Eden Hazard Vs Shinji Kagawa: Who Has Had the Better Debut Season? | Stats

Eden Hazard Vs Shinji Kagawa: Who Has Had the Better Debut Season? | Stats

The Linear Relationship Between Possession & Goals | Premier League Stats

The Linear Relationship Between Possession & Goals | Premier League Stats

Last weeks article showed how inefficient crossing is, especially from open play due to the low accuracy levels across the league. The focus of this article is the relationship between possession and goals scored, conceded and both combined. I will look to compare all three, as well as focusing on the correlations depending on league position. Firstly, as expected the scatter graph below shows there is a significantly positive relationship between possession and goals scored throughout all Premier League teams r=0.81, P …
EPL Talking Points | van Persie, Hazard, Guzan, Gardner, & de Guzman

EPL Talking Points | van Persie, Hazard, Guzan, Gardner, & de Guzman

Welcome to a weekly article on EPLIndex.com examining some of the statistical Talking-Points from the Premier League fixture week. This week Karsten looks at van Persie's drought, the supreme Eden Hazard, Guzan Vs Given, stalwart Craig Garner and De Guzman's passing. All of the Talking Points are below. van Persie Again Fails to Net For the sixth time in Manchester United’s last seven fixtures Robin van Persie failed to find the net leading to a flood of drought proclamations from …
Swansea 0 Arsenal 2 | In-depth Tactical Analysis

Swansea 0 Arsenal 2 | In-depth Tactical Analysis

Two the Premier League's possession orientated teams met at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday and produced a game with some fine passing but very little in the way of clear chances until the latter stages of the game. Having secured an essential three points however, I doubt Arsene Wenger will be complaining. Line Ups Laudrup made two changes to his starting line up. Both Moore and Routledge were substitutes and replaced by Dyre and Pablo. Without a striker in the …
Who Will Finish in the Premier League Top 4? | Predictions using Stats Analysis

Who Will Finish in the Premier League Top 4? | Predictions using Stats Analysis

With a quarter of the season remaining the title race looks to be sewn up. Manchester United will need to throw away a lot of points to not regain their Premier League crown and City look comfortable in second. Finishing 3rd or 4th then and qualification for the Champion's League will perhaps offer the most drama amongst clubs through to season end. In this article we’ll look at the contenders, their comparative results and performances between this season and last, …
Chelsea 2-0 West Ham United | Match Report & Stats

Chelsea 2-0 West Ham United | Match Report & Stats

Southampton 3 Liverpool 1 | Liverpool's Stylistic Regression

Southampton 3 Liverpool 1 | Liverpool's Stylistic Regression

A rain-soaked St Mary’s was the venue as Liverpool’s superb recent form was placed into some perspective by a vibrant and energetic Southampton side. The south coast club matched Brendan Rodgers’ Reds across the park and deserved a victory that propels them out of the relegation battle and into the relative safety of the lower-mid table. For Liverpool, it was a game that raised questions regarding Rodgers’ team selection. Crucially, Lucas was dropped for Joe Allen – a move that …
Everton 2 Manchester City 0 | Match and Stats Report

Everton 2 Manchester City 0 | Match and Stats Report

Manchester City produced chances but failed to finish them over the course of Everton's 2-0 home victory over The Citizens. Moyes' side played a direct, physical style, pushing Manchester City off the ball and looking to fire forward to immediately spring pressure on City's defense. Formations City continued to play three at the back with Barry supporting the defenders as an anchoring midfielder. Kolarov played in a more advanced midfielder position as opposed to his normal role at right back. …
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