Spurs 0 Liverpool 5 | Spurs Midfield Vs Liverpool Midfield Stats

Spurs 0 Liverpool 5 | Spurs Midfield Vs Liverpool Midfield Stats

Liverpool turned up to White Hart Lane trying to overturn a spell of poor results at the Spurs home ground in the past few years, not winning in six attempts, and did so on Sunday through hard work, determination and playing scintillating football. In this article I will examine the two midfield trios from each side, consisting of Mousa Dembele, Paulinho and Sandro for Spurs - and Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson and Lucas Leiva for Liverpool. Dembele, Paulinho and Lewis …
Tottenham Hotspur | The Season So Far: Stats Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur | The Season So Far: Stats Analysis

The last time EPL Index analysed Spurs' 'The Season So Far', the North London side went into the international break following a humiliating 3-0 defeat at home to Sam Allardyce's West Ham United side. The last defeat before the West Ham United game, was again, before the international break, losing to their biggest rivals Arsenal, 1-0. Another note on their three losses are that they had a Europa League game on the Thursday night, and a game in the Premier …
Player Performance Analysis | Mousa Dembele Vs Cardiff City

Player Performance Analysis | Mousa Dembele Vs Cardiff City

Mousa Dembélé - Underrated | Dembélé of Fulham & Tottenham Stats Analysis

Mousa Dembélé - Underrated | Dembélé of Fulham & Tottenham Stats Analysis

The first thing I noticed about Mousa Dembélé was his technique, every shot, touch and pass had something I haven't seen in a player. Nothing was quaint or delicate, the ball was always moved deliberately and powerfully. He's a great player to watch. Martin Jol has gone even further: [quote]Dembélé is probably the best player on the ball I've ever seen. - Martin Jol (2012)[/quote] He has definitely become an important player for Tottenham this season, playing in 21 of …
Tottenham Hotspur: Analysing the Club’s Tactics Under AVB | Final Part

Tottenham Hotspur: Analysing the Club’s Tactics Under AVB | Final Part

In the final segment of the series looking at Andre Villas-Boas’ revolutionary tactics at Tottenham Hotspur, we acquaint you with the changes surrounding the club’s strike-force and Gareth Bale. You can find the previous parts here: Parts 1 &  Part 2 Under Harry Redknapp, Spurs usually played with Emmanuel Adebayor upfront, while Rafael van der Vaart operated as the second-striker. AVB, however, has preferred either Jermain Defoe or Adebayor as the sole poacher, assisted by Bale in a No 10-esque role. …
Tottenham Hotspur: Analysing the Club's Tactics Under AVB | Part 2

Tottenham Hotspur: Analysing the Club's Tactics Under AVB | Part 2

In my second part of how Andre Villas-Boas has rebuilt and reshaped Tottenham Hotspur, we look into the new defensive set-up of the team. Part 1 can be found here: Analysing the Club's Tactics Under AVB Part 1 Since taking over the managerial helms at the White Hart Lane, Villas-Boas has inherited a new set of defensive resources. Ledley King bid adieu to domestic football, whilst Jan Vertonghen was brought from Ajax and Steven Caulker returned after an impressive loan-stint …
Tottenham Hotspur: Analysing the Club's Tactics Under AVB | Part 1

Tottenham Hotspur: Analysing the Club's Tactics Under AVB | Part 1

Despite a worrying slip in form which could eventually undo all Tottenham's hard work this season, they have to some extent already exceeded their fans expectations this term. The biggest and most obvious change that the new manager Andre Villas-Boas has brought to the North London outfit is in their style of play. The former Chelsea manager has devised a fairly impressive set-up for Spurs, with the team’s play revolving around the highly-coveted Gareth Bale. In this article for EPL …
The most accurate midfielders in the Premier League | Stats Comparison

The most accurate midfielders in the Premier League | Stats Comparison

Since both the Spanish national team and Barcelona have dominated the world with attacking, possession-based football, such philosophy has become increasingly popular. Some Premier League teams are already trying to implement tiki-taka, hoping it will make them successful. It makes accurate midfield passers much more valuable, as they are fundamental to ball-circulation. Winning the battle in the middle of the park usually means gaining control of the game. That's why so many managers are looking for their own Xavi. But …