Michu | Statistically Comparing His Premier League Seasons

Michu | Statistically Comparing His Premier League Seasons

As a Swansea fan it's, arguably, difficult to write a truly objective piece about Michu, as he's been a huge part of our recent success.  You obviously can't choose which games you're going to score in (he's scored 4 in 7 games in the Europa league so nothing too wrong there) but, with only 2 goals from 10 games so far in the Premier League, some people are questioning whether last season was a case of over-performing. [caption id="attachment_44414" align="alignright" …
Swansea City Vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Swansea City Vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Gus Poyet has a huge task ahead of him as he aims to keep Sunderland in the top flight. Even this early on in the season, it's clear that his side will be relegation candidates as they are currently six points away from 17th placed Fulham. They have only taken one point from their opening seven matches which will have damaged the confidence within the squad hugely. They face a tough trip this weekend to Swansea who haven't had the …
Swansea Vs Arsenal Match Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Swansea Vs Arsenal Match Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

League leaders Arsenal travel to Wales for the 17:30 kick-off on Saturday to face Swansea, who have picked up their form dramatically of late, despite the midweek exit from the League Cup. Swansea currently sit 9th after 5 games in the Premier League, level on points with four other teams (including Manchester United). They’ve had a mixed start to the season that’s come part and parcel with a tough starting run of fixtures. In the first four weeks they faced Manchester …
Crystal Palace Vs Swansea Match Preview | Key Men & Stats

Crystal Palace Vs Swansea Match Preview | Key Men & Stats

Crystal Palace host Swansea this Sunday in the fifth game week of the Premier League. Each side has recorded only one victory in their opening four games, and both experienced this win in the fixture game of their seasons. However, whilst Swansea pushed on to pick up a credible point against an in-form Liverpool, Crystal palace dropped all three points away at Old Trafford. Of course it would have been hard for Palace to maintain a winning momentum with Manchester …
Tottenham vs Swansea City Preview | Odds, Team News & Stats

Tottenham vs Swansea City Preview | Odds, Team News & Stats

With both clubs playing strong sides in the Europa League during the week, neither side will be at a disadvantage when it comes to fatigue. Tottenham have been in the headlines all week due to their transfer dealings, as moves for Willian and Erik Lamela were made but the former now looks more likely to join Chelsea. Meanwhile the Gareth Bale saga looks to be finally ending, which is great news for Spurs as they can finally move on. Swansea …
Why signing another striker was vital for Swansea and Michu

Why signing another striker was vital for Swansea and Michu

Last season, no one expected Swansea to do well in the Premier League because they had set the bar so high with their exploits the season before. In their debut season in England’s top flight, Swansea upset the odds to not only survive relegation, but to finish 11th place in the league. Given the size of their budget and their inexperience, most if not all pundits were tipping Swansea to go straight back down. Few would have seen what was …
Shot Placement Stats: A Look At Michu, Cisse and Suárez

Shot Placement Stats: A Look At Michu, Cisse and Suárez

I read a very interesting article by Ben Pugsley which looked at the scoring percentage and shooting efficiency of the top ten strikers in the Premier League this season. I thought I’d use the shot placement data from EPLIndex to see if it could explain a couple of points in the article, as well as digging into the improved goal scoring record of Luis Suárez whilst I was at it. In case you’ve not read any of my previous shot placement articles, a quick explanation. …
Swansea City vs Arsenal | Match Preview plus Cazorla & Michu stats

Swansea City vs Arsenal | Match Preview plus Cazorla & Michu stats

After the disappointment of going out of the European Cup at the hands of Bayern Munich despite coming within one goal of qualification to the Quarter Finals, Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side have to pick themselves up once more this season for the tough trip to this year's Carling Cup winners Swansea City who have caused Arsenal sizeable difficulties on the three occasions the two sides have met thus far this campaign with player of the season Michu having already registered three …
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