WBA Vs Liverpool Stats: Passing Network Analysis for Liverpool

WBA Vs Liverpool Stats: Passing Network Analysis for Liverpool

Liverpool began their season with a disappointing result against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns. Much has been made since Brendan Rodgers' appointment about his passing philosophy, so the focus here will be upon analysing how Liverpool passed the ball against West Brom. Passing network analysis One method of analysing passing by a football team is network analysis, which I've used previously to assess Liverpool's passing against FC Gomel. The idea with network analysis is that the connections between players are …
Arsenal 0 Sunderland 0: Tactical Analysis

Arsenal 0 Sunderland 0: Tactical Analysis

With Van Persie departing for Man Utd and the transfer of Song to Barcelona confirmed also, its easy to jump to conclusions regarding Arsenal’s prospects this season particularly when both players were reportedly involved in over 60% of Arsenal’s goal last season. A goalless draw at home to Sunderland is unlikely to silence the doubters either. Yet whilst this was a disappointing opening day draw for Arsenal, it was a game which offered glimpses of the potential within the squad …
Newcastle 2 Spurs 1 | Stats and Tactical Analysis

Newcastle 2 Spurs 1 | Stats and Tactical Analysis

Tactical Match Report | West Brom 3 Liverpool 0

Tactical Match Report | West Brom 3 Liverpool 0

This was not the result Brendan Rodgers would have looked for in his first league match as Liverpool manager on the opening day of the league season. Line Up Liverpool lined up with what can be considered their strongest team, bar Jose Enrique who missed out with a knock to his knee. In his place came Martin Kelly and Glen Johnson moved to left-back. Liverpool played a 4-2-1-3. Like Liverpool, West Brom played their first league fixture under new manager …
Community Shield Tactical Report | Chelsea FC 2 Manchester City 3

Community Shield Tactical Report | Chelsea FC 2 Manchester City 3

Liverpool 3 Gomel 0: Progression | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 3 Gomel 0: Progression | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Swansea City - A lovely, lovely team | Stats comparison to EPL Top 6

Swansea City - A lovely, lovely team | Stats comparison to EPL Top 6

“Everyone knows the style of football Swansea play and it suits my way of thinking" Michael Laudrup
Much has been written recently about Michael Laudrup and Swansea City since his appointment as manager of the Welsh side. Perhaps amidst the media bubble that has developed following Laudrup’s appointment, there should be closer scrutiny of how Swansea will perform this year. How can the side develop the short passing game that has been their trademark for a number of …

Team GB 1 South Korea 1 - Ji's Goal Analysis

Somewhat predictably, Team GB lost on penalties to South Korea last night in yet another quarter-final exit. This article is not meant to be a review of the game as such; what it attempts to provide is an understanding of how Team GB conceded the opening goal (scored by a Premier League player) from South Korea. The move for the opening goal began just inside the South Korean half. Sturridge didn't press the defender very hard, which allowed the South Korean …
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