Everton v City Stats | The decisive match-ups

Everton v City Stats | The decisive match-ups

Given their recent history in games at Goodison Park, perhaps it was not a huge surprise that Manchester City fell to defeat on Tuesday. The defeat signalled City’s fourth (in all competitions) in the month of January as they saw Manchester United draw level on points at the top of the Premier League. Yet it was as much the manner of the performance in defeat that led to much consternation in some quarters of City’s support; a growing belief forming …
Arsenal FC | Are Midfield Problems Exaggerated?

Arsenal FC | Are Midfield Problems Exaggerated?

Arsene Wenger, as expected, decided to not delve into the transfer market and replenish a squad that has appeared fatigued and out of sorts in recent weeks. The 0-0 draw with Bolton mid-week highlighted the areas of the squad that many fans have been calling for Wenger to strengthen. Lack of depth in the wings and up front has become very noticeable as the first team have struggled to break down teams and there is no one on the bench …
Premier League Goal Scoring Patterns

Premier League Goal Scoring Patterns

Our statistical expert Ford Bohrmann analyses Premier League goal scoring patterns by looking at which areas of the goal teams score in. The article focuses on every Premier League side and then also covers their conversion percentages with the use of graphics. The original idea for this post came from a question from one of the readers of my blog. He was curious to know if there were any patterns to where clubs score in the plane of the goal. …
Everton | Who Replaces Arteta Best?

Everton | Who Replaces Arteta Best?

Since parting ways with Mikel Arteta, Goodison Park's chief creative threat for several years, Everton have struggled to find a player capable of replicating his high level of production. This season, the Spaniard's absence has clearly hampered elements of the Toffees' arsenal, with many attacking statistics on the decline. As is emphasised above, despite their recent upturn in form, the Toffees' creative nous has wavered. What has helped negate these attacking deficiencies and kept David Moyes' side competing  in games this season has …
Mata & Sturridge Stats | Chelsea Stars

Mata & Sturridge Stats | Chelsea Stars

During this season there haven’t been many positives, we’ve looked lacklustre, inconsistent and a lot of the time just plain poor. Games against Arsenal and Aston Villa at home have typified this. However, there are bright sparks, two main bright sparks. Juan Mata and Daniel Sturridge have flanked either Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba this season and both have seemed to flourish. [caption id="attachment_10139" align="aligncenter" width="650" caption="Mata - Sturridge"][/caption] As we can see from the image above, both of the …
Thierry Henry | Arsenal Opta Stats 11/12

Thierry Henry | Arsenal Opta Stats 11/12

When it was announced that a certain Thierry Henry was to return to Arsenal on a two-month loan deal, a slight doubt lingered even with the general excitement amongst Arsenal fans. For you see, this was not the footballing juggernaught who left the club in 2007 in search of filling the one gap- a Champions League medal- in his impecable trophy cabinate. This was an aging 34-year-old, void of the blistering pace which struck fear in Premier league defenders all …
Aston Villa So Far | 11/12 Review | Stats

Aston Villa So Far | 11/12 Review | Stats

Aston Villa now face a testing end of season run-in with 13 games left of the season.  There has been more talk this season following the appointment of ex-Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish in June 2011. Following Alex McLeish’s appointment a small section of Villa fans protested against the decision but fan were urged to give him a chance to prove himself. The first third of the season was a real chance to hit the ground running and they were …
Norwich Tinkerman Lambert | Opta Stats

Norwich Tinkerman Lambert | Opta Stats

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