2016 Premier League Rumours

Things have been exciting in the world of the premier football league. And why it won’t be? Marquinhos, the Paris Saint-Germain defender has confessed that he would be happy to move transfer to the Premier League at some point during his career. For now, he remains one hundred percent focused on securing a spot on Lauront Blace’s side. Player Rumours Marquinhos has made it aptly clear that he believes the Premier League is the best place for him. It is …
The Relegation Battle: Five Weeks Left | Infographics

The Relegation Battle: Five Weeks Left | Infographics

With only weeks of football left, for the bottom five clubs in the Premier League it has all come down to this. Some have their hopes of survival hanging by a thread - and some slimmer than that - whilst others are looking up the table rather than down. Either way, it looks likely that three of Crystal Palace, Norwich City, Sunderland, Newcastle United and Aston Villa will go down, and they have six or fewer games in which to …
Clear-Cut Chances - Hits And Misses | Opta Stats Analysis

Clear-Cut Chances - Hits And Misses | Opta Stats Analysis

Last weekend, after Arsenal lost against QPR, many Gooners might have shared a wistful moment reminiscing the chance Robin van Persie missed. Those who don the blue of Chelsea probably look back at this Torres miss early in the season and wonder if everything would have been different had that gone in and led to a comeback against United. The Kop faithful will undoubtedly feel their side can win any argument regarding missed opportunities. Indeed, almost every single football fan, …
Premier League Ultimate Team

Premier League Ultimate Team

Our tactical expert Stephen McCarthy looks at creating an Ultimate Team deriving each position via Opta Stats and allocating points per statistic. An interesting concept! This article is now free to read for all. With the veritable dearth of statistics available from EPL Index I thought it might be fun to put together a Premier League Ultimate Team based on those statistics for the season so far. First off we need to consider how we would like our Ultimate Team …
What Makes A Solid Premier League Defence? EPL Opta Stats

What Makes A Solid Premier League Defence? EPL Opta Stats

One of our Arsenal writers uses Opta Stats to find out what makes a solid Premier League defence?  Usually, when analysing defensive performances, one tends to look at tackles made, interceptions, success in aerial and ground duels, and other such statistics. Indeed, within the English game, tackling is placed on a pedestal by many. Players going in hard are seen as fighters giving their all for the shirt. The physicality of such an event on the pitch has an animal …
Premier League Goal Scoring Patterns

Premier League Goal Scoring Patterns

Our statistical expert Ford Bohrmann analyses Premier League goal scoring patterns by looking at which areas of the goal teams score in. The article focuses on every Premier League side and then also covers their conversion percentages with the use of graphics. The original idea for this post came from a question from one of the readers of my blog. He was curious to know if there were any patterns to where clubs score in the plane of the goal. …