Adam Lallana - Impressive Enough For The World Cup?

Adam Lallana - Impressive Enough For The World Cup?

Clear-Cut Finishing Analysis | Suarez, Aguero, Giroud, Rooney Compared

Clear-Cut Finishing Analysis | Suarez, Aguero, Giroud, Rooney Compared

Following on from Statto's article looking at the players to create the most clear cut chances this season, we take a look at how well the strikers have done in front of goal converting these clear cut chances. So what is a clear cut chance? [quote]A situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score usually in a one-on-one scenario or from very close range.[/quote] Basically, a clear-cut chance is a  “sitter”. A free header, a one-on-one, a penalty – basically …
Players of the week | Man of the Match from Match Day 11 Games

Players of the week | Man of the Match from Match Day 11 Games

Welcome to this week's Player of the Week feature on EPLIndex.com where we choose a man of the match from each of the games played. This week it's Match Day 11 in the Premier League. To view a match of your choice please scroll to the bottom and choose the game by clicking on the Quick Links, alternatively you can click on the page numbers at the bottom of the page! We'll start with Everton's excellent performance Vs Sunderland! Everton …
Has Your Team Improved This Season? | Points and Goals Analysis

Has Your Team Improved This Season? | Points and Goals Analysis

This article looks at how well all of the Premier League teams (apart from the promoted sides) have done so far this season by looking at how many points they have taken, how many goals they have scored, and how many goals they have conceded, compared to the corresponding fixtures from last season. For example, Tottenham beat Manchester United 3-2 at Old Trafford this season but lost 3-0 in the same fixture last season. Therefore, Tottenham have taken 3 more …
Everton's Passing Upgrade | Opta Stats Analysis

Everton's Passing Upgrade | Opta Stats Analysis

Second in the table with four wins from six, an impressive 12 point haul at this stage represents the Toffees' joint best start under David Moyes. Over recent campaigns Everton have struggled to find consistency at this time of year, often under-performing, but it finally seems Moyes has been able to coax some early-season form from his men. The last time he saw his side with a dozen points from their opening six games, the Toffees upset the odds and went on to finish …

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Italy 1 Spain 1 | Review & Statistically Proving - Were Italy Lucky?

Italy 1 Spain 1 | Review & Statistically Proving - Were Italy Lucky?

The kings of two footballing philosophies locked horns in the opening Group C game of Euro 2012: Catenaccio and Tiki-Taka; Italy and Spain. The Catenaccio philosophy is one associated with a highly organised and effective defensive tactic that focuses on taming the opponent’s attacks and in turn preventing any credible goal scoring opportunities. In Catenaccio, it is typical that the role of a sweeper, libero or verrouilleur is given a pivotal role in both defensive organisation and playing the ball …
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