Chelsea 1 Stoke 0 | Chelsea Revival Begins | Match Stats Report

Chelsea 1 Stoke 0 | Chelsea Revival Begins | Match Stats Report

A Didier Drogba goal, his 100th in the Premier League, gave RDM all three points in his first home game as Chelsea manager against 10 man Stoke City who offered very little going forward.  John Terry & Ashley Cole returned to the starting line up, Luiz was given rest & we went with the same 4-2-3-1 system  that was used in the FA Cup game vs Birmingham. Mata & Sturridge were on the bench as RDM set out a side …
WBA Vs Chelsea | Match Stats & Facts

WBA Vs Chelsea | Match Stats & Facts

West Bromwich Albion have never been in a run of form like this before. Nine goals in their last two games and a goal difference in those games of +8 is very positive for the Baggies. Chelsea will have to be ready to fight against a team that is looking for its third straight win. With the race for the fourth Champions League spot really hotting up, and potential dropped points between Liverpool and Arsenal, Chelsea will need to try …
Steven Gerrard | A statistical look at Liverpool's Legend | Opta Stats

Steven Gerrard | A statistical look at Liverpool's Legend | Opta Stats

We, at AnfieldIndex, were all aware of the bizarre stat before the start of the Merseyside Derby:
When in the starting eleven, Steven Gerrard hadn't won a Premier League game for Liverpool since March 6th 2011 (over a year!).
Ironically that last game also featured a hat trick but this time from Dirk Kuyt as Liverpool beat Manchester United at Anfield. An astonishing statistic that Gerrard hadn't won all season as a starter was definitely playing on our minds. Had …
Man City Vs Chelsea | Pressure game for City | Stats Preview

Man City Vs Chelsea | Pressure game for City | Stats Preview

Two Italian managers come head to head as Manchester City welcome Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City lost their last match, away at Swansea, and this was Manchester City's second loss in six games and whilst they stay firmly in the title race, the game against Chelsea is going to be a significant test to Mancini's team. [caption id="attachment_11931" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="EPL Form Guide as of 21.03.2012"][/caption] A resurgent Chelsea stand in their way and the pressure is firmly …
Unambitious Chelsea punished by fighting Man City

Unambitious Chelsea punished by fighting Man City

The comeback against Chelsea may prove to be the ‘turning point’ in the season for Man City after the crucial victory takes them within touching distance of Man United. Chelsea found out that a lack of ambition and cutting edge were to cost them, they were, for the most part, defensively sound however were very limited in attack. Only countering and even then they were limited to half chances, the goal that they scored came more from luck than skill, …
Premier League Opta Stats Round Up | Night of Comebacks...

Premier League Opta Stats Round Up | Night of Comebacks...

Please Select a Match Click for Match Stats Click for Match Stats Click For Match Stats Click For Match Stats Manchester City came back from 1-0 down in a tense game at the Etihad Stadium. Chelsea, rather fortunately, took the lead as Gary Cahill's shot took a deflection and wrong footed Joe Hart. Manchester City were then awarded a penalty as Essien was ajudged to have handballed in the area. Sergio Aguero dispatched the penalty which set up an exciting …
Reina compared to Rivals | Liverpool Defence Opta Stat Analysis

Reina compared to Rivals | Liverpool Defence Opta Stat Analysis

Following the debacle that was the defeat to Wigan, Liverpool fans have started to point their finger at a new target: Pepe Reina. A few of them saying: he's not been making as many saves or doesn't look as though he's trying or he can't save penalties anymore. Liverpool's slump shouldn't rest solely on the shoulders of Pepe Reina and hopefully the statistics will help show this. We're going to compare Pepe Reina to goalkeepers from the teams above Liverpool …
The Rise and Rise of Salomon Kalou - Opta Analysis

The Rise and Rise of Salomon Kalou - Opta Analysis

Salomon Kalou confuses. The Ivorian sparks debate and splits Chelsea fans as to whether he is even worth a place in the side, courted by Arsene Wenger, there must be something about the man whose contract is up at the end of the season. Rumours are that he has been offered a new 4 year deal. Kalou has always been a squad player at Chelsea and holds the all time record for substitute appearances, he has been a hero, crossing …
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