Ozil on the move? Manchester United & Arsenal Wait in the Wings

Ozil on the move? Manchester United & Arsenal Wait in the Wings

Manchester United and Arsenal are both rumoured to be chasing German star Mesut Ozil. The Real Madrid midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League after the arrival of Isco and the impending arrival of Gareth Bale to the Bernabeu. For those who watch La Liga, the sale of Ozil would seem nonsensical as he has been one of Real’s best players ever since his arrival. However, noises coming out of Spain hint that the player himself …
Everton: Ten Game Player Analysis | Opta Stats

Everton: Ten Game Player Analysis | Opta Stats

Everton's 2-2 draw at Fulham signalled the ten game point of the season, generally the time managers and players finally deem it acceptable to begin judging their work. Sitting fourth in the table, the Toffees have started unusually well. They are playing some attractive football and dominating most games, although four consecutive draws have slightly checked their recent progress. In terms of performance, Everton's play has evolved into a more possession-heavy, pass-friendly system that has seen the Toffees become masters at carving out chances …
Everton: Hibbert Over Coleman vs. Liverpool | Opta Stats Analysis

Everton: Hibbert Over Coleman vs. Liverpool | Opta Stats Analysis

Everton's unusually positive start to the season will have its foundations tested when arch-rivals Liverpool make the short trip to Goodison Park on Sunday. This fixture carries considerable baggage for the natives of Merseyside and every surrounding aspect before, during and after the contest will be intensely scrutinised long after the game. From tactics to systems, refereeing decisions and, of course, managerial selections. For Everton this week, the spotlight has generally surrounded who best replaces the banned Steven Pienaar, and …
Everton's Passing Upgrade | Opta Stats Analysis

Everton's Passing Upgrade | Opta Stats Analysis

Second in the table with four wins from six, an impressive 12 point haul at this stage represents the Toffees' joint best start under David Moyes. Over recent campaigns Everton have struggled to find consistency at this time of year, often under-performing, but it finally seems Moyes has been able to coax some early-season form from his men. The last time he saw his side with a dozen points from their opening six games, the Toffees upset the odds and went on to finish …
Everton 2011/12 – The Good and the Bad | Opta Stats Analysis

Everton 2011/12 – The Good and the Bad | Opta Stats Analysis

After one of the more memorable finales in Premier League history, the 2011/12 season is now finally in the books, consigned to the archives of history. As the commotion of the closing day slowly fades, each side will begin to sift through the progress made over the past year, analysing where they advanced, and where they were lacking. Everton were once again steered into the top eight by David Moyes, after another notoriously troublesome start. Their seventh-place finish mirrored last year's …
Analysing Everton’s Instant Hit – Nikica Jelavic | Opta Stats Analysis

Analysing Everton’s Instant Hit – Nikica Jelavic | Opta Stats Analysis

Since making his first Everton start just 46 days ago, Nikica Jelavic has wasted little time proving himself to be not only an astute buy, but arguably one of the signings of the season. With six Premier League goals, and another two struck in the FA Cup, the Croatian has finally given the Toffees that craved cutting edge in the final third of the field, a facet emphatically absent from so many of their displays during the past few seasons. Initially …
Everton New Boys Proving Their Worth | Opta Stats

Everton New Boys Proving Their Worth | Opta Stats

Everton further fuelled the positive vibes currently permeating the club with a deserved victory over West Brom on Saturday. Goals from Leon Osman, via a huge deflection, and Victor Anichebe were enough to secure the three points and take the Toffees up to seventh in the table. It has become something of a formality for Everton to douse memories of an inept, lethargic start to a season with a sudden rampant late season surge, and yet again David Moyes seems …
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