Becca's PL Round-Up: Big Decisions, Everton 3 Liverpool 3, Man City Hit 6

Becca's PL Round-Up: Big Decisions, Everton 3 Liverpool 3, Man City Hit 6

A dramatic and significant weekend of fixtures in the Premier kicked off with the eagerly-anticipated Merseyside derby, and it was even more pulsating than expected. End to end drama concluded with goals from Suarez, Coutinho, Sturridge, Mirallas and two from Lukaku meant that the match ended 3-3 at Goodison Park. Big saves from Simon Mignolet kept the Reds in the game, after they were leading 2-1 with 2o minutes gone in the first half. After Everton drawing level to make …
Everton 3-3 Liverpool | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Everton 3-3 Liverpool | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

The Merseyside derby has thrown up some classic and controversial games in the past, but few in history will compare to this roller-coaster of a game - a thrilling watch for the neutral, but a serious threat to the emotional health of both sets of fans. Due to the way the game unraveled and the nature of the rivalry, there really wasn't too much tactical influence to talk about. It was a game of very few passes from both teams, …
Saturday's EPL Top Stats: Gerrard, Giroud, Hazard, Mirallas and Aguero

Saturday's EPL Top Stats: Gerrard, Giroud, Hazard, Mirallas and Aguero

There were some excellent individual performances in the Premier League yesterday (Saturday 19th October). This article uses our Stats Centre's Weekly Stats Area to show which players performed the best on Week 8 of the 2013/14 Premier League. Throughout the article you'll find images from our Stats Centre visualising the Top 5 players on Saturday for a variety of stats.   Liverpool drop points The early kick off saw Liverpool visit Newcastle United and the game did not disappoint as …
Scotland 0 Belgium 2 Tactical Analysis | De Bruyne, Fellaini, Chadli & Benteke feature

Scotland 0 Belgium 2 Tactical Analysis | De Bruyne, Fellaini, Chadli & Benteke feature

At the end of a sodden night at Hampden Park, one thing was made abundantly clear: this current crop of Belgian players can go very far indeed. All but qualified for the upcoming World Cup finals in 2014, the Red Devils swept away Scotland with a comfortable 2-0 victory, despite missing captain Vincent Kompany and prize asset Eden Hazard through injury. Their absences were not missed too much, as Nicolas Lombaerts and Nacer Chadli proved themselves to be more than …
Belgian's Taking over the EPL | Hazard, Dembele, Fellaini, Benteke et al Stats

Belgian's Taking over the EPL | Hazard, Dembele, Fellaini, Benteke et al Stats

The Belgians are coming, you have been warned. If we didn’t already know about the remarkable number of talented players coming out of Belgium in recent years we do now. Many people have already earmarked them as dark horses for next year’s World Cup with a view to them becoming genuine contenders for the European Championships in 2016. The majority of Belgium’s golden generation are currently plying their trade in the Premier League and there might be more on the …
Merseyside Derby Tactical Analysis: Everton 2 Liverpool 2

Merseyside Derby Tactical Analysis: Everton 2 Liverpool 2

The 219th Merseyside Derby finished all square after Everton fought back from a two goal deficit the level the game. Luis Suarez, Leighton Baines (own goal), Leon Osman and Steven Naismith scored the goals in a game which wasn’t short of controversy. But let’s focus on the football … First Half The game started with a frantic tempo and that continued throughout the match. Everton imposed their style on Liverpool, who was forced to play mainly on the counter attack. The …
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 …
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