Chelsea's Striker Issues | Compared to Mandzukic, Costa and Benzema

Chelsea's Striker Issues | Compared to Mandzukic, Costa and Benzema

Much has been said about Chelsea’s lack of a top quality centre forward this season. Despite having three who have scored goals at previous clubs and on the international stage in Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba, the London club have struggled for goals and this is widely believed to be the reason for their failure both domestically and in Europe this season. All 3 strikers have been in and out of the team, none of them really managing …
Chelsea’s Lukaku Dilemma: “The Daniel Sturridge Redux”

Chelsea’s Lukaku Dilemma: “The Daniel Sturridge Redux”

What has six legs, takes about 200 minutes to score a goal, and will be permanently changing their Stamford Bridge address this summer? Give up? The collective skills of Chelsea forwards Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres, and Demba Ba. [caption id="attachment_51589" align="aligncenter" width="509"] Current Chelsea strike force of Eto'o, Ba, Torres (left to right)[/caption] That’s probably not humorous to many—but the productivity number is accurate and the forecast is a good bet. It’s embarrassing that Chelsea’s top scorer is their brilliant …
Top Passers, Creators, Tacklers & Scorers in the Premier League So Far

Top Passers, Creators, Tacklers & Scorers in the Premier League So Far

With twenty-three matches played by all twenty clubs we thought we'd check our Stats Centre's Top Stats area and share some of the stats from it. We usually give Top Scorers lists but these can be found anywhere - instead today the first image below will show you the best mins per goal value for players that have played at least 450 minutes in the Premier League. No surprises that Javier Hernandez is top of the list, impressively, averaging a …
Torres Vs Demba Ba: Battle for the striker role | Stats Comparison

Torres Vs Demba Ba: Battle for the striker role | Stats Comparison

At the start of the January transfer window Chelsea bought the impressive Demba Ba from Newcastle for an undisclosed fee to ease the burden on Fernando Torres. However, Demba Ba shouldn’t just be mere back up, already against Southampton and his ten minute stint at Swansea, Ba has shown why he should be number one striker for Chelsea, and the stats back that up. Torres Vs Demba Ba Attacking Stats [table id=148 /] This season Ba has scored 13 goals …
Newcastle 2-1 Spurs | Stats – Some singled-out praise!

Newcastle 2-1 Spurs | Stats – Some singled-out praise!

Saturday provided Newcastle with a very satisfying 3 points, as they started the Premier League 2012/13 campaign pretty much where they left off. Pardew opted for more secure 4-4-2 to begin the game, which didn’t really cause too much panic to Spurs in their defensive third. But a shift to the 4-3-3 which saw Newcastle produce some scintillating displays at the back end of last season duly produced the goals the Toon needed. The old line goes as saying “I …