Southampton v West Ham Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Southampton v West Ham Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Southampton returned to winning ways at the weekend when they defeated Queens Park Rangers but they face an entirely different proposition when they take on West Ham United on Wednesday night. The Saints recovered from the disappointment of their defeat to Swansea last weekend with their win over QPR, taking them back up into third place in the Premier League table. Ronald Koeman will want to make sure his team stay there this week and not suffer another damaging defeat …
Liverpool v West Ham Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Liverpool will be aiming to continue their recent resurgence in the Premier League with a win at Anfield this weekend but face a difficult challenge in the form of West Ham United. The Reds were defeated in their league cup semi-final against Chelsea during the week despite putting in an impressive performance. Missed chances proved to be their undoing and so Brendan Rodgers will be relieved that Daniel Sturridge will finally be able to make his long-awaited return to action …
West Ham v Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

West Ham v Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

It has been a great season so far for West Ham United and one where Sam Allardyce’s side have exceeded all expectations. They will be aiming to keep their good form going when they welcome bottom of the table Leicester City to Upton Park on Saturday afternoon. The Irons are currently in the last Champions League spot in the table and can move up to joint third place if Manchester United fail to get anything from their game against Aston …
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 …
Liverpool Vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

After their 5-1 slaughter of Norwich on Wednesday night, Liverpool will be hoping for a similar result when they take on West Ham United at Anfield this weekend. Luis Suarez scored four goals and got an assist to round off one of the best individual performances at Anfield in years against the Canaries, and so Sam Allardyce will have to make sure his defence are fully prepared for what the Uruguayan striker could bring to the game. The visitors will …
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 …
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