EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week | Premier League Match Day 11

EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week | Premier League Match Day 11

Welcome to the EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week! Another exciting week comes to an end and it's time I got to work and give you the Team of the Week. I've opted for a 3-4-3 formation and here's why..   Jaaskaleinen [Clean Sheet + Saves] Jaaskaleinen managed to make 8 saves against the likes of Demba Ba and Cisse and help West Ham get away from the St James Park with all the 3 points! Morrison [Clean Sheet + Defending] …
Aston Villa 2 Manchester United 3 | Tactical Analysis

Aston Villa 2 Manchester United 3 | Tactical Analysis

Manchester United left Villa Park with a win in a game that exploded into life as half time approached. A game in which Lambert was initially the more tactically astute manager but his side were unable to hold onto their lead with Ferguson, as he has so often done, making a very useful substitution to alter the dynamic of the game. Line Ups Paul Lambert made one change to the side which had defeated Sunderland away. With Bennett out, Enda …
The footballing philosophy of the 2012/13 Sir Alex Ferguson | Man Utd Tactics

The footballing philosophy of the 2012/13 Sir Alex Ferguson | Man Utd Tactics

[quote]"The diamond is seen as a little revolutionary because it goes against our history, but the level of the game in England and Europe is so high now that making yourself unpredictable is a strength. Teams will now have to think about whether we will play with two wide players or in the diamond because we have the players who are capable of doing both things. Players like Shinji Kagawa and Tom Cleverley can play very well in the diamond, while …
Don't Write Off Wayne Rooney - Yet | Stats Analysis

Don't Write Off Wayne Rooney - Yet | Stats Analysis

Headlines were made when Sir Alex Ferguson dropped Wayne Rooney for Manchester United’s second league game against Fulham last week. He was dropped in favour of new United player Van Persie. The move has sparked numerous reports about him getting close to the Old Trafford exit door. Ferguson is understood to have been dismayed by Rooney’s performance against Everton over a week ago and made his decision to drop him during the week. Against Everton, Rooney often lost the ball …
Premier League Strikers Comparison

Premier League Strikers Comparison

Almost half of the Premier League season has been played. There have been some very good goals, some very lucky goals, some consistent play and some flashes of brilliance from Premier League strikers. How do we separate them? With statistics of course. Here I take a look at the strikers for the current top 7 clubs, their importance to their respective teams and whether they are actually performing to their expected level. [caption id="attachment_7631" align="alignnone" width="580" caption="Click to enlarge image"][/caption] …
Berbatov | The Cases For and Against

Berbatov | The Cases For and Against

Dimitar Berbatov has been called a lot of things. "Languid" if you're a fan, "lazy" if you're not, he divides opinion amongst Manchester United fans more than anyone else. Given the sparking form of Wayne Rooney towards the end of the season, along with the emergence of Javier Hernandez and the return of Danny Welbeck to his parent club, it looked like Berbatov's chances of getting decent game time this year might be limited, even given the fact that he …
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