Premier League Infographic: Can You Buy Success?

Premier League Infographic: Can You Buy Success?

EPL Index is proud to present TonyBet's infographic analysing the transfers of each ever-present top flight club over the past five seasons, by asking the question: can you buy success in the Premier League? The result is fascinating: by looking at the average net spend for each season and the average finishing position in the league, TonyBet discovered the best club in terms of value-for-money, and also the worst. The yearly average spend of the bottom three clubs in the …
Still Plenty of Hope for Queens Park Rangers

Still Plenty of Hope for Queens Park Rangers

Despite it still being early days in the new Premier League season, you could be forgiven for thinking Queens Park Rangers are a near certainty to be playing Championship football next term, as they hover dangerously above the drop zone with the worst goal difference in the league, minus 8 after only 4 games. They are a favourite with the bookies to take the plunge. It is clear they have serious problems to address, yet despite all of their issues, …
Should Rodgers build Liverpool's defence around Agger? | Stats Analysis

Should Rodgers build Liverpool's defence around Agger? | Stats Analysis

Liverpool's 2012-13 season was definitely one full of mixed feelings. The team played their first campaign under a new manager, who was trying to implement his footballing philosophy. A mixture of questionable transfers and confusion on the last day of the transfer window forced Rodgers, in his first season at Liverpool, to give the youngsters a chance, and although most of them (especially Raheem Sterling) were highly impressive, the lack of experience backfired as the Reds couldn't find consistency through …
Tottenham v Man Utd | Statistical Match Preview | Can Spurs do the Double?

Tottenham v Man Utd | Statistical Match Preview | Can Spurs do the Double?

Two out of the EPL’s top three in-form sides face each other on Sunday, as Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester United at White Hart Lane. Spurs will be looking for a remarkable “double” over United – something that hasn't happened since the 1989-1990 season – after their gritty 3-2 win back in September at Old Trafford. Sitting in 4th place and an overwhelming 15 points behind Sunday’s opponents, Manchester United, a title challenge is all but over for Spurs. But with …
Is Marco the Rolls-Reus that Moyes desires?

Is Marco the Rolls-Reus that Moyes desires?

Manchester United manager David Moyes has his eyes set firmly on Borussia Dortmund attacker Marco Reus. German international Reus has been scouted extensively by United scouts who have been told to find "world class players for every position". If United are to be successful with a bid for Reus they will need to smash their transfer record and could end up paying in excess of £40million pounds for the 24 year old. United do have money to spend after having …
Evans - A Steady Rise to Prominence?

Evans - A Steady Rise to Prominence?

Jonny Evans and Phil Jones are starting to show the fans that they are the future of this great football club. More noticeably, the former is a Manchester United academy product - one that we can gloat about. Every  football club has a player that surpasses or finally lives up to the expectations. In Jonny Evans, Manchester United has the former. A Manchester United youth graduate who has everything that a defender requires: two good feet, good awareness, commanding and …
Time for Phil Jones to Replace Rio Ferdinand | Stats Analysis

Time for Phil Jones to Replace Rio Ferdinand | Stats Analysis

There is an unfamiliar angst hanging in the air around Old Trafford as the Red Devils try to get used to life without Sir Alex Ferguson.  A period of transition was inevitable, for whoever stepped into the Scots' giant shadow, but that hasn't stopped new boss David Moyes from facing intense scrutiny.  With Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester City forming three of United's first five EPL fixtures, Moyes could have been forgiven for expecting a bit more patience while he tries …
Ferdinand withdraws from England squad | Last 3 Season's Stats

Ferdinand withdraws from England squad | Last 3 Season's Stats

Rio Ferdinand's much talked about return to the England squad has taken a dramatic twist, with the Manchester United centre-back pulling out of selection for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro. Ferdinand's decision was taken following a meeting between the defender and Roy Hodgson in London on Sunday evening, where Rio is said to have stressed his determination to represent his country once again. The Manchester United man also claimed that he wishes to be considered …
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