Navas and Negredo - Different Beginnings

Navas and Negredo - Different Beginnings

Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas both joined Manchester City in the summer from Sevilla with different reactions from fans.  Navas early summer buy was heralded as a real coup, a player who could offer genuine width. During Mancini’s tenure in charge, City had often played with inverted wingers with no real wide option available. The signing of Navas was seen as catalyst for change at City. Later on in the window, City secured the signing of Alvaro Negredo. Not the …
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 …
Chelsea 2 Manchester City 1 | Tactical Analysis

Chelsea 2 Manchester City 1 | Tactical Analysis

The meeting of the bookmakers two favourites for the Premiership title produced an excellent game that was ultimately decided by a clear goalkeeping error and not by any tactical decisions made by either of the two managers. Line Ups Mourinho brought back the fit again Ashley Cole into the team replacing Azpilicueta. Gary Cahill was favoured over David Luiz and Fernando Torres retained his position as the central striker with Samuel Eto'o on the bench. The attacking trio of Hazard, …
Man City 3 Everton 1 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Man City 3 Everton 1 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

A very open game at the Etihad saw the fall of the last unbeaten record in the Premiership. Everton held the lead briefly and created a number of clear opportunities in the first half before fading badly in the second half as City took control and the full points. Line Ups Pellegrini made six changes to the side that lost at home midweek against Bayern Munich. Alvaro Negredo made his first Premier League start whilst David Silva had recovered completely …
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 …
Would Isco help improve Manchester City? Silva & Nasri Stats

Would Isco help improve Manchester City? Silva & Nasri Stats

Malaga starlet Isco confirmed today to Spanish newspaper AS that he has had offers from both Real Madrid and, unsurprisingly, Manchester City about a summer move. Should the latter win the race to sign him, what could he bring to the table for the former EPL champions? Manchester City’s biggest problem last season was the lack of depth in their squad as former manager Mancini failed to utilise the summer transfer window efficiently enough. The likes of Scott Sinclair and …
EPL Top Players So Far | Goal Scorers, Creators, Assists & Passers!

EPL Top Players So Far | Goal Scorers, Creators, Assists & Passers!

Welcome to our monthly edition of the Premier League's top players. With Manchester United wrapping up the title against Aston Villa on Monday night the attention now turns to the battle for the Champions League places, the race for survival and which player will be crowned as the player of the year and young player of the year. As always you can use the buttons at the bottom of the page to navigate or use the Quick Navigation links to …
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