Chelsea 1 West Brom 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Chelsea 1 West Brom 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Amongst the fall out from Rafa Benitez's midweek press conference, and the debris of fans' protests against their current manager, a game of football broke out which Chelsea won in a convincing fashion, even if the scoreline remained just 1-0. While Chelsea were able to produce, West Brom were lacking in ambition from the outset and partly contributed towards their own downfall. Line Ups After the disappointment of the 2-0 loss away to Man City, Bentiez made two changes to …
One Man Teams in the Premier League | An Objective Stats Analysis

One Man Teams in the Premier League | An Objective Stats Analysis

I haven't written anything for far too long (  a four letter word called work ) so thought I'd have a look at something that has been a pretty big topic of conversation in the Premier League as we get to the business end of the season, just which team are actually a one man team ? For the record, these numbers have been compiled over the w/e of 2/3 March and are inclusive of the North London Derby and …
Manchester United 4 Norwich 0 | Match & Stats Report

Manchester United 4 Norwich 0 | Match & Stats Report

Shinji Kagawa proved a point on Saturday with an aesthetic hat trick as Manchester United beat Norwich 4-0 at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney later rounded off the victory with a deceptively easy looking strike from distance. Few will have predicated any other result to this match. Norwich recently turned out a poor streak with a win against Everton, but walking away from Old Trafford with any points would have been a Herculean task. They beat United earlier this season, but a match …
Everton 3 Reading 1 | Toffees use width to flatten Reading

Everton 3 Reading 1 | Toffees use width to flatten Reading

Following successive league defeats, a win here was imperative and Everton overcame a disjointed start to do just that. Disrupted by the early loss of Phil Jagielka, the home side were out of sorts for sections of the first half. Already adjusting to the pre-match loss of Tim Howard, the Toffees struggled to shift through the gears during the opening period. Fortunately, as the half wore on, David Moyes’ side began to assert themselves and took the lead with half …
Scouting report: Manchester City Stats & Tactical Analysis

Scouting report: Manchester City Stats & Tactical Analysis

This week Martin Lewis has a scouting report on the Champions - Manchester City. This will not only be interesting for Manchester City supporters but also Aston Villa supporters before the big Monday Night Football game. In fact supporters of any club that are yet to play Manchester City this season will find this in-depth tactical and statistical analysis interesting. N.B. Please note that this is not an article – the purpose of this report is just that for it …
Can Spurs continue to be Bale'd out in chase for Champions League?

Can Spurs continue to be Bale'd out in chase for Champions League?

Passes per Chance Created | Alternative look at Premier League Creativity

Passes per Chance Created | Alternative look at Premier League Creativity

A quick analysis for you today - we've recently been analysing players using a statistic that indicates which players are creating chances with the least number of passes. Each chance has to be created via a pass and this is an interesting way to see which players are creating chances the most often in terms of their passes. We usually analyse using the minutes stats so we'd have minutes per chance created but using the number of passes also is …
The best centre back in the Premier League | Top 10 Stats Comparison

The best centre back in the Premier League | Top 10 Stats Comparison

My analysis today is to analyse which player is the best centre back in Premier League so far this season by comparing their statistics this season. To compare the best centre-backs in the Premier League I have taken the two most prominent centre backs of each of the top 10 clubs in the Premier League. By doing this we should come to the conclusion of which centre back is the best in the Premier League statistically. As a starting point, I have …
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