David Luiz | How The Chelsea Heartthrob Fares | Stats Analysis

David Luiz | How The Chelsea Heartthrob Fares | Stats Analysis

Chelsea 1 West Brom 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Chelsea 1 West Brom 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Amongst the fall out from Rafa Benitez's midweek press conference, and the debris of fans' protests against their current manager, a game of football broke out which Chelsea won in a convincing fashion, even if the scoreline remained just 1-0. While Chelsea were able to produce, West Brom were lacking in ambition from the outset and partly contributed towards their own downfall. Line Ups After the disappointment of the 2-0 loss away to Man City, Bentiez made two changes to …
Juan Mata: Chelsea's main man | Stats compared to last season

Juan Mata: Chelsea's main man | Stats compared to last season

Juan Mata has been an integral part of Chelsea’s play since he joined under Andre Villas Boas in the summer of 2011. His influence last season was instant, scoring on his debut against Norwich. He played a vital role in providing much needed creativity in a side which relied on defence towards the latter parts of the season. After the Euro’s and Olympics, Mata started the season looking jaded, but after a break from international duty and a rest from …
Didier Drog-Ba? Demba Ba v Romelu Lukaku v Didier Drogba

Didier Drog-Ba? Demba Ba v Romelu Lukaku v Didier Drogba

To the relief of Rafa Benitez, the imminent signing of in-form striker, Demba Ba (27), has just about done enough to overshadow Chelsea’s poor showing in the 1-0 defeat to QPR on Wednesday night. Chelsea remain 14 points adrift of league leaders, Manchester United, and despite having played one game less, their title aspirations look all but over. However, as a club in transition, Chelsea fans can be optimistic for the future. This season has seen the likes of Oscar …
Liverpool's New Signing - Daniel Sturridge: In Numbers

Liverpool's New Signing - Daniel Sturridge: In Numbers

On Wednesday, Liverpool completed the signing of 23 year old England international Daniel Sturridge for £12m. I’ve been taking a look at his stats (via EPLIndex and Whoscored) to see if this is likely to be money well spent. In the Premier League in 2011/12, Sturridge: Scored eleven goals, all from open play, which was the joint thirteenth most (with Luis Suarez, amongst others). He was also ranked thirteenth on a ‘minutes per goal’ basis, with one every 206 minutes. …
Why are Chelsea Struggling under Rafa Benitez? Stats

Why are Chelsea Struggling under Rafa Benitez? Stats

It’s obvious that Chelsea’s old adversary taking over as manager is not welcomed by the Chelsea contingent. Just listen again to the reception Rafa Benitez received during his first match in charge against Manchester City. Yet, although harsh and seemingly unwarranted after only 3 games in charge, the opinion of the Chelsea faithful may be glaringly true. To the objective amongst us there was always a sense of Benitez not being a good fit for the London side for a …
Di Matteo Fired by Chelsea | A look at goals, shooting & fight-back stats

Di Matteo Fired by Chelsea | A look at goals, shooting & fight-back stats

When my uncle, Dr Clifford Grossmark, was chairman of Gillingham (1961-1983), he remortgaged his house so that Gillingham could buy a player. With the Russian oligarchs running a number of football clubs around the world, times have certainly changed for a lucky few. But is this good for football in the long run? Chelsea look unlikely to qualify from the group stage of the Champions League and will be the first team go out so early the year after lifting …
David Luiz Vs Gary Cahill | Stats Comparison of Chelsea's Defenders

David Luiz Vs Gary Cahill | Stats Comparison of Chelsea's Defenders

When Gary Cahill joined Chelsea from Bolton Wanderers on January 16, 2011, many believed the club had acquired the perfect partner to play for years to come alongside John Terry in Chelsea’s centre of defence. Cahill, described by former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas as having “immense technical attributes and fantastic pace as well”, had been the Bolton captain and was even beginning to move up the pecking order for the English national team. However, David Luiz had already been brought …
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