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 …
Burnley Vs Chelsea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

If we look at the Premier League home table at this point in time, we see some really interesting surprises. Liverpool and Manchester United are seventh and ninth respectively in this table, while forming the top four along with Chelsea, Tottenham, and Arsenal, are Burnley. The Clarets are third in the home table with 28 points, only bettered by Spurs with 32 and Chelsea with 33 points. In fact, if we narrow it down a bit, after Christmas, in the …
EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

"The best League in the world"..."The most entertaining league in the world" Terms flouted about on a regular basis by pundits and analysts when describing the English Premier league. But can it really be called such, when the referees and linesmen get it so wrong, so often? Maybe they also want to add to the excitement.... Maybe they're just useless. The latter seems more closer to the truth. Best League...worst Match Officials  How many offside goals were allowed this season …
Arsenal v Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal will host Sean Dyche's Burnley on Sunday in a bid to keep the pace with the sides above them in the race for the league title. The Gunners have been indifferent in recent weeks - two losses in the last six games, sit fourth in the league table, but still only one point separates them from second placed Tottenham Hotspur. They will go into this game in high spirits on the back of a comprehensive win against Swansea City …
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. …
PL Defences Part 2: Koscielny Tops the Best Defender Analysis

PL Defences Part 2: Koscielny Tops the Best Defender Analysis

In Part 1, we looked at the top defences in the Premier League. We saw that Squawka rates Arsenal as the best currently, followed by Chelsea, Burnley, Manchester United and Spurs. All these teams excel in different areas of defence. Some play high and press well, some intercept well, others block and clear well. But defences are made up of individuals. So, in this post, we will look at the top defenders in the league as of now. The Stats …
Taking Stock of Defence in Premier League - Part 1: Top Defences

Taking Stock of Defence in Premier League - Part 1: Top Defences

Defenders – the permanently underappreciated ilk of footballers. Forget Ballon d’Or trophies, they rarely get player of the month awards. Their performance gets scrutinised a lot when their opponents run riot but if the game finished as a low scoring game, their performance needs to be nothing short of heroic to be even considered worthy of limelight. But at the same time they are awfully important for their teams. Despite being on top of the league and despite hammering Watford …
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