Most Creative Players So Far: Silva, Ozil, Suarez or Eriksen? | Stats Comparison

Most Creative Players So Far: Silva, Ozil, Suarez or Eriksen? | Stats Comparison

As we approach round twelve of the Premier League this weekend we thought that it would be good to analyse the Premier League's top creators and really find out which players are the most dangerous creative threats to Premier League defences. In this article we will be looking at a few different angles of creativity: Total, Frequency, Open-play frequency, Set-play frequency, Clear-cut frequency, Total Passes per Chance created and Accurate Passes per chance created. Will we find out which players …
Is Özil the Answer or a Mask for Deficiencies in the Arsenal Squad? Stats

Is Özil the Answer or a Mask for Deficiencies in the Arsenal Squad? Stats

The 2013 summer transfer deadline day certainly lived up to its Sky Sports billing, as Arsenal sent tongues wagging and eyebrows rising, with the capture of a genuine top class talent in Germany’s Mesut Özil. It was not just the quality of the acquisition that caught the attention of the world’s media but the price tag, with Wenger finally succumbing to supporters wishes by spending a whopping €50 million (or £42.5 million) to secure the services of the talented playmaker. …
A way back for the winger? Creativity stats compared from 2010 to 2013

A way back for the winger? Creativity stats compared from 2010 to 2013

Passes per Chance Created | Alternative look at Premier League Creativity

Passes per Chance Created | Alternative look at Premier League Creativity

A quick analysis for you today - we've recently been analysing players using a statistic that indicates which players are creating chances with the least number of passes. Each chance has to be created via a pass and this is an interesting way to see which players are creating chances the most often in terms of their passes. We usually analyse using the minutes stats so we'd have minutes per chance created but using the number of passes also is …
Is Steven Gerrard back to his best? | Stats Compared to Xabi Alonso

Is Steven Gerrard back to his best? | Stats Compared to Xabi Alonso

After crashing out of the Europa League despite a very impressive second leg performance against Zenit at Anfield, Liverpool lost their last opportunity to get some silverware this term. Although Brendan Rodgers and his players still have a chance of finishing fourth in the league, it seems to be unlikely as it'd take a really poor run of form from their rivals and a series of good, consistent displays from the Reds. Some fans aren't letting another disappointment overshadow this …
Lucas Podolski & Theo Walcott - Goal Assist Machines! Stats Analysis

Lucas Podolski & Theo Walcott - Goal Assist Machines! Stats Analysis

Lucas Podolski assisted three goals, in their encounter with West Ham at the Emirates, and in doing so became the first player in the 2012/13 season to grab 3 or more assists within one game. Those three assists have propelled Podolski straight to the top of the Top Assists chart on our EPLIndex Stats Centre. As you can see from the screenshot below - Lucas now has the most assists in the Premier League and has overtaken Juan Mata and …
Creativity Stats | Premier League's Top Clear Cut Chance Creators

Creativity Stats | Premier League's Top Clear Cut Chance Creators

So what is a clear cut chance? [quote]A situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score usually in a one-on-one scenario or from very close range.[/quote] I'd like to call them "sitters" because it's an easier way of describing it to the football fan out there. A free header, a one-on-one, a penalty - basically any free shot on goal for a player who is un-marked and only has the keeper to beat. We will also be looking …
Derby Day Dogfight: The Battle of Manchester | Statistical Preview

Derby Day Dogfight: The Battle of Manchester | Statistical Preview

Here we go again. The top-of-the-table clash between the two Manchester clubs is upon us. It might be relatively early in the season still, but it would be silly to say this will have no bearing on where the title is going at the end of the season. As it stands, both Manchester United and Manchester City are well ahead of their nearest opponents in the league table, with Chelsea being 10 points behind Manchester United and 7 points behind …
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