Dr. Jekyll & Mr Suarez | Statistical look at The Uruguayan's dual nature

Dr. Jekyll & Mr Suarez | Statistical look at The Uruguayan's dual nature

Dribbling Wizardry: Premier League 2012-13 so far | Stats Analysis

Dribbling Wizardry: Premier League 2012-13 so far | Stats Analysis

Dribbling is a much-admired skill in football. The best in the game are fixed into the history of the sport: players like Stanley Matthews, George Best and Diego Maradona are remembered for their almost superhuman ability to leave defenders trailing in their wake. Beating defenders one-on-one excites a crowd in a way only shots and goals can match, but in the same way that a poor effort on goal from a good position can frustrate supporters, losing the ball when …
Luis Suarez - Improvement in numbers | 11/12 - 12/13 comparison

Luis Suarez - Improvement in numbers | 11/12 - 12/13 comparison

Attracting huge attention from the media, Luis Suarez isn't just an ordinary English Premier League player. Whether it’s a racial row with Patrice Evra, a handball against Mansfield, that brought brave non-league team’s FA Cup dream to an end, or the diving admission made recently by the Uruguayan himself, his name is sure to hit the headlines and spark controversy. Liverpool supporters simply love him, whilst the rest of English football have quite the opposite feeling towards Suarez, one thing …
Is Darren Bent the Answer for Liverpool? Stats Analysis

Is Darren Bent the Answer for Liverpool? Stats Analysis

Liverpool’s scoring woes are well documented. For all the possession and chances the Merseyside club seem to create, they have only scored 19 goals in 15 games. In fact since Rafael Benitez’s last season Liverpool’s goal returns have steadily decreased. [table id=123 /] The Spaniard’s unconvincing last season at Liverpool looks much better in hindsight when it is seen that none of his replacements has managed to better his goal tally over an extended run of games, no matter what …
The Evolution of Luis Suárez | Stats Analysis

The Evolution of Luis Suárez | Stats Analysis

Originally published on LiverpoolScout.com Luis Suárez has experienced a remarkable purple patch so far this season scoring 10 goals from a mere 12 games in the Premier League. Further, Suárez has scored 5 goals from his last 4 consecutive games, a streak surpassing his previous record of scoring in only two consecutive Premier League games (on three occasions). Thus, I've decided to use a number of simple attacking metrics to break down his form and discover why he's on the …
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 …
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