Vinay Rao

An engineering student who loves stats, football and Netflix dramas, I'll be a writing person here in the summer. Tweet at me @vinayr93

Most Popular Football Boots | Premier League's Best Boots

Most Popular Football Boots | Premier League's Best Boots

Have you ever made a trip to the shoe store to buy a pair of boots but returned empty handed because you didn’t know what your favorite Premier League player wore? Have you ever watched players flop to the ground after a tackle and think to yourself, “Man, I would never fall down if I had those boots on”? Are you just looking for cleats that are comfortable to play in and that would grant you Messi’s touch, Ronaldo’s close …
Why United Fans Should Get Excited About Daley Blind

Why United Fans Should Get Excited About Daley Blind

The image of Robin van Persie sprinting, albeit quite slowly, to high five Louis van Gaal upon scoring a stunning headed equalizer in Holland’s 5-1 demolition of defending champions Spain would have heartened Manchester United fans to no end, giving them a glimpse of things to come at Old Trafford next season. However, it was another one of Van Gaal’s disciples and a potential United target, Daley Blind, who really stole the show, and the adaptable Ajax man would make …
The Striker Merry-go-round: Mandzukic, Lukaku, Remy and Morata

The Striker Merry-go-round: Mandzukic, Lukaku, Remy and Morata

With the summer now well and truly underway and the small matter of a World Cup now being taken care of in Brazil, managers and agents everywhere will have their eyes on the Latin American nation looking to capture the best talent for their respective clubs. As is always the case, prolific goal scorers will always face the most scrutiny, and with top English clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea in the market for able frontmen, we can expect to see …
EPL in Brazil Part 3- Belgium: Hazard, Fellaini, Kompany, Lukaku stats

EPL in Brazil Part 3- Belgium: Hazard, Fellaini, Kompany, Lukaku stats

Part 3 of our World Cup preview series looks at one of the strongest teams making the trip to Latin America: Belgium. They are also well represented by the Premier League, with 11 players from the league (second in overall totals only to England).  Seen by many as dark horses to go all the way, and with good reason, let’s take a look at the players from the Premier League who can make the most impact this summer. Belgian defence …
EPL in Brazil Part 2: Spain | Silva, Mata, De Gea, Torres Stats

EPL in Brazil Part 2: Spain | Silva, Mata, De Gea, Torres Stats

After looking at the England WC squad in Part 1 of the series, we move on to one of the hot favorites (besides Brazil) to win the tournament – Spain. La Roja will be looking to win an unprecedented fourth major tournament on the trot, and here we look at the Premier League contingent making the trip to Brazil with them. Del Bosque calls on the two Davids from Manchester It is a testament to the strength of Spain’s goalkeeping …
EPL in Brazil: England | Liverpool, Everton & Manchester dominate

EPL in Brazil: England | Liverpool, Everton & Manchester dominate

It’s officially World Cup season. If you’ve been living under a rock or been binge-watching Breaking Bad on Netflix for the past week, then you’ll need a quick handy guide to what’s what in terms of the Premier League’s contingent going to Brazil. EPLIndex is here to help with a team-by-team breakdown of the league’s best players making the trip to South America this June, starting with the most obvious: England. Everton duo provide solid base for the Three Lions …
The Manuel Pellegrini Rehabilitation Programme: Before and After

The Manuel Pellegrini Rehabilitation Programme: Before and After

When City fans at last year’s FA Cup final loudly told the management exactly where they could put their new manager, little did anyone think that a year from then they would be cheering him on as he got the ‘bumps’ from his domestic-double-winning players. Pellegrini’s City this season have been mesmerising and powerful, potentially devastating at times; and with their 156 goals over the course of the campaign obliterating all kinds of records, a lot of credit must go …
EPL 13-14’s Most Creative Goalscorers | Suarez, Rooney, Aguero...

EPL 13-14’s Most Creative Goalscorers | Suarez, Rooney, Aguero...

Strikers are almost always judged solely on their goal-scoring output and why not; it is what they’re paid to do (£300k/week some of them). But while a lot of analysis is done into the goal scoring prowess of attacking midfielders (Hazard, Toure etc) in addition to their creative powers, here we take a look at strikers who excel in finding the right pass and perfect touch when they’re not rippling the back of the net. We decided to use the …
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