December 2012

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Why Tottenham Hotspur need to invest in January

Tottenham’s start to the season has been solid without ever truly being convincing. They’ve accumulated a decent total but no more than that, while performances have only rarely dazzled. So far Spurs have been like…


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In-depth player stats: Reading vs West Ham

Reading v West Ham             15:00   Reading remain bottom of the Premier League after the Christmas period has so far given them a 0-0 draw with Swansea and 1-0 loss to Man City.   Mikele…


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In-depth player stats: Fulham vs Swansea

Fulham v Swansea   15:00   Fulham suffered a disappointing 4-0 defeat to Liverpool before Christmas before bouncing back with a 1-1 draw against Southampton. Dimitar Berbatov scored the opener in that game before displaying a…


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In-depth player stats: Aston Villa vs Wigan

Aston Villa v Wigan 15:00   Aston Villa have a mountain to climb after losing their last two games 8-0 (against Chelsea) and 4-0 (against Spurs)   One shining light for Villa has been Christian…


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In-depth player stats: Stoke vs Southampton

Stoke v Southampton, Saturday 15:00   Stoke’s incredible unbeaten run at home continued with a 3-1 win over Liverpool on Boxing Day. Two goals from Jonathan Walters and a second in three games for Kenwyne…


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In-depth player stats: QPR vs Liverpool

QPR v Liverpool, Sunday 16:00   QPR are struggling with life in the Premier League, after losing both their games over the Christmas period to date. Their most recent loss to West Brom saw Djibril…



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In-depth player stats: Everton vs Chelsea

Everton v Chelsea, Sunday 13:30   Everton have clocked up back to back 2-1 victories so far this Christmas with wins over Wigan and West Ham. Four different goalscorers across the games (Pienaar, Osman, Jagielka,…



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In-depth player stats: Arsenal vs Newcastle

Arsenal v Newcastle, Saturday 17:30   Arsenal’s last Premier League outing was against Wigan on December 22nd, when a Mikel Arteta penalty was enough to give Arsenal all three points   Arteta’s goal was his…