trafford than they have been on the road, however they did win their last home match against West Ham. After losing against West Brom, Everton and Newcastle at home, a loss against Spurs could plunge them back into disarray. Spurs have been poor in games against fellow Champions …
His name is Jonas! | Jonas Gutierrez Stats Analysis

His name is Jonas! | Jonas Gutierrez Stats Analysis

I have seen Jonas Gutierrez play, both in the flesh and on television, on a number of occasions and I have audibly sung my appreciation of his services to my beloved Newcastle United with great pride and sentiment. I must confess though, I’m still not really sure what he actually does… I can tell you that he plays on the left on the majority of occasions, but I have seen him utilized in a more defensive central role at times …
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