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STATS: Everton vs Arsenal

Everton vs Arsenal Arsenal will be confident ahead of their trip to Goodison Park. The Gunners displayed great resilience and commitment to stay in the match last weekend following David Silva’s goal after 18 minutes and eventually drew level just after 50 minutes with a goal from Flamini. Arsenal could have even won the tie [...]

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STATS: West Ham vs Liverpool

West Ham vs Liverpool West Ham will not be intimidated by the prospect of playing in form Liverpool this weekend following their persuasive win against Sunderland. The Hammers were 1- 0 in under ten minutes after Andy Carroll muscled himself into a position to head the ball into the net before Diamé doubled West Ham’s [...]

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STATS: Chelsea vs Stoke

Chelsea v Stoke Chelsea missed an opportunity to remain at the top of the Premier League last weekend after they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Crystal Palace. The Blues also suffered a 3-1 defeat to Paris St Germain midweek in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal. Mourinho criticised his side’s defense after the [...]

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STATS: Newcastle vs Manchester United

Newcastle v Man Utd Newcastle will be desperate to return to winning ways this weekend when they face Manchester United. The Magpies have lost 8 of their last 13 and are currently the lowest scoring club in the top half of the table with a haul of 38. Both Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who is [...]

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STATS: Manchester City vs Southampton

Manchester City vs Southampton 12:45 Manchester City could not capitalise on an early goal from David Silva as they eventually drew 1-1 with Arsenal at the Emirates. A spirited fightback denied Manuel Pellegrini’s side the chance to move back to the top of the Premier League and they face by no means an easy task [...]

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STATS: The Premier League’s best passing central midfielders

Average passes per game Yaya Toure – 74.8 – Manchester City Michael Carrick – 72.5 – Manchester United Gareth Barry – 70.9 – Everton Mikel Arteta – 66 – Arsenal Leon Britton – 65.8 – Swansea Jose Canas – 62.2 – Swansea Jonathan De Guzman – 61.4 – Swansea Steven Gerrard – 61 – Liverpool [...]

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IN-DEPTH STATS: Liverpool vs Swansea

Liverpool vs Swansea 13:30 Liverpool will be hoping to rediscover their attacking rhythm after losing 2 -1 to Arsenal in The FA Cup. Despite a surge in the second half which saw Gerrard confidently send Fabianski the wrong way from the penalty spot and a contentious penalty decision go against Liverpool, Arsenal managed to hold [...]

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IN-DEPTH STATS: Newcastle vs Aston Villa

Newcastle vs Aston Villa 13:30 It was an afternoon to forget for Newcastle fans last time out in the league as they were on the end of a comprehensive 0-4 defeat at the hands of Tottenham, including a brace by the once again impressive Emmanuel Adebayor. Mathieu Debuchy had yet another fine game last time [...]

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IN-DEPTH STATS: Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United 17:30 Crystal Palace’s fixture against Everton was one of the games postponed in the last round of Premier League fixtures, due to atrocious weather conditions. An extra week’s rest may benefit Tony Pulis’ men, as they play host to the Champions. One player who the Eagles will be looking to [...]

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IN-DEPTH STATS: Arsenal vs Sunderland

Arsenal vs Sunderland 15:00 Arsenal played out a goalless draw with Manchester Utd at the Emirates last time out in the league as they missed the chance to go back to the summit of the table. Only a point stands between the Gunners and Chelsea though so Arsene Wenger will be hoping his side can [...]

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IN-DEPTH STATS: Chelsea vs Everton

Chelsea vs Everton 12:45 After a disappointing draw away to West Brom in the league and defeat in The FA cup to Manchester City, Chelsea will be looking forward to putting their title hopes back on track when they host Everton. Despite the poor result, The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows Chelsea dominated possession [...]

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IN-DEPTH STATS: Manchester City vs Stoke

Manchester City vs Stoke 15:00 Manchester City’s last league fixture was scheduled to be against Sunderland but this game was postponed amid safety concerns due to high winds in the North West. City will be looking to keep pace with league leaders Chelsea this weekend as former manager Mark Hughes returns to the Etihad. City [...]

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IN-DEPTH STATS: West Brom vs Fulham

West Brom vs Fulham 15:00 A late equalizer from Victor Anichebe ensured that Chelsea left The Hawthorns with only a point in the last round of Premier League fixtures. The Baggies host Fulham with manager Pepe Mel still looking to register his first win as West Brom manager. Saido Berahino swung in the cross from [...]

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IN-DEPTH STATS: Cardiff vs Hull

Cardiff vs Hull 15:00 A last-minute ‘Wonder Save’ from ‘keeper David Marshall saved Cardiff from defeat in their goalless home draw with Aston Villa. They’ll be desperate to take all three points against fellow strugglers Hull. Marshall’s last-minute save topped-off an overall exceptional performance, the sort of which we have been seeing regularly from Cardiff’s [...]

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STATS: Manchester United target compared to contemporaries at Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City

Manchester United are keen to finally wrap up the deal to take Fabio Coentrao away from Real Madrid, after losing out on him at the last minute in the summer. Looking at his stats this season, how does he compare to Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) and Gael Clichy (Manchester [...]

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STATS: Why can Liverpool striker only score against rubbish teams?

Luis Suarez will likely win the Golden Boot this season after amassing an incredible 22 goals in 16 appearances. However, when looking at the games he has played in this season and the teams he has scored against, a strange pattern starts to emerge. Sunderland – 19th – 2 goals Crystal Palace – 20th – [...]

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STATS: Crystal Palace vs Fulham

Crystal Palace vs Fulham – Crystal Palace could not find the performance necessary to halt a very strong Liverpool outfit during the last round, as they fell to a 3-1 defeat at Anfield. Despite Dwight Gayle grabbing a second-half consolation goal Palace were unable to contain a Liverpool side full of attacking intent and bolstered [...]

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STATS: Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur

Aston Villa vs. Tottenham Hotspur – Aston Villa welcome Tottenham to Villa Park looking to continue their 3 match unbeaten run. Tottenham, on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat at home to West Ham – One player Roy Hodgson may look to experiment with in the forthcoming international [...]

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