ELO Rating Analysis of the PL Fixtures for the Top Six

ELO Rating Analysis of the PL Fixtures for the Top Six

On June 14, the FIFA World Cup kicked off in Russia. But before the international tournament kicked off in the evening, an important event in the annual football calendar took place earlier during the day. English Premier League fixtures were released on the same day. Had it not been a World Cup year, this event would have been analyzed in much more detail. But nevertheless, it did not escape scrutiny completely. Liverpool fans are wondering if this is going to …
The Statistical Significance of the Opening Premier League Games

The Statistical Significance of the Opening Premier League Games

The announcement of the Premier League fixture list is an exciting moment for many a fan. It’s that moment when you find out who your team will be facing on the opening day of a brand new season. Fans check for when they play certain teams, when their derby match is, who they play on Boxing Day, who the opponent will be at New Year and of course, who they play on the final game of the season. It’s the …
Liverpool should embrace tough opening fixture

Liverpool should embrace tough opening fixture

Before the start of the new season, everyone eagerly awaits the release of the Premier League fixtures list so they can make plans for their away day trips. But for players and managers it's a revelation of the teams they'll face first and the ones they should start planning for already. For Liverpool, they've drawn Arsenal away for the first game of the 2016-17 season and have that game followed up with tough draws against Burnley (H,) Tottenham (A,) Leicester …