West Ham v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

West Ham v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

West Ham United moved a step closer to securing their Barclays Premier League future with a valuable 2-1 away win against struggling Sunderland on Monday night. The Hammers now entertain high flying Liverpool, which remains the only unbeaten side in 2014, on Sunday, 4 pm kickoff. While Liverpool, who are in scintillating form themselves, face the Hammers' giant striker Andy Carroll on Sunday for the first time since his £15m switch to West Ham in the summer. After recovering from the …
Stewart Downing - An Upgrade for West Ham? | Stats Compared to Jarvis et al

Stewart Downing - An Upgrade for West Ham? | Stats Compared to Jarvis et al

With Downing due at Holly House this afternoon to complete his medical before joining West Ham United, we wanted to have a look at exactly what Downing would bring to a squad which, at times last year and especially in away games, struggled to create chances and ultimately struggled to score goals. In 2013/14, the wide forward positions were filled by West Ham's then record signing Matt Jarvis, Ricardo Vaz Te and Joe Cole. Below we've focused on the defensive …
Should Liverpool Let Downing Go? Downing at Villa Vs Liverpool Stats

Should Liverpool Let Downing Go? Downing at Villa Vs Liverpool Stats

Liverpool have offered Stewart Downing to a number of Premier League clubs for a fee of £5m according to reports. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew distanced himself from a move for the Liverpool winger last night. It speaks volumes about Downing's performance since his move from Aston Villa that Brendan Rodgers is prepared to take a £15m loss on the Englishman. Some Liverpool fans may be surprised that the club want to sell now especially after his form picked up towards …
Downing and Out? Rival & Teammate Stats Comparison

Downing and Out? Rival & Teammate Stats Comparison

As Andy Carroll was finally jettisoned from Anfield, a debate rumbled on over the creative abilities of the man that was supposed to provide him with ammunition. Just as there are those who wanted Andy Carroll retained as a ‘Plan B’ weapon, Stewart Downing, too, has his apologists. But are they onto something? Is there more to Downing’s game than meets the eye? And have some of us written him off through a combination of psychological tics and biases only …
Stewart Downing: Hero or Villain? Stats Compared to Villains Old & New

Stewart Downing: Hero or Villain? Stats Compared to Villains Old & New