Prashant Patel

Business analysis is my day trade. Analyzing football is my passion.

The Top Strikers in the Premier League - Who's More Clinical and Who's More Valuable?

The Top Strikers in the Premier League - Who's More Clinical and Who's More Valuable?

This season there seems to be very little excitement left in the Premier League. The manner in which Chelsea have managed to dominate the league has ensured that there is very little chance involved in deciding the eventual winner of the league. Other teams and their fans do try to manufacture excitement – will Manchester United pip Liverpool to the fourth place in the league? Will Everton pip them both? Will Sunderland get out of jail again? Which of the …
The Stats Behind Leicester City’s Revival

The Stats Behind Leicester City’s Revival

Leicester City – the club that has made a habit of confounding the pundits. When they were relegation candidates towards the end of 2014-15, they launched a fierce rearguard that ensured that they stayed up. When they were the least likely club in the Premier League to win the title, they went ahead and won it. And when earlier this season, experts were predicting at least a mid-table finish for the Champions, they landed themselves in a soup by game …
Middlesbrough Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Middlesbrough Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

This weekend sees the team with the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League visit the team with the current longest winless streak in the league. Manchester United – 17 games unbeaten – visit the Riverside stadium for their match against Middlesbrough, who have not won since last 10 games. The last time these two sides played each other, Aitor Karanka was meeting his ex-boss. This time, there is no such reunion as Middlesbrough sacked Karanka on Thursday and Steve …
Philippe Coutinho – Not As Bad As He is Being Made Out To Be

Philippe Coutinho – Not As Bad As He is Being Made Out To Be

Jurgen Klopp termed his side’s win against Burnley on Sunday as “the first ugly victory” of the season. Liverpool had barely scraped past the worst traveling side in the league with two fairly lucky goals and all Liverpool fans were just thankful for the three points. Indeed, if you followed the match only on social media, you may be forgiven for believing that Liverpool had actually lost against another bottom half-side. Such was the gloomy conversation in social media. Much …
Liverpool Vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

It has been a crazy week of football, with Arsenal recording their worst drubbing in Champions League over two legs and Barcelona pulling off a miracle at Camp Nou. It is a bit underwhelming hence, that such a week is ending in a weekend when only four league matches and four FA Cup quarter finals will be played. Arsenal, who have dropped out of the top four, are playing the non-league Lincoln City in one of those quarterfinals and Spurs …
Premier League Referees: What Does the Data Say About Them?

Premier League Referees: What Does the Data Say About Them?

Referees – the guys that bear the brunt of ire from unhappy fans and Jose Mourinho. They are generally the default targets of people’s anger every time a perceived wrong decision is given. They are almost certainly the default reason for Mourinho’s teams not turning up at times. This season has already seen its fair share of controversies around referees’ decisions. But this season is also different for referees for several reasons. First, referees are also superstars now. The cash-rich …
West Ham United Vs Chelsea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

West Ham United Vs Chelsea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Antonio Conte is rapidly losing his battle to prove that Chelsea are not the only team that can win the title this season. In early February he had said that six teams could still win the title. Very gracious of him but even Liverpool and Manchester United fans are not so naïve to believe that. Indeed, since he made that statement, the chasm between the Blues and the chasing pack has widened. Chelsea sit 10 points ahead of Tottenham who …
The “Outstanding” Manolo Gabbiadini’s Journey to Southampton

The “Outstanding” Manolo Gabbiadini’s Journey to Southampton

Since the start of the 2015-16 season, Jose Mourinho has been rarely known to praise opposition players on the pitch. But apparently that is exactly what the Special One did on Sunday night during the League Cup final. As the Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini was leaving the field after scoring a brace, which actually should have been a hattrick, Mourinho shook his hand and according to the player, called him “outstanding”. As his team was on course to becoming the …
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