Southampton vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Southampton vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On November 19th, Southampton welcome Liverpool to St Mary's as the Premier League resumes after the final international break of the year.  Southampton welcomed the international break with open arms after consecutive losses to Chelsea and relegation favorites Hull City.  After a five game unbeaten run, the Saints started to fall off and will hope the break can help them refocus and get their form back. Liverpool on the other hand didn't want the games to stop with three wins …
Southampton vs Stoke Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Southampton vs Stoke Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke head to St.Mary's on Saturday hoping to build on their 2-1 win over Manchester United last weekend, while Southampton go into the game on the back of a four game unbeaten run in the league. Stoke's win over the red side of Manchester saw them end a run of six games without a win and pushed them up to 11th in the table, 3 points above the relegation zone. Stoke will need to improve on their poor away record …
Stoke City 3 Liverpool 5 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Stoke City 3 Liverpool 5 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Stoke and Liverpool played out an incredible thriller, full of goals, end to end action and some controversial decisions. After being 2-0 up, Liverpool failed to kill the intensity and fire of the game - eventually turning it into a scoring contest and having to out-fire Stoke in order to get a rare win at the Britannia. Stoke Mark Hughes used Charlie Adam as an unorthodox number 10 against his old club, and he actually played higher up the field …
Adam & Nzonzi Vs Whelan & Whitehead | Stats Comparison

Adam & Nzonzi Vs Whelan & Whitehead | Stats Comparison

As usual the transfer deadline day was an eventful one for the Potters, securing the signatures of Charlie Adam and Steven Nzonzi for the initial total of around £8 million. Given that they had already agreed deals for three other CM's (by trade) earlier on in the window it seems that Tony Pulis is intent on change in the middle of the park. Stoke now have as many as ten players competing for the centre midfield spots, admittedly the likes of …
Jordan Henderson | Stats Performance Analysis

Jordan Henderson | Stats Performance Analysis

Jordan Henderson has had his fair share of critics since his high value transfer to Anfield in the summer of 2011. Touted as a relatively young English player with Premier League experience, he had featured for Sunderland’s first team for two years prior to his move to Anfield last summer. His first couple of performances often when unnoticed and were under stated. His role in the side then was much like Lucas’. Unless one paid extra attention to what Jordan …
Charlie Adam | The Man, The Myth

Charlie Adam | The Man, The Myth

The support for Charlie Adam from what I’ve followed suggests that it is split. This is part one of a two part series. Certain supporters believe he has been great, while others believe he hasn’t. It’s a tough call to say which group is right. A lot of how a player performs depends on the formation employed by the team and his role within that formation. For much of the season so far, Liverpool has implemented a straight forward 4-4-2; …
Charlie Adam | Signs of improvement?

Charlie Adam | Signs of improvement?

Charlie Adam has had a very poor run of form in recent months. We've got some brief stats together to show that maybe, just maybe, Charlie Adam is turning a corner this season. So without taking up too much of your time lets get straight into the statistics. Creativity Creativity is a major part of Charlie's game. It's the one attribute that he's been bought for, especially from set pieces, as his corners were worth "£10m alone" if you believe …
Charlie Adam | Passing & Shooting

Charlie Adam | Passing & Shooting

Part 1 of this piece focused on Charlie’s defending statistics for Liverpool. The formation that has been employed for much of the season so far has been a 4-4-2. In its typical sense, there is a strong requirement for two dynamic midfielders who are capable enough to attack and defend. Being box to box players also requires very good fitness and the ability to move around all game. However, the 4-4-2 formation isn't always implemented as described above. (There isn't …
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