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 …
How well does your team convert chances? Premier League Stats Comparison

How well does your team convert chances? Premier League Stats Comparison

Of course, I don't need to tell you that the more chances a team creates the more likely they are of scoring. But do the teams creating the most chances score the most goals? The stats below show the chance conversion rate for each individual team. Not surprisingly, top of the league Manchester United also top the chance conversion table by a long way converting 21% of chances. This is higher than last season (19%) suggesting too many missed chances …
Liverpool: They shoot, they score, but should less be more? | Stats Analysis

Liverpool: They shoot, they score, but should less be more? | Stats Analysis

[quote]Liverpool: Have had the most shots (425) in Europe's top 5 leagues this season, but 87 of the 98 teams have a better conversion rate (7.6%) — (@WhoScored) January 19, 2013 [/quote] The above tweet from WhoScored was tweeted prior to game against Norwich, and 9 goals in 3 games has seen the shot conversion rate increase to 8.4% and no doubt move Liverpool up the rankings. But it got me got me thinking, one of the premises of the …
Luis Suarez - Improvement in numbers | 11/12 - 12/13 comparison

Luis Suarez - Improvement in numbers | 11/12 - 12/13 comparison

Attracting huge attention from the media, Luis Suarez isn't just an ordinary English Premier League player. Whether it’s a racial row with Patrice Evra, a handball against Mansfield, that brought brave non-league team’s FA Cup dream to an end, or the diving admission made recently by the Uruguayan himself, his name is sure to hit the headlines and spark controversy. Liverpool supporters simply love him, whilst the rest of English football have quite the opposite feeling towards Suarez, one thing …
The Root Of Liverpool's Current Problems | Opta Stats

The Root Of Liverpool's Current Problems | Opta Stats

When considering how Liverpool have struggled in the last two months following their last gasp defeat to Arsenal at Anfield, a look at the statistics makes one thing very clear: their opponents have been much more effective in front of goal recently. The following graph shows how many shots per game (SPG) both Liverpool and their opponents have averaged as the season has progressed: For the season as a whole, the Reds average 4.14 SPG more than their opponents; whilst …