James Amey

Head of the writers here on EPLIndex! Can also be found on Twitter - @jamesamey316

How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season? | Opta Stats Comparison

How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season? | Opta Stats Comparison

This series of articles will look at how each team in the Premier League has compared to last season. (Please note Norwich, Swansea and QPR will not be included as they were in the Championship last season). With Manchester City fighting Manchester United for the title. Arsenal, Spurs, Newcastle and Chelsea battling it out for third and fourth and Liverpool struggling in the league - we  start by looking at these seven teams. Manchester City As you can see from the table above …
England's Best XI | Part 4: Uncapped Players | Opta Stats Analysis

England's Best XI | Part 4: Uncapped Players | Opta Stats Analysis

With England’s best XI already chosen (http://www.eplindex.com/14112/england-xi-part-3-strikers-opta-stats-analysis.html) we will now look at whether any of the players that haven’t been mentioned by the media for an England call up would make the starting XI. We have compared these players against the player that was chosen for the starting XI in the previous article. We have again given the player that comes out on top in each statistic 5 points, the player that comes second 3 points and the player that comes third …
England's Best XI | Part 3: Strikers | Opta Stats Analysis

England's Best XI | Part 3: Strikers | Opta Stats Analysis

With the Goalkeeper, Defence and Midfield already chosen for England’s best XI (England's Best XI Part I: Defence & England's Best XI Part II: Midifled) we will now look at who should lead the line for England this summer. We have again given the player who came out on top in each section of the comparison 5 points, the player who came second 3 points and the player that came third 1 point and then added up the totals. We have used …
England's Best XI | Part 2 : Midfield | Opta Stats Analysis

England's Best XI | Part 2 : Midfield | Opta Stats Analysis

With the goalkeeper and defence already chosen for England’s best XI (Full England Defence Article Here) we will now look at what England’s best midfield would be for Euro 2012. We have again given the player who came out on top in each section of the comparison 5 points, the player who came second 3 points and the player that came third 1 point and then added up the totals. We have used Opta statistics from the 2011/2012 season up …
England's Best Starting XI | Part 1: Defence | Opta Stats Analysis

England's Best Starting XI | Part 1: Defence | Opta Stats Analysis

With the European Championships in Ukraine and Poland only a few months away and England still without a manager it looks like a daunting task for whoever takes over from Fabio Capello. To make this task easier we have derived a way to help whoever takes over with their starting line ups for the competition. We have done this by comparing players for each position using Opta statistics from the 2011/2012 season up to and including the matches that took …
Paul Scholes Midfield Maestro | United's key man | Opta Stats

Paul Scholes Midfield Maestro | United's key man | Opta Stats

On the 8th of January 2012 Sir Alex Ferguson made one of his most inspiring moves of his career – bringing Paul Scholes out of retirement. Since that day United have taken 34 out of a possible 36 points in the league with the only slip up coming in the 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge in February. This is compared to the previous twelve games without Scholes when United took a possible 25 out of 36 points. During this period they …
Money can't buy you goals | Torres and Carroll Stats

Money can't buy you goals | Torres and Carroll Stats

Fernando Torres and Andy Carroll have both struggled to make an impact at their new clubs since their big money moves in January 2011. With a combined transfer fee of £85 million a lot was expected of this striking duo but both players have just not come up with the goods. (Editors Note: This article was written before the fixtures on the weekend of 31st March/1st April therefore missing Torres' latest goal.) With just 8 Premier League goals between them …
Joey Barton | Right to be criticised? Opta Stats Analysis

Joey Barton | Right to be criticised? Opta Stats Analysis

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