Top Five Underrated Players | Unsung Heroes: Mulumbu, Schneiderlin, Reither, Bassong & O'Brien

Top Five Underrated Players | Unsung Heroes: Mulumbu, Schneiderlin, Reither, Bassong & O'Brien

The Premier League is where £90 million deals are brokered and the world's richest footballing glitterati are housed. While there is no disputing the quality of the 'product' (as we must now term it), there is a deep, inherent contrast within the league as celebrated stars agitate for moves elsewhere. What is to be said for those practising the ideals of loyalty, application and dedication for their clubs on a weekly basis? In this feature we profile five players who …
EPL's Under-rated Midfields | Tactical & Stats Comparison to Europe's elite

EPL's Under-rated Midfields | Tactical & Stats Comparison to Europe's elite

Both West Brom and Southampton possess teams that are full of underrated or unheralded players. I have identified both as teams with criminally underrated players in the central midfield areas: Yacob and Mulumbu for West Brom; Cork and defensive stalwart Morgan Schneiderlin for Southampton. Within football circles all four players have impressed and we could well be seeing any one of these four make a transfer to big club this summer. But which of the two teams boasts the ‘best underrated …
Arsenal Vs West Bromwich Albion Match Preview | Player Stats

Arsenal Vs West Bromwich Albion Match Preview | Player Stats

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 …
Premier League's Top Scorers, Creators, Passers & Tacklers! Opta Stats

Premier League's Top Scorers, Creators, Passers & Tacklers! Opta Stats

Match Day 9 has been completed in the Premier League and, despite their first loss yesterday, Chelsea are still on top of the league. With both of their Manchester rivals winning Chelsea are now a solitary point ahead as the title race hots up coming into November. With almost a quarter of the season gone we're going to look at the Top Players so far this season using our EPLIndex Stats Centre (powered by Opta). We will be looking at …
4-4-2 or 4-5-1? WBA Formation

4-4-2 or 4-5-1? WBA Formation

[caption id="attachment_4249" align="aligncenter" width="319" caption="WBA Formation vs Norwich"][/caption] This weekends game against Norwich saw West Brom make their first start of the season with a line up of 4-4-2 instead of 4-5-1. Yes the Baggies may have gotten that illusive win they have been craving since the start of the season, but what did they sacrifice by losing that extra midfield man? Well, simply put... Possession. In comparison to the 5 man midfield that faced Stoke a few weeks ago, …
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