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 …
Manchester City Are Right To Build David Silva a Statue

Manchester City Are Right To Build David Silva a Statue

The man they call El Mago is leaving Manchester City after a decade of glittering brilliance, which has illuminated not just The Etihad, but the Premier League as a whole. David Silva is taking his wonderful talents back home to Spain, signing a two year contract with Real Sociedad, and the Premier League's loss will be La Liga's gain. It will indeed be a loss, Silva is one of the finest players to ever grace the English game. A wonderfully …
Are Manchester City Under-Represented At The POTY Awards?

Are Manchester City Under-Represented At The POTY Awards?

I am a Liverpool supporter and hugely appreciative of Jordan Henderson. In fact, I wrote a piece on his value to the Reds more than a year ago. Well before he got to lift four trophies and made the Hendo-shuffle such an attractive proposition to kids everywhere. He’s an all-round good egg and as Adam Lallana highlighted this week in an emotional farewell interview, a captain who takes responsibility for the club in good times and bad. Given his backstory, …
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 …
Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Neither of these teams have anything left to play for in the Premier League. So, the FA Cup is taking increased significance as a result. They are two wins away from a trophy that would add significance to what have been two insignificant seasons. Manchester City also have the Champions League to prioritize, but are in no position to turn down a trophy. A cup treble would turn this season from disappointing to legendary and compensate for their subpar league …
Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After a comprehensive victory over Crystal Palace, Jürgen Klopp built this fixture up by claiming that TV records would be broken with everybody and their dogs tuning in to watch the two best teams in the country. The prospect of the champions-elect claiming their first title in thirty years at the home turf of the holders certainly would have had television executives excited. Alas, it was not to be as City’s loss to Chelsea a day later handed Liverpool the …
Chelsea vs Manchester City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Manchester City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This is the standout fixture from the midweek round of matches, with Chelsea looking to make a statement against Manchester City. Although the visitors have been excellent since the restart, they have an FA Cup tie at the weekend and they may choose to rest key players in this fixture. Meanwhile, the Blues have the motivation to consolidate their position in the top four, with Champions League football crucial to their development under Frank Lampard. This will be a good …
Manchester City vs Arsenal Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Arsenal Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City's season is in a weird place. They have all but secured Champions League placement, but will not win the title. The biggest development remaining in their season is the resolution of their Champions League ban. For now, they will focus on finishing this season as well as possible. Arsenal's season also hinges on City's court hearing. Their best chance at getting into the Champions League is for the Citizens to be banned, opening up fifth place as a …
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