EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week: Round 6 Premier League

EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week: Round 6 Premier League

Better late than never but here it is - EPLIndex's Team of the Week using the EPLIndex.com's Stats Centre (Subscribe for Access to the EPLIndex Stats Centre) A 4-3-3 Formation - here's the reasoning for choosing this team! Mignolet [Clean Sheet] Only 2 keepers managed to keep a clean sheet this weekend - Mignolet and Begovic! Of the two GK's, Mignolet had a better 'involved' in the game and had a better save per minute ratio! Mignolet also managed a terrific save to …
Liverpool v Arsenal - Analysis of Liverpool's Tactical Progress

Liverpool v Arsenal - Analysis of Liverpool's Tactical Progress

As Santi Carzola ran away from Pepe Reina’s goal into the Arsenal away support the camera’s cut to Brendan Rodgers. A man who has by now put away his notepad and pen to accept that his strategy did not go according to plan against an excellent Arsenal side. Brendan Rodgers sets his team up in a way that aims to achieve the following three aspects of systems football
High pressing and making the pitch as small as possible without …
Nuri Sahin Stats | Compared to Yaya, Modric, Arteta & Liverpool mids

Nuri Sahin Stats | Compared to Yaya, Modric, Arteta & Liverpool mids

These past few weeks the loan transfer of Nuri Sahin has been nothing short of a saga with the player first linked to Arsenal then supposed to be signing for Liverpool, with another u-turn to Arsenal and now it looks as if Liverpool may be capturing the player this weekend on a season long loan worth £2m plus 70% of his wages. There aren't many sources for Sahin stats and it's been difficult to be able to do a comparison …
Gylfi Sigurdsson Joins Spurs | Stats Comparison to Spurs & LFC Players

Gylfi Sigurdsson Joins Spurs | Stats Comparison to Spurs & LFC Players

There was a lot of surprise that Gylfi Sigurdsson would choose to join Spurs over Liverpool as Gylfi's previous manager, Brendon Rodgers, is now at the helm at Anfield. Everyone thought it was a foregone conclusion however Spurs have trumped the Merseyside giants and attracted the former Swansea star to White Hart Lane (More money? Better squad? Top four side? Villas Boas? All of the above?). Should we be surprised though? Spurs have consistently finished above Liverpool in the last …
Brave Sweden Dumped Out - Sweden Euro 2012 match stats

Brave Sweden Dumped Out - Sweden Euro 2012 match stats

A tense Friday night in Kiev for both sets of fans, both Sweden and England knew that a positive result here was vital. England had never beaten Sweden in a competitive encounter, drawing five and losing two of the seven matches, reason for Swedish fans to be optimistic despite their poor performance against Ukraine. With the start delayed by the events in Donetsk at the other group D game, as rain and thunderstorms forced the teams off the pitch for …
England's Best XI | Part 2 : Midfield | Opta Stats Analysis

England's Best XI | Part 2 : Midfield | Opta Stats Analysis

With the goalkeeper and defence already chosen for England’s best XI (Full England Defence Article Here) we will now look at what England’s best midfield would be for Euro 2012. We have again given the player who came out on top in each section of the comparison 5 points, the player who came second 3 points and the player that came third 1 point and then added up the totals. We have used Opta statistics from the 2011/2012 season up …
Liverpool 2 Everton 1 | Going to Wembley Thrice | Opta Stats

Liverpool 2 Everton 1 | Going to Wembley Thrice | Opta Stats

April 14th 2012 will be remembered as an excellent day for any Liverpool FC supporter. The day when the neighbours were beaten at Wembley in the first FA Cup semi-final for 2012. It will also be remembered for a very good 2nd half performance from their £50m strike duo Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll. Both players found their names on the scoresheet and were the star performers that turned the game around for Liverpool. It was an awful first half …
Man Utd 2 Liverpool 1 | Opta Stats Report

Man Utd 2 Liverpool 1 | Opta Stats Report

After the plain ridiculousness of handshakegate, there was actually a football match played on Saturday at Old Trafford. The game wasn’t the greatest spectacle for a worldwide TV audience. In fact, the first half may as well not have happened. With the exception of a good chance for Paul Scholes, and Suarez further endearing himself to everyone congregated at OT that didn’t wear Dalglish’s tinted specs, there really wasn’t anything to shout about. United got off to a flyer in …
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