Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Swansea City: Tactical Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Swansea City: Tactical Analysis

Sunday evening saw a very interesting game between Spurs and Swansea. Coming off a win against Crystal Palace last week, Tottenham were able to maintain their 100% winning record in the Premier League this season whilst impressively keeping another clean sheet. Andre Villas-Boas employed Etienne Capoue as the Anchor man in a 4-3-3 system, designed to A) distribute play quickly out wide to the flanks via quick diagonal transition passes from deep, and B) keep the midfield third extremely congested …
Tottenham vs Swansea City Preview | Odds, Team News & Stats

Tottenham vs Swansea City Preview | Odds, Team News & Stats

With both clubs playing strong sides in the Europa League during the week, neither side will be at a disadvantage when it comes to fatigue. Tottenham have been in the headlines all week due to their transfer dealings, as moves for Willian and Erik Lamela were made but the former now looks more likely to join Chelsea. Meanwhile the Gareth Bale saga looks to be finally ending, which is great news for Spurs as they can finally move on. Swansea …
Swansea City 1 - 4 Manchester United | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Swansea City 1 - 4 Manchester United | Stats & Tactical Analysis

The eagerly awaited Premier League season finally got under way over the weekend, with the first fixtures of the season being tough ones, with managerial changes, new players in, old players out and the usual teething problems faced in any league, with Manchester United being no different. The fixtures have given United a tough start in the first three games home to Chelsea in their second game and away to bitter rivals Liverpool in the third. That said the first …
EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

The current financial mess that clubs in La Liga find themselves in means there is little transfer spending in evidence in the domestic game. Aside from Barcelona and Real Madrid, only Villarreal, Granada, Valladolid and Elche have a net spend in transfer dealings. Cumulatively, the four clubs have a net spend of approximately £12m, enough to buy you half of Roberto Soldado. Spanish clubs have had to improve their scouting network and youth development to secure players for their squads. …
Swansea City Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats & Match Odds

Swansea City Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats & Match Odds

Last season’s Premier League Champions Manchester United start their defence of the title with a trip to Swansea City. Both teams have already started their seasons, Swansea contending in the Europa League qualifying stages and United winning the Community Shield at Wembley last weekend. David Moyes has had a difficult pre-season with missed transfer targets and poor results in friendlies, struggling to convince the pessimistic fans that he was the right man to follow Sir Alex. This has been outlined …
The 1st Ever EPL Round Table Podcast | Season Previews & Transfers!

The 1st Ever EPL Round Table Podcast | Season Previews & Transfers!

Why signing another striker was vital for Swansea and Michu

Why signing another striker was vital for Swansea and Michu

Last season, no one expected Swansea to do well in the Premier League because they had set the bar so high with their exploits the season before. In their debut season in England’s top flight, Swansea upset the odds to not only survive relegation, but to finish 11th place in the league. Given the size of their budget and their inexperience, most if not all pundits were tipping Swansea to go straight back down. Few would have seen what was …
Who Were The Dirtiest Players Last Season? Stats Comparison

Who Were The Dirtiest Players Last Season? Stats Comparison

With the 2013/2014 Premier League season nearly upon us and card markets becoming more and more popular with bookies and punters alike, we take a look at which players were the 'dirtiest' last season. We have done this by not only looking at the players who were carded the most last season but also looking at which committed the most fouls. To make this a fair comparison, we have also worked out how often these players committed fouls and were …
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