James Amey

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

Krohn-Dehli stuns Holland  - Analysis of Holland

Krohn-Dehli stuns Holland - Analysis of Holland

Holland have now got it all to do to in Group B after Michael Krohn-Dehli gave Denmark their first victory over the Dutch since 1967. Holland stuck with the 4-2-3-1 formation which helped them reach the World Cup Final, with Van Persie getting the nod over Huntelaar up front, Willems getting his chance at left back and Vlaar being chosen to partner Heitinga in defence. Both teams started the game slowly with Holland looking content to pass the ball around …
Points & Goals analysis | Does Sacking Your Manager Improve Results?

Points & Goals analysis | Does Sacking Your Manager Improve Results?

It is a common belief with Premier League owners that sacking your manager will improve their clubs results, but is this really that case? We look at whether teams sacking their manager has a short-term or a long-term impact on their side and whether it was better off sticking with the manager they had in the first place. We have looked at all the managers that have been sacked by Premier League clubs in the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 seasons. Short …
Importance of beating teams around you | EPL Head to Head Opta Stats

Importance of beating teams around you | EPL Head to Head Opta Stats

For many seasons the Premier League had four teams that fought it out for the title and the Champions League places – Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. But after Man City were taken over, Harry Redknapp took over at Spurs and Newcastle’s impressive form this season this has all changed. There are now a lot more teams fighting it out for the title, the Champions League places and even the Europa League places. So, with the Premier League being …
Premier League Team of the Year 11/12 via Opta Stats | Part 3: Strikers

Premier League Team of the Year 11/12 via Opta Stats | Part 3: Strikers

With our goalkeeper, defence and midfield already chosen for the Premier League team of the year (http://www.eplindex.com/14737/premier-league-team-year-1112-opta-stats-part-2-midfield.html) we now look at which two strikers made the line up and announce our final team. We have done this by comparing players for each position using Opta statistics from the 2011/2012 season. We have then awarded 5 points for the player that tops each statistic, 4 points for the player that comes second, 3 points for third, 2 points for fourth and …
Premier League Team of the Year 11/12 via Opta Stats | Part 2: Midfield

Premier League Team of the Year 11/12 via Opta Stats | Part 2: Midfield

The defence had already been chosen for the Premier League team of the year (http://www.eplindex.com/14552/premier-league-team-of-the-year-based-on-statistics-part-1-defence-opta-stats.html), but since then we have decided to change our scoring system due to popular demand. We have now awarded 5 points for the player that tops each statistic, 4 points for the player that comes second, 3 points for third, 2 points for fourth and 1 point for the player that comes in fifth in each statistic. We have then added up the totals and …
Premier League Team of the Year 11/12 via Opta Stats | Part 1: Defence

Premier League Team of the Year 11/12 via Opta Stats | Part 1: Defence

When the PFA announced the team of the year many fans questioned why their favourite player wasn’t included, so we have derived a concept to see who would have made it into the team of the year if it was based on statistics alone. We have done this by comparing players for each position using Opta statistics from the 2011/2012 season. We have then awarded the player that comes out on top in each statistic 5 points, the player that …
How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season Part 3 | Opta Stats Comparison

How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season Part 3 | Opta Stats Comparison

This Opta Stats comparison looks at how well the teams at the bottom of the table have compared to last season. It includes Aston Villa, Wigan, Bolton,Blackburn and Wolves. Aston Villa Aston Villa have conceded 0.16 fewer goals this season and kept 2 more clean sheets. They have also improved their crossing accuracy by 2% but their passing accuracy is 1.28% worse off than last season. It has also taken Aston Villa an extra 0.68 minutes to create a chance …
How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season Part 2 | Opta Stats Comparison

How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season Part 2 | Opta Stats Comparison

After comparing Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, Chelsea and Liverpool in Part One (http://www.eplindex.com/14318/how-does-your-team-compare-last-season-opta-stats.html) we will now look at how Everton, Fulham, West Brom, Sunderland and Stoke have compared to last season via their Opta Stats. Everton Everton have conceded 0.10 fewer goals per game this season and kept 3 more clean sheets. They have also improved their passing accuracy by 1.24%. However, it has also taken Everton 1.10 minutes longer to create a chance this season and …
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