Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

Can Fabio replace Evra at Manchester United: Part II | Stats Comparison

Can Fabio replace Evra at Manchester United: Part II | Stats Comparison

In EPL Index’s second segment of whether Fabio Da Silva can replace the ageing Patrice Evra at Manchester United, we compare the two players’ attacking contributions and passing abilities. The first part highlighted the defensive differences between Fabio and Evra and it was quite evident that the former is still light years behind his French counterpart. Does the second phase suggest a similar opinion? Read on for the answer. Passing and Crossing The passing contributions of Evra and Fabio differ …
Fabio | Can the Brazilian Replace Patrice Evra at Manchester United

Fabio | Can the Brazilian Replace Patrice Evra at Manchester United

Once regarded as one of the best exponents of his art, now at the age of 31, Patrice Evra is entering the twilights of his career. Although the Manchester United left-back is curiously enjoying the most productive spell of his career in front of the opposition’s goal since his first year as a professional footballer, the France international is losing his midas defensive touch, perhaps the more pivotal aspect of his play. Currently on loan to Queens Park Rangers, Fabio …
Tottenham Hotspur 1 Man Utd 1 | Tactical & Goal Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Man Utd 1 | Tactical & Goal Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United battled to a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane on Sunday in which Clint Dempsey deservedly scored the equaliser in stoppage time. Sinhaug tactically analyses the game for EPLIndex.com. Formations Tottenham had to tweak their standard 4-2-2-2 formation due to Adebayor’s trip to South Africa and the African Cup of Nations. Dempsey started in a more withdrawn role behind Defoe in a 4-2-3-1, while Caulker replaced Vertonghen in defence. Dempsey’s role remained closer to Adebayor …
Manchester City 2 Manchester United 3 | Tactical Analysis

Manchester City 2 Manchester United 3 | Tactical Analysis

The first league meeting of the Manchester clubs this season produced another game full of incidents which concluded with Manchester Utd departing with all three points. A scenario which would have seemed highly unlikely in the opening and closing 10minutes of the match. Line Ups:- Whilst there was a degree of certainty over the system Mancini would use, there was an element of debate over the starting line up. In total, the Italian made five changes from the side which …
Will Manchester United’s Change in Style Pay Off? Stats

Will Manchester United’s Change in Style Pay Off? Stats

When Manchester United conceded the title to their neighbors at the end of last season everyone expected the type of vicious response Alex Ferguson is known for. Throughout his tenure Blackburn, Arsenal and Chelsea have repeatedly threatened to derail the dynasty he’s tried to create and the Scot has fought them all. So United did spend this summer, and spend big. £27m on Robin Van Persie and £14m on the Bundesliga’s player of the year Shinji Kagawa. All these purchases …
Do 'Super Subs' Really Exist? Edin Dzeko & Javier Hernandez Analysis

Do 'Super Subs' Really Exist? Edin Dzeko & Javier Hernandez Analysis

Aston Villa 2 Manchester United 3 | Tactical Analysis

Aston Villa 2 Manchester United 3 | Tactical Analysis

Manchester United left Villa Park with a win in a game that exploded into life as half time approached. A game in which Lambert was initially the more tactically astute manager but his side were unable to hold onto their lead with Ferguson, as he has so often done, making a very useful substitution to alter the dynamic of the game. Line Ups Paul Lambert made one change to the side which had defeated Sunderland away. With Bennett out, Enda …
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