Did A Lack Of Rotation Cost Redknapp His Job? | Opta Stats Analysis

Did A Lack Of Rotation Cost Redknapp His Job? | Opta Stats Analysis

When Vedran Corluka claimed that Spurs poor end of season form was down to Harry Redknapp’s reluctance to rotate his team he was quickly shot down by the Spurs manager, but did the Croatian have a point? Tottenham had six outfield players that played at least 75% of their 3420 Premier League minutes last season (Assou-Ekotto, Walker, Kaboul, Modric, Bale, Adebayor) and three players (Walker, Modric and Bale) that played in 90% of their 3420 minutes last season. Spurs had …
Everton 2011/12 – The Good and the Bad | Opta Stats Analysis

Everton 2011/12 – The Good and the Bad | Opta Stats Analysis

After one of the more memorable finales in Premier League history, the 2011/12 season is now finally in the books, consigned to the archives of history. As the commotion of the closing day slowly fades, each side will begin to sift through the progress made over the past year, analysing where they advanced, and where they were lacking. Everton were once again steered into the top eight by David Moyes, after another notoriously troublesome start. Their seventh-place finish mirrored last year's …
Everton v Newcastle - Stat Attack

Everton v Newcastle - Stat Attack

And so, the curtain looks to come down on an unbelievable Premier League season on Tyneside! Doubters proved wrong, owners in the good books (for some), talent brought in and the dizzy heights of the top 5 the ultimate ending place. But…it’s not over yet! A win at Everton and some misfortune for either Spurs or Arsenal and Newcastle United can see themselves perched in a Champion’s League spot for the first time since the 2002/03 season. And, as we …
How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season Part 2 | Opta Stats Comparison

How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season Part 2 | Opta Stats Comparison

After comparing Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, Chelsea and Liverpool in Part One (http://www.eplindex.com/14318/how-does-your-team-compare-last-season-opta-stats.html) we will now look at how Everton, Fulham, West Brom, Sunderland and Stoke have compared to last season via their Opta Stats. Everton Everton have conceded 0.10 fewer goals per game this season and kept 3 more clean sheets. They have also improved their passing accuracy by 1.24%. However, it has also taken Everton 1.10 minutes longer to create a chance this season and …
Everton v Fulham: Just How Good is Pienaar?

Everton v Fulham: Just How Good is Pienaar?

Two in-form teams clash at Goodison Park on Saturday. David Moyes' side are unbeaten in five league games with their opponents unbeaten in four. Everton’s last outing was an impressive 4 - 4 draw at Old Trafford whilst, a day earlier, Fulham overcame Wigan 2 - 1 at Craven Cottage.  Everton's four at Old Trafford meant Everton had scored four in consecutive league games for the first time since August 1999. Everton, having never lost a home league game to …
Analysing Everton’s Instant Hit – Nikica Jelavic | Opta Stats Analysis

Analysing Everton’s Instant Hit – Nikica Jelavic | Opta Stats Analysis

Since making his first Everton start just 46 days ago, Nikica Jelavic has wasted little time proving himself to be not only an astute buy, but arguably one of the signings of the season. With six Premier League goals, and another two struck in the FA Cup, the Croatian has finally given the Toffees that craved cutting edge in the final third of the field, a facet emphatically absent from so many of their displays during the past few seasons. Initially …
Everton New Boys Proving Their Worth | Opta Stats

Everton New Boys Proving Their Worth | Opta Stats

Everton further fuelled the positive vibes currently permeating the club with a deserved victory over West Brom on Saturday. Goals from Leon Osman, via a huge deflection, and Victor Anichebe were enough to secure the three points and take the Toffees up to seventh in the table. It has become something of a formality for Everton to douse memories of an inept, lethargic start to a season with a sudden rampant late season surge, and yet again David Moyes seems …
Everton v Chelsea | Match & Stats Preview

Everton v Chelsea | Match & Stats Preview

Everton host Chelsea, on Saturday afternoon, looking to improve their lacklustre home form. The Toffees have picked up just fifteen points from their home games, this season. Everton have struggled for goals, averaging a goal a game, at Goodison Park. The lack of goals, and the pressure from the Goodison faithful, has contributed to Everton winning only four of their 12 home league games. Chelsea's away form, this season, has been impressive and the visitors will expect a positive result. The London …
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