Norwich 0 Chelsea 0 | Opta Stats Report

Norwich 0 Chelsea 0 | Opta Stats Report

Chelsea took on Norwich at Carrow Road in the lunchtime Saturday match this week. The win over Sunderland last weekend was only the second 1-0 of the season for the Blues. The other came in November at Blackburn, with Frank Lampard the goalscorer in both matches. In fact, Frank’s last four league goals have made the difference between one point and three. Chelsea are unbeaten in five away Barclays Premier League games since our defeat at QPR on 23 October. …
Spurs vs Norwich: Match Preview

Spurs vs Norwich: Match Preview

It may be the holiday season, but it’s business as usual at Spurs. Tottenham trained on Christmas day and make the short trip to Norwich on Tuesday, aiming to keep up the pressure at the top. Norwich have made a strong start and are unbeaten in their last three matches. Consecutive promotions have taken Norwich from League One to the top division and they are looking like they belong there. In the top half of the table with 27 goals …
Norwich 4 Newcastle 2 | Stats Analysis

Norwich 4 Newcastle 2 | Stats Analysis

Man City v Norwich: A statistical recap

Man City v Norwich: A statistical recap

Seven games; Seven wins. Manchester City continued their fast start to the season and maintained their 100% home record with a resounding 5-1 victory over Norwich on Saturday. A familiar pattern is beginning to emerge though with how opponents are approaching games at The Etihad Stadium. Granted, City’s opponents this season have been Swansea, Wigan, Everton, Aston Villa, Wolves, Newcastle and now Norwich – meaning they are yet to play one of the genuine top four challengers at home, but …
QPR vs. Norwich | Match Report

QPR vs. Norwich | Match Report

An inspirational substitution from Paul Lambert was the difference between the two automatically promoted sides on Saturday. Super-sub Grant Holt came on to slot home a 73rd minute winner to help Norwich edge this close mid-table battle. The home side took the lead after 15 minutes following sloppy defending by QPR. Ricky Martin latched onto a loose ball after Ferdinand failed to clear from a corner, this defensive mix up saw the ball sit up nicely for Martin who was …
Norwich City 1-2 Arsenal | Match Report

Norwich City 1-2 Arsenal | Match Report

In the end it was a scoreline that Paul Lambert and his Norwich City squad can feel proud of.  With the knowledge that goal differential may very well hold the key to their ultimate survival in the English Premier League it remains vital that the Canaries bend where they are expected to break.  This match will ultimately prove to be less disappointing than the 3-2 defeat at Villa Park two weeks ago as Arsenal controlled the game from the outset.  …
Norwich 1 Arsenal 2 | Stats Analysis

Norwich 1 Arsenal 2 | Stats Analysis

Since many excellent match reports have already been written, I will not discuss the game per se but only look at some numbers and images that will, hopefully, add to the discussion. Let's start with the following table that provides passing details in the final third and defensive half. Arsenal clearly had greater possession but the other stats are interesting. The Canaries entered the final third 76 times compared to Arsenal's 82. This is noteworthy because once you factor in …
Norwich strikers | Morison v Holt

Norwich strikers | Morison v Holt

Perhaps the biggest selection issue for Norwich this season has been their dilemma up front. Last season’s top scorer Grant Holt has been far from assured a place in the team, largely eclipsed by summer signing Steve Morison. The two have started a game together just twice in eleven matches. Holt’s inability to get in the team has surprised many, and is somewhat supported by the numbers (click image below to enlarge). It’s still early days, but Holt has not …
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