What is Liverpool's best defensive duo? | Stats comparison

What is Liverpool's best defensive duo? | Stats comparison

The current season is full of mixed feelings for Liverpool fans. The Reds play wonderful football and destroy their opponents one week and a few days later suffer a horrible defeat in a match they should have won. There are some positives as Brendan Rodger's team scores much more goals than Kenny' team last year and Luis Suarez seems to be contending for player of the year award whilst Steven Gerrard has regained the form that made him renowned as one …
The Keys to Stoke City's Success | Stats Analysis

The Keys to Stoke City's Success | Stats Analysis

Since arriving into the Premier League in 2008, Stoke City have stayed comfortably afloat but never surprised anyone. Tony Pulis's combative Potters established an identity as the Premier League's resident warriors, consistently grinding out points and attracting both plaudits and haters for their physically emphatic defending and "Route One" style attack. Stoke earned twelfth in their Premier League return, following with eleventh in 2009-10, thirteenth in 2010-11, and fourteenth in 2011-12. In addition, the Potters progressed to the knockout stage …
Captain Coloccini | How does he compare to the best?

Captain Coloccini | How does he compare to the best?

After signing for £10.3 million in August 2008 from Deportivo La Coruña, Fabricio Coloccini had an indifferent first season for Newcastle United. He lacked the strength and pace to compete against the best strikers and soon there were doubts over his price tag and whether he was cut out for the Premier League. Albeit at a lower level, Coloccini looked more established as a central defender in the Championship and his controlled performances in defence was one of the reasons …