Golden Boot Race: Graphical Analysis of Suarez, Defoe, RVP, Ba & Michu

Golden Boot Race: Graphical Analysis of Suarez, Defoe, RVP, Ba & Michu

Deadly Defoe at the Double | Premier League Striker Stats Comparison

Deadly Defoe at the Double | Premier League Striker Stats Comparison

On Saturday afternoon at Craven Cottage, a brace for Defoe took him to four goals in a week and his tally for the season up to 9. Aside from the goals, Defoe had a relatively quiet game, making just 14 passes in the entire 90 minutes. Defoe is a player who splits opinion amongst Spurs fans – on the one hand he is a player who scores regularly, on the other his involvement is minimal if he is not scoring …
Swansea 0 Liverpool 0 | Match & Stats Report

Swansea 0 Liverpool 0 | Match & Stats Report

Brendan Rodgers return to his former club ended in a balanced 0-0 draw. Both teams played similarly controlled passing styles. Both also created a fair number of scoring chances, but neither displayed the ability to finish them. Liverpool will feel they were closest to three points at the end of the day. Raheem Sterling hit the woodwork and Jose Enrique had a goal narrowly called offside. Ultimately, a draw is hardly an unfair result. The match was shockingly balanced, even …
Liverpool v Swansea: Pass and Move, Possession and Penetration

Liverpool v Swansea: Pass and Move, Possession and Penetration

This is a week that cannot have failed to stir mixed emotions in every Liverpool fan. This season we have been treated to a revised brand of football, Liverpool’s pass and move writ large and made a doctrine to live by.  The King has gone and now possession is king. Most games still have that heart in mouth moment as the ball is sometimes not so deftly passed amongst the back four in our own half as if taunting opposition …
Premier League Top Players So Far | Goals, Creativity & Final 3rd Passes

Premier League Top Players So Far | Goals, Creativity & Final 3rd Passes

We're almost a third of the way through this season and Manchester City find themselves on top for the first time this season. The worrying thing for everyone else is that they haven't even looked at their best. Manchester United haven't drawn a game yet and are going on excellent win streaks only to lost the odd game here or there and Chelsea have found their first bad patch under Roberto Di Matteo. This article will focus on which players …
Best New Signings | Hazard, Cazorla, Michu, Kagawa & van Persie Stats

Best New Signings | Hazard, Cazorla, Michu, Kagawa & van Persie Stats

Five very popular players with their respective fan bases are the new men in at Chelsea, Manchester United,  Swansea City and Arsenal. Only one of these players played in the Barclays Premier League a year ago - Robin Van Persie - while the other four have each made an instant impact upon their arrival in England. Based on their Premier League statistics through three fixtures, we examine their current pace and take a look at last seasons stats for each club …
Swansea 2 Sunderland 2 | Tactical & Statistical Analysis

Swansea 2 Sunderland 2 | Tactical & Statistical Analysis

Swansea maintain their excellent start to the season with a 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland. Swansea, as expected, dominated possession and despite playing the last twenty minutes with just 10 men, following the dismissal of Chico, were still the side in the ascendency and pushing forward for a winner. An enjoyable game despite limited goalmouth action for almost the entire first half, there are signs that Laudrup is making some small but important alterations to the way in which Swansea …
Swansea City - A lovely, lovely team | Stats comparison to EPL Top 6

Swansea City - A lovely, lovely team | Stats comparison to EPL Top 6

“Everyone knows the style of football Swansea play and it suits my way of thinking" Michael Laudrup
Much has been written recently about Michael Laudrup and Swansea City since his appointment as manager of the Welsh side. Perhaps amidst the media bubble that has developed following Laudrup’s appointment, there should be closer scrutiny of how Swansea will perform this year. How can the side develop the short passing game that has been their trademark for a number of …
Page: 1 2 3 4