Is Berahino the Right Fit for Liverpool? Compared to Liverpool Strikers

Is Berahino the Right Fit for Liverpool? Compared to Liverpool Strikers

We are already halfway through the January transfer window but so far none of the bigger clubs in the Premier League have made any seemingly big signings. Some clubs are in more desperate need of new players of course, and nowhere is this perhaps more obvious than last season’s runners-up, Liverpool. Since their sale of Luis Suarez in the summer to Barcelona and the subsequent injury to Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool have struggled up front with the disappointing efforts of Mario …
Lambert - Can He Succeed At Anfield? | Goals & Creativity Stats

Lambert - Can He Succeed At Anfield? | Goals & Creativity Stats

After a successful campaign last season, Liverpool have wasted no time in terms of their activity in the transfer market and seemingly want their deals done sooner rather than later. A whole host of names have been linked with the Merseyside club within the last few weeks and a bid has been made and accepted for lifelong Liverpool fan Rickie Lambert. This may come as a surprise to many people, especially Reds fans considering his age, but Brendan Rodgers may …
Southampton Vs Swansea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Southampton Vs Swansea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

In the Premier League’s early kick-off on Sunday afternoon, Mauricio Pochettino’s Southampton side will take on Michael Laudrup’s Swansea City at St. Mary’s. The Saints have been in good form so far this season, conceding only two goals and finding themselves in sixth place in the league table. Swansea, while suffering heavy defeats at home to Manchester United and Arsenal, have won their last two away games and could win a third in a row for the first time on …
West Bromwich Albion v Southampton Preview | Stats, Odds & Key players!

West Bromwich Albion v Southampton Preview | Stats, Odds & Key players!

The Premier League finally kicks off the new season on Saturday afternoon, and West Bromwich Albion start their campaign at home to second-season Southampton. The Baggies have had mixed results in recent years when they’ve started the league season at home. Last season they emphatically defeated Liverpool 3-0 and this set the club up for a good season, but in 2011 they lost 2-1 to Manchester United in what was to be manager Roy Hodgson’s last campaign before taking the …
Rickie Lambert | Deserved England Call Up? 12/13 Stats

Rickie Lambert | Deserved England Call Up? 12/13 Stats

With the Premier League season just round the corner, the England squad announcements will start to come thick and fast, and it’s safe to say the fans are losing faith with the England team and selection process. Every so often though a player from outside of England’s top elite sides is called up to the international squad - this time it's Rickie Lambert's turn. As a player who has played the majority of his career in the lower reaches of …
Feeding off scraps? | Striker Stats Analysis from bottom 5 clubs

Feeding off scraps? | Striker Stats Analysis from bottom 5 clubs

Having looked at the top scoring strikers in the league in my previous post on the race for the golden boot, I now turn my attention to shooting statistics for the leading target men at teams in the bottom half of the table.  Players for these teams often ply their trade as lone strikers, with less than average support from midfield.  As a result, the pressure on them to score every gilt-edged chance is high since every goal is precious for their club's …