What Would Roberto Martinez's Everton Look Like? | Tactical Analysis

What Would Roberto Martinez's Everton Look Like? | Tactical Analysis

Premier League Managerial Changes: Do They Guarantee Success? Stats

Premier League Managerial Changes: Do They Guarantee Success? Stats

The twenty Premier League teams for next season are very close to being finalised, with the final place being decided this weekend in a £120m game between Crystal Palace & Watford.  Both clubs have had new managers in the last 10 months and both are (almost) reaping the rewards. This means that 15 of the 20 teams that will be competing in the Premier League next season will have changed their Manager in the previous 12 months: Manchester United Manchester …
Newcastle 1 Everton 2 | Match & Stats Report

Newcastle 1 Everton 2 | Match & Stats Report

Newcastle and Everton both fought hard to secure points at St. James' Park. A terrific free-kick from Leighton Baines and a another effort from Victor Anichebe sealed the win for Everton after Newcastle took an early lead through Papiss Cisse. Both sides had an equal share of the ball. Neither side strove to control the possession, and both seemed keen on quickly placing the ball in dangerous areas. The result was a possession split right down with middle, with half …
Everton 2 - 1 Sunderland: Stats & Match Analysis

Everton 2 - 1 Sunderland: Stats & Match Analysis

After four successive draws, Everton returned to winning ways against David Moyes’ favourite opposition. Since his arrival at Goodison Park, David Moyes is now unbeaten in 18 against Sunderland with Everton unbeaten in the last 19 meetings. Despite the three points, this was arguably Everton’s worst home performance of the season with disjointed the most appropriate description. [caption id="attachment_21608" align="alignright" width="235"] Everton's Average Positions (via WhoScored)[/caption] Both Sides Favour the Left  During the match, the two teams focused their play …
Everton's Passing Upgrade | Opta Stats Analysis

Everton's Passing Upgrade | Opta Stats Analysis

Second in the table with four wins from six, an impressive 12 point haul at this stage represents the Toffees' joint best start under David Moyes. Over recent campaigns Everton have struggled to find consistency at this time of year, often under-performing, but it finally seems Moyes has been able to coax some early-season form from his men. The last time he saw his side with a dozen points from their opening six games, the Toffees upset the odds and went on to finish …
Dark Horses Everton Lead The Way | Stats Comparison

Dark Horses Everton Lead The Way | Stats Comparison

Over the last ten years, you could throw a hat over the phrases used to describe David Moyes’ Everton. Synonyms from the same hymn sheet, most words signify hard work and togetherness. Over praising the manager and undermining the players, pundits often ignore the finer strings in the Everton bow. When referring to Everton, people use the underdog and weight punching lines all too readily. For several years, the Everton midfield comprised of Mikel Arteta, Steven Pienaar and Leon Osman. …
Everton 2 Newcastle United 2 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Everton 2 Newcastle United 2 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

This was the cliched game of two halves, with Alan Pardew's drastic reaction to a dreadful first half allowing Newcastle to improve massively. It took a root-and-branch shift in how his team were approaching the game to change the course of a match which had been very one-sided in the first half, but the Magpies' coach was rewarded for his bravery. This match clearly illustrated that substitutions can change the shape of a game. With injuries hampering his plans, Pardew …
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