What are Arsenal doing differently?

What are Arsenal doing differently?

Arsenal currently find themselves in an excellent position, sitting top of the Premier League and are rightly considered genuine title contenders. In fact, some now even consider them favourites to be crowned champions come May; but what, if anything, are they doing differently? I’ve decided to compare various statistics from this season with both the 2013/14 and 2014/15 campaigns to evaluate why they’ve gone in many eyes from pretenders to contenders. Attacking As the old saying goes: “goals win games”; …
What's Wrong with the Chelsea Attack? Compared to Aguero, Suarez & Sturridge

What's Wrong with the Chelsea Attack? Compared to Aguero, Suarez & Sturridge

Despite being top of the table and having the best defensive record in the whole league, Jose Mourinho's Chelsea still have some troubles that need solving. Perhaps the biggest one of those problems is the Blues' attacking weakness, that led to them scoring only 49 goals so far, which is nowhere near Liverpool's 70 or Manchester City's 69. That lack of offensive strength is obviously something the Chelsea manager is aware of, as he pointed that out quite a few …
Derby Day Dogfight: The Battle of Manchester | Statistical Preview

Derby Day Dogfight: The Battle of Manchester | Statistical Preview

Here we go again. The top-of-the-table clash between the two Manchester clubs is upon us. It might be relatively early in the season still, but it would be silly to say this will have no bearing on where the title is going at the end of the season. As it stands, both Manchester United and Manchester City are well ahead of their nearest opponents in the league table, with Chelsea being 10 points behind Manchester United and 7 points behind …
Tevez returns - but have City moved on?

Tevez returns - but have City moved on?

Many months, many column inches and many millions of pounds later we finally have the apology from Carlos Tevez; an apology deemed to be sufficient for Roberto Mancini to welcome him back (even if not quite with open arms) into the fold, stating that he ‘has no problem’ with Tevez. This week saw City both progress in to the last sixteen of the Europa League and see Tevez return to the training ground ahead of City resuming Premier League action …