Which team creates & converts the most Clear Cut Chances? | Stats Analysis

Which team creates & converts the most Clear Cut Chances? | Stats Analysis

This article takes a look at which teams are creating the most clear-cut chances this season; which teams make the most of these chances; and which teams are the most reliant on clear-cut chances to score their goals. A clear-cut chance can be defined as a situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score, usually in a one-on-one situation, or from very close range.  It also includes penalties and is generally related to when a player has a …
Why Redknapp needs to find a striker for QPR | Stats Comparison

Why Redknapp needs to find a striker for QPR | Stats Comparison

With half of the transfer window period already gone, Harry Redknapp has flown all over in his desperate bid to beef up the imbalanced Queens Park Rangers squad he inherited from Mark Hughes. To no one’s surprise, players are hesitant to join the London club that is now slightly adrift at the bottom of the English Premier League with less than half the season to go. QPR fans are torn: should the club be buying established Premier League players (such …
Premier League Strugglers set for Dog Fight

Premier League Strugglers set for Dog Fight

With the Premier League fight for survival just past the halfway stage of the 2012/2013 campaign, history suggests that there is no hope for Reading, while it is a case of déjà vu for the likes of Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic. Relegation follows certain clubs around and avoiding it can feel like winning a trophy. That is the line QPR boss Harry Redknapp is spinning to potential new recruits, with quotes to that effect widely reported in the …
A review of final third passing data | Stats Analysis

A review of final third passing data | Stats Analysis

I wrote a few weeks ago about the correlation between goals and final third passing and I think it would be a good time to review the current data as we come to the end of the year. If you look at the table at the bottom of the page you will see that Man City have attempted the most final-third passes 3759(FTP) so far this season, have completed the most final-third passes (FTP C) and have the highest % …
The Dirtiest Teams In The Premier League | Stats Analysis

The Dirtiest Teams In The Premier League | Stats Analysis

Several teams in the Premier League have been branded as ‘dirty' teams over the years, but which teams actually deserve the title of 'dirtiest' this season? We take a look at which teams have committed the most fouls this season, as well as which teams have received the most yellow cards. We have also looked at which teams have committed the most fouls when out of possession and which teams have won the most fouls when in possession this season. …
How important is the time of the first goal? | Stats Analysis

How important is the time of the first goal? | Stats Analysis

I thought it would be interesting to review the games which took place on 29th and 30th of December, focussing on the time of the first goal. In six of these games the first goal was scored by the away side within the first 20 minutes; of the other four games, three of them saw a home goal within the first twenty. The odd one out was Sunderland v Spurs which ended 1-2, with the first goal scored By O'Shea …
Premier League Players of the Week | Man of The Match Stats: Matchday 17

Premier League Players of the Week | Man of The Match Stats: Matchday 17

Welcome to another week of Premier League Players of the Week for EPLIndex.com where I choose a man of the match from each of the nine matches last weekend and display the stats for the Man of the Match too. You can either use the page numbers at the bottom or the best way to navigate through is using the Quick Navigation links at the bottom of this page! Liverpool 1-3 Aston Villa A young and hungry Villa turned up …
Wigan v Arsenal | Match Preview & Stats

Wigan v Arsenal | Match Preview & Stats

Fresh from their second demolition of Reading in just two months, Arsenal travel to injury-hit Wigan in Saturday’s lunch time kick-off, who are without a win in four EPL games, with their last coming against...Reading. After the embarrassment of losing to Bradford in the Capital One Cup, Arsene Wenger was clearly delighted that his Arsenal side would be making the headlines for all the right reasons. Unsurprisingly, Reading were again exposed in a defence, which both you and I would …
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