Why Sir Alex Would Be Crazy To Let Rooney Go | Contribution Stats

Why Sir Alex Would Be Crazy To Let Rooney Go | Contribution Stats

Goal Involvement | Which of the Top Goal Scorers are involved in most goals?

Goal Involvement | Which of the Top Goal Scorers are involved in most goals?

There have been some interesting statistics on Twitter of late about "Goals Involved" in. This is when you combine the goals and assists of a player and create a percentage over the team's total goals. It's an interesting statistic that can show a variety of attributes for teams and players. Firstly it can show how depended upon a player is by his team. The higher the goal involvement percentage the more the team has relied on the said player. It …
Possession Football: How Spanish success changed the Premier League (09/10)

Possession Football: How Spanish success changed the Premier League (09/10)

In this article, I will be moving on from the 2008/09 season (Part 1) to look for some similarities or trends. In the 2009/10 season there is a similar curve in the line of best fit, and teams that are relegated could be accused of being inefficient. However, there is the beginning of a change in place; the curve is less dramatic in the bottom half and there are anomalous results above the curve, as well as under it. Whereas in …
Swansea Vs Manchester United | Match Preview with Stats

Swansea Vs Manchester United | Match Preview with Stats

Sir Alex Ferguson will be arriving at The Liberty Stadium knowing that a tough 90 minutes lies ahead. Both teams possess free flowing passing abilities, with United boasting the highest pass success rate in the league – 87.4% and Swansea in third with 86.3%. Swansea have entered a slight sticky patch, losing their last 2 games, but before that they were in fine form, unbeaten in 4.  They will take comfort from the fact they are 5 points better off …
Premier League's Top Goal Scorers | Shots Per Goal Analysis

Premier League's Top Goal Scorers | Shots Per Goal Analysis

One of the favourite comparisons on the site is between strikers in the Premier League. One stat that we haven't yet implemented onto our Stats Centre, is the the Shots per Goal stat. This statistic shows how effective strikers are in the Premier League with the less shots per goal the better. The table below shows strikers with 5 goals or more so far in the Premier League and you are able to sort the columns below by clicking on …
EPL Players Of The Week | Man of The Match choices from Match Day 13

EPL Players Of The Week | Man of The Match choices from Match Day 13

Welcome to the Players of the Week for Match Day 13 (last weekend's matches). Please click on the page numbers below or use the easy navigation to find out who I've selected as the Man of the Match for your team! Sunderland 2 – 4 West Brom West Brom won their fourth game on the bounce to take themselves to within 4 points of top-spot. It has been the youthful bunch of James Morrison, Romelu Lukaku and Shane Long who …
Premier League Top Players So Far | Goals, Creativity & Final 3rd Passes

Premier League Top Players So Far | Goals, Creativity & Final 3rd Passes

We're almost a third of the way through this season and Manchester City find themselves on top for the first time this season. The worrying thing for everyone else is that they haven't even looked at their best. Manchester United haven't drawn a game yet and are going on excellent win streaks only to lost the odd game here or there and Chelsea have found their first bad patch under Roberto Di Matteo. This article will focus on which players …
The Curious Case of Javier Hernandez | Player stats analysis

The Curious Case of Javier Hernandez | Player stats analysis

Javier Hernández’s 2-goal man-of-the-match performance against Braga in the Champions League a few days ago was the perfect reminder to Sir Alex Ferguson that he should not be left out of the first team. Prior to the match, there were rumours of the Mexican being unsettled at United, where the arrival of Robin Van Persie and the eye-catching performances of Danny Welbeck have limited his first team opportunities. Since the performance against Braga provided such a timely indication of Hernández’s …
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