Are Chelsea too good to go down?

Are Chelsea too good to go down?

The phrase “too good to go down” became a cliché, probably from over use on teams not worthy of its assertion. There have been teams relegated that were good enough to stay up, but not too good to go down and I believe there is a big difference. In recent years, there have been upper echelon teams that, for whatever reason, have found themselves in precarious positions. They eventually turned their form around, moved back up the table and proved …
The Relegation Battle: One Week Left | Infographics

The Relegation Battle: One Week Left | Infographics

QPR vs West Ham United | Team News, Key Men & Stats

QPR vs West Ham United | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Relegation battlers Queens Park Rangers welcome London rivals West Ham United to Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon. If QPR have any ambitions of remaining in the Premier League for another season this will be a game that Ramsay and his squad will be looking at as a potential 3 points. West Ham and Sam Allardyce are in a state of flux. The great success their season appeared to be heading for before Christmas has petered out into a mid-table finish. …
Most Likely to Strike in the Relegation Scrap - Defoe, Austin, Nugent, Ings and Benteke

Most Likely to Strike in the Relegation Scrap - Defoe, Austin, Nugent, Ings and Benteke

With the end of the season only weeks away, we find ourselves at that stage when the foot of the table starts to make for interesting viewing. It seems that Chelsea are going to be crowned League Champions this season, albeit without a calamitous run of form in coming weeks, but whenever we think we know who the certainties for relegation are it changes in an instance. Just two games ago I would have told you that Leicester City were …
If Burnley Can Survive...

If Burnley Can Survive...

You would be forgiven for believing that Burnley were favorites for relegation since their promotion to the Premier League. Any team with a budget as low as theirs is expected to struggle to cope in the most expensive league in the world.  Manchester United spent upward of £60 million on Angel Di Maria last summer, Burnley FC have only spent £45 million in the 133 year history of their club. It's facts like that which make it hard to believe …
Tim Sherwood | Obvious Choice or Uninspired Appointment?

Tim Sherwood | Obvious Choice or Uninspired Appointment?

Since being sacked by Tottenham, Tim Sherwood has been linked with every available job the Premier League could offer. He was apparently a front runner for the West Brom job, bookies favourite for the QPR post, before the media got it spot on and he was appointed as Paul Lambert’s replacement at Aston Villa. The outspoken coach has been eager to return to the pressure cooker of the Premier League and prove his credentials as a top English manager and …
Relegation Battle Heats Up - QPR 2-0 Burnley

Relegation Battle Heats Up - QPR 2-0 Burnley

The 2014/15 relegation battle took another twist on Saturday as two relegation favourites went head-to-head in a must-win match for both teams. Star men Danny Ings and Charlie Austin both made their professional debut on 6th October 2009 and find themselves as their respective team's top goal scorer in the Premier League 5 years on, as the Clarets travelled to Loftus Road. Both were looking to find the vital goals that would lift their team out of the relegation zone …
Swansea City vs Aston Villa Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Swansea City vs Aston Villa Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

This Saturday, Aston Villa travel to the Liberty stadium to take on Swansea City. The two teams find themselves separated by one point and two league places, with Swansea in 13th and Aston Villa in 15th. Swansea’s win last weekend at Newcastle has done a lot to ensure their survival. If the other results go their way, a draw for Swansea will mathematically ensure their survival. Villa have a game in hand over most of their rivals at the bottom, …