José Enrique: Is he an Elite Left Back? Compared to Baines & Cole

José Enrique: Is he an Elite Left Back? Compared to Baines & Cole

Premier League Talking Points | Super Jan, Lucas, Lukaku, Remy & Benteke

Premier League Talking Points | Super Jan, Lucas, Lukaku, Remy & Benteke

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 Super Jan, Lucas Leiva, Lukaku, Benteke, Remy and Norwich City. All of the Talking Points are below.  Super Jan for So-so Spurs It’s safe to say many expected a former Ajax player to be the greatest offensive threat in this fixture, but it is unlikely many expected that player to be Jan Vertonghen. The Belgian international …
Newcastle 2 Stoke 1 | Tactical Analysis

Newcastle 2 Stoke 1 | Tactical Analysis

A fairly dull and uninspiring game between two teams who should avoid any brushes with the relegation dogfight this season. Newcastle eventually edged the game with a injury time winner. This game was never likely to figure highly among the purist’s must watch games of the season but it provides another example of how teams can adapt and seek to achieve their goals through alternative methods from the often preached mantra of short passing games. Line Ups Despite the demands …
QPR 3 Sunderland 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

QPR 3 Sunderland 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

Once again Harry Redknapp chopped and changed in terms of formation, selection and even strategy. First, the 4-1-2-3 shape that brought him success in the last game against Southampton was replaced by more of a 4-4-2, which looked like 4-2-2-2 given the wide men were playing on their wrong foot and looked to move infield all the time. Then there were four changes in the starting XI with only one of them forced – Julio Cesar remained injured, so Green started …
Are Liverpool Better When Going Direct? | Stats Analysis

Are Liverpool Better When Going Direct? | Stats Analysis

When Brendan Rodgers came into the Anfield dugout fans were expecting Liverpool to play with a very distinct style, a possession based style. Rodgers himself promised as much, talking about how controlling a game by using the ball wisely was the best way to win. [quote]“If you are better than your opponent with the ball you have a 79% chance of winning the game.”[/quote] [quote]“Our idea is to pass teams to a standstill so they can no longer come after …
Scouting Report: Liverpool | Stats & In-Depth Tactical Analysis

Scouting Report: Liverpool | Stats & In-Depth Tactical Analysis

This week Martin Lewis has a scouting report on Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side. This will not only be interesting for Liverpool supporters but also Tottenham Hotspur supporters before the big Super Sunday game. In fact supporters of any club that are yet to play Liverpool this season will find this in-depth tactical and statistical analysis interesting. You can find Tottenham's Scouting Report from earlier in the season here: Tottenham Scouting Report [box_light]N.B. Please note that this is not an article …
EPL Target Men Stats Compared | Dzeko, Benteke, Holt, Carroll & Lukaku

EPL Target Men Stats Compared | Dzeko, Benteke, Holt, Carroll & Lukaku

Why Sir Alex Would Be Crazy To Let Rooney Go | Contribution Stats

Why Sir Alex Would Be Crazy To Let Rooney Go | Contribution Stats

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