Swansea vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

Swansea City can all but secure Premier League safety if they can see of the challenge of bottom club Aston Villa, who have not managed to win in four previous visits to the Liberty Stadium. After twice coming from behind to draw level at Bournemouth last weekend, conceding a third proved terminal for Swansea as some errors at the back rendered their positive attacking play in vain. Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski had a rare bad day as he was partially at fault for two of the goals, while poor marking at…

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Bournemouth vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Two clubs that have made huge strides towards achieving Premier League safety of late come together to fight for three more priceless points at the Vitality Stadium, as Bournemouth take on Swansea City. Although they were up against a Newcastle United side that offered very little in opposition, Bournemouth’s performance in their 3-1 win on Tyneside was one of a comfortable, established top-flight outfit. Exuding confidence, Eddie Howe’s men produced a show of fine free-flowing football that was backed up by a cutting edge as Josh King looked dangerous throughout,…

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Swansea vs Norwich – Premier League preview and team news

Swansea City will be hoping to continue their march clear of relegation danger by getting the better of Norwich City, who cannot afford yet another bad result in their own battle to achieve survival. March had the makings of a pivotal month for Swansea, but not many reckoned on them beginning it by going to Arsenal and winning for the second season in succession. It looked set to be a long evening without boss Francesco Guidolin on the touchline as their title-chasing opponents dominated the opening exchanges and took the lead…

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Arsenal vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

After more disappointment at the weekend, Arsenal have a must-win game against relegation battlers Swansea City as they attempt to regain their composure in the title race. Few seemed willing to look beyond Arsenal as clear favourites for their visit to Manchester United, who were severely depleted by injuries a forced to field a number of youngsters. However, they did not get going throughout and ended up on the end of a deserved defeat which has led to a great number of doubts being raised over their mentality. For all…

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Tottenham vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Having embarked on a sensational sequence of results to move into title contention, Tottenham will be after their sixth Premier League win in a row against a Swansea City side that is still much too close to the drop zone for comfort. An FA Cup exit at the hands of London rivals Crystal Palace has been the blot on the copybook for Spurs of late as their surging run shows no signs of stopping any time soon, brushing aside Fiorentina in the Europa League on Thursday despite starting the game…

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Swansea vs Southampton – Premier League preview and team news

Southampton will be aiming to collect their fifth win in six Premier League matches when they make the trip to South Wales to face Swansea City, who themselves have not lost in four outings. Aspects of Swansea’s performance in their 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace last weekend suggested that they are regaining the fluency and expression that has characterised much of their current stay in the Premier League. It was a shame from their point of view that their superiority over the piece was not reflected in the result,…

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Price per goal revealed for every Premier League team

The Premier League and its ticket prices, it’s been a hot topic recently, with Liverpool fans protesting a 30 per cent rise and eventually getting the Reds’ management to reverse the decision. Now, Eurosport has revealed the ticket price per goal for all 20 Premier League clubs. Like in the standings, Leicester City lead the way, with fans of the Foxes having effectively paid only £7.76 for every goal they have witnessed. There have been 34 goals scored at the King Power Stadium in a dozen matches so far, 21 by Leicester. West…

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What would happen to the Premier League table if only goals from English players counted?

It’s a hypothetical question that will never become a reality, but still it’s fun to know. What would happen to the Premier League table if only goals from English players counted? For starters, Tottenham would jump to the lead, collecting an impressive 52 points, seven more than they have now, sitting in third place. The Spurs would also have conceded just two goals in 24 matches, not losing once. Leicester City would drop from first to second place, as they would lose three points (50 tot 47). Still, the Foxes…

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West Brom vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Swansea City will be looking for their third consecutive Premier League victory when they head to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion, who are just three points above them in the current standings. Head Coach Tony Pulis blamed a busy schedule for West Brom’s indifferent performance at home to lowly Aston Villa in their last match, which came just a week after they were well beaten 3-0 at Southampton, so he will be hoping that any fatigue will have subsided as they take on one of their direct rivals…

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Brazilian flop star to make shock return to Premier League?

Former Manchester City star Robinho is reportedly eyeing a shock return to the Premier League, with the latest rumours claiming he could join Leicester City or Swansea City, according to The Daily Mail. The 32-year-old spent the last few months with Guangzhou Evergrande, winning the Chinese Super League along the way. His contract has expired, however, and he’s free to sign a deal with the team of his choosing. Robinho joined Manchester City from Real Madrid in 2008 for £30.10m, but after a promising first season with the Citizens (scoring 14…

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Premier League clubs going down an Italian route

Premier League clubs are seemingly going down an Italian route in the last week of the transfer window. To start with, Swansea have signed Chievo striker Alberto Paloschi for a reported fee of £8 million, according to Sky Sports. The deal, which is subject to a medical, will provide a boost to the Swans in their relegation battle during the second half of the season. Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin, who has previously worked with the 26-year-old at Parma, confirmed the deal, saying: “Alberto Paloschi was my player when we…

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Everton vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Francesco Guidolin will be taking charge of Swansea City for the first time on Sunday as they head to Everton, a side that they have never beaten in nine previous Premier League meetings. This is an important game for the hosts, who would be much further up the table were it not for the number of leads they have thrown away, and it has reached the stage now that seeds of doubt do appear when they take a narrow advantage into the closing stages of a match. While they can justifiably…

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Premier League dominates highest earning club rankings but fails to take top spot

It’s the time of the year for the 2016 Deloitte Football Money League and again Real Madrid lead the way, despite the Premier League clubs dominating the top 30, as reported by Goal. The Football Money League details the 2014/15 season and measures a club’s earnings from matchday revenue, broadcast rights and commercial sources, ranking them on that basis. Spanish giants Real Madrid retained their first place for the 11th year in a row, having generated £439 million last season (up from £418m). They are followed by La Liga rivals FC…

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Top 5 Asian players in Premier League history

Only a small number of Asian players are remembered for their time in the Premier League. And from that short list, we have picked top five Asian players to ever play at the highest level in England. Honorable mentions go out to Lee Young-pyo, Lee Chung-yong and Ali Al-Habsi. 5) Ashkan Dejagah (Iran, Fulham) The Iranian attacking midfielder/winger stayed in the Premier League for only two seasons, but he was voted as Fulham’s player of the year by club fans for the season 2013-14. He scored five goals in 22 appearances for…

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Swansea vs Watford – Premier League preview and team news

Two sides determined to pick up their first league points of 2016 meet on Monday evening as relegation threatened Swansea City come up against Watford at the Liberty Stadium. The reverse fixture between the teams back in September was the beginning of Swansea’s amazing fall from grace, which came suddenly and unexpectedly, and is still continuing now. Their Premier League status is now in serious peril, especially after a home defeat to fellow strugglers Sunderland last time out where they initially showed character to turn an early deficit into a…

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Swansea vs Sunderland – Premier League preview and team news

The Liberty Stadium sees a vital encounter on Wednesday between two sides battling the threat of relegation as Swansea City look for their second straight home win at the expense of Sunderland. It has been a turbulent start to 2016 for Swansea, who announced last week that Alan Curtis will stay in charge of the team for the remainder of the season. That was after they had lost a tight game at Manchester United, but they then went on to suffer the ignominy of going out of the FA Cup to…

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Top ten one-season wonders from Premier League history

Some players don’t have it in them to keep their place at the top on a consistent basis. Such is the life of one-season wonders. They did manage to capture our attention, but very briefly. Here we take a look at the 10 best one-season wonders from Premier League. 10. Roque Santa Cruz (Blackburn Rovers, Man City): He arrived at Blackburn Rovers from Bayern Munich in 2007 and scored 19 league goals in his debut season. One year down the line, he sealed a £17.5 million to Man City. But he…

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Man Utd vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester United will be determined to begin the New Year in much better style than they ended the last, but in order to do so they will have to end their three-game losing streak against Swansea City. They did not manage to come away with victory and indeed failed to find the back of the net, but all the same Man Utd’s performance on Monday was much more pleasing than those which had come before, and more importantly it appealed to the great majority of the supporters inside Old Trafford.…

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Crystal Palace vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

After gaining a crucial three points on Boxing Day, Swansea City will be targeting back-to-back wins for the first time this season when they travel to South London to face a Crystal Palace side currently sitting pretty in fifth place. The Eagles have already suffered a couple of unwelcome injury setbacks over the festive period and the absence of Yannick Bolasie in particular perhaps showed in their attacking play as they fired a blank in a goalless draw at Bournemouth on Saturday. It was a decent result against another in-form team…

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Swansea vs West Brom – Premier League preview and team news

Swansea City will be hoping to escape the bottom three, but will have to work extremely hard to get the better of a West Bromwich Albion team which has proved stubborn on their travels this term. There were a number of positive signs for the Welsh club to draw on from their goalless draw at home to West Ham United last weekend as they returned to their principle of taking the game to the opposition and playing neat passing, attacking football. The only thing which let them down was a…

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Swansea vs West Ham – Premier League preview and team news

As they continue their search for a new manager, Swansea City will hoping to pick up only their second win since August as they take on a West Ham United who themselves have struggled for positive results of late. Chairman Huw Jenkins clearly did not have anybody lined up to take charge of Swansea when he dispensed of the services of Garry Monk, as he has spent most of the last week in South America approaching current front-runner Walter Bielsa, so time will tell if he made the right decision. The club…

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Man City vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Swansea City are in action for the first time since the midweek departure of manager Garry Monk as they face Manchester City the Etihad Stadium, a stadium at which they have never avoided defeat. Home boss Manuel Pellegrini has himself seen his position become the subject of speculation over recent weeks, but on Tuesday he finally ended Man City’s wait to finish top of a Champions League group, with a brace from Raheem Sterling helping them to a hard-fought win over Borussia Monchengladbach. It was an impressive display all round from…

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Swansea vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

Kept off the top of the Premier League by goal difference only, Leicester City will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run to eight matches when they travel to South Wales to face out-of-form Swansea City. It was a brave effort from Garry Monk’s men last weekend at Liverpool as they put in a strong defensive performance to frustrate their upwardly mobile hosts, but their downfall came when Neil Taylor was penalised for handling in the area and the resultant penalty kick was converted. Lacking in threat going forward, they…

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Liverpool vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Liverpool will be searching for their first home win in the league under Jurgen Klopp as they entertain a Swansea City side that is in the midst of their worst sequence of results for nearly two years. If the Reds can replicate the kind of performance which saw them outplay then leaders Manchester City and come away with a sensational 4-1 win, then the Anfield crowd will be in for a treat. Roberto Firmino gave a real indication as to why the club splashed out £29m to secure his services…

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Swansea vs Bournemouth – Premier League preview and team news

Two sides in desperate need of a positive result clash at the Liberty Stadium as Swansea City face a Bournemouth side which has slipped into the drop zone following four successive defeats. The Swans have dropped to 14th place after a run of just one win in eight, and their home form of late has been uncharacteristically poor, with goals also at a premium. They really need Bafetimbi Gomis to rediscover his sparkling early season goalscoring touch if they are to lift themselves back up the table, but for that…

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