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 …
Man United Travel Back in Time to Drop a Further Two Points against Bournemouth

Man United Travel Back in Time to Drop a Further Two Points against Bournemouth

If anything, it was déjà vu for Manchester United at Old Trafford. A score draw when it seemed they could finally permanently climb the league table where they've stayed sixth for the last 138 days and as a result, will continue to do at least until they play their next Premier League game in two weeks' time. It was arguably the weirdest game Manchester United have played under Mourinho so far. Never short of controversies, the game saw a sending off, player …
Manchester United vs Bournemouth | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Bournemouth | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United are returning to Premier League action for the first time since their EFL Cup triumph and there should be a jubilant atmosphere at Old Trafford to greet them. During recent weeks, Liverpool have dropped points and there is an opportunity for United to put the pressure on them and Arsenal before the late game on Saturday. Those that have watched a lot of Jose Mourinho's side in recent months will consider them as serious contenders for a top …
The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

“Can Messi do it on a rainy, windy Tuesday night at Stoke?”. Almost every Premier League fan must have asked or heard  this rhetorical question at least once in the last few years. While this particular version of the question alludes to the physical game the Potters were known for under Tony Pulis and the English weather, what the fans are asking is – would Messi be as successful in the Premier League as he is in La Liga? There …
Bournemouth vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Bournemouth vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal face a difficult trip to the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday as they attempt to extend their winning run in the league to three matches. It is important that they continue to put the pressure on the sides above them as there is still an outside chance of a title challenge. For them to do so, they need to win matches like this and can't afford any more slip ups. Bournemouth played well at the Emirates just over a month …
Chelsea Vs Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea Vs Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

There are some managers in the Premier League who have genuinely good reasons to be quite happy. Eddie Howe and Antonio Conte both certainly have reasons to rejoice this Christmas. This week, Conte expressed his pleasure and was thankful for the pressure that comes with the tag of early season favorites to win the league. Eddie Howe, on the other hand, would surely be happy with his team’s showing in the first half of this season, despite the dampener that …
AFC Bournemouth: A Small Club With a Big Heart

AFC Bournemouth: A Small Club With a Big Heart

It would be fair to say that five years ago only a few knew that there were three clubs from the South Coast of England and a club called ‘Bournemouth’ actually existed. Portsmouth’s abrupt decline and journey to the fourth division of English football had coincided with the revival of Southampton, who managed to finish 14th in their return to the Premier League in 2012. At that point in time, this club called Bournemouth had assumed the form of being …
The Premier League: Why it's still the best league in the world

The Premier League: Why it's still the best league in the world

Many football fans point to La Liga as the number 1 league in the world because of the technically superior aspects of the Spanish game. Some look to Germany's Bundesliga for the overall package ( Fantastic fans, marketing of brand, precision based football) Some fans strangely, even look to Serie A and Ligue 1 for it's "entertainment value." But the English Premier league is way ahead of all mentioned because it is a league where anything can happen, and, probably will. …
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