Tottenham Hotspur vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Tottenham Hotspur vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Fresh off the back of narrow 1-0 opening day defeats to Manchester United and Liverpool respectively, both sides will be itching to record their first points of the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League season. Tottenham will look to make the most of home advantage, but will bear the burden of an expectant White Hart Lane crowd. Mark Hughes’ men arrive at the Lane with expectations of their own, and with record signing Xherdan Shaqiri expected to debut, those associated with the …
Burnley vs Stoke Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Burnley vs Stoke Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Burnley play for pride when they face 9th placed Stoke City on Saturday. While Burnley have won just one of their last 6 games, their visitors for the evening have bagged 2 wins in the last six. They will be looking to end the season on a high and in the top half of the league, which they would confirm if they garnered a point out of the last 2 games. Team News Burnley Burnley, fortunately, do not have a lot of …
EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

The current financial mess that clubs in La Liga find themselves in means there is little transfer spending in evidence in the domestic game. Aside from Barcelona and Real Madrid, only Villarreal, Granada, Valladolid and Elche have a net spend in transfer dealings. Cumulatively, the four clubs have a net spend of approximately £12m, enough to buy you half of Roberto Soldado. Spanish clubs have had to improve their scouting network and youth development to secure players for their squads. …