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 …
Chelsea vs Swansea City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Swansea City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On February 25th, Chelsea welcome Swansea City to Stamford Bridge as the Blues look to march toward the Premier League title.  With an eight point lead at the top, every win moves Chelsea closer and closer to the championship. Chelsea have built their lead at the top by beating the bad teams this season.  The Blues have dropped only four points in games against teams outside of the top five this season.  Two of those points did come against Swansea …
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 …
Liverpool vs Swansea City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Swansea City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On January 21st, Liverpool welcome Swansea City to Anfield.  New Swansea manager Paul Clement underwent a baptism by fire against Arsenal in his first Premier League match and it won't get any easier away to Liverpool. Liverpool  have had a tough start to 2017, winning their first game in the calendar year on their fifth attempt midweek away to Plymouth.  Still, the Reds lie third in the table on goal difference and will look to get back to their winning ways against …
Swansea City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Swansea City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League returns this weekend and Arsenal face a tricky trip to Swansea to face a side that has had a lot of success against them in recent years. The Welsh side have won three of the last five fixtures between the two clubs and they desperately need a similar result this weekend as they will want to climb up the table sooner rather than later. Paul Clement has won one of his two matches in charge of the …
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 …
Which Premier League teams are looking to face the chop?

Which Premier League teams are looking to face the chop?

This season has been a rather exciting one so far, with the title contenders being tight as ever with Chelsea occupying top spot with 37 points, then Arsenal trailing behind with 34 points, then Liverpool with 31 points and Man City with 30. So it’s looking like one of the most competitive seasons with had in a long time. Not only this but this could be the Premier League’s most goal-crazy season, bookings for simulations are taking a diver and …
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