Liverpool 4 West Ham 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 4 West Ham 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool won their second of two home games this week with another goal-fest, beating West Ham 4-1 despite a couple of scares, and an overall good performance ahead of a tough end to the month. Line-Ups Brendan Rodgers started Mamadou Sakho at left centre-back alongside Martin Skrtel in the absence of Daniel Agger who was sick. Sakho has been out of the side for a few weeks and has been unlucky not to feature, so this was an opportunity for …
West Ham 0 Chelsea 3 | Post Match Analysis

West Ham 0 Chelsea 3 | Post Match Analysis

In the absence of Andy Carroll through long term injury, West Ham again opted to pack the midfield in a 4-6-0, with Kevin Nolan, who occasionally ventured forward providing the Hammers’ biggest goal threat on the night, alongside emerging star Ravel Morrison, who accompanied him in a more attack minded four, Stewart Downing and Joe Cole making up foursome on either side. And yet packing the midfield didn’t pay dividends for Sam Allardyce’s side, having only 45% of the possession …
Norwich City Vs West Ham Preview | Stats, Key Players & Team News

Norwich City Vs West Ham Preview | Stats, Key Players & Team News

These two sides have both had poor starts of the season but for entirely different reasons. Norwich spent a lot of money on players in the summer and Chris Hughton is failing to mould them into a team. The pressure is building on Hughton as Norwich are languishing in the bottom three. He desperately needs to win on Saturday or he could become the third Premier League manager to lose his job this season. West Ham are lacking a Premier …
West Ham Vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

West Ham Vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

West Ham welcome Aston Villa to Upton Park on Saturday with the teams only separated by a point in the Premier League. The Hammers head into the game on the back of a goalless draw away to Swansea, whilst Villa go into the game after losing 2-0 at home to Everton last time out. Villa didn’t manage to win one Premier League game in October, and they will want that to change in November as they face teams in a …
Premier League's Top Goal Scorers | Shots Per Goal Analysis

Premier League's Top Goal Scorers | Shots Per Goal Analysis

One of the favourite comparisons on the site is between strikers in the Premier League. One stat that we haven't yet implemented onto our Stats Centre, is the the Shots per Goal stat. This statistic shows how effective strikers are in the Premier League with the less shots per goal the better. The table below shows strikers with 5 goals or more so far in the Premier League and you are able to sort the columns below by clicking on …
West Ham United Vs Chelsea | Premier League Match Preview

West Ham United Vs Chelsea | Premier League Match Preview

EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week | Premier League Match Day 11

EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week | Premier League Match Day 11

Welcome to the EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week! Another exciting week comes to an end and it's time I got to work and give you the Team of the Week. I've opted for a 3-4-3 formation and here's why..   Jaaskaleinen [Clean Sheet + Saves] Jaaskaleinen managed to make 8 saves against the likes of Demba Ba and Cisse and help West Ham get away from the St James Park with all the 3 points! Morrison [Clean Sheet + Defending] …
Kevin Nolan: what does he actually do? | Stats Comparison to rivals

Kevin Nolan: what does he actually do? | Stats Comparison to rivals

A lot has been said of Kevin Nolan at the Boleyn Ground since his arrival at West Ham 18 months ago, in a 5.5m deal from Newcastle United. As the 2011/12 season wore on, while fans acknowledged his obvious leadership skills, more and more questions were raised regarding what else he contributed on the field. Invariably, Nolan's answer to the doubters was to pop up with a goal the following week, and probably the week after, too, for good measure. Because that is what …