Matthew Judge

Matthew is currently studying a Journalism degree at Liverpool John Moores University and writes Player Focuses, Team Focuses, Player Analyses, Transfer Reports, Scout Reports and much more for EPL Index. He is also a writer for FTBpro and an Everton juror every two to three weeks for the Liverpool ECHO newspaper.

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Player Performance Analysis | Steven Pienaar Vs Fulham

Player Performance Analysis | Steven Pienaar Vs Fulham

Everton showed brilliant confidence and resilience to dig deep and keep their top four ambitions running smoothly with a 4-1 win over Fulham at Goodison Park on Saturday. Goals from Leon Osman, Seamus Coleman, Gareth Barry and Kevin Mirallas sealed the victory for the Toffees, but it was a scoreline that slightly flattered to deceive as René Meulensteen’s side produced a valiant second-half display to stifle the host’s fluidity. The Cottagers were dogged and closed Everton down, particularly in the centre …
Player Performance Analysis | Bryan Oviedo Vs Stoke City

Player Performance Analysis | Bryan Oviedo Vs Stoke City

Everton produced an attacking masterclass for the second week in a row after hitting four brilliantly worked team goals past Stoke City in a scintillating performance at Goodison Park on Saturday. The Toffees built on last weekend’s impressive showing going forwards against Liverpool by sailing past Mark Hughes’s side thanks to a Gerard Deulofeu inspired display, in which the Spaniard was involved in the first three of the host’s goals. With exceptional positivity and flexibility coming from every player in …
Player Performance Analysis | Ross Barkley Vs Liverpool

Player Performance Analysis | Ross Barkley Vs Liverpool

Although conceding a late equaliser against your biggest rivals is a bitter pill to swallow, Evertonians couldn’t afford to be too downhearted at the conclusion of their enthralling 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Saturday because, nevertheless, they had just witnessed the greatest attacking performance in a Merseyside derby from the Toffees for several years. Martínez consistently signed off his programme notes at Wigan Athletic with the Spanish expression ‘sin miedo’ meaning ‘without fear’ and that was exactly how his side …
Player Performance Analysis | Glen Johnson Vs Fulham

Player Performance Analysis | Glen Johnson Vs Fulham

Liverpool moved up to second in the Premier League table after a sublime 4-0 victory over a lacklustre Fulham side at Anfield on Saturday. The Reds were keen to bounce back from last weekend’s away defeat to Arsenal in style and they did exactly that thanks to a fabulous Luis Suárez brace, alongside a Martin Škrtel header and a Fernando Amorebieta own goal after 23 minutes of play. Whilst Brendan Rodgers changed Liverpool’s shape from three at the back to a flat …
Chelsea Vs West Brom Match Preview | Stats, Team News & Key Men

Chelsea Vs West Brom Match Preview | Stats, Team News & Key Men

José Mourinho will be reunited with Steve Clarke on Saturday as Chelsea play hosts to West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge at 3:00pm. Clarke, 50, worked as Mourinho’s assistant during the Portuguese’s first stint as the Blues boss from the years 2004 to 2007 but this is the first time the two, who won several trophies together including two Premier League titles, will meet as opposing managers on the touchline. Mourinho, who was critical of his Chelsea side that lost 2-0 …
Player Focus | How Sergio Agüero Is Flourishing Under Pellegrini

Player Focus | How Sergio Agüero Is Flourishing Under Pellegrini

In modern times, whenever somebody mentions Manchester City in conversation, it’s now the norm to instantly think of them as being one of the biggest powerhouses in English football, who boast a plethora of world class talent in their squad. However, it wasn’t always that way. The 2003/4 Premier League season saw City, coached by Kevin Keegan, finish miles below league expectations in 16th place, whilst also suffering an early exit from the UEFA Cup at the hands of unheralded …
Stoke City Vs Southampton Match Preview | Stats & Key Men

Stoke City Vs Southampton Match Preview | Stats & Key Men

Stoke City will be hoping to build on their midweek joys in the Capital One Cup by picking up a much-needed win in the Premier League on Saturday, as the Potters entertain a high-flying Southampton side at the Britannia Stadium at 3:00pm. Mark Hughes saw his team overcome a courageous Birmingham City 4-2 on penalties to set-up a Quarter-Final clash with Manchester United in the next stage of the cup, but Stoke haven’t won in their last six league games, …
Partnership Analysis | Jagielka and Distin Vs Aston Villa

Partnership Analysis | Jagielka and Distin Vs Aston Villa

Everton’s impressive shift in philosophy under Roberto Martínez continued to sparkle on Saturday, as the Toffees battled past Aston Villa 2-0 at Villa Park to ensure they’re now two points (18) better off than what they were at the same stage last season. An inspired substitution from the Spaniard early into the second half ultimately made the difference, with Leon Osman replacing Ross Barkley after 60 minutes and the midfielder instantly set up Romelu Lukaku for his fifth goal of the …
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