Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in 2013/14 | A Statistical Comparison

Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in 2013/14 | A Statistical Comparison

There has been considerable talk about the 35-year old Frank Lampard leaving Chelsea at the end of the current season as part of the Jose Mourinho house-cleaning that might also include John Terry and Ashley Cole. In fact, rumours of Lampard joining the Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS have been spread over the past two seasons. Furthermore, the recent run of injuries Steven Gerrard has been accumulating over three of the past four seasons serves as a nagging reminder …
Southampton 0 Liverpool 3 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Southampton 0 Liverpool 3 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool put yet another jinxed fixture to bed in the late kick off on Saturday, as they eventually swept aside their bogey side Southampton. Brendan Rodgers has now banished a number of demons, including Arsenal at Anfield, Spurs and Stoke away, and now avenging the problematic Saints - the only team to beat the Reds twice in the last 12 months. Southampton Maurico Pochettino deployed his usual 4-3-3 with Jack Cork starting in central midfield, with Morgan Schneiderlin and Steven …
Hodgson's Headache: Who Will Miss Out? Henderson? Lampard? Carrick?

Hodgson's Headache: Who Will Miss Out? Henderson? Lampard? Carrick?

So, it's World Cup year. The Premier League is filled with the extra inspiration for players that they have to catch the eye of their national team managers. For England, there have been quite a few names that have come out of the woodwork, and so Roy Hodgson has been given the cliched 'selection headache' that graces every England manager before a big competition. The main area where some of the most expected big names are in danger of facing …
Liverpool 4 Swansea 3 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 4 Swansea 3 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool pulled off another rollercoaster, heart-stopping victory, with their scintillating attack eventually sparing the blushes of the calamitous defence. There were many reunions and familiar faces for both clubs in this game, and the hunger for victory was very much alive. Liverpool couldn't exercise their control after taking a 2-0 lead and Swansea persisted and took the game to them. It took a stand-out performance from Jordan Henderson to rescue the points for the Reds, while the introduction of Joe …
Captain Fantastic Parades His Class in New Role at Liverpool

Captain Fantastic Parades His Class in New Role at Liverpool

Liverpool are the team everyone have become wary of coming into the final third of the Premier League season. They have enjoyed a magnificent week, following up a resounding 5-1 thrashing of the then league leaders, Arsenal, with a last gasp 3-2 victory at Craven Cottage. It was their charismatic captain, Steven Gerrard, who orchestrated a superb recovery over Fulham, ensuring Liverpool remain hopeful of being crowned champions come May. With Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, declaring his side as the 'little horse' …
Fulham 2 Liverpool 3 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Fulham 2 Liverpool 3 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Steven Gerrard came up with the goods with a last gasp penalty winner for Liverpool at Craven Cottage, keeping their title or top four (depending on your persuasion) aspirations alive and kicking, and taking them to within four points of the summit. Fulham Fulham sat rock bottom of the league, however, they have shown recent faint glimpses of hope under Rene Meulensteen. They have reinforced, and attempted to reinvigorate, bringing in Lewis Holtby on loan from Spurs and Ryan Tunnicliffe …
Top Attacking Players 13/14 | Suarez, Silva, Hazard, Ozil and Adebayor

Top Attacking Players 13/14 | Suarez, Silva, Hazard, Ozil and Adebayor

It's been a while since we last updated you on how the best attacking players had been performing so far this season. With the majority of teams now completing fixture round 26 for this season we thought we'd share some exciting attacking stats with you. Today we will be looking at minutes per goals scored, minutes per goal involved, minutes per chances created and a look at clear-cut chances created too. Frequent Goal Scorers Whilst Luis Suarez has entered his …
Liverpool 5 Arsenal 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 5 Arsenal 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool sent a strong message to their top 4 rivals with an incredible performance against league leaders Arsenal, starting the game at such a high tempo that Arsenal couldn't catch a breath. By the time they had, the game was already won in under 20 minutes. In terms of how Liverpool played, there wasn't much different to what we have seen on many occasions already this season, especially at Anfield. A quick start which has become the Reds trademark under …
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