Statistically Predicting the 20/21 Premier League Standings - by Infogol

Statistically Predicting the 20/21 Premier League Standings - by Infogol

Infogol’s Jake Osgathorpe has used expected goals to predict the 2020/21 Premier League standings. Based on data from last season find out which clubs will be fighting relegation, who’s contending for the Champions League places, and which team will be crowned 2020/21 Premier League Champions. 1 Manchester City Despite finishing 18 points behind first-placed Liverpool the underlying numbers indicate Manchester City were very unfortunate and if they continue to play in the same manner will end the 20/21 season as …
The Top Strikers in the Premier League - Who's More Clinical and Who's More Valuable?

The Top Strikers in the Premier League - Who's More Clinical and Who's More Valuable?

This season there seems to be very little excitement left in the Premier League. The manner in which Chelsea have managed to dominate the league has ensured that there is very little chance involved in deciding the eventual winner of the league. Other teams and their fans do try to manufacture excitement – will Manchester United pip Liverpool to the fourth place in the league? Will Everton pip them both? Will Sunderland get out of jail again? Which of the …
Top Counter Attacking Teams This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Top Counter Attacking Teams This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Teams that can hit you on the counter attack at any moment are incredibly hard to defend against, especially when speed merchants such as Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott are running at your defence. So which teams have impressed in the counter attack and how have they been so successful? We can start to answer this by looking at which teams have had the most shots and scored the most goals on the counter attack, as well as which teams …
Frank Lampard To Manchester City: Is It More Than A Training Exercise?

Frank Lampard To Manchester City: Is It More Than A Training Exercise?

The signing of Frank Lampard from New York City (NYCFC) on a loan by Manchester City has come under scrutiny as a way to overcome the FFP restrictions imposed on them by the UEFA. Co-owned by Manchester City and New York Yankees NYCFC is set to play in the MLS from 2015. Manchester City has had its transfer spending restricted to a net amount of £49 million and is expected to maintain the same wage bill as last year as …
Lukaku's Lack of Goals at Manchester United - What's the issue?

Lukaku's Lack of Goals at Manchester United - What's the issue?

As Manchester United lost their second game in the last three - at St. James' Park, after a performance that was as non-cohesive as it can be, got them what they deserved, which is to say, nothing. Even looking past Jose Mourinho's strangely dubious record at Newcastle, the visitors' lack of conviction and attacking plan against a side fighting to stay in the league with their previous win coming in October, was quite alarming. It was not the first time …
Has Alvaro Morata been an upgrade on Diego Costa at Chelsea?

Has Alvaro Morata been an upgrade on Diego Costa at Chelsea?

Alvaro Morata was the villain of the piece as Chelsea failed to beat Arsenal on Wednesday night. The current champions had the better chances and should have put the game beyond doubt before Hector Bellerin popped up with an incredible equaliser. The Gunners showed good heart to avoid defeat, but they shouldn't have been given the opportunity to get back into the match. The visitors' striker has scored goals this season and appeared to be a decent addition, but yesterday's …
The Unrealised Potential of Theo Walcott

The Unrealised Potential of Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott is one of a few remaining members of Arsenal’s group of home-grown, British Golden Boys, plucked by Arsene Wenger as a teenager from Southampton in 2006 to join the Arsenal Academy and, presumably, be groomed for greatness. And like too many of the others, he never quite matured into the level of quality originally hoped for. Just this past transfer window, two more players from this vaunted youth group discovered by Wenger with these same high expectations left …
The 2017 Transfer Window Soap Opera: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

The 2017 Transfer Window Soap Opera: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Playing Musical Chairs - Exchanging Strikers with Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal It’s crazy time. The Welcome To and Exit doors are swinging in and out and the new are replacing the old. Clubs are scurrying in hopes of improving their position in last season’s table or, in Chelsea’s case, hanging on to that coveted top slot. Arsenal, for the first time in Arsène Wenger’s tenure with the club, has dropped out of the Champions League competition and, with the …
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