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 …
Premier League Strikers Comparison

Premier League Strikers Comparison

Almost half of the Premier League season has been played. There have been some very good goals, some very lucky goals, some consistent play and some flashes of brilliance from Premier League strikers. How do we separate them? With statistics of course. Here I take a look at the strikers for the current top 7 clubs, their importance to their respective teams and whether they are actually performing to their expected level. [caption id="attachment_7631" align="alignnone" width="580" caption="Click to enlarge image"][/caption] …
Chelsea | Sturridge, Drogba or Torres?

Chelsea | Sturridge, Drogba or Torres?

Torres hasn't been able to replicate his form for Liverpool for Chelsea yet. If he had this question would arguably not even arise as with a 29% conversion rate in front of goal, there would be very few who could keep up with the Spaniards goal rate. Some may deny this, saying Drogba has always been the, literally, stronger striker and is more of a threat. However, in Drogba's most successful season in terms of goals, 2009/2010, his conversion rate was 20%. …
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