Manchester United 0 Chelsea 0 | Stats & Analysis

Manchester United 0 Chelsea 0 | Stats & Analysis

The most anticipated game of the 2013/14 season ended in a 0-0 draw and whilst it did not provide a single goal, let alone a flurry, it is interesting to explore why the game produced such a tactical stalemate. David Moyes' first home game in charge of Manchester United will have produced a result the Scotsman will have been pleased with, despite his body language being to the contrary, frequently seen pacing the touchline with a dour and austere look …
Manchester United v Chelsea Preview | Stats, Odds & Team News

Manchester United v Chelsea Preview | Stats, Odds & Team News

Confidence within David Moyes’ camp will be high after their opening game - a resounding 4-1 victory at Swansea. The goals were shared between their two strikers, Danny Welbeck and who else but Robin Van Persie, who continues from the previous season in the same vein. On the opening day of the season, Chelsea faced Hull and after an exquisite first 30 minutes of football, Chelsea showed why they are being considered title contenders/favourites. That performance was slick, quick and …
Chelsea Vs Aston Villa Preview: Stats, Odds & Key Men

Chelsea Vs Aston Villa Preview: Stats, Odds & Key Men

Premier League, round two, is to be kicked off in the midweek by Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. This, the only Premier League game to be played on Wednesday, has been moved because of Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup match against Bayern Munich on Friday the 30th August. While Paul Lambert has accepted that this match necessarily had to be moved due to Chelsea’s fixture congestion, he is not so accepting of this match being sandwiched between Arsenal and …
Chelsea 2 Hull City 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Chelsea 2 Hull City 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

The second era of Jose Mourinho began today, and predictably, all of the media glow was focused on Mourinho, and in typical Mourinho fashion, he basked in it, radiating as he took his familiar place in the home dugout. The visitors were newly promoted side Hull City, and ironically enough won their place in the Premier League with an oddly Mourinho-esque style of results, usually with a goal separating the sides they faced, often winning 1-0 or 2-1. Teams Chelsea …
Chelsea Vs Hull City Preview | Odds, Stats & Key Players

Chelsea Vs Hull City Preview | Odds, Stats & Key Players

The second coming of Jose Mourinho finally gets under way at Stamford Bridge on Sunday when Chelsea take on Hull City for their opening weekend fixture. Last year, Chelsea won 2-0 away at Wigan on the opening day of the campaign and have the best opening day record in the Premier League era: winning 44 points. Combine this with the fact that Mourinho is once again at the helm, then anything less than a win in this fixture would be …
The 1st Ever EPL Round Table Podcast | Season Previews & Transfers!

The 1st Ever EPL Round Table Podcast | Season Previews & Transfers!

How valuable is David Luiz to Chelsea? Compared to Kompany, Ferdinand & Vermaelen

How valuable is David Luiz to Chelsea? Compared to Kompany, Ferdinand & Vermaelen

In the wake of a rejected £35 million bid from Barcelona for Chelsea defender David Luiz, quite a debate has erupted over the former Benfica man’s actual worth to the team. Luiz, whilst a first-team stalwart and a fan favourite, has nevertheless been derided in the past by fans and pundits alike for his erratic defending, none more famously than Gary Neville. The former England right-back’s comments that Luiz defended like he was being controlled by a “10 year old …
Who Were The Dirtiest Players Last Season? Stats Comparison

Who Were The Dirtiest Players Last Season? Stats Comparison

With the 2013/2014 Premier League season nearly upon us and card markets becoming more and more popular with bookies and punters alike, we take a look at which players were the 'dirtiest' last season. We have done this by not only looking at the players who were carded the most last season but also looking at which committed the most fouls. To make this a fair comparison, we have also worked out how often these players committed fouls and were …
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