Newcastle 3 Chelsea 2 | Match & Stats Report

Newcastle 3 Chelsea 2 | Match & Stats Report

Newcastle's put away three great goals in one of the most entertaining matches of the year. In terms of spectacle, there was little that this match lacked. All five goals scored were of high quality, and there could have been several more for either team. No doubt the frustrated Blues fans will find more sources of frustration in this match, but Newcastle played well for their part. The man on the lips of Newcastle and Chelsea fans alike will be …
Chelsea FC: Team observations | Tactical Analysis

Chelsea FC: Team observations | Tactical Analysis

Martin Lewis looks at Chelsea's recent displays tactically for EPLIndex.com with the use of his own chalkboard type diagrams. Team dynamics  Attacking organisation  Chelsea are on an ok run of results, inconsistent displays, but looking to get back to winning ways in the league after poor games vs QPR and Swansea. They play with a 4-2-3-1 formation with options to play short or direct. They look to start games with a high, direct and aggressive play, they will then become …
Golden Boot Race: Graphical Analysis of Suarez, Defoe, RVP, Ba & Michu

Golden Boot Race: Graphical Analysis of Suarez, Defoe, RVP, Ba & Michu

Deadly Defoe at the Double | Premier League Striker Stats Comparison

Deadly Defoe at the Double | Premier League Striker Stats Comparison

On Saturday afternoon at Craven Cottage, a brace for Defoe took him to four goals in a week and his tally for the season up to 9. Aside from the goals, Defoe had a relatively quiet game, making just 14 passes in the entire 90 minutes. Defoe is a player who splits opinion amongst Spurs fans – on the one hand he is a player who scores regularly, on the other his involvement is minimal if he is not scoring …
The Importance of Adebayor | Stats Comparison of Strikers From Top 6

The Importance of Adebayor | Stats Comparison of Strikers From Top 6

With two weeks to go until Tottenham face their season opener up at Newcastle, to say we are lightweight up front is an understatement. The only recognised strikers on the books are Jermain Defoe and the youngster Harry Kane. While I admired Spain playing with a false number 9 in the Euro’s, I don’t think it is realistic to expect Spurs to play it with the same level of impact! It has been widely reported that a deal for Adebayor …
Premier League Strikers Comparison

Premier League Strikers Comparison

Almost half of the Premier League season has been played. There have been some very good goals, some very lucky goals, some consistent play and some flashes of brilliance from Premier League strikers. How do we separate them? With statistics of course. Here I take a look at the strikers for the current top 7 clubs, their importance to their respective teams and whether they are actually performing to their expected level. [caption id="attachment_7631" align="alignnone" width="580" caption="Click to enlarge image"][/caption] …
Newcastle 3 Man Utd 0 | Stats Analysis

Newcastle 3 Man Utd 0 | Stats Analysis

Newcastle v Blackburn | Stats Analysis

Newcastle v Blackburn | Stats Analysis

Blackburn visited Newcastle on Saturday looking for their sixth consecutive away victory at St James’s Park, but in the end, they never looked like they were going to leave with any points, thanks to a Demba hat trick and an accomplished display by Newcastle. Newcastle dominated possession (63% v 36%), made more than twice as many passes (382 v 174), better pass completion rate (84% v 67%) and attempted more shots as well (15 v 3).  From our backline to …
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