Manchester City v Sunderland Preview | Facts, Team News & Key Men

Manchester City v Sunderland Preview | Facts, Team News & Key Men

Wednesday night will see a dress rehearsal of the Capital One Cup Final take place at The Etihad Stadium as Manchester City welcome Sunderland. Both teams are coming off the back of poor results on the weekend, with Sunderland losing 2-0 at home to Hull City and Manchester City failing to score for the second consecutive game, resulting in a 0-0 away draw at Norwich City. Manchester City will be aiming to get back to winning ways at The Etihad …
Player Performance Analysis | David Silva vs Norwich

Player Performance Analysis | David Silva vs Norwich

This weekend we saw a Norwich side demolished by a magnificent Man City. Although every player in a blue shirt played superbly, there was a certain Spanish magician who was one of the stars of the show: Mr David Silva. Not only has Silva been in fine form since the start of the season, he has always been regarded as one of the league and the world’s best attacking midfielders, creating the most chances in the domestic league from open …
Why Juan Mata must start for Chelsea | Stats compared to rivals & team mates

Why Juan Mata must start for Chelsea | Stats compared to rivals & team mates

As the final whistle blew at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night it became even clearer, to those who hadn't already worked it out, that Jose Mourinho simply doesn’t know his best XI at Chelsea. A lot of players came in this summer, and there is a suggestion that Chelsea have barely touched upon the issues that the squad had at the start of the summer. The increasingly apparent need for a world class central midfielder wasn’t addressed, and in Samuel …
Top 5 Final Third Passers 2012/13 | Stats Comparison

Top 5 Final Third Passers 2012/13 | Stats Comparison

Creativity is a crucial element in any successful side so it won't surprise you that the five players who made the most final third passes (FTP) last season came from top six clubs. These players are Santi Cazorla (1265 FTP); David Silva (973 FTP); Juan Mata (929 FTP); Steven Pienaar (890 FTP) and Eden Hazard (874 FTP). People will expect to see the three Spanish number tens leading the way with their defence opening through balls being a common sight …
Premier League Top Players So Far | Goal Scorers, Chance Creators, Assists, Possession Wins

Premier League Top Players So Far | Goal Scorers, Chance Creators, Assists, Possession Wins

Arsenal 0 Man City 2 - Tactical & Stats Analysis

Arsenal 0 Man City 2 - Tactical & Stats Analysis

Six yellow cards, two red cards, one missed penalty and, for Man City fans, still seven points. The gap between City and neighbours Man Utd which had opened up to ten points by the time the teams were kicking off at the Emirates was subsequently reduced to seven points again by the full time whistle. A game which never really settled down in the opening period until an early red card decided the flow of the game. Line Ups Wenger …