West Brom v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

West Brom v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

They say bad luck comes in threes. Better batten down the hatches, Chelsea fans. First came the controversy surrounding the treatment of first team doctor Eva Carneiro, then came a public humiliation by title rivals Manchester City at the Etihad last weekend. What comes next? Miss out on John Stones? Get a thumping by West Brom on Sunday? It wouldn’t be the first time for the latter; the Blues slumped to a 3-0 defeat at the Hawthorns in May. As …
Top Ten Defensive Mids in 13/14 | Jedinak, Arteta, Tiote, Lucas et al

Top Ten Defensive Mids in 13/14 | Jedinak, Arteta, Tiote, Lucas et al

The role of the central defensive midfielder is one of the most important for any team and it is also one which largely goes unnoticed during a game. They sit in the middle of the pitch, breaking up play at regular intervals and control the tempo of the game by dropping in deep to receive balls from their centre-backs, before going on to orchestrate play from well within their own half. A defensive midfielder has to be tactically astute besides …
West Brom Vs Norwich City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

West Brom Vs Norwich City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Both managers will be looking at this match as an opportunity to pick up points after succumbing to title challengers in mid-week. Chris Hughton remains under pressure, especially after being heavily beaten by Liverpool. Whereas, Steve Clarke's job remains stable as he has made West Brom hard to beat, but in recent weeks they have started to leak goals. He will want to address this quickly as the games keep coming over the Christmas period, and they can't afford to keep …
EPL's Under-rated Midfields | Tactical & Stats Comparison to Europe's elite

EPL's Under-rated Midfields | Tactical & Stats Comparison to Europe's elite

Both West Brom and Southampton possess teams that are full of underrated or unheralded players. I have identified both as teams with criminally underrated players in the central midfield areas: Yacob and Mulumbu for West Brom; Cork and defensive stalwart Morgan Schneiderlin for Southampton. Within football circles all four players have impressed and we could well be seeing any one of these four make a transfer to big club this summer. But which of the two teams boasts the ‘best underrated …
Arsenal Vs West Bromwich Albion Match Preview | Player Stats

Arsenal Vs West Bromwich Albion Match Preview | Player Stats