Manchester City's Season So Far | Stats Review

Manchester City's Season So Far | Stats Review

By all accounts it has been a good season so far for Manchester City. City currently sit second in the Premier League, one point behind leaders Arsenal, as well as being in the semi-finals of the League Cup. They have also reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time, something that former manager Roberto Mancini did not achieve during his two years in the competition with City. When Manuel Pelligrini arrived in the summer with a …
Manchester City Vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City Vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City will be looking to put defeats to Bayern Munich and Aston Villa behind them when they face an unbeaten Everton side at The Etihad on Saturday. Everton have won 3 and drawn 3 of their opening 6 games under new manager Roberto Martinez and are the only unbeaten team left in the Premier League. Everton find themselves 2 points and 3 places above Manchester City in the table and will be looking to keep, if not increase, that …
Player Performance Analysis | Fernandinho vs Newcastle United

Player Performance Analysis | Fernandinho vs Newcastle United

The new era under Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City got off to a frightening start for the rest of the Premier League to digest on Monday evening, as the Citizens began the new season with a dominant 4-0 win against Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium. Pellegrini’s predecessor, Roberto Mancini will always be loved by the supporters for delivering three trophies during his stint in the dugout but his Chilean replacement is arriving with a big reputation after impressing with …
Have Manchester City Improved Their Strikeforce From Last Season?

Have Manchester City Improved Their Strikeforce From Last Season?

Since the start of 2013, Manchester City have sold Mario Balotelli, 22, and Carlos Tevez, 29, for roughly £30m and replaced them this summer with Stevan Jovetic, 23, and Alvaro Negredo, 27, for  £42m.  Spending money is great but, have they actually improved their strike force or have they just gotten different players hoping they will perform better?  Based on playing styles and physical builds, you can asses this as two like for like swaps between Jovetic and Tevez and …
Where Next for Gareth Barry? Compared to Gerrard, Arteta, Dembele & Mikel

Where Next for Gareth Barry? Compared to Gerrard, Arteta, Dembele & Mikel

Amongst the millions of pounds lavished on the cream of the European crop there actually may be a few bargains to be had if you look a little closer to home. With the powers that be at Manchester City flashing the cash to bring in top talent, such as Fernandinho and Jesus Navas, to launch a new assault on Manchester United’s domestic crown, players like Gareth Barry have been pushed to the sides to pave way for the new order. …
Kolo Toure to be Carragher's replacement? Toure Vs Carragher 12-13 Stats

Kolo Toure to be Carragher's replacement? Toure Vs Carragher 12-13 Stats

There are lots of rumours online, mainly on Twitter that Kolo Toure will sign for Liverpool in this summer's transfer window. Your first reaction is "What the heck? He's an old washed-up has-been!", but Carragher was no spring chicken. The man that just retired was many years older than Kolo Toure and I'd expect other first team centre-backs to be signed (Papadopoulos also rumoured to be a target) so the signing of Kolo Toure as a back up centre-back could …
Who are the Comeback Kings in 12/13? | Premier League Stats Analysis

Who are the Comeback Kings in 12/13? | Premier League Stats Analysis

Hart or Foster - who should be England's first choice? | Stats Comparison

Hart or Foster - who should be England's first choice? | Stats Comparison

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