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. …
Swansea 1 – 2 Tottenham | Tactical Review

Swansea 1 – 2 Tottenham | Tactical Review

After consecutive defeats to Liverpool and Fulham, Tottenham’s grip on fourth place was loosening. With Arsenal only four points behind having played a game less, a good result was vital for the North Londoners. Swansea, however, had little to play for. A place in the Europa League has already been confirmed thanks to their League Cup victory, and they are well clear of the relegation zone. With this in mind, Villas-Boas’ side went into the game as strong favourites. Spurs …
Swansea 0 Arsenal 2 | In-depth Tactical Analysis

Swansea 0 Arsenal 2 | In-depth Tactical Analysis

Two the Premier League's possession orientated teams met at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday and produced a game with some fine passing but very little in the way of clear chances until the latter stages of the game. Having secured an essential three points however, I doubt Arsene Wenger will be complaining. Line Ups Laudrup made two changes to his starting line up. Both Moore and Routledge were substitutes and replaced by Dyre and Pablo. Without a striker in the …
Goal Involvement | Which of the Top Goal Scorers are involved in most goals?

Goal Involvement | Which of the Top Goal Scorers are involved in most goals?

There have been some interesting statistics on Twitter of late about "Goals Involved" in. This is when you combine the goals and assists of a player and create a percentage over the team's total goals. It's an interesting statistic that can show a variety of attributes for teams and players. Firstly it can show how depended upon a player is by his team. The higher the goal involvement percentage the more the team has relied on the said player. It …
Do Fulham under-utilise Dimitar Berbatov? | Striker Comparison

Do Fulham under-utilise Dimitar Berbatov? | Striker Comparison

When Dimitar Berbatov ended his seven-game scoring drought against Southampton, the elegant Bulgarian unveiled a shirt that read “Keep Calm and Pass me the Ball.” A surprisingly forthright gesture from a normally laid-back player, the message suggested that Berbatov thought Fulham’s recent struggles had been due to not focusing their play through their top scorer. Fulham are an exciting team to watch, scoring 1.52 goals per game while conceding 1.78. The Cottagers, currently sit 14th in the league, but take …
Liverpool Vs Fulham Preview | Key Players Stats & Villa post mortem

Liverpool Vs Fulham Preview | Key Players Stats & Villa post mortem

61% possession is an impressive statistic. But a more impressive statistic, and the one one that counts, and the one that hurts is 25% of the goals. Those are the key statistics from the recent poor defeat in front of the home crowd against an unfancied Aston Villa. The press had stories of Liverpool possibly pushing on for the elusive 4th Champions League spot. Liverpool still might dependant on what the transfer window brings. Brendan Rodgers was also quoted as seeing the …
Premier League's Top Goal Scorers | Shots Per Goal Analysis

Premier League's Top Goal Scorers | Shots Per Goal Analysis

One of the favourite comparisons on the site is between strikers in the Premier League. One stat that we haven't yet implemented onto our Stats Centre, is the the Shots per Goal stat. This statistic shows how effective strikers are in the Premier League with the less shots per goal the better. The table below shows strikers with 5 goals or more so far in the Premier League and you are able to sort the columns below by clicking on …
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