Liverpool vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This fixture has delivered some classics down the years and this weekend has some very interesting sub-plots. Newcastle need to get a result to enhance their survival chances, while their manager Rafael Benitez will be returning to the club where he won the Champions League in 2005. It's expected that Benitez will get a good reception at Anfield, but there won't be any sympathy shown to the situation he finds himself in at Newcastle and Liverpool will be keen to …
Newcastle United vs Hull City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Newcastle United vs Hull City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

At St James' Park this weekend, the two teams playing have had very differing starts to the season. Newcastle have continued their poor form from last season and find themselves already in 20th position. Although it's very early in the campaign, it looks like it could be a long season for the Geordies unless something changes as they have yet to show anything to suggest their fortunes will turn anytime soon. Meanwhile Hull City fans will be hoping that Steve …
Southampton vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Southampton vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

These two sides are both secure in the top half of the Premier League, but this match could determine who finishes in 8th place. Newcastle are currently above their hosts on Saturday, however, a win for Southampton would see them leapfrog the Magpies. These sides still have plenty to play for as World Cup places are up for grabs for some players, while others are playing for their future. Mauricio Pochettino and Alan Pardew will have already started planning for …
Fulham vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Fulham vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Alan Pardew looks set to miss out on the trip to Craven Cottage after receiving a seven match ban and a £60,000 fine from the FA, which may give new boss Felix Magath the upper hand with his Fulham side in dire need of three points this weekend as they battle to move out of the relegation zone. Team News Fulham are waiting on Scott Parker, Damien Duff and Fernando Amorebieta; Newcastle have a host of injury concerns, and will …
West Ham vs Newcastle Preview | Team News, Key Player and Stats

West Ham vs Newcastle Preview | Team News, Key Player and Stats

West Ham welcome Newcastle to Upton Park on Saturday in a game which could see Andy Carroll start his first game this season after returning against Cardiff last weekend. The Hammers recorded a crucial 2-0 win against the Bluebirds after defeats against fellow strugglers Fulham in their last league match, followed by two very heavy losses in cup competitions. Sam Allardyce was a man under intense pressure after those results but remained resilient along with his players who showed a …
Newcastle United vs Manchester City | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Newcastle United vs Manchester City | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Following their 6-0 dismantling of West Ham United in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night, Manuel Pellegrini's City side face a trip up to St James' Park. Man City haven't lost away from from home since their 1-0 defeat to Sunderland back in early November, while Newcastle have won 3 of their last five home matches. Team News Mathieu Debuchy remains suspended for the hosts, while Yohan Cabaye and Tim Krul face late fitness tests. Yaya Toure and Jesus …
Best Central Midfield Combination For Newcastle United? Stats Analysis

Best Central Midfield Combination For Newcastle United? Stats Analysis

With the increasing number of teams playing with formations that include a three man central midfield, whether it’d be 4-3-3, 4-5-1, 4-2-3-1 or even a false 9, it is near impossible to play the 4-4-2 formation, which served Newcastle well in the first part of the 2011/12 season.  During that season, an inform Tiote and Cabaye built a formidable partnership and were able to control games against other teams who played two in central midfield, for example our away game …
EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week: Round 6 Premier League

EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week: Round 6 Premier League

Better late than never but here it is - EPLIndex's Team of the Week using the EPLIndex.com's Stats Centre (Subscribe for Access to the EPLIndex Stats Centre) A 4-3-3 Formation - here's the reasoning for choosing this team! Mignolet [Clean Sheet] Only 2 keepers managed to keep a clean sheet this weekend - Mignolet and Begovic! Of the two GK's, Mignolet had a better 'involved' in the game and had a better save per minute ratio! Mignolet also managed a terrific save to …
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