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 …
Five January Deals that Could Prove to be Make or Break

Five January Deals that Could Prove to be Make or Break

The 2016-17 campaign saw a number of high profile loan moves in January and some players have been given a rare life-line in Premier League football with some big money moves on permanent deals. Here are just five players whose careers could rocket from their January move or it might break them... Morgan Schneiderlin One of the most high-profile switches was Schneiderlin's move from Manchester United to Everton. The Frenchman was hugely impressive under Ronald Koeman at Southampton and he …
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 …
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 …
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This is going to be a meeting of two managers with a huge amount of Premier League experience. There is no love lost between Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce after some great battles in the past, especially when the latter was Bolton manager. Although they have had disagreements in the past, there is mutual respect and Wenger will know that Crystal Palace offer a difficult test now that Allardyce has taken over. These two sides have different ambitions, with Arsenal …
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On December 17th, Crystal Palace will host league leaders Chelsea at Selhurst Park.  Both teams will have a quick turnaround after playing on Wednesday and will be desperate for the three points, but for very different reasons. After yet another loss to Manchester United, Palace boss Alan Pardew is under immense pressure to get results.  Despite a summer of singing big players like Christian Benteke and Steve Mandanda, Palace find themselves sitting only three points above the relegation zone.  They're in …
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. …
Crystal Palace Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Crystal Palace Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On October 29th, Crystal Palace will be hosting Liverpool at Selhurst Park.  Winless in their last three matches, Palace will be looking to turn their recent run of form around with Liverpool coming to town. Liverpool on the other hand are in fine form. But it is the inconsistency of the Premier League that make websites that make wagering on the internet possible, you certainly wouldn’t bet against Benteke turning up against his old club. They have won seven of …
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