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  • Everton have upper hand in financial mid-table tussle with Hammers

    By Brian Sears 28 February 2014 Everton will start the weekend 11 points outside the Champions League qualification spots, albeit with a game in hand on fourth-placed Liverpool, and are now outsiders to reach Europe’s top table for 2014-15. But their home form and their historical record against Saturday’s opponents West Ham both suggest they […]

  • Christmas history says Sunderland 95% doomed but Baggies escape gives hope

    By Brian Sears 24 December 2013 Famously the club at the bottom of the Premier League on Christmas Day has always ended up relegated with the sole and notable exception of West Brom in 2004-05. Sunderland are bottom for Christmas 2013, which statistically makes them 95 per cent doomed to the drop. But as the […]

  • Newcastle seek 20th Premier League win against Villa in 20th shared season

    By Brian Sears 13 September 2013 Newcastle have been in the Premier League for 19 of the completed 21 PL seasons since the top division was revamped in 1992-93. They missed that inaugural year, and then the 2009-10 season. Of all the teams they’ve played in those 19 seasons, this weekend’s opponents Aston Villa have […]

  • London’s top dogs Arsenal head for barometer at easy-pickings Fulham

    By Brian Sears 23 August 2013 Fulham have lost 68 home games in their 12 seasons in the Premier League and one club stands clear in inflicting the most defeats on them on their own turf: Arsenal. In 12 visits to Craven Cottage in the Premier League, Arsenal have won eight times. They are Fulham’s […]

  • Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal lead the way in opening-day glory

    By Brian Sears 16 August 2013 Chelsea have the best opening-day record in the Premier League era, winning their first league match of the season 13 times in the past 21 years and drawing another five for a total of 44 points from 21 games, or 2.1 points a game. Manchester United have the next […]

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