The Hidden Statistician

The Hidden Statistician - an alter ego that secretly writes about Premier League Stats. Everything else about me - is a secret.

Who Was The Most Creative Player Last Season? The Hidden Stats

Who Was The Most Creative Player Last Season? The Hidden Stats

Who was the most creative player in the League last season? That's a simple enough question but is there a straightforward answer? Perhaps we need a more quantifiable query. Who created the most chances? That seems better. Here are the top ten players that created the most chances last season. Most keen observers of the game would probably have guessed six to eight of those names, but I doubt many would have said Danny Murphy if asked to guess the …
Johnson or Walcott? Should either replace Downing? The Hidden Stats!

Johnson or Walcott? Should either replace Downing? The Hidden Stats!

Stewart Downing has received a lot of flak over the last season. No goals or assists in the league after a relatively big money move last season meant that he was a popular target for easy jokes and ridicule not only from the opposition fans but many a Kop faithful as well. Naturally, the summer's brought along a whole host of transfer rumours and some of them have linked the Reds with a number of wingers including Arsenal's Theo Walcott and …
Do Manchester United Really Need Robin van Persie? | Stats Comparison

Do Manchester United Really Need Robin van Persie? | Stats Comparison

Ever since rumours surfaced about United's bid for last season's Player of the Year and following Sir Alex's subsequent acknowledgement of the same, there has been a debate among fans whether the club actually need the striker. While few doubt his abilities, van Persie's recent behaviour at Arsenal and that United appear well-stocked up front do raise some questions over spending priorities. Robin van Persie compared to United's strikers Stats do tell a story and comparing the Arsenal man with …