Key Battles

Juan Mata of Manchester United celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James' Park on April 5, 2014
Premier League: Key battles on Saturday
Sports Mole picks out three key on-field battles from Saturday's Premier League games.
May 2, 10:45
Norwich manager Neil Adams prior to kick-off against Liverpool in the Premier League match on April 20, 2014
Premier League: Key battles on Saturday
Sports Mole picks three of the on-pitch or sideline battles in Saturday's Premier League clashes.
Apr 25, 10:36
Adam Johnson of Sunderland celebrates scoring a hat trick during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Sunderland at Craven Cottage on January 11, 2014
Premier League: Key battles this weekend
Sports Mole picks three key battles on the pitch in Saturday's Premier League games.
Apr 18, 10:58
Fulham's Ashkan Dejagah celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Tottenham during their Premier League match on December 4, 2013
Premier League: Key battles at the bottom on Saturday
Sports Mole looks at three of the on-pitch battles that could decide Saturday's big clashes at the bottom of the league.
Apr 11, 11:05
Yaya Toure of Manchester City celebrates his goal with Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City during the Capital One Cup Final between Manchester City and Sunderland at Wembley Stadium on March 2, 2014
Premier League: Key battles this weekend
Sports Mole takes a look at some of the key on-pitch battles in three of Saturday's huge Premier League games.
Mar 28, 10:59
Yaya Toure of Manchester City celebrates his goal with Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City during the Capital One Cup Final between Manchester City and Sunderland at Wembley Stadium on March 2, 2014
Premier League: Key battles on Saturday
Sports Mole looks at some of the big on-field battles that could take place in Saturday's Premier League games.
Mar 14, 11:09
Ramires of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on December 14, 2013
Premier League: Key battles on Saturday
Sports Mole considers three on-pitch battles on Saturday that could decide which way the points go.
Mar 7, 11:00
Chelsea's Willian and Manchester City's Yaya Toure in action during their Premier League match on February 3, 2014
FA Cup: Key battles this Saturday
Sports Mole takes a look at three key battles that could decide the outcome of Saturday's FA Cup clashes.
Feb 14, 11:02
Romelu Lukaku of Everton scores his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on November 23, 2013
Merseyside derby: Three key battles
Sports Mole picks out three battles that could determine the outcome of this evening's Merseyside derby.
Jan 28, 11:25
Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring his second goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 23, 2013
Premier League: Key battles on Saturday
Sports Mole looks at three on-field battles on Saturday that could decide the destination of some Premier League points.
Jan 17, 09:58
Man City's Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal and his second of the match against Tottenham on November 24, 2013
Premier League: Key battles on Saturday
Sports Mole looks at three of the on-field battles that could decide Saturday's fixtures.
Dec 13, 11:55
Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on November 23, 2013
Premier League: Five key battles this weekend
Sports Mole takes a look at five battles on the pitch that could decide Premier League games this weekend.
Dec 6, 10:58
Gary Medel of Cardiff in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge on October 19, 2013
Premier League: Key battles on Saturday
Sports Mole takes a look at three of the key on-field battles in Saturday's Premier League games.
Nov 29, 11:53
West Ham's Mark Noble and Southampton's Adam Lallana battle for the ball during their Premier League match on September 15, 2013
Premier League: Key battles this weekend
Sports Mole looks at some of the key areas where games could be won or lost on Saturday in the Premier League.
Nov 22, 10:58
Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama in action against West Brom on August 17, 2013
Premier League: Key battles on Saturday
Sports Mole looks at three battles that could decide Saturday's Premier League fixtures.
Nov 1, 11:00
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates with team mates after scoring the opening goal against Sunderland on September 14, 2013
Premier League: Key battles on Saturday
Sports Mole looks at three key battles in Saturday's Premier League clashes.
Sep 27, 11:58
David Moyes and Manuel Pellegrini stand on the touchline.
Manchester derby: Five key battles
Sports Mole assesses five areas that could determine which side will win tomorrow's Manchester derby.
Sep 21, 12:46
Michael Carrick blocks a cross from Frank Lampard.
Manchester United vs. Chelsea: Five key battles
Ahead of Manchester United vs. Chelsea, Sports Mole assesses five battles that could determine which side will win the match.
Aug 25, 10:56
Sunderland's Italian manager Paolo Di Canio reacts during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Fulham at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, northeast England, on August 17, 2013
Premier League: Key battles this weekend
Sports Mole picks out three key battles from this weekend's Premier League action.
Aug 23, 11:55
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal against Celta Vigo on January 9, 2013
Real Madrid vs. Manchester United: Five key battles
Sports Mole casts its eye over five key battles in Wednesday's Champions League last-16 clash between Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Feb 12, 15:32

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea14111232112134
2Arsenal1494133141931
3Liverpool1493235181730
4Manchester CityMan City1493230151530
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs1476124101427
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd145631916321
7West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom145542017320
8Everton145541716120
9Stoke CityStoke145451619-319
10Bournemouth145361922-318
11Watford145361824-618
12Southampton144551315-217
13Middlesbrough143651315-215
14Crystal Palace144282426-214
15Burnley144281223-1114
16Leicester CityLeicester143471724-713
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham143381529-1412
18Sunderland143291424-1011
19Hull City143291129-1811
20Swansea CitySwansea142391631-159