Chelsea v Sunderland Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Chelsea v Sunderland Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Sunderland travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in Saturday’s evening kick-off. The game means a lot to both teams and the result will have consequences at different ends of the table. Chelsea know that a win will take them back to the top of the league. With Liverpool not playing until Sunday, a Chelsea win will put pressure on the Reds to perform at Norwich. With Chelsea due to travel to Anfield next weekend, they will want to …
Holloway Suffers For Lack Of Continuity

Holloway Suffers For Lack Of Continuity

To say Crystal Palace’s return to the Premier League has been difficult would be an understatement. The club have come from the brink of extinction to the Premier League in a mere three years. Now in the promised land, the Eagles have only three points from their opening eight games and the club have parted ways with manager Ian Holloway. Holloway has left the club by mutual consent with owner Steve Parish stating that "Ian felt the club might benefit …
My Full Back's More Useful Than Yours | Johnson, Walker & Evra Vs Gunter, Debuchy & Cameron

My Full Back's More Useful Than Yours | Johnson, Walker & Evra Vs Gunter, Debuchy & Cameron

The Full Back position is one that has evolved rapidly since the inception of the EPL, and so has the importance that this role plays in a team. It is no longer about being a solid defender with the ability to "stick it in the mixer", but a position that can involve being a key attacking wide player who’s team relies on them to provide the width for an otherwise narrow attacking threat. It says it all that Leighton Baines …
QPR 0 Manchester United 2 | Match & Stats Report

QPR 0 Manchester United 2 | Match & Stats Report

QPR expectantly lost at home to Manchester United by 2 goals to nil. Rafael scored a stunning volley, and Nani slotted Giggs in for a second to carry United over a Rangers. Overview In terms of possession, the game was far more balanced than most may have predicted. The difference was largely marginal, with Manchester United carrying 51.5% of the possession to QPR's 48.5%. Their passing accuracy was just as close. United completed at a rate of 77%, QPR at 74%. Shots …
Rovers: A Recipe for Relegation | In-depth Stats Analysis of 11/12

Rovers: A Recipe for Relegation | In-depth Stats Analysis of 11/12

Failure to beat Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park in the penultimate match of the season condemned Blackburn Rovers to relegation to the Championship. For only the second time in the Premier League era Rovers will endure life in the second tier of English football next season, but where did it all go wrong for Rovers? [caption id="attachment_15725" align="aligncenter" width="547" caption="Heading down: Antolin Alcaraz heads Wigan to safety and sends Rovers down in the process"][/caption] Victory against Sunderland in late March …
Can't score, won't score | Wigan Athletic

Can't score, won't score | Wigan Athletic

Eleven games into Wigan Athletics 7th season in the English Premier League, 1 game won, 2 games drawn and 8 games lost. It makes pretty grim viewing for all Latics fans. Our current stint in the Premier League is on the verge of coming to an abrupt, slightly embarrassing conclusion with the possibility of being completely out of the survival frame and cut adrift at the bottom of the 'Best League in the World' by the season of good will. …
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