Crystal Palace Vs Fulham Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Crystal Palace Vs Fulham Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

The Monday night football game this week will see Fulham travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace in a London derby. The teams are only separated by two places, as Palace lie second from bottom in 19th and Fulham find themselves in 17th place. Both teams have not started the season in the best of form, which means both teams will feel they are in with a chance of beating each other. Palace have only three points, with their only …
EPL Manager Index Week 5 | Laudrup, Pellegrini & Wenger on top

EPL Manager Index Week 5 | Laudrup, Pellegrini & Wenger on top

What a weekend for the Premier League.  And what a weekend for the Manager Impact Index. There were some surprises, a bit of sulking and even a sacking, that, when all added up means the Manager Impact Index had its busiest weekend so far. 277 points were distributed overall, an increase of 38 points on the previous week.  When you consider that 6 of the 20 managers earned nil points (said in a poor French accent) it means that the …
Chelsea Vs Fulham Match Preview | Team News, Key Players & Stats

Chelsea Vs Fulham Match Preview | Team News, Key Players & Stats

In a weekend when the Manchester derby is the main attraction, there is another derby going on in West London. Chelsea need to bounce back, as three defeats on the trot is not an option, especially for a Mourinho outfit. However Fulham always give a good performance against their West London rivals, so it should be interesting to watch this weekend. Furthermore, both sides are coming into the match in poor form, as Chelsea have failed to win in their …
What Is Happening At Fulham? Jol under pressure?

What Is Happening At Fulham? Jol under pressure?

Fulham have become part of the Premier League furniture over the last decade. They are rarely in relegation trouble but they are a consistent mid table side. Strangely, they are surrounded by uncertainty after a stuttering start to the season, with Martin Jol emerging as an early favourite to be the first Premier League manager to be sacked. The Dutchman has tried to change the image of the club, from an efficient mid table unit to an entertaining side full …
The Rate of Attack and Creative Efficiency (RACE) to Goals Model

The Rate of Attack and Creative Efficiency (RACE) to Goals Model

One of the key breakthroughs recently in football's fanalytic community has been the development of shots models that look at quality of chances that teams or players have and their ability to finish those chances. There has been some very interesting work carried out by @colinttrainor (like this), @11tegen11 (like this), and @footballfactman (like this), where they have put in a significant amount of work to look at where shots are taken from and what the conversion rates are for shots from those areas. One of …
Taarabt to Fulham | Chance to Fulfill his Potential | Taarabt Stats

Taarabt to Fulham | Chance to Fulfill his Potential | Taarabt Stats

The last two years didn’t go to plan for QPR in the Premier League with lacklustre performances and average players on high wages in abundance at Loftus Road resulted in their relegation back to the Championship. Adel Taarabt, the man who previously helped to get QPR to the top flight in exquisite style and was billed as a key man to keep the London club in the Premier League, is set to make a swift return with a move to …
Clint Dempsey Returns To MLS | Analysing His Time in England

Clint Dempsey Returns To MLS | Analysing His Time in England

Over the past weekend, the whole world of soccer was immersed in celebration as MLS side Seattle Sounders made history through the signing of Tottenham Hotspur forward Clint Dempsey. Major League Soccer (MLS), the most prestigious league that exists for clubs from the United States and Canada to compete in, was formed in 1993 and if you were to have said back then that a fanatical and boisterous Seattle crowd would be treated to the unveiling of a Premier League player two …
Fulham Chase Pablo Osvaldo Deal | Stats Analysis of the Roma Striker

Fulham Chase Pablo Osvaldo Deal | Stats Analysis of the Roma Striker

Following his appointment as the new Roma boss last month, Rudi Garcia has since managed to make an impressive start to life at the Stadio Olimpico by bringing in a host of exciting new talent ahead of the upcoming Serie A season. The arrivals of Mehdi Benatia, Kevin Strootman and Maicon highlight the club’s ambition to gatecrash the European spots this season and the Frenchman will have plenty more funds to play with after the recent sale of Brazilian defender, …
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