Player Comparison: Ricardo Rodriguez vs Nacho Monreal

Player Comparison: Ricardo Rodriguez vs Nacho Monreal

We are just six days into the summer transfer window and numerous teams have done some serious business to strengthen their squads for the upcoming season. One of the teams right in the mix of things is Arsenal. The Gunners have already signed midfield enforcer Granit Xhaka and are close to signing last year's Premier League winner Jamie Vardy. However, if news from various news outlets is to be believed, manager Arsene Wenger is working overtime to ensure he has the …
A quarter of the players in Euro 2016 are from the EPL

A quarter of the players in Euro 2016 are from the EPL

Our friends at Grosvenor Casinos have analysed all the players taking part in Euro 2016 to find out which country’s elite league is the most sort after by players in Europe. They have visualised the data on an interactive map which can be found click (here). Analysing the table below shows you that 25% of the players at Euro 2016 are from the Premier League! That's double the amount of players that play in the Bundesliga and nearly four times as many as …
Player of the Year Comparison: Hazard (14-15) vs Mahrez (15-16)

Player of the Year Comparison: Hazard (14-15) vs Mahrez (15-16)

Last week Riyad Mahrez was given the 2016 Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award.  This week, his Leicester City side won the club's first top division title ever.  However, they didn't clinch the title with a win, they clinched it with a Tottenham draw, thanks to last season's Player of the Year, Eden Hazard. Hazard has followed up his POTY campaign with a pretty terrible season, seeing his Chelsea side drop out of both the Champions League and Europa …
A Stats Analysis of Swansea City’s Tactics Under Rodgers and Laudrup

A Stats Analysis of Swansea City’s Tactics Under Rodgers and Laudrup

The following article is an analysis of Swansea City’s three seasons in the Premiership and is a comparison of Brendan Rodger’s and Michael Laudrup’s styles of play and what we can expect to see from Garry Monk if he is appointed manager at the end of the season. As there are 8 games left to play, the statistics of this season are incomplete, therefore take care when making direct comparisons with this season, but on the whole you can see …
Are We Seeing the Real Everton?

Are We Seeing the Real Everton?

After a 2-1 loss to relegation threatened Swansea City, Everton are now five games without a win.  The Blues have fallen to 12th place, their lowest position all season.  After being in and around the European places earlier in the season, they're now closer to the relegation zone than they are to the Champions League places. On November 22nd Everton were as high as seventh.  With three of their next five games coming against Newcastle, Bournemouth, and Norwich, they were …
The Most Creative Players This Season

The Most Creative Players This Season

It may be the goalscorers that grab the headlines and get the plaudits in the Premier League, but behind every goalscorer there is a playmaker. You all know that type of player, the one that creates a chance from nowhere and wins your team the game. The player that plays that killer pass or pin point cross, the type owners pay millions of pounds to bring to their clubs. We are half way through the 2015/2016 Premier League season now …
Why does Firmino deserve more praise than he gets?

Why does Firmino deserve more praise than he gets?

Football world is all fame-driven. The players themselves thrive on reputation. Although the elite players have it both ways. They get slated in the media at the first sign of a drop in level which is cruel but they get all the praise when they do something as ordinary as passing the ball across 10 yards uninterrupted. It's interesting in this case when you look at German midfielder Mesut Ozil, someone that has plied his trade at Real Madrid, firmly …
Comparing the Big Three's Next-Generation Superstars

Comparing the Big Three's Next-Generation Superstars

Expectations are always high when a club like Manchester United, Liverpool or Arsenal sign a player, especially when there is a tangible amount of hype surrounding the individual which is often the case. Sometimes, it can push him to new levels while pressure can be his own worst enemy. Manchester United and Liverpool made some early signings in the summer of 2015 to add key attacking reinforcements in the form of Memphis Depay and Roberto Firmino whilst Arsenal retained Joel …
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