Norwich 0 Chelsea 1 | Match Stats Report

Norwich 0 Chelsea 1 | Match Stats Report

Chelsea best Norwich by a single goal in a match that felt contained and calm. Chris Hughton’s side never looked too close to scoring. In fact, at times neither did Chelsea. It was only a magnificent long shot from Mata that gave Chelsea their three points. Chelsea rotated some members of their squad following their 8-0 massacre of Aston Villa at Stamford bridge. Frank Lampard sat on the bench to start and was replaced by John Obi Mikel. Eden Hazard …
Norwich 1 Manchester United 0 | Match & Stats Report

Norwich 1 Manchester United 0 | Match & Stats Report

Manchester United were predictably leaky at the back at Carrow Road, but surprisingly had little in response after going one goal down against an attacking Norwich side. Norwich continued to gain strength as their familiarity with Chris Hughton’s system increases. The Canaries have gone 5 matches without losing or conceding more than one goal. The match mirrored United’s win against Villa last weekend. The major difference was the lack of an impact substitute. Javier Hernandez started the match rather than …
Norwich 1 Arsenal 0 - Stats & Tactical Analysis

Norwich 1 Arsenal 0 - Stats & Tactical Analysis

Norwich claimed their first league win of the season with a determined and resolute performance against an Arsenal side who were sloppy, pedestrian and lacking mobility. In games such as these, with one of the top teams in the division playing a team in the relegation zone, there is always the temptation to veer in one direction at the final outcome. Some will claim Arsenal were extremely poor whilst the counter argument is, of course, that Norwich were much better. …
Chelsea 4 Norwich 1 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Chelsea 4 Norwich 1 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Chelsea entered this game unbeaten in this year's Premier League and off the back of two very different but nonetheless equally impressive wins against Arsenal and FC Nordjsælland. Chris Hughton has had a rather troubled start to his Norwich career, failing to pick up a win in any of his six Premier League games. Line ups The line ups here are largely as expected, the only change for Chelsea compared to the side who played Arsenal is that Lampard comes …
The Importance of Set Pieces | Stats Analysis

The Importance of Set Pieces | Stats Analysis

From crosses to counter attacks to set piece plays, there are countless ways for teams to score goals. But what could be a more direct and obvious way to score than from a dead ball situation? In this article, I would like to explore the significance of set piece plays from teams last season. How important were set piece plays in contributing to their goal tally and eventually, their standings in the league table? To start off, let us have …
Which Team Relies The Most On Their Strikers? | Stats Comparison

Which Team Relies The Most On Their Strikers? | Stats Comparison

With the 2012/2013 Premier League season kicking off in a matter of days and teams desperately searching for that striker who scores 20+ goals a season, we look at just what percentage of each teams goals are scored by their strikers. We have looked at what percentage of each teams overall goals were scored by their strikers last season and what percentage of their goals have been scored by their strikers in the last four seasons.  The headings in each …
Norwich City 2012-13 | Season Preview: Possession style football?

Norwich City 2012-13 | Season Preview: Possession style football?

Norwich City surprised many people last season by finishing in 12th position. Even the most optimistic fans wouldn't have expected that. However, life wasn't all rosy at Carrow Road after the season ended. Paul Lambert left for Aston Villa and Grant Holt handed in a transfer request. Two of the clubs' biggest assets rocked a boat that looked for all the world like it might start sinking. Fortunately, the doom and gloom lifted when Chris Hughton joined from Birmingham. Soon …
Arsenal vs Norwich: can Norwich exploit Arsenal's weaknesses?

Arsenal vs Norwich: can Norwich exploit Arsenal's weaknesses?

Norwich make their first trip to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, aiming to spring a surprise against an Arsenal team looking to secure Champions League qualification for next season. Arsenal had a very inconsistent start to their season, with the humiliating 8-2 reverse against Manchester United being the low point. However, they have recovered really well from an uncharacteristic number of defeats, and this resurgence in form has left the Gunners sitting 3rd in the Premier League with just two …
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