Premier League Unsung XI

Premier League Unsung XI

Traditionally forwards grab the headlines, and combustible suave midfielders in the vein of Gerrard or Scholes or Giggs are the second tier of popularity amongst fans. However there has been a huge wave of "Unsung Heroes" contributing to their teams Premier League success this year. I've made an XI with a player from all 20 clubs (with an extended Subs bench of 9 players). Manager wise I have opted for Mauricio Pochettino, pretty unsung, under the radar for his 18 …
Newcastle vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Newcastle vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Newcastle United have begun the new season on a terrible note.  The Magpies currently sit at the bottom of the table with a meagre 3 draws in 8 games.  They welcome another struggling side Norwich on Sunday in what seems like a match of equals. Team News Newcastle United The Tyne side club's prospects of climbing out of e drop zone are being hampered by their growing injury list. The injury to Tim Krul means their first choice keeper has …
Southampton vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Southampton vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Southampton host Norwich City under difficult circumstances on Sunday, 30th August. A host of injuries coupled with another summer of losing crucial players has left this side restructuring itself. With the likes of Swansea, Leicester, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool to come, manager Ronald Koeman will be keen to build on his points tally in the next two games. On the other hand, Norwich, who many believe will be scraping for survival come the end of the season, have begun life …
Manchester City Vs Norwich City | Team News, Key Players & Stats

Manchester City Vs Norwich City | Team News, Key Players & Stats

Chris Hughton's Norwich City side faces a difficult away trip to the Etihad Stadium, with Manchester City losing just one at home in their last five, which was against Champions League winners Bayern Munich. Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City side have looked comfortable at home so far in their four home games at the Etihad, scoring 13 goals with just two goals conceded, beating Everton 3-1, Man Utd 4-1, Hull City 2-0 and Newcastle United 4-0 on the way. Norwich's away …
EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week | Premier League Match Day 12

EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week | Premier League Match Day 12

It's the end of another fascinating week in the Premier League and time for the EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week.   John Ruddy [Saves + Clean Sheet] Ruddy kept a clean sheet, making some important saves along the way. The 'keeper just had to be in the Team of the Week for shutting out a free-scoring Manchester United. Javier Garrido [Clean Sheet + Assist] Not his best performance, perhaps, as he was caught out of position a few times, but Garrido made …
England's Best Starting XI | Part 1: Defence | Opta Stats Analysis

England's Best Starting XI | Part 1: Defence | Opta Stats Analysis

With the European Championships in Ukraine and Poland only a few months away and England still without a manager it looks like a daunting task for whoever takes over from Fabio Capello. To make this task easier we have derived a way to help whoever takes over with their starting line ups for the competition. We have done this by comparing players for each position using Opta statistics from the 2011/2012 season up to and including the matches that took …
Norwich City 1-2 Arsenal | Match Report

Norwich City 1-2 Arsenal | Match Report

In the end it was a scoreline that Paul Lambert and his Norwich City squad can feel proud of.  With the knowledge that goal differential may very well hold the key to their ultimate survival in the English Premier League it remains vital that the Canaries bend where they are expected to break.  This match will ultimately prove to be less disappointing than the 3-2 defeat at Villa Park two weeks ago as Arsenal controlled the game from the outset.  …