Manchester United vs. Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs. Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Old Trafford welcomes Sunderland on Saturday afternoon as Manchester United look to keep pace with league leaders and local rivals Manchester City. Sunderland have had a poor start to the new season and the Mackems will undoubtedly be worried about facing a United side who look to have found their stride. Off the back of a good away win against Southampton and brushing off Ipswich Town in the League Cup, United will feel that they are capable of dispatching Sunderland …
Younes Kaboul: Player Performance Analysis Vs Arsenal

Younes Kaboul: Player Performance Analysis Vs Arsenal

The week that bubbled with excitement due to the impending derbies has passed and we are left with draws at Merseyside as well as North London to pick the positives out of. While many Tottenham fans might rue the missed chances in the first half as well as the inability of the team to protect the lead it had garnered through a Chadli goal, the positives of a strong defensive performance were evident through the game. The central duo of …
Tottenham v Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Tottenham v Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Two of the in-form sides in the Premier League meet at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night, with Spurs hoping to grab all three points in their quest for Champions League football; while Manchester City hope to keep up the pressure on fellow title contenders Arsenal. Team News Spurs are set to welcome back a host of players, with Andros Townsend, Jan Vertonghen, Paulinho, Sandro & Younes Kaboul set to return to first-team action. Alvaro Negredo & Samir Nasri will …
Tottenham Hotspur | The Season So Far: Stats Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur | The Season So Far: Stats Analysis

The last time EPL Index analysed Spurs' 'The Season So Far', the North London side went into the international break following a humiliating 3-0 defeat at home to Sam Allardyce's West Ham United side. The last defeat before the West Ham United game, was again, before the international break, losing to their biggest rivals Arsenal, 1-0. Another note on their three losses are that they had a Europa League game on the Thursday night, and a game in the Premier …
Steven Caulker | Heir to the King’s Throne? Opta Stats

Steven Caulker | Heir to the King’s Throne? Opta Stats

Following Ledley King's retirement, Tottenham find themselves without one of the finest centre-backs the Premier League has ever seen. King was invaluable for Spurs at times, and despite his well documented injury struggles, he was able to consistently perform at the highest level. [caption id="attachment_17100" align="alignleft" width="294" caption="Caulker in action for Team GB"][/caption] Tottenham's new Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas has already added a centre-back to his squad, although the move was set in motion long before the Portuguese arrival at …
Ledley King Tottenham's Rock At The Back | Opta Stats Comparison

Ledley King Tottenham's Rock At The Back | Opta Stats Comparison

Many Spurs fans believe that Ledley King would have gone on to be one of England’s finest centre halves if it wasn’t for his long-term knee problems that recently forced him to retire from the beautiful game. Even with his knee problems King has managed to make 71 Premier League appearances in the last four seasons, helping Spurs to keep 24 clean sheets in the process. The Spurs skipper also has the impressive statistic of only receiving 8 yellow cards in …
Kaboul Stats | Tottenham's Defensive Rock

Kaboul Stats | Tottenham's Defensive Rock

After conceding 8 goals in the first two games of the season, I along with a lot of Spurs fans were thinking it could be a long hard season. We still hadn’t signed the star striker that we had been coveting since the loss of Berbatov, Modric was angling for a move to Chelsea and there seemed to be a distinct lack of cohesion within the squad. Fast forward 6 months and things are looking far healthier. Win the much …
Kaboul | Statistically compared to rivals

Kaboul | Statistically compared to rivals

There have been many stories accompanying the recent rise of Tottenham Hotspur. Many players have made names for themselves, and the manager has enhanced his reputation to the extent that when the manager of the English national team steps down, he is the name on everyone’s lips to take over. Name your price Harry, name your conditions. To borrow a metaphor from another sport, the ball is very much in his court. Players like Luka Modric and Gareth Bale are …