PawelWolecki

I'm a law student, Liverpool supporter and English football worshiper, who likes to analyse his beloved sport. You can follow me on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/PawelWolecki

What's Wrong with the Chelsea Attack? Compared to Aguero, Suarez & Sturridge

What's Wrong with the Chelsea Attack? Compared to Aguero, Suarez & Sturridge

Despite being top of the table and having the best defensive record in the whole league, Jose Mourinho's Chelsea still have some troubles that need solving. Perhaps the biggest one of those problems is the Blues' attacking weakness, that led to them scoring only 49 goals so far, which is nowhere near Liverpool's 70 or Manchester City's 69. That lack of offensive strength is obviously something the Chelsea manager is aware of, as he pointed that out quite a few …
EPL Defensive Index | Sunderland, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Fulham

EPL Defensive Index | Sunderland, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Fulham

The 2013/14 campaign has undoubtedly been the most competitive in last few years - with less than half a season left, there are still fierce battles being fought in both top and bottom of a table. It's hard to make much out of a simple look at teams' standings, as the point differences are small enough to make falling from 4th to 8th or soaring from 20th to 15th possible within just 3 game weeks' time. Having said that, it …
Attacking Quality: The Best Teams | Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City Stats

Attacking Quality: The Best Teams | Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City Stats

With third of a season already gone, the Premier League table seems to be split into two halves. All of the top nine teams are still, at worst, within touching distance of the Champions League places. Quite obviously, being strong offensively is one of the most important requirements if a club wants to finish in the famous top 4. Actually, it may be more important than ever before, as with so many strong teams going head-to-head, a goal difference may …
Mikel Arteta - Arsenal's Unsung Hero | Stats Analysis

Mikel Arteta - Arsenal's Unsung Hero | Stats Analysis

If you ask someone about the reasons behind Arsenal's strong start to this season, they'll probably tell you about Aaron Ramsey being on course for the POTY award, Mesut Özil having the most assists in the league or Olivier Giroud being a completely different footballer compared to last campaign. There'd also be some praise to the defensive formation, which seems to finally be much less sloppy than it used to be in the previous years. Of course, all of those praises …
Gerrard: Still a Top, Top Player? | Stats Comparison

Gerrard: Still a Top, Top Player? | Stats Comparison

Steven Gerrard is undoubtedly one of the very best players in Liverpool's history - he's been a true inspiration to the Reds' supporters and a role model for youngsters all over the country for more than a decade. However, the performances he's given so far this season are very confusing for the Anfield faithful. He's been accused of being one of the reasons why Liverpool couldn't control their games as well as they'd like to, and then came the WBA …
Is man-marking on set pieces right for Liverpool? Tactical Analysis

Is man-marking on set pieces right for Liverpool? Tactical Analysis

Despite the strong start to the 2013/14 season, Liverpool’s performances in the current campaign are still far from perfect. There’s of course plenty of joy: the SAS partnership are destroying every Premier League defence that stands in their way, the back three are doing their jobs well and Simon Mignolet seems to be a great answer to the Reds’ problems with the goalkeeper position.  Nevertheless, improvement still needs to be made with the performance of Brendan Rodgers' team. One of …
Should Rodgers build Liverpool's defence around Agger? | Stats Analysis

Should Rodgers build Liverpool's defence around Agger? | Stats Analysis

Liverpool's 2012-13 season was definitely one full of mixed feelings. The team played their first campaign under a new manager, who was trying to implement his footballing philosophy. A mixture of questionable transfers and confusion on the last day of the transfer window forced Rodgers, in his first season at Liverpool, to give the youngsters a chance, and although most of them (especially Raheem Sterling) were highly impressive, the lack of experience backfired as the Reds couldn't find consistency through …
The Evolution of Theo Walcott | Stat Analysis

The Evolution of Theo Walcott | Stat Analysis

Ever since I can remember, there was something special about Theo Walcott. His emergence at Southampton sparked a bidding war that ended up with the then-17-year-old Theo signing for Arsenal. Labelled as one of the most talented British players, Walcott continued to improve under Arsene Wenger. Walcott's last season was a mix up of great performances and some troubles with his contract renewal. Tired of being deployed on the wing, Theo decided he was ready to leave Arsenal unless he …
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