Jonjo Shelvey: From Liverpool Reject to the England Squad

Jonjo Shelvey: From Liverpool Reject to the England Squad

When Jonjo Shelvey signed for Liverpool in 2010 he was considered to be one of the bright young midfield talents in the English game. He put pen to paper at Anfield no doubt hoping to learn from one of the games greats, Steven Gerrard, and eventually be a key feature in Liverpool’s midfield. Sadly, things never worked out for Shelvey at Anfield. There never seemed to be a plan for the former Charlton Athletic man. His 6 goals in 10 …
EPL Assessment: Above, Below and In-line with Expectations

EPL Assessment: Above, Below and In-line with Expectations

With Premier League teams taking a break as we settle down for some more Euro 2016 Qualifying matches, it's the perfect time to assess which teams are performing above, at, or below, expectations in the 2015/16 season so far. There are four games done, 34 to go, but already it's possible to see who has spent the summer performing useful improvements on the team, and which teams need major surgery in order to move forward. Above Expectation Leicester City have …
Swansea City v Newcastle United Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

Swansea City v Newcastle United Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

Swansea have made a habit of ruining the opening day parties of Premier League big hitters. Just ask Manchester United and, more recently, Chelsea. The Swans come into this game with an impressive away performance against defending champions Chelsea. Though they only managed to get a point from the game, Gary Monk's side had more positives than negatives. Newcastle though, under new management and a few decent signings, are expected to do better than last season after the horror show …
Chelsea v Swansea City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea v Swansea City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

‘Preseason is fake. If you’re very bad it’s fake, and if you’re too good it’s fake.’
Well, José, your side have certainly been the former this summer, with the Blues’ pre-season schedule drawing to a close with Sunday’s 1-0 reverse by Arsenal in the Community Shield. In fact, Mourinho’s men are without a win in the off-season; losing 4-2 to a second-string New York Red Bulls side, 1-0 to Fiorentina, and drawing 1-1 and 2-2 with European high-flyers …
Swansea City vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Swansea City vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

These two clubs have had differing seasons with Swansea performing strongly in the league and on course for their best ever Premier League finish. Meanwhile Everton have underperformed and look a shadow of the team that threatened to break into the top four just 12 months ago. The Toffees have improved since being knocked out of the Europa League, but they are unlikely to finish in the top half, which will disappoint the board and fans alike. Both of these …
Swansea City v Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Swansea City v Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League returns this weekend after the international break and for Swansea City, it will be a chance to stay in eight place if they can beat Hull City at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea are currently in eighth place in the league table but are only a point ahead of Stoke City in tenth. Garry Monk will surely see this game as an opportunity to stay there given the fact that Swansea’s opponents are currently fighting to stay out …
Aston Villa vs Swansea City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

Aston Villa will be looking to continue their good form against Swansea City at Villa Park on Saturday. The Villains have managed to move 3 points clear of the relegation zone since Tim Sherwood’s appointment and have won two games in a row for the first time since the beginning of December. A win at home to Swansea on Saturday would be the first time the club have won 3 games in a row this season, a feat they haven’t …
Swansea City vs Manchester United Preview|Team News, Key Men & Stats

Swansea City vs Manchester United Preview|Team News, Key Men & Stats

The Liberty Stadium plays host to a travelling Manchester United on Saturday afternoon, as the home side look to get back to winning ways the visitors have proven difficult to put away as of late and will be looking to keep it that way. Garry Monk’s side don’t seem to have quite come to grips with the big money loss of their talismanic striker Wilfried Bony, having only picked up one win in the new year. The Welsh side may …
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