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

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

High-fliers Swansea are in fifth place having collected 11 points from their seven games so far and on Sunday visit the Britannia Stadium to take on Stoke City who lie four places from the bottom of a relatively fledging Premier League table with eight points. A two goal win for the home side will take them level on points and goal difference with their opponents from Wales. Stoke have been largely inconsistent until now with 2 home defeats out of …
The Importance of Liverpool's Wing Backs | Stats

The Importance of Liverpool's Wing Backs | Stats

Liverpool have started the season in tremendous form, picking up 20 points from the 27 available this season. This is double the amount they had accumulated at this point last season. A lot of this is to be attributed to the goalscoring ‘SAS’ of Suarez and Sturridge, but also, due to the nature of the 3-5-2 line-up that Rodgers has deployed in recent weeks, the wing backs have to be praised. Their job is unique yet extremely vital to the …
Liverpool Summer Transfer Round-Up & Evaluation

Liverpool Summer Transfer Round-Up & Evaluation

After missing the Champions League the last three seasons, Liverpool are hoping to boost their team with all the new signings they have made this summer.  Liverpool have had a tough time finishing sixth, seventh, eighth, and seventh in the last four years and it has gotten tougher for them to attract the big player without Champions League football and have been wasteful with their money in recent years. In Brendan Rodgers' first season, he tried to change the way …
Victor Moses | Solution to LFC's lack of attacking depth? Stats Vs Downing

Victor Moses | Solution to LFC's lack of attacking depth? Stats Vs Downing

Chelsea’s latest attacking midfield acquisitions, in the shape of Brazilian Willian and German André Schürrle, highlights the fact that they have an abundance of offensive talent at their disposal. Consequently, players such as the frighteningly talented Juan Mata have been pushed to the periphery of the squad in favor of these new additions, which appears ludicrous for someone with 25 assists in the past two years, and he's been the clubs Player of the Year twice in the process. However …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: Top Performers & Chelsea Vs Madrid Preview

Carmille's Chelsea Column: Top Performers & Chelsea Vs Madrid Preview

This week’s column will discuss who has stood out in this week’s pre-season matches, preview the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup and foresee what lies ahead for the Blues as pre-season draws to a close. The past week saw Chelsea take on Inter Milan Thursday in the first round of the Champions Cup, where the Blues emerged victorious through a glorious Oscar goal and a well struck Hazard penalty. On Sunday, Chelsea beat AC Milan in the second …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: Jose's Homecoming & Demanding Schedule

Carmille's Chelsea Column: Jose's Homecoming & Demanding Schedule

This week’s column will discuss the return of Mourinho to Stamford Bridge, his accolades with the Blues, as well as discuss Chelsea’s busy start to the 2013/2014 season. “Jose Mourinho, Jose Mourinho” echoed across Stamford Bridge on Sunday as the newly reappointed Chelsea manager made his way toward the home dugout for his first competitive match of the season at Stamford  Bridge. “We are the happy ones”, “Welcome home Jose” posters were seen throughout the crowds. For the first time …
Wide Forwards: In Fashion? Comparison: Moses, Walcott, Nani & Sinclair

Wide Forwards: In Fashion? Comparison: Moses, Walcott, Nani & Sinclair

Recently, more and more teams in the Premier League are choosing to play a 4-3-3 formation instead of the traditional 4-4-2 and this change in formation has helped to create a new position on the pitch – the wide forward. Wide forwards are players who are looking to penetrate the oppositions defence and score rather than the traditional winger who is looking to cross the ball or create a chance for their team.  These sorts of players have become vital …
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