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 …
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 …
Gunners Panicking? Who can Arsenal Bring in?

Gunners Panicking? Who can Arsenal Bring in?

After Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at home to Aston Villa, Arsenal are now in a position that has been inevitable for the last few weeks. The Gunners are attempting to strengthen their squad with late bids before the transfer window closes. In most cases, a single defeat cannot suffice a panic situation, but Arsenal are a different matter. Fans who were promised that a large sum of money was available, have been disappointed to see the only player come into Arsenal …
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 …
The Race for Soldado | Chance Conversion Rate Comparison

The Race for Soldado | Chance Conversion Rate Comparison

28-year-old Valencia and Spanish forward Roberto Soldado has been linked with possible moves to Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, with the former club seeming to be in pole position with a reported price tag of €30 million (the release clause in his contract). But how does he compare with the 2012/2013 Premier League top strikers? A great La Liga campaign from Real Sociedad denied captain Soldado and his Valencia team a Champions League position, but Spanish forward can …
EPL Bargains of The Season 12/13 | Michu, Benteke, Coutinho & Diame

EPL Bargains of The Season 12/13 | Michu, Benteke, Coutinho & Diame

News spread yesterday that uber talented Wilifred Bony signed for Swansea for £12 million in a move that could well prove to be the signing of the summer, the Ivorian having scored 36 goals in 36 matches for Dutch side Vitesse. With the summer transfer window hotting up, I can’t help but reflect on some of the most brilliant, and often surprising, bargains of the 2012/13 windows. If we talk about whether a player is a bargain then we are …
Striker signings - which had most impact? Benteke, RvP, Lukaku & Michu

Striker signings - which had most impact? Benteke, RvP, Lukaku & Michu

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. …
Page: 1 2 3 4