David Silva Vs Juan Mata | Stats Comparison 2010-12

David Silva Vs Juan Mata | Stats Comparison 2010-12

Is the Premier League becoming more technical?

Is the Premier League becoming more technical?

It's fair to say the Premier League has never been the most technically gifted league in the world. Throughout the 90's and 2000's many teams went for the more physical approach, playing a 4-4-2 with two combatting central midfield players as well as a strong number 9 to win the knock downs. However, in recent years the tide has slowly started to change. The increase in coverage of the UEFA Champions League has made many coaches and fans around England …
Odds of Winning the League: The Final Day | Probability Analysis

Odds of Winning the League: The Final Day | Probability Analysis

Wow. What a day. In what was the most exciting finish to the English Premier League season ever, Manchester City secured the title with 2 stoppage time goals to beat out Manchester United on mere goal differential. [caption id="attachment_14511" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Kompany and Aguero Celebrate"][/caption] Instead of trying to sum up the craziness that was this final day in words, I thought it would be better to quantify all the swings that happened. City went from being confident of winning …
How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season? | Opta Stats Comparison

How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season? | Opta Stats Comparison

This series of articles will look at how each team in the Premier League has compared to last season. (Please note Norwich, Swansea and QPR will not be included as they were in the Championship last season). With Manchester City fighting Manchester United for the title. Arsenal, Spurs, Newcastle and Chelsea battling it out for third and fourth and Liverpool struggling in the league - we  start by looking at these seven teams. Manchester City As you can see from the table above …
Importance of passing in key areas | City

Importance of passing in key areas | City

With Manchester City starting the season in such attacking fashion, it was inevitable that once teams had gotten wise to this approach that they would look for ways to counter this offensive threat. We saw with Everton’s approach a couple of weeks ago that they were content to get men behind them, frustrate City’s attacking instincts and look to stifle any opportunity where City looked to create. As the season progresses this may well become the blueprint adopted by sides …
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