Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to Premier League - 1: Eredivisie

Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to Premier League - 1: Eredivisie

When I was writing about Davy Klaassen’s transfer to Everton from Ajax, someone suggested that I should also see whether his transfer is going to be a hit like Suarez or a flop like Janssen.  I thought it was a good idea and decided to look at the transfers in detail. While predicting whether Klaassen will be a Suarez or a Janssen is not possible for me but we can look at the trends and characteristics of transfers from different …
Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part Two

Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part Two

It has been another whirlwind season in the Premier League this year but which clubs have exceeded expectations and who has fallen short of their aims? EPLIndex reviews how each club in the Premier League got on in 2016-17... (READ PART ONE HERE) Manchester United League position: 6th EPLIndex's Player of the Year: Antonio Valencia Trophies: 2 (+Charity Shield) The success of Manchester United's season ultimately came down to whether they would win the Europa League final - and they …
Breakdown of the Premier League Prize Money: Key Points

Breakdown of the Premier League Prize Money: Key Points

The Premier League drew to a close on Sunday, confirming Chelsea as the title winners and Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull City as the relegated teams. The league table does not lie over an eight month long season and we can safely say that each team in the league deserves the position they ended at. Chelsea were the league leaders for more than six months in the campaign and Sunderland were awful from the start. Liverpool reaped the benefit of a …
Southampton Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

Before the last weekend of Premier League football kicks off, a few teams have some catching up to do and this week, we will see ten teams in action before the final game week on Sunday. From Chelsea hosting Watford on Monday night to Leicester hosting Spurs on Thursday, there is a lot of action coming up mid-week. Right in the middle of that action, Southampton host Manchester United at St. Mary’s on Wednesday night in what some people might …
Southampton Vs Arsenal Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Southampton Vs Arsenal Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

The first time one does something is really special. And if that something is beating the Special One for the first time, it is even better. Arsene Wenger tasted victory against Jose Mourinho for the first time in his career on Sunday. He would love to bask in the glory of that well fought victory at the Emirates but he and his team are required to travel to St. Mary’s this Wednesday to play one of the fixtures that was …
Liverpool v Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Players and Prediction

Liverpool v Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Players and Prediction

On the 7th of May, Liverpool welcome Southampton to Anfield as the Reds continue to fight for their Champions League place. Liverpool got back to their winning ways with a 1-0 win against Watford on Monday thanks to a spectacular overhead kick from Emre Can.  Liverpool need to continue with their winning way or they could lose out on their Champions League place, thanks to their loss two weeks ago against Crystal Palace.  Liverpool have a three point lead on Manchester …
Chelsea v Southampton Preview: Stats, Team News & Key Men

Chelsea v Southampton Preview: Stats, Team News & Key Men

League leaders Chelsea will look to extend their lead at the top of the table when they welcome Southampton to a floodlit Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. Antonio Conte and Chelsea will be bouncing off their impressive win against rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-final against Wembley, keeping their chances of securing another historic double in the Italian's debut season very much alive. But the focus will now be back on extending their lead to further up the …
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 …
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