Player Performance Analysis | Ross Barkley Vs Liverpool

Player Performance Analysis | Ross Barkley Vs Liverpool

Although conceding a late equaliser against your biggest rivals is a bitter pill to swallow, Evertonians couldn’t afford to be too downhearted at the conclusion of their enthralling 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Saturday because, nevertheless, they had just witnessed the greatest attacking performance in a Merseyside derby from the Toffees for several years. Martínez consistently signed off his programme notes at Wigan Athletic with the Spanish expression ‘sin miedo’ meaning ‘without fear’ and that was exactly how his side …
Everton Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Everton Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

The early kick off on Saturday afternoon will see the 221st edition of the Merseyside derby, as Everton take on Liverpool at Goodison Park. With four places but only three points separating the two sides in the Premier League table, Roberto Martinez will be hoping his Everton side can get the win over their local rivals in his first derby as manager and move up to third place, behind Liverpool only on goal difference. Brendan Rodgers on the other hand …
The Kids Are Alright | Lukaku, Januzaj Amongst Prem's Best Youngsters

The Kids Are Alright | Lukaku, Januzaj Amongst Prem's Best Youngsters

Few quotes have been repeated as often as Alan Hansen’s famous line, “you can’t win anything with kids.”  If you hail from the red part of Manchester, you’re mocking the former Liverpool man because the ’95-’96 squad that provoked the remark went on to win the title.  Then again, over the past few years, Gooners from North London have found themselves screaming the phrase in anger down the terraces at Arsene Wenger. Of course, the real truth is that age …
Liverpool 4 West Brom 1 | Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 4 West Brom 1 | Tactical Analysis

Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez both retained their spots in the starting lineup, the latter scoring 13 goals in as many league games. On loan Chelsea man Victor Moses dropped to the bench to accommodate Lucas Leiva, with Gerrard filling into the hole created in the Nigerian’s absence. Berahino was replaced by Nicolas Anelka, the Frenchman has yet to register for the Baggies this season. Boaz Myhill continued to deputise in the place of the injured Ben Foster. As was …
Loic Remy: Compared to top strikers | Benteke, Sturridge & Lukaku

Loic Remy: Compared to top strikers | Benteke, Sturridge & Lukaku

Newcastle’s efforts to suitably replace Demba Ba since his departure to Chelsea in the January transfer window of 2013 finally seem to be showing results. Loic Remy was meant to be the solution 10 months ago, and indeed it seemed at one point as if the deal was all wrapped up for Newcastle. However it was not to be as QPR hijacked the deal leading the Frenchman to move to Loftus Road from Marseilles for just over £12 million. [sws_blockquote …
Manchester City Vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City Vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City will be looking to put defeats to Bayern Munich and Aston Villa behind them when they face an unbeaten Everton side at The Etihad on Saturday. Everton have won 3 and drawn 3 of their opening 6 games under new manager Roberto Martinez and are the only unbeaten team left in the Premier League. Everton find themselves 2 points and 3 places above Manchester City in the table and will be looking to keep, if not increase, that …
Encouraging signs for Martinez's Everton

Encouraging signs for Martinez's Everton

The search for a first league win enters its fourth week on Saturday, with Jose Mourinho and Chelsea the visitors to Goodison Park, but the signs in these early stages offer plenty of encouragement. Combine that with the deadline day influx and the squad is primed for the remainder of the campaign. Everton's Defence When Everton announced Roberto Martinez as manager, the doubters pointed to a Wigan defence boasting more holes than a tramp’s blanket. So far, however, the added …
Benteke - Ready for a step up? Stats compared to Lukaku & Adebayor

Benteke - Ready for a step up? Stats compared to Lukaku & Adebayor

After an impressive debut season in the Premier League, Christian Benteke’s future at Aston Villa is uncertain after the striker submitted a transfer request with a view to a move to a bigger club, not to say that Aston Villa aren't a big club but the lure of European Football and the higher wages that these clubs can offer is what drives the players these days. However is Benteke good enough? Being an £7m summer signing last year, many thought …
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