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Premier League Predictions: Week Six

Premier League Predictions: Week Six

Using a new online service called Betegy - a website that analyses thousands of individual data points for all Premier League matches, before running them through a mathematical model - EPL Index will use information from this site for this weekend's series of matches. Chelsea vs Arsenal: The headline act, and first fixture of this round of games, is a clash at Stamford Bridge. Wenger has never beaten Mourinho in a competitive fixture, but because of the Blues' defensive issues this season …
Top Chance Creators Since 2011-12: Midfielders

Top Chance Creators Since 2011-12: Midfielders

If what happens in the penalty box is the most important factor in a football match - at either end of the pitch - then creating chances is the next important part of that link. Without the players to receive a pass in a difficult position, higher up the field, and have the vision, technique and execution to pick out a team-mate, then not only will your strikers struggle, but the whole team loses a vital cog in the chain …
Team Stats Analysis: Attacking Threat of the Top 6 (2011-15)

Team Stats Analysis: Attacking Threat of the Top 6 (2011-15)

After collecting all the attacking data from the previous three full seasons and all the matches this campaign (before the weekend), we can now look at the best teams when it comes to shots on target, shots inside the box, big chances created and goal conversion. Big Chances: The definition, which is important to remember because of the subjective nature of the metric, is: A situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score usually in a one-on-one scenario …
Rosicky Expected to Sign New Deal at Arsenal | Rosicky Stats

Rosicky Expected to Sign New Deal at Arsenal | Rosicky Stats

After scoring a wonderful team goal in Arsenal's demolition of Sunderland at the weekend, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that he expects the Czech Republic international Tomas Rosicky to sign a new contract that will keep him at the Gunners next season. Wenger said:
"“Tomas Rosicky will stay. We have an agreement with him and it will come out soon. I am absolutely adamant he has to stay at the club.” “I think when he arrived here he was less a …