Saturday, 10 January 2015

Exciting Matchups This Weekend

Burnley VS QPR

Both newly promoted sides battle once again to vindicate who has the greater crave to remain in the Premier League. The Clarets are struggling in the relegation zone yet have numerous times battled vigorously to earn valuable draws like against Newcastle United and Manchester City. Surprisingly Queens Park Rangers’ also come into the match with repeated draws plus only sit only two points away from the drop zone. Both clubs have top notch finishers who can be the ideal difference this weekend, Charlie Austin and Danny Ings who have regularly rescued their teams. Stats show that the team from Turf Moor is to some degree unfortunate, having hitting the woodwork for 11 times this campaign, where only Manchester City have more with 12. It would be a tricky match for Harry Redknapp’s men after a 3-0 defeat at home by League One club Sheffield United in the FA Cup, as they departed from the competition at the third round. Clearly, the visitors have been rickety at the back and allowing ample of space for opposition attackers to play without obstruction, QPR have permitted opponents more shots on target than any team in the league (111). Should be an energetic and determined encounter of the bottom table!

Chelsea VS Newcastle United

When this fixture was indicated on the papers, the first and foremost taught of every football spectator was the heroics of The Magpies to end Chelsea’s unbeaten run at St James Park on 6th of December 2014. Without a doubt, The Blues will be seeking for revenge against a side who are under caretaker manager, John Carver after the departure of Alan Pardew to Crystal Palace. Conversely, Newcastle United will visit Stamford Bridge without star striker Papiss Cisse who serves a ban. For the home side, they will be looking to bounce back from a deplorable 5-3 hammering to fellow Londoners, Tottenham Hotspur. Ostensibly, The Magpies boss has mentioned that he will enjoy the challenge of facing Jose Mourinho’s side this weekend, yet everyone knows it’s certainly not pleasurable for opponents at Stamford Bridge. The table toppers have a fascinating offensive record so far this campaign, they have scored with 18% of their shots and hit the target with 50%, best stats in the league. Fantasy premier league fabulous trio, Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa is expected to run riot this weekend.

Everton VS Manchester City

Under pressure manager Roberto Martinez has urged his Everton team to take responsibility for the club's poor form of four defeats in a row against champions Manchester City. The visitors on the other side will be without midfielder Yaya Toure who is involved in the African Cup of Nations. The Citizens are level in points with Chelsea at the peak of the table and will look to extend their splendid momentum at Goodison Park. An awful stat for the former Wigan boss, he has faced Manchester City 11 times in the Premier Leauge as a manager and has yet to beat them. Inevitably, Everton are poor in terms of turning around matches, having recovered the fewest points from losing positions, only two games. Wobbly defense of Everton will be vastly tested once again this weekend by the terrifying attackers of Manchester City.