Chelsea vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea are hosting Stoke City ahead of 2018 in a match that they will be looking to take all three points from. Although the title has gone for the Blues in all likelihood, they are now only one point behind Manchester United and Antonio Conte will be determined to finish above Jose Mourinho’s team. There was some heat between the two managers last season and given the United manager’s history at Stamford Bridge, it will be sweet for all involved …
Joe Allen to miss rest of the season | Joe Allen Opta Stats

Joe Allen to miss rest of the season | Joe Allen Opta Stats

Joe Allen will miss the rest of the season due to surgery he will have to receive on his left shoulder.  While the Reds will no longer be able to rely on Allen in their remaining games, first-team doctor Zaf Iqbal was optimistic in regards to the midfielder’s availability for the start of the new league campaign in August: [quote]Joe Allen is due to have a left shoulder operation in Liverpool tomorrow morning and will be ready to return to football at the beginning …
Why Joe Allen Can Still Be Key for Liverpool | Stats Analysis

Why Joe Allen Can Still Be Key for Liverpool | Stats Analysis

A Defence of Joe Allen | Stats Analysis

A Defence of Joe Allen | Stats Analysis

On March 20th, Liverpool FC announced that Welsh midfielder Joe Allen would miss the rest of the 2012/13 campaign after he underwent surgery on his left shoulder. To some cynical LFC fans, this surgery was a blessing in disguise--the much-maligned Welshman's performances of late have been incredibly inconsistent, and despite Brendan Rodgers' staunch public defence of Allen, who came with the new Liverpool manager from Swansea to Anfield last summer, Allen has not won many supporters during his first season …
LFC Statistical Analysis: Liverpool 2 Manchester City 2

LFC Statistical Analysis: Liverpool 2 Manchester City 2

Whenever your team faces the defending Premier League champions, you can't help but feel a bit nervous of what might happen. In the case of Liverpool this holds even more true. The Reds didn't have the best of starts against West Brom last week and if they didn't get a result against City, could see themselves at the bottom of the table for at least a week. Many, if not all, Liverpool fans would have taken a draw before the …
Top Target: Joe Allen - Statistically Compared to Rivals

Top Target: Joe Allen - Statistically Compared to Rivals

It's been reported that Liverpool are very close to signing or having a fee agreed for Joe Allen so we thought an analysis comparing Joe to rival midfielders would be of interest. Joe Allen is a player that Brendon Rodgers knows very well after their time at Swansea however the reported agreement of not going back for Swansea players makes most sceptical about this move. Lots of statistics are displayed in full without care for how much time players have …